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

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.

Duration: 00:30:08

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

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.

Duration: 00:23:28

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

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.

Duration: 00:26:54

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

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.

Duration: 00:23:27

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

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.'

Duration: 00:24:05

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

Brennan Dunn started freelancing as early as high-school. Now, he teaches other freelancers what it takes to build a thriving business & he runs a couple of growing businesses himself.

Duration: 00:23:16

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

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.

Duration: 00:02:00

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

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.

Duration: 00:22:30

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

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.

Duration: 00:24:27

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

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.

Duration: 00:25:30

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

Greg was an artist getting paid pennies on the dollar in royalties for his religious artwork. But after his son Nate stepped in to help build a direct-to-consumer ecommerce business, profits soared.

Duration: 00:23:18