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  1. Money Making Mums Blogger Interview: Clare from Freddies Mummy UK

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    Every Friday I invite other bloggers and money making mums to share the ways busy parents can make money from home.  These are real life people making a living from home who can share their experience with us and inspire us.  If you’d like to feature in this series with a guest post of a relevant topic or you’d like to take part in the interview, please do get in touch or find the interview questions by clicking here.

    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.  I’m always looking for new ways to make more income from home and hope to be inspired by the many people in this interview series.

    Enjoy.

    Money Making Mums Blogger Interview_ Clare from Freddies Mummy UK

    Welcome, tell me a little about who you are, where you’re from and introduce your blog. 

    Hi my name is Clare and I live in a small village in Leicestershire with my son and my husband. I started my blog Freddies Mummy UK only in January and I write about everything we love as a family. 

    Tell me, how do you make money from home?

    I blog full time, but I am really only just starting out. But I make some money from sponsored posts, and I have just started matched betting.

    What makes it suitable for mums?

    I am always there to take my son to school and spend quality time with him. I can work when he is at school and when he is in bed, so it is excellent. 

    What are three benefits of working at home?

    That is easy, I am always there for my family. I work my own hours and I put in as much or as little as I want. No one is my boss (well apart from Freddie - my son!) so I find it very self motivating.

    What are three negatives?

    That's not so easy, I am a workaholic so I tend to work more hours than I would if I had full time employment, but I absolutely love it.

    It is very isolating, so I don't tend to talk to anyone through out the day. But again this suits me, as I find I work harder when I am not distracted. I have some amazing friends so when I have down time I see them.

    If the house is in a mess I often will clean up before I start working. Where as if I went to a job this would have to be done at another time.

    If you could only pick one, working from home or going to an employed job for the rest of your life, which would you pick?

    Working from home every time.

    People say they find it hard to be productive working alone at home. What keeps you motivated?

    I am very self motivated and I know the harder I work the more money I will achieve.

    Do you have a favourite quote to keep you inspired?

    When someone tells me "no", it doesn't mean I can't do it, it simply means I can't do it with them!

    What words of wisdom can you share with mums looking to make their own income from home?

    This is difficult, as we don't rely on my income to pay the bills. If you are looking at giving up work to earn an income from home, make sure you test the water before you actually hand in your notice. It takes a long time to make money certainly from blogging (I certainly don't make any where near a full time income from this yet). As long as you are self motivated and can potentially put in MORE hours than you do in an employed job, then go for it.
     

    Thank you so much for taking part in my interview series!

     

    Find a directory of all the interviews and guest posts here: https://www.lyliarose.com/money-making-mums-series.html

     

    Are you a blogger? Would you like to take part? 

    Find a contact form in my top menu or email victoria@lyliarose.com if you’d like to propose a suitable guest post.

    If you want to answer the interview, fill out the questions on the form by clicking here.

    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

  2. Money Making Mums Blogger Interview: Kaiden from the Kaiden Laverty blog

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    Every Friday I invite other bloggers who earn money somehow from home and money making mums to share the ways busy parents can make money from home.  These are real life people making a living from home who can share their experience with us and inspire us.  If you’d like to feature in this series with a guest post of a relevant topic or you’d like to take part in the interview, please do get in touch or find the interview questions by clicking here.

    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.  I’m always looking for new ways to make more income from home and hope to be inspired by the many people in this interview series.

    Enjoy.

    Money Making Mums Blogger Interview_ Kaiden from the Kaiden Laverty blog

    Welcome, tell me a little about who you are, where you’re from and introduce your blog. 

    Hello! I'm Kaiden and I'm a blogger at kaidenlaverty.com, copywriter, stay-at-home parent and total sleep-avoider!

    Tell me, how do you make money from home?

    I run two businesses of my own while having a part-time job too! I'm a freelance copywriter, blogger and also a 'Customer Success Manager'.

    What makes it suitable for mums?

    Luckily, all of my work can be done from home and it's entirely flexible around my little one. Of course, there are times when it's not-so flexible and a task needs to be done immediately, but it's not too often. I get to pick my own working hours, as two of them are my own businesses and for my other job, it's very much flexible around me too.
     

    What are three benefits of working at home?

    The first has to be that I pretty much pick my own working hours. If my son needs something or I have to take him to swim lessons, then I can take time out. I can also raise my son and be the 'stay-at-home parent' at the same time, just how I wanted! I couldn't imagine not being a stay-at-home Dad so I'm grateful that I have managed to make it work for us. Lastly, it's just SO convenient. If anything happens, or my little one needs picking up from preschool... I'm always available to do it! No-one has to take any time off work.

    What are three negatives?

    I think the biggest downfall is that I can't be ill. If I am, then everything stops. Our son can't be looked after properly and I can't work, but I also can't call in for someone to help me out either - I'm completely alone. There have been times I've been sick in the toilet, with my little toddler standing beside me and clients trying to reach me on the phone! I also quite hate that I never get to leave the house. While most days I love being able to work in my PJs, I would love some adult interaction for once! All I have really is my 3-year-old, whoever communicates with me via my laptop or phone for work and then my partner after he gets home. It sucks! Lastly, my life feels very hectic and I can never get away from work really. I live and work in the same place and all of my work is very full-on and very 'on-demand'. If someone needs me, I have to be there to answer! Most days I work on/off from 7am - 9pm/10pm!

    If you could only pick one, working from home or going to an employed job for the rest of your life, which would you pick?

    Ahhh, that's such a tough one! When we've finished growing our family, I would definitely want to be in an employed job. But we're not finished yet so I would never choose that in a million years! So, I'm gonna have to say working from home!! It has far too many advantages when you have a family.

    People say they find it hard to be productive working alone at home. What keeps you motivated?

    Honestly? Money. Right now, we're saving for a house so that's my main focus at the moment. But once we have the house sorted, it'll be giving my little one a great life. Everything I work for is for him ultimately. I want to give him a stable home and a great childhood/life. So the thought of that keeps me going. Plus, I love my work!!

    Do you have a favourite quote to keep you inspired?

    "Do what you love and love what you do". If you don't love your job, get a new one!

    What words of wisdom can you share with mums looking to make their own income from home?

    Just jump in! It was always a dream of mine and if it wasn't for my partner encouraging me, I would never have done it and it is the best thing I've ever done. You'll learn as you go, so don't worry about maybe not having enough experience etc. Just get stuck in and go for it!!
     

    Thank you so much for taking part in my interview series!

     

    Find a directory of all the interviews and guest posts here: https://www.lyliarose.com/money-making-mums-series.html

     

    Are you a blogger? Would you like to take part? 

    Find a contact form in my top menu or email victoria@lyliarose.com if you’d like to propose a suitable guest post.

    If you want to answer the interview, fill out the questions on the form by clicking here.

    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

  3. Money Making Mums Blogger Interview: Sarah from Dream of Home

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    Every Friday I invite other bloggers and money making mums to share the ways busy parents can make money from home.  These are real life people making a living from home who can share their experience with us and inspire us.  If you’d like to feature in this series with a guest post of a relevant topic or you’d like to take part in the interview, please do get in touch or find the interview questions by clicking here.

    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.  I’m always looking for new ways to make more income from home and hope to be inspired by the many people in this interview series.

    Enjoy.

    Sarah Dream of Home

    Welcome, tell me a little about who you are, where you’re from and introduce your blog. 

    I'm Sarah, an interiors blogger at Dream of Home, though I also write about weddings and occasionally books. I'm based in Chester, and my day job is in digital marketing.

    Tell me, how do you make money from home?

    When I left university, I set up my own proofreading business, Sarah Macklin Editing. I can proofread pretty much anything, from essays to novels, to non-fiction, website content, even cafe menus or wedding invitations!

    What makes it suitable for mums?

    You can choose what work you take on, and can do it completely from home. If you have a busy month, you don't have to accept any work. Plus, as long as your spelling and grammar game is perfect, that's really the only qualification you need. This means you don't have to attend night classes, or do extra training, which takes time away from family.

    What are three benefits of working at home?

    If you're a silent worker, you can work in silence. If you like music blaring, you can do that. There's no one else in the room with you, so your working conditions can be just as you want them.
    You can claim tax back on any internet usage, house phone business calls, or electricity. Just remember to track when you're using these things for business.
    You can please yourself. You can pick your children up from school when needed, take a half day if you have a parent's evening, etc. Totally flexible.

    What are three negatives?

    It can be a bit anti-social.
    Motivation can sometimes be difficult to find. And working can be difficult if you have the kids at home.
    You eat way too much food and snack constantly because the fridge is right there. 

    If you could only pick one, working from home or going to an employed job for the rest of your life, which would you pick?

    Going to an employed job. I love working freelance, but couldn't do it all the time. It's lonely working at home by yourself all day.

    People say they find it hard to be productive working alone at home. What keeps you motivated?

    I always get dressed. No working in pyjamas. Have a shower, have breakfast, get dressed and begin work at 9am. This gets you ready to start, as though you've actually got ready to go to the office. I also write a to-do list. I love lists and it helps me stay on track for the whole day.

    What words of wisdom can you share with mums looking to make their own income from home?

    Don't over complicate it. There are loads of ways you can make money from home, and it doesn't have to include making or selling products, which can take time and effort. You don't even have to set up a proper 'business'. Just offer people services you're good at. It could be admin jobs, helping someone with social media, etc. And don't be afraid to ask people if you can help them. They'll more than likely be happy to pay you to help them.
     

    Thank you so much for taking part in my interview series!

     

    Find a directory of all the interviews and guest posts here: https://www.lyliarose.com/money-making-mums-series.html

     

    Are you a blogger? Would you like to take part? 

    Find a contact form in my top menu or email victoria@lyliarose.com if you’d like to propose a suitable guest post.

    If you want to answer the interview, fill out the questions on the form by clicking here.

    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

  4. Money Making Mums Blogger Interview: Pete from Household Money Saving

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    Every Friday I invite other home money making bloggers and money making mums to share the ways busy parents can make money from home.  These are real life people making a living from home who can share their experience with us and inspire us.  If you’d like to feature in this series with a guest post of a relevant topic or you’d like to take part in the interview, please do get in touch or find the interview questions by clicking here.

    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.  I’m always looking for new ways to make more income from home and hope to be inspired by the many people in this interview series.

    Enjoy.

    Pete Household Money Saving

    Welcome, tell me a little about who you are, where you’re from and introduce your blog. 

    Pete Chatfield from Kent. I blog at www.householdmoneysaving.com. I look at ways of making and saving money.

    Tell me, how do you make money from home?

    I make money from survey sites.

    What makes it suitable for mums?

    It can be done at any time of the day. Plus, you often know beforehand how long a survey takes, so you can often fit one in even if you have just 10 minutes spare. You can even make money when you’re queuing outside the school gates!

    What are three benefits of working at home?

    Never get stuck in traffic, nobody ever steals your sandwiches from the fridge (well, maybe your partner) and you work when you want to.

    What are three negatives?

    The social life is much quieter, your income isn’t guaranteed and it can sometimes be a little boring.

    If you could only pick one, working from home or going to an employed job for the rest of your life, which would you pick?

    Quite a tough choice. I would probably work from home although I would miss the social side of an office. I wouldn’t miss getting up at 5 though.

    People say they find it hard to be productive working alone at home. What keeps you motivated?

    I set a goal on what I’m working towards. At the moment, we want to have a garage conversion. We have an amount we need to save, so I mark it off in a calendar as we get closer.

    Do you have a favourite quote to keep you inspired?

    No. My inspiration comes from my family and unfortunately, they don’t have any good quotes!

    What words of wisdom can you share with mums looking to make their own income from home?

    Don’t expect to start earning big money straight away. It takes time before you figure out how to make money efficiently. And make sure you use forums and Google to find advice from others in a similar situations.
     

    Thank you so much for taking part in my interview series!

     

    Find a directory of all the interviews and guest posts here: https://www.lyliarose.com/money-making-mums-series.html

     

    Are you a blogger? Would you like to take part? 

    Find a contact form in my top menu or email victoria@lyliarose.com if you’d like to propose a suitable guest post.

    If you want to answer the interview, fill out the questions on the form by clicking here.

    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

  5. Money Making Mums Blogger Interview: Nina from Desa Life

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    Every Friday I invite other bloggers and money making mums to share the ways busy parents can make money from home.  These are real life people making a living from home who can share their experience with us and inspire us.  If you’d like to feature in this series with a guest post of a relevant topic or you’d like to take part in the interview, please do get in touch or find the interview questions by clicking here.

    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.  I’m always looking for new ways to make more income from home and hope to be inspired by the many people in this interview series.

    Enjoy.

    Nina Desa Life

    Welcome, tell me a little about who you are, where you’re from and introduce your blog. 

    Hi, my name is Nina. I'm the person behind Desa Life. I'm a mum to 2 kids (a 5 year old girl and a 6 year old boy), and I write a lifestyle blog which talks about fashion, beauty and other things women might be interested in.

    Tell me, how do you make money from home?

    I've only been blogging for a while, and that aspect of it is more to do with giving the brand a human touch. Desa Life also has a 'shop' section, of things I love that I've curated. I also work together with creative parents to feature their products on my website.

    What makes it suitable for mums?

    When I became a mum, looking after my children took over my whole being, and it felt like I lost myself a bit. Starting Desa Life was something that I did for me. It gave me a sense of purpose other than being a mum. I think it's so important for mums to do something for themselves, if it makes them happier in the long run.

    What are three benefits of working at home?

    Working from home means that I can do all my work around childcare. Before starting Desa Life, I did a maternity cover in an office environment and it was horrible when one of my kids got ill, or if I had to work late as we haven't got any family support to help. I also really like it that I've found something to do that I'm passionate about and I don't need anyone to approve what I put on my website. I work with people that I get along with, and that's fun. Specifically with my website, it's great to support other parents by selling the things they make.

    What are three negatives?

    Working around the kids may also mean working late into the night to get things done... if there even is such a thing. What am I saying, there is always something else that needs doing. As you work for yourself, you feel the pressure to show that what you are doing is worth the time, effort and money. It also means no bonuses, no holidays, no pay rise and no pat on the back from other people. You need to be self motivated, confident and happy in your own skin to keep it going.

    If you could only pick one, working from home or going to an employed job for the rest of your life, which would you pick?

    Working from home (with the income stability of having an employed job?) :-)

    People say they find it hard to be productive working alone at home. What keeps you motivated?

    I know exactly what you mean as I'm really bad at procrastinating! I've found having a check list helps. Ticking things off gets all my priorities done and there's also a sense of accomplishment when I complete it.

    Do you have a favourite quote to keep you inspired?

    I've got a whole section on Pinterest for inspirational quotes to keep me going.... but one of my favourites which I feel applies to every aspect of life is "Every day is new day." If you don't have a good day or things go wrong one day, let it all go when you go to bed and start a clean slate the next day.

    What words of wisdom can you share with mums looking to make their own income from home?

    It might not be an easy process and you may not be an overnight success, but don't give up. We're mums..... we've got this.
     

    Thank you so much for taking part in my interview series!

     

    Find a directory of all the interviews and guest posts here: https://www.lyliarose.com/money-making-mums-series.html

     

    Are you a blogger? Would you like to take part? 

    Find a contact form in my top menu or email victoria@lyliarose.com if you’d like to propose a suitable guest post.

    If you want to answer the interview, fill out the questions on the form by clicking here.

    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