Moms are known for wearing many hats, from tutor, to driver, to chef, to doctor. In today’s digital age, add blogger to the list of titles. There are approximately four million mothers who write mommy blogs, notes Embrace Disruption.
While creating your own website takes some time and planning, it is a great way for moms to share information and make some extra cash.Moms can blog about everything from the joys of motherhood to child-friendly places to visit. Or they can recommend and sell products.
Domain Names and Web Hosting
Getting started is easy. Just choose a web hosting service, and create your domain name. All domain names must be unique. Your name needs to be short, simple and obvious. If your ideal domain has already been purchased, you can do little things to change the name and get something similar to the name you want.
Web hosting generally costs about $4 a month. Some web hosts offer free hosting services, says WebHostingBlueBook.com, if you permit the company to place advertising banners on your site. If you are blogging as a hobby, this may be an option for you. However, if you are looking to make extra money, you will want the advertisers to pay you for advertising on your site.
What Do You Want to Achieve?
The first step in planning your website is setting goals and realizing your target. For example, you may want to offer parenting advice, gluten-free/casein-free recipes for children with autism, or information about dealing with sibling rivalry. Being focused will help readers to know exactly what they’ll get when they visit your site and is a great way to foster brand loyalty.
You can add as many pages as you like. Just remember to work page by page. Write your text first, then add pictures or videos. Make sure you take advantage of the templates that are available through many of the web-hosting providers, as the majority of these templates are customizable.
The time you spend maintaining your blog is up to you. Some mothers choose to work on a part-time basis while their children are in school. Others work just a few hours every couple of days. You can attract visitors to your site by asking questions, creating surveys, and asking your current visitors to share your page on their social media sites.
If nothing else, blogging is a great way to connect with people who have common interests. Once you begin blogging, you may want to attend conferences where you can meet other bloggers.
Add New Content Regularly
If you neglect to add new content on a regular basis, people will stop returning to your site. When a visitor asks a question, answer her. Doing this lets your visitors know you care about them. Whether your site is for pleasure, for business or for both, the visitors to your site are interested in your content. Keep them interested. Otherwise, you may lose them for good.
Fortune 500 companies are utilizing blogging to increase their digital presences. If you are thinking about starting any kind of at-home business or blog, take it from the pros, and keep your content fresh.