216. Working with Local Businesses Online with Christina Sidoti and Amy Pottenger | The Need for Freelancers Series

Episode 216: Working with Local Businesses Online with Christina Sidoti and Amy Pottenger | The Need for Freelancers Series




Have you thought about working with local businesses online and wondering what that could look like? Today, I’m chatting with Christina Sidoti and Amy Pottenger. Christina is an OBM/integrator who took my course, The Live Free Academy (formerly OTO) in 2019. Christina shares how she went from Physical Therapy to the work that she does now. If you haven’t listened to Christina’s first episode, be sure to check out episode 105 to hear more about how she got started in freelancing.

Amy is an interior designer who has had a successful business for several years. Amy wanted to work with clients online as well and on today’s episode Christina and Amy share how they work together and how they took Amy’s local interior design business and transformed it to work online too!

We also chat about the differences between being an integrator and a visionary, a referral-based business, the qualities that they look for when hiring contractors, having open communication with clients, and what maternity leave can look for team members. 

If you have wondered how you can help local businesses in the online space, this episode is for you!

Thank you for listening! Send me a DM over on Instagram (@micala.quinn) and let me know what you thought of today’s episode!

Don’t forget about my live training happening TODAY, August 15, at 8 pm CST! You can sign up at micalaquinn.com/live. Can’t wait to see you there!

In this episode, we cover:

  • How Christina helped Amy go from a local business to online too
  • The differences between being an integrator and a visionary
  • Referral-based business
  • Qualities that Christina and Amy look for when hiring contractors
  • Having open communication with clients
  • Maternity leave

Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

  • Connect with Christina on her website HERE!
  • Connect with Amy on her website HERE or on Instagram HERE! Check out Amy’s Free Home Office Design Guide HERE!
  • Sign up for my live training on freelancing happening TODAY, August 15 at 8 PM CST at: www.micalaquinn.com/live
  • 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!

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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