Being a stay-at-home mom has so many benefits but for some families it makes for living on a tight budget. What if we can combine both things we love and need – our kids and earning money?
In this guest post, you’ll learn about 4 popular and easy ways to make money with a blog.
We should start from the very beginning… Being a stay-at-home mom!
You are able to be with your kids all the time and you never miss any little thing they do. But it also can become overwhelming and stressful.
Being at home all the time, doing the same things all over again every single day is not something we all dreamt about! Luckily, there are always some things you can change and add some freshness to your life.
If you spent most of your life, before you got kids, working – you are, just like me, someone who likes to have your own income. Now, when I decided to be with my kids and let my husband work while I raise them, it wasn’t something I was used to – being at home all the time.
Dragana Brankovic is a freelance writer and a stay-at-home mom of 3-years-old twins –a boy and a girl. She recently started a blog where she shares her experiences with the freelance and blogging world. The name of her blog is “Lost in Freelancing”. Her biggest dream is to become a full-time blogger and help other ambitious stay-at-home moms to achieve their dreams. She enjoys being always there for her kids, but she also loves being productive!
How I Became A Stay-At-Home Mom That Makes Money With A Blog
My decision to become a stay-at-home mom is the best thing I ever did. Since my kids were born 3, and 5 years ago, I spent with them almost every second of their lives. I have never missed any precious and wonderful moment, and I am always there for them.
Apart from these great things, there are always some cons to being at home almost all the time. For example, I don’t go out very much to meet my friends. Or, if I’m in my pajamas all day, no one really cares (this can be good, sometimes!).
After some time, I realized I wanted to change something. I wanted to start earning money AND be at home with my kids, so I started to look for ways to do that.
I was a freelance writer for 3-4 years before I became a mom. I made a big break while the kids were little and then started with finding clients when they were around one year old. But those clients were just temporary and if you work through freelance platforms, you know I wasn’t earning a lot!
But, at least I was earning some money. And with spending more time online, I became more satisfied with myself and started finding more clients.
Then I realized I want to add something more! The main question in my head was – what can I do to have a stable income and do something that I love the most?
Yes, you can guess what was my final decision – find a way to make money with a blog!
Why Should You Start A Blog?
If you love to write as much as I do, I am sure you were thinking about starting a blog at some point in your life.
I started a travel blog 7-8 years ago but it was on a free blog platform, and it didn’t last long.
At that point, I didn’t know much about blogging, so this time around I decided to read more and to learn as much as I can.
I came back much better prepared and ready to make something out of it.
Why you should start a blog if you are like me? Because if you work hard and put a lot of effort into it, it can become successful and you will be able to make money with a blog.
There are so many successful mom bloggers out there. Some of them even make 6 figures!
They are all like you and me – stay-at-home moms that love to write and put their thoughts into words.
If you do it wisely, you can be in their spot as well! Why not?
I didn’t choose a niche about motherhood or kids. My choice was something different, something that I love writing about, learning more things, and being able to help others!
What will you choose is only up to you! Think wisely and find what works the best for you.
Related Post: How To Find The Perfect Profitable Blog Niche In 2022
How Can You Make Money With A Blog As A Stay-At-Home Mom?
If you want to make money with a blog, you will have to invest a bit if you are thinking about monetizing it.
It’s a small price to pay considering you can make a lot of money blogging if you’re serious about it. You can start a professional blog of your own for less than $40/year with Dreamhost (this is the web host used by Next Level Blogging and recommended for new bloggers). Get started or learn more here.
If you are still thinking and asking yourself is it a good idea to start a blog, ask yourself one thing – what is better than being your own boss and being able to participate in everyday life with your family, all the time?!
I know you will think the same as I do, so let’s go together and explore some possibilities that come with blogging.
There are a lot of things you can do to make money with a blog. I will list some of those that I’ve already tried and am working on right now!
4 Popular and Easy Ways to Make Money With A Blog
In my opinion, the best and most interesting ways to make a stable income with your blog are:
- Affiliate marketing
- Sponsored ads
- Selling digital products
- Offer services
1. AFFILIATE MARKETING
In a few words – affiliate marketing is when you find a product or service you love and you want to recommend them to your readers.
If there is an affiliate program for it, you get a little commission each time someone purchases that product/service. Sounds cool, right?
Commissions can be small, but depending on the product, you could make up to 100% of the sale price or more.
Successful bloggers make a lot of money with affiliate marketing. This is one of the best passive income and as people like to say, the best way to make money with a blog, even while you sleep.
The very important thing is to only recommend things you truly believe in and that you yourself tried.
Your readers trust you, so don’t ever recommend anything you don’t know much about.
2. SPONSORED ADS
If you want to earn money with affiliate marketing, you need to work hard. You have to promote those products and do it right. With sponsored ads, it is a bit different.
There are so many advertising networks you can choose from to make money with a blog. For some of the programs, you can apply even as a new blogger.
For some others, you need to have more than, for example, 100,000 unique visitors per month if you want to be a part of their programs.
This is a good way to start monetizing your blog, but don’t expect to earn a lot at the beginning. Again, put a lot of effort into it, publish posts constantly, promote your blog and all hard work will pay off in the end.
3. SELLING DIGITAL PRODUCTS
Another great way to make money with a blog is to start selling digital products on your blog.
Some of the most popular digital products to sell are eBooks, courses, printables, digital templates, etc.
If you have a background in education or you have enough knowledge on some topic you can start selling eBooks or courses. These products make the best passive income for some of the most popular bloggers.
On the other hand, why not start selling printables on your blog? If you enjoy making them for various activities with your kids, why not make a business out of it!
These are just some of the products you can create and sell to make money with a blog. Find those that work best for you.
4. OFFER SERVICES
Having a section on your blog where you offer services to your readers is another great way to monetize your blog.
Become a virtual assistant or Pinterest manager, offer to work as someone’s customer service or try Blog or Social Media management.
You can also work as a ghostwriter, editor, proofreader, etc. There are so many possibilities, you just have to find what works the best for you and your kids (they are an important part of this too).
My Final Thoughts For Stay-At-Home Moms That Want To Make Money With A Blog
As you can see, there are so many possibilities for a stay-at-home mom to do something she loves and enjoys the most. While you are at home with your kids, you can start your own business by running a blog.
Being a blogger will open your doors to so many wonderful things. Among them, there are so many ways you can monetize your precious blog.
While your kids sleep, or play with each other, spend time on your blog, promote it, write posts, and choose the best way to make money with it.
My list is maybe short, but these things worked the best for me – on some of them I am still working on, but I truly believe in my success.
Believe in yourself and you will do it!
Stay-at-home moms are not just moms, they are powerful women who can do anything they want! You’ve got this!