Blogging and Working From Home

Here is a little personal confession from me – I am a work at home mom.  Now please don’t assume that I am not qualified to do anything else.  I choose to stay at home while my children are in school.  I find that there is sometimes a bias against work at home moms and most of it seems to come from other women.

I actually left a six figure income to stay at home.  I know crazy talk, but with three children, things were getting a little nuts and I wanted to be able to attend school functions, basketball and soccer games and chaperone class trips.  I get to do that all now.

However, I also like to keep my mind active and functioning and let me tell you, cleaning the bathrooms doesn’t activate your mind!  I started a work at home website and then got into blogging.

Blogging is a great business idea for stay at home moms.  Granted, you will probably not become John Chow overnight, but I made about $5,000 last year just from blogging.   If you are interested in getting started blogging, follow these important rules:

  1. Find your niche.  Don’t assume that your niche is family or parenting or staying at home.  There are a lot of blogs on these subjects.  Maybe you love gardening or cooking or cake making.  Do you have any hobbies?  Interests?  It needs to be something that you will be able to blog about consistently.
  2. Purchase a domain name.  It will take you a while to find the perfect domain name.  Take your time.  DO NOT use free blog services such as blogspot or wordpress.com.  It is best to do it yourself.
  3. Read, read, read.  Read anything you can about blogging.  Google it!
  4. Start blogging.  Don’t worry if you have the ugliest blog design to start with.  You WILL make changes as time goes on.  The most important thing is to keep blogging.  Try to write at least once a day.
  5. Don’t give up.  It will take time to build readership to your blog.

One of the reasons I started this blog is to help others blog as well.  Look for future articles all about blogging and tips to gain readership!

Comments

  1. I am just like you. I quit my full time job last year to stay home with my two little people and I and them couldn’t be happier! I do paid blogging at home as well and yes it does take time but I’m slowly increasing my earnings every month.

  2. The one thing I like about blogging is anyone can do it. You don’t have to have a college degree, you don’t have to be a kid, don’t have to be an adult. You can be anyone and you can start blogging.

    And earning a little money while you’re doing it is always nice too~

  3. Stopped by to say hi. I really enjoy your blog I will be back! I would like to add a link to your blog from mine, my readers can benefit from being here. Hope you have a great and successful new year!

  4. hi, i came here from entrecard, nice blog you have, if don mind, drop ur card for me too ;)

    happy blogging,

  5. Good work !!!

  6. Good advice. I think that my top tip is never give up! You have to keep on keeping on to get anywhere. My other tip is to ensure that you are blogging about something that you enjoy talking about.

Trackbacks

  1. Make Money Repository » Blog Archive » Blogging and Working From Home says:

    [...] and Working From Home Uncategorized January 5th, 2008 Blog Zenith wrote an interesting post today on Blogging and Working From HomeHere’s a quick excerpt Here [...]

  2. Blogging and Working From Home…

    Why did I leave a good job and decide to work at home? Blogging has become a good source of extra income for me and is a good work at home job. Blogging is a great business idea for stay at home moms. Granted, you will probably not become John Chow …

  3. Extra, Extra, Read All About It | cyberstreetreport.com says:

    [...] Blogging and working from home is the dream of many. The author of Blog Zenith is fortunate enough to live that dream. The author made around $5,000 from blogging last year. After making some nice cash, this author decided to share some insights with their readers on how to make it in the blogoshpere. [...]

  4. [...] first attempt at a pillar post, Blogging and Working From Home, probably did not hit the mark as well as I would have liked, but I have learned a lot over the [...]

Speak Your Mind

*

CommentLuv badge