Welcome to The Homeworker Magazine.
The only magazine dedicated to your work from home lifestyle.
Focusing on quality, relatable content, The Homeworker magazine provides expert tips and strategies to equip modern homeworkers with the tools to work effectively and with confidence from home.
It’s a supportive and reassuring voice when you’re trying to integrate the demands of work, family and home life.
Each issue includes practical advice from experts in business, wellbeing, mindset, interiors and productivity. It’s balanced with insight, emotional support and interviews featuring homeworkers who are relatable and inspirational.
The Homeworker is a place to dive in, be inspired, be informed and be understood.
This is a magazine that gives you permission, and reminds you, to look after yourself as well as your business!
“You don’t have to be great to START, but you have to start to be GREAT.”
– Zig Ziglar-
Meet The Editor
I’m Louise, the non-coffee-drinking, ever-plate spinning, founder and editor of The Homeworker.
As someone who has worked from home for over half of my career, I understand the challenges, doubts, and anxieties around feeling good enough to let yourself and your work be seen and not having a team around you for advice and reassurance.
I wanted to create something that recognised the work from home lifestyle: the perks and the problems, the challenges around mindset and self-care, the distractions and productivity issues, and the importance of mental health.
I’m a journalist (even won an award for it some years ago), but I’m also a writer, blogger, editor, photographer, business owner, mum, wife… Like you, I wear many different hats.
The last few years of my career I was working either as a self-employed freelancer, or a business owner, sometimes doing a bit of both.
I’ve met so many people, sitting on all this potential, with it screaming inside to get out. I want to help you to tap into all that possibility with articles that motivate and inspire you.
As a parent, I understand the struggles of managing childcare and chores with running a home business, and the guilt around giving adequate time to the important people in your life.
It can feel so frustrating not having time to focus on your work when you’re also juggling home life, family and time for yourself (what is that?)
No office politics, autonomy and flexibility are fantastic but missing the social interaction and sense of belonging that comes from working as part of a bigger team is hard.
You’re creative, passionate and enthusiastic but sometimes the isolation can dull your spark and cause the self-doubt to creep in.
I know those struggles with a lack of accountability and how useful those little reminders and tips are to create achievable goals and follow through on tasks.
There are questions, distractions and no one else to turn to at the next desk.
•Do you clean those fingerprints on the windows, or clean up your inbox?
•Do you tackle the laundry pile or tackle those invoices?
•How do you organise your desk, your office, your time, and that never-ending to-do list?
•How to stop eating all the biscuits when there’s nobody else watching?
•To dress up or stay in pyjamas?
•How to create your perfect office?
•How to save money when income is unpredictable?
•Who to turn to when your only companion is a dog (cute but not helpful for a brainstorm session)?
•To keep going even when it seems as if you’re slogging up a constant hill, or give up and stick to the 9-5 when all your peers are advancing and making good money?
When everything rests on your shoulders and you’re having those moments, questioning yourself, it’s really lonely.
It sometimes seems as if everyone else has the answers and the confidence and you’re sitting there at your kitchen table pondering if what you’re doing is worth your time and investment and if you can really be as successful as your dreams.
If you’ve ever longed to know what other people in your situation are doing and how they manage the work from home life: the boundaries, the mindset shifts, the procrastination; The Homeworker can help you feel connected.
The Homeworker Magazine provides the inspiration to spark your imagination, the motivation to push you forward, the guidance to help you achieve those dreams and the community to support you on your journey.
Each quarterly issue focuses on a theme which delves into subjects which help you make a success of working at home.
We do the research and let you read and enjoy.
I’m sharing all this information and experience with you, in a way that’s accessible, creative and beautiful.
I hope you gain clarity, confidence and compassion for yourself and your work through our resources and writing.
Want to know more?
Here’s what you don’t know about The Homeworker founder and editor, Louise Goss
• I’ve been an Armed F
• I have been chased by peccaries in the forests of Costa Rica.
• There’s a special place in my heart for Japan as I lived there for a year and learned the language.
• I met Sir David Attenborough and have talked to him about the toilet habits of sloths.
• Peppermint tea is my drink and I’ve somehow survived non-caffeinated all these years!
• I once did backing dancing for a leg of the Pop Idol UK tour in an 11,000 capacity arena.
• From September to December you can mostly find me watching Strictly Come Dancing.
• I’ve attended a conference in Las Vegas where I interviewed some of the big names in bitcoin and cryptocurrency.
• Give me the name of a crime drama or murder mystery and I’ve probably watched it.
• I’m an Aussie as well as a
•I started out
• The Homeworker began life a few months after a move halfway around the world with two toddlers. I was working on the floor in the corner of my living room (because we had no furniture). If you keep going and stay committed, you will succeed. Just remember this is your journey and no one else is in the driving seat.
If you want the more serious ‘bio’ then click here.