Ana had 2 passions – writing and nutrition – so she found a way to combine them to make it work for her business.

Here’s how she did it:

Tell us about your business or blog

I have two! I am a dietitian and freelance writer and I also have a podcast on parenting called The Productive Parent

Why did you start it?

I became a freelance writer 5 years ago because I had always wanted to be a writer. I also love working for myself and traditional dietitian jobs just aren’t a good match for me. I get bored very easily and writing allows each day to be slightly different.

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What steps have you taken to get traction?

I have written several “controversial” blog posts lately and they have gotten my site a lot of hits. I also am constantly networking in FB groups and other professional groups trying to get work.


What has been the main way of getting your name out there?

Facebook, Twitter, then simply applying for freelance jobs I see posted online.


What challenges have you faced and how did you overcome them?

Confidence as a writer since I am not “trained” in it. And charging what I am worth.


What has been your biggest success in your business?

That anyone pays me to write!


What is your family life like outside of business?

I have a 20-month-old and am pregnant with another boy due in November!


What do you love most about being a business mum?

Being able to do both! Have something for myself and a family.


What advice would you give someone getting started today?

Get out there, don’t be afraid and don’t give up.

Where can other mums connect with you?

Connect with Ana on her website and podcast.