Every Friday I invite other bloggers and money making mums to share the ways 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 of a relevant topic or you’d like to take part in the interview, please do get in touch or find the interview questions by clicking here.
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. I’m always looking for new ways to make more income from home and hope to be inspired by the many people in this interview series.
Welcome, tell me a little about who you are, where you’re from and introduce your blog.
Hi I am Asha Carlos the Owner and Lead Blogger at Yeah Lifestyle. Yeah Lifestyle is a lifestyle blog covering Cheshire, Staffordshire as well as Manchester areas. We do reviews, cover shows as well as share upcoming events that are happening around the area.
Tell me, how do you make money from home?
Through writing blog posts, reviews, offering affiliated links, banner placements and sponsored posts.
What makes it suitable for mums?
The ability to spend more time at home, while doing laundry, cooking, cleaning and taking care of the little ones and earning an income as well
What are three benefits of working at home?
- Spending time working but still having flexibility that I am able to pop into my children's school for meetings or activities without asking for permission or applying for leave.
- Having the joy of being able to pop out for coffee with friends if I want to.
- Lastly, not having the stress of travelling to work and back on busy roads.
What are three negatives?
- I find that because I work from home, there are no set hours and I tend to work long hours which can be not a very good thing.
- Also my income depends on what job I get so not having a steady income means not knowing how much I will be making next month.
- I also find that I need to be disciplined enough to avoid too many coffee mornings with other mums and just concentrate on work.
If you could only pick one, working from home or going to an employed job for the rest of your life, which would you pick?
I would definitely pick working from home, as even though its long hours, I am able to fit around my children's school and after school activities and still do other house work at home while working. I could not do that if I worked elsewhere.
People say they find it hard to be productive working alone at home. What keeps you motivated?
Music, I have the radio on and basically knowing that if I don't keep working hard, then I have to go back to a full time job and the bills of course! You must find something to keep you motivated or else it’s not going to work. I find I can work well alone.
Do you have a favourite quote to keep you inspired?
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light - Aristotle
What words of wisdom can you share with mums looking to make their own income from home?
It’s not going to be easy and it will take a while for you to see some income, so keep hold of the job first until you are secure enough to work from home fully.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to propose a suitable guest post.
If you want to answer the interview, find the form by clicking here.
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
Find a directory of all the interviews and guest posts here: https://www.lyliarose.com/money-making-mums-series.html