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How to start a blog as a working mom
When you're a working mom, you probably don't have all the spare time to research how to set up a great blog and start publishing content. If you want to make money, or you just want to publish content for the masses to read, you will need to focus on a few things prior to getting started with your blog. The first thing that everyone will need is a hosting account, but you'll need to choose your niche before you purchase a domain, and then you'll need to tie everything together in one place. After that, you'll need to get a logo designed, or even have it made before you have the blog up and running, and have it ready to upload when you go live!
Setting up a blog isn't the most difficult thing to do for most people who have been working with websites for a few years, but for a working mom who doesn't have the time to research everything, it's a difficult task that could be stressful. You might not know where to purchase your domain, you might not know how to pick a niche, you might not know where to get hosting, and you might not have a clue about premium WordPress themes. Don't worry, I'll be going over all of this in the following discussion, and you should be able to make a better decision on where to get everything you need in order to get up and running.
Pick a niche you're familiar with
When it comes to publishing content on your blog, you'll probably want to start off with something you know, this means you'll need to pick a niche that you don't actually have to do much research in before posting. You might want to start with a low competition niche, so you can see what it's like to battle within the rankings for traffic, and eventually set up a second or third blog in more difficult niches that you can work on to make more money off of.
If you're just posting content because you want to show your voice online, and you don't care about money, you can choose whatever type of niche and industry you want because you aren't worried about top rankings and profits. Go ahead and write about whatever you want, but be sure to follow the next steps to figure out the best domain name, set up the best hosting, get a nice logo designed, and why you need a great looking theme.
Choose the right domain and hosting
When it comes to any website or blogs identity, your logo and design definitely play a key role, but your domain name is the first thing people will notice. This is why you need to have the best domain name possible for your blog that relates to your niche well.
When you're choosing a domain name, you'll want it to be short and sweet so it's easier to remember and better for branding, but it's not a deal breaker if the domain has a few words in it Think of something catchy, and that rings well to the ear, and you'll likely have a great domain on your hands that people can remember.
Get a great logo designed
I preach this a lot, but you'll need to have a great logo made for you so you can look more professional. If you think you'll be just fine making a logo in MS paint, you're horribly wrong and you should just stop now lol. You'll need to invest a few bucks into a great logo, and luckily you're on Monster Backlinks because a seller by the name of Sajeewa does some amazing logos
Check out what your competitors are using for their logos and see if there is a common trend. You can break the trend or stick with it, that's up to you, but you'll definitely want it to look good so be sure to give Sajeewa all the details possible so he can get something amazing done for you on the first try
Purchase a premium theme
Sure, you could use a free theme that is offered to you as soon as you upload WordPress to your hosting account, but you'll look less professional than 95% of your competition. You'll always want to run a premium theme, that was designed with love, so you can look better than most of your competitors and your visitors will instantly see you as a professional.
You can hire a programmer to design a theme for you, or you can purchase a theme from a big marketplace like ThemeForest.net. I purchase all of my themes there because they're usually cheaper than other platforms, and they give you a ton of free plugins with the more popular themes on there You can save money on the theme as well as get a bunch of free plugins that customize your website a lot
When you're a working mom, you don't have all the spare time you normally would if you were a stay at home mom taking care of kids. Well, even then you might not have a lot of spare time so I guess this discussion could be targeted towards stay at home moms as well Anyway, if you're staying at home or working a full-time schedule, it's not always the easiest thing to set up a blog if you're just starting out. You'll need a good domain, good hosting, a professional looking logo, and a premium theme to be seen as a professional within your niche and get people to trust you instantly when they land on your pages
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