Welcome to my Money Making Mums guest series all about how to earn a decent living from home, even as a busy parent. As well as guest posts from awesome bloggers sharing their tips and tricks, I am also interviewing relevant bloggers to discover how exactly they make money from home. They aren't all mums, but the methods they use to make money from home are totally suitable for parents who want to earn their own income around childcare and parent duties.
As you’ve probably guessed, I love making money from home. As a busy mum to two young children, working from home for myself provides me with the flexibility I need to care for my children and avoid high full time childcare costs. It also means I get to do what I love. I’m an advocate of earning money online and from apps, and I’m always looking for new ways to make more income from home.
Every Friday I invite other bloggers and money making mums to share even more ways us busy mums can make money from home. If you’d like to feature in this series with a guest post or you’d like to be interviewed, please do get in touch.
Hello, welcome to my Money Making Mums Interview. Please tell me a little about who you are, where you’re from and where you blog.
Hello, I'm Rachel from Rachel Bustin a family lifestyle blog. I live with my husband and 2 year old daughter down in Cornwall. We are expecting another baby girl this spring so earning money from home is more important now than ever.
This series is all about mums being able to make money from home. Can you tell me what you do from home to make money?
My main source of income at home is from my blog. I enjoy writing so the money come from sponsored posts mainly. I make a little from adverts and affiliate links on my blog but not enough! This is something I need to work on this year. Other sources of income come from doing online surveys and the odd selling of bits on eBay.
What makes it suitable for mums?
The hours are flexible around your home life. I work every evening on my blog, although I'm hoping to get ahead and take a night off a week!
What do you love about working from home?
Earning money at home in the comfort of my PJs on the sofa. Being able to still earn if the little one is ill and being able to get to appointments without the hassle of changing things around. Not having to rely on extended family for childcare.
What are your top three negatives to working from home?
Finding the motivation is hard sometimes! It can be lonely. You can be easily distracted and therefore your productivity declines.
If you could only pick one, either working from home or working in an office for the rest of your life, which would you pick?
Ahh a tricky question! Can I pick both? I would love the balance of 1 or 2 days in the office and the rest at home. Reason I say this is because I do like a bit of adult interaction for my own mental well-being. It's how I get inspired by talking and working with others.
Lots of people say they’d find it hard to stay motivated if working alone at home. What keeps you motivated?
Looking at my daughter, she gives me the motivation to earn money so I can spend more time with her at home.
Do you have a favourite quote to keep you inspired?
"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."
Do you have any advice or words of wisdom to share with mums wanting to make their own income from home?
Go ahead and try it! It's hard work but very rewarding!
Thank you so much for taking part in my interview series :)
Would you like to take part?
Find a contact form in my top menu or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Not a mum? No worries! This guest series is all about inspiring parents to earn their own income and realising they have more than two choices of going out to an employed job or being a stay at home parent.
Of course if you choose to do either of those options that's absolutely fine, no judgement here, but lots of mums, like me, didn't realise there was another way to make money by the many self-employed options available nowadays. If you earn from home, parent or not, and it's suitable for parents then you can take part.
Check out the rest of the series here: Money Making Mums