Anyone can start a blog. As long as you have something about you that makes you stand out or something that other people can identify with and enjoy reading about, you have all the juice you need to launch a blog.
A popular genre of blogs on the web today is the mom blog. So many new and experienced moms are publishing their mom blogs.
It is a popular niche with a huge readership, because moms, new and old alike, just like everyone else, love to interact with people they share a common interest with.
If you have a mom blog or are thinking about starting one, you should consider taking things a notch higher and standing out even more by monetizing it.
Monetizing your mom blog is not just a great way to earn a little extra cash on the side. It can develop and grow into more than just a business.
You would be surprised how many companies today started out as mom blogs. If you have been thinking about monetizing your mom blog, then this article has been written just for you. Here is how to monetize a mom blog.
WHAT IS A MOM BLOG?
First things first. What is a mom blog?
Well, there is no simple way to answer this question. Like most things on the internet today, the meaning of ‘mom blog’ has gradually evolved over time.
‘Mom blog’ was first used to describe blogs started by moms specifically to chronicle their parenting journeys and share valuable insights with other moms. This has gradually changed.
Today, mom blogs are generally any blogs that are run by moms. Some of the top earning blogs on the web today are run by amazing women and fall into the category of Mom blogs.
The beauty of a mom blog is that it allows you to honestly and freely express yourself, and you can talk about a wide variety of topics that other moms can relate to. Good mom blogs incorporate topics of parenting, babies, weaning, raising kids, healthy living, fitness, relationships, gardening, among others. The sky is the limit.
If you have a mom blog and you feel that you are ready to start monetizing it, here are a few options you can consider:
1. WORK WITH ADS NETWORKS
Ad networks are a great way to make money online.
Ad networks are companies that link you and your website with advertisers that want to promote their products.
The way they work is pretty straightforward: you sign up with a network, they give you a code, you place the code in your posts on your blog, and they publish ads on your website.
However, most ad networks have a minimum traffic requirement, which means you must meet a minimum threshold of monthly traffic.
This is because you get paid when users click on the ads on your site. The amount you get paid per click is very low, which is why you need to have huge traffic in order to earn a reasonable income.
However, the plus side is that this is a completely passive income strategy. It really does not get any easier than this. As long as your website is up, that sweet ad income is going to keep trickling in.
2. SPONSORED POSTS
Sponsored posts are rapidly gaining in popularity among mom bloggers.
The way sponsored posts work is that you approach a merchant (or they approach you, depending on how big you are), and they pay you to write a blog post tailored specifically to their product, which you post on your site.
Sponsored posts usually come with minimum requirements and specifications, such as a specific number of words, specific links, how many images you can use, among others. Usually, if you do not meet these minimum requirements it means that you have not honored the agreement and therefore you are not entitled to the fee.
The pay for sponsored posts also varies from blogger to blogger. If you are an influencer in your niche, the pay can be really good. However, the fact that they can get very restrictive to what you can and cannot do defeats the purpose of having your own blog. At least that’s just my opinion.
3. SELL YOUR OWN EBOOKS OR TUTORIALS
Monetizing your blog by selling your own e-books and tutorials can get really lucrative.
The beauty of it is that you only need to put in the work once. Thereafter, you get paid every time someone orders. This makes it another true source of passive income. After that initial hard work, you can literally sit back and relax, and the money will still keep coming in.
Selling e-books and tutorials online can be fully automated.
You need not do more work beyond the initial content creation and publishing. You can fully automate the whole process.
You also get to keep all the profit when you sell directly from your blog website.
You will still have to deal with customer service issues, though, so you need to keep that in mind. Issues such as questions, user feedback, complaints and requests for feedback have to be personally and carefully handled if you do not want to risk permanent reputation damage for your brand.
4. AFFILIATE MARKETING
This is the most common and the most popular way of monetizing a mom blog.
If you already have impressive traffic numbers, affiliate marketing can be a lucrative source of income that you need not do any extra work for. All you have to do is take advantage of the huge traffic you already have.
Affiliate marketing is simple and straightforward, requiring very few specialized skills that you can always learn about on the job if you have to.
It also has a huge number of benefits, such as the ability to choose your own products and when and where you want to work from.
It has an uncapped earning potential, meaning that there is no limit to the amount of money you can earn within a given period.
It is also cheap to set up, especially if you already have a working blog. Most affiliate programs are either free or ridiculously cheap to join. In the end, you get unmatched freedom and security through affiliate marketing. Your blog can literally pay your bills.
DO YOU NEED HELP WITH AFFILIATE MARKETING?
As mentioned above, Affiliate marketing is not complicated.
Unfortunately, most people that try their hand at it quit without making a penny. There are a few reasons for that.
The main one centers around expectations. Most people think of affiliate marketing as a get-rich-quick scheme. If it takes more than a few weeks to make money, people claim that it does not work.
The other reason is that most people don’t want to put in the hard work. Affiliate marketing is pretty simple. However it requires a heavy load of work up front. Most people will not see any returns for at least 3 months.
The last reason that people fail is that they don’t’t have a blueprint. They research multiple methods online and cobble them together into an incoherent strategy that is doomed to fail from the beginning.
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I hope that you found the information in this blog helpful. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the comment section below. I will get back to you ASAP.
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