Amanda McClellan is the founder of Moms Making It Happen, a business consultancy for women entrepreneurs with little ones. McClellan’s mission is to help mompreneurs create a passion-based business that inspires them, design a family and social life they love, and ultimately live the life of their dreams.
A former middle school history teacher, McClellan came across personal development and Internet marketing one winter day in 2008. Though skeptical at first, she quickly became hooked as she explored these foreign concepts. She spent thousands of hours in front of the computer and eventually became a master at the Internet marketing game. McClellan decided to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams and quit her teaching job after making an agreement with her husband that she would replace her old income within one year or go back to teaching.
In 2010, McClellan aligned herself with a network marketing company. Within 18 months, she was earning a 6-figure income. A successful businesswoman and a new mom, McClellan was making it happen and living the life. About a year and a half later, she had her second daughter, who was diagnosed with a rare genetic breathing disorder. McClellan describes this moment as her wake-up call – it was both the scariest situation and one of the greatest gifts of her life.
According to McClellan, entrepreneurship saved her family, because she never had to ask a boss for time off or wonder where the next paycheck was coming from. Her daughter’s condition was further confirmation that her passion and purpose in life is inspiring women to fight mediocrity by creating the life of their dreams. This difficult time led her to start Moms Making It Happen.
McClellan has built a successful passion-based business from home while raising a family and overcoming challenges, and she wants to help other women do the same. Through Moms Making It Happen, she shares her business and personal growth strategies and provides a supportive community for mompreneurs.