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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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How Emily quit her day job to illustrate for big brands as a full-time freelancer

Getting paid to do work you love and building a profitable business out of it is every entrepreneur’s dream. And today’s guest on Freelance to Founder has been able to make that dream into reality, hiring her husband in the process.

In this episode, we interview Emily Mills, author of The Art of Visual Notetaking, founder of Sketchnote Academy, and one-time visual artist for Dave Ramsey. You can find her at emilyamills.com

Losing interest in her full-time graphic design job, Emily dove headfirst into the world of freelance back in 2016. She learned she could make money as an artist while living the life she wanted since her childhood, but never thought possible. She hasn’t looked back since!

Emily has turned her passion for art and illustration into a full-time freelance business having noteworthy clients and a stable inflow of revenue.

You'll get to know Emily's back story, how her college career provided glimpses at what was to come, how and why she hit a wall early in her career, and how she pulls in revenue today.

You'll pick up on the traits, habits, and mindsets a founder needs to scale beyond a freelancer.

And if you hang on to the end of the episode you'll hear our 3-for-1 segment: Three questions — seeking one principle, one habit, and one person that our guests have adhered to through the years.

Find Emily on her Portfolio and Twitter.

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