Every Friday I invite other bloggers who earn money somehow from home 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.
Tell me, how do you make money from home?
What makes it suitable for mums?
What are three benefits of working at home?
The first has to be that I pretty much pick my own working hours. If my son needs something or I have to take him to swim lessons, then I can take time out. I can also raise my son and be the 'stay-at-home parent' at the same time, just how I wanted! I couldn't imagine not being a stay-at-home Dad so I'm grateful that I have managed to make it work for us. Lastly, it's just SO convenient. If anything happens, or my little one needs picking up from preschool... I'm always available to do it! No-one has to take any time off work.
What are three negatives?
I think the biggest downfall is that I can't be ill. If I am, then everything stops. Our son can't be looked after properly and I can't work, but I also can't call in for someone to help me out either - I'm completely alone. There have been times I've been sick in the toilet, with my little toddler standing beside me and clients trying to reach me on the phone! I also quite hate that I never get to leave the house. While most days I love being able to work in my PJs, I would love some adult interaction for once! All I have really is my 3-year-old, whoever communicates with me via my laptop or phone for work and then my partner after he gets home. It sucks! Lastly, my life feels very hectic and I can never get away from work really. I live and work in the same place and all of my work is very full-on and very 'on-demand'. If someone needs me, I have to be there to answer! Most days I work on/off from 7am - 9pm/10pm!
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?
People say they find it hard to be productive working alone at home. What keeps you motivated?
Do you have a favourite quote to keep you inspired?
What words of wisdom can you share with mums looking to make their own income from home?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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