image for post - FT 178: Build an Agency Your Way with Mike Arnesen

FT 178: Build an Agency Your Way with Mike Arnesen

Mike Arnesen is a freelance analyst and SEO fanatic who just so happened to build his own agency called UpBuild. After a few bad experiences, he decided to take what he learned and apply it to a better business model. Now, he puts the mental well-being of himself and his staff before anything else!

image for post - FT 170: From Virtual Assistant to 18 Person Agency Owner in 3.5 Years with Emily Hirsh

FT 170: From Virtual Assistant to 18 Person Agency Owner in 3.5 Years with Emily Hirsh

If you make the right moves, you can build an agency in just three years. Think it’s impossible? Think again! We have Emily Hirsh on the show today just to prove that it is entirely possible to build your brand and your business in only three years.

 

image for post - FT 159: Starting an Agency with Duane Brown

FT 159: Starting an Agency with Duane Brown

Duane Brown, Founder of Take Some Risk - a digital marketing agency, discusses his transition from freelancing to starting his own agency. Duane shares some of the risks he took to make that first leap and why and how he's decided to build an agency.

image for post - FT 156: Turn Your Solo Freelancing into an Agency with Matt Kohn

FT 156: Turn Your Solo Freelancing into an Agency with Matt Kohn

Being a freelancer is often synonymous with being a "jack of all trades." You do everything in your business. You could be a web designer or writer, but you’re also a manager, a bookkeeper, and a marketer. Matt Kohn of Different Hunger Media shares his story of building his solo-freelance business into an agency. And how it's allowed him to focus on the development and future planning of his business.

 

image for post - FT 151: The Magic Formula For a Fast Growing Agency with Jeff Sauer

FT 151: The Magic Formula For a Fast Growing Agency with Jeff Sauer

It’s hard to find the perfect formula for scaling your business. But what if we told you there was a way to predict which business model would work best for you? Jeff Sauer knows how to grow and scale a freelance business. He just so happened to stumble upon the magic formula using his own business model.

image for post - FT 146: Use Consulting to Fund a Product with Austin Felton

FT 146: Use Consulting to Fund a Product with Austin Felton

Austin Felton is a unique freelancer who used his consulting business to fund his product business. He’s the creator of Entrecloud, a WordPress hosting software, and this product was inspired by his first consulting clients. While consulting influential entrepreneurs, Austin had the opportunity to ask clients directly what they were looking for and he tapped into a niche market that he could deliver to.

image for post - FT 111: Building an Agency Right the Second Time with Kevin Gibbons

FT 111: Building an Agency Right the Second Time with Kevin Gibbons

If you had the chance to start a services business all over again, with the benefit of everything you learned, what would you do to find clients and rapidly build up a brand? Kevin Gibbons shares how he used the founding principle of making clients happy as a basis for building up his agency the second time around.