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Clay and Preston have each grown their own one-person businesses to something much bigger and now they offer weekly coaching calls with freelancers ready to do the same. Your weekly dose of real-world, practical, actionable advice to take your service-based business to the next level—with occasional surprise guest experts or deep dives on must-have skills for success. New shows every Thursday.

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    • 4.5 • 59 Ratings

Clay and Preston have each grown their own one-person businesses to something much bigger and now they offer weekly coaching calls with freelancers ready to do the same. Your weekly dose of real-world, practical, actionable advice to take your service-based business to the next level—with occasional surprise guest experts or deep dives on must-have skills for success. New shows every Thursday.

    Charge Like a Founder—Not an Employee

    Charge Like a Founder—Not an Employee

    Today we have a coaching call with Joseph, a digital nomad working in Mexico. Joseph is building his Wordpress development company on the side of his day job with dreams of becoming a full-time entrepreneur.
    But there’s one major thing standing in Joseph’s way. As you’ll hear him explain during the show, Joseph is charging what he calls “employee” prices which just doesn’t give him enough cashflow to scale.
    Clay and I are up to the challenge as we spend the full second half of the episode tackling the question: how to do I raise my prices?
    Here’s a hint: it’s all about demand and value. If you don’t have those dialed in, you’ll never be able to raise your prices.
    If you’ve wanted to raise your rates for a long time, but were unsure how to do it, then this episode is for you.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    When You're Too Busy to Scale

    When You're Too Busy to Scale

    On today’s episode, we have a great conversation with Will Gibbons—a product rendering guru who works with huge brands like Pelaton, 3M, Vizio and more.
    After a year of working for himself, Will is facing perhaps one of the best problems you can ask for as a freelancer:
    He’s got too many client requests coming in and too much work that needs done.
    So in this episode, Clay and I walk him through a few hiring, scaling, and management tips to help him go from freelancer to agency without losing control of his business.
    We talk about pricing, sales, hiring, and lots more in a conversation you won’t want to miss.
    ATTENTION: We Need YOU!
    We're currently casting new guests for our upcoming season and we want to feature your business. Come on the show and we'll offer some free pro-level advice for scaling your service business. To join us on the air, click here.
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    Talkspace: Feeling better starts with a single message


    Canva: Templates for absolutely anything


    ButcherBox: Get our meat delivered, for free, right to your door.


    Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence.


    Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs.


    SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs.


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    This show is a part of the Podglomerate, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter.
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    • 56 min
    Crushing it with Cold Outreach

    Crushing it with Cold Outreach

    On today’s episode, we have a coaching call with Mohcine who’s building a facebook ads business from Morrocco.
    Mohcine has had some great success getting jobs on Upwork, but he’s ready to diversify his marketing and has decided to go with cold outreach for starters.
    Clay and I give Mohcine enough great advice to fill 3 pages with notes about cold pitching to grow your business.
    ATTENTION: We Need YOU!
    We're currently casting new guests for our upcoming season and we want to feature your business. Come on the show and we'll offer some free pro-level advice for scaling your service business. To join us on the air, click here.
    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.
    Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:


    Vidyard - Leverage the power of video to scale your business.


    Milk&Bull - save 20% off your first design contract when you mention this podcast.


    Creative Elements - tells the stories of how your favorite creators broke through.


    Indeed - If you’re hiring, you need Indeed.


    Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence.


    Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs.


    SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs.


    Blinkist - Acquire knowledge from top non-fiction and podcasts, so you can learn anytime, anywhere.


    Talkspace: Feeling better starts with a single message


    Canva: Templates for absolutely anything


    Creative Elements - tells the stories of how your favorite creators broke through.


    More Recommended Listening:
    This show is a part of the Podglomerate, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter.
    We suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows about entrepreneurship, business, and creativity such as Rocketship.fm and Creative Elements.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 52 min
    If We Had to Start Over from Scratch...

    If We Had to Start Over from Scratch...

    Today, I (Preston) got a text from Clay. "I just let my entire team go." It took me completely by surprise, but also got me thinking about what it would take to start all over.
    On today’s episode, Clay and I answer the question: “what would we do differently if we had to start freelancing from scratch today?”
    We think you'll be pleasantly surprised by some of what we share. Have a listen.
    ATTENTION: We Need YOU!
    We're currently casting new guests for our upcoming season and we want to feature your business. Come on the show and we'll offer some free pro-level advice for scaling your service business. To join us on the air, click here.
    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.
    Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:


    Vidyard - Leverage the power of video to scale your business.


    Blinkist — Acquire knowledge from top non-fiction and podcasts, so you can learn anytime, anywhere.


    Milk&Bull - save 20% off your first design contract when you mention this podcast.


    Creative Elements - tells the stories of how your favorite creators broke through.


    Indeed - If you’re hiring, you need Indeed.


    Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence.


    Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs.


    SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs.


    Canva: Templates for absolutely anything


    Talkspace: Feeling better starts with a single message


    ButcherBox: Get our meat delivered, for free, right to your door.


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    Links mentioned in the show:

    Joe's website: https://jpda.co


    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-babi-seo/


    IG: https://www.instagram.com/jpda_seo/


    FB: https://www.facebook.com/JPDADetroit



    More Recommended Listening:
    This show is a part of the Podglomerate, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter.
    We suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows about entrepreneurship, business, and creativity such as Rocketship.fm and Creative Elements.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 53 min
    Getting Clients to Trust Your Team

    Getting Clients to Trust Your Team

    On today’s show, we’re joined by Chad who’s working on building his agency in Utah, USA. Chad works with clients all over the world. They hire him because they like and trust him. 
    But now, Chad is beginning to hire some freelancers to help get the work done in his business and he's wondering: how can I get my clients to trust my team?
    Building trust in your team can help take some work off your shoulders and free you up to continue growing your business. But transferring trust can be fragile and difficult at times.
    We’ll share our best advice plus some great additional tips from Chad at the end of the show.
    ATTENTION: We Need YOU!
    We're currently casting new guests for our upcoming season and we want to feature your business. Come on the show and we'll offer some free pro-level advice for scaling your service business. To join us on the air, click here.
    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.
    Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:


    Vidyard - Leverage the power of video to scale your business.


    Milk&Bull - save 20% off your first design contract when you mention this podcast.


    Creative Elements - tells the stories of how your favorite creators broke through.


    Indeed - If you’re hiring, you need Indeed.


    Canva: Templates for absolutely anything


    Talkspace: Feeling better starts with a single message


    Creative Elements - tells the stories of how your favorite creators broke through.


    Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence.


    Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs.


    SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs.


    More Recommended Listening:
    This show is a part of the Podglomerate, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter.
    We suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows about entrepreneurship, business, and creativity such as Rocketship.fm and Creative Elements.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 54 min
    Filling Your Lead Generation Gap

    Filling Your Lead Generation Gap

    On today’s show, we chat with Kendrick who is building a video production agency in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. 
    Kendrick’s a talented videographer with a highly-skilled team, but he’s feeling stuck when it comes to building a process to generate new business on a regular business.
    Kendrick and his former partner went their separate ways recently, leaving Kendrick without someone to handle all the business development full-time.
    So Clay and I walk him through a few options for filling in the lead generation gap.
    ATTENTION: We Need YOU!
    We're currently casting new guests for our upcoming season and we want to feature your business. Come on the show and we'll offer some free pro-level advice for scaling your service business. To join us on the air, click here.
    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.
    Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:


    Vidyard - Leverage the power of video to scale your business.


    Milk&Bull - save 20% off your first design contract when you mention this podcast.


    Issuu - Start converting, creating, sharing and embedding better content today with Issuu. Use promo code: FREELANCE


    Talkspace: Feeling better starts with a single message


    Canva: Templates for absolutely anything


    Creative Elements - tells the stories of how your favorite creators broke through.


    Indeed - If you’re hiring, you need Indeed.


    Justworks - Manage your remote team and run your business with confidence.


    Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs.


    SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs.


    Links mentioned in the show:

    Joe's website: https://jpda.co


    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-babi-seo/


    IG: https://www.instagram.com/jpda_seo/


    FB: https://www.facebook.com/JPDADetroit



    More Recommended Listening:
    This show is a part of the Podglomerate, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter.
    We suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows about entrepreneurship, business, and creativity such as Rocketship.fm and Creative Elements.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

Keeganl ,

Insightful, Entertaining and Epically awesome guys!

Freelance to founder has been a regular on my list of podcasts for a long time now.

Recently I was able to join Clay and Preston on an episode and to say the advice was gold would be an understatement.

These two guys get it! If you want to scale a freelance business and become a founder, you HAVE to subscribe and put this podcast in your regular rotation!

Gotchayeah ,

Way too many ads..

This is an good show but what ruins it is having three ad breaks that go on for two minutes each

karllhughes ,

Actionable tips and lots of variety

I love hearing first hand stories from everyday freelancer/founders like me, so I was jazzed to find Freelance to Founder. They do a great job doling out actionable advice to each guest and it’s been incredibly encouraging to hear others in similar positions as I am. The hosts are also very encouraging and fun without being annoying.

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