I know these times are scary.
With schools closed and businesses laying off employees left and right, work and income are no longer a luxury many people can rely on.
I’m very fortunate that I work for myself AND my income doesn’t evaporate when people aren’t allowed to leave their homes.
While my actual product sales are lower, but ad and affiliate income are coming in, and that’s enough to pay our mortgage AND my full-time salary AND my employee’s part-time salary!
Blogging, in my opinion, is and always will be the best side job for moms. This is something I’ve built up in the in-between times.
It’s not a quick fix – – it takes many many hours to build this up, but just like 20 years ago was the best time to plant a tree and today is the second best time….today is the second best time to start a blog!
You can’t go back in time and start that blog you dreamed of long ago, but you CAN start one today and build it up from there!!
I have tons of resources to help you start your blog.
Start a Blog Resource List
Below are the links to basically everything you need to get started on a blog today.
Start reading and researching, and let me know in the comments below if you have any questions!
If you need a deadline (I like it when I set deadlines for myself), I encourage you to give yourself MAX two days to do the research and then just dive in!
If you’re stuck on choosing a blog name, I have some blog name worksheets here to help with that.
I included tons of words you can mix and match to come up with a lovely blog name!
Just remember – there are no mistakes in blogging.
Don’t let the fear of failure get in your way – just think about the potential amazing outcome of starting a blog now when the world is turned upside down.
It will give you something to focus on while you sit at home.
- How to Start a Self-Hosted Blog – allllll the background you need on the platform you need to start your blog on if you plan on it being a money-making venture
- Important Links >> Bluehost webhosting) + StudioPress (blog templates)
- How to Choose a Blog Name You Won’t Regret
- The 1st Thing You Should Do After Installing WordPress
Why Start a Blog Now?
I could probably go on and on about the reasons why blogging is the best thing since sliced bread.
I probably don’t have to convince you that it’s a good idea to start a blog. You already know that.
Everything you’ve ever pinned on Pinterest was written by a blogger – and there’s more opportunity in Pinterest alone than any of us will ever have time to tackle.
Blogging is truly the wild wild west of side jobs!
I just want to encourage you by saying that EVERYBODY is scared to put themselves out there by writing their opinion on the internet.
Your first few blog posts will feel weird to write because you’ll start thinking – holy moly, everybody in the world will be allowed to read this!
But here’s the thing – in the beginning we’re not talking about everybody in the world coming to your blog. It starts with a few people then builds to a few dozen people, then a few hundred and so on.
As your confidence in your blogging grows, your audience will grow as well.
All I’m saying is – don’t wait until next year when you’re desperate for a side income to come back and read this post telling you that you should have started a blog a year ago (I have this conversation with people more often than you think!)
Blogging is – and always will be – my number one recommendation to anyone who needs a way to earn income on their own terms. I hope you decide to join me on this adventure!