194. WAHM Success Story: From corporate to an OBM agency with Salome Fourie

194: WAHM Success Story: From corporate to an OBM agency with Salome Fourie


EPISODE 194 SHOW NOTES: Starting an Online Business Manager Agency


Are you interested in becoming an OBM or running your own OBM agency? Today I am chatting with Salome Fourie about her journey from corporate to quitting her job, starting as a Social Media Manager to eventually becoming a certified Online Business Manager (OBM). Salome even started an agency that pulled her husband home and out of corporate.

Salome talks with us about how she got started freelancing with OTO in June 2020 and started as a Social Media Manager (SMM). She chats with us about pivoting cold turkey from Social Media Management to the Online Business Manager (OBM) world, even quitting her job and jumping right in. She chats with us about how she found her clients and how she was focused on finding the right clients for her even if it took a little longer. Salome now runs a successful OBM agency with her husband. She chats more with us about what she does as an OBM and how even though you can niche down and become an OBM, how each OBM can have different focus areas.

Salome’s inspiring story and encouragement about choosing pivoting and choosing what is right for you is exactly what you may need to hear today. Tune in to hear more!

Want to hear more Success Stories from my program, The Live Free Academy? Just click here!

Thanks for spending time with us today! Let Salome and I know what you thought about this episode over on Instagram @Micala.Quinn and @salome_fourie. Chat with you there!



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In this episode, we cover:

  • Salome’s journey from corporate to an OBM agency.
  • Pivoting in freelancing
  • Finding clients as an OBM

Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

  • Connect with Salome on Instagram or HERE.
  • Want to learn more about becoming an OBM? Listen to my episode with Sarah Noked HERE.
  • Check out the OBM certification that Salome completed HERE.
  • BOOK: “Profit First” by Mike Michalowicz
  • New to the idea of freelancing? Learn more HERE.
  • Want to hear more Success Stories from my program, The Live Free Academy? Just click 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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