I am extremely honoured to announce that I have been named the winner of the Redland Woman in Business award for 2016.
Even more exciting, was to find out that my business, Front Page Web Writing, was selected as a finalist for the overall award of Redlands Business of the Year! It might not have won, but just being in the top five, is more than I could ever have dreamed of just a few years ago.
At the end of 2012, out of the blue, I was made redundant. I’d spent pretty much my entire career working in government – what did I do now?!
When a couple of my contacts heard that I had left my job, they approached me about doing some freelance work for them, knowing of my background in writing, editing, WordPress and social media … and that was how it started. With my redundancy payout as a buffer, my husband and I decided I would try working from home for 12 months to see how it went. To be honest, I think he was willing to agree to anything at that point, if it would cheer me up!
It’s been a steep learning curve, but I’m so glad I started on this journey. They say if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life – and although I do work hard, for the most part it feels like a joy rather than a burden.
To be recognised an an entrepreneur and business woman, is just the icing on the cake.
If you would like to improve YOUR business’ online presence, and Google search results – contact me at Front Page Web Writing today!