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Freelance to Founder

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Clay and Preston have each grown their own one-person businesses to something much bigger and now they offer weekly coaching calls with freelancers ready to do the same. Your weekly dose of real-world, practical, actionable advice to take your service-based business to the next level—with occasional… read more

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Is Upwork Legit? + What You're Losing by Not Hiring

On today’s show, we have a nice long chat with Carl Smith. He’s been an in-house web developer for the past 20 years, but at the end of 2018, Carl finally launched a small business of his own—L&L Web Consulting.

Carl saw some early success on Upwork, but when one client who was taking up 50 hours of his work-week suddenly halted their project, Carl was left wondering if sites like Upwork were the best way to get web design clients.

In the first half of today’s episode, we talk all about Upwork—should you be on it? Is it a good long-term strategy? And is it worth your time?

Then we round out the show with a great conversation on hiring a marketing expert, When is the right time to hire? How can you find the right person? And ideas for what to do if you literally have no budget for hiring but desperately need help.

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