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 Charli from One Wage Family:
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 Charli, I'm 30 and live in a village near Leicester with my partner and 4 year old daughter. I blog at www.onewagefamily.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?
I do a few different things! I mostly do Matched Betting and Reviewing websites. I'm also starting to focus on blogging and hopefully that will also earn money eventually too.
What makes it suitable for mums?
Matched Betting is perfect for mums. It can be very profitable indeed and so is definitely worth doing with the amount of money you can earn and its risk free. The great thing about matched betting is that you can get your bets placed in a few minutes so it’s the kind of thing you can do in a short time so fine for mums with young children in particular as we all know they often don't leave you alone for more than 5 minutes!
The Website Reviewing I do is also good for mums. With some of the sites I work for you need to talk using a microphone and so need a quiet place so that kind of work I started once my daughter started preschool.
What do you love about working from home?
The main thing I love about working from home is the flexibility! I can pick up and drop my daughter off at school and am at home if I'm needed. I love not having to travel anywhere too.
What are your top three negatives to working from home?
Sometimes I find it hard to focus on my online work when I'm at home as often I see other things that need doing. I combat this by trying to stick to a schedule and factor in time to do things like housework so I can focus on working the rest of the time.
The other negatives I would say are not being able to rely on a set wage each month and I sometimes miss the social aspect of going out to 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?
Working from 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?
I set a monthly goal of how much I'd like to earn so I always have that in mind and like aiming for targets. I also sometimes 'reward' myself by taking time to just chill and watch telly for a bit if I've done well earning wise or got everything I'd planned to do that day.
Do you have a favourite quote to keep you inspired?
I don't know many quotes but I like the simple 'keep calm and carry on' which is especially useful when I'm stressed or something goes wrong – I remember I just need to carry on!
Do you have any advice or words of wisdom to share with mums wanting to make their own income from home?
I would say firstly to do your research about all the different work from home options there are and think about what might suit you. I'd advise to try a few different things at first as it's always a good idea not to put all your eggs in one basket.
Thank you so much to Charli for taking part in my guest series.
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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