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Money Making Mums Blogger Interview: Yaya from My Dreamality

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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.


Money Making Mums Blogger Interview_ Yaya from My Dreamality (1)

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

Hi I'm Yaya and from El Paso, Texas, USA. I started blogging as a hobby in 2010 and shortly after I met my husband James, who is from Gibraltar. I moved to the UK in 2012 and now live in Lancashire. I started my current lifestyle and travel blog, My Dreamality, in 2014 and my husband has now started working with me as we are doing quite well and starting a second blog, The Transatlantic Travelers, soon.

Tell me, how do you make money from home?

I make money by blogging through sponsored post campaigns and paid social media promotions.

What are three benefits of working at home?

Flexibility, more time to dedicate to your work and what you save on transport!

What are three negatives?

Temptation to watch TV and do too much housework, lack of face to face interaction with people, family thinking you're always available as you're at 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 - no brainer :)

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

Knowing that I will reap what I sow without having to be accountable to a boss.

Do you have a favourite quote to keep you inspired?

I am the captain of my soul, I am the master of my fate.

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

Plan your working days in a diary. Allocate set times to different tasks and don't be afraid to pitch yourself to people. Use social media constantly to promote what you do.

Thank you so much for taking part in my interview!



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