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Narrative interviews with 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 and podcaster Paul Jarvis.
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After his family immigrated to the U.S. from Vietnam, Chris Do never imagined his artistic interests could eventually propel him into a successful life-long career. Now, years later, he's an Emmy Award-winning designer growing an agency that works with some of the biggest companies in the world.  Now, after years of building his agency, Chris is building something new: *The Futur*. It's an educational platform for designers—and it's taking off. We'll be back very soon with season 6 of Freelance to Founder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mat Sherman doesn't do anything the "traditional" way. That includes building his business which centers around two primary products: Publoft and Gigloft. In this episode, you'll hear Mat's story including his college charitable efforts organizing an "undie run," his time with famed Angel investor Jason Calacanis, and the projects he's working on today to help more freelancers connect with quality clients.If you enjoy this episode, please leave us an honest rating on Apple Podcasts.Thank you to our Sponsors for supporting this episode:Wix - Design & develop custom websites for your clients in less time with the most innovative web design platform. Start Now.FreshBooks - Let FreshBooks follow-up with clients so you can focus your time on what matters most. Listeners of FTF can try Freshbooks completely free for 30 days—without even using a credit card. Simply visit Freshbooks.com/ftf.This podcast is a production of Millo. Latest from the Millo blog: 9 Passive Income Ideas for Designers Who Need More Cashflow in 2020Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Shane Snow has helped build Contently to a mid-eight-figure business. But the number he's most proud of? The $50 Million in freelance wages he's passed on to freelancers around the world over the last 7 years.That's because while Contently is a content marketing platform and service for huge companies like American Express o Pepsi, Shane and his company also connect these big brands with quality freelancers in order to extend their creative teams.It's a 9-year-long journey we sum up in an entertaining, actionable episode this week. If you enjoy this episode, please leave us an honest rating on Apple Podcasts.Thank you to our Sponsors for supporting this episode:Wix - Design & develop custom websites for your clients in less time with the most innovative web design platform. Start Now.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 production of Millo where our mission is to help you find the best freelance jobs you can.Latest from the Millo blog: How much to charge for a logo in 2019Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 Apple Podcasts.Complete show notes for this episode can be found on Millo.coAdd your voice to the showStarting next year, we want to add your voices to our conversations on Freelance to Founder. We're starting with an episode exploring the freelance marketplace, Fiverr.Have you used Fiverr to find freelance clients? Do you think Fiverr is a worthwhile place for freelancers to spend their time? Or do you think Fiverr should be completely shut down? There are 3 ways you can add your voice to an upcoming episode:Click to dial 1‪-706-99-VOICE and leave a short audio clip.Send a text to 1‪-706-998-6423‬ or tweet @milloteamSend an email to voices@freelancetofounder.comMore about today's guestMatt 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 street-smart 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 by acting fast and scaling quickly towards business success.Never miss an episodeSubscribe for new episodes at freelancetofounder.com.This podcast is a production of Millo.Recently from the Millo blog: How to Get Paid As a Freelancer in 2019 (Apps & Advice That Work)Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In today’s episode, we feature the story of Chris Do - founder of the branding agency Blind.If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us an honest rating on Apple Podcasts.Complete show notes for this interview with Chris Do can be found on our website.Add your voice to the showStarting next year, we want to add your voices to our conversations on Freelance to Founder. Soon, we'll be talking all about Search Engine Optimization as a way to generate client leads on autopilot.Have you tried to get new clients using organic search?What have you found rewarding or frustrating about search engine optimization?What are some of the biggest questions you still have about making search work for you?To add your voice to an upcoming episode:Dial 1‪-706-99-VOICE and leave a short audio clip.Send a text to 1‪-706-998-6423‬ or tweet @milloteamSend an email to voices@freelancetofounder.comMore about today's guestAfter his family immigrated to the U.S. from Vietnam, Chris Do never imagined his artistic interests could eventually propel him into a successful life-long career. Now, years later, he's an Emmy Award-winning designer growing an agency with millions in revenue.Never miss an episodeSubscribe for new episodes at freelancetofounder.comThis podcast is a production of Millo.Recently from the Millo blog: 11 Side Jobs You Can Start in One Day for Extra Cash in 2020Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Season 1 of Millo's all-new podcast 'Freelance to Founder' is about to launch! Here's a peek at what to expect this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 1 tells the 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Greg was an artist getting paid pennies on the dollar in royalties for his religious artwork. But after his son Nate stepped in to help build a direct-to-consumer ecommerce business, profits soared. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bianca Board started out as a one-woman graphic design "agency" and has built a thriving Aussie web design business with 20 employees—bringing in millions of revenue along the way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Adrienne never expected a vacation to Nepal would lead to not only her eventual marriage, but the beginning of an art business that empowers female artists in Nepal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
C.J. was a no-name freelance photographer who walked into the offices of Time Magazine to pitch his work...and got the contract. Years later, he has worked with brands like Oprah, ESPN, and Time Magazine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Michael was an accountant with a dead-end job that wasn't making him happy. So he decided to purchase a small local coffee business. After attempting a unique online business model, he came within 2 months of complete failure. But after getting featured on the TODAY Show and in the Superbowl, his brand is now growing like crazy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ever since we was a little kid, Howard loved fantasy games like Dungeons and Dragons. But little did he know he'd grow up be hired by Dungeons and Dragons plus other huge gaming brands like Blizzard. Today, Howard does commission work for enormous brands and sells one-of-a-kind commissioned art. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jeff was a freelance designer who started to notice it was hard to find quality t-shirts that he actually wanted to wear. So he decided to start his own design & fashion brand, Ugmonk. Now, Jeff sells luxurious high-end fashion basics and accessories to people with an eye for great design. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Here's what you can expect from Season 2 of Millo's first-ever podcast, 'Freelance to Founder.' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 1 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 nicheinto a successful online business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 2 introduces you to Clay Mosley, founder of Rock City Digital agency in Little Rock, Arkansas. Clay went from self-proclaimed job hopper to creative visionary and CEO of an unorthodox agency in the Midwest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 3 brings you AshLee Winterrose. AshLee and her husband were dealt a challenging blow while still in college, forcing her to become the primary family provider. Hear how she went from meager teacher's salary to budding entrepreneur. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 4 tells the story of Caleb Wojcik, who purposely avoided the self-employed path his father took...before ultimately being pulled into it after the corporate world let him down. Hear how he navigated from employee to employer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 5 introduces you to Becca Courtice. She was a sports nut early in life, and a project manager after university, What does she do now? She has a highly successful, full-time business as a calligraphy instructor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Comments (19)

Ken Tan

the host is too wordy. should be to the point quicker.

Oct 25th
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Dani D

phenomenal episode

Jul 18th
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Mary C

This was one of my favorite episodes. I just popped over to Whitney's podcast and subscribed to it as well. Thanks for sharing!

Jun 21st
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Michael Jones

Good program

Jun 19th
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K Hines

I just quit my admin job too and everything you said is what I felt in that job. I need a change in my life too.

May 20th
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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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