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Money Making Mums Blogger Interview: Kaiden from the Kaiden Laverty blog

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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.

Enjoy.

Money Making Mums Blogger Interview_ Kaiden from the Kaiden Laverty blog

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

Hello! I'm Kaiden and I'm a blogger at kaidenlaverty.com, copywriter, stay-at-home parent and total sleep-avoider!

Tell me, how do you make money from home?

I run two businesses of my own while having a part-time job too! I'm a freelance copywriter, blogger and also a 'Customer Success Manager'.

What makes it suitable for mums?

Luckily, all of my work can be done from home and it's entirely flexible around my little one. Of course, there are times when it's not-so flexible and a task needs to be done immediately, but it's not too often. I get to pick my own working hours, as two of them are my own businesses and for my other job, it's very much flexible around me too.
 
 

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?

Ahhh, that's such a tough one! When we've finished growing our family, I would definitely want to be in an employed job. But we're not finished yet so I would never choose that in a million years! So, I'm gonna have to say working from home!! It has far too many advantages when you have a family.

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

Honestly? Money. Right now, we're saving for a house so that's my main focus at the moment. But once we have the house sorted, it'll be giving my little one a great life. Everything I work for is for him ultimately. I want to give him a stable home and a great childhood/life. So the thought of that keeps me going. Plus, I love my work!!

Do you have a favourite quote to keep you inspired?

"Do what you love and love what you do". If you don't love your job, get a new one!

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

Just jump in! It was always a dream of mine and if it wasn't for my partner encouraging me, I would never have done it and it is the best thing I've ever done. You'll learn as you go, so don't worry about maybe not having enough experience etc. Just get stuck in and go for it!!
 

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