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 Jo and Leisa from Joleisa:
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.
We are twin sisters Jo and Leisa. We are originally teachers from Jamaica but we now live in Birmingham, England. We are penny pinchers and blog about living a frugal lifestyle at https://joleisa.com
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?
We do a number of things to make money from home. This includes, but is not limited to:
Doing online surveys
Blogging (supported by ads, affiliate marketing, and sponsored posts)
Making and selling craft items
What makes it suitable for mums?
I love the fact that moms can be at home with their children, and can also look after their wellbeing.
What do you love about working from home?
The best thing is that we have full control over everything, such as when we work, for how long and for whom. Nowadays, the average 9 to 5 job can be quite depressing, draining and demanding. Being able to make one’s own decisions regarding employment, earnings, holidays etc is quite freeing.
What are your top three negatives to working from home?
When people know you are at home, they tend to think you aren’t doing anything so they might make demands on your time by asking for favours etc.
Sometimes getting distracted by housework
(Can’t think of a third one)
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?
Most 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?
How much I earn is dependent on how motivated I am so …
Do you have a favourite quote to keep you inspired?
Nothing tried, nothing done!
Do you have any advice or words of wisdom to share with mums wanting to make their own income from home?
The world is so technologically advanced nowadays and so many people are running online businesses. A lot of these businesses need help. Find out what help is needed, learn how to supply that help, and pitch your services. I found that I was very good at setting up and managing Pinterest Business accounts. I helped a lot of people to set up theirs so now I work as a Pinterest manager and get paid to manage people’s accounts for them.
Also explore ways that other mums are doing it (Pinterest has a wealth of information) and get involved. It may mean doing a course to learn some skills, but see it as an investment in yourself. There are skills that you have, that others would be willing to pay for. Good luck!
Thank you so much to Jo and Leisa for taking part in my Money Making Mums series. You can find them here too:
This series inspires me so much! Would you like to take part? Find a contact form in my top menu or email [email protected] - 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.
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