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Have you thought about starting a blog?
To be honest starting a blog is one of the best things I have ever done. For a few reasons actually. I have met so many amazing people. I have learned so much about so many interesting subjects.
And I get to make a great income working from home around my family’s schedule.
Do you want to skip the 9-5 and work from home?
Now you can! If you have ever wanted to start a mom blog now is the time. In fact you don’t even need to work from home. You could work from the local coffee shop or on the road while you are traveling.
You can blog from just about anywhere.
Raising a family and working a 40+ hour week is hard. You want to be able to be there for all the moments. The first day of school, the basketball practices, the field trips and so much more.
You also want to be able to take care of your home and provide for your family. Now you can and it is so easy to start. In fact you could have your mom blog up and running in no time.
If you want to invest in yourself, your families future and start your mom blog head over and learn how to start a money making blog.
If you are still on the fence may I ask why?
Blogging is great. In fact I am sitting here at my kitchen table writing this post right now while dinner cooks.
Blogging has allowed our family opportunities we didn’t have before. What would you do with a few hundred extra dollars a month or a few extra thousand dollars a month? Or what about free products and vacations?
All of this is possible with blogging.
Can you do something, it will only take a second?
If I was to ask you right now to write down three things you are good at or someone has complimented you on what would they be?
Are you a great cook? Or a successful accountant? Or do you know your way around a sewing machine like no one else? All of these qualities are worth starting a blog about.
I know some successful bloggers who blog about travel and DIY renovations. I also know some who blog about desserts and cakes.
You have a voice and ideas you need to share with the world. Starting a blog is simple and below you will find the step by step instruction to help you build your blog and your dreams.
Setting up your mom blog hosting account.
To get started, go to Bluehost’s home page and choose your hosting plan.
Bluehost has three hosting plans to choose from:
- The Basic Plan is perfect for people with one website and just starting up
- The Plus Plan is a great value plan with all of its unlimited options, including the option for multiple sites
- The Prime Plan is perfect for those with multiple websites and e-commerce platforms, it also has privacy options (important)
Click the plan that best suits your needs. Now it is time to choose your domain name. This is the name of your blog, the name your audience will search for you under.
Choose something you like and something easy to remember, but still a name that separates you from the masses.
Now, you will be asked for all the clerical information, your name, your address and payment.
Once you have entered all this information in you can click submit to complete your purchase.
Now that you are all signed up you can sign into your account and start installing WordPress.
Time to celebrate – you are all signed up and your mom blog is ready to rock and roll!
At this time you can choose your blog design and start setting it up to meet your needs and how you want the design to look.
Content is key.
Great content is the key to a great blog. You should have a list full of blog ideas that you want to write about in the beginning. After all you chose a blog niche based on a subject you are passionate about.
On those days when your a little bit stuck for inspiration, checkout this list of 101 blog post ideas.
Getting pageviews and traffic.
Once you have a few posts written and published, it is time to start drawing attention to your blog and gaining a following.
Your pageviews and your following is important because these people are your audience. They are who you are writing for.
Also later on when you are ready to monetize (make money) from your blog your pageview numbers will matter.
As a beginner blogger the best way to get your blog out there and noticed is to create a social media presence. Such as Pinterest, Instagram or Facebook.
Focusing on Search Engine Optimization or SEO is also important. Using blog post titles with keywords.
You also want to create an email newsletter so your audience can learn more about you, your blog topics and your future offers.
Time to make money.
For some bloggers, blogging is all about the hobby and having a space for their voice and ideas which is great.
For others it is about making an income so they can work from home and support their family. There are numerous ways to make money blogging. The most popular is affiliate marketing.
This when you recommend a product you use to your readers via a blog post or email newsletter and they click a link and sign up to try it.
You can learn all about affiliate marketing from Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing. Michelle from Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing knows her stuff, she has earned over $500,000 in passive income.
Another great way to earn an income from blogging is from advertising networks. To join a network you need to maintain a set amount of pageviews to join. Some great networks are Mediavine, AdThrive and AdSense. Each network has their own requirements so check into each to see which is a better fit for your blog and your audience.
I know this post covered a lot of information so in review to set up your mom blog you need to choose a great name and sign up with Bluehost web hosting. Once your WordPress blog is all set up you need to write amazing content and share that with your audience. Build your following and build your social platforms.
Choose a monetization method that suits your needs and those of your audience. Blogging is an amazing business adventure and the avenues and options are endless.
Have an amazing day,
Saving & Simplicity