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281: WAHM Success Story: Freelancing as a Single Mom: Molly’s Path to Flexibility and Financial Freedom




Happy Monday! Join us on today’s podcast episode as we sit down with Molly Mariss. Molly walks us through freelancing as a single mom. She shares how she used her corporate background to jump into freelancing for flexibility, fulfillment, and financial freedom.

Corporate Background

Molly actually started out as a stay-at-home-mom right out of college. While home with her daughter, she watched all of her peers get their careers started and realized she didn’t want hers to be on hold. She decided to get her masters and then headed for the corporate world. And, she loved it! …for about 3 months. She struggled with the inflexibility and started having some serious mom guilt.

Transition to Freelancing

When Molly became pregnant with her second daughter, she started searching Google for a work from home option and landed on blogging. She grew a mom blog for a year and learned a ton of valuable skills in the online world along the way. She made a bit of money too, but it was not nearly enough to replace an income. 

Building a Freelancing Business

In 2020 and in the midst of filing for divorce, Molly stumbled upon the Live Free Academy, and she knew she had to try it out. She finished the course within a month, built her freelancing business, started landing clients, and now supports herself and her girls from home.

Molly shares insights into how she landed her clients, her daily schedule as a single mom, and all about the high-level service she offers her clients. Molly’s story is an inspiring one for anyone seeking a career change, particularly single moms navigating work-life balance. Learn from her experiences, strategies, and determination to create a thriving freelancing business.

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In this episode, we cover:

  • How Molly landed her clients
  • Molly’s work-from-home schedule as a single mom
  • An in-depth look at the services Molly provides for her clients

You’ll love this episode if:

  • You’re thinking about a transitioning to freelancing for increased flexibility and financial freedom
  • You’re seeking practical tips and strategies for landing clients and managing a freelancing workload from home

Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

  • Connect with Molly on Instagram, on Facebook, or on her website!
  • Check out Molly’s Integrator Starter Toolkit here! 
  • Become a certified integrator with Molly here.
  • 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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