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.
Laws that protect us while pregnant and postpartum in the workplace with Emily Kearney
It's too often that I hear from you that your employer isn't being fair because of your pregnancy, your need to breastfeed, or pick your kids up from daycare when they're sick! For that reason we brought attorney Emily Kearney on the show to discuss the laws that protect us while pregnant and postpartum and what to do if you run into any problems in the workplace.
Emily is a business law attorney and she covers both federal laws and those in the state the she practices (California) plus what you can expect from your state when it comes to your rights.
Thanks for listening today! If you have further questions, head over to the show notes or Emily's website (thekearneyfirm.com)! Also, come connect with other moms starting a freelance business so they can live and mother on their own terms over in the Live Free Podcast Mastermind fb group! Talk to you there.
SHOW NOTES: www.MicalaQuinn.com/episode163
I'm not getting any responses when pitching myself to potential clients | Your Problem Solved Series
What do you do when you aren't getting any responses when pitching yourself to potential clients? In this episode I am sharing how to troubleshoot this problem so you can start getting responses!
This is a 2-part episode and in this first part, we are talking about what to do if you aren't getting responses when you respond to a job posting or job lead. Don't miss part 2 where I'll cover the same topic but when you cold pitch a potential client!
Head over to the show notes for the links and resources mentioned in this episode! I can't wait to chat with you over in the Live Free Mastermind Fb group - join me there! Thanks for listening!
SHOW NOTES: www.MicalaQuinn.com/episode162
WAHM Success Story: Overbooked in under 40 days with Sarah Randel
Forty days - that's how long it took Sarah Randel to go from overwhelmed to booked out in her freelance business! In this month's success story episode, Sarah is sharing her story and how she landed 6 clients in the first 40 days of her business.
We chat about where Sarah's confidence comes from, what daily mantra she uses, how she learned social media strategy, and what her mom life looks like now!
Want to hear more Success Stories from my program, Overwhelmed to Overbooked? Just go to MicalaQuinn.com/success-stories!
Thanks for joining us today! Head over to the Live Free Podcast Mastermind to connect with other freelancing moms! Can't wait to chat with you there.
SHOW NOTES: www.MicalaQuinn.com/episode161
Vidya Ravi on not letting excuses hold you back while building your freelance business
Vidya Ravi was tired of hustling to work and missing so many moments with her son so she launched a freelance business in hopes to get the best of both worlds. As she improved her skills and scaled her prices, potential clients started questioning her pricing and the worth of her services.
In this episode, Vidya shares how she has built her Facebook Ads business despite all the excuses she could have used, how she has handled racist remarks from potential clients about her pricing and living in India, and what she uses to scale her prices despite all of this.
Listen in as Vidya shares her story and be ready to take action on your own freelance business! Head over to the show notes for the links and resources mentioned and let myself and Vidya know what you got from this episode! Thanks for listening today!
SHOW NOTES: www.MicalaQuinn.com/episode160
Becoming a Director of Marketing with Lindsay White
Lindsay White is on the show this week to talk about what it looks like to be a freelance Director of Marketing! If you are a social media manager, help your clients with content, marketing or more, this might be a great role to scale into!
In this episode Lindsay and I talk about how she scaled into the Director of Marketing role and how you can provide this service as a VIP day, Retainer, and Package. I am SO excited about Lindsay's new program that will teach you how to be a director of marketing! If you're interested, learn more by heading to the show notes.
Thank you for listening today and post any question in the Live Free Podcast Mastermind. Talk to you there!
SHOW NOTES: www.MicalaQuinn.com/episode159
Running challenges for clients with Tammy Lensing
Tammy saw a need in her client's businesses - they weren't seeing the results they wanted from launching their digital products - and decided to fill that need with a new marketing tactic - running challenges! Not only has this pivot exploded her monthly income, her clients are so happy with their results that they are running challenges every month. In this episode, Tammy shares how to help your client run a challenge that converts!
We cover Tammy's story from starting a VA business in 1998 (!) to running a brick and mortar business with her husband to then pivoting into FB ads before landing on becoming a Challenge Launch Strategist. Plus, how you can help your client's run challenges to boost their monthly revenue and generate excitement for their brands!
Thanks for hanging out with us today! Head over to the show notes for the links and resources mentioned in this episode. Talk soon!
SHOW NOTES: www.MicalaQuinn.com/episode158
Customer ReviewsSee All
Love this podcast!
I absolutely love hearing these inspirational journeys of other moms who decided to take the freelance route & have found so much success! Being a member of OTO myself, I have lived Micala’s course and all she has to offer to mom’s in helping them be able to stay home with their littles & create a flexible business where they get to be their own boss! So many amazing insights and helpful tips!
Micala is the real deal!
Micala should be your “go-to” when starting your online business! This podcast is jam-packed with value every week. She gets you! She motivates you and gives you all the information you need to start your business and GROW it!
Micala and this podcast changed my life ❤️
Before starting my journey as a freelancer, I listened to all of Micala’s episodes and her realness and passion for helping other moms is what helped me decide to take the leap. Now, almost 1 1/2 years into my business, I love tuning in weekly to grow, hear other women’s stories, and soak in all the goodness Micala and her guests bring. It’s my favorite part of Mondays! 😊