About More Money for Mummy
Hello there I’m Nicola and I am a Mummy who is passionate about making and saving more money. I am a Wife and Mother that lives in the North East of England. I currently work part time following my maternity leave and I am a full time Mummy to my beautiful Daughter.
Where my journey began
Like many Mummies on maternity leave I began to worry about our reduced household income. I had planned to return to work part time. Full time work was not an option as the childcare costs were nearly as much as what I would have been paid from my salary.
So I began to research how I could improve our finances whilst on maternity leave. The more I read, the more I learned. I discovered many real life stories of people making and saving money online. Honest stories of how they did it. This inspired me to start and look at what I could do from home. It was difficult to find opportunities that fitted around caring for my Daughter. So I began my journey into the weird and the wonderful of earning and saving money online.
About this blog
As I researched more online, it was clear that many other Mummies were in a similar situation to myself. So I decided to set up this blog. I will share my experiences and top tips to save you time. Yes there are methods that I have tried that did not work for me, so I won’t recommend them. I will only post about things that I have tried and tested myself. This will hopefully save you precious time, so you can get straight into making and saving more money. So grab yourself a cuppa and read on…
How I make money
There are so many online opportunities to earn extra cash, you just need to know where to find them and also filter out the scams. When I started my first method of making money was to sell unwanted items on Ebay. I found this was easy to fit around caring for my Daughter. At nap times I could photograph items for listing and then on our way to the park I would post parcels to Ebay customers. It is an easy and a quick way to make some extra money. There are many other methods that you can check out in the making money section.
How I save money
Saving money was another challenge I set myself, with some incredible savings that I never dreamt were possible. Have you seen the programme ‘Extreme Couponing’? I am not quite as lucky as American Mummies who can get 10 trolley loads for free but I have saved £1000’s off our shopping over the years. It is possible to get many products totally free or half price with coupons. Check out my post on a beginners guide to couponing to see how much you could save.
There are so many fantastic opportunities online and I hope that you find the information on this blog useful. I would love to hear from you on your own journey into financial independence and being a Mummy that rocks at earning and saving more money.