Freelance to Founder

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.


Listen Now: From founder to freelancer: How Louis Nicholls has flipped the script for success

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How to build a 7-figure blogging business around your passion with Will Hatton

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From founder to freelancer: How Louis Nicholls has flipped the script for success

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From aspiring actor to transformational public speaking trainer

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From struggling teacher to 6 figures with John Sowash

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From unemployed to an 8-figure exit with Chris Cobb

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From struggling commercial pilot to 6-figure podcaster

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WordPress freelancer builds $1M business in 6 months

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Escaping debt and a cubicle to build a $150,000/yr business with Whitney Hansen

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How a hobby turned into a six-figure business for Krista Stryker

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From “failure” to a $43,000/month business with Baird Hall of Wavve

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Why Copyblogger co-founder Sonia still freelances on the side of her multi-million-dollar business

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From Video Editor to $2M in Annual Revenue with Chris Ronzio

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15 Months to hit six figures with freelance copywriter & stay-at-home mom, Allie Smith

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Passing $1 Million in her first year with one-woman company Aether Beauty

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Building a $30K/mo company with podcaster-turned-CEO, Matt Johnson

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Building seanwes from freelance to 7 figures with Sean McCabe

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From 3rd-grade teacher to six-figure blogger with Courtney Slazinik

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From freelancer to 7-figure agency with Shannon DeJong and House of Who

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Over $500K/year working just a few hours a week with Brian Casel of Audience Ops

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From summer camp teacher to over $300,000 in revenue with Pamela Capalad of Brunch and Budget

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From freelance writer to million-dollar BBQ blogger and a Guinness Record with Susie Bulloch of Hey Grill Hey

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BONUS: From stay-at-home mom to multi-million-dollar brand with Courtney Brown

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From freelance writer to $300K/year with Chelsea Baldwin of Copy Power

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Paul Jarvis: From web designer to six-figure “company of one”

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From 0 to 100k customers with AWeber's Tom Kulzer

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BONUS: Chris Do - From immigrant childhood to millions in revenue and winning an Emmy

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The Elephant in the Room…

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From plumber to $4 Million business with Stuart Draper of Stukent

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From feeling stuck at a day job to $500K/year with Brittney Castro of Financially Wise, Inc.

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From zero business plan to million-dollar podcaster with Andrew Warner of Mixergy

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From 3rd-grade teacher to six-figure photography blogger with Courtney Slazinik of Click it Up a Notch

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From freelance web designer to topping the Product Hunt charts with James Rose of Content Snare

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From PR Manager to highly successful SaaS consulting business with Kaleigh Moore

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From freelance developer to millions in revenue with Hotjar’s Marc von Brockdorff

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From college dropouts to power couple growing two agencies with Reliable PSD’s David & Lou

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From answering customer support calls to building a successful lifestyle business online

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From "checked-out employee" to full-time freelancer & blogger with Sarah Morgan of XO Sarah

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From web designer to building Freshbooks to a multi-million-dollar company with Mike McDerment

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From “terrible student” to building a multi-million-dollar agency with Cynthia Johnson of Bell + Ivy

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From "nerdy kid" to building a $45,000/mo business from scratch in less than a year with Jake Jorgovan of Lead Cookie

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Chris Do: From immigrant childhood to millions in revenue and winning an Emmy

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Season 4 is coming with Chris Do, Cynthia Johnson, Justin Jackson, Sarah Morgan and more!

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BONUS: Andy quit his job...now what? Listen to the trailer for our new podcast, 'My Freelance life'

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A quick message for listeners of 'Freelance to Founder'

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From flailing freelancer to a $500,000/month "unlimited design" business with Russ Perry of Design Pickle

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From struggling design blogger to building a huge six-figure business with Tom Ross of Design Cuts

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From 8-yr-old computer whiz to selling his company to Stripe with Courtland Allen of Indie Hackers

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From college dropout to $828,000 in monthly recurring revenue with Nathan Barry of ConvertKit

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From quitting law school to building a copywriting empire with Joanna Wiebe of Copy Hackers

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From losing everything to building a massive podcast career with Michael O'Neal and 'The Solopreneur Hour'

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From financial analyst to million-dollar blogger with Michelle Schroeder-Gardner and 'Making Sense of Cents'

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From high-school web developer to teaching freelancers how to double their business with Brennan Dunn

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Season 3 is coming—and we've got Brennan Dunn, Michelle Gardner, Michael O'Neal and lots more!

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From fortune 500 companies & failed startups to building a successful business on their terms - the story of Fizzle founders Corbett Barr & Chase Reeves

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From receptionist to designing for Google and becoming a bestselling author - the story of Sarah Cooper & the Cooper Review

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From college drop-out to building a massive social selling business — the story of Phil Gerbyshak

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From project manager to highly sought-after hand-lettering instructor - the story of Becca Courtice

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From a Boeing cubicle to making videos for Pat Flynn, John Lee Dumas, Chris Ducker & more - the story of Caleb Wojcik

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From kindergarten teacher to Kickstarter success & thriving mompreneur - the story of AshLee Winterrose

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From getting fired to building a thriving creative agency - the story of Clay Mosley and Rock City Digital

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From washing windows to building a massive online brand — the story of Sean McCabe and the seanwes brand

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Season 2 is coming in one week with Sean McCabe, Sarah Cooper, Corbett Barr & Chase Reeves, and more!

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From freelance designer to building a luxury fashion brand

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From designing video games to getting hired by major brands to create custom illustrations & art

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From cubicle-doomed to getting his brand featured on TODAY Show & in the Superbowl—the story of Michael Brown

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From college grad to sought-after photographer working with ESPN, Oprah, Time Mag and more - the story of CJ Burton

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A trip to Asia led this solopreneur to marriage and a business that empowers women in third-world countries - the story of Adrienne Thakur

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From one-woman designer to selling millions in client work - the story of Bianca Board

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From pennies in royalties to selling high-end art direct to customers - the story of Nate & Greg Olsen

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From stay-at-home mom to multi-million dollar brand - the story of Courtney Brown

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Season 1 Trailer - Freelance to Founder