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So, you have been considering starting a blog…it really is easier than you think. And the best part is you can use the blog to make money. One big advantage to choosing blogging as a side hustle is you can do it from anywhere. There are tons of moms making more than a full time income writing about their experiences being a parent. Others are blogging about their experiences traveling. Individuals that like to craft or cook are writing about their creations. Do you have a passion or experience you think others would like to read about?
Blogs are easy to start on a minimal budget. There will be some small upfront investments to get started, but most things have “free” options. You can upgrade to paid tools when you feel you have outgrown the free services.
The two things you will need are a domain name and hosting. Fortunately, both of these can be purchased from Siteground for about $50. I recommend Siteground because they have superior customer service. The great thing about them is they will do all the technical stuff with your domain name and WordPress installation for you. The site also has great tutorials, if you want to give setup on your own a try.
One of the fun things for me is choosing a theme. I currently use Elegant Themes and love it. The features offered are endless. They also offer good customer service. I have also used Thrive Themes. They offer a nice suite of themes also. Both of these themes are available for purchase and well worth the money. If you do not have the budget for a paid theme, there are many free themes with a variety of styles and layouts available.
You’ve got your domain name, hosting, your blog is setup and you have a stylish theme, you know what you want to write about…now what?
How about a step-by-step guide for creating a money making blog? For this I recommend the Billionaire Blog Club. This course will take you from an idea in your mind to making a monthly income that will let you stay at home with your children or take an awesome vacation each year or save some money or…well you get the idea. The best part about the BBC and its courses is the Slack community. The Billionaire Blog Club offers access to awesome to an active group of bloggers as part of the course.
You can ask questions about anything having to do with blogging, traffic promotion and making money online. This community provides huge value in giving you the tools to create and promote a successful blog. There are people in the community making a six figure income with their blogs and they freely offer their expertise.
In a time when people are looking for ways to create an income that allow them to live the life of their dreams, blogging provides a solution and can be a lot of fun!