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Welcome to the Lylia Rose UK money and lifestyle blog.  I'm Victoria Sully, a busy mum of two, wife, full-time blogger and online money-maker.  I’m passionate about making money online, saving money, self-employment, healthy living and blogging.  I’m on a personal mission to be healthier and wealthier!  Thank you so much for joining me.


 

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Category: Money Making Mums Interviews

  1. Money making mums interview with Eda of Money for Mummy

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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.

    Eda money for mummy

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

    Hi, I'm Eda, a 31 year old new mum of one. My little one has just turned 8 months, and I recently agreed to go back to my job part time to enable me to spend 2 days of the week with her. It worked out better for me to do this financially as well as personally, but I still wanted to find ways to fill the gap in our family income. As I began to find good online money earning opportunities that could help with this, I spoke to lots of mums who were also struggling to find the work-life balance they wanted as they reached the end of their maternity leave. That is how the idea for my blog, www.moneyformummy.co.uk, came about. I wanted to share my experiences of finding ways of working that could fit around family life and childcare.

    Tell me, how do you make money from home?

    There are lots of different ways and I've still got lots more to try! My main extra income currently comes from mystery shopping, phone apps like Roamler, a few surveys, website testing and recently, audio transcription.

    What makes it suitable for mums?

    I'm focusing on work that can be competed as small tasks that do not take too long to complete, and that can be done at any time of the day (or night). This means I stand a better chance of being able to fit the work in around my baby's nap times, or when she's happy playing by herself for a bit, or if someone else is looking after her.
     

    What are three benefits of working at home?

    The main benefit is that I get to spend more time with my daughter. I also really enjoy finding my own work and being in control of my working days/hours.

    What are three negatives?

    There are so many options it can be hard to decide what to focus on, especially when I'm also trying to get housework done! I always want to do more and often find I don't give myself any time off which can be exhausting, especially when my head is full of ideas and it stops me sleeping properly! It can be frustrating if there is work I want to get on with but I'm not able to because my baby decides to skip her usual nap.

    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?

    That's a tough one, because I think when I finish my maternity leave I'm going to enjoy having a combination of the two! I like the stability of employment and if it paid enough to cover childcare and living costs I would probably pick that, but it doesn't, even though I have a good salary. So now I have my child's interests at heart, working from home would be my preference.

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

    I'm motivated by the fact I'm enjoying what I'm doing. There is a lot of choice with online working, so I have the freedom to focus on the tasks I like, and not bother with the ones I don't.

    Do you have a favourite quote to keep you inspired?

    There's always a way.

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

    Believe that it's possible! There are lots of opportunities out there that can work around family life and childcare that pay a decent amount. You will be able to find something you find interesting and enjoyable if you know where to look, and that is what I am hoping to assist with through the blog.
     
     

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

     

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

    Find a contact form in my top menu or email [email protected] 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

     

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  2. Money Making Mums Blogger Interview: Sam from StressedMum

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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.

    Sam Stressed Mum (4)

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

    Hi I am Sam, a 50 something Mum to my two grown up stepsons and teenage daughter, plus now a Nanny to my two gorgeous grandchildren. I live in Surrey with my husband, daughter and our two dogs, and write my blog at StressedMum.

    Tell me, how do you make money from home?

    I am lucky to be earning money from my blog now, plus I'm a carer to my daughter.
     

    What are three benefits of working at home?

    I work my own hours, I am always here for my daughter and the freedom of being able to have days off if I want to.

    What are three negatives?

    Isolation, long work hours, never switching off from 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?

    Work from home!

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

    It is hard at times, but I always have it in my mind that I need to work, which makes me proactive.

    Do you have a favourite quote to keep you inspired?

    Don't put off to tomorrow what you can do today.

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

    Go for it, you never know what the future will bring, it is hard work, but the more you put into it the more you will succeed.
     

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

     

    Check out the rest of the series here: Money Making Mums

  3. Money Making Mums Blogger Interview: Yaya from My Dreamality

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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_ Yaya from My Dreamality (1)

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

    Hi I'm Yaya and from El Paso, Texas, USA. I started blogging as a hobby in 2010 and shortly after I met my husband James, who is from Gibraltar. I moved to the UK in 2012 and now live in Lancashire. I started my current lifestyle and travel blog, My Dreamality, in 2014 and my husband has now started working with me as we are doing quite well and starting a second blog, The Transatlantic Travelers, soon.

    Tell me, how do you make money from home?

    I make money by blogging through sponsored post campaigns and paid social media promotions.

    What are three benefits of working at home?

    Flexibility, more time to dedicate to your work and what you save on transport!

    What are three negatives?

    Temptation to watch TV and do too much housework, lack of face to face interaction with people, family thinking you're always available as you're at 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 - no brainer :)

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

    Knowing that I will reap what I sow without having to be accountable to a boss.

    Do you have a favourite quote to keep you inspired?

    I am the captain of my soul, I am the master of my fate.

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

    Plan your working days in a diary. Allocate set times to different tasks and don't be afraid to pitch yourself to people. Use social media constantly to promote what you do.
     

    Thank you so much for taking part in my interview!

     

     

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

    Find a contact form in my top menu or email [email protected] 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: 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!

     

     

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

    Find a contact form in my top menu or email [email protected] 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: 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!

     

     

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

    Find a contact form in my top menu or email [email protected] 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.