7 Ways To Make Extra Income As An Introvert

I know a lot of you are rather shy when it comes to ways to make extra income especially if you are rather a shy or to yourself type of gal. I can’t really say that I’m an introvert because I’m goofy and silly and I am very outgoing! I love making things happen and I love to laugh and I mean laugh a lot. You’re probably saying LaTersa, I would rather just be behind the scenes and not be so much in the public’s view.  Being all out in the forefront is not everybody’s cup of tea and I wanted to make sure I shed some light on the topic at hand. Also to let you mommies know that you are not alone and that you can make extra income from home as well. Continue reading “7 Ways To Make Extra Income As An Introvert”

How To Start A WordPress Blog On Siteground

Starting a blog was one of the best decisions that I made especially doing the time when my kids were just babies. I started my blog initially as a way to cope with being a mom and new wife. Since then, I have found some more ways to add an extra $600 per month from blogging and I’m sure that this year it will increase.

I’ve been a work at home mom since early 2009. You can start your blog and it can be as easy as making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich! Since starting my very first blog, I have learned a lot of things and I can tell you this; your blog has to have the proper resources in place in order for it to function.  Earlier this year, I lost all three of my blogs due to hacking and malware. So I want to help you avoid having the same thing happen to you.

Today, I will be sharing with you how you can start your blog for as little as $3.95 per month and in about 15 minutes or less, your blog can be up and running in no time. I would act fast because in order for you to start blogging, you have to go through a few easy steps and I will show you them below:

If you are super ready, you can check out my How to start a blog tutorial here!

Web Hosting

 

how to start a blogIf you are looking to start your WordPress blog for cheap, then choosing Siteground will be your best option. I can personally say that switching over to them last year has made a world of difference! Their customer service is phenomenal and they respond to you right away.

Blogging has really allowed me to not only make extra income but it has also allowed me the opportunity to get my brand out there and my business in the social media world.

Working from home has been a dream come true for me and my family because it allows me more time to spend with my kids and be an active part of the school activities.

Anyone can make money with blogging and I can show you how with the steps and practical tips that I will be sharing this tutorial.

There are a few steps that must be done before promoting your blog to the world. Blogging platform, hosting, domain, SEO tools, backup tools, plugins and etc.

Siteground is one of the best web hosting sites in 2018 and you can start your own blog for as little as $3.95 per month. Also, If you choose their 12-month package, you save 60% off their regular price. So, if you are ready to start your blog, keep reading below:



Step One:

Blogging Platform: I highly recommend wordpress.org because it gives you more control and ownership of your content and blog.  In order for you to have a hub for all of your blogs, you need to understand what a platform for blogging is and it is simply your content management system.

 

Step Two:

Hosting: Is a website server that houses your content such as blogging, videos, and etc. I use Siteground for my blog.  You can get hosting from them for as low as $3.95. I find that you save more when you opt to pay annually instead of monthly. I paid $92.00 for an entire year for the business package. Before switching to Siteground, I was with HostGator and I always had issues with them; like shutting down myself without notice or warning. It was always something.

Step Three:

Domain: A domain is what you will use to direct people to your site. www.latersablakely.com is an example of a domain and you can grab domains for as little as $0.99 at godaddy.com.

Blog Design

Now, that you have your blog up and running, it’s time to design it and make it feel like you. Well, my first blog was Moms Wearing Multiple Hats and I uploaded an already mommy blog from one of my mommy friends, while it was nice and all, I couldn’t make changes to it because it wasn’t my own.  I kept it for years because it was very appealing to moms, which is my ideal audience.

I also changed back in 2011, to optimizepress because I wanted to be able to create my own landing pages and not have to continue to pay a designer to change my banner or create a landing page for me. I was spending tons of money just to update a banner. Yes, it can get very expensive if you add it over a year’s time.

If you want to stand out in the crowd and not look like everyone else, you should get an avatar or logo made. I have used a few designers in the past, but I recommend when starting out, invest at the level that you can afford. Fiverr is a great one starting at $5. Always look for the designers with the top ratings. I now use Canva for business and that is what I highly recommend to all of my clients.  I still use Picmonkey for backup and it’s super user-friendly.

If you are want to learn How To Make Money With Your Blog, start now!

How To Make Your Blog Run Smoothly

Congrats on getting your blog up and running. So now you want to make sure it’s running properly and I have a few tools you want to incorporate into your site. These are plugins. Just add a new plugin and search for it.

  • All-in-One SEO
  • Jetpack
  • SG Optimizer
  • Speakpike (allows your visitors to leave you voicemail)
  • SumoMe (allows you to get visitors to opt-in to your list)
  • Askimet (spam plugin)
  • Shareaholic (allows your visitors to share your content via social media)
  • Wordfence (Antivirus and spam control)

How To Get Your Blog Visitors

Social media.  Are social sites that bloggers and mompreneurs use to get traffic to their sites. My all-time favorites are Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Google Plus. Now, my advice to you is to start with one platform and get good at that before you start trying to be all over the place. You want to share consistently on a daily basis because with how social media works if you are not showing up regularly, people will forget about you.

Guest posts/Writing. You can sign up via other people’s blog that are within similar niches as your blog and does guest-post. I have done this a lot throughout my career.  In order for readers to visit your blog regularly, you have to have great content that they love reading. But, please don’t make the habit of just rushing through writing because I promise you, you will have a few typos. I suggest you use Grammarly, it’s one of my favorites

Web Hosting

Email Marketing.  This is a way that you communicate with your audience. I have used Mailchimp my entire time working at home and I highly recommend them when you are first starting out.  Now as you grow in business, Mailchimp will become very limiting, so I just switched to Convertkit and I can’t stop raving about all the ways I can track engagement with my list. You can stay in contact with your readers via emails.

 

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I hope you can find this post helpful to you. Be sure to share this with your mompreneur and mommy friends!

 



How To Make Money With Your Blog



Make money with your blog today

If make money on your blog is why you came to this pageyou are in the right place. I have been blogging since 2009 and I can tell you from my beginning days, I have learned a quite a bit. However, earlier this year, I lost all three of my websites due to hacking and malware. I lost over two hundred something blog posts and valuable content; but never the less, I have since made my big come back. I will be sharing with you the basics of how I began making money from my blog.  Don’t shortchange yourself thinking you can’t-do this; because the truth of the matter is, I am and so can you.

Affiliate links are used within this post. Please read my disclosure.

Below is my complete guide to how to make money with your blog. Grab a notebook and pen and take great notes.

8 Ways To Make Money On Your Blog

    1. Pick a niche. I always say first and foremost before you ever start blogging, pick a subject or topic that you are passionate about. It makes no sense for you to start a blog about something you have no interest in. Do your research and find out about more of the things you love and start there.
    2. Valuable content. You must first start off with blogging and give your readers valuable content. Build up your audience by providing them with tips and topics that they love.


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3. Affiliate marketing. This is one way that you can make money by joining various affiliate programs. You get a certain percentage of selling someone else’s products. If you are really serious about making money with affiliate marketing, then I highly recommend taking Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing. (FYI, I took this class and it is jammed packed with great content and tricks to win)

  1. Amazon Affiliate Associate Program
  2. Commission Junction
  3. Shopher Media

If you are new to this and want to know how to start your blog and make money doing it, click here! 


You can also check out my post: How to start a blog. With the holidays fastly approaching, I share a few ways to make money during the holidays so you won’t break the bank.

4. Advertising Income

  1. Google Adsense
  2. Advertising from your own website. Sell Ad space



5. Selling your own products. If you have digital or physical products, you can sell them from your website. You can start a Shopify Website and list all your products on there. Get started with Shopify now!

6. Coaching Services. Offer your coaching and consulting packages via your website

7. Membership site. You can offer exclusive classes and courses via a paid membership site.

8. Offer various services. For example, if you are a freelance writer, you can offer your editing or writing services via your website. In 6 Freelance professions, you can do from home, I share some of my top recommendations.

I hope this blog post has helped you at least to get the basic understanding of how you can begin to make money with your blog while at home taking care of your family. I love you guys and leave me a comment letting me know how you are making money on your blog.

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