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262: WAHM Success Story: How Taylor Trost Landed Five Clients While Teaching Full Time


EPISODE 262 Show Notes

Today, we’re chatting with HQMQ’s very own Director of Student Success, Taylor Trost, and it’s a good one. Taylor built her freelancing business and quickly landed five clients, all while teaching full time and planning a wedding. It was definitely a busy season for her, but she says she’d do it all over again.

Taylor made the decision to leave teaching because she was tired of being exhausted every day by 4 pm, and she was frustrated with the inflexibility of teaching. She came to one of my free workshops, learned everything she could about freelancing, and then jumped right into LFA. She was determined to make freelancing work for her. Almost immediately, Taylor joined one of our monthly “Land Your First (or Next) Client” challenges. She set goals for herself, held herself accountable, and it paid off. She landed FIVE clients in less than 60 days of purchasing the Live Free Academy!

In today’s episode, Taylor chats about how she found success as a freelancer, how she talked to potential clients with confidence (even though she was a beginner), how she fit client work into her schedule while she was working full time, and how she made the decision to resign from teaching. Taylor also talks about the fear of facing rejection or not finding clients, and how she encourages our current LFA gals.

Thanks for spending time with us today! Let Taylor and I know what you thought about this episode over on Instagram @Micala.Quinn and @taylorannservices. Talk to you there!


In this episode, we cover:

  • How Taylor landed 5 clients within 60 days of joining LFA and the goals she set for herself
  • How Taylor fit her freelancing business into her schedule while she was teaching full time (and planning her wedding!)
  • What Taylor’s schedule looks like now
  • Staying hopeful when/if rejection comes your way

You’ll love this episode if:

  • You’re a teacher looking for more flexibility and freedom
  • You’re in LFA and you’re eager to land your first (or next) client
  • You want to start a freelancing business, but not sure you have enough time in your busy schedule

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!
  • Connect with me on Instagram! @micala.quinn

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!


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