Many new stay at home moms, or moms who already work from home, are always on the look out for home-based business ideas that can add income for their families. One home-based business opportunity that is commonly overlooked is blogging for profits. A blog is simply a journal (or newsletter) that is frequently updated. There are several reasons besides never having heard about blogging that many work from home mommies don't follow up with this opportunity.
I Don't Know How to Build a Website
There are several free blogging tools available online and you don't have to know a thing about web design or web programming. You can sign up for a free blog account with popular websites like Blogger or Wordpress. These free services are user friendly and you can have a blog set up in a matter of minutes! If you are a little more advanced, you can even set up a blog with your very own web domain name using the Wordpress free blogging software (which I highly recommend. )
I Don't Know What to Write About
Think again mom! You have a ton of topics to write about simply because you are a mom! Moms are searching the internet every day for things that benefit their children. Searches are made for items such as educational tools, organic baby food, to diaper bags. You can review these topics on your blog or write about your daily routine being a work at home mom. The ideas are endless when it comes to family life and working from home.
How Do I Make Money?
The most popular method of earning income from your blog(s) is by using PPC (Pay-Per-Click) advertising. When you place PPC ads on your blog, you earn money each time the ads are clicked by a reader. You can also place banner ads and charge a monthly fee to advertisers. There are several PPC companies that you can research and sign up with to begin advertising on your blog. Of course the key to having a successful blog is to write about a specific topic which attracts a lot of readers. The more popular your blog, the more money you can earn from your ads.
I Don't Have Time
The best thing about blogging is that you can do it part-time and still earn a nice income. You can write anytime you want and as often as you want! Your readers can visit your blog 24 hours a day so there is no pressure to when you have to write.
Blogging can actually be a fun, stress relieving activity for stay at home moms that can bring in extra income for your family. Add your personality to your blog and your readers will be more inclined to visit often. Writing on a blog is a great opportunity that work from home moms should not pass up!
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Eartha Haines is the author for http://www.selfemployedblog.com and http://www.homebasedbusinessbliss.com . Both are web sites which share ideas, services, products, and opportunities that may help others move closer to their dream of working for themselves.