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Bumble Beez
25-07-2013, 07:55 AM
Has anyone got a second job that runs alongside minding?
One of my friends, who minds term time only but also makes personalised bunting that she sells...
I work full time, Monday - Friday and the odd Saturday and although I don't need to have another job...it made me wonder if I was to cut down on the LO's who I look after if I could make another job work alongside minding or if I'm just making hard work for myself?!
I have done the usual when I first started to supplement my income...AVON, TBSAH etc but it doesn't make enough to give up working full time now...
Sorry, I'm rambling now lol!! :)

Sarah x

25-07-2013, 08:13 AM
I work in the local shop for 7 hours a week, but hopefully the childminding will overtake that over time.


25-07-2013, 08:14 AM
when i started i had 2 other jobs, then when i minded f/t i dropped one of the jobs and kept the eve/weekend job to supplement my income til i'd built up my numbers a bit.
I'd certainly pick up a job again if my numbers dropped or i dropped a day. certainly wouldn't want to work f/t, study and have a second job - it was too much once my numbers started picking up. Also i tend to have lots of children that come for 3/4 hours a day so can have 8 children a day on a kind of rolling shift basis - means obs and paperwork is time consuming.(my ambition is to get children that come 2 or 3 days a week and come for the whole day! ) what I'm trying to say is only you know how much work you could cope with as a second job. Could be a good option if you were thinking of moving out of minding and wanted to try something out before giving up minding completely.
I used to do usborne books - that was quite good money and with lots of parents, childminders and other contacts you could be in a good position to have a built in client base.

Bumble Beez
25-07-2013, 12:57 PM
I dont want to move away from minding...i enjoy it too much (even with the rubbish)...
See if I were to have something else to run alongside...I could cut down to the hrs minding to what are manageable and that I want to work etc plus supplement my income if needed...
Anyone run another at home business? I did look at usborne books...

Sarah x

26-07-2013, 08:17 AM
I teach Archery every Sunday. I took it up when work was really low and couldn't cope financially, work has now picked up but it's a commitment to 20plus people on a regular weekly basis so it sometimes feels a bind. However, if I give up I'm sure the childminding would dry up too and its the sort of thing that's difficult to start again from scratch and build up the numbers.