Hello! I'm Laura...
...and I'm a Work at Home Mom to Twins!
I started my first online Business in 2003, when I taught myself HTML & CSS to build my own website from scratch and enough SEO to get my new site on the front page of Google (there was no Facebook back then!)
I started The Badass BusinessMum in September 2015 and, after lots of changes and trying out new ideas, I'm now proud to say I Make Money Blogging (with affiliate links and selling digital printables), and I'm growing this Blog to help you Get Started and Make Money Blogging too!
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The Badass BusinessMum is for you...
This is the place for stay at home Mums that are in the early stages of Blogging, or if you haven't even started yet! It's for you if:
You have an amazing idea for a Blog but need help getting started!
Your brain is going to explode from all the stuff you've read online and you just want some straight talking, no jargon, easy to understand, in depth advice!
You're fed up of reading business advice for those that don't have to juggle work and looking after a family full time. Wouldn't it be nice to have the time to work a 40+ hour week!
You want to build a blog but are soooo not techy, even the thought of it sends you screaming for the vodka!
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I'm a normal Mom, just like you...
You know when you read people's bios and they started their business when they ended up homeless, or came out of drug rehab, or had a mental breakdown from working their 6-figure job as a corporate CEO.... well I didn't.
I'm a normal Mom just like you. I live in Scotland, UK with my husband and twins, I had a happy childhood and have never been addicted to anything. And the most 'high flyer' job I've ever had was Assistant Manager at a Pet Shop! So glamorous lol!
I did always know I wanted to run my own business so in 2003, because I can draw, I started doing pencil Pet Portrait commissions and selling prints and cards as a side hustle.
I did that for 11 years alongside happily working a 9-5 job. And tried my hand at jewellery making and got a book published and made wedding invitations too.
A turning point came in July 2014 when I left my 9-5 after my maternity leave ended. I knew I wanted to stay home with my Twins so I needed a way to make a proper income. The pet portraits were too time consuming to do with baby twins so I needed an alternative...
I turned to Pinterest for ideas. And learned about making money blogging! I always blogged for my Pet Portrait business (for SEO purposes) but making money through actual blogging - that was an exciting discovery!
After a year of intense study, reading, research, analysing what I already knew and writing, writing, writing The Badass BusinessMum was launched in September 2015!
6 Random facts about me (just for fun!)
My favourite thing to do with my twins is to watch them make each other laugh
I am a night owl and rarely go to bed before 1.30am
I have only just (as in the year 2015!!) got a kindle!
One day I will have a tattoo on my hand of a butterfly and the words 'let your dreams take flight'
My favourite things are chocolate, pretty stationary and Pinterest (oh and my family. Obviously!)
When I'm not watching CBeebies I love to watch US crime drama. My favourites are NCIS and CSI