Starting a blog from scratch
Are you ready to make a change in your life? Maybe you would like to make some extra money while working a full time job or maybe you’re like me and would like to work from home, be with your kids and do something you love! It really is possible with starting your own blog. I will take what I’ve learned since starting my blog and give you the best information on how to be successful and make money!
A little about me….
I started blogging a couple of years ago (best decision I ever made!). I was working from home selling women’s designer clothes on eBay (I still do, you can check out my store MotherandDaughtersCloset). I really enjoyed doing that but was also looking for a creative outlet and another way to make some extra money. I thought if I could just make an extra $500 per month, I would be happy with that. That was my goal and I’m happy to say that I have far exceeded what I thought was possible!
Crochet is my passion…
I spend my free time crocheting and looking up new stitches/techniques. I really got into crochet 5 years ago when I was pregnant with my first son, Robert. Now we have a new addition Jayden (he’s 6 months!) and I just love creating crochet pieces for them both. Having the crochet knowledge and passion for creating I decided I needed to start writing my own patterns. Is there something you are passionate about? Perhaps you have several hobbies that you have a passion for. Why not start a blog and make money while you are doing what you love anyway?!
It’s easy to begin!
I went for it! I decided I was all in and excited to see where it went. Within a few months I was actually making money! Fast forward a couple years later and I’m up 3000%! My page views went from around 5,000 per month when I started to now almost 150,000 views for just last month alone! Here’s a look at my dashboard from the past couple of years and you can see that once I started it just kept growing (and still is!).
What do I blog about?
This is a good question! So you know you want to start a blog, but how do you narrow it down and pick your niche? It’s easy to get frustrated and stuck and that’s okay! Grab a pen and paper and think about these next two topics.
1. What are you passionate about?
What gets your juices flowing? What can’t you stop talking about? Maybe you spend your free time making crafts, sewing, cooking, etc. What don’t you ever tire or get bored of easily? This is something you will be talking about for a long time so make sure you choose something that excites you every day! Write down some ideas!
2. Finding your niche
Narrow down your passions to get to your particular subject that you are going to talk about. Maybe you’re passionate about saving money and raising kids. You could narrow that down to a money saving hacks blog geared toward mothers. Don’t worry if you are not an expert on your subject matter. The more you write about it and the more research you do, the more you will learn! Take a moment and write down your niche ideas.
3. Get started!
Are you ready to start a money making blog?! Get excited! Follow my guide on setting up your blog and get started today!
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12 steps to getting your blog started today + checklist
My personal Pinterest strategy:
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- How to find Group boards and get on them
6 essential plugins you need to:
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How to write great content:
- How to write in depth posts
- Tips for top ranking Google posts
How to make money with your blog:
- 5 best strategies to make money
How to boost traffic to your blog:
- 5 best strategies to get people to your site
- Top 10 resources for FREE stock photos
- 56 catchy headlines for your posts
- Blogging blueprint
Who is this eBook for?
Anyone interested in starting a blog in any niche! This is a quick guide eBook that covers all the essentials of setting up, monetizing and driving traffic to your blog.
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