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  1. Money Making Mums Blogger Interview: Vicki from Tippytupps

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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.

    tippytupps

    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.

    Hi – I’m Vicki. Cornish by birth, I now live in North Wales with my husband, two children and our big fat white cat. I blog over at www.tippytupps.com which is a parenting and lifestyle blog that follows the daily chaos of our lives.

    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?

    A little bit of everything. First, there is the blog which is starting to bring in a little income. Although positive, it’s not at a stage where it can support us as a family. Therefore, most of my income comes through copywriting on a freelance basis. I find clients though reaching out to local businesses, responding to ads and using sites such as Upwork and Freelancer. Aside from writing, I also work as a freelance photographer doing product shots and baby shoots from time to time which helps to fill the gaps when copywriting may be slow. Finally, I also do a few bits of testing here and there through a site called What Users Do which asks normal people like us, to test websites. They only pay £5 per test, but those tests take 5-10 minutes to do and it all adds up.

    What makes it suitable for mums?

    Just being able to set my own hours. It offers a flexibility that is not offered by a more traditional job. Having a young family means that I have a choice of paying a ridiculous amount of money in childcare to work a Monday – Friday 9 to 5, or I can find my own way of supporting my family that fits around our family life. I chose the latter. Being able to manage my own diary and commitments, means that I can plan and deliver it around my children.

    What do you love about working from home?

    The fact that I get to spend more time with my family. My children are only young once and I don’t want to miss it. Working in this way, I get to make my own hours doing a job I love, while spending time with them. What’s not to love?

    What are your top three negatives to working from home?

    (1)    The hours that I need to keep. I do most of my work in the evenings when the kids have gone to bed which means it’s rare that I will be in bed before around midnight. In fact, it’s currently almost 1am as I’m writing this now.

    (2)    The vicinity to the fridge. It’s true that fridge pickers wear big knickers and working from home does not help that picking!

    (3)    The inability to switch off. I sometimes feel like I am either a mummy or I’m working. Very rarely is there any downtime as it’s so easy to cram in ‘one more thing’ when the to do list never ends and you work out of your home.

    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?

    Home without a doubt. Even when I had a ‘proper’ job before children I still regularly worked from home and find it far more relaxing, flexible and focused than working in an office.

    Money Making Mums Blogger Interview_ Vicki Tippytupps (1)

    Lots of people say they’d find it hard to stay motivated if working alone at home.  What keeps you motivated?

    By loving what I do. I’m so lucky to be able to do something that I have always dreamed of doing and be able to make a small income from it (though I’m working on the small). I also work to my strengths. For example, I am energised first thing in the morning so that’s when I do most of my planning, and I am most creative in the evenings so that’s when I do most of my content writing. When I get restless, I pick up my camera and get outside. Nothing focuses me more than my photography work and I love nothing more than getting what I have onto the computer and seeing what I can do with it.

    Do you have a favourite quote to keep you inspired?

    There are so many, but here are a few I love:

    • Nothing worth having comes easy
    • Dreams don’t work unless you do
    • If you aren’t willing to work for it, don’t complain about not having it

    Do you have any advice or words of wisdom to share with mums wanting to make their own income from home?

    Figure out what you do well, what your strengths are and play to them. There are so many ways to earn money from the home, it’s just a case of thinking outside the box and finding them. Crafts, writing, photography, virtual assistant, social media, telephony, marketing. There’s earning potential in them all plus so much more. However, I’m not going to lie. It’s not something that’s going to just come to you unless you are incredibly lucky. It takes hard work, dedication and perseverance. If you’re willing to work for it though, there is no reason that you wouldn’t be successful.

    And that’s it…thanks for reading!

    Vicki xx

     

    Website:              https://www.tippytupps.com

    Instagram:          https://www.instagram.com/tippytupps

    Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/tippytupps

    Twitter:                https://www.twitter.com/tippytupps

     

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

     

    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, find 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

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

  2. Money Making Mums Blogger Interview: Suzanne from With Boys As It Really Is

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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_ suzanne with boys as it really is

    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.

    My name is Sue, I am a 43 year old Mum of two boys (aged 8 and nearly 11) and I live in Sutton, South London. I started blogging about my life with my two boys nearly a year ago at http://www.withboys.com. My posts are usually about funny/disastrous things that have happened or aspects of parenthood that I am trying to work on. I have also started included some place and product reviews, but this is in the early stages.

    This series is about mums being able to make money from home. What do you do from home to make money?

    I mainly do mystery shopping, some regular undercover price checking work and merchandising. I use a lot of phone apps mainly for mystery shopping work, but also for surveys, getting money back from receipts and videoing my opinions about brands. In addition, I have discovered a great app where you get paid to take pictures of job adverts. This works well for me as I am out and about a lot. I have looked into matched betting and tried it out, but it wasn't really for me. That said, I sometimes take advantage of casino offers, the best way of doing this is by taking advantage of the offers available through a cashback website, which makes it risk free. Going forward I am looking to develop my blog further and do some freelance writing. I am also interested in buying products to sell on eBay, but this might be something for a later date as there are only so many hours in the day.

    What makes it suitable for mums?

    You can pick your hours and it gives you flexibility if you need to go to school for events or if your kids are ill. However, I find that I still need to use some childcare during school holidays as not all of my work is flexible and as the boys have got older, it has got harder to work round them.

    What do you love about working from home?

    I love the fact that every day is different, although the days when I have set jobs give me a bit of structure. I also love learning about new opportunities available and sharing ideas online.

    What are your top three negatives to working from home?

    1. You don’t get paid holiday or sick leave.
    2. It can be hard to set boundaries, especially when everyone wants your time.
    3. It can be difficult not to be distracted by everything that needs doing at home.

    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?

    Working from home.

    Lots of people say they find it hard to stay motivated working alone at home. What keeps you motivated?

    Money, obviously the fact that if you don’t work you don’t get paid. Also, if I get allocated a project that I am really interested in this helps. I find writing blog posts therapeutic which helps and I find learning about new opportunities and hearing about other people's successes motivating.

    Do you have a favourite quote to keep you inspired?

    As Tesco say "Every little helps"

    Do you have any advice or words of wisdom to share with mums wanting to make their own income from home?

    Keep going and keep going. You have to be resilient, it takes time to build up and there will be days when you wonder what you're doing. Try to socialise when you can to stop yourself going stir crazy. Be organised and have you fingers in as many pies as possible, I must be registered with at least thirty different market research companies. Also, become part of online communities (I am an active member of The Money Shed and always be on the lookout for new opportunities. Finally, if at all possible (even if this contradicts everything I have just said), try and have some boundaries, it can still be difficult to achieve a work/life balance.

     

    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 victoria@lyliarose.com if you’d like to propose a suitable guest post.

    If you want to answer the interview, find 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: Hannah from Hannah Elizabeth

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    Every Friday I invite other bloggers and money making mums to share the ways us 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 or you’d like to be interviewed, please do get in touch.

    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. 

    Enjoy.

    Money Making Mums Blogger Interview_ HANNAH ELIZABETH

    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.

    Hi! I’m Hannah and I’m a mature student who also loves to blog at www.hannahelizabeth.org. I also have my own business which is a huge passion of mine!

    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?

    I am an Independent Distributor of SheerSense, which is the UK broker of Senegence. The business is now huge in the US and it’s only just hitting the UK. I sell long-lasting makeup and skincare that actually works. The products are amazing and really do speak for themselves. I am so happy I took the leap to join.

    What makes it suitable for mums?

    I'm an Independent Distributor and while there are guidelines to follow, this is very much my business. I can put as little or as much time into as I want to and it fits around my schedule. I work mainly online but you can also spread through word of mouth, to family and friends. The reason this is so great for mums is because you’re already taking to like-minded people who want easy to use products that work and last. It’s almost like a ready-made customer base.

    What do you love about working from home?

    I love that it works around my schedule and I can do it in my free time. One of the obvious benefits is that I make extra money which helps with expenses and takes the financial pressures off a little.

    What are your top three negatives to working from home?

    Of course there are a handful of negatives and for me, it’s that I can never stop thinking about it. I’m so excited by the potential, I’m constantly thinking about what I can do to grow it even more.

    I think I thought it would be easier than it is. You don’t immediately start earning thousands but you have to be consistent and patient.

    The third thing would be that I made the decision to get stock in the post immediately and so the initial expense was a little more that I had previously expected.

    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?

    Ooo that’s so hard! I love working from home but I’m not sure I could be so isolated forever. Having said that, working from home means you can work from almost anywhere in the world which is amazing!

    Lots of people say they’d find it hard to stay motivated if working alone at home. What keeps you motivated?

    Passion. It’s simple. I have such a passion for what I do and spending the time devoted to it, learning and growing, makes me happy.

    Do you have a favourite quote to keep you inspired?

    “Never let the fear of striking out, Keep you from playing the game.”

    Do you have any advice or words of wisdom to share with mums wanting to make their own income from home?

    Do it! Sometimes things don’t work out but at least you won’t look back thinking what if.  

     

    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 victoria@lyliarose.com

    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: Alison from Thrifty Mum

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    Every Friday I invite other bloggers and money making mums to share the ways us 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 or you’d like to be interviewed, please do get in touch.

    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. 

    Enjoy.

    thrifty mum blogger interview - money making mums - work from home

    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.

    Hi. I'm Alison from Harlow in Essex. I have two toddlers and I blog at www.thriftymum.co.uk

    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?

    I do various side hustles that I can work around the kids. These include matched betting, surveys, money making apps and mystery shopping.

    What makes it suitable for mums?

    I can fit all of these in around both my children. When the oldest is at nursery, the youngest always naps so I make the most of that time. I then spend my evenings doing various side hustles.

    What do you love about working from home?

    I can do all of these things in my own time. Even if it means staying up until midnight. It also means I'm there all day for both my kids and not having to be out working.

    What are your top three negatives to working from home?

    I can only think of two! Getting distracted too easily and losing motivation sometimes.

    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?

    Definitely working from home.

    Lots of people say they’d find it hard to stay motivated if working alone at home. What keeps you motivated?

    Knowing that the more I can earn from home, the more I can be there for my children as they grow up.

    Do you have any advice or words of wisdom to share with mums wanting to make their own income from home?

    Just to give it a go. Once you start earning money online, you find lots of other ways to help boost your income. Keep going and it will be worth it.

     

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

     Money Making Mums Blogger Interview_ ALISON THRIFTY MUM

    Would you like to take part? 

    Find a contact form in my top menu or email victoria@lyliarose.com

    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: Amy from A Mum Full of Dreams

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    Every Friday I invite other bloggers and money making mums to share the ways us 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 or you’d like to be interviewed, please do get in touch.

    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. 

    Enjoy.

    Money Making Mums Blogger Interview_ Amy from A Mum Full of Dreams

    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.

    My name is Amy, I live in Leeds with my partner Luke and our 18 month old son Harry. I started myblog A Mum Full of Dreams last year as a response to being made redundant while pregnant. My goal is that it will be a record of my journey back to work whilst also getting to grips with motherhood- which has been a challenge!

    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?

    I am a freelance social media manager - I work for two PR agencies running the social media accounts for four of their clients. Harry is in nursery for three days a week, so they are my main days for working - but I do also work in the evenings and weekends around him when needed.

    What makes it suitable for mums?

    It's completely flexible - you can create the content at whatever time works for you and schedule it to be published at the times that suit the client. You can also adapt it, some weeks I'll spend a lot more time researching than others if I have more hours free.

    What do you love about working from home?

    The peace and quiet, being in my own timetable and not having to deal with the politics of an office. I wasn't very fond of the atmosphere at my last job and have absolutely no intentions to go back into a corporate job like that again.

    What are your top three negatives to working from home?

    When something goes wrong with your computer there's no one around to fix it. Although I did have a lovely chat with a man from Currys yesterday who helped with a technical issue.

    The temptation to work straight through without breaks is hard to resist because you feel like you've got to work hard to prove yourself. But getting up and making a drink or even going for a walk really does rejuvenate you. You'd do it in an office so it's okay to do it at home.

    Everybody things it's cushy and that you don't really do any work. I always used to prefer working from home and found I was more productive on those days, but there are a lot of people who see it as a 'doss day'. I figure the best way to prove them wrong is have lots of finished projects to show off.

    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?

    Working from home, definitely

    Lots of people say they’d find it hard to stay motivated if working alone at home. What keeps you motivated?

    That's a really good question, because it's definitely been one of the challenges. I think mixing up work so I have things I enjoy doing as well as the stuff that I don't, listening to the radio while doing the less taxing stuff and, actually, letting myself have an off day if I don't feel like working. If I'm struggling for energy I'll stop for a couple of hours, watch some telly, maybe play with Harry and then come to it later. As long as I don't miss deadlines there's no harm in that. That's not something you can so in an office because there's always someone breathing down your neck!

    Do you have a favourite quote to keep you inspired?

    You don't have life changing ideas just so you can torture yourself - Mel Robbins in a Ted Talk video I watch a little while back.

    Do you have any advice or words of wisdom to share with mums wanting to make their own income from home?

    It's nerve wracking, but if you don't give it a go you'll never know if it can work. I always figure that if it doesn't work out I can get a part time job in an office for the stability- usually that's enough to keep me going!

     

    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 victoria@lyliarose.com

    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