Friday, December 11, 2015

How Stay-at-Home Moms Can Make Money Blogging {Guest Post}

If you are new to motherhood, it can seem like you are faced with a world of challenges. The joy of being a new mother is tempered by the constant exhaustion, the responsibility of literally tending to the life of the creation of your own flesh and blood. If you are starting a new lifestyle by ending another as a working individual, then the shift can be even harder. You may have had to quit your job as just one of the sacrifices along the way.

Fortunately, there are ways to still stay occupied away from your child, and even help support yourself and the little tyke thanks for the power of e-commerce and the internet. Let’s take a look at some blogging ideas that can help you earn money.

Make Something Personal and Meaningful

Take a break from and try creating an outlet for personal insights. The old writer’s adage of 'write what you know’ is particularly true here. There are lots of other women and mothers in situations either similar to what you are going through, or what you have been through. A quick glance at the top blogs in this category reflects the same sort of personal wisdom written in an easily-relatable, conversational tone. In short, write about yourself in a thoughtful and compelling way.

Remember to Update Regularly

There are no hard and fast rules about how frequently to update a blog, but if you keep in mind that you like to go to your favorite blogs and see new content, then you can know what readers will expect when they visit your site. It might contain content with longer-form content, but will be updated less frequently. Or, it could have shorter posts – perhaps the occasional micro-blog entry with media-centric content – that is updated more frequently over time.


If you want to be any good at this and actually earn some dough, you will have to be your own public relations manager. One of the best ways to do this is to start following others who provide content in a similar vein as yourself on social media. Even reach out to other bloggers and let them know what do, why you might consider your work indispensable and what niche you cover. This could spark serious interest in your work; something like even one post that catches the eye of a prominent blogger could go on to spread and get your name out there. Don’t be afraid of self-promotion.

*Guest post written solely for Life With Two Boys.


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