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Episode 257: How to Know if You Can Freelance




Are you wondering if YOU can freelance and be successful at it? If so, this episode is for you. It’s inspired by an email that came in my inbox recently from a mom that had been eyeing the Live Free Academy for months. She was hesitant to enroll because she had tried other things that didn’t pan out and was terrified freelancing would lead to another lost investment.

I get this question all of the time – how do you know if YOU can be successful as a freelancer?

My short answer is if you want to freelance, you can freelance. You will make it work. If you want the freedom, flexibility, and financial stability that comes with owning your own freelance business, that’s all I need to know to know that you will succeed.

If you want to freelance, but you need more concrete criteria before you jump here, here is what I recommend:

1. Research freelancing with my free crash course.

Learn what it is and how to get started. My free crash course is a perfect starting point for you if you haven’t watched it yet.

2. Listen to some of the success stories on the podcast!

Those stories are all from former students. Hear firsthand from other women on what they did, what it took, and how they got started. A lot of them might even be in a similar situation as you. Trust me–if they can do, you can do it too!

3. Do some independent research on freelancing.

Just google freelance economy in the US. There is a ton of research out there that shows freelancers are generally happier than traditional employees, make more money, work less hours, and would never go back.


I hope today’s episode gave you the clarify and confidence you need to decide if freelancing is right for you. Thanks for listening! If you still need to lay out all of your doubts and fears, please reach out to me! I’d be happy to listen. Reach out over on Instagram: @micala.quinn or email me at hello.micalaquinn.com.

There is now a 12 month payment plan option! You can get started in the Live Free Academy today for just $147! Head over to go.micalaquinn.com to get all of the details and to get started!

In this episode, we cover:

  • How to know if you can actually be a freelancer
  • Ways to learn more about freelancing
  • The differences between freelancing and MLMs or other similar businesses
  • How to start your successful freelancing business

You’ll love this episode if:

  • You want to work from home as a freelancer but doubt and fear are holding you back
  • Maybe you’ve tried an MLM that didn’t work out and you’re wondering if freelancing will be any different
  • You’re ready to start your business but don’t know where to begin

Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

  • There is a new 12 month payment plan option on the Live Free Academy. You can get started today for just $147! Check it out at go.micalaquinn.com
  • Head over to www.micalaquinn.com/shop to check out the new template shop!
  • Check out my free crash course on freelancing here!
  • Check out last week’s episode here!
  • Check out the new resources added to the website to help you kickstart your freelance journey! Check those out at: www.micalaquinn.com/resources
  • Connect with me on Instagram! @micala.quinn

  • New to the idea of freelancing? Learn more HERE.

  • Loving the show? It would be so helpful if you could write a review HERE! Thank you!
  • Enroll in the Live Free Academy HERE!

More about the Live Free Podcast with Micala Quinn:

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!

This post about about a WAHM Success Story journey to freelancing may contain affiliate links, which means if you click one of our affiliate links and decide to make a purchase, we receive a tiny commission from the seller at no additional cost to you. We only share products and services we have used, tested, and love ourselves!**

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