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The story of a brand in making was not an easy one. From typist to a web designer it’s been quite a roller coaster, with hard work, tears, good and bad times – every mistake along the way helped turn my passion into profit at The Virtual Click.
I am a woman of many trades. Held several jobs and businesses over the years that have helped pave the way to who I am today. I believe life is what you make it, so I was never afraid to try new things!
Pivoting Towards The Virtual Click Didn’t Happen Overnight.
A few years before the pandemic broke out, I lost my dear mother and baby sister. This shed light on my work-life balance – that’s just it, I had no balance. No one was running after me, but I was always on the run. I decided to become a freelancer and work from home.
I took several of Josh Hall’s web design courses, It was not an easy task, but I did it. Before making this change, I worked hard– for years. I still do – but I am happy that I can spend more time with my family in the process.
Mindset is now a part of my business model. My emotional and mental well-being is equally important as my career. Family brings me that peace and balance.
And when I get my dose of self-care, I’m ready to get back on track.
You may find me working on projects in my pyjamas, wearing slippers sometimes but always with enthusiasm!
Don’t underestimate my dress code, it’s all part of the process.
Forget about the jimjams and slippers. Working, remotely suits me perfectly fine. I get to travel the world with my MacBook tucked in my backpack between a few good books and my prayer mat.
Meeting clients and freelancers from all walks of life has shaped my outlook in new ways. It’s been exciting seeing how other cultures operate, it’s opened up new avenues for me too!. It’s a win-win.
I Love What I Do
Being a female web designer is certainly not a stroll in the park. It is, however, my favourite stroll, and I wouldn’t change it for the world.
- Family ☑️
- A designated place to work from home ☑️
- Latte and chocolate cake ☑️
- Favourite pyjamas and slippers ☑️
What would you do if you were in my slippers? You can tell me at your first free consultation 😉
Starting A Web Design Business Successfully
If you’re curious about what it takes to be a web designer, this podcast is for you! Join me as I share my journey from starting out as a virtual assistant to pivoting my business and becoming a full-time female web designer.
Alright, Now Let’s Wrap This All Up
Repeat after me!
What do I do? – I help women in business succeed by building bespoke websites that are unique, easy to use and built for conversion.
Why? – To help them generate more leads and sales by providing them with an easy to navigate, interactive site that is custom-tailored to their niche market. Expect a value-packed and high-quality service.
When? Well, whenever you’re ready to take your business to the next level. If you are ready to strategise? Book a 30-minute free consultation!
How? Click the big button below. I will never leave you hanging.
The first paragraph means a lot to me. I know how you felt at the beginning of your journey because I passed through the same ups and downs. I lost my mother a few years ago. But I still have my little sister. The hardest was to explain to your friends and family what you were trying to do. Online business seems so obscure for most. But I have never heard the famous: “Why don’t you try to find a real job.”
In some ways, I have always been a lucky guy.
I’m happy that I have found your website, Jamila.
Thank you for taking the time to read my article and I’m sorry to hear about your loss. I’m so glad you found my story inspiring, and I appreciate your kind words. I hope to continue to share my experiences with others who are on their own entrepreneurial journey. Thank you for sharing your perspective!
What an inspiring story Jamila, I have wondered at times if your kind of success was really achievable. It is nice to see that there are accomplishments that may seem out of reach, actually being done! Is this something that a person can do locally or is it pretty much a web only kind of business. Thank you again for the article.
Hi Joseph, thanks for reading my article and leaving your comments.
I’m so glad you found it inspiring. I think anyone can do what I did, but the key for me was to find what I had a passion for. What are you passionate about? Once you know the answer to that question, all of the other steps will fall into place. Finding out how to turn your passion into profit is a process that takes time and patience but if you’re willing to put in the work then there’s no doubt in my mind that it’s possible for anyone who wants it bad enough. Yes, you can also serve your local community doing web design, you can do both.