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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.

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    • 4.9 • 273 Ratings

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.

    WAHM Success Story: How this WAHM was fully booked in 2 months with a newborn at home with Richelle Villalta

    WAHM Success Story: How this WAHM was fully booked in 2 months with a newborn at home with Richelle Villalta

    Richelle worked in the corporate world for nearly 3 years but learned about freelancing and everything changed. After going through OTO and building her business all with a newborn at home, life looks a lot different for Richelle now. Listen in as she explains her journey to landing clients, the work that she does now, how she learned her skills, and how the freedom and flexibility of freelancing is different than any other work from home job.
    Thanks for listening! Connect with me over on Instagram at: @micala.quinn
    SHOW NOTES: www.micalaquinn.com/episode191
     

    • 34 min
    WAHM Success Story: How this WAHM doubled her income in less than 1 year with Chelsea Hall

    WAHM Success Story: How this WAHM doubled her income in less than 1 year with Chelsea Hall

    Are you ready to hear how this former teacher started freelancing and doubled her teaching salary in less than 1 year? Tune in to hear my conversation with Chelsea Hall. Chelsea is a former 1st grade teacher turned Pinterest Strategist. We chat all about how Chelsea landed her first client within 2 weeks of buying OTO, how she got started in Pinterest, and how the OTO community helped her succeed in her transition out of the classroom. Listen in to hear her story about how she got started and is thriving in this online space.
    Thanks for listening! Connect with me over on Instagram at: @Micala.Quinn
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    SHOW NOTES: www.MicalaQuinn.com/episode190

    • 41 min
    How to grow on Instagram with Millie Adrian

    How to grow on Instagram with Millie Adrian

    Have you ever wondered how to grow your brand on Instagram without the stress and overwhelm? Today my guest, Millie Adrian, is chatting with us about all things Instagram. 
    Millie is an online educator and YouTuber who teaches entrepreneurs the latest strategies and trends on social media to help them skyrocket their brand. Millie shares her story about how she took what she learned from her corporate job as a project manager and found her passion in helping others with their businesses.
    We chat about the basic things you need to get started growing your brand on Instagram, the goals to focus on with Instagram, how to monetize your account, and the strategy to implement to grow on Instagram.
    Instagram is a great platform for finding and connecting with your ideal audience. Tune in to hear all of the value that Millie provides!
    Thanks for listening! Check out the show notes for links and resources mentioned in this episode. Let me know what you thought of this episode over on Instagram - @micala.quinn. See you there!
    SHOW NOTES: www.MicalaQuinn.com/episode189

    • 44 min
    WAHM Success Story: From discrimination in the workplace to building a thriving business from home with Shannon Piegdon

    WAHM Success Story: From discrimination in the workplace to building a thriving business from home with Shannon Piegdon

    Today I am chatting with Shannon Piegdon. Shannon is a OTO alumni who has grown her business as a Pinterest Strategist in the last year. She has a powerful story about how she got started with her freelancing journey. She was discriminated against for breastfeeding and eventually let go from her job. She ended up finding freelancing and was able to start her freelancing career as a WAHM and is now home with her son. 
    We talk about Shannon’s journey through the difficult time of being discriminated against, how that led her to freelancing, and how she was persistent and dedicated in working to find her first client and became overbooked as a Pinterest Strategist.
    Thanks for listening! Check out the show notes for links and resources mentioned in this episode. 
    Let me know what you thought about this episode on Instagram! Screenshot this episode and share to your stories and tag me: @micala.quinn!
    SHOW NOTES: www.MicalaQuinn.com/episode188

    • 45 min
    How to let go of the guilt of leaving the classroom with Teacher Career Coach, Daphne Williams

    How to let go of the guilt of leaving the classroom with Teacher Career Coach, Daphne Williams

    Are you a teacher who is ready to leave the classroom? Today I am chatting with Daphne Williams, a teacher career coach who helps teachers transition out of the classroom.
    Today we are chatting about Daphne’s story that led her from crying on the way to work and googling “other jobs for teachers” to now being genuinely happy and fulfilled in what she is doing. 
    We chat about making the decision to leave the classroom and how to let go of the guilt of leaving your teaching career. Daphne and I chat about the skills and qualities that make teachers desirable in the online space. Daphne even shares the three different categories that teachers can find new careers in, some that even include staying in education but in a new role.
    Whether you are a teacher or in another career that you are not quite happy in, Daphne reminds us that it is ok to leave your career and find a new role to make an impact in.
    Thanks for listening! Check out the show notes for links and resources mentioned in this episode. Let me know what you thought of this episode over on Instagram. Chat with you there!
    SHOW NOTES: www.MicalaQuinn.com/episode187

    • 37 min
    WAHM Success Story: From corporate to freelance marketing strategist in 6 months with Betsy Moorehead

    WAHM Success Story: From corporate to freelance marketing strategist in 6 months with Betsy Moorehead

    Ready to start building something on the side so you can leave your corporate job? That was Betsy less than a year ago - ready for a change and more flexibility! In this episode, OTO student, Betsy Moorehead, shares her story from corporate to freelance marketing strategist!
    We're covering how Betsy got started the DIY route, why she joined Overwhelmed to Overbooked, and how she built her business in 6 months! Betsy leveraged what she did in the corporate world to build a freelance business that was perfect for her. Listen in to hear her story and what struggles she had along the way!
    Thanks for spending time with us today! Let Betsy and I know what you thought about this episode over on Instagram! Check out the show notes for the links and resources mentioned. Talk soon!
    SHOW NOTES: www.MicalaQuinn.com/episode186

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
273 Ratings

273 Ratings

Cher Hale ,

Super tactical and helpful

I listened to Micala’s episode with Jennifer Grayeb, and her suggestion to check the site content report was genius. One of my most trafficked posts is actually related to the content direction I was thinking of taking, so I was encouraged to actually start planning that content out. Grateful for both of them and their advice!

EricaBushwell ,

Awesome podcast!

Micala, host of the Live Free podcast, highlights all aspects of entrepreneurship and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Kass F ,

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I can always count on Micala Quinn to deliver content I can take straight to my Trello board for integration into one of my strategic objectives. She is vulnerable in a girlfriend kind of way and I always learn something in each episode.

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