The sensation of mommy blogs has been sweeping the blogosphere for a few years now. The “mommies” behind these blogs are in essence keeping an online diary of their lives in their little corner of the world. Bloggers that are able to monetize their blog are making anywhere from a couple hundred dollars a month to a thousands every month.
The best way to get started is to start blogging on a free site such as WordPress or BlogSpot. Here is where you can start creating your online diary, figure out your writing style, find topics that get views and comments, as well as figuring out your level of dedication and making sure that you enjoy writing these posts on a regular basis.
When you first create your blog, even through a site like BlogSpot, the first thing you need to do is create a name. Think ahead about what you want to be known as throughout the blogging world. This name stays with you as your blog grows, so make sure to take the time to think it through. The name of your blog can also set a theme for the theme you want your blog to follow.
One of the perks of having other mommy blogs already around in the blogosphere is that not all “mommy blogs” can only be about being a “mommy”. These blogs can focus on anything from the highs and lows of parenting, to outfits of the day, finding deals at the grocery store, to tips for traveling in the bloggers hometown. Find an aspect to focus on to get started, and as you grow you can learn from your readers what more they want from you. Use feedback you receive in comments and through emails to create a blog your readers will find interesting, keep them hooked, and talk to their friends about.
Once you’ve committed to blogging and you have decided to take your brand to the next level, it’s time to invest in your own domain name. Use this domain name in all your other branding – ie twitter, facebook, instagram etc. You can use all of these forms of social media to lead people to your blog, which creates more traffic and creates more opportunity for monetizing your blog.
A few final tips for creating the best blog you can – make your blog posts error free. Readers will not take your seriously as a writer if there are grammar errors throughout your posts. Use keywords within your posts to generate traffic, however don’t fill them with only keywords. Make sure your blog maintains it’s focus and entertainment value while still using keywords to generate a higher level of traffic.
Blogging requires dedication and focus, however it is a great way for stay at home moms to have a creative outlet, connect with other people in similar situations as them, as well as making some money on the side – all from the comfort of their home!