nikki11 Forumite Posts: 68 Forumite
Can I ask is there many mums on this that work from home? And what is it you do? I really want to work but it wouldn't pay me as childminding/diesel would eat up my wages!!

Thanks in advance :)


  • *depressed*
    *depressed* Forumite Posts: 200 Forumite
    I am a team leader for usborne books, along with uni! I didn't intend on starting it as a business as such though, I just liked the books and it saved me money on buying them :) - now I make more money out of it than I thought, certaintly not enough to cover a full time, or a decent part time wage though, but a couple/few hundred pound a month towards our outgoings and treats.

    Do you have any hobbies or interests that you could turn into work? is childminding something that migt interest you?

  • cazziebo
    cazziebo Forumite Posts: 3,209 Forumite
    When my kids were young I did B2B sales from home. I made calls when they were at school, and then caught up with admin in the evenings when they were in bed.

    I could not have done this sort of work with the kids in the house - not sure why but my kids totally ignored me until I went on the phone and would then want a drink, trip over etc etc! So, I still paid a childminder for in service days, school holidays etc. as well as the few days a month I had meetings in the office.

    I work mostly from home now although my kids have grown up (allegedly - one still at home in her 20s!). I'm a self employed consultant and writer.

    As *depressed* says, best starting point is find what you're good at that people will pay you for, and do that.
  • nikki11
    nikki11 Forumite Posts: 68 Forumite
    There's not much interesting me at the minute, childminding would not be my thing! Im good at computers, so something along those lines!
  • dizsiebubba
    dizsiebubba Forumite Posts: 850 Forumite
    @nikki11 - I registered as a childminder while on M/L and just look after one family... I get paid £350 a week, 39 weeks of the year so get all the holidays off so I am making a good wage and getting to see my boy grow up.. sure its not something you would consider? x
    :jBaby Boy born December 2012 :heart:
This discussion has been closed.
Meet your Ambassadors


  • All Categories
  • 340.1K Banking & Borrowing
  • 249.1K Reduce Debt & Boost Income
  • 448.3K Spending & Discounts
  • 231.9K Work, Benefits & Business
  • 603K Mortgages, Homes & Bills
  • 171.6K Life & Family
  • 245.1K Travel & Transport
  • 1.5M Hobbies & Leisure
  • 15.8K Discuss & Feedback
  • 15.1K Coronavirus Support Boards