Amanda Cleary - Word NinjaName of business:

Word Ninja (I know you’re not supposed to call yourself a ninja or a guru, but my daughter created an awesome logo, so ninja it is.)

How long you have been in business for yourself?:

I launched officially in July 2012 with a goal of being full time in three years. (Holy crap!)

Business product or service:

Freelance writing and editing for small and large businesses and non-profits (website copy, case studies, marketing material, etc.)

What led you to start your business?:

I freelanced on an off over the years I was home raising my three children and love the variety of projects and the independence. Although I work very hard at my day job in higher education marketing, I do not necessarily thrive creatively in an office environment and would like to work from my own space and make my own hours.

What kept/keeps you going during challenging times?:

My faith in God’s provision and call on me to write, the encouragement of my family, and an entrepreneurial spirit

One lesson you’ve learned during your entrepreneurial journey:

Trust the nudge and act on it.

One thing about your business that makes you smile:

Knowing I am making it happen and not waiting for it to happen to me. I also have to add the vision in my head of writing from a deck overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains

Favorite motivational quote:

This one is weird but makes me laugh and contains a dark, twisted truth about the fear of succeeding only to realize you really haven’t. Then again, I might be over analyzing it.

“I hope some animal never bores a hole in my head and lays its eggs in my brain, because later you might think you’re having a good idea, but it’s just eggs hatching.” – Jack Handey. Pretty Darn Motivating.

Favorite chocolate:

DARK and sometimes with chili pepper

 

Amanda Cleary - Word Ninja