I’m really happy you’ve found this post. You are in for a real treat, and when you read on you’ll realise why.
Obviously i’m not a mum, that would be unusual as a guy, but in a World dominated by male entrepreneurs, I’m going to show you how to make money as a stay at home mum using online methods that have longevity, and have the potential to make you hundreds or even thousands of pounds/dollars per month if you want to and put your mind to it (the sky really is the limit).
Even if you made 300 extra pounds/dollars for yourself every month, wouldn’t that be worth it for you? What I’m about to show you is definitely not a “get rich quick” scheme of any kind, but an honest method that works and I can point you to the place that will help it work for you too.
Like anything in life, you have to put in some hard work (you get nowt for nowt) , and if you do, you will reap what you sow in multiple rewards. Effort In = Reward Out.
I could suggest things like filling out surveys to earn yourself extra money (we’ve all done it, right?), but the reality is, there’s a far better and more lucrative way to make money online than that.
The best way to make money online as a stay at home mum is to build a blog and monetize it using affiliate marketing. I’ve seen it done and if you do it right it can be really successful. These sites make lots of money for ordinary people and I am doing the same thing with this site (and with other websites too). It’s easy when you know how.
I know, you’re probably thinking these questions:
“Oh my days, how do I even get myself a website?”
“What will my own website even be about?”
“What on Earth is this affiliate marketing thing?”
“I don’t know anything about any of this stuff or whatever is involved!”
“Where do I even start with it?”
It’s your lucky day ladies because I have the answers to all of your questions and concerns.
When I started out trying to make money online using this method of building a blog website and trying to monetize it with affiliate marketing, it was so hard because I was doing it all on my own, without any help. There are so many pieces to the jigsaw puzzle that it could be very overwhelming in the beginning and people usually do quit because they get frustrated and don’t know where to ask for help. However, I’m going to show you that you don’t have to feel that way or be alone in your journey.
“Oh my days, how do I even get a website?”
First you’ll need a domain name – either a paid one so you can get a “yourdomain.com” or a free domain that is less professional looking like “yourname.siterubix.com” – either way will work but you’ll need to decide whether or not to pay for one. That is your personal preference.
Think about it, what looks better? When you visit websites yourself, do you like to see a site that has a professional domain name?
I think even based on your own experience you would trust a website that is a yourdomain.com against a yourname.siterubix.com, right?
Domain names these days don’t cost that much at all, they range from $0.99 to $15, wherever you look it won’t be over $20 and it’s for a whole year. That’s pretty cheap to get your own .com URL.
Secondly, you’ll need to install the blogging software WordPress onto your domain. Most blogs these days are powered by WordPress and so is this site you’re on right now. It’s easy to learn to use and it’s very user friendly.
After you set up your domain, you can install WordPress onto your site by a click of a few buttons! You don’t believe me? Check this video on how to build a WordPress site in 30 seconds:
It’s really that simple if you join the Wealthy Affiliate platform, more details on this below so keep reading.
“What will my website even be about?”
Do you have a passion for something or a hobby you like? If you do, so do others and that’s a great thing because people can learn from you about that topic. You’ll build a following and become an influencer in your niche.
Having your own blog means you need to have lots of content which also means you need to be able to talk about that topic in detail.
You don’t have to be an English graduate or anything like that to be able to write on your blog, you just need to write in an engaging style about your favourite topic on your blog.
That’s what’s really wonderful about blogs; they don’t have to be professionally written, it’s just like writing to a friend on an email or talking on a messenger service.
Does this post sound like I’m a professional writer? FAR from it. But do you understand what I’m talking about? I hope so! So you just have to find a topic (we call it a niche) you like to talk about and that will be the foundation of your website.
“What on Earth is this affiliate marketing thing?”
Affiliate Marketing is the most awesome thing that has been created in the online world.
When you recommend other people’s products and services to your audience and they buy using your affiliate link, you make money. It’s really that simple. You don’t have the headache of managing stock, or setting up complicated expensive shopping cart software, leave that to someone else. All you have to do is promote someone else’s product through an ‘affiliate link’.
What is an ‘affiliate link’ though? It’s a link that when clicked will track the person going from your website to the site where they will buy the product or service.
For example, you’re a mum, you know about mum stuff, you can recommend to your audience what cots, prams or car seats are the best because you’ve done that research for yourself.
Find a company that sells your recommended products and who has an affiliate program, Amazon Associates is a great place for this, and then you sign up.
Once you sign up, you’ll be able to look for the product you want to recommend, get the affiliate link for it, and link it into your blog post, preferably in a review.
Once someone reads your blog post, and is interested, they will click the link to Amazon and if they buy, you’ll earn a small percentage of that revenue.
“I don’t know anything about this stuff or whatever is involved!”
When I started messing about with websites, if you didn’t know coding, you were in big trouble! You could only make a website if you understood the special html code that websites relied on.
Nowadays, you’re in luck because everything that has to do with building a website and blogging is all done in user friendly software like WordPress, which is free.
There are themes and templates to pick from, you don’t have to design anything yourself. There are free themes for your blog and there are paid themes if you want extra functionality for your website.
Either way, it’s very much ‘point and click’ instead of learning how to code these days. I feel there is no better time to get into blogging because it’s easy to learn how to do it.
Where do you learn though? There is so much information on the internet that you don’t know which site to even go on to start
This is why I recommend my favorite place Wealthy Affiliate. This platform is perfect for someone starting out like you but, even if you’ve had some experience with websites like myself, there’s still much to learn and I’ll explain why below.
“Where do I even start?”
I highly recommend Wealthy Affiliate as a place to start your website and build your affiliate marketing business.
Why? Because the best thing you can do for yourself is education and this platform has it all in ONE place.
Instead of jumping all over from one website to another to learn all the bits you need to build a website, writing content, monetizing your blog, getting traffic to your blog, and finally making money from it, you can just go to the Wealthy Affiliate portal to learn everything.
I so wish I learned about this site years ago, I would be really rich by now.
I love showing off some of the great features of Wealthy Affiliate:
TWO FREE websites!
Build your website right in there which includes web hosting! Remember, the video above which shows how easily you can set up your website in that space? It’s totally awesome!
If you want your own domain name, you can also do so in that same space! You can start with a free website and then when you’re ready just transfer it to your own domain in the same place!
Training, training, training! They have step-by-step courses that will take you from the very beginning of just picking a topic for your website all the way through to earning money. After each lesson, there are actionable tasks you take on your own site so you learn and build at the same time!!
You pick your own niche (topic) for your website!
Access to the awesome, helpful owners Kyle & Carson!
Live Chat help!
A community of like minded people who wants to see YOU succeed! They celebrate each other’s successes and help each other along every step. You really never get stuck, I’ve never had to wait more than 2 mins to get an answer!
Spam free environment!
There are two types of membership you can have: Starter (Free) or Premium ($19 1st month & $49/mo. thereafter or $359/year) – I have the Premium and you can see my profile HERE!
I have a detailed post about Wealthy Affiliate HERE if you want to see the comparison between the two memberships and other details of the platform but whichever one you pick, you’ll get to explore the wealth of information that’s available. You can see my profile at Wealthy Affiliate HERE
The two main things I can’t stop talking about are: the education and the community!
It starts with two main courses: one for any niche which is the Online Entrepreneur Course and the other series, Affiliate Bootcamp, is for anyone that wants to actively promote Wealthy Affiliate in itself (BIG money here).
Both are great in that they are very organized, taking you step-by-step through things, and there are actions to take after each lesson on your website.
Then after you’re done with one of those or both, they have ELEVEN MORE classrooms to check out! Each having more tutorials, videos, and courses tailored to each topic. You really can’t find this together anywhere else on the internet.
The Wealthy Affiliate community is really awesome. I think there are about 1,400,000 members in there and people are so friendly and helpful. They never want you to be stuck on anything and are always available to answer your questions, often with 5 or 10 minutes.
There are so many ways to ask your question too… you can use the “Ask a Question”, use Live Chat help, a message on someone’s profile, private message, or even a blog post within Wealthy Affiliate (Yes, you can make blog posts as a member too in there).
ARE YOU READY?
If you’re ready, then “Sign Up Now”. You have nothing to lose by signing up for the free membership (no credit cards needed) and you never have to upgrade if you don’t want to, although there are great reasons to do so.
It’s a must for you to check out at the very least. If you’re serious about a great way to earn a passive income for your family, affiliate marketing is definitely the way to go. Like they say in there, if you follow the courses, you cannot fail at it, you can only quit.
Please let me have your comments below or if you have other ways you think are a better way to make income for yourself, I would love to hear it.
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