208. How Stephanie O'Keefe replaced her husband's corporate income with her web design and branding business

208. WAHM Success Story: How Stephanie O’Keefe replaced her husband’s corporate income with her web design and branding business

 

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Do you want to know more about how Stephanie O’Keefe joined the Live Free Academy and ultimately ended up replacing her husband’s corporate income?

Steph is a former teacher, turned SAHM, turned WAHM with a successful web design and branding business. She joined the Live Free Academy (formerly Overwhelmed to Overbooked) in December 2019 and launched her freelancing business as a Virtual Assistant. She did some Pinterest management, social media management, created graphics, etc. but within six months niched down into web design and branding. Six months after that, she was able to replace her husband’s corporate income and he started a business as well.

Steph is here to chat with us today about the freedom and flexibility that come with running an online business, how she learned the skills she knows, how she got clients as a beginner, her pivot to web design and branding, and what she and her husband’s schedule look like while both running businesses with two kids as well.

Thank you for listening! Let Steph and I know what you thought of this episode over on Instagram: @micala.quinn and @southerncreativeco. Chat with you there!

 

In this episode, we cover:

  • How Stephanie replaced her husband’s corporate income

  • How Steph learned the skills she knows to run a successful web design and branding business

  • Where Steph got clients as a beginner

  • Steph’s business pivot to web design and branding

  • What she and her husband’s schedule look like while both running businesses with 2 kids

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