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282: WAHM Success Story: Becoming a Virtual Assistant in the midst of Building a Homestead with Kristi Kirk




Welcome back to the podcast! Join us as we dive into an exciting conversation with Krisi Kirk, who started her freelancing business as a virtual assistant right around the time her family jumped into homesteading.

Just a few short years ago, Kristi and her family sold everything they had, purchased 30 acres of land, and lived in campers while building their forever home from top to bottom in 9 months. Amidst their homesteading adventure, Kristi joined the Live Free Academy and launched her freelancing career as a virtual assistant.

Kristi shares insights into how she managed to kickstart her freelancing business while juggling the demands of homesteading. She relied heavily on time blocking and was able to complete the course within a month and land her first client within three months!

Kristi found her sweet spot as a general virtual assistant. She loves the backend, administrative tasks that all businesses have in one way or another. She thrives on those routine tasks that can be efficiently completed and checked off, making her a perfect fit for freelancing as a general virtual assistant. Kristi works about 20 hours a week for $40 an hour… and has officially surpassed her previous job’s salary while working half the time.

Thanks for listening! If you’ve got any lingering questions, always feel free to message me on Instagram!

In this episode, we cover:

  • Why Kristi decided to pursue freelancing
  • How Kristi managed her time effectively between starting her business and building her family’s homestead
  • What Kristi’s work week looks like

You’ll love this episode if:

  • You interested in learning how to work from home as a virtual assistant
  • You’re worried you don’t have time to build a freelancing business 

Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

  • Connect with Kristi on Facebook!
  • 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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