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!
Check out the rest of the series here: Money Making Mums
Making money blogging
If you're wondering is it possible to make money blogging? Then yes, it really is possible to earn a living as a blogger!
It's what me and many others are able to call our full-time income, but many people don't understand how it is possible, so this interview series will show exactly how bloggers are making an online income from a blog.
There are lots of different ways to monetize a blog and they will all be revealed in this series.
I share lots of tips on how I make money blogging in my Make Money Blogging section, but it's also great to learn from other bloggers too. One thing I love about the blogging community is how friendly and open it is. There's room for everyone and we all like to help each other grow and learn from one another.
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Learn how my interviewees make money from blogging and the steps they took to monetize their blog. I hope you feel inspired and learn something new from this series.
Learn how many hours they spend on their blogs per week, what sort of income this provides and if there are any cons to blogging for an income.
I've been a full-time blogger since January 2017 and I started blogging in April 2013. It still amazes me that I can make money from home as a blogger.
BUT, it’s not without a lot of hard work, so don’t be fooled into thinking you simply set up a website and voila, income starts rolling in. If only! I've work more hours per week than I did in any full-time employed job - my blog is my life!
I'm hoping it won't always be that way and there are lots of passive ways to make an income from blogging, but you have to set up the foundation first which can take lots of hard work and patience.
In this series I am going to interview other bloggers who also make money from their blogs to hopefully inspire people to start a blog if they wish or to make that leap to monetizing content. I also find it so interesting to learn what other bloggers are up to. Even us full-time bloggers can learn from each other and inspire one another.
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