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.
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’m Amy, a wife and mum. My two girls are 4 and 7. Before having the kids I worked in PR for over 10 years and went freelance after my second child was born. I blog at Http://www.allaboutamummy.co.uk
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 create social media content for brands and manage social media accounts. I also write copy for websites and press releases. My clients range from local small businesses to bigger brands.
What makes it suitable for mums?
It works because I fit it all around the school run and the kids clubs and activities. I can work in the evenings to pick up slack if needed.
What do you love about working from home?
That I can be at home with my daughter on the days she is not at pre school. And the fact that I don’t often miss the postman!
What are your top three negatives to working from home?
1. No adult company during the day. I miss the office gossip and camaraderie. 2. People think because you are at home you can do all the housework too! 3. It is easy to work all the time because you are always in the office. It can be hard to set boundaries.
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. Definitely wouldn’t go back to commuting.
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! It is always so ridiculously rammed I just keep focused on it and take great satisfaction crossing things off!
Do you have a favourite quote to keep you inspired?
She believed she could, so she did.
Do you have any advice or words of wisdom to share with mums wanting to make their own income from home?
Try and have a dedicated space to work from so you can close the door and leave work behind during your down time.
Thank you so much for taking part in my interview.
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.
Check out the rest of the series here: Money Making Mums