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Freelance to Founder on Smash Notes

Freelance to Founder podcast.

December 28, 2019

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; Nick Loper, host of The Side Hustle Show; and author & podcaster Paul Jarvis.

Episodes with Smash Notes

If you're ready to finally work for yourself, this episode is a must-listen for you.

Do you ever get the feeling you're attracting the wrong kinds of clients for your freelance business or agency? Today's guest faces the same question: "how can I turn down clients who aren't a good fit?"

Imagine catching the coronavirus AND losing half of your clients in less than 48 hours. That's what happened to today's guest.

This growth-centric episode is for anyone who needs more clients and a more robust marketing strategy.

Being busy with client work is a great problem to have... unless it's keeping you from growing your business. That's what we address this week with freelancer Will Gibbons who has started turning down work and isn't sure how to scale.

If talking about money with your clients makes you feel "awkward," "selfish," or "greedy" then you need to hear the advice we give freelancer Bri Earles in this coaching call.

Which is better for getting clients? Long-term strategies like content marketing? Or short-term wins like cold-pitching?

Jason Vance stumbled on a brilliant idea that has lead to quick growth (9 employees in 9 months). But now, he senses he's a bit of a bottleneck and isn't sure where to go. Clay and I know we can help.

Rodney is a designer with dreams of starting his own company—but his audience-first approach is missing a few important elements: like how it will make money.

Spencer is an animator who dreams of building something much bigger... but giving up animation work to sit in meetings as the CEO just doesn't sound like fun. Clay and Preston walk him through his options in this episode.

Are you missing out on extra income because you're unsure about raising your rates? In this episode, we reveal 5 triggers you should watch for to raise your prices.

In this two-part episode, we talk about Upwork as a long-term strategy for building your business plus we answer important questions about hiring a marketing expert to grow your business.