Mike McDerment had the entrepreneurial bug early on. In second grade, he built a video game and told everyone he was going to sell it. Today, Mike he's the CEO of Freshbooks—a tool for freelancers with nearly 2 million active users.
Cynthia Johnson wasn't exactly a perfect fit for public school—after being homeschooled she found the entire thing a bit restrictive. But the same autonomous, adventurous, entrepreneurial mindset that may have caused trouble in school, helped her build a multi-million dollar agency and personal brand.
Jake Jorgovan has started a lot of businesses—from recording local punk rock bands in high school to design websites for multiple clients. But Jake recently learned that if he wanted to scale to something bigger than his own expertise, he had to rethink everything.
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.
We're just a week away from Season 4 of 'Freelance to Founder' and we've got some incredible stories coming your way this season—from Emmy-winning designer Chris Do, to entrepreneur Cynthia Johnson, "internet stuntman" Justin Jackson, full-time blogger Sarah Morgan and lots more!
From the company that brings you 'Freelance to Founder' comes an all-new weekly podcast called 'My Freelance Life.' The show tells the story of Andy, a desk-jobber-turned-full-time-freelancer. In this quick episode, you'll hear the trailer for the all-new show.
After realizing he wasn't cut out for freelancing or agency life, Russ Perry built a multi-million-dollar business on the back of a crazy idea: sell unlimited graphic design services for unbelievably cheap.
Tom Ross used to be a design blogger getting hundreds of thousands of views every month. But he quickly realized almost none of those visitors really cared about him, his brand, or his business. That's when Tom pivoted to build Design Cuts—a decision that would lead him to build one of the most engaged (and profitable) design communities on the web.
When Nathan Barry dropped out of college a few years ago, he never dreamed he'd soon be running a company that generates over $800,000 every month in recurring revenue. But that's exactly what has happened. And in today's episode we learn how he did it.
Joanna Wiebe thought law school was the right path for her. But after a day—yes, literally one day—she realized she made a terrible mistake. Since then she has built one of the most well-known copywriting brands on the internet: Copy Hackers.
How many people do you know making a good living as a professional podcaster? Probably not many. In today's episode, you'll hear the story of Michael O'Neal and learn what it takes to build a creative business of any kind as we hear how he became the host of a very popular podcast: 'The Solopreneur Hour.'
We're back with an all-new season of 'Freelance to Founder!' This season, you'll hear the stories of incredible freelancers and solopreneurs like Brennan Dunn of 'Double Your Freelancing,' Michelle Gardner of 'Making Sense of Cents,' Michael O'Neal from 'The Solopreneur Hour Podcast' and lots more! Get ready, it's going to be a great season.
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.
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.
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.