How Stay at Home Mums Can Make aLiving with their Blog

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If you are a stay at home mum with experience and passion, you can be a successful blogger. Find out how it can help you meet your income goals.

Being a stay at home mum is a reward in itself, but you can’t deny that a little extra cash goes a long way! Previously, making a living as a stay at home mum revolved around knitting jumpers and making mince pies during Christmas.

But now, blogging has come to the rescue, and it is one of the best jobs for a stay at home mum. Think about it: you can write around your other duties, you can blog on any topic you like, and you get paid for discussing your passions.

There is a reason why highly successful companies have blogs. It is the easiest way to attract people to a website and then get them to buy products.

As rewarding as blogging can be, most people have never made a penny from it. This article will explain how to monetise your blog and why it remains one of the best stay at home jobs out there.

How does blogging make money for you?

The first person to ever keep a blog probably just did it as a hobby: it wasn’t even possible to make money from it back then. But now, blogging has been boiled down to a science, and anyone with the requisite skills can make a reasonable income from it.

There are three main ways people get an income from blogging:

  1. Advertising – when you have a large number of followers, you get paid for having adverts on your page.
  2. Product sales – with a few thousand loyal readers, you can begin selling products that you make, or thatother people want to sell through you. 
  3. Marketing – when big brands realise how much of an influence your blog has, they will pay you to recommend or advertise their products. You can also be an affiliate with Amazonand online stores with similar programs.

Before you begin your blog, you need to think which of these avenues will suit you best. Is there a product you could potentially sell, or would you rather wait for companies to come knocking on your digital door?

Bear in mind that it is unlikely you would start earning a living within the first few months. It takes time to build a following, get ranked higher on Google, and begin attracting advertisers or sellers.

However, if you already have a large following on social media, you can direct that towards your blog.

What can you blog on?

The best thing about blogging is that you can write about anything. Usually, when people say anything, it is an exaggeration. But not in this case. As long as what you are writing about is important to you and a significant number of others, you can launch a successful blog that could become profitable.

Any topic, from home decor to humorous parenthood stories, to the perfect recipe for cleaning toilets, will have die-hard fans waiting for a professional to tell them about it.

As an extension of this, it would also help to know the main types of blogs.

  1. Product review site

As the name suggests, this is an opinion blog whereby you rate products, services, and experiences. People always need a reliable source to provide objective feedback and mums are the most trustworthy people on earth, so that's a good fit.

  1. Expert site

If you have a degree or two, or a lifetime of experience on a particular topic, you are probably an expert on it. Sharing your expertise is an excellent way to help others and also get paid for your knowledge.

Share your expertise on anything from jams and tarts to your knowledge of quantum entanglement.

  1. Journey blog

This is probably the most common blog type. It is essentially a diary, chronicling your experiences, challenges, and victories. It could also be about literal journeys you've taken.

How do I launch my blog?
This might be the easiest part of being a blogger, but getting it wrong could affect your blog's success.

Depending on your level of expertise, you may choose to build a website from scratch or use a template. There are so many different companies offering web-hosting and web-building services that it can be a bit confusing knowing which one to use.

Fortunately, the leading companies – Blue Host, WordPress, Wix, etc. - don't charge too much. You can usually get a website, domain name, and one year of hosting for under $50.
If you plan on sharing high-quality pictures (which you should) and videos, then you would need more bandwidth, which will increase the price of your blog. It is advisable to start-off spending as little as possible until you get your feet on the ground.

Once you have all the pieces together and start your blog, keep learning from other professional mum bloggers, and who knows, maybe you’ll find your name on a Top 10 Bloggers’ list one day! 

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