I have been blogging for almost two years now. In that time, my “mom blog” has grown to the point where it is earning at least four figures each month. (You can read my latest traffic and income report here.)
As you can see, my blog is making a decent amount of money despite not having a ton of traffic. Most bloggers who publish similar income reports have significantly more page views.
Learn how I quintupled my income in 6 months to 3K/month without even doubling my traffic!
But before I can begin talking about how I monetized my blog, I have to start at the basics.
I plan to post a several part series – for beginners – sharing exactly how I started my income-producing blog from scratch with limited computer knowledge and zero design experience. (This will be very mommy product review blog focused since it’s my area of expertise. Nonetheless, most of my tips can apply to any type of blog you want to create.)
This first part here is about how to set up a good foundation in which you can grow your traffic and income.
Before I begin, know that growing this blog has been an intense labor of love.
It requires an immense amount of time, effort, and patience. I can’t stress enough how much time you will need to put into a blog so that you can actually make money. Blogging is one of those things where you should only do it if you love to write and can write about something you love. Otherwise, it’s truly not worth the effort.
When I was starting off, I benefited greatly from other bloggers who wrote this exact type of post. I figured I would do my own version where I share my personal strategies and experiences to help others – including some of my mistakes!