Every Friday I invite other bloggers and money making mums to share the ways busy parents can make money from home.
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?
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 from blogging, 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!
Check out the rest of the series here: Money Making Mums
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.
Learn how bloggers make money
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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