Every Friday I invite other bloggers and money making mums to share the ways us busy parents can make money from home. These are real life people making a living from home who can share their experience with us and inspire us. 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.
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.
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 Alison from Harlow in Essex. I have two toddlers and I blog at www.thriftymum.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 do various side hustles that I can work around the kids. These include matched betting, surveys, money making apps and mystery shopping.
What makes it suitable for mums?
I can fit all of these in around both my children. When the oldest is at nursery, the youngest always naps so I make the most of that time. I then spend my evenings doing various side hustles.
What do you love about working from home?
I can do all of these things in my own time. Even if it means staying up until midnight. It also means I'm there all day for both my kids and not having to be out working.
What are your top three negatives to working from home?
I can only think of two! Getting distracted too easily and losing motivation sometimes.
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?
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?
Knowing that the more I can earn from home, the more I can be there for my children as they grow up.
Do you have any advice or words of wisdom to share with mums wanting to make their own income from home?
Just to give it a go. Once you start earning money online, you find lots of other ways to help boost your income. Keep going and it will be worth it.
Thank you so much for taking part in my interview 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.
Check out the rest of the series here: Money Making Mums