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  1. 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

  2. Money Making Mums Blogger Interview: Nicola from Clarke 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.

    Nicola Clarke Life (1)

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

    My name is Nicola and I live in Northampton (UK). My blog is Clarkelife.com where you can find me writing motivational posts as well as posts about being a mum to two (13 and 7) and other lifestyle type posts. I basically write about anything that I think might be interesting! I also have a YouTube channel ????. I work full time from home as a digital assistant.

    Tell me, how do you make money from home?

    I make a small amount of money through my blog, mostly from sponsored posts. I am also an Avon rep which I love as it gets me out of the house and meeting people. I also do surveys and reviews from home which I have found to be quite lucrative! I do work full time as well, based at home, so I find these jobs all work well together!

    What makes it suitable for mums?

    My children are slightly older and are in school so I have at least 6 hours a day to dedicate to my full time job. The other side hustles are great for mums as they can be done with children in tow(especially Avon). My kids love helping me deliver my books and collect orders and they are now old enough to take deliveries to our neighbours on their own - result! Surveys are great because I can do them while I’m sat in front of the tv in the evening and the same goes for my blog. I do often wonder how I fit it all in! In the school holidays I get up at 6 and do 3 hours before I need to start thinking about entertaining the kids!

    What are three benefits of working at home?

    Being there to drop the kids to and from school. Being able to take the kids to their after school activities. Being able to pop out for essentials or put a wash on during the week so the weekends are more free for family time.

    What are three negatives?

    Spending too long doing chores and not working. People thinking you’re just at home with your feet up all day (I wish!). Feeling guilty when the kids are on school holidays and you’re at home but having to work.

    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 100%! I love it!!

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

    I do struggle sometimes but I try to focus on the jobs that need doing rather than the time I am spending doing them. If I focus on how many hours I am doing it becomes very stressful.

    Do you have a favourite quote to keep you inspired?

    Work hard and be kind.

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

    It can be done. I have been looking to work from home ever since my son was born 14 years ago and only managed to start working full time from home this year. I have always remained focussed on my goal and ended up having to learn a whole new career to enable it. It has totally been worth the wait though.
     

    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: Michelle from Shell Louise

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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.

    Michelle Shell Louise

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

    My name is Michelle but everyone calls me Shell which is why my blog is called Shell Louise. I couldn't think of anything else and now wish I had thought about it more and picked something better! I'm originally from Belper in Derbyshire but moved to Lincoln when I met my husband, online, back in 2003.

    Tell me, how do you make money from home?

    I host sponsored posts on my blog.

    What makes it suitable for mums?

    Work fits in around the needs of the family. 

    What are three benefits of working at home?

    I'm here all the time so no need to pay for any childcare. I can attend all school events without worrying about getting time off. No commuting!

    What are three negatives?

    Not guaranteed a fixed monthly income. Some months are excellent, others not so much!
    People know you work from home so think it's ok to pop in for a cuppa and chat whenever they want.
    Sometimes I can't get everything done while the children are at school/college and I have to work while they're here. It's hard to concentrate when they're all home.

    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.

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

    I have a page-a-day diary that I write everything in that needs doing each day. Once it's done I cross it off. My working day doesn't end until all items are crossed off.

    Do you have a favourite quote to keep you inspired?

    Not really, I don't do quotes

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

    It can be scary to start out but in my opinion, it's well worth 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

  4. Money Making Mums Blogger Interview: Jenni from Chilling with Lucas

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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.

    Jenni Chilling with Lucas (2)

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

    I’m Jenni, I live in Lancashire with my partner and our 3 year old son. My blog, Chilling with Lucas started as a way to write reviews of the products I was using and to jot down memories and milestones of Lucas. I now write about anything from food, days out, fashion, home and whatever takes my fancy really.

    Tell me, how do you make money from home?

    I earn money from my blog through sponsored posts and also as a virtual assistant. I support other bloggers and small businesses with admin, social media and adding products to various e-commerce sites.

    What makes it suitable for mums?

    You can do the work at any time as the majority of it can be scheduled. I tend to work once Lucas is in bed which leaves me able to be with him during the day.

    What are three benefits of working at home?

    You can make your own schedule, you don’t need to pay for childcare, you don’t miss any of your child’s milestones.

    What are three negatives?

    Late nights (although that is my choice as I choose to work when Lucas is in bed).
    People thinking that it must be easy to get money and free stuff (there is nothing easy with the amount of hours and learning that has gone into building a blog).
    Clients cancelling work, there are no guarantees of a wage at the end of the month like there is in a job out of the home.

    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?

    Home

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

    Having an income and still being able to spend every day with Lucas until he starts school.

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

    Obviously take everything into consideration but don’t over think it where you are putting yourself off or doubting your capabilities. If you do currently work, see if you can start working at home around it whilst you build your client base or business.
     

    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: Danielle from Someone's Mum

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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.

    Danielle Someones Mum

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

    My name is Danielle Duggins and I blog at Someone's Mum

    Tell me, how do you make money from home?

    Through the blog and social channels.

    What makes it suitable for mums?

    I am my own boss and I work from home.

    What are three benefits of working at home?

    I can set my own timetable. I can always drop everything if the children need me. I can work in my PJs!

    What are three negatives?

    It can be very difficult to divide work and home life. You are always 'at work' in a way.

    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.

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

    I am passionate about working on the blog and I find the creativity extremely rewarding.

    Do you have a favourite quote to keep you inspired?

    I don't really do inspirational quotes. I prefer to write my own words.

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

    Working from home requires just as much time and probably more effort than a traditional job, but the benefits outweight this when you create something that is entirely yours and allows you peace of mind and flexibility.
     

    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