Welcome to the Lylia Rose money and lifestyle blog

Hello, I'm Victoria. I'm passionate about making money online and boosting my full-time blogging income through side hustles and free money opportunities, which I often feature on my lifestyle blog.

Within these pages, you'll uncover helpful money-saving tips, easy-to-read family finance insights, home and garden improvement ideas, and many more lifestyle topics from healthy living to family and lifestyle dynamics, eco-friendly living to travel, and fashion to beauty, often with a financial twist.

Additionally, you'll find a treasure trove of blogging wisdom from blogging tips and blogging resources to the secrets of how bloggers make money.  Discover where to find paid blogging opportunities to monetise a blog effectively and generate a source of income.

UK money and lifestyle blog - Lylia Rose

Money, self-employment, raising kids, working from home...

In 2012, I became a mum and first explored self-employment while on maternity leave, making and selling handmade jewellery and crafts on Etsy and a Facebook page, and opening an online fashion store. By 2013 I had started blogging, and by 2016 I was earning a full-time income from my blog alone.

Starting January 2017, I made the bold decision to leave the secure income of my employed job and fully embrace self-employment as a full-time money and lifestyle blogger.  By the summer of 2019, I became our familes breadwinner!

As a former shopping addict who faced a debt crisis in my teenage years, I developed a strong passion for financial stability and becoming debt-free, this led to my blog having a large money-focus and my interest in side hustles and ways to make real free money.

Since I went self-employed, my husband has too! He's ran a local handyman business, a handmade reclaimed wood furniture business, home, garden and DIY websites, and Etsy and eBay shops selling his handmade creations and digital printables.

Drawing from our combined expertise and experience, my blog provides valuable insights into working from home, setting up home offices, running Etsy and eBay stores, monetising blogs, managing finances as self-employed individuals and as a family, all while balancing work, life, side hustles, passion projects, kids and health!

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My annual online & blogging income reports

My revealing annual turnover income reports are a great way of digging into exactly how I make money online and from home each year. 

Click an income report below to see which online activities and side hustles were lucrative for me each year working as a full-time blogger:


I decided to stop writing income reports because they were becoming too repetitive. However, my online and blog activities continued to perform strongly in 2022 and 2023, generating an annual turnover of approximately £60,000 and pre-tax profit of around £52,000 each year.

Although my earlier income reports still offer valuable insights into my income sources, my primary focus since 2022 has shifted towards affiliate marketing and advertising on my websites.

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How did Lylia Rose start?

Curious to how the Lylia Rose money and lifestyle blog came about? 

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Find out in these blog posts and discover how I accidentally became a blogger...

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I began the Lylia Rose blog in April 2013 and loved blogging so much that I started two more blogs in January 2018.

In my other blogs I share two more of my passions: travel and healthy living. 

My husband started a home, garden, woodwork and DIY blog in 2018.

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