How I Became a Craft at Home Mama
...and quit my day job!
For every 100 people who say "I'd love to work for myself at home and stay at home with my kids" only 1 of those people will actually make that leap or even attempt
to make that change. If you
are that one person...then keep reading. My path is my path and yours will be different, but perhaps my story can help you along.
So why don't we cut to the chase. How do I make money, you ask? This site falls under the "info-publishing" style of sites, that offers free information and creates revenue based on relevant advertising. Basically, higher traffic translates to higher income. The basis of this business is writing excellent content that people will want to read. Content is key. Traffic is key.
Many people may read what I just wrote and think they can just put up a website or blog through one of those cheapie web hosting companies, slap some ads on and make money. Sorry, it isn't this easy! You need to make sure your keywords you are using for each page has enough demand (and low supply) otherwise nobody will find you. Speaking of keywords, you need to have enough of them (but not too many) on each page. You'll also need proper meta tags. You'll also need to submit to the search engines...
Starting to sound overwhemling? It would be, and I'd never have figured all this stuff out without the web hosting program I use. Let me mention that I had no prior website experience before starting my site.
Five years ago (for my weddings site) I chose a collection of website building tools from Site Build It (SBI) and went with them again for this site. I truly wouldn't have reached the level of success that I have without them. The research tools they offer are worth the yearly renewal alone. The most successful info-pub sites are SBI sites and they offer step by step guidelines from start to finish.
Here is a video that I created for their them (so embarrassing!) that is now posted all over the darn internet. I really do mean everything I say in here though.
In fact there are lots of regular people just like me that are successfully building their dream online using these tools. Pretty inspiring, huh?
I share all of this with you because I often receive emails from moms saying how much they wish they could find a way to stay at home with their children. Only a few will actually do something about it, but if this page inspires just one person, then it was worth it.
do it, but it isn't going to happen magically for you. It took a lot of work to get to where I am today, but I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. You have to put yourself out there and create your own path. It takes work, but for an informational website such as this one, SBI
is the best guide I've found for this path.
So, what are you interested in? Perhaps you've stumbled upon a topic that would make a profitable informational website!
By the way, yes I do make a commission if you wind up purchasing SBI and found them through my links here. It is a "once in a blue moon" little bonus and while I'm thrilled every time it happens, it really isn't my goal for writing this page. I'm writing this page because every time I hear a fellow mom complain about her situation my heart aches and I want to talk her ear off about what I do. :)
Where ever your path leads you, I wish you much happiness, creativity & success.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, I'm happy to help and the universe knows I love to blab about this stuff!
PS - My site design is based on a template from AJ a fellow SBIer. I'm no programmer, trust me!