204. Success Story Update: Emilee Vales - Where are they now?

204. Success Story Update: Emilee Vales – Where are they now?


EPISODE 204 SHOW NOTES: Success Story Update: Emilee Vales – Where are they now?


Hey there! Today I am chatting with Emilee Vales. Emilee is a LFA alum and is back on the podcast sharing where she is at now in her freelancing career. Emilee is a former teacher who started freelancing when she joined the Live Free Academy (formerly Overwhelmed to Overbooked). If you haven’t listened to how she got started and was booked out in less than 2 months, be sure to go listen to episode 26 before diving in to the this episode.

In this episode, Emilee and I chat about the pivot that she originally made from social media management to Pinterest management and the strategy that really worked for her when she decided to pivot. Cold-pitching was a big part of that strategy and we chat all about how she made that work for her. We chat about persistence and doing what works for you. We even chat about maternity leave and how that can look as a freelancer. This episode is full of so much helpful information from a Live Free Academy alum that will be sure to help you whether you are thinking about freelancing, new to the program, or have been freelancing for a while. 

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In this episode, we cover:

  • Emilee’s pivot from social media management to Pinterest management
  • Cold-pitching
  • Maternity leave as a freelancer

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