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Join freelancers-turned-entrepreneurs Preston & Clay for weekly on-the-air coaching calls with freelancers who are ready to scale their business to something bigger than just themselves. Your weekly dose of real-world, practical, actionable advice to take your freelancing to the next level—brought to you by two guys who have done it all before.

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    • 4.4, 41 Ratings

Join freelancers-turned-entrepreneurs Preston & Clay for weekly on-the-air coaching calls with freelancers who are ready to scale their business to something bigger than just themselves. Your weekly dose of real-world, practical, actionable advice to take your freelancing to the next level—brought to you by two guys who have done it all before.

    An Audience is Not a Business

    An Audience is Not a Business

    On this week’s episode, Clay and Preston have a heart-to-heart chat with Rodney Little, a UX/UI designer who wants to build an audience-first business.
    But Rodney, a side-hustler with a full-time job, has been kicking this idea around in his mind for a whopping five years—so in this episode, Clay and Preston call him out. They dive into what’s been holding him up and what it’s really going to look like to build an audience-first business.
    It’s a very personal conversation for Preston especially—since his business began when he started a small design blog—and this episode features some of Preston and Clay's best advice for starting and growing an audience-first business like a blog or a podcast.
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    • 40 min
    Do I Really Have to Be the CEO?

    Do I Really Have to Be the CEO?

    On today’s show, we talk with Spencer Blaiklok—a freelance animator who dreams of building something bigger.
    But, like most creatives, Spencer doesn’t want to give up the fun creative work in order to sit behind a desk or in meetings all day, hating his job.
    In this episode, Clay and I walk Spencer through a few different ways he can grow his business without having to become a typical CEO-type.
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    • 51 min
    5 Triggers to Raise Your Rates

    5 Triggers to Raise Your Rates

    In today’s episode, Clay and I talk all about freelance pricing: what to charge, and when to raise your rates. We explore two very different pricing models and reveal 5 triggers you should watch for to signal it’s time to raise your rates.
    If you’ve ever wondered if you’re leaving money on the table in your business or if you’re charging the right amount for the work you do, this episode is for you.
    To dig even deeper, here are a few more pricing resources from the Millo team:

    How to Gracefully Tell a Client You’re Raising Your Rates

    How to Write a Price Increase Letter to Your Clients

    How Much to Charge for a Logo


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    • 37 min
    Is Upwork Legit? + What You're Losing by Not Hiring

    Is Upwork Legit? + What You're Losing by Not Hiring

    On today’s show, we have a nice long chat with Carl Smith. He’s been an in-house web developer for the past 20 years, but at the end of 2018, Carl finally launched a small business of his own—L&L Web Consulting.
    Carl saw some early success on Upwork, but when one client who was taking up 50 hours of his work-week suddenly halted their project, Carl was left wondering if sites like Upwork were the best way to get web design clients.
    In the first half of today’s episode, we talk all about Upwork—should you be on it? Is it a good long-term strategy? And is it worth your time?
    Then we round out the show with a great conversation on hiring a marketing expert, When is the right time to hire? How can you find the right person? And ideas for what to do if you literally have no budget for hiring but desperately need help.
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    • 53 min
    Why You're Failing at "Finding a Niche"

    Why You're Failing at "Finding a Niche"

    On today’s episode, we sit down with Margaret Ryland, a brand and identity designer who started her own design business not very long ago.
    Margaret is working hard trying to figure out exactly what kind of client to target which has left her listening to and reading a lot of advice about finding your freelance niche.
    Advice to "find your niche" in business is not uncommon on the Internet—you’ve probably seen it yourself. We've even published our own articles about it.
    But Clay and I worry that Margaret is rushing into niching down a little too fast. So in today’s conversation, we dissect why “find your niche” really isn’t all it’s cracked up to be—and what freelancers should be doing instead.
    We also talk about demanding full creative control from clients, ditching proposals, listing prices on your website, weeding out high-maintenance clients and lots more.
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    • 43 min
    Building a Business vs. Creating Another Job

    Building a Business vs. Creating Another Job

    Too many freelancers never actually build a business that works for them. Instead, they just build another job for themselves—trading one annoying boss for a dozen high-maintenance clients. Eesh.
    In today's episode, we sit down with Bobby Macey, founder of Macey Media. After side-hustling through a series of frustrating lay-offs, Bobby finally decided to take matters into his own hands and start a content agency.
    He’s doing a lot of things right and his business is growing fast.
    But Bobby still finds himself doing a lot of the client work he books—leaving him with late nights on his laptop and a work-life balance that’s a bit uneven.
    In today’s show, Clay and I share what we’ve learned about work-life balance and help Bobby answer important questions about when to hire and who to hire to best scale his business and rescue some of his personal life.
    Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts:
    If you enjoy the show, can you do us a favor and leave us an honest rating and review on Apple Podcasts? We'll love you forever. Click here to leave a review.
    Be a guest on an upcoming episode:
    We'd love to feature your business and offer some free on-air advice for growing your business. To see if you're a good fit, click here.
    Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:
    Harpoon — The next-generation time-tracking tool helps you plan for a profitable future.
    Participate — Create a space for collaboration, communication and learning.
    SolidGigs — Get more freelance jobs.
    Dripify — Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs.
    Recently on the blog:
    Determining Who Gets a 1099-MISC Form and When it’s Due
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    • 56 min

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41 Ratings

41 Ratings

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One of my go-to podcasts

This podcast is one of my staples, and I’m glad there are so many episodes to listen to. I know that whatever interview I choose will be a good one. I always get at least one good takeaway.

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Inspiring!

Amazing what a single person with an idea can achieve. This is not just another business podcast, Brandon helps these solopreneurs bring their stories to life making them truly relatable. No matter where you’re at in your career, these stories will provide insight that will help you take it to the next level.

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Your music is annoying & too loud

Reduce your background music - I came to listen to your interview with Becca Courtice.

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