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Money Making Mums Blogger Interview: Jenni from Chilling with Lucas

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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.

Enjoy.

Jenni Chilling with Lucas (2)

Welcome, tell me a little about who you are, where you’re from and introduce your blog. 

I’m Jenni, I live in Lancashire with my partner and our 3 year old son. My blog, Chilling with Lucas started as a way to write reviews of the products I was using and to jot down memories and milestones of Lucas. I now write about anything from food, days out, fashion, home and whatever takes my fancy really.

Tell me, how do you make money from home?

I earn money from my blog through sponsored posts and also as a virtual assistant. I support other bloggers and small businesses with admin, social media and adding products to various e-commerce sites.

What makes it suitable for mums?

You can do the work at any time as the majority of it can be scheduled. I tend to work once Lucas is in bed which leaves me able to be with him during the day.

What are three benefits of working at home?

You can make your own schedule, you don’t need to pay for childcare, you don’t miss any of your child’s milestones.

What are three negatives?

Late nights (although that is my choice as I choose to work when Lucas is in bed).
People thinking that it must be easy to get money and free stuff (there is nothing easy with the amount of hours and learning that has gone into building a blog).
Clients cancelling work, there are no guarantees of a wage at the end of the month like there is in a job out of the home.

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?

Home

People say they find it hard to be productive working alone at home. What keeps you motivated?

Having an income and still being able to spend every day with Lucas until he starts school.

What words of wisdom can you share with mums looking to make their own income from home?

Obviously take everything into consideration but don’t over think it where you are putting yourself off or doubting your capabilities. If you do currently work, see if you can start working at home around it whilst you build your client base or business.
 

Thank you so much for taking part in my interview series!

 

Find a directory of all the interviews and guest posts here: https://www.lyliarose.com/money-making-mums-series.html

 

Are you a blogger? Would you like to take part? 

Find a contact form in my top menu or email [email protected] if you’d like to propose a suitable guest post.

If you want to answer the interview, fill out the questions on 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