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Have you ever thought about blogging? Have you wondered if blogging is right for you?
You’re in luck. My guest, Kristine, is going to help answer those questions and more.
In this episode we talk about:
- Why blogging a good outlet for moms
- Is blogging easy and simple for busy moms to learn?
- How to balance life, work/blogging, and motherhood
- Tips for making money blogging to support your family
- How in the world do you stand out against all of the other blogging moms on the internet
Kristine is a mom of 2 young boys, a blogger, a WordPress website creator, and a self-proclaimed chaos coordinator.
Her main focus is helping moms and bloggers balance all the things from life, work and blogging, to motherhood.
With a background in project management, she loves creating systems to increase productivity and build flexibility into day-to-day life as a mother (wherever possible).
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- Start a blog on a budget blog post with a freebie checklist (with links to applicable resources): https://kitblogs.com/start-a-blog-on-a-budget-part-one/
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- Stefanie Gass – Mompreneur Mastermind Show
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Real Happy Mom 0:02
Hey there moms, are you juggling all the things in motherhood from enjoying the time getting healthy meals on the table, to being a present wife, all while making yourself a priority without feeling guilty?
I get it.
Real Happy Mom 0:13
It’s overwhelming. And guess what? The fact that you need support doesn’t make you a bad mom. And that’s why I created the Real Happy Mom podcast. I’m toniann, a wife and a mom of two little boys as well as a general dentist and reservists in the Navy. And I get it when it comes to being a busy working mom. On the Real Happy Mom podcast. I’ll interview real moms to chat about real life experiences. These guests and experts will help you to navigate the motherhood journey by providing answers to your questions and concerns surrounding raising children, self care time management, and so much more. So if you’re ready to get rid of the overwhelm, and start being a Real Happy Mom, join me inside the rat Happy Mom podcast. Hey there, and welcome back to another episode of the Real Happy Mom Podcast. I am so happy you are here. Thank you for tuning in. And thank you for coming on. And listening to this episode. In particular, because I have my holiday, let’s just say she’s my new friend. No G is a bargain friend, who I absolutely adore and look up to and I’m so super excited to have Christine Beavis on today to chat with us about blogging, in particular if starting a mom blog is or isn’t for you. So Christine is one, like I said that I have looked up to because before there was a Real Happy Mom podcast, there was a Real Happy Mom blog. And she was one of the go to experts that I used to go to to get advice from. And she is actually a boy mom, just like me, I have two little boys also a blogger, WordPress site creator and a self proclaimed chaos coordinator. Her main focus is helping moms and bloggers balance all the things from life work and blogging to motherhood. And with a background in project management. She loves creating systems to increase productivity, and build flexibility into the day to day life as a mom whenever possible. And I’m super pumped to have her on today to help us with understanding how we can make it simple if we want to get started with a blog as a busy mom, in how she finds the balance between work and blogging life and motherhood. Because let’s just be honest, it can get a little tricky trying to juggle all the things especially we want to be good at all of the things. And then she also shares with us how we can actually start making money blogging to support our families, and how we can stand apart from other mom blogs. Because let’s just be honest, here, there’s a million of one mom blog out there. But if you want to start when you definitely want to set yourself apart, and we talk about how we can do that. So if you’re interested in starting my blog, or if you’re just curious, this is definitely the episode for you, you are in the right place. Now before we jump into this episode, I want to let you know about something that I’ve kind of been keeping to myself and I apologize in advance for not sharing this with you. But I am doing coaching and strategy sessions for busy working moms like yourself, and I want to make sure that you know about it. So mums, if you are struggling with feeling overwhelmed all the time feel like there’s not enough time to get things done. Feeling like there’s just chaos when you come home from the evenings at work. Or maybe you hate Mondays and you just are just feeling just terrible. Let’s just put it like that before Monday’s even roll around. And you are just not really looking forward to going to work or even just getting your week started. Then I want to help you, I am doing some 30 minute sessions that are at a super low price right now that I definitely think will be affordable for you so that you can actually start to have some time for yourself, get some more clarity, not feel so overwhelmed, and just be at peace with this whole motherhood journey. Because I know it’s tough. I know it’s hard. But it doesn’t have to be that way. And you can definitely do it. But you don’t have to do it by yourself. So reach out to me, you can send me an email at Hello at Real Happy Mom, I can send you the information or send me a DM on Instagram. I can give you more information on how we can get started with doing some simple sessions that are going to help you with my life. So now that we have that out of the way, let’s go ahead and jump into this week’s episode with Christine.
Real Happy Mom 4:27
All right, Christine, welcome to the podcast. I’m excited to have you.
Thanks for having me.
Real Happy Mom 4:32
Yes, yes, you are one of my I think you’re my blogging friend cuz my inbox for a long time. I’m excited to have you and finally get to talk to you in person. Yeah, I’m excited. Yes, yes. Now before we get into our topic, I just wanted you to share a little bit about you and your background and how you even got to be a blogger.
Well, I’m Christina because I have two boys, ages two and five. They keep me very busy. A former project manager, and I have a couple blogs and I started blogging because I really wanted to share my experiences in parenthood with everyone and of course, make money blogging. Um, so that’s where I got started. And honestly, right now I’m actually blogging about blogging. I know I vowed when I first blogging to never blog about blogging, I always thought that people who did that were after, you know, making money from other people, but it just, it’s funny how we got there. That’s a whole separate story. But here we are, I have a few blogs. And I’m actually launching another one next month, with some blogging friends. So I’m super excited.
Real Happy Mom 5:36
Yes, and I’m excited about that new blog that she got coming out too. So definitely make sure to put those links in the show notes even comes out afterwards. So ladies who’ve been listening, I got you get that. So I wanted you to just share with us a little bit more, because you said that you have a couple of blogs, I want to help my audience understand why blogging is such a good outlet, at least for us as moms.
Well, blogging in particular is something that you don’t, you’re not tied into a box, like you know, you’re not gonna have to sit in an office, you’re not gonna have to go to work, you can do blogging any time. And especially with moms, we have to figure out how to get work done and make the money that we need to make in the little pockets of time we have with our kids napping, or when the kids are asleep, or when they’re occupied or at school. And blogging is really a fantastic way to share your experiences, share your your expertise, and whatever that may be. And you can write about anything, there are millions of blogs out there about everything you could possibly think of. So whatever your interests are, you can turn that into a business online, and do it under your hours. So it’s just a really great way. Don’t get me wrong, blogging is not easy. I’m gonna keep saying that over and over and over. But it’s, it’s something that you can do as a mom whenever you have time.
Real Happy Mom 6:57
Yes, definitely. And I don’t know if I told you this, Christine. But um, before I started the podcast, I started a blog. And that was because I was like you I wanted to kind of let this creative outlet go and just kind of talk about motherhood and things that I was struggling with and things like that. And then the podcast kind of came afterwards. I love how you said, you know, is not that easy when it comes to. I feel like there is there’s a lot of people out there that sell this dream, then you can just like go write all these wonderful blog posts, and people will come to your website, and make tons of money. And I just want you to share with us like, talk to us about how easy it is to actually get started and then get to that place of actually starting to make money.
Yeah. So for any blogger that wants to make money blogging, I will always suggest that you go with a self hosted WordPress, which means you’re using WordPress to actually create your site, and you’re hosting them yourself. So if you go with a free site, there, you’re basically writing on a platform that it’s not your content. So there is a learning curve. When it comes to WordPress, there’s a there is a financial investment in getting paying for hosts or servers where you’re where the files live for your website. So there is that initial setup that can feel very, very overwhelming. And you think it’s going to be easy, but WordPress in itself. While it is very easy, once you get used to it, there is a huge learning curve. Up the nice thing is there is tons and I mean tons of absolutely free resources on YouTube. So don’t don’t buy into you know, having to get fancy courses and anything like that you There are tons of resources that you do not need to invest in. And you know, down the road when you do when you feel comfortable. Or if you do have the budget, there are lots of courses that can help you to get there faster. But really setting up that blog is going to be the hurdle you need to get over. And then the second thing you need to realize when you’re when you when you decide on what you want to blog about, say you want to blog about parenting or breastfeeding or finance, whatever your interests may be. The number one goal that I’m going to tell you are number one reason that you should be blogging is not for you, it’s for your reader. Because if you’re if you’re writing personal stories about you know, your breastfeeding journey or something like that, that’s fantastic. But is that really solving the problem that your reader is going to your blog to do to view? You know that that’s, you need a reason for them to come to you again and again to get answers to their questions. So yes, there is a learning curve to WordPress, there’s a learning curve to learning how to do this blogging thing because there’s a million facets to it that you will not realize. But honestly just go to YouTube and find tutorials and they’re everywhere. They’re everywhere. And that’s why I do what I do. Because when I’m in a lot of Facebook groups for bloggers, and the I kept having the same question come up over and over and over and as a former project manager Like detail person, I would always try and help people out. And I was repeating myself over and over and over. So I started creating a blog that just had tutorials for people. And that’s, that’s how I got where I am now, I still have my parenting blog, and I am launching this other blog. But it’s funny how blogging kind of evolves. So you’re going to struggle at first, but you just have to be in a state where you’re going to try new things, you’re going to see if you know you’re gonna fail, bloggers are very, very used to failing, you test things out. And all you have to do is see failures is telling you that you need to change something. That’s it. Failures aren’t really failures, actually, really good failures are good. So try something out and see if it works for you. What works for you may not be what works for someone else. So just kind of power through it.
Real Happy Mom 10:47
Yes, definitely. You brought up a couple of things. One, YouTube University, that is my favorite. Because honestly, I feel like everything is there on YouTube, I was telling, like when I think I was talking to somebody at work, and I was like, you can learn how to swim by watching YouTube, like, there. And I think a lot of times, we get caught up in like, Oh, I gotta take this class and that class and this fancy course over here, but you don’t have to, at least getting started. And there’s a lot of other really great resources, including your site that will get you the information that you need. So I’m glad you brought that up. Because a lot of times, I feel like we get pointed into the direction of you know, trying to buy something, and you don’t have to buy something. So I just want to make that exactly. And I’m glad that she said that.
Real Happy Mom 12:14
Yes, definitely. In he brought up another thing too, about failing and how that is okay. Because I remember even myself, like getting started. Like, I started writing about things. And I tried to do giveaways, and I tried to do a lot of things and it didn’t work. And like, honestly, if I wasn’t a tough cookie, I probably would have given up. So I brought that up because I honestly I feel like failure teaches you like what is not working. So you know, okay, that again. So I’m glad that you brought that up. Because a lot of times, we assume like oh, that didn’t work. That means I’m not good enough to do this, or, Oh, I can’t make this work for me. So
I’m glad you brought it up. And you’ll see a lot of bloggers that tell you exactly the steps you need to take to make to make your blog a success. But they found out that by fate making a bunch of failures beforehand, they found out what didn’t work and figuring out what worked for them. The only hard part is what worked for them may not work for you. Because every every niche, every topic that Nisha is calling is what is the topic of your blog. So parenting, finance, whatever you choose, it’s different for everyone has a different voice, your your writing style is different. And your audience is different, who you’re going to connect with is going to be very, very different and how they make buying decisions of what they decide how they decide to navigate your site, it’s gonna be very, very different. So testing and failing, is exactly how every successful blogger became successful. So see failures as good things. And I mean that, from the bottom of my heart, I’m working with a couple of their moms on this new site. And that’s basically the basis of our messaging and on that site. And it’s it is actually meant for moms as well.
Real Happy Mom 13:49
Nice. And I and I love that it is for moms because I feel like moms are in this unique situation in that. Yeah. Not only are we balancing, you know, work, and then we’re trying to do the blog, but we also have the kids family at home, like all of these things that we’re juggling all at one time. So I am just wondering, how are you able to manage and juggle all these things? Like do you have a system like what do you do to make this work for
you? Yeah, I have many systems. It’s kind of depends on what aspect of my life we’re talking about. But I do have a course that actually helps mom bloggers manage it all. Because there’s no one system that’s going to work for everybody. But the main thing that I do is time blocking and time boxing. So time blocking is basically taking your day and breaking it up into say half an hour hour segments and deciding exactly what you’re going to focus on during those times. And that’s not that can be anything because everyone’s schedule is going to be different. But you just outline your day and you learn to actually focus. It’s not about multitasking because we know that as moms we’re all multitasking queens. But if you have those set times so say you have a half an hour to clean the house, then you figure out what you’re going to claim for that half an hour. And then you’re done. And you move on to the next time block. And maybe that’s spending one on one time with your kids doing home school or, you know, times are really strange right now. So there’s a lot of different things we have to do with social distancing. So and then there’s, you can break it down further into time block time boxing, excuse me, yes, timeboxing. messing up my own terminology here, where you actually figure out your regular tasks a sweeping or needing to write a new blog post, if you’re a blogger. So you say I have an hour to write this blog post. And you actually set a timer and say, I have one hour to write this blog post. And you and you’ll be amazed how much you can get done, knowing that time is ticking. Like, you know, when you’re online, and you click on say, you want to take something free from someone’s website, and then they offer you something and they say you have 20 minutes to decide whether or not you want to get this offer. Does that make you feel more focused on exactly what they’re offering? Those timers are there for a reason. It’s a psychological thing, it makes you focus. So it’s all about just focusing on the task at hand. Because we know that we have a million things we have to do every single day, every day. And we’re constantly fighting with ourselves to not only find time for ourselves, they get everything done that we need to in a day. And it’s really the timeboxing and prioritizing. So everyone likes to do checklists. And I’m not a big fan of checklists. I know that there’s priority prioritizing things is more about figure out what you need to do that day, what you have to do that day, and what you want to do and be honest with yourself, is it Do you need to spend time with your kids is that more important than sweeping the kitchen? Very likely, it’s okay to have a slightly more messy house and really find some quality time to be present with your kids. So it’s it’s hard to know how to balance everything. Because every person is different. Every single personality and your kids personalities are different, too. I’ve got two crazy kids constantly climbing on me and they hate it when I bring out my laptop. hate it, they will literally stick their feet, their face between my computer and me and try and close it. So I had to come up with creative ways of finding time to blog. And sometimes that means I have special toys that I have for the kids just when I’m working. So they get excited when I’m working when I need to work. So it’s all about finding creative workarounds.
Real Happy Mom 17:27
Yeah, and I love how you put that out there. Because I know I’ve talked about time blocking on the podcast a couple of times. Now make sure to link those episodes in here. Because time blocking definitely, I think is the way to go. You become a time management. Everyone that I in fact, it was like time blocking time blocking time blocking. So I’m glad that you brought that up again. But the other thing that you mentioned, too, was boxing and then prioritizing because I feel like as moms, we have so much to do, and everything seems like it’s important, and we have to get everything done right now. But when we take a step back and actually look okay, like what can get done, like right now, what can I put off till later? That makes it easier to prioritize what I need to do right right now.
Exactly. And then you fall back into the if you don’t get something done, that’s not a failure. That’s realizing something needs to change. So it’s all kind of wrapped up in its own little bowl of just it’s all about mentality and and being okay, and going with the flow and being a mom is complicated. Yes. Being a mom and trying to get through everything in life is crazy. But then you throw some kids in there. Oh, my goodness. Oh,
Real Happy Mom 18:37
no, we didn’t come comes to prioritizing especially as a new blogger, what are some of the big things that we need to stay focused on so that we don’t get caught up in the weeds of trying to do everything that the what we call our successful I’m doing air quotes, successful bloggers that we should be doing?
Well, the first thing you should do is get your site launched. Just launch it, your net, your site is absolutely never going to be perfect. Every site out there is constantly evolving. So do not wait till the it’s pixel perfect. Like all the images are perfect. All your fonts you want are perfect. All the people want is to read your article, that’s that the main focus is content. If you don’t have content, you don’t have a blog, and people aren’t going to come and see it. So you want to launch your blog as soon as possible. And when you’re trying to get traffic, which is people coming to your blog to read it. You’ll want to focus on
jacket optimization, Oh, you want to learn Seo? Probably Pinterest, which is changing right now. So you’d like to read up on whoever is teaching about Pinterest right now that’s not me. And just learn about getting traffic. And if you are planning to use social media, focus on one or two at a time. Don’t try and go crazy and do all the social networks. Maybe start off learning Facebook, and Pinterest or SEO. Because you want to make sure that you’re learning something before you are moving on to something else. And focus small, just master something. And then you can add on more, start small, just keep telling yourself, start small. And just do it right content, get it on your blog, if it’s not perfect, you can go back and change it. As moms, we always try to make things perfect. We want things to be just right and get get down to the nitty gritty. But if I read some of the blog posts that I wrote, when I first started blogging, oh my goodness, like knowing what I know, now, I know that I had. And that’s okay, because I see those, those are my mini failures and leading up to where I am today. So even the big way bloggers you see out there, and I don’t necessarily consider myself a bigwig, blogger, but they all started exactly where you are right now. Just focus fall, get that dang site launch. And write content. Just get it out there.
Real Happy Mom 21:00
Yes, yes. And you Yeah, that is definitely it. Keeping it simple. Yes. That that’s it all there. Now we’ve got our site launch. It’s up and going, we got a couple blog post out. And we have focused on Facebook and got that kind of we got it counted down pat. I would wonder like for the the next level there, just cuz I know I have some moms that are listening that already have gotten started. When would you say is like the next big thing? Because I’ll be honest with you, Christine, with all the changes, just like you mentioned with Pinterest, because I’m not gonna lie to you. I woke up one day and like my page views were like half of what they normally were, because Pinterest, like had a mood swing and decided like we’re not sending you know, more traffic because we changed how we’re doing our algorithm. And, and I know that algorithm change because it wasn’t just me. And I know they released it, I want to say was June, July, somewhere around there is when it happened. And that was one of my traffic tanked. So I’m just wondering, what is another big thing that I would say kind of a little bit more going towards the intermediate level, bloggers should be looking at next.
Definitely upping the your SEO game. So SEO is basically Well think of it this way. You have Pinterest and like you just said they changed their algorithm. And suddenly you have half the traffic that you had before. So but with SEO with figuring out what people are searching for using keywords to look for your blog posts, you need it that is something that is constantly going to need to be relearned revamped, go to old blog posts, update them. But think of it like if Pinterest went away today, how are people going to find you. So SEO is really the way to go. And another way to figure out where your audience is, as well. So if your audience is finance, and they spend a lot of time on Twitter, then maybe that’s the next next network, you could try and master. For a lot of people, depending on your niche. It’s Facebook, or maybe even Instagram. But I haven’t found a lot of it in my niches. A lot of success on Instagram, because Instagram is all visual. And I get very, very few click throughs to my blog. I think a lot of bloggers use Instagram specifically to grow brand awareness and getting sponsorships. So getting paid to actually post for products and services or whatnot on their Instagram. But it’s not necessarily going to be a traffic source. So it’s really about figuring out the long term game of search engine optimization, that’s going to be where you should focus 100% on getting traffic.
Real Happy Mom 23:40
Absolutely. I totally agree with you. And I will definitely make sure to include some of your resources about that too. Because I know sometimes when I when she talking about Yeah, we’ll definitely put some resources in the show.
And just to be clear, I don’t blog about SEO, specifically because it’s changing so so much. And I just don’t have the time to maintain that with kids and all that fun stuff. And so I would look up Mike Pearson on stupid, simple SEO. And Neil Patel is also really good. So those are some great resources to learn more about SEO. Absolutely. Those
Real Happy Mom 24:13
are two of my favorites. So now my last question for you is in a world where we have so much going on. And it seems like there’s all these new blogs, they’re getting started, how can we stand out amongst the crowd?
Well, that’s all about just connecting with your audience. Because even though there are millions and millions of blogs out there, none of them are you. None of them will have your expertise, your voice, your voice is going to be what’s going to be unique. And the way that you’re going to stand out is to really dive in deep into your audience who is your target what what you may hear called avatars, or persona, you write up exactly who the person is that you’re trying to write towards, and answer all of their questions. Be the best resource for that person and write in your voice. Just be you. You know, there’s you know, I talk a lot about SEO. But the the point of writing blogs is to get traffic and get people to repeat, come come back to you. So, to stand out, you really just need to know your audience and write for your audience. Remember this, you’re not writing for you, you’re writing for your audience. So be you and, and make sure that you’re being the best resource on the internet. I mean, comprehensive tutorials or how tos on your website to help as many people in your audience as possible.
Real Happy Mom 25:31
Yes, definitely. And it’s funny because I feel like a lot of times, we feel like we have to be like someone else. Or our site needs to look similar to someone else in order to attract, I guess, the audience that we’re looking for. But it’s funny, like the people that like I’m attracted to, like, for instance, like Kate doster, she has like, the most interesting personality. And if you don’t like kin, if you don’t like that type of personality, like you’re just not gonna like her.
Or you will follow her. Yeah, yes.
Real Happy Mom 26:02
I love her. And it’s just like, I just love the little quirky thing. She says, I just love how she does everything. So
Exactly. Like you were talking earlier about doing like giveaways and things like that. I’ve done that, too. I did, I did. I even did a giveaway that was worth like $9,000. Like it was it was big. I had 20 different bloggers contribute to a bundle that I gave away. Anyways, the problem with doing giveaways and things like that is when you are blogging, you want to record you want to attract the right audience, the audience that wants to interact with you, just like you’re talking about with a doctor. So doing giveaways and things like that, sure, you’re going to get people to sign up on your email list and things like that. But are they really going to engage with you, they’re not there because they want to read your content, or get your your freebies or printables or buy your products, they’re there because they wanted something for free. So you want to make sure that you’re focusing in on your audience and providing value. And so in a lot of ways, it’s not about how many people are coming to your blog. It’s that you’re getting the right people coming to your blog. So you know, people some people make cringe Kate dusters style. But those that love it. Come back again and again again, and I am one of those people. I love Kate. Yes, I’m
Real Happy Mom 27:17
glad you like Katie.
Yeah, anybody’s wondering, Kate doster talks about email marketing. She is a
Real Happy Mom 27:26
resource she is she’s really, really good. I’ve gotten her She’s awesome. And the other person I thought about too is Stephanie gas, because Stephanie, she likes to say like, really like random things. And she thinks she’s funny. And she is like a Jesus Freak and all of that. And I love that about her too. Like she doesn’t care. She’s just who she is. And, and I love that you brought that up. Because I think a lot of times we’re scared to embrace the the weird things about us that make us uniquely us. But I feel like once you do that, I think people will love you more for it.
Exactly. That’s, honestly, that’s why we’re creating this new site. And I’m sorry, I don’t mean that this is a self promo. But we’re we’re writing in such a way that it has a very specific voice and it is going to be off putting to some moms because it’s a very sarcastic blog. It’s anyways, I won’t get into it, because, but we’re choosing a voice that will actually connect with a lot of moms, but it will put off some moms.
Real Happy Mom 28:23
Yes, yes. I’m glad that you brought that up too. Because I feel like a lot of times, we feel like we need to appease everyone, and we can and and I love that you even put it out there like we’re not gonna be for some of you.
And that is totally fine. But I’m super excited because of the voices of my other blogs. I have Kip blogs, which is more blogging tutorials. And then I have crispy mama which is like generic, you know, parenting, it’s not very niche down right now. But this one is, it’s gonna be a sarcastic mom blog about productivity, blogging and balancing Mom Mom life. So I’m super excited. It’s with with some, honestly, especially I’m gonna actually put in a little side note here that I made some amazing friends being a blogger. So being a mother can feel incredibly isolating. And I know this is a sidebar, so sorry. Being a mom can be incredibly isolating, especially right now. And I met the most amazing people through my blogging career. And so I’ve partnered up with a couple of them. I call them my internet twinsies technically, they’re Trippler. Bye. We are so similar and I have not had friendships like this in a very long time. So another benefit of blogging is just if you reach out to some people and you connect to people, you can get people that can be your they’ll call them accountability buddies or maybe even just friends and that’s exactly what I found is I found amazing friends, being a being a blogger. So that’s why I were doing collaborative blog, which I’ve always wanted to do and I am 100% excited about it.
Real Happy Mom 29:58
Yes, and I can’t wait for it. And again, I will make sure to include that link in the show notes. Thanks, Christine, I have one last thing to execute. Can you share with us either a motivational quote or some words of encouragement for us Real Happy Mom.
You are unique, and you’re wonderful. find what works for you. It will not be what works for someone else, just be you. And remember to breathe.
Real Happy Mom 30:28
For us or not, Christine, if we want to connect with you learn more about you, where can we find you online?
My main blog is at KIPP blogs.com. It’s where I have my blogging tutorials. And I also offer services to help you actually launch your blog if you need help. But I’m also there to answer questions, no strings attached. So feel free to ping me. If you need anything. If you have any questions. We’re also online on Facebook, you could just search for Kip blogs and things like that.
Real Happy Mom 30:54
Awesome. And again, I’ll make sure to include all of that in the show notes. Christine, thank you so much for coming on in chat with me, this was so much fun.
I had a lot of fun. Thank you.
Real Happy Mom 31:11
Okay, just kidding, we’re coming back. One more thing. Go ahead and share that with us.
So there’s a lot of people that start blogging, most people that start blogging want to make money blogging, however, blogging and making money takes time, it takes a lot of time, sometimes it can take a year or two before you see it income rolling in. And that’s if you get all your ducks in a row, and then make sure that you are testing things out. One of the things that I do see a lot of mom bloggers doing and myself included, is offering services. So you can be something like a virtual assistant with make your own hours, something like that until your blog actually starts making money. So yes, you can make money blogging, you’re going to see a lot of people that say they made a full time income within three months, that you’re going to be like 1% of bloggers, probably less than that, that are that actually make that amount of money. And that in like three months, it’s going to potentially take you one to two years to even see an income rolling in. So find creative ways of making money in the meantime. And virtual assistants is actually a really great way to do it. You can make your own hours, you can do anything you can. virtual assistants can do virtual file storing, they can answer telephones, which I know is hard when you’re a mom. But just think of creative ways to make money until your blog makes money.
Real Happy Mom 32:31
Yes, definitely. And I have another episode. I’m glad you brought that up with Michaela, when she talks all about, you know, getting started with with VA services and things like that or freelancing periods. So definitely, I will make sure to include that as well. Because that is really good resource. And I’m glad you brought that up. Because yes, if I’m honest with you, I didn’t make no money with my blog when I started. It wasn’t until later. So I’m glad that you brought that up because I feel like there is this picture that is painted that you can have all these things and make all this money. And like if we’re being really real, like how much money I really made from Real Happy Mom when it was just a blur. Like it was a big goose egg for a little while. So I’m glad you brought that up. So thank you for sharing that with me, Christine. Now that does it for this episode of the Real Happy Mom podcast to find the links in the show notes. And if you have been to Real Happy Mom calm slash 110. There you’ll find the links that were mentioned, as well as some other resources that will help get you started with finding that bomb bug if that is something that you’re interested in. Do me a favor. Also leave me a rating review wherever you listen to podcasts and make sure you stay tuned for next week, because I have something good for you. Let me tell you, I have been planning on getting some guests on here that I know will help you and next week we are going to have Angie on who is going to be sharing with us on work life balance and doesn’t even really exist. So make sure you stay tuned for next week where we’ll be talking to Andy all about that. That’s it for now. Take care and we’ll talk soon.
Kristine Beaves says
Thank you so much for having me!
No problem. Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us!