Welcome to The Homeworker Magazine.
The first magazine dedicated to helping you thrive when you work from home.
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 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!
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.
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?
•Who to turn to when your only companion is a dog (fluffy but not helpful for a brainstorm session)?
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, their mental health; The Homeworker can help you feel connected and inspired.
When you’re too busy to browse, The Homeworker magazine is your quarterly dose of content, created uniquely to motivate, support and encourage you when you work from home.
It’s packed full of expert advice and strategies to help you improve your productivity and stop the procrastination when you work alone without a team around you for advice and accountability.
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 to help you make a success of working at home.
I hope you gain clarity, confidence and compassion for yourself and your work through our resources and writing.
Check out The Homeworker Directory for a professional listing of service-providers who can support you with your own work and business.
From Virtual Assistants to marketing experts, PR and wellbeing professionals, this is the first place to look for the help you need