When starting a mom blog there may be several things going on over your mind. You’re equally anxious and excited. One of the most important things you need to be concerned about is what you want to write about.
Niche selection can be big challenge. Primarily because its such a gigantic step.
You have to get it right. And other than some passion coupled with excitement what else do you have to make an informed decision?
It’s crucial you find a niche and stick to it. With this you find a dedicated set of people interested in listening to you. You grow your blog quickly.
So here’s what you need to ask yourself:
What am I good at?
Will it continue to be interested in it six months from now? 12 months?
Find stuff that you enjoy doing and can sustain interest in for a long time.
Other than being passionate about your niche you should do enough research to warrant if the niche is something that has people looking for solutions. There should be need.
Search for facebook groups on the topic. Research topics and see if people are passionately chattering away on the said topic.
If there are questions surrounding the topic that gives you ideas on writing about it on your blog, you’re probably on the right track.
That’s one way to determine interest. But, it’s a little crude. Another great way to gauge interest is with keyword research. You might have some ideas on your keyword. Run it through free or paid keyword research tools like Keyword Planner, Ubersuggest or others and look at the monthly search volumes for those keywords. That tells you how many people are looking for that keyword on search engines in a month.
Can you make money with the niche
If you want income replacing levels of money with your blog you should find a way to monetize it. Be it ads or anything else. You need something that works. Ask yourself?
Are there products in the niche you can be an affiliate of?
Is there enough traffic and cost per click to get nice adsense revenue.
Answer those three questions. You might be able to discover ways to monetize your niche.
Choose a Blogging Platform
I blog on WordPress and so should you. It has a number of features and a tiny learning curve enabling anyone to start blogging online.
You need hosting to run a blog on WordPress. I suggest Bluehost. I’ve been with them for years and they never gave me reason to worry.
- A lot of options to customize your blog. Plugins and themes make your life easy.
- There’s support available too. There are thousands of tutorials and developers who work with WordPress.
Start with the Domain Name
Most hosts like Bluehost let you also register the domain name. It’s free for the first year. But that doesn’t mean it’s the best choice. Because from the next year the cost is around $16. So I suggest going for cheaper domain name registrars like Namecheap and hosting your site on Bluehost.
If this sounds too technical you can register the name and host your site both on Bluehost itself.
The idea you choose to go with for your domain name should be somewhat niche relevant.
Its ok if the domain name isn’t perfect. A lot of the good names are already gone or will require a bidding war. Something that’s relevant and easy to remember is enough for you.
4. Start the blog
When you start blogging use a reliable web hosting solution like Bluehost.
With bluehost all your technical support questions have people answering them 24*7.
There are three modes of customer contact available including technical support, support from live chat, online support and so on.
Install WordPress in one click
Bluehost has partnered with Mojo marketplace to install wordpress in a few clicks for you. Even without this WordPress installation is easy tofigure out. It’s probably the easiest thing in this process.
4. Affordable for New Bloggers
Bluehost is affordable. The reason I stuck around so long with Bluehost is because how simple it is to get things sorted and how affordable the plans are. The prices go up after the third year depending on the deal you signed up for. Signing up for more years gives you higher discounts.
Plenty of hosts offer quite lucrative initial sign up deals and make that back later after the first or second year. Bluehost continues to be affordable even after that period. Note that I am talking about shared hosting plans.
With responsibilities as a mother, you can use the quiet time at night, planning and posting one blog post a day to get things moving.
Let’s get started!