And Finally, Success…
August 5, 2009 by Sherry Dedman · 2 Comments · Filed under: How I Became A Work At Home Mom 

[ This is part 8 of an 8-part article – Read Part 1… ]

But I made it through that. My son started school, the large blog was launched, and more business was pouring in. I’ve had some very short periods of slowness with my business since then, but they are always short-lived, and I wind up with almost more business than I can handle very soon after every dry spell.

My very first client is still a regular client, as is the Seattle attorney who hired me to finish his web site. I have many regular clients and gain new ones all the time. My biggest client ever is now working with me on business development, and there are some exciting changes in the wings for Blog Solace in the very near future!

What is amazing to me is that, yes, I worked and educated myself and was prepared for this opportunity. But currently owning a successful back end web development business would not have been possible if I hadn’t been *forced* into it. If Kindercare had been the right place for my child, or if adequate care for him had ever appeared, I would be an Administrative Assistant right now.

Instead, I’m a Work At Home Mom who owns her own small business, and the future is bright! That’s how I accidentally started my own business and became a WAHM. I guess it’s a lesson in making sure you never stop learning and being open to change, following your passion, recognizing opportunity when it knocks, and following through on it no matter how hard it is.

Never give up!

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2 Responses to “And Finally, Success…”
  1. Sherry,

    Your story inspired me on Twitter at first tell, and now to hear the whole story again in detail makes me grin for you. You’re doing what you love without years of degrees backing you. Necessity is the mother of invention, said Plato, and he was totally right. Stay strong, and congratulations on paving your own path.


  2. Patrice says:

    You have the right attitude, “never give up” until you succeed. I am very much inspired with your story. It really is a story to tell to everyone and I am pretty sure that they will also be inspired.

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