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291: WAHM Success Story: How Miranda Doyle’s Freelancing Business Has Grown and Changed Over the Last Three Years




Hey there, and happy Monday! On today’s episode, LFA alum, Miranda Doyle, is on and she’s reflecting on how her freelancing business has grown and changed over the last three years. 

Miranda’s freelancing business started with her doing some general VA work, quickly shifting into social media management, and then evolving into project work and web design. Miranda openly shares some challenges she faced by niching down quickly to one-off web design clients. She struggled with the lack of consistency in project work and doubt crept in big time. She has since shifted her business to better meet her family’s needs– she prefers the stability of retainer clients while taking on project work for additional income whenever she has the time and desire.

Now, Miranda has a combination of retainer clients and project work clients, which allows her to adjust her schedule and revenue according to her needs. For instance, this summer, she is pulling back from additional project work to focus solely on her retainer clients… and more importantly, to spend time building memories with her kids. When fall comes around, she plans to ramp up her project work to generate some extra revenue before Christmas. This flexible hybrid setup is perfect for her lifestyle and business goals.

Miranda shares how she niched down to web design, branding, and social media marketing, blending these services together for her clients. She also highlights how local networking significantly boosted her business. Miranda’s an introvert (just like me!), but she stepped out of her comfort zone and attended a few local events and landed a ton of clients. 

Miranda is enjoying a sweet spot in her business right now  and soaking up summer with her kids. She’s fully in her carpooling and busy mom schedule era, and she’s so grateful that freelancing allows her to be fully present for all the activities. 

In this episode, we cover:

  • Miranda’s freelancing journey from general VA work to SMM to web design
  • The benefits of having a mix of retainer clients and project work for stability and additional income
  • Landing clients and growing your business with local networking

You’ll love this episode if:

  • You’re a mom looking to transition into freelancing and want to learn from someone with years of experience
  • You’re struggling with imposter syndrome and wondering if freelancing is right for you 

Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

  • Learn about the ins and outs of freelancing and how to land paying clients in my free crash course. Click here!
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  • Listen to last week’s episode here!
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  • 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!

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