Resources for mom bloggers
Here are a few resources for your mom blogging journey that aren’t going to break the bank! I have used all of these resources and LOVE them!
*Some, but not all, of the links below are affiliate links. But these are all products I highly recommend. See my Disclosures page for more information.*
This FREE ebook is one I wrote recently to help moms who are struggling with how to monetize their blogs get moving. Use this link to sign up for my email subscription and get your free ebook today!
Guys, if you really want to get serious with your blog and increase your pageviews from Pinterest, Pinterest Ninja should be first on your list! There's a lot of courses and e-books out there on blogging and how to blog, but many are just really out of reach financially with newer bloggers who aren't really making any money with their blogs. Pinterest Ninja is not only affordable, but worth every penny to me. You can see my review about it here!
If you are ready to start your own blog, but don’t really understand the ins and outs of getting started, Suzi Whitford’s course, Blog by Number, is your lifesaver! Suzi runs the blog, Start a Mom Blog, and helps you get started with an easy and affordable course.
I’m almost 2 years into blogging and I still reference Blog by Number! She has many different courses you can take and you can even get a bundle of 5 of her courses as well!
I did a TON of research when I went to start my blog on what web hosting site I was going to use. Siteground, in my research and now my experience, was by far the best choice for me as a new blogger using Wordpress. They have incredible uptimes and their technical support is fast and easy to talk to. They respond immediately over chat and within 10 minutes if you create a ticket.
Now, if you are opposed to Wordpress or want something different, I switched my blog over to Squarespace after blogging for about a year and couldn't be happier. I can make my website do so much more than with Wordpress and don't have to worry about all the plugins and updates that always seemed to mess up my site! It's not for everyone and has a learning curve (especially if you're used to Wordpress!) but it was totally worth it to me! I can also sell products directly on my site easily. Win win!
I mostly use Canva to create my blog images. Their free option has tons of resources to create awesome looking graphics and their paid subscription is $9.95 a month if you pay for a year subscription. I am still using their free version and am still very pleased.
I love using PicMonkey to edit the photos I use. It's a great tool with a lot of options. Their plans start at $5.99/month if you pay for the full year. It's an awesome site to help you create graphics you will love.
If you're looking for resources to help you grow your blog, your Pinterest reach, or your income with affiliate marketing, Ana can help you! Here are just a few of her courses (including a great free email course!) to get you on the way to growing your blog and income:
I don’t know about you, but using Adsense as an ad network can kind of be a pain. With their $100 payout minimum, it can take forever to get your payout when you are first starting out.
Fomo is different. They use small, discrete ads that aren’t intrusive. And the clencher is you get your payout every single month no matter how much (or how little!) you make! This way, you can invest that money into your blog more quickly and easier than with Adsense!
Check back periodically, as I will update with any other recommendations as I come across them. I hope these are helpful, thanks for stopping by!