Be Your Own Boss: Read an Extract from Earn at Home Mum by Jody Allen

Be Your Own Boss: Read an Extract from Earn at Home Mum by Jody Allen

Introduction

For me, working and earning at home is the best of both worlds. It means achieving a balance between making enough money to pay the bills, but still being around enough for my family. I love having the freedom to go to my children’s rugby games or see them get an award at school. But I also love working online because I can set my own hours, I’m my own boss and I can work from home, which is my favourite place in the world. Plus I  find the work challenging and engaging  – certainly not boring!

As parents, we often feel that we are juggling more balls in the air than we can possibly handle. Long gone are the days when there was only one breadwinner whose wages were sufficient to support the whole family; now in most two- parent families, both parents have to work. And the cycle of rushing out to work, parenting, cooking, housekeeping and sleep, day in, day out, totally sucks.

This working and parenting pressure was unexpectedly increased in 2020 with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Many people had to juggle supporting their kids’ remote learning alongside trying to do their job from home, usually with minimal preparation. However, this also gave many a taste of working from home and helped them to weigh up priorities, imagine lifestyle changes and explore new working possibilities for their post- pandemic life

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Publisher details

Earn at Home Mum
Author
Jody Allen
Publisher
Penguin
Genre
Non Fiction
Released
04 May, 2021

Synopsis

The essential women’s guide to making money from home. Are you looking for a flexible way to earn more cash that fits in around your family? Have you always wanted to start your own business but aren’t sure how? Do you dream of the freedom to set your own schedule and work from home? Jody Allen will show you how to make it happen. Jody, also known as the Stay at Home Mum, has been there and done it herself. She was made redundant while pregnant with her second child and, inspired by necessity, built a money-saving blog from her kitchen table that has grown to become Australia’s biggest mothers’ network. In this book, Jody explains everything she’s learned to help other women get it right: from how to choose a smart business idea and where to start, to the best marketing strategies and digital tools to use, and much more. And it isn’t all computer-based earning – Jody’s advice covers offline money-making opportunities, too. Whether you want to bring in a little extra income on the side or build your own company from scratch, Earn at Home Mum will give you the knowledge and confidence to make the leap to earn at home.
Jody Allen
About the author

Jody Allen

Jody Allen was made redundant in 2011 while on maternity leave and pregnant with her second child, born 12 months after the first baby. She started her website, Stay at Home Mum, to share her money-saving experiences while her family lived on one wage and it has since become Australia's biggest mothers' network. Jody now connects with hundreds of thousands of women and has created a successful business. She started shopping, cooking and freezing in bulk to save time and money while still giving her family delicious nutritious meals. Jody lives in Gympie, Queensland, with her husband and two boys.

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