Tips for working mums from home

Contrary to what some people might say, working mums from home can have a hard time of it. However, most mums who work from home would highly recommend it as a way of earning some extra income. It's often totally flexible, so you can do as much or as little as you like. This allows you to fit your career around your family life, and not the other way around.

Yet working from home is far from easy. You've got to be disciplined and focussed in order to get the job done. And this can be made ten times more difficult when you've got kids in the house. What's more, work from home jobs are often quite low paid, so you might have to put in long hours to make ends meet. Here are some tips to help you juggle your work with the rest of your life:

  • Designate a specific area in your house as your home office. This doesn't have to be a whole room - it can be a desk in the corner or even the cupboard under the stairs! The important thing is that you establish a physical boundary between home and work.
  • Make sure that the kids and the rest of your household understand that when you are in this area, you shouldn't be disturbed.
  • Try to adjust your schedule so that you get most of the work done when the house is at it quietest - for example, after the kids have gone to bed or when they are at school.


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