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Can I actually get paid as a stay at home mom
The thought of leaving my kids to go back to work after maternity leave was extremely worrisome. I was so anxious to the point that I went online to research ways to make money while staying at home. I needed to create a business where I set my own hours. Then, I wouldn’t have to worry so much if I missed days due to my kids being sick, rehearsals, teething etc because I had the comfort of working at home.
So, I started researching stay at home jobs. A few came up but; the one I was most familiar and comfortable with was blogging. Why not start blogging again? What do I have to lose? I have 8 months and maternity leave to figure that out. It’s one thing to blog for fun but to earn an income from it-SCARY
Just the thought alone scared me. Even if I wanted to stay at home, it didn’t mean that it was going to be financially possible and living on one income this day and age was not realistic.
Not only that, but the reality of running a business or side hustle is extremely hard. Most bloggers don’t want to blog after a few months when they realize they haven’t earned anything. I think our community would reap the reward of being better prepared, doing our research and having a realistic goal. Also, we should set a schedule of when to blog, so we don’t feel overworked and unhappy. This will also create a balance between being a mother and your work as a stay at home mom blogger.
Starting a Blog Is Fast and Easy… WAIT A MINUTE!
Blogging can be rewarding, but; it takes time and effort to get that successful. For most bloggers, it will take years before getting good income from it. A Blog is defined by the Blogger behind it. So whether you are blogging because you want to create income from it, for passion or for plain fun… Enjoy the process, and don’t get overwhelmed.
Granted, it’s going to be hard and it might get lonely at times. There can be hours upon hours that you only have babies to talk to with. So, When there’s a community of mom blogger friends that you can talk to everyday online; it can be less lonely. You will also have a group of women/bloggers that you can get support and encouragement from. So don’t give up. It’s not going to be easy but it’s going to be worth it.
Do you still want to be a blogger?
if you still do, Great! Starting a blog and making money from it won’t be easy, but just following these few steps will start you off on the right path…
In order to get traffic to your website, you should first research great niches that your passionate about and is also profitable. Remember, not all niches are popular. Try finding one that people want information, resources or help on. That would be a great start and you can also get people over to your blog.
Find a good Hosting site.
If you are scared to commit at the moment, you should consider trying to Host your website with iPage!
It’s relatively cheap compared to other sites and when you have the confidence, you can always upgrade !
I’m personally using Siteground at the moment and I’m in love with it. The easiest way to follow the tutorial is by signing up here and you can see it step by step with me.
The first is choosing the plan that suits you.
As you can you see, all the plans are 60% OFF of the regular price. There are three plans which you can choose from.
If you are a beginner to blogging and all you want is to having a blog up and running in no time, you can choose the Startup plan.
The second plan is the GrowBig plan. If you have multiple websites and you want to create a bigger presence online, you can choose this plan.
The last plan is called the GoGeek plan! As you can tell, it’s more for the experienced bloggers who have high traffic sites.
Choosing a Domain
When choosing a domain, it should be easy to read with no spelling mistakes or slang. Also try incorporating keywords that are related to the concept of your blog.
Example: If you wanted to create a blog about moms who want to start a blog, it can be something on the lines of (sahm) stay at home mommy blogs.
Or make it unique and put your name in it if you want to create a brand. Then, you can branch off with different topics in your blog and make great content for them.
Fill out purchase information
Finally, to the last part of creating your account. Make sure you review your purchase information and everything is up to date. You are on your way to starting a blog at home all the while taking care of your kids. once you become a pro at this, you’ll see the traffic increasing and eventually you can start making money off of blogging by either affiliate marketing or another income source. But’s a whole different topic for another time.
I hope this helped a little bit in setting up your account so you can start blogging. I know it looks intimidating but just take it one step at a time.
If you need help, you can always email me or leave me a message in the comment section and i’ll be glad to help you out. Also, you can find me and follow me on Pinterest!
Enjoy your new blog!