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 am Eileen Adamson, a Scottish mum of 3 who blogs about money and living your best life. I have been a PE teacher for over 20 years, and in the quest for a better work-life balance, I also started Your Money Sorted. I love the diversity of my work – getting to teach PE to teenagers on 2 days per week and focussing on my financial coaching the rest of the week.
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 run my business from home, mainly offering online money courses to help professional women in the UK, to help them use their money effectively to create the life they want.
What makes it suitable for mums?
I am here before and after school to support my kids for 3 days each week. It also means that I have the flexibility to attend sports days, assemblies, and other school events during the day.
What do you love about working from home?
I love the flexibility that it brings, as well as the fact that I can start and finish when I want. I love that I don’t have to travel anywhere, and can get started immediately after breakfast.
What are your top three negatives to working from home?
Feeling that I never escape from work mode.
People just “popping in”, when I am working
Getting distracted by hanging up washing!
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 would win every time for me
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 is my saviour. I am focussed on what I need to achieve that day, so I know exactly what I need to do. The only problem I have is that my to-do-list only ever seems to get longer, rather than shorter.
Do you have a favourite quote to keep you inspired?
“You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!”
Do you have any advice or words of wisdom to share with mums wanting to make their own income from home?
Firstly, find something that you LOVE to do – and make a business round that. Then be prepared to work hard, learn new skills, outsource anything that fills you with dread and most of all, surround yourself with people who will support you every step of the way.
Thanks Eileen, this series inspires me so much!
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