Are you starting to lose yourself a little now that you’re a Mommy? It’s great to put our little loved ones needs high on the ‘to do’ list, but make sure that ‘me time’ is up there too. The more fulfilled and happy us Mom’s are… the better mood we’ll be in for our kids.
Think of Mommy Blogging as a way to express yourself. You can be funny, creative, and use normal language… heck, even complex words if you want, as opposed to baby/toddler talk all day.
Photo from Solis Images/Shutterstock.com
It’s also a way to keep your brain stimulated. You’ll be blogging about new and interesting topics and will be able to advance your web knowledge in the process. There’s always new things to learn if you’re interested.
In addition… it’s a way to help other Mom’s in the category that you choose. Your blog can be informative, funny, inspirational, etc.
Did I mention, it’s also a lot of fun!?
Here’s how to become a Mommy Blogger in just 5 steps!
1.Join Wealthy Affiliate
You can join as a free or premium member. I suggest joining as a free starter member like I did. It allows you to create 2 free websites and to check out what the site has to offer. It includes step by step tutorials and has an amazing community that posts questions/answers, shares their struggles and achievements, and their own training’s/tips. I also love the live video classes and live chat option.
The site was developed by Kyle and Carson. They are real people and members as well. You can ask them questions and read their profiles which is nice. WA is a friendly community, not just a website or business with an 800 number.
2.What’s the Focus of Your Website?
Decide what you want your website to be about. Think of who you want to read it, and what you’d like them to get out of it.
Some examples are:
- Funny Parent Stories and Jokes
- How your Faith Gets you Through the Day
- Baby Items That Make Life Easier
- Craft Projects with Kids
- Getting Children to Eat Healthy
- Baking with Toddlers
- DIY Nursery Decorations
You don’t want your topic to be too broad where you’re all over the place, but you don’t want it to be too narrow that you run out of things to talk about so give this one some thought. The Wealthy Affiliate community is a great place to bounce around some ideas and get feedback.
3.Create Your Free Website
Here’s where the real fun begins! When you think about your main website topics, you get to use your imagination to kind of picture what will be on your site. When you actually build it though… it becomes real… and it’s exciting! Wealthy Affiliate makes it really simple to create a website so you don’t have to be a web expert. I’ll show you just how simple it is in this video.
The next step is to start writing content. You’ll want to create an ‘About Me’ page and come up with articles for your site. Typically articles should be 800-1,000 words long to get good Google rankings but when I first started I was way below this. Don’t concentrate on word count, just enjoy the writing process and create articles that you’re passionate about. You’ll see that your posts will improve over time.
5.Make Money From your Site
This step is actually optional, but why not make some money on the side while blogging? There are a few different ways that you can monetize your site, your time, or just get some nice perks:
- Affiliate links
- Create an e-book
- Sell your own product
- Obtain free products from companies to review
- Do freelance blog posts
You can do them all, just one or two, or none. It’s totally up to you and should be something you think about after you first get some good content up there.
If you’d like to become a Mommy Blogger…Get started now with the Wealthy Affiliate site… and work your way through the 5 steps!
Be sure to reach out to me so that I can help with your journey!