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277: WAHM Success Story: How and Why Roberta Wilson Came Back to Freelancing




Hey there! Today we are chatting with Roberta Wilson, lovingly known as Robbie to her family, friends, and clients. Robbie’s story is a unique one about how and why she came back to freelancing! That’s right… Robbie temporarily left freelancing and returned to the corporate world. 

Robbie’s Journey Back to Freelancing

Robbie started freelancing in March of 2020. With a background in microbiology and biology, she spent several years working in laboratories. When her integrity was compromised by an owner that asked her to skew data, she quit her job cold turkey. She found fast success as a freelancer offering general VA services and copywriting. Though she left a familiar field for an unfamiliar one, she quickly fell in love with the flexibility and freedom that freelancing offers. 

…then, Robbie was offered her dream job as the director of a testing facility. The opportunity was too good to pass up. She went back to working full-time in her previous industry. However, in her new role, Robbie was constantly on a call and quickly realized there was a reason she initially left her 9-5. 

This is an episode you don’t want to miss! We chat about how Robbie landed her clients, why she came back to freelancing, and how she’s doing now.

You Always Have Options!

And… this episode is for you if you’re on the fence about getting started because you’re worried you won’t love freelancing or you won’t want to do it long term or you’re worried you won’t like the work.

Let me tell you that nothing is set in stone. If you’re hesitant, then start building your business on the side! See if you like the work. Take on a couple of projects or a client or two and see if you enjoy it. If you like it, you can grow and add on. 

You should be constantly evaluating where you’re at and if it’s working for you and your family. It’s important to know that you always have options. If you’re at the point where something is not working, don’t be afraid to make a change. For me and a lot of the women I work work, freelancing was the solution. It’s been a better balance for us. You’re able to work on your own terms, on your own schedule, and it can look however you’d like. If you want to learn more about what freelancing is, how it works, and how you can get started, check out my free Crash Course here!


In this episode, we cover:

  • How Robbie connected with and landed clients
  • Why she came back to freelancing
  • What her days look like now

You’ll love this episode if:

  • You’re struggling to find a work-life balance and need a solution
  • You’re interested in freelancing and want to hear how Robbie got started and built her business around her family’s needs 

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
  • 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

  • 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!

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