Parenting, as great as it can be, is also very difficult. That’s why many mothers all around the world have found solace in starting their own mommy blog. You shouldn’t think, however, that owning and managing a mommy blog must be expensive. In fact, you can host and manage one without spending a dime, if you are willing to put up with a hosted domain name and limited features.
If you want to have a truly functioning and successful mommy blog, without spending a small fortune, however, you need to follow this guide:
Find a Theme
Premium themes can cost anywhere from $10 to $100, however your theme doesn’t need to have all the bells and whistles that, say, an international magazine does. It just has to look good and do what you need it to do. If you find a free theme that fits the bill, that’s great! If not, don’t worry – themes are a one-time cost that will make your side-project more fun.
Create the Branding Yourself
Professionals and companies alike will hire illustrators to create the perfect banners and logos for their sites. With time and effort, however, it can be easy for you to without spending any money. It’s also important to note that the most engaged content online is genuine content. The day of using stock image photography is over – people recognize these images and they come across as fake. Instead, use your own photo and video.
The trick to taking great photo and video – even if it’s on your phone – is lighting. You can do a lot with an iPhone photo, for instance, so long as the image is well lit. You can use lamps, or even create your own light boxes that will diffuse light and make portraits, items, and food look great.
Market for Free
Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to market your blog without spending money. It takes a lot of time and effort, of course, but it can be done. What’s more is that when you market yourself this way you create a more organic, genuine community.
Market yourself by starting an Instagram and Facebook page, along with any other social media accounts you feel comfortable using. You can also join mommy groups in your area, make friends, and create content together. The mommy blog niche is a great one, because all moms go through the same struggles and like knowing that they aren’t the only one.
aren’t just ways to waste your time or even to make money. They are useful for reflection, documentation, and to even make friends. The last thing moms should do is isolate themselves after having children, but their old, childless friends won’t accurately know what they are going through. That’s why you need to meet new people and make new connections – and you can do this through your blog.