I sort of hate people who blog about blogging. In fact, I once wrote an entire post making fun of people who do it. And yet, here I am, 18 months later, blogging about blogging. Sigh.
And why am I doing this? Two reasons.
- I am still a small blogger, but I get a lot of questions about it, so I set this page up as a resource for those who are curious.
- For many people, I believe that starting a profitable blog will provide enough money for a mom who wants to stay home with her children to be able to do that. I would like to help women who have that goal see that it’s possible.
Tools I recommend for moms who want to start a blog:
- An inexpensive blogging course to help you set up WordPress, install your theme, and start your social media accounts. There are soooo many choices out there, but this is the one I took and I highly recommend it.
- A good quality web host (this is where the files that make up your blog will be stored. I use NameHero and they are very affordable and responsive.
- And that’s it.
Don’t go crazy buying camera equipment, courses, or anything else until you get everything set up and get in the routine of writing and posting. All that can come later.
I am starting a new mailing list for anyone interested in blogging. It will be a weekly newsletter with tips, products I recommend, and a monthly traffic and income report.
I just started a BRAND new blog, and I’ll include income and traffic reports for that one as well so you can watch it grow from the start.
Frequently Asked Questions I Get About Blogging:
Do you make money blogging?
Did you take a course to help you?
Is it too late for me to start a blog?
How do you manage blogging and kids?
My camera equipment:
I use a very budget friendly camera and lens. My one and only camera is this mirrorless camera, which is over six years old and still works just fine.
The most important upgrade for me was a slightly nicer lens. I prefer to use a fixed lens, rather than one that zooms in and out. I just prefer the picture quality when I use a prime lens, although a lot of people disagree with this and say its nonsense. The lens I use for 99% of my pictures is this 35 mm prime.
I hope this helps you!