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Money Making Mums Blogger Interview: Jo and Leisa from Joleisa

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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

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)

Yard sales


Making and selling craft items

Freelance writing

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. 




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