I'm a mum-of-two – how I made £7.6k in a month with my side hustle, it didn't happen overnight but patience pays off | The Sun

ALL parents will know that having young children and balancing a job is extremely hard.

One parent, Daisy Woods, a busy mum-of-two from Bristol, also known on social media as Muddle Through Mummy, decided to start a side hustle in social media content creation, so she could balance life with young children whilst bringing in an income.

Daisy now has a whopping 316.3k followers and 29million likes on TikTok and regularly shares an insight into her life as a mum of two boys. 

She is a certified Positive Parenting Coach that shares a daily dose of relatable mum life content.

Not only this, but she also speaks about maternal mental health and reveals great tips on how to keep costs low – including how to make meals for under £1 per person.

Daisy has proved very popular on the video sharing platform and it’s safe to say that her side hustle has paid off – literally.

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In a recent video, the mum revealed how much money she has made with her TikTok content creation work last year.

With her best month bringing in a whopping £7,605, it seems as though Daisy is absolutely smashing her side hustle.

She posted the video with the caption ‘With 16hrs childcare a week. Please know it does NOT happen overnight but perseverance pays off’.

The self-employed mum said: “What I earned this year: watch my side hustle as a content creator take over!”. 

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Prior to launching her side hustle as a content creator, Daisy was working as a freelance communications specialist for her brother-in-law’s company, Rocket Jack.

But eventually, her TikTok side hustle began to overtake the costs of her part-time job. 

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In January, the mum made just £130 with what she described as her “normal” part-time job.

In February, things were looking up, and she had made £1,225, with then £1,240 in March.

April was similar and the mum had earned £1,090.

Up until April, the mum had not earned any money with her TikTok side hustle, but by May, she had started earning – albeit small, but she had earned £75 as a content creator, and £900 with her normal part-time job.

June was pretty similar for the mum, she earned £70 as a content creator and £960 with her part-time job.

But by July, things had really ramped up and while she had earnt £1,040 in her part-time job, she had also made £790 as a content creator.

August took a slight dip and the mum-of-two had earnt £840 with her part-time job, but just £280 with content creation.

However, by September, things really started to look up, and while the mum had made £400 with her part-time job, she had made a whopping £2,650 as a content creator.

By October, the mum didn’t make a penny with her part-time job and instead earnt £2,640 with her side hustle.

The money she was earning as a content creator continued to go up and while she had earnt £200 in November with her part-time job, she made £4,930 as a content creator.

And to finish the year on a high, she made a huge £7,605 as a content creator in December.


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TikTok users were very impressed with Daisy’s video and it has racked up 9,622 likes, 85 comments and 39 shares.

One person said: “Wow, go you!!” 

Another added: “Ok this has just made me want to work so hard to push social media this year and earn an income from it!” to which Daisy replied “Go girl!” 

A third commented: “You produce relatable, engaging content, with humour and applicable advice. I am not surprised – you’re awesome! Keep going!!”

One user asked: “Can I ask, is this content creator income just from tik tok or multiple platforms?” to which Daisy confirmed “Just tiktok, I’ve done one instagram project but it was a very small amount”. 

Another questioned: “Do you make the money from the creator fund or brand deals?” to which Daisy said “Both”. 

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If you are thinking about starting a career in content creation, Daisy has shared her top tip.

She advised: “Choose a niche you’re passionate about and post consistently”.

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