Work From Home: 5 Must-Read Books for Mumpreneurs

Do you fantasise about becoming a WAHM - a work at home mum - but don’t know where to start or how?

While the word ‘mumpreneur’ is still a fairly new concept, more and more mothers are choosing to work from home so they can spend more time with their children.

According to MotivatingMum, the UK' leading blog for mums in business, two thirds of mums in UK with children under 10 years of age are considering working from home within the next three years. Their number one reason to work from home is to spend more time with family, but almost half of them also believe they would earn more.

Being a successful mumpreneur requires determination and drive, and it is not always easy to achieve the right work-family balance, even though you are working from home. Sharing their nuggets of wisdom, these seasoned mumpreneurs may know just what you need to succeed. 


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Annabel Karmel - Mumpreneur: The complete guide to starting and running a successful business

After building her successful business from scratch, Annabel Karmel has become a bestselling author and trusted food expert with 40 published books. In Mumpreneur, Karmel draws on her own extensive experience in juggling motherhood with building a thriving enterprise. In her informative and motivating book, Karmel combines practical advice with inspiring stories. The complete guide to starting and running a successful business will equip you with the confidence, skills and practical tools you need to turn your own start-up dreams into a reality, where you are able to work from home. 


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Patricia Cobe - Momprenuers Online: Using the Internet for Work at Home success

Mompreneurs Online is an excellent resource for women looking to start or expand a home-based business, where they can work from home every day. Patricia Cobe’s extensive work covers everything from discovering your passion, finding the right business, telecommuting and marketing. Her book includes interviews with real work-at-home mums as well as a self-employment survival kit with up-to-date information needed for a smooth transition from corporate to home office. If you are day-dreaming about staying home with your children while generating enough income to support your family, Cobe’s book provides many useful ideas. 

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Mel McGee - Supermummy: The Ultimate Mumpreneur's Guide to Online Business Success

This ultimate guide will tell you everything you need to start and grow your own online business, which you easily can do from home. Mel McGee knows what it takes to build a family friendly business and in her book she shares her best tips on how to activate your powerful success mindset and unleash your inner Supermummy to achieve your dreams. McGee is an online mumpreneur coach and founder of, UK’s first online business coaching site exclusively for aspiring and established online mumpreneurs.




Christine Durst, Michael Haaren - Work at Home Now: The No-nonsense Guide to Finding Your Perfect Home-based Job, Avoiding Scams, and Making a Great Living

Christine Durst and Michael Haaren are longstanding leaders in the work-at-home arena. In 2008, Durst was featured by Woman's World magazine as ‘America's Ultimate Work at Home Expert’. Their no-nonsense guide is based on their countless job-finding workshops and contains top insider tips on good and bad Google search terms, scam-spotting tips and interviews with hiring managers and successful home-based workers. The book includes a list of legitimate websites offering work-at-home opportunities.




Pamela Odimegwu - How To Become A Successful Work At Home Mom

In her ‘how to’ guide, Pamela Odimegwu offers all the essential tips and techniques for a successful transition to a home working career including the magic formula on how to achieve work-life balance. Odimegwu describes both the advantages and disadvantages of working from home as well as how to conquer various obstacles, avoid scams, and find clients online. A working mum herself, Odimegwu, enjoys connecting with other women who want to work from home and make money online.


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