How to make money as a stay at home mum
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.
Now for the interview. Enjoy!
Welcome, tell me a little about who you are, where you’re from and introduce your blog.
Hi, I'm Eda, a 31 year old new mum of one. My little one has just turned 8 months, and I recently agreed to go back to my job part time to enable me to spend 2 days of the week with her. It worked out better for me to do this financially as well as personally, but I still wanted to find ways to fill the gap in our family income. As I began to find good online money earning opportunities that could help with this, I spoke to lots of mums who were also struggling to find the work-life balance they wanted as they reached the end of their maternity leave. That is how the idea for my blog, www.moneyformummy.co.uk, came about. I wanted to share my experiences of finding ways of working that could fit around family life and childcare.
There are lots of different ways and I've still got lots more to try! My main extra income currently comes from mystery shopping, phone apps like Roamler, a few surveys, website testing and recently, audio transcription.
I'm focusing on work that can be competed as small tasks that do not take too long to complete, and that can be done at any time of the day (or night). This means I stand a better chance of being able to fit the work in around my baby's nap times, or when she's happy playing by herself for a bit, or if someone else is looking after her.
That's a tough one, because I think when I finish my maternity leave I'm going to enjoy having a combination of the two! I like the stability of employment and if it paid enough to cover childcare and living costs I would probably pick that, but it doesn't, even though I have a good salary. So now I have my child's interests at heart, working from home would be my preference.
Believe that it's possible! There are lots of opportunities out there that can work around family life and childcare that pay a decent amount. You will be able to find something you find interesting and enjoyable if you know where to look, and that is what I am hoping to assist with through the blog.
Thank you so much for taking part in my interview series!
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