Archives

Freelancing Working Mum

Balancing life as a work from home mum

  • February 3, 2020
work life balance

Working from home is something that most working mums dream about . You get to take your kids to school and pick them up again at the end of every day, attend school events, and be around in the school holidays all whilst earning a living. For my first 8 years as a working mum I went to the officer every day to work for someone else. Having to ask >>

2 Comments
Freelancing

5 essential apps for freelancers to stay organised

  • January 16, 2020
phone and laptop on desk

One of the hardest things about being a freelancer is being solely responsible for managing all projects, deadlines, meetings and calls, invoices and so on. Being disciplined enough to get on with work rather than sitting in your pyjamas doing a Netflix binge can be a challenge when you don’t have a boss managing you. Of course, doing the actual work your clients pay you to do is just a >>

No Comments
Freelancing Working Mum

Great online courses if you want to be a freelancer

  • September 27, 2019
online courses for freelancers

Do you dream of leaving behind the 9-5 office job and becoming your own boss? I think it’s something that most working mums daydream about at some point, especially when the juggling of work, childcare and general life gets too much. If you want to set up as a freelancer there are many different work from home jobs. But if you don’t already possess any of these skills, can you >>

No Comments
Freelancing Working Mum

Becoming self-employed – biggest changes so far

  • September 5, 2019
Becoming self-employed

Amongst lots of changes since moving to Spain, working from home full-time has been a very big change to get used to. Becoming self-employed is something I dreamed about for years! In the UK I was working 30 hours a week in my job, and then a couple of hours a night on my blogs and freelance work. To move to Spain I obviously gave up going into an office >>

No Comments
Freelancing Working Mum

3 Important Things Freelancing Mums Forget

  • March 15, 2019
3 things freelancers forget

This post is in collaboration with Sherpa If you run your own business from home or work as a freelancer, you’ll know that there are many pros and cons of working for yourself rather than as an employee. There can be so much to organise, it’s easy to forget to organise things that would always have been sorted for you by an employer previously. I’ve listed below three important things freelancers forget to organise >>

No Comments
Working Mum

What’s On Your Desk?

  • November 7, 2018

As a Digital Marketing Manager by day and a blogger/social media freelancer by night, I spend a lot of time sitting at a desk as you can probably imagine. My desk at work is pretty dull, we’re encouraged to follow a ‘clear desk’ policy so apart from a couple of photos it’s not very exciting. However, my desk at home is a bit more interesting with a few personal items >>

No Comments
Working Mum

5 Side-Hustles To Make A Bit Of Extra Cash

  • August 6, 2018
5 Side-Hustles To Make A Bit Of Extra Cash

Whether you work full-time, part-time or stay at home, you’ll no doubt need more money because let’s face it, kids are expensive. There are various things you can try to earn some extra money but I’d recommend staying away from anything that involves MLM pyramid schemes or commission only sales. I’ve tried a few things so have put together a list of 5 5 side-hustles to make a bit of extra >>

2 Comments
Freelancing Working Mum

6 Top Tips To Make Working From Home Work For You

  • June 26, 2018
6 top tips to make working from home work for you

Working from home has its pros and cons and isn’t always as easy as it sounds. You may think it’s all sitting in front of Netflix with your laptop and not getting dressed until lunchtime, but it’s not quite that easy. Whether you work from home full time, or just spend a few hours blogging, there will be challenges associated with working by yourself. Distractions, loneliness and boredom to name >>

11 Comments
Working

It’s OK To Change Your Plans

  • April 17, 2017

Just because you become a part-time working mum doesn’t mean you no longer have ambitions for your career. Shortening your hours doesn’t mean you don’t care about work anymore, just that you have a lot more to fit in. If you’re like me, you’ll always have some kind of plan. And sometimes it’s ok to change your plans. I’ve written before about my plan to freelance full-time. This is a plan I’ve >>

5 Comments
Freelancing Working Mum

5 Important Things To Think About When Working For Yourself

  • October 7, 2016

As I’ve blogged about before, my ultimate career goal is to work for myself. It hasn’t happened yet, and probably won’t for a while, though I do quite a lot of freelance work now so am on my way! There’s a lot to think about before you take the plunge. There are pros and cons to working for yourself and obviously, you have to decide what kind of work you’re >>

10 Comments