Today we’d like to introduce you to Ashley Moring.
Hi Ashley, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
Today, I am a freelance website designer, but this wasn’t always my chosen path. There have been a whirlwind of changes over the years that got me to where I am today. I grew up working in the restaurant industry from bussing tables to bartending to managing. I love the energy of working in restaurants – it’s fast, it’s chaotic and it’s always a good time. I never thought I would find anything to compare – until I had a baby. I don’t think anyone truly understands when people say it changes your whole world until you have experienced the change yourself. After having my daughter, my focus in life changed and that is what really put the momentum behind becoming a website designer. My motivation was to spend more time with her and less time at a job. I wanted to watch her grow up in front of my eyes, not from my phone. I started learning to code websites from scratch, learning the basics of web design, web development, and graphic design. It wasn’t until I started to apply what I was learning to websites for other people that a new passion grew inside of me. I want to help other moms out there who are entrepreneurs and small business owners and don’t have the time or energy to learn how to build a website themselves.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I can’t imagine that it is a smooth road for anyone all of the time. I have struggled with learning new things, finding the time to dedicate to myself and to my business, and with wondering if I am making the right decisions. I am challenged with feeling like an imposter, finding the right information and with making a profitable business. I continue to have those struggles and with goals like mine, I anticipate there will be many more ahead. I have found that when I try to make decisions with purpose and I try to align my business with the goal of helping others, I don’t feel like I am struggling, I feel like I am making a difference to someone out there!
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am a website designer and I build websites for entrepreneurs and small business owners. I especially focus on the busy mom + entrepreneurs who don’t have the time or desire to learn the tech, they just need to get it done. My two-week website design service is designed to be simple, easy and fast. Many people out there have dreams of running their own business or successful side hustle. In a world where the internet is more accessible than ever, it’s important to have a website to legitimize your business. I have learned that not so many people love the technical side of websites and would rather use their energy elsewhere. That’s where I step in! I love learning about my client’s business goals and how I can best organize their content to promote their business – each project is its own unique challenge!
Is there something surprising that you feel even people who know you might not know about?
There is probably a lot that people don’t know about me, I am pretty introverted. Which can be odd after working in restaurants for so many years. I don’t think there is anything too surprising. I’ve been fortunate to live a life full of travel, love, and people who support me.
- 2 week website: $2,250
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.ashleymoring.com
- Instagram: instagram.com/ashleymoring.websitedesign