I recently found myself once again taking part in a conversation on Facebook about family and friends not taking your home-based online business seriously. I take a very strong stance on this one. Get yourself some business cards, continue to grow your business and eventually they will learn to respect both you and it.
More importantly (especially for women, who seem to make up the majority of these stories): Stop caring what people think about your dreams and ambitions. You will never be successful if you listen to naysayers.
Edgar Allen Poe’s father actually disowned him when he went into writing, and Miles Davis’ mother wanted him to play the violin instead of the trumpet. Who knew?