Making money with your blog is a long-term income strategy, not a get rich quick scheme. I get it, you may feel overwhelemed or frustrated because you are not making the money you thought you would. Especially when you log on the internet and everyone is bringing in 50k to 100k a month. In today’s post I want to go over 3 quick and easy ways to monetize your blog. It may not make you 100k overnight but it will bring you some income.
Here are these key focus areas for making money online:
Content is the foundation of your blog. Please please do not slack on this part. Do your research and make sure everything you publish is top notch. So many people start a blog thinking it’ll be easy to just throw some blog posts up and call it a day, but unfortunately that’s not how it works. Ever heard the saying “content is king”? “Content is king” is such a popular saying is because it’s really the foundation of your business no matter what industry you’re in. Content is what shows your product or service, testimonials, BTS and more. Content is the number one way to build trust with your audience.
*Here’s a pro tip: Creating a content schedule or setting up an editorial calendar will save you time.
Traffic is highly important when taking the steps to monetizing your blog. While it can take time to get eyes on your blog here are some steps you can take to increase your traffic:
Ensure your SEO is at its best this helps google prioritize your website.
Your blog title should be searchable and describe exactly what your post is about.
Utilize keyword throughout your post.
Prioritize Pinterest. Instagram is great but Pinterest is a bloggers best friend because it is a search engine. Pin your content and others content at least 3x a day.
Share on your other social media platforms.
Whether you have a large wave of traffic or not, make sure to have a place to stay connected to the visitors who enjoy your content such as an email list.
PLAN TO PROSPER: Once you have written 15-20 blog post see what your audience likes most using google analytics and incorporate more of that content into your strategy to increase traffic.
To expand on google analytics you can see when people visit your website the most and use that information to create a posting schedule. For example, If your blog is viewed most on Mondays and Thursdays between 8am and 12pm then that is when you should post weekly. This way your readers will always know when to look forward to new content.
Yes, making money with ads (google adsense) requires a good amount of traffic (I always suggest them no matter how small your blog) but google ads aren’t the only ads. A lot of new bloggers charge for ad space on their websites sidebar this can range from $20+ based on your monthly views.
Ad networks require less work and they also have other bonuses such as higher earnings, and sponsorship opportunities. While most networks require high traffic here are some for new bloggers are:
Mom Select (While not direct ads you get a lot of sponsorship opportunities (My Favorite)
To get approved for an ad network such as Mediavine or AdThrive you need between 50k-150k to be approved. Do not skip out on smaller networks or google adsense because there are MANY bloggers making 6 figures without bigger ad networks.
Once you decide on the route you want to take, assess your blog and ensure that your readers experience is still pleasant.
Some bloggers make six figures from affiliate earnings alone, which is so amazing! The best part is, getting started with affiliate marketing is something you can do as a new blogger. I recommend getting at least 10-15 solid blog posts published. This is because most platforms want to see that you are consistent and established. Furthermore, people buy people so make sure your post are genuine and high quality content.
Imagine products you use in your everyday life that you love and would recommend to others. Think about products that will help make your readers’ lives or businesses easier. A few affiliate sites like Shareasale, Awin, and Impact Radius are great platforms. You can also reach out to companies and brands directly to see if they have an affiliate program you can join.
My favorite network outside of amazon is MagicLinks they are amazing for new bloggers and have so many opportunities outside of just affiliate marketing. They work with some of the most popular brands and the support is amazing!
Finally, If you’re an Amazon junkie like me then their affiliate program will be perfect for you. I’m always sending someone to amazon and lets face it just about everyone loves getting their products in 2 days.
Don’t forget only recommend products you have used and love!
Designing and selling my own digital products is one of my favorite ways to make passive income through my blog. You can sell ebooks, cheat sheets, a monthly membership, meal plans, or even courses, greeting cards, and more. There is literally so many possibilities with digital products and they are such a great form of passive income.
Remember, quality content opens up a world of opportunity in the blog world. Content that is honest and engaging to your audience will keep them coming back and build that trust factor.
Are you a mom who wants to make money without sacrificing time with your kids? As a stay at home mom, it may seem like working from home is dang near impossible because you may think you do not have a specific skill set. However, you more than likely already have these skills- or have the ability learn them for FREE online. In return you would earn money without leaving the house, sacrificing time with your family or be burdened with the cost of childcare. Sounds like a win right?
I’m going to give you some easy ways you can make money as a stay at home mom in 2022!
Selling Unused Items
So number one on my list is Decluttering things you do not need. We clean after the kids all day, why not make money in the process? Whether it be household items, kids clothing/toys, maternity clothing, pre-post pregnancy clothing, most moms have a ton to get rid of.
While this may be a short term cash solution for some, with further research you can turn this into a fulltime reselling business. Finding thrifted and wholesale items you can mark up for a profit will turn this side hustle into consistent cash.
For more discounted finds, check for wholesale liquidation stores, discount stores and even dollar tree in your area. A lot of items you find at big box retailers such as Amazon and Walmart, you will be able to find at a fraction of the cost. In fact, many liquidation centers sell perfectly good products by the pallet at a huge discount which will be great as your business grows. These items can then be resold on Facebook Marketplace or eBay.
As a mom you may already have your children home full or part-time, babysitting can be an easy money maker for you. What’s even better is that finding clients easy, just ask your friends and other family member who either work, or would like time away from their kids. Other ways to advertise your service is by advertising in local Facebook groups, local newspaper, and even schools.
The amount you charge should be based on the children’s age and also what your in home daycare will provide. Newborn and Infants tend to cost more because you have to change diapers and feed them. They overall require more hands on attention. However, older children are usually more independent especially if they are already feeding themselves and potty trained. While this is a great money maker it is also an opportunity to meet other mommy friends and for your kids to make friends as well.
It’s no secret that we are living in a digital age. People are making fulltime livings working from home and it is the perfect opportunity for you to become a virtual assistant. No matter your skill level, you can still learn how to become a VA completely free with just a simple Youtube video search. Whether it is working for a blogger, influencer, or small business there is somebody that can use your skills. If you want longer term clients consider what you love to do and what you do well and market that skill.
Here are a few examples of jobs businesses pay VA’s to do: check emails, write content, social media management, update websites, photography, media outreach, recipe tester, and more. The best part about it? You don”t have to worry about a degree or corporate experience.
Blogging is one of my favorite forms of income (Am I biased? lol) because it can be both active and passive. I’d suggest starting your blog in addition to another side hustle or work from home gig. It is not an overnight success thing. In today’s age many blogs out there are raking in thousands even hundreds of thousands each month with advertising, sponsorships, digital products and affiliate links. Affiliate links are special links that earn the blog owner a commission when a visitor clicks the link and makes a purchase but does not cost the buyer anything extra. Many bloggers report making a full-time income in as little as 6 months but for most it will take longer. If you want to monetize your blog quickly, I suggest applying for google adsense. Most people shy away from adsense but why miss out on income?
Whether you are tech savvy with the camera or willing to learn, there are many avenues in the photography world to make money! You can create stock photos to sell online, which bloggers, business owners and content creators can then purchase a license to use. You will then earn money each time your photo is purchased. You could also make this a local photography business, taking family portraits, graduation photos or even photographing important events like weddings or parties. Finally, in the age of so many small businesses opening, offer to take product photography.
Selling on Etsy
Are you crafty mama or have a love for vintage items? Consider selling your creations on Etsy.
Unlike our previously listed selling platforms (Mercari, Facebook, Ebay etc) people on Etsy will pay a premium price for handmade items. A few items that you can sell on Etsy are handmade jewelry, hair bows and accessories, sewing patterns, wreaths and ornaments, personalized items and more. If you are not the crafty type consider selling digital products such as mock ups, planners and printables.
Digital products and courses
Technology has been king in the sense of making money from home. One of the best ways to monetize your skills is through digital products and courses. You can create E-books, a course, templates, email courses and more. The most popular pricing for digital products and courses are $27, $37, $47, $97 and up for more intense courses. The best part is that these courses can be pre-recorded and made on demand making this a passive income stream.
There are so many ways for moms to make money online. My best advice is to always do what you love and what is profitable. From there you can work on building multiple streams of income centered around that skill.
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Hey, I’m Rayfancy
Hey there, I’m Ray a 20-something mompreneur & content creator living in Charleston, SC. When i’m not chasing my two toddler boys, you can find me here, posting my favorite things. Oh yeah, I create amazing digital products for millennial moms Here. Connect with me via instagram @TheRayfancy !