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  1. Money Making Mums Blogger Interview: Amy from All About a Mummy

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    Welcome to my Money Making Mums guest series all about how to earn a decent living from home, even as a busy parent.  As well as guest posts from awesome bloggers sharing their tips and tricks, I am also interviewing relevant bloggers to discover how exactly they make money from home.  They aren't all mums, but the methods they use to make money from home are totally suitable for parents who want to earn their own income around childcare and general parent duties.

    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. 

    I’ve decided to invite other bloggers and money making mums to share even more ways us busy mums can make money from home.  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.

    Money Making Mums Blogger Interview_ Amy All about a Mummy

    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.

    I’m Amy, a wife and mum. My two girls are 4 and 7. Before having the kids I worked in PR for over 10 years and went freelance after my second child was born.  I blog at Http://www.allaboutamummy.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 create social media content for brands and manage social media accounts. I also write copy for websites and press releases. My clients range from local small businesses to bigger brands.

    What makes it suitable for mums?

    It works because I fit it all around the school run and the kids clubs and activities. I can work in the evenings to pick up slack if needed.

    What do you love about working from home?

    That I can be at home with my daughter on the days she is not at pre school. And the fact that I don’t often miss the postman!

    What are your top three negatives to working from home?

    1. No adult company during the day. I miss the office gossip and camaraderie. 2. People think because you are at home you can do all the housework too! 3. It is easy to work all the time because you are always in the office. It can be hard to set boundaries.

    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. Definitely wouldn’t go back to commuting.

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

    My to do list! It is always so ridiculously rammed I just keep focused on it and take great satisfaction crossing things off!

    Do you have a favourite quote to keep you inspired?

    She believed she could, so she did

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

    Try and have a dedicated space to work from so you can close the door and leave work behind during your down time.

     

    Thank you so much for taking part in my interview.

     

    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

     

  2. Money Making Mums Blogger Interview: Helen Dewdney from The Complaining Cow

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    Welcome to my Money Making Mums guest series all about how to earn a decent living from home, even as a busy parent.  As well as guest posts from awesome bloggers sharing their tips and tricks, I am also interviewing relevant bloggers to discover how exactly they make money from home.  They aren't all mums, but the methods they use to make money from home are totally suitable for parents who want to earn their own income around childcare and general parent duties.

    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. 

    I’ve decided to invite other bloggers and money making mums to share even more ways us busy mums can make money from home.  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.

    Money Making Mums Blogger Interview Helen Dewdney from The Complaining Cow

    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.

    Helen Dewdney and I'm The Complaining Cow. A consumer expert (apparently, although I hate the word) and author of bestseller How to Complain: The Essential Consumer Guide to Getting Refunds Redress and Results! The blog provides stories of gaining redress, consumer rights laws, advice and tips and how not to be fobbed off.

    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?

    Writing a book is probably the biggest thing. Writing the blog and becoming known as expert (although loathe the word) in the field has meant that media contact me for quotes, radio and TV and the amount I now get paid for is increasing and of course radio can often still be on the phone!

    What makes it suitable for mums?

    It is the combination of finding a hobby and a gap in the market. You can't suddenly decide I'm going to blog, write a bestselling book and get ad hoc work in the media! I didn't! But looking back someone could plan what I did. Find something you enjoy doing (so for me, it was sharing stories of how I gained redress for friends and family as well as myself and I enjoy writing even if it does need a lot of editing sometimes because I waffle on!) You need to be quite creative and the sort of person who has lots of ideas and see opportunities. For me, the blog grew from just stories when people contacted me for advice. Research showed a huge gap and I then wrote the book. So blogging and writing a book are easy jobs for any stay at home parent. You just work the hours you want round the kids! When you build up your expertise over a few years you will become the go to person and again most of it can still be done at home for printed/online media and some (particularly local which doesn't pay but still raises your profile) and the TV work will be very sporadic and one offs which you may be able to work round.

    What do you love about working from home?

    Being my own boss. That surely has to be the top one for everyone! And of course doing the hours you want. I am happy to work through the night! But it's also useful for getting the washing in when it starts raining!

    What are your top three negatives to working from home?

    1) Gossip! Occasionally (less as the years go by) I do miss the office banter. 2) People who think, particularly when you are starting and not bringing in a full time wage, that you aren't doing a proper job. 3) The difficulty of choosing whether to work or clean the house!

    Money Making Mums Blogger Interviews Helen Dewdney from The Complaining Cow

    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.

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

    Each little success. The reviews on my book and comments on the blog and social media knowing that I am making a difference and I'm increasing the number of people not being fobbed off!

    Do you have a favourite quote to keep you inspired?

    Nope. When I see a lot of them, particularly on social media I just turn off. No quote is going to keep you motivated. Not really. It is YOU that keeps YOU motivated.

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

    Don't beat yourself up. It takes time. Ride any ridicule and patronising comments. Ask opinions from people you admire and respect not your family and friends. I don't mean you can't respect and admire your friends and family! Just that they will hold back even if they say they aren't. Unless you have a friend or family member that doesn't understand tact, diplomacy or subtlety either when speaking or listening. But we are few and far between and easily offend without meaning to! So once you have the advice and opinion that you asked for take it seriously (but you don't have to take it!) Opinions given without being asked, less so.

     

    Thank you so much for taking part in my interview.

     

    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

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     Money Making Mums Blogger Interview_ Helen Dewdney from The Complaining Cow

  3. Money Making Mums Blogger Interview: Claire from Bumps, Babies, Tots and Teens Mummy Diaries

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    Welcome to my Money Making Mums guest series all about how to earn a decent living from home, even as a busy parent.  As well as guest posts from awesome bloggers sharing their tips and tricks, I am also interviewing relevant bloggers to discover how exactly they make money from home.  They aren't all mums, but the methods they use to make money from home are totally suitable for parents who want to earn their own income around childcare and general parent duties.

    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. 

    I’ve decided to invite other bloggers and money making mums to share even more ways us busy mums can make money from home.  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.

    This week I’m interviewing Claire from http://bumpsbabiestotsandteensmummydiaries.com

    Claire bumpsbabiestotsandteensmummydiaries Money Making Mums Blogger Interv

    Welcome to my Money Making Mums Interview.  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 OFSTED registered childminder

    What makes it suitable for mums?

    If you have a passion for teaching, learning and children, this certainly is the profession for you

    What do you love about working from home?

    I love working from home as I am a mummy to 5 boys, 2 with additional needs. My boys need their Mummy.

    What are your top three negatives to working from home?

    My house isn’t my own until after the last minded child has left

    My own children have to share me

    Paperwork

    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. I worked in a bank for 9 years before working from home. I couldn’t go back to working for someone else. I found that others can and will hold you back; they have power over your future career prospects. Whereas being self-employed, I know what I want from my business and no one can stop my progression but myself.

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

    My motivation is my family and the children I care for. Knowing that I can be at home for my own family but also provide a loving, caring and learning rich environment for other children while their parents are at work. Also watching the children in your care progress, knowing that you have been a part of that. It’s an honour.

    Do you have a favourite quote to keep you inspired?

    I absolutely adore quotes as a use of motivation and inspiration. One of my favourites has to be ‘Set goals, Stay quiet about them, Smash them, Congratulate yourself, Repeat, Compete every day.

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

    Definitely do your research, look into your business ideas, make sure there is a market out there and interest, be prepared to invest time and effort into your business. It won’t happen over night.

     

    Thank you so much to Claire for taking part in my guest 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

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    Money Making Mums Blogger Interview_ Claire from Bumps, Babies, Tots and Te

  4. Money Making Mums Blogger Interview: Kaya from Earning by the Sea

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    Welcome to my Money Making Mums guest series all about how to earn a decent living from home, even as a busy parent.  As well as guest posts from awesome bloggers sharing their tips and tricks, I am also interviewing relevant bloggers to discover how exactly they make money from home.  They aren't all mums, but the methods they use to make money from home are totally suitable for parents who want to earn their own income around childcare and general parent duties.

    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. 

    I’ve decided to invite other bloggers and money making mums to share even more ways us busy mums can make money from home.  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.

    This week I’m interviewing Kaya from Earning by the Sea:

    Money Making Mums Blogger Interview Kaya from Earning by the Sea

    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.

    Hello! I'm Kaya, 34 from Margate. I blog over at earningbythesea.co.uk  and I mostly blog about ways to 'make & save money at home'. The main focus on my blog is helping other families achieve their financial goals and find as many ways as possible to make a good wage from home.

    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?

    Including my blog I have multiple income streams which I believe is key to me being a successful work from home parent. I have been selling second hand clothing on eBay for a decade now. I also really enjoy matched betting to top up our monthly income, mystery shopping and task apps. 

    What makes it suitable for mums?

    I go to bootfairs to buy eBay 'stock' on a Sunday morning and mostly I am home before my daughter, Willow, has even finished her breakfast. The rest of the week I set my alarm for an hour before she wakes to get my work planned for the day (this is new as previously there wasn't much sleep!) and I also work when she is in bed at night. I've never really needed to rely on anyone else for childcare and I have flexibility which as a busy mum makes life a lot easier! 

    What do you love about working from home?

    Again the flexibility has meant I could stay at home with Willow who has just started school this year. I also love that with a stay at home business you get back what you put in and there are no limits to your success. 

    What are your top three negatives to working from home?

    I have to really push myself to take time off from thinking about work, or I'll be reading eBay messages at 3am. 

    It can be lonely at times but mostly I quite like my own company, plus with Willow, five cats and a dog at home 'helping' me work I quite like my little team! 

    No works Christmas night out. 

    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. I do the odd temping job but I would hate to go back to work for someone else full-time. 

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

    Making a list of monthly goals really helps as I find it motivating crossing things off it as I have completed them. I stay motivated with my blog by the messages I get from readers, it blows my mind every time I get a message thanking me for the information on my blog and of course wanting to provide the best life for my own family helps! 

    Do you have a favourite quote to keep you inspired?

    "Thoughts become things" I truly believe in the law of attraction so I try to keep my thoughts positive and open to attracting good things into our lives. 

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

    Create multiple income streams! I learnt this watching so many other eBay sellers lose their accounts over the years and their business is gone overnight. Concentrate on the work that makes you happiest. 

     

    Thank you so much to Kaya for taking part in my guest 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

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     Money Making Mums Blogger Interview_ Kaya from Earning by the Sea

     

  5. Money Making Mums Blogger Interview: Jennie from Rice Cakes and Raisins

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    Welcome to my Money Making Mums guest series all about how to earn a decent living from home, even as a busy parent.  As well as guest posts from awesome bloggers sharing their tips and tricks, I am also interviewing relevant bloggers to discover how exactly they make money from home.  They aren't all mums, but the methods they use to make money from home are totally suitable for parents who want to earn their own income around childcare and general parent duties.

    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. 

    I’ve decided to invite other bloggers and money making mums to share even more ways us busy mums can make money from home.  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.

    This week I’m interviewing Jennie from Rice Cakes and Raisins:

    Money Making Mums Blogger Interview Jennie from Rice Cakes and Raisins

    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 Jennie. I’m a mum of two boys aged 1 and 4 years. I have a blog called Rice Cakes and Raisins which is predominately a parenting blog! It can be found at www.ricecakesandraisins.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 became self-employed in 2016 and set up a new type of baby class alongside my business partner. We started the business when my second baby was just a couple of months old so he used to come along to the sessions with me. Whilst I still run a couple of classes a week, we have now expanded to other areas and have taken on some other leaders so much of my work now is done from home; answering enquiries, planning the content for the sessions, creating lesson plans etc. This is perfect now I have an active and excitable toddler!  

    What makes it suitable for mums?

    The hours I work are now entirely flexible around my children. I am able to drop my little boy at school, pick him up and attend any additional events that are put on there. I was a nurse before this and really struggled with the inflexibility of my shifts.  

    What do you love about working from home?

    I am a real home-bird anyway so I love being in the comfort of my own lounge, wearing my slippers and drinking a hot chocolate while working!

    What are your top three negatives to working from home?

    It can be lonely at times, especially if you are used to or crave the company of others, particularly adult interaction.

    I can miss out on the social side of working with others, for example, I often see people excited for their work Christmas party at this time of year but obviously working from home, I don’t have one to go to!

    It can be hard to focus on the work in hand. Because I have a toddler and also because there is ALWAYS household tasks to do; washing up to be done, laundry to do etc, I really do have to make myself sit down some days and work.

    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?

    I like to make lists. It is so satisfying to tick one off once a job is completed. It helps me remember and focus on what is outstanding that day.

    Do you have a favourite quote to keep you inspired?

    My business partner bought me a notebook with the quote, ‘Always believe in your dreams’. I see this everyday as it’s where I write my lists and notes. We have huge plans for our business. When I think of this quote it inspires me to throw everything I have at achieving our dreams.

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

    I’d say have faith, believe in yourself and always, always chase happiness! 

     

    Thank you so much to Jennie for taking part in my guest 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

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    Money Making Mums Blogger Interview_ Jennie from Rice Cakes and Raisins