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Narrative stories of freelancers & solopreneurs who have scaled their business to be something much bigger than themselves. Hosted by Brandon Hull. Featuring the enlightening & entertaining stories of Mixergy founder Andrew Warner, Bell + Ivy founder Cynthia Johnson, SeanWes founder Sean McCabe, The Futur founder Chris Do, 'Click it up a Notch' founder Courtney Slazinik, ConvertKit founder Nathan Barry, Double Your Freelancing founder Brennan Dunn, and lots more. Heartily endorsed by Michael Sacca, Host of Rocketship.fm; Nick Loper, host of The Side Hustle Show; and author & podcaster Paul Jarvis.
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This is episode number 50 of freelancetofounder and today you’re going to hear about Allie Smith, solopreneur, expert copywriter and founder of Creative Gangsters.  If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us an honest rating on iTunes. Allie helps multiple 6 and 7 figure entrepreneurs connect with their ideal client, motivate them to take action, and sell more of their products and services. She has built multiple influential Instagram accounts in a wide variety of niches - and have consulted with entrepreneurs on their copywriting, messaging, and visuals for the last 5 years. You will love this episode if you can relate to any of the following situations:You were once in a corporate role and felt stifled.You were once in a corporate role and felt like you had numerous additional talents that weren't being put to use.You've got multiple interests; not just 'one thing,' even if you HAVE jumped out on your own already.You wonder if gaining more confidence in who you are and what you can do could turn things around within as short a time as one year. You're going to hear how Allie Smith turned those 4 things into a creative lifestyle that brings her well into the 6 figures but also includes multiple revenue streams.We caught up with her in the middle of her typical busy routine at a co-working facility in Boise, Idaho. Complete show notes for this episode can be found on Millo.coThanks to our Sponsors for supporting this episode Wix: Over 150 million people use Wix for their website, choose from over 500 stunning templates or start from scratch and create a professional website. Click here to get 10% Off Your Wix Premium Plan Limited time offer––enter the code WIXPROMO at checkout.Subscribe for new episodes at freelancetofounder.com. This podcast is a production of Millo. Recently from the Millo Blog:'11 Sites like Upwork for freelancers who need clients fast'.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In today’s episode, we feature the story of Tiila Abbitt - CEO and founder of AetherBeauty.If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us an honest rating on iTunes.Tiila is in her first year of starting her own beauty brand, Aether Beauty, having served for years as an expert product developer at Sephora, the American beauty retailer. Despite a great income and a great role in driving the company’s sustainability initiatives, Tiila needed to do her own thing - to build an entirely ‘sustainable beauty brand’ - which to this point hasn’t really existed in the market. Today, it’s a one-woman brand, but you’re going to astounded to hear how much she’s doing in revenue as well as what she’s had to do to get to that point, along with her full backstory. Complete show notes for this episode can be found on Millo.coThank you to our Sponsors for supporting this episodeWix: Over 150 million people use Wix for their website, choose from over 500 stunning templates or start from scratch and create a professional website. Click here to get 10% Off Your Wix Premium Plan Limited time offer––enter the code WIXPROMO at checkout.LinkedIn Jobs: Reach candidates you can't find anywhere else. Get your job in front of LinkedIn members who are active on our network, engaged in their careers, and open to new opportunities. Hurry on over to LinkedIn.com/Freelance and get $50 off your first job post. Subscribe for new episodes at freelancetofounder.com.This podcast is a production of Millo.Recently from the Millo Blog:'How to start a blog and make money in less than 24 hours'.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to a brand new season of Freelance to Founder and a new era for the show where we embrace a new, more casual and long-form approach to sharing our founder stories. In today’s episode, we feature the story of Matt Johnson - founder of PursuingResults. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us an honest rating on iTunes.Complete show notes for this episode can be found on Millo.coMatt is proving that even the most upstart industries can lead to multiple six-figures in revenue in short order. He runs a service business, a turn-key podcast marketing solution, that helps experts in whatever industry, start their own podcast, build an authoritative presence and a devoted following online. His team helps him manage every aspect of producing podcasts for his customers.Matt and his team have been able to create a clearly-defined service designed to meet a particular need with minimal customization.You'll hear Matt talk about how his career got started, his initial work in real-estate and how he learned to apply streetsmart sales and marketing skills to grow and scale his business. You’ll learn how he’s gone about finding clients, hiring virtual support staff, and how he focuses his personal efforts for maximum impact...all great lessons for freelancers and founders outside of the world of podcasting. It’s a series of great insights on how Matt takes advantage of a new market i.e. by acting fast and scaling quickly towards business success.Subscribe for new episodes at freelancetofounder.com.This podcast is a production of Millo.Recently from the Blog:51 Best business books for thriving at freelancing & solopreneurshipLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This episode tells the story of Sean McCabe, founder of seanwes. Sean freelanced as a hand-lettering specialist, but ultimately turned the lessons he learned from that niche into a successful 7-figure online business. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us an honest rating on iTunes.Complete shownotes for this episode can be found on Millo.coSubscribe for new episodes at http://freelancetofounder.com.Thank you to our Sponsors for supporting this episode- Gusto: Making payroll, benefits, and HR easy for small businesses - just like yours. Sign up hereto get 3 months completely free when you run your first payroll.- BlockStack: Take back your digital rights. Try a new generation of apps that put you in control. Private, secure, and you own your data. Always. Visit blockstack.org/FTF to learn more and see real stories of developers and entrepreneurs using Blockstack to make a difference. - Pactly is the first easily accessible AI based contract review tool aimed to help freelancers and small businesses understand contracts better and faster. Visit pac.sg/FTF  to use Pactly completely free forever. When you’re ready to upgrade, use FTF30OFF to save 30% on any paid plan.- LinkedIn Jobs: Reach candidates you can't find anywhere else. Get your job in front of LinkedIn members who are active on our network, engaged in their careers, and open to new opportunities. Hurry on over to LinkedIn.com/Freelance and get $50 off your first job post. This podcast is a product of Millo. Recently from the Blog: 'How to start a blog and make money in less than 24 hours'.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A great story of a military wife. An extremely busy and motivated wife and mother who decided to mix her two passions - education and photography - into a highly successful business that she can run, and needs to run from anywhere. Complete shownotes for this episode can be found on Millo.co This is the story of Courtney Slazinik, founder of clickitupanotch.com - from 3rd-grade teacher to six-figure photography blogger   The first half of the show, you’ll get to know her and how she came to realize how she should invest her pursuits as an entrepreneur.  Then in the second half of the show, you’ll learn what steps she took, in a very specific tactical way, to grow her business to be bigger than herself - and her expectations.Subscribe for new episodes at http://freelancetofounder.com.Thank you to our Sponsors for supporting this episode- Gusto: Making payroll, benefits, and HR easy for small businesses - just like yours. Sign up here to get 3 months completely free when you run your first payroll.- Hover: Every great idea deserves a great domain name. With literally hundreds of extensions to choose from, Hover focuses on helping you register a domain which can then be connected to virtually any web host you choose. Go to hover.com/FTF to save 10% on your first domain. If you enjoyed the show, please leave us an honest rating on iTunes. This podcast is a product of Millo. For actionable tips and insights, you can try reading: 'How to start a blog and make money in less than 24 hours'.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this final episode of season 6, we feature the story of  Shannon Dejong - an Entrepreneur, artist, speaker, and CEO of boutique agency House of Who.Years ago, she thought she’d be an actor on a stage or writing poetry for a living. The first part of that is definitely true today as she does periodically get on stage as an actor and she’s added the title of CEO to her CV as well. She brings 7 team members along as she leads House of Who, a creative agency in the San Francisco Bay Area and is close to hitting the 7-figure mark in revenue for the first time this year. Shannon takes us through her journey from a freelancer to a CEO running her agency working with clients including Google, eBay, Yahoo, Intel, HP, Disney, Microsoft and more. This episode also takes a deeper look at how some founders think intensely about their work as an art - and how that can lead to greater clarity about the work itself. And you’ll get plenty of practical advice as well. Also, tune in to catch a very important announcement about the future of ‘Freelance to Founder’ podcast. Subscribe for new episodes at http://freelancetofounder.com.Thank you to our Sponsors for supporting this episode- Gusto: Making payroll, benefits, and HR easy for small businesses - just like yours. Sign up hereto get 3 months completely free when you run your first payroll.- BlockStack: Take back your digital rights. Try a new generation of apps that put you in control. Private, secure, and you own your data. Always. Visit blockstack.org/FTF to learn more and see real stories of developers and entrepreneurs using Blockstack to make a difference. - Hover: Every great idea deserves a great domain name. With literally hundreds of extensions to choose from, Hover focuses on helping you register a domain which can then be connected to virtually any web host you choose. Go to hover.com/FTF to save 10% on your first domain. If you enjoyed the show, please leave us an honest rating on iTunes.Freelance to Founder is a production of Millo—you can learn more at Millo.co.For more actionable content directly from the blog, next, try reading: 'How to Start a Blog and Make Money'.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We interview Brian Casel: entrepreneur, product designer, writer, trainer at flagship training program Productize, host of ProductizePodcast and Founder of AudienceOps, a done-for-you content marketing service.Brian Casel has an expert entrepreneur's eye for turning products into services and vice versa. He runs Audience Ops, a productized service that offers all aspects of content creation for companies. Before that, he ran Restaurant Engine — a niche WordPress site provider, where he really honed many of the processes his business still uses todayIn this wisdom-packed episode, you'll hear Brian talk to us about transitioning from productized services to a SaaS model business generating over $500K/year. He also discusses what AudienceOps was like 6 months into development, touches on team management and how he handles developing a new product while supporting an existing one.Subscribe for new episodes at http://freelancetofounder.com.Thank you to our Sponsors for supporting this episode- Gusto: Making payroll, benefits, and HR easy for small businesses - just like yours. Sign up here to get 3 months completely free when you run your first payroll. - BlockStack: Take back your digital rights. Try a new generation of apps that put you in control. Private, secure, and you own your data. Always. Visit blockstack.org/FTF to learn more and see real stories of developers and entrepreneurs using Blockstack to make a difference. - Pactly is the first easily accessible AI based contract review tool aimed to help freelancers and small businesses understand contracts better and faster. Visit pac.sg/FTF  to use Pactly completely free forever. When you’re ready to upgrade, use FTF30OFF to save 30% on any paid plan.- LinkedIn Jobs: Reach candidates you can't find anywhere else. Get your job in front of LinkedIn members who are active on our network, engaged in their careers, and open to new opportunities. Hurry on over to LinkedIn.com/Freelance and get $50 off your first job post. If you enjoyed the show, please leave us an honest rating on iTunes.Freelance to Founder is a production of Millo—you can learn more at Millo.co. For more actionable content directly from the blog, next, try reading: 'How to Start a Blog and Make Money'.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In today’s episode, we’re in New York City to join Pamela Capalad, a certified financial planner who’s blended her expertise in financial planning with her passion for educating and serving people of color, while leading a hip-hop-based financial education for children as well. You’ll hear how Pamela Capalad grew her business beyond $300,000 per year in short order, with a deeply satisfying ‘Brunch and Budget’ business that gives back to under-represented communities through financial education. Pamela shares the details on her career path, how she ended up in financial planning and why brunch plays such a big part in her practice. She also give us her insights on the process of creating her own financial planning firm - Brunch & Budget - after noticing many of her colleagues were socializing with her to ask questions about budgeting, credit card debt and 401(k)s. But she didn’t stop there, she also runs the group financial coaching business, See Change Financial, and Pockets Change, the educational literacy program for children.If you’re new to the industry or considering financial planning at any level, Pam’s story and experience will leave you inspired and help you see your own business in a whole new and creative way. Subscribe for new episodes at http://freelancetofounder.com.Sponsors- Gusto: Making payroll, benefits, and HR easy for small businesses - just like yours. Sign up here to get 3 months completely free when you run your first payroll. - Pactly is the first easily accessible AI based contract review tool aimed to help freelancers and small businesses understand contracts better and faster. Visit pac.sg/FTF  to use Pactly completely free forever. When you’re ready to upgrade, use FTF30OFF to save 30% on any paid plan.- Hover: Every great idea deserves a great domain name. With literally hundreds of extensions to choose from, Hover focuses on helping you register a domain which can then be connected to virtually any webhost you choose. Go to hover.com/FTF to save 10% on your first domain. - BlockStack: Take back your digital rights. Try a new generation of apps that put you in control. Private, secure, and you own your data. Always. Visit blockstack.org/FTF to learn more and see real stories of developers and entrepreneurs using Blockstack to make a difference. If you enjoyed the show, please leave us an honest rating on iTunes.Freelance to Founder is a production of Millo—you can learn more at Millo.co. For more actionable content directly from the blog, next, try reading: 'How to Start a Blog and Make Money'.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
When grown-ups used to ask Susie Bulloch what she would be when she grew up, she didn’t stand a chance of guessing correctly.That’s because, as Susie puts it in our most recent episode of Freelance to Founder, “The business we’re in didn’t even existwhen we were kids…this just wasn’t a career path.”Today, Susie and her husband Todd run a blog and brand for barbecue and grilling enthusiasts. Their company, HeyGrillHey, hit multiple six figures last year and is on track to surpass seven figures this year.In this episode, we’ll learn more about how Susie Bulloch kicked off what has become a major shift for the Bulloch family, financially.Susie Bulloch was a freelance food writer with one major client in particular – that she did extensive work for. Todd, her husband, worked as a controller for a local health clinic, earning a great income.But after being let-go from her freelancing gig, she started her own food blog with a hyper specific audience in mind.Now years later, Susie, a two-time Guinness World Record-holding griller, has her sights on her very own Food Network show. You’ll love learning from Susie and Todd’s adventure on today’s episode.This is the story of Susie Bulloch, accomplished BBQ and Grilling recipe creator, food blogger, video creator and owner of Hey Grill Hey. Subscribe for new episodes at http://freelancetofounder.com.Sponsors- Gusto: Making payroll, benefits, and HR easy for small businesses - just like yours. Sign up here to get 3 months completely free when you run your first payroll. - Pactly is the first easily accessible AI based contract review tool aimed to help freelancers and small businesses understand contracts better and faster. Visit pac.sg/FTF  to use Pactly completely free forever. When you’re ready to upgrade, use FTF30OFF to save 30% on any paid plan.- LinkedIn Jobs: Reach candidates you can't find anywhere else. Get your job in front of LinkedIn members who are active on our network, engaged in their careers, and open to new opportunities. Hurry on over to LinkedIn.com/Freelance and get $50 off your first job post. If you enjoyed the show, please leave us an honest rating on iTunes.Freelance to Founder is a production of Millo—you can learn more at Millo.co. If you’d like to apply what you’ve learned in today’s episode, get started with our checklist and tutorial: 'How to Start a Blog and Make Money'.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This episode, we tell the inspiring story of Courtney Brown—a solopreneur who, in the height of the mommy blog craze, decided blogging wasn't for her and built a mult-million dollar fashion business instead.Subscribe for new episodes at http://freelancetofounder.com.SponsorsGusto: Making payroll, benefits, and HR easy for small businesses - just like yours. Sign up here to get 3 months completely free when you run your first payroll. If you enjoyed the show, please leave us an honest rating on iTunes.Freelance to Founder is a production of Millo—you can learn more at Millo.co. As mentioned in the show: Successful freelancing starts by finding the right kinds of clients. Here's our list of the best freelance jobs sites to get you started.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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mitchelle moras

music is too loud

May 2nd
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Robert Stanley

Just listened to my first 3 episodes. Very good content. Music levels too loud and distracting. I look forward to more shows.

May 1st
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Marge Phelps

Love the format and brezzy conversational style. Would not be listening, though. unless I was getting useful information,which I am. Kudos

Mar 30th
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Ann Hood

need to fade the music out while talking

Mar 24th
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Vicki Wineland

the music is too loud

Mar 5th
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Austin Peek

If you're looking for more stories of Freelancers becoming Founders then check out the Millionaire Interviews Podcast. Awesome stories being told by awesome entrepreneurs! 😉

Feb 19th
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li hua

Austin Peek 饕餮

Mar 3rd
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