Hey mama! Because you’re reading this, I’m assuming you’re here because you want to know how to start a mom blog and make money blogging. Let me tell you, starting my blog is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
Being able to work from home with my family by my side has been the biggest blessing!
You may be wondering if you have what it takes to start a money-making mom blog. Well, my answer to that is ABSOLUTELY.
I want you to know that blogging isn’t a get rich quick scheme. If you want to turn your blog into your career, it will take a lot of hard work, patience, and dedication.
If you’re willing and ready to put in the work, then you can definitely make money with your mom blog.
Let’s get started.
How to Start a Mom Blog and Make Money Blogging
1. Purchase Hosting from HostGator
I love using HostGator. My blog is always up and running, and if I run into any issues or having any questions, I can contact them 24/7 and they’re available to help me. They have great customer service, and I couldn’t be happier. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that they’re super affordable.
If you want to have a successful blog mom blog, it’s important that you create a self-hosted WordPress blog. When your blog is self-hosted, you have full control over your blog.
That means you can monetize your blog easily, you never have to worry about having your blog shut down by free blog hosts like Blogger, and you can download a lot of great plugins for customizing your blog.
Starting your blog with HostGator is super simple. Just click the link here, and they’ll guide you through the entire process of starting your mom blog! Once you’ve purchased your domain name and hosting plan you can log in to your cPanel and click on a button that says something like “Build a New WordPress Site.” and you can install your WordPress blog for free.
Here’s my quick tutorial for getting started.
1. Go to HostGator and click on “Hosting >> Web Hosting.”
2. Choose your hosting plan. I recommend the Hatchling Plan.
3. Fill out and submit the form. If you already have a domain name, make sure you type it in under the “I Already Own This Domain” tab.
Under “Additional Services,” I would uncheck everything.
4. After you’ve submitted your order form, you can log in to your cPanel and install WordPress. If you don’t know how to access you cPanel, check your email for an email from HostGator that should include this information.
5. When in your cPanel, click on “Build a New WordPress Site.”
6. Select your domain name from the drop-down box and leave the “directory” box blank.
7. Click “Next” and fill out all fields and click on “Install.”
8. You’ll receive an email from HostGator that includes your login information. It may take a few minutes before you can log in to your blog.
2. Purchase a WordPress Theme
To log in to your blog, go to yourdomain.com/wp-admin. Once logged in, you can install your new theme.
Hands down, StudioPress has some of the best WordPress themes I’ve ever seen. If you want to have an attractive and well-organized blog, I highly recommend checking out their themes.
I recommend using a site like Fiverr (you can receive services for as little as $5) and have someone create a quick custom header/logo for your blog. It will help it stand out from the crowd.
3. Set Up Google Analytics
If you want to keep track of your analytics (which I highly recommend), you’ll want to make sure you set up your Google Analytics account. Additionally, you will also want to set up a Google Search Console account.
This will allow you to claim your blog with Google, along with let you see which keywords people are searching for when they find your blog.
Knowing these keywords is important because it lets you see how people are finding your blog, and you can then make more of that type of content. Which means more traffic for you!
4. Keep Learning
This is a big one. There’s so much to learn when it comes to blogging. I’ve learned that as a blogger, you have to be a Jack or Jill of all trades.
Unless your blog grows to the point where you can hire help, you’re responsible for all the techy stuff, social media, posting content, connecting with other bloggers, increasing your traffic, finding new ways to make money, creating graphics, and the list goes on.
In a traditional job, it would be a persons responsibility to do only one of those things. If you’re a designer, that’s all you do. If you’re a tech person, that’s all you do.
Now that I’ve gotten into the groove of running a mom blog, these things have become a lot easier for me. However, I’m still and will always be learning, implementing, and growing.
Google and Pinterest are your best friends!
There is tons of free information out there to help you on this journey. Whether it be advice or helpful tutorials. If you ever want to learn something about blogging, Google it, or search on Pinterest!