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 Eileen from Your Money Sorted:
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!
Would you like to take part? Find a contact form in my top menu or email firstname.lastname@example.org - 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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