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If you're ready to blow past the "time for money" trap most freelancers are stuck in, then listen in on Freelance to Founder. Co-hosts Clay and Preston have both scaled their freelance business into successful teams & companies. Now, they offer these free coaching calls with freelancers ready to do the same. Each episode is a 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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    • 4.6 • 63 Ratings

If you're ready to blow past the "time for money" trap most freelancers are stuck in, then listen in on Freelance to Founder. Co-hosts Clay and Preston have both scaled their freelance business into successful teams & companies. Now, they offer these free coaching calls with freelancers ready to do the same. Each episode is a 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.

    [SHORT] Does Niching Down Waste My Skills?

    [SHORT] Does Niching Down Waste My Skills?

    You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you.
    To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode.

    In today's SHORT, we'll answer a question that comes from our YouTube channel.
    Lupin says, "We understand the riches are in the niches however, many of us have multiple skills and feel it is wasted when it comes to niching down.
    How can I capitalize from all my skills and experience?"
    This episode aired originally on June 07, 2022.

    Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com
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    • 13 min
    Should you tell your boss about your business?

    Should you tell your boss about your business?

    If you’re working as a side-hustler, this can be a tricky situation. It’s where today’s guest Berna finds herself. After working on a side-project for a while, she’s ready to promote it, but isn’t sure how to get the word out without upsetting her boss.
    So Clay and I walk her through our own experiences—including my experience of side-hustling for over 8 years.
    Plus, we talk a ton about the importance of getting your first sales before you worry about more “down the road” questions too.
    PS: Get featured in an upcoming FTF SHORT! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question. 
    Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:


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    On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things.


    LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster.


    Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses


    Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs.


    SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs


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    • 56 min
    [SHORT] When Sub-Contractors Don't Deliver

    [SHORT] When Sub-Contractors Don't Deliver

    You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you.
    To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode.

    Today’s question comes from our free Mastermind group on Facebook.
    John-Luke Ward asks: How do you deal with freelancers that don't deliver as agreed?
    This SHORT aired originally on April 19, 2022.

    Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com
    Support our Episode Sponsors:


    On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things.


    LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster.


    Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses


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


    Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs.


    SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs


    Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 13 min
    Getting Clients to Treat You Like an Agency

    Getting Clients to Treat You Like an Agency

    On today’s show, I’m joined by a good friend of mine, Chelsea Baldwin as a special guest coach. Together, we coach Australian freelancer-turned-agency-builder Caroline.
    She has built up a nice freelance business and has begun to work with subcontractors to begin scaling her business.
    But she’s realizing it’s harder to transition from solo freelancer to full-on agency than she initially expected. Chelsea and I coach her on two critical tasks:
    How to get her clients to start treating her like an agency—instead of a freelancer. And how to get the word out about her new agency and start bringing in fresh clients even if she doesn’t feel quite ready.
    We wrap up the episode with some really strong advice from Chelsea on getting new clients with Linkedin. Join us on this jam-packed episode.
    This episode aired originally on October 22, 2020.
    PS: Get featured in an upcoming FTF SHORT! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question. 
    Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:


    Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place.


    On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things.


    LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster.


    Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses


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


    Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs.


    SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs


    Get your own on-air coaching call
    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.
    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.
    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
    [SHORT] How do I find product/market fit?

    [SHORT] How do I find product/market fit?

    You're listening to our brand-new Freelance to Founder SHORTS, 5-10 minute episodes answering one (or two) questions from listeners like you.
    To submit your question, visit FreelanceToFounder.com/ASK and we'll feature you on an upcoming episode.
    On today's show, Chase calls in with a question: What's a good "gut check" or "litmus test" for finding the perfect product/market fit?
    This episode aired originally on April 5, 2021.
    Listen to our full-length coaching calls: http://freelancetofounder.com
    Support our Episode Sponsors:


    On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things.


    Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses


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


    Business Brain - The Entrepreneurs' Podcast


    Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs.


    SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs


    Freelance to Founder is made in partnership between Millo, Dripify, and The Podglomerate.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 14 min
    The Power of Personal Brand

    The Power of Personal Brand

    On today’s episode, we have a coaching call with Denise, a freelancer from South Carolina, USA. 
    Denise works in higher education and is happy with the way her freelance business is going. But after finding some early success in e-learning thanks to Covid and other factors, Denis is ready to branch out and grow other segments of her business.
    Throughout the call, we keep coming back to two critical themes: the importance of building your brand and the power of opportunity costs.
    If you want to build new revenue streams into your business but you’re not sure how to go about it without burning out or losing a handle on your current revenue streams, have a listen to this coaching call it’ll be just what you need.
    This episode aired originally on October 14, 2021.
    PS: Get featured in an upcoming FTF SHORT! Just visit http://freelancetofounder.com/ask and submit a question. 
    Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes:


    Hectic - Everything you need to start, manage, and grow your freelance business — in one place.


    On Deck - Meet other founders. Build great things.


    LinkedIn Jobs - Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster.


    Felix Gray - Best-in-class Blue Light Glasses


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


    Business Brain - The Entrepreneurs' Podcast


    Dripify - Premium learning platform for entrepreneurs.


    SolidGigs - Get more freelance jobs


    Get your own on-air coaching call
    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.
    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.
    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

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

dorothyholla ,

A new favorite for freelancers!

The secret is officially out: Freelancing is your way to build skills, run your own business, and give yourself the flexibility you deserve! Clay and Preston absolutely being the heat on this podcast!! Providing listeners with nuggets of information, tips, and insider advice on how to dive head-first into the world of freelancing!

Candicesmith ,

Legit guidance for Freelancers looking to elevate their game

I discovered this podcast a few weeks ago and couldn’t get enough…so much so that I signed up and just finished a coaching session with Preston and Clay.

Most Freelancer podcasts feel more about the host or their already ‘famous’ (in freelance circles) guests, and often just a rehash of stuff they’ve said many times.

Not only does this podcast break through that by featuring a relative newcomer (mostly) each episode, but the hosts are witty, engaging and most importantly, empathetic to their guests.

This is the first review I’ve ever taken the time to leave on a podcast, and even had to do so on my phone since I don’t have a Mac. If you’re looking for something refreshing that’ll give you actionable insights you should give this podcast a listen.

ddubyaisadime ,

Refreshingly Different

Freelance to Founder is THE treasure among a sea of business podcasts. The show set up is unique in that it features founder hopefuls who are in the midst of growing their businesses. The questions are real and the feedback is authentic and actionable. This is also one of the few podcasts that regularly features service providers. Preston and Clay are patient, seemingly sincere in their desire to help, and intentional in helping guests get to the root of the problem. 10/10 would recommend.

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