Hello Mamas!! I’m so happy you’ve landed here on this awesome post because you’re in for a real treat! I’m going to show you how to make money as a stay at home mom using online methods that are long lasting, and has the potential to make you thousands per month if you should be so ambitious (literally skies the limit)!
Even if you made $500/month extra for your family, wouldn’t that be something?! What I’m about to suggest is NOT a “get rich quick” scheme.
Like anything worthwhile in life, you have to put in the work, and if you do, you will reap what you sow!
I could suggest places like Fiverr.com or filling out surveys but the reality is, there’s a better way to make money online.
The best way to make money online as a stay at home mom is to build a blog and monetize it using affiliate marketing. I’ve seen it time and time again how these sites make money and I too am doing the same with this site (and will be adding other websites too!).
I know, you’re probably thinking these questions:
- “Oh my gosh, how do I even get a website?”
- “What will my website be about?”
- “What the heck is affiliate marketing?”
- “I don’t know anything about this stuff, coding or what’s involved!”
- “Where do I even start?”
You’re in luck ladies because I have answers to all these questions and concerns! I’ve been a stay at home mom for 7.5 years now (can’t believe it!) and 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 on my own!
There are so many pieces of the puzzle that it could be very overwhelming in the beginning and people 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!
Let’s start addressing your concerns!
“Oh my gosh, how do I even get a website?”
First you’ll need a domain – whether 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 how to decide is whether or not to pay for one 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 vs 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. 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 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!
Having a blog means you need to have lots of content which means you need to be able to talk about that topic.
You don’t have to be any English major or anything like that to be able to write on your blog, you just need to converse about your topic on your blog.
That’s what’s wonderful about blogs… they don’t have to be professionally written, it’s just like writing to a friend on email or talking on a messenger.
Does this post sound like I’m a professional writer? I’m FAR from it. LOL But do you understand what I’m talking about? I sure hope so! 😉 So you just have to find a topic (niche) you like to talk about and that will be the foundation of your website.
“What the heck is affiliate marketing?”
When you recommend other people’s products and services to your audience and they buy using your affiliate link, you make money! It’s that simple!
What is an affiliate link though? It’s a link that will track the person going from your website to the site where they will buy the product or service.
For example, you’re a mom, you know about mom things, you can recommend to your audience what cribs or car seats are the best because you’ve done that research yourself.
Find a company that sells your recommendation 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.
Once someone reads your blog post, and interested, they will click the link to Amazon and if they buy, you’ll earn a percentage of that revenue! For more information on affiliate marketing, I wrote a bigger piece about HERE.
“I don’t know anything about this stuff, coding or what’s involved!”
Nowadays, you’re in luck because everything that has to do with building a website and blogging is all done in user friendly platforms.
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 a lot of point and click vs learning how to code these days. I feel there is no better time to get into blogging because of the ease of learning 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?”
Absolutely without a doubt, 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 going from one website to another to learn all the in’s and out’s of building a website, writing content, monetizing your blog, getting traffic to your blog, and finally making money from it, you can just go to this one place to learn everything!
I so wish I learned about this site years ago, I would be so rich by now!! See what other Moms are saying HERE.
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.
The two main things I can’t stop talking about are: the education and the community!
Each are great in that they are very organized, taking you step-by-step, and 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 anywhere else!
The community is so awesome! I think there are about 800,000 members in there and people are so friendly and helpful. They never want you to be stuck on anything and always available to answer your questions.
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, click on the red “Sign Up Now” button above! You have nothing to lose to sign up for the free membership (no credit cards needed) and you never have to upgrade if you don’t want to.
It’s a must-check-out at the least. If you’re serious about a great way to earn a passive income for your family, affiliate marketing is the way to go! Like they say in there, if you follow the courses, you cannot fail, you can only quit. 🙂
Please let me know your thoughts below or if you have other ways you think it’s a better way to make passive income, I would love to hear it in the comments!