Making money from home is the dream for many parents. Today I’m introducing someone to you who does just that.
Katy was introduced to me as a successful blogger who was making making money from home. I was interested to know what had driven her to those choices and how exactly she was supporting her family without leaving the house. Whilst it’s probably not for me personally, I love reading about women who have had the courage to dump the day job and create a flexible career of their own making. So without further ado, I will hand you over to Katy.
Back in 2013 I was really unhappy in my job. I was working hard, and feeling ill a lot. At the time I had some undiagnosed health conditions too. One day I was on the phone to my husband, feeling miserable, and he suggested that I quit my job. Just like that. I could quit my job, come home and never go back – so I did.
No longer did I have to worry about calling in sick, about soldiering on at work or about letting down the people that I enjoyed working with. Not having to worry every day about work was liberating for me and it gave me time to work out what I wanted to do with my life.
I knew that I wanted to stay home permanently by 2014 and we would continue with our quest to have a baby. By this point we had already been trying to have a baby for around 5 years and it would be a further 2 years until our daughter was finally born in 2016.
Once I knew that I wanted to stay at home I started working on generating an income for myself. Initially I started out making money from online surveys. Then I branched out and learned about more and more ways to make money online. I now make money from a diverse array of different methods including paid surveys, matched betting, mystery shopping, using paid tasking apps and also running my own website. My website is where I share tips to help people make and save money online. I love sharing my knowledge with others and I also love to talk about my family life. My website has evolved in to being about my family, and our lives. There is no topic that I won’t cover on my website and I love that so many people visit it every day now.
As well as making money online I work hard to ensure that we are making the most of the money that we have. I like to meal plan, batch cook, cook from scratch and use a variety of methods to save money on everything from utilities to our food shopping.
I’ve now been working for myself for almost 4 years, which is incredible. I love the lifestyle that my self-employment can afford my family. I’m able to spend time with relatives, enjoy every day with my daughter and go out at a moments notice. With my husband working shift work I can plan our days together around his shifts and ensure that we enjoy lots of nice days off together. Our lives have changed from barely seeing each other to having quality time together every single day. I’m making a full-time income for my family. We are now able to enjoy holidays, have a car and will be buying a house in the next couple of years too so that will be a nice adventure!
If you want to find out more about making money from home then do check out my favourite ways to make and save money on the internet on my blog. I’m always happy to share my knowledge with others and I believe that everyone can find way to make at least a part-time wage by using the internet.
Katy blogs at KatyKicker.com