205 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.

The Live Free Podcast with Micala Quinn Micala Quinn

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 275 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.

    How to Prepare Your Business for Summer

    How to Prepare Your Business for Summer

    Summer break is officially here! Maybe your kids are out of school, maybe you have vacations planned, maybe you have a lot of activities going on. You may be left with the question - how am I going to prepare my business for summer? In this episode, I share how to prepare whether you are in a state of maintaining, growth, or wanting to scale back.
    Check out the show notes (link below) for resources and links mentioned in this episode!
    Connect with me on Instagram: @micala.quinn
    Thinking about freelancing? Check out my Launch Fast Crash Course 
    SHOW NOTES: www.micalaquinn.com/episode205

    • 17 min
    Success Story Update: Emilee Vales - Where are they now?

    Success Story Update: Emilee Vales - Where are they now?

    Today I am chatting with Emilee Vales. Emilee is a Live Free Academy alum and is back on the podcast sharing where she is at now in her freelancing career. Emilee joined the Live Free Academy (formerly Overwhelmed to Overbooked) in 2018 and shares with us how her business has grown over the years. We chat about the pivot the she made from social media management to Pinterest management, the strategy that really worked for her, cold-pitching, staying persistent, and how maternity leave can look for a freelancer. Be sure to check out Emilee’s first episode (episode 26) and then listen in to see how much has changed for her!
    Connect with me on Instagram: @micala.quinn
    Thinking about freelancing? Check out my Launch Fast Crash Course 
    SHOW NOTES: www.micalaquinn.com/episode204

    • 58 min
    Overwhelmed with starting? Don’t let these three things hold you back!

    Overwhelmed with starting? Don’t let these three things hold you back!

    Are you feeling overwhelmed with starting your freelance business? Today I am going to be talking about the 3 things that might be holding you back and what you can do about them! Whether the overwhelm comes from a long to-do list, shiny object syndrome, or imposter and perfectionist syndrome - I have tips that can help you through all of these. Tune in to today’s episode and check out the show notes (link below) for more!
    Connect with me on Instagram: @micala.quinn
    Thinking about freelancing? Check out my Launch Fast Crash Course
    SHOW NOTES: www.micalaquinn.com/episode203

    • 20 min
    WAHM Success Story: How Megan Schoenleber went from corporate to Digital Business Manager

    WAHM Success Story: How Megan Schoenleber went from corporate to Digital Business Manager

    What is a Digital Business Manager? Megan Schoenleber is my guest today and she is sharing all about it. Megan shares her journey from corporate to freelancing as a Digital Business Manager, what a Digital Business Manager is and how she got started, how she structures her work days with a toddler at home, working from home in a traditional job vs. working from home freelancing, and the success that she found through the Live Free Academy. Megan even shares tips and pointers on asking for feedback from potential clients and how she found her niche working with female course creators. Check out Megan’s story!
    Connect with me on Instagram: @micala.quinn
    Thinking about freelancing? Check out my Launch Fast Crash Course!
    SHOW NOTES: www.micalaquinn.com/episode202

    • 45 min
    Overwhelmed with starting? Check out the strategy that can help!

    Overwhelmed with starting? Check out the strategy that can help!

    Are you feeling stuck in the beginning stages of your freelance business? Today’s episode is geared towards the strategy and step-by-step that you need to do to start your freelance business.
    Strategy doesn’t have to be complicated! Tune in to my fail-proof plan to build your freelance business, starting with that solid foundation. If you are wanting to join the LFA, this will give you a sneak peek at the steps that I go in to detail about in my program. If you are going the DIY route, this will serve as a checklist on what you need to do to get ready to land those clients. I go through each of these steps in this episode to help set you up for success!
    Don’t miss out on the promotion on the Live Free Academy that is happening THIS week! Check out the show notes (link below) for links and resources mentioned in this episode including how to sign up for the text reminders!
    Connect with me on Instagram: @micala.quinn
    Thinking about freelancing? Check out my Launch Fast Crash Course (https://www.micalaquinn.com/cc)
    SHOW NOTES: www.micalaquinn.com/episode201 

    • 26 min
    Overwhelmed with starting? Your income goals are realistic

    Overwhelmed with starting? Your income goals are realistic

    Are you feeling stuck in the beginning stages of your freelance business? Today’s episode is geared towards seeing how realistic your income goals really are. 
    Some people get overwhelmed with starting and questioning if their income goals are realistic. I share with you today about how to come up with a business plan in order to meet those income goals. I chat with you about the things you actually need to get started freelancing, your initial income goal, how many clients you need to make this income goal a reality, and the timeline that it can take you to get there.
    Check out the show notes (link below) for links and resources mentioned in this episode including how to sign up to be first to know when our promotion for the Live Free Academy is going on!
    Connect with me on Instagram! @micala.quinn
    Thinking about freelancing? Check out my Launch Fast Crash Course!
    SHOW NOTES: www.micalaquinn.com/episode200 

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
275 Ratings

275 Ratings

Buffalo cellar ,

Life changing.

As an OTO alumni, this podcast is what sucked me right into the VA world in 2019. All the content is super valuable regardless of where you are at in your online business journey. This show has great guest interviews and I love sharing how I started.

Megan Schoenleber ,

One of my favorite freelancing podcasts!

When I first started freelancing, I had this podcast on all the time! Micala gives such helpful advice and is so relatable. I love listening to the success stories and the guest experts that cover all of the various pieces of freelancing!

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!

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