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Making it happen when work and home life are under one roof

ABOUT

Welcome to The Homeworker Magazine.

The only magazine dedicated to your work from home lifestyle.

Features and interviews with coaches, health professionals, psychologists, finance experts and small business owners, plus articles on productivity, home-office design and mindset.

A supportive and reassuring voice when trying to integrate the demands of work, family and home life.

Practical advice and insight balanced with emotional support and featuring businesses and their owners who are relatable yet still inspirational.

A place to dive in, be inspired, be informed, be understood, and no longer feel alone.

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-

Louise Goss, founder, The Homeworker Magazine


Hi!

I’m Louise, founder and editor of The Homeworker.

As someone who has worked from home for over half of my career, I know the challenges, the 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.

I’ve spent the last few years of my career working either as a self-employed freelancer, or a business owner, sometimes doing a bit of both.

It was becoming a parent when I felt at a real crossroads.

I’ve met so many people, sitting on all this potential, with it screaming inside to get out.

I completely empathise with that loss of identity, the need for a change, to remain flexible, to assess the direction you go in but also use the opportunity to do something different.

As a parent, I understand the struggles of juggling childcare and chores with running a home business, and the guilt around giving adequate time to the important people in your life.

I’ve had moments cradling a breastfeeding baby whilst typing away, trying to get work finished, and moments where I’ve taken myself down to the coffee shop, enjoyed a chai tea latte, and savoured the flexibility that comes with working for yourself with no commute.

But it’s tough.

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?

•How to create your perfect office?

•How to save money when income is unpredictable?

•To dress up or stay in pyjamas?

•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 and wondering how everyone else seems to have it all together, it’s really really lonely.

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.

As a journalist and writer, I decided I could use my skills, my experience and my passion to create The Homeworker magazine. It’s here to help you when you’re starting off on your own and working for yourself, to reassure, support and inspire you.

I love to connect with people, am curious about how they work and overcome their challenges. I like to ask questions, to research topics and am always open to learning from the experts.

I’m sharing all that 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.


Louise x

Want to know more?

Here’s what you don’t know about The Homeworker founder and editor, Louise Goss


• I’ve been an Armed Forces wife, I’ve moved around a lot, I’ve had lots of fresh starts and overcome a fair few hurdles over the years. With this comes a great deal of understanding, empathy and compassion – for myself and others.

• I have been chased by peccaries in the forests of Costa Rica.

• I speak Japanese and lived in Japan for a year.

• I met Sir David Attenborough and have talked to him about the toilet habits of sloths.

• I’m possibly the only person working in media who doesn’t drink coffee.

• From September to December you can mostly find me watching Strictly Come Dancing.

• Give me the name of a crime drama or murder mystery and I’ve probably watched it.

• I once did backing dancing for a leg of the Pop Idol UK tour in an 11,000 capacity arena.

• I’ve attended a conference in Las Vegas where I interviewed some of the big names in bitcoin and cryptocurrency.

• I’m an Aussie as well as a Brit, and spent six years living in Sydney.

•I started out in radio, then TV, before I turned to writing. I once read the news live on air dressed as a devil.

• I started this venture a few months after a move halfway around the world with two toddlers, and by 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.

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