Nowadays, women often go for one of the two paths when they become mothers. They either continue in their current profession from where they left off or dedicate their all to a hands-on, stay-at-home mother.
People have a common misconception that once a woman becomes a stay-at-home mom, they are no longer capable of earning money on their own. With the dawn of the technological innovation, many stay-at-home mothers have proven that they can balance maintaining a happy home and manage a successful online business. So, how do stay-at-home moms accomplish such a feat? Simple. They expertly manage their time. Additionally, thru their experience in various household activities, they have mastered the art of multitasking. With their talents, their passion, and ingenuity as their compass, they were able to build successful online businesses.
Currently, there are three general ways stay-at-home moms make money online blogging. As such, they can produce content for their business in between their activities around the house, and still ensure that their family is happy and cared for, always.
- Product Discussion/Review Blogs
An excellent way to steadily build up an income over the weeks, months and years, Product Discussions and Review is the most common way stay-at-home moms earn a good portion of their residual income.
How does it work?
What you need to accomplish first is to set up small mini-sites or blogs that focus on reviewing a variety of products within a particular category. Let us say; you are knowledgeable about soaps, you might want to start a soap discussion or review site where you examine, study, and test all the different soaps available and released in the future and discuss or review them based on their general features like:
- Branding and Packaging
- Ingredients and Materials used
- Feel and Texture
- Look and Aesthetic Design
- Scent produced
- Suggested and Actual Price
It is astonishing to know how many different products you know about. You do not even need to try out every individual product once you know what exactly you need. For instance, if a fantastic new soap comes out in the market, you can check numerous different discussions and reviews on sites like Amazon.com and other notable websites, and base your own discussion and review around what other say about it.
How do you make money through it?
After a while, Google will start indexing your posts. You will get more visitors who show interest in your discussions and reviews. Focusing your articles on discussing or reviewing products will initiate your visitor’s minds to be ready to buy and put them in a shopping mentality. With your visitors like this, you can make money through the use of:
- Amazon.com links and stores
Amazon provides commissions for each visitor you send that buys something. Best of all, you earn a commission even if the customer does not purchase the actual product you linked on your blog.
Product discussion and review sites are one place where AdSense can work quite well. Placing AdSense advertisements at both the bottom and the top of each product you discuss or review, you can get extremely relevant ads that give as much as $1 to $5 every time someone clicks them. Profits garnered from AdSense can equate to several thousand dollars a month.
If your discussion and review site gets big enough, you might begin drawing real world advertisers that would want to collaborate with your business. As you create more and more content, as well as discuss and review more products, you will notice that your income will gradually increase.
You can set all three on your own or ask assistance from web professionals to set it up for you. Additionally, with their assistance, you can guarantee that you maximize all your options.
- 2. Expert Sites and Blogs
Expert Sites and Blogs are a wonderful way to develop a long-lasting, reliable, and sustainable source of income, which only requires just a little bit of effort and work each day.
How does it work?
With an Expert Blog, you are practically writing about a particular topic, which you are an expert in. For instance, if you can cook and create the most exceptional gourmet dishes, you could start photographing your creation, provide cooking pro-tips, and share your recipes and novel gourmet ideas.
One of the best thing about having an expert site and blog is that you decide the depth of your content. You can make content using narrow topics and put your spin on it.Even with the narrowest of topics, you can find a plenty of things to write about and share. Additionally, by putting your personal touch on it, you will discover that many other people are surprisingly interested.
How does it make money?
The exciting thing about having an expert blog is that you can earn money by using the same means as the discussion and review blogs. Except now, you have another, far more powerful way to tap into – email marketing.
How to do it?
- Get Aweber and then install it on your expert blog
Aweber is an easy-to-use email service, which lets its users acquire people’s email addresses. Once you collect them, you can then send your blog posts to your target audience. Make sure to follow up email automatically. Growing this list is the main aim of your expert site.
- Build a community
You then put in an effort in establishing an active community of similar-minded individuals who admire your work. Always remember that it is the purpose of the blog. Being perceived as an authority and an expert, you have a great chance at making a long-term income.
- Connect and collaborate with other bloggers
Next, you need to expand your reach and influence by writing high-quality guest posts. Submit your work to other bloggers and experts in your niche. Doing so is an excellent way to get new visitors to your site.
- Launch a product
The last step is launching a product that targets your readers and email subscribers. Having a list containing a few thousand people that admire your work is a good sign that you can promote services and products with ease. Your followers will support it quite quickly as well.
Additionally, many of the larger established blogs found that after about a year or so, they could step back and let other people like guest posters and individuals from the community take care of the bulk of the promotion and content. It is hard in the beginning. However, it does gain traction in the long run.
The also have an option to have everything set up by a reliable Digital Marketing Agency. With their assistance, can focus solely in creating superior content and still have confidence that an expert is helping you cultivate your online community.
- Daily Journey Blog
The final option is the Daily Journey Blog. It is, basically as the title suggests, sharing your life’s daily journey with the whole world. It is perhaps the one that closely resembles the “Expert Sites and Blogs,” except what you share is your day-to-day experience, as it happens, as you do it. You are not an expert. You simply share your thoughts.
This particular style of blogging has some distinct advantages:
- It is easier to execute compared to the others.
With a daily Journey blog, you can create posts easier and faster. It is because you do not have to research and ensure that everything is correct and precise. You just share and write about your experience as an individual.
- You are free to be yourself
While you should always be true to yourself, when sharing your daily journey, you can wholeheartedly write what you honestly feel, and just let your audience become influenced by your brand and style. It is a pretty natural platform to express your true self.
- It allows an easier way to build a community
Having a daily journey blog which centers around a distinct topic allows you to find people in that niche that can naturally become quite loyal to you. For instance, if you have just started doing yoga and begin writing about that journey daily, you will find a lot of yoga enthusiasts, both experienced and novice, who want to read and know what you have to say.
How does it make money?
This type typically does well by first building and expanding an email list, and then marketing related products and services to that list. For example, let us say you have a daily journey blog all about your new pet Beagle. You can write emails to your list promoting products like Beagle-proof toys, weight loss food, and high-quality training guides. As long as you are adding value to your readers’ lives, you will find that they can be quite active purchasers.