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How to make a second income

5 Money Hobbies Ideas for a Second Income

I’m creating this post because one of my lovely followers on Instagram asked for some help! And I am all about helping whenever I can.

I am going to talk about creating a side hustle – this is extra income or what I like to call a ‘money hobby’. If you have a full-time job, this is for you. If you have a part-time job, this is for you. If you have no job, this is for you, too. A side hustle is for everyone whose eyes happen to glance on this post.

How? Because if there is one (of the many) key learning outcomes from this pandemic, it is that you cannot depend on just one source of income for life.

No matter how amazing your career is, it would help if you had a side hustle.

Learning from the big C

Podcast – Learning From the Big ‘C’

She’s like the new recruit at work that just blows his own trumpet and makes everything about him: Corona! You know the type – acts like he knows everything under the sun about not only the job, the industry but the world! He makes everyone believe his hype and that what he says is gospel…

We won’t get not the politics, the medical evidence, conspiracy theories or anything like that here! Not because I want to sit on the fence on those issues – I really don’t. But it’s because I want to focus on the learning outcomes. This is the one area we have some control over.

start an online business as a multiple income stream during lockdown

Product Pricing: The Difference Between Digital and Physical Products

If there’s one lesson, we have all learnt from Coronavirus and the ensuing lockdown it is the ever-increasing importance of having an online presence and having a digital product of some sort. 

You only need to go on any social media platform, from Facebook to Instagram, from Pinterest to YouTube, to see how those brands with a digital product or service are able to sell this flexibly. For many, this digital delivery has not only supplemented their income but has caused a skyrocketing of their profits.

start an online business as a multiple income stream during lockdown

What Can You Learn About Pricing From Your Competition?

In the second part of our series on starting a business during the Covid-19 lockdown and beyond, let’s take a look at how to price your products and services – using the competition!

When you’re trying to decide how much to price your products, there’s a lot you can learn from your competitors. While ultimately, several factors will impact how much you should price your products, your competition can certainly help point you in the right direction.

The benefits of blogging

Why Starting a Blog Could Help Reduce Your Anxiety and Stress Levels

Let’s face it, things aren’t exactly plain sailing at the moment. There’s so much to worry and stress about, it’s a miracle we get anything done at all. From worrying about your health and the safety of your loved ones to going back to work, getting a refund for your holiday or even having a baby or suffering from another health condition. When the stress and strain continues to pile itself onto you, it’s only a matter of time before you buckle under the pressure.

Of course, it makes sense to reach out to your GP or your family and friends if you’re struggling with anxiety and stress. But did you know there are other ways to combat your mental issues and give your wellbeing a boost? Blogging is the perfect outlet for voicing your worries and concerns and relieving the pressure you’re under. 

start an online business as a multiple income stream during lockdown

Business Startup 101: Finding Your Unique Selling Position

Are you thinking of launching a new business? Do you wish you had an extra stream of income before Coronavirus struck, placing most of us in lockdown?

It’s not too late. This is the first of a three-part short series to help you get started.

One consideration that many working mums who want to start a business may grapple with is how to price products or services, to help determine a unique selling position in the market.

Using LinkedIn: A Must for Employees and Employers

Spread Your Wings: LinkedIn Quick Tips During Covid-19 Lockdown

Now more than ever, having a strong online presence can be the difference between sinking or swimming. With the lockdown in the UK looking like it may drag on further still, an ability to reach out to professionals online.

LinkedIn is a must for employees and business owners alike. Not only is it an effective networking tool, but it is an excellent way of staying engaged with what is going on in your industry. Here are just a few of the things you can use LinkedIn for:

5 Ways to Earn Money from Home During Coronavirus Lockdown

5 Ways to Earn Money from Home During Coronavirus Lockdown

Between usual everyday errands and work responsibilities that every woman deals with, finding a way to earn some extra cash is rather difficult. Now that there is a lockdown around the world due to the impact of the Coronavirus spread, it’s now hard to go out into the world together work, so we have to think outside the box and look for ways to make money from home.

The Pros and Cons of Acquiring an Accountancy Practice

The Pros and Cons of Acquiring an Accountancy Practice

For many accountants who want to start their business, but don’t want to go through the hassle of finding clients, acquiring an existing practice might seem like a good option. It can also be a good option if you’ve been working for the same firm or company for a certain number of years and are looking for some independence.

However, while it does have its benefits, it has its drawbacks as well. So, it’s always better to look at it from as many angles as possible before you make your decision. Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of acquiring an accountancy practice.

4 Ways to Make Returning to Work After Maternity Leave as Painless (and Stress-Free)as Possible

4 Ways to Make Returning to Work After Maternity Leave as Painless (and Stress-Free)as Possible

Returning to work after maternity leave can have mixed feelings. I know this for sure because my sentiments were quite different after each of my two maternity leaves.

For our first child, I remember crying all the way to the train station. It was nothing, in particular, just the thought of leaving him with anyone, compounded by the guilt at even thinking about heading back to work, leaving my first fruits with complete strangers.

redundancy (laid off)

Redundancy – Part 1: What to Do When You Are Laid Off

Gender equality issues have come a long way since Emily Pankhurst and the Suffragettes put their lives at risk to fight for women’s right to vote. However, there are still a lot of kinks to iron out in employment law and the daily reality us working mums face.

Redundancy is just another area of concern. Pregnant working women are twice as likely to be made redundant than any other working woman. The Fawcett Society (the UK charity that campaigns for gender equality and women’s rights at work, home and in public life)  have been striving with Maternity Action to ban employers from making pregnant women redundant.

working form home tips

3 Ways to Expand Your Work from Home-Based Business

As a mother, working from home has so many benefits. The key one is that you get the time and the freedom to take care of your family. However, working from home can be a challenge, especially when the business starts growing. Where do you turn to when the garage you rely on for storage gets too crowded? What do you do when you need to hire extra help but have no office? This article highlights some three essential tips you can consider when your home-based business starts to expand.

how to keep your home warm during winter

How to Keep Energy Costs Low This Winter

Winter has arrived, and for some homeowners, that will mean a few different things. First, you’ll probably be preparing for the festive season, and planning some family-wide celebrations that are going to cost you a fortune. Secondly, you’ll also be paying a little more than usual on your energy bills, particularly when you want to keep your home warm and cosy for everyone that visits.

4 Simple and Super Cheap Ways to Keep the Kids Entertained This Summer

4 Simple and Super Cheap Ways to Keep the Kids Entertained This Summer


Mum!! Can we go swimming? Mum!! Can we go to the theme park? Farm Park? Cinema? Zoo? Can I have another ice cream? Can we get another bucket and spade for the beach?

Sound familiar? 

The summer holidays are ideal for spending time with your family. You get to make so many memories and not have to worry about getting up on time for school, making sure the kids haven’t forgotten their lunches or P.E kits…but if you’re on a budget this summer then the idea of spending six weeks trying to find activities that don’t cost the earth can be a little daunting!

Podcast: Mindfulness in the Workplace

Mindfulness is one of those buzzwords that seems to be here to stay. The Collins dictionary describes mindfulness as: “A mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.”In this podcast recording, I speak with mindfulness expert, Audrey Tang about what mindfulness actually means and how to use mindfulness techniques in the workplace.

Do you have the right skills and attitude to be a WAHM?

If you’re new here, let me just start by defining WAHM: it is a ‘work-at-home mum’. WAHMs can be self-employed or work for an employer – there are so many options available these days. However, the primary requirement to be called a WAHM is to, well, to work from home.

My first experience of working from home started about 13 years ago, shortly after returning to work from maternity leave. I had applied to work flexibly at work, and the editorial director was so incensed by the audaciousness that she made me a full-time homeworker. I would show up in the office once a fortnight just to stay connected to my work colleagues and to attend meetings.