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Money Making Mums Blogger Interview: Clare from Freddies Mummy UK

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Money Making Mums Blogger Interview_ Clare from Freddies Mummy UK

How mums can make money at home

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.

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_ Clare from Freddies Mummy UK

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

Hi my name is Clare and I live in a small village in Leicestershire with my son and my husband. I started my blog Freddies Mummy UK only in January and I write about everything we love as a family. 

Tell me, how do you make money from home?

I blog full time, but I am really only just starting out. But I make some money from sponsored posts, and I have just started matched betting.

What makes it suitable for mums?

I am always there to take my son to school and spend quality time with him. I can work when he is at school and when he is in bed, so it is excellent. 

What are three benefits of working at home?

That is easy, I am always there for my family. I work my own hours and I put in as much or as little as I want. No one is my boss (well apart from Freddie - my son!) so I find it very self motivating.

What are three negatives?

That's not so easy, I am a workaholic so I tend to work more hours than I would if I had full time employment, but I absolutely love it.

It is very isolating, so I don't tend to talk to anyone through out the day. But again this suits me, as I find I work harder when I am not distracted. I have some amazing friends so when I have down time I see them.

If the house is in a mess I often will clean up before I start working. Where as if I went to a job this would have to be done at another time.

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?

Working from home every time.

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

I am very self motivated and I know the harder I work the more money I will achieve.

Do you have a favourite quote to keep you inspired?

When someone tells me "no", it doesn't mean I can't do it, it simply means I can't do it with them!

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

This is difficult, as we don't rely on my income to pay the bills. If you are looking at giving up work to earn an income from home, make sure you test the water before you actually hand in your notice. It takes a long time to make money certainly from blogging (I certainly don't make any where near a full time income from this yet). As long as you are self motivated and can potentially put in MORE hours than you do in an employed job, then go for it.
 

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

Check out the rest of the series here: Money Making Mums

 

Introduction to my money making bloggers interview series

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.

Read all the money making blogger interviews here!

 

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