Freelancer Story: Virtual Assistant to 6-Figure Agency Owner with Heidi Schmidt #198


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Freelance Virtual Assistant to Six-Figure Agency Owner

Today we have one of our very own Digital Marketer’s Workgroup members here on the podcast!

I love to highlight other freelancers, how they’re doing business, what kind of services they’re offering, what lessons they’ve learned, and in Heidi’s case, sharing how she has scaled to six figures as an agency. She’s one of our most recent workgroup members to share a big win.

Heidi Schmidt is a Social Media Consultant who works with (mostly) small-mid sized woman owned service providers and coaches offering social media strategies and done-for-you social media management. Though she has over 15 years of experience in marketing, she’s passionate about content and social media strategies that drive results. She started freelancing in 2020 at the start of the pandemic and now owns an agency with a team of 5 content creators/VAs who help her create stellar content.

Listen in to learn more about

  • the need for community support and networking in the freelance industry
  • benefits of joining The Digital Marketer’s Workgroup
  • the low startup cost of freelancing
  • the importance of self-discipline and time management
  • finding a niche and building client relationships

Tune in as Heidi shares her freelancer journey and how she knew when to make the jump from virtual assistant to an agency owner.

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Links mentioned in the show

  • Loomly: a social media management platform that empowers marketing teams to grow successful brands online through collaboration, publishing, & analytics.
  • UDMA School Self-Study: Get started today with my signature course on digital marketing implementation will give you the confidence and teach you HOW to do the work that’s in demand and highly marketable. This is the secret weapon to getting booked out!

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Emily Reagan is a jill-of-all trades when it comes to digital marketing and techie skills. She’s worked as a behind-the-scenes digital media implementor and virtual assistant for a decade for online biz owner clients.

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