In this article, you will learn how to start a mom blog. Also, don’t miss out on how to grab the FREE e-book on using Pinterest to Make Money with Your New Blog!
If you love being a mom, love to share, and love Pinterest with a passion, this post may be just for you! Why? Because you may be the perfect person to start a mom blog.
Did you know there are plenty of mom bloggers who are making money through their blogs? And that they leverage Pinterest to find new readers to come and read their stuff?
Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?
Well, it’s not! There is a way for you to make money doing what you already love to do. That’s what we’re going to talk about today!
In case you’re still a bit wary, let me give you a few examples of mom’s who are killing it blogging on their blogs:
- Chantal from Busy Blogging Mom made $840 in November.
- Kumiko from The Budget Mom made $2,300 in January.
- Monica from Redefining Mom made $1,703 in September
So, how do these mom’s do it? They earn income in many ways, many of which are available to you. Some of those ways are through:
- Sponsored posts
- Affiliate Marketing
- Private Ads
- Ad networks
- Their own products
I even use some of these methods to earn my own blog income (check out my blog income reports).
No matter what topic gets you all excited (breastfeeding, co-parenting, latch-key kids, special needs, etc), there’s a way to make money from your knowledge using your own unique voice.
Being able to earn income from it is just a bonus! If you’re ready to learn how to start your own mom blog and you’re intimidated by the technical aspects of it, I’m going to walk you through the process step by step.
After completing this process (which should only take you around 15 minutes), you’ll have your very own place to start blogging until your heart’s content.
Ready? Good. Let’s learn how to start a mom blog!
How to Start a Mom Blog With Bluehost in 15 Minutes
Step 1: Choose Your Hosting Plan
Go to Bluehost.com and select get started. You can choose between three packages. I went with the $3.99 plan and decided to pay for 36 months of hosting all for a total of $126.
Step 2: Choose Your Domain Name.
Next, you will select your domain name (web address) for your new mom blog. If you sign up for 12-month hosting plan using my link, Bluehost is offering free domain registration for a year.
There will be some add-on’s that you can choose. I recommend getting the domain privacy add-on. This will keep your home address off the internet.
After choosing your add-on’s, you will enter your billing information and proceed with creating your account with Bluehost.
Step 3: Create your Bluehost Account.
Tips for creating your password:
- It’s best to go with the password Bluehost generates. It’s long, hard to remember, and not something that can easily be guessed.
- If you do create your own, do not use anything memorable or common information about yourself.
- Use numbers, special characters, and both lower and uppercase letters.
Step 4: Login To Your New Bluehost Account and Create Your WordPress Blog.
This is what the inside of your Bluehost account should look like:
Go to the cPanel in Bluehost (shown above) and click on WordPress (located under Website Builders). Once you click on this, you will see the following image:
Click start. Next, it will ask you what domain you want to install it on. You will select the domain you chose early. This is your website name. (See image below). Once you select the domain, continue with the installation.
Next, you will go to the last step. This is where you will select your admin name and password to access your new WordPress blog. This is separate from Bluehost. Bluehost is your hosting and WordPress is your blog.
- Now choose advanced options (shown above) and this is where you will create your password and username for your actual site. DON’T choose anything common. Make it hard and use a variety of letters and numbers.
- Select automatically create a new database.
- Click install.
Step 5: Choosing Your Blog Theme.
Now you will need to log into your new WordPress blog using the admin/password you set up during the previous step. To get to your new blog, type in your website address/wp-admin into the internet address bar. It should look something like this (www.yourblogname.com/wp-admin).
Your theme is the design of your blog. The most popular choice is Genesis through Studiopress. However, I went with one of the cheaper themes in the Marketplace. You will see this when you log into your WordPress account (see below). Or you can go to appearance>>themes and choose one of the free themes already provided.
A stress-free way would be to purchase a theme from an affordable designer and have them install it on your WordPress site for you. For example, Beautiful Dawn Designs has beautiful pre-made themes for $45 and under. You can customize the colors and styles of the themes without messing with any code.
Once you have your theme set up on your blog, you’re finished! Now you can navigate your WordPress dashboard and begin creating posts for your blog.
How to Use Pinterest to Make Money With Your Mom Blog
Now that you’ve learned how to start a mom blog, you are now ready to create content to be shared on Pinterest. This will help you grow your blog and increase your income too.
Since this topic has a lot of meat in it, I’ve created a free e-book you can use to help you after you’ve created content and you’re ready to share on Pinterest.
In this e-book, you will learn the following:
- Where to find free images to share on Pinterest.
- What tools you need to create great Pin images.
- How to set up your Pinterest Account for success as a blogger.
- Where to look for group boards.
- How I doubled my traffic using Pinterest.
- A brief introduction to getting started with affiliate marketing so you can grow your income.
Do you have any additional questions on how to start a mom blog? If so, let me know in the comments!