295 episodes

How do I get started? What if I fail? Who will hire me? Is it really possible to create a consistent, full-time income from home?Welcome to the Live Free Podcast with Micala Quinn where we will be answering these questions PLUS many more! Whether you’re just starting your freelance business (heck even if you don’t know what freelancing is yet) or you’re looking to scale, this podcast will give you tangible business advice along with inspiring interviews to help you create a life and career that works for YOU and YOUR family.Your host, Micala Quinn, started out teaching high-school English, but when her first child was born, she immediately began searching for something more. She wanted a way to stay-at-home with her daughter (and future babies), but still needed to bring in a full-time income to help support her family. Micala started freelancing, quickly replaced her full-time income, and now helps other moms (like you) get started and grow their freelance business from scratch to 5K and beyond! She believes that being a working mom or a stay-at-home mom no longer needs to be a black and white decision. You CAN have both. On your terms!Our motto is Mom Strong, Work Smart, and Live Free. Are you in? We’d love for you to join us each Monday, as well as in our Live Free Podcast Facebook community micalaquinn.com/facebook. To check out our show notes go to micalaquinn.com/blog.

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How do I get started? What if I fail? Who will hire me? Is it really possible to create a consistent, full-time income from home?Welcome to the Live Free Podcast with Micala Quinn where we will be answering these questions PLUS many more! Whether you’re just starting your freelance business (heck even if you don’t know what freelancing is yet) or you’re looking to scale, this podcast will give you tangible business advice along with inspiring interviews to help you create a life and career that works for YOU and YOUR family.Your host, Micala Quinn, started out teaching high-school English, but when her first child was born, she immediately began searching for something more. She wanted a way to stay-at-home with her daughter (and future babies), but still needed to bring in a full-time income to help support her family. Micala started freelancing, quickly replaced her full-time income, and now helps other moms (like you) get started and grow their freelance business from scratch to 5K and beyond! She believes that being a working mom or a stay-at-home mom no longer needs to be a black and white decision. You CAN have both. On your terms!Our motto is Mom Strong, Work Smart, and Live Free. Are you in? We’d love for you to join us each Monday, as well as in our Live Free Podcast Facebook community micalaquinn.com/facebook. To check out our show notes go to micalaquinn.com/blog.

    295. A Realistic Plan to Launch Your Freelance Business

    295. A Realistic Plan to Launch Your Freelance Business

    Hey there! Today’s episode is short and sweet, but it just might be the kick in the pants you need to launch your freelance business and quit your job ASAP. The family life you want and the income you need are within reach!Today, I want to walk you through creating a business plan and timeline to launch your freelance business. We're going over these three simple steps: Step 1: Define Your Monthly Income GoalStep 2: Decide How Many Hours You Want to Work Each WeekStep 3: Calculate Your H...

    • 18 min
    294. From Teacher to Virtual Assistant: How Marissa Gerchikov Made the Leap

    294. From Teacher to Virtual Assistant: How Marissa Gerchikov Made the Leap

    In today's episode, I'm chatting with Marissa Gerchikov about how she went from teacher to virtual assistant and ultimately made the leap to becoming a work-from-home mom!Marissa started freelancing while working full-time as a teacher, fitting client work into her evenings. Within a few months, she managed to replace half of her teaching income by working just 14 hours a week. In this episode, Marissa shares her journey, how she learned new skills, and the importance of client onboarding. Sh...

    • 42 min
    293. Overcoming the Fear of Failure and Reaching Your Freelancing Goals

    293. Overcoming the Fear of Failure and Reaching Your Freelancing Goals

    Hey guys, happy Monday! In today's episode, we're tackling an obstacle that most of us face in getting our virtual assistant business started: the fear of failure. Overcoming the fear of failure and reaching your freelancing goals can seem impossible when you're first getting started. The fear of failure can be so debilitating - I faced it and have talked to so many moms that have gone through it too!Today, I'm sharing three essential types of goals you can set that will help you move from fe...

    • 20 min
    292. How to Handle Rejection as a Freelancer

    292. How to Handle Rejection as a Freelancer

    Hey guys! In today's episode, we're talking about how to handle rejection as a freelancer... and how you can turn rejection into an opportunity for growth! We have to face it - rejection is a part of the freelancing. Really, rejection is a part of life. But, rejection doesn’t have to derail your progress as a freelancer.In most cases you don't get a "yes" until you've experienced a "no" or two or more. Today I share a couple tips on how to handle rejection as a freelancer that will keep you m...

    • 21 min
    291. WAHM Success Story: How Miranda Doyle's Freelancing Business Has Grown and Changed Over the Last Three Years

    291. WAHM Success Story: How Miranda Doyle's Freelancing Business Has Grown and Changed Over the Last Three Years

    Hey there, and happy Monday! On today’s episode, LFA alum, Miranda Doyle, is on and she’s reflecting on how her freelancing business has grown and changed over the last three years. Miranda's freelancing business started with her doing some general VA work, quickly shifting into social media management, and then evolving into project work and web design. Miranda openly shares some challenges she faced by niching down quickly to one-off web design clients. She struggled with the lack of c...

    • 46 min
    290. How Hayley Lame Quit Her Job as a School Counselor, Launched a Freelance Career, and Plans to Homeschool Her Kids

    290. How Hayley Lame Quit Her Job as a School Counselor, Launched a Freelance Career, and Plans to Homeschool Her Kids

    Hey there!I am so excited to share today's episode with you! I’m chatting with Hayley Lame about how she quit her job as a school counselor, launched a freelance career, and plans to homeschool her kids. If you're a mom looking to make a similar leap, this episode is sure to bring you some encouragement. Check out the show notes for more information and any links or resources mentioned in today’s episode!SHOW NOTES: www.micalaquinn.com/episode290Thanks for listening! Connect with me on I...

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
298 Ratings

298 Ratings

D.Lynnette ,

Need a Boost of Confidence?

Are you fearful and paralyzed about getting yourself out there as a virtual assistant, or freelancer?

Each week, Micala teaches us in a down to earth, yet uplifting way, how to overcome the barriers and move forward to create the strongest healthiest and most successful online home businesses.

Thank you, Live Free & Micala, for popping into our lives & ear pieces each Monday, impacting families with your tangible tips and wise guidance. 100% recommend this podcast anyone starting out or even growing their home freelancing businesses.

Brighten your future by listening to all of these invaluable episodes!! Episode 294 was so motivational!!!

llemon55 ,

Changed my life

I found Micala and this podcast in early 2021 when I found out I was pregnant. My husband asked me if I wanted to stay home after having the baby, and I’d NEVER considered leaving teaching, but it sounded like such a dream! I binged this podcast and then the Live Free Academy course, and although finding success hasn’t been a straight line (mostly because I lost focus and didn’t niche down soon enough!), I now have four amazing clients and get to hang with my two girls all day long. Put the time in, listen to all the advice on this podcast, and hang in there, push on. It really can work!

Dawnelynnette ,

Motivational and Practical

Once again, I am spurred on to higher things regarding freelancing after listening to episode number 273. If you are wondering how you can replace your corporate income, Michala is your go to person to follow. This episode is encouraging me to reach even higher with my income goals!! It’s definitely worth listening to.

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