How Stay at Home Mom Blogs Make Money? $24,000/mo with a Mommy Blog and Pinterest Traffic (Free!)

How Stay at Home Mom Blogs Make Money? $24,000/mo with a Mommy Blog and Pinterest Traffic (Free!)

would you like to stay at home  with your kids and make over 24 000 a month like some mommy bloggers do i bet it would  be a dream life for so many moms across the globe i’m a mom and a blogger myself and i’m  forever grateful to those bloggers who shared their income reports and inspired me to start my  blog about three years ago now i know people get easily offended these days and i’ve seen extensive  debates in the facebook groups around this topic of stay-at-home months and i’ve seen comments  from men who didn’t like the fact that they were not explicitly included in the conversations  about mommy blogs so just as a side note i have nothing against full-time working moms and  corporate jobs i also have nothing against dads and some of them run great parenting websites okay  don’t get any of this personal the purpose of this video is to review how pinterest helps websites in  the parenting niche and the rest is your personal choice and i’m not here to advise or just of  any of these matters i want this video to be an inspiration for you but not only that i will  show you exactly how these successful mummy bloggers get free traffic from pinterest and how  they monetize their sites in the parenting niche hi i’m anastasia of anastasiablogger.com i share  online business and pinterest marketing tips on this channel on thursdays so if that’s what you  would like to learn about then hit subscribe and click that bell button to get notified  about my new videos just to remind you this video is a part of series in which i cover  how pinterest works for different niches i already published videos covering  how pinterest works for food bloggers for home decor and diy niche for fashion blogs and  personal finance blogs and many many other niches well i’ll just give you a link to a playlist  that includes all this niche reviews and the link will be in the top right corner and also in the  description below this video so i will start with this blog called the realistic mama and her income  report for october 2019 says that she made 24 000 and actually a little bit more if we look at  her income streams she made about a thousand dollars with advertising and then affiliate  income made about eighteen thousand dollars which is the biggest chunk of her income for that  month she also sold a little bit uh of her ebook and then she sold her organizer and also she sold  about almost five thousand dollars in her courses it’s also interesting to have  a look in chronological order in at her income reports for different years  so when she started in 2014 she made about 10 000 15 she made 79 so it’s a pretty big jump  from ten thousand to seventy nine thousand dollars and then she’s uh in 2016 she made 84 and from  there her income grew really quickly and in 2018 she made in total over 367 000 i noticed that in  many of her income reports she emphasizes that she only works on her blog part-time about 20 hours  a week so like i said a lot of moms would dream to have this kind of lifestyle and this kind of  income while working from home and spending time with their kids if we look at the top menu of  her blog we’ll see that the main categories here are motherhood which includes marriage kids family  and also easy recipes and healthier lifestyle as a category and also other categories on her blog are  how to start a blog and income reports and then she also has a store where she obviously sells her  own products and mainly these are some printables like organizers uh family organizer live planner  and also 175 best date ideas now if we switch to herp interest account we’ll see that it’s a pretty  strong account with almost 5 million monthly viewers and these are the posts that she’s been  saving from her site lately you will see that most of them are actually in the parenting and mommy  blog niche but there is one thing that i noticed and which is not really good if you’re trying  to look at her account as a good example uh there is a big mistake here it’s a repetitive  pinning because if you scroll down the feed you will see that it’s all the time the same five or  four or five posts and um they are repeated very close to each other these pins so it makes her  feed look pretty repetitive but she definitely heavily relies on pinterest for traffic because  you can see here that she starts every blog post with a pinterest optimized image it’s a vertical  image with a text overlay and then if you scroll down to the to the blog post and she has several  uh pins inside the post as well and you can see that at the end of the post she is also inviting  users to follow her on pinterest using this quite big widget so basically you can just google  pinterest widget builder and here you will click on profile and then if you insert here your  pinterest user url and you select the type of of the widget that you want to add to your site here  you can then grab copy paste the code from here and insert it in the place where you want to  have it on your site and now we’re looking at the income report by the blogger called  casey croggings and that’s actually the domain of her blog it’s an income report for for august  2020 so it’s pretty recent and if we scroll down a little bit we can see exactly what are the  income streams i just zoomed in so you can see that her affiliate income was 1200 dollars from  us she made with ad thrive two thousand dollars and youtube ads which i assume is because she  has also a youtube channel she she made of 258 so the total income from ads on her blog was 2 452  and then she also has some products of her own and she sells through etsy and made 200 there and also  using her blog shop and tripwires she made 350 so the total as i said was 4 and 200 and now  we can have a look at her pinterest profile and you will notice something interesting  that for 11 000 followers that she has her profile is a very strong uh monthly viewership  it’s almost 10 million 9.3 million monthly viewers and if you scroll down you’ll see that she’s  saving lots of pins not only from her own site but actually i opened the board that’s  called bestofcasescroggings.com.com so these are the pins that she saved from her site  so we can have a look at the style and also at the categories and you will see here that she’s  using a lot of her original photos if you look at this board you will see what are approximately  the colors and what is the style of her pins she is using this light and bright colors and if i  look here at the description of the board though i would say that it’s a little bit risky to  use this strategy and add so many keywords in one board description that’s because pinterest  doesn’t encourage at all keyword stuffing if you go to pinterest’s content tips on this page they  specifically talk about keyword stuffing they say as you write use complete sentences and make sure  to include a call to action work relevant keywords into your descriptions but stay away from keyword  staffing and now i’d like to show you another income report from a mommy blogger she actually  is talking about her blogging stuff on a separate blog that it’s called the basics of blogging.com  and here she’s publishing her income reports but they are the income reports for her parenting and  her mommy blog pregnancy actually pregnancy blog so the pregnancy blog she has it’s called  swaddles and bottles and here is how it looks and the income report we’ll be looking at is  for december 2017 she made 11 000 in that month and at that time she says that she has about  2.6 million monthly viewers on pinterest and that’s when she made 11 000 and it’s interesting  that in her income report she also goes over her traffic sources and if we scroll down a little bit  we’ll see here that pinterest is her number one source of traffic she actually explains why she’s  been so successful with pinterest she says that because she understands pinterest algorithm this  algorithm takes many things into account your profile your activity your popularity on pinterest  your website and most importantly those keywords that’s actually what i’m always talking about  it’s about pinterest seo i have a course called pinterest seo traffic secrets but i also have a  video that explains how to use seo search engine optimization on pinterest and i will give you a  link to that video in the top right corner and also in the description below this video i find  this income report very interesting because she shows exactly how she made this money and with  which affiliate programs and just with amazon links in her blog post she made almost thousand  five thousand eight hundred and ninety five dollars she made just with affiliate links uh to  amazon products in one month of december 2017. now december is usually the month when people  buy a lot of presents and that’s normal to get a lot more inc affiliate income in that month  but actually it’s impressive how much money you can make with simple links to amazon products that  people buy for their everyday needs and you don’t have to always link to some expensive courses to  make decent amount of money with affiliate links she also compares her income from january 2017  and december 2017 with ads on her site she had a pretty big significant growth of traffic to her  side in that month in december and so she made four thousand dollars just with ads on the blog  if we look at her pinterest profile we’ll see 8.4 million monthly viewers if you have a quick look  at her profile you will notice that it’s pretty focused on pregnancy topic and parenting and when  i close up the pins i will see that all of them are linked to her side and i  wanted to show you this profile specifically for this reason because there is  a very common misconception about pinterest maybe you’ve read it somewhere in outdated advice  on pinterest marketing that you have to save about 80 percent of your pins from other sites but  this is not true pinterest values us as content creators so i actually recommend everywhere in my  videos and also in my course that you should save about 80 from your own site and only about 20  should be dedicated to content curation you as a website owner are valued on this platform as a  content creator and you know in general it’s okay to start exploring the topic and learning about  pinterest from whatever information is available on different blogs but eventually no  one can guarantee that you will find an up-to-date advice and that it won’t cost you  your account because some outdated advice about pinterest would suggest you for example that you  should save a pin linked to the same page about 10 times a day and that will boost your traffic to  that post that’s completely wrong it’s not only not going to help you boost traffic it can even  get your account suspended pretty quickly that’s why i think it might be worth joining a paid  program that has all the up-to-date information like for example my pinterest seo traffic secrets  course because you’ll always get in it the latest updates about pinterest and you won’t be wasting  your time searching for the right pinterest tips and actually experimenting these bad tips on your  pinterest account and risking to get it suspended so if you want to dive into all the details about  the up-to-date pinterest marketing strategies that really work then i will give you a link to my  course in the top right corner and also in the description below this video and i also have  to mention that the course comes with access to my student-only facebook group for support  and i personally reply to your questions there daily so there is no a big delay if you have  a question or something unexpectedly changed on pinterest you can go into the group ask  your question make a screenshot and i’ll get back to you within maximum 24 hours on the other  hand if you’re totally new to pinterest and you don’t even know how this platform could work for  your blog or for your website or for your niche then you should just check out my free pinterest  master class i will also give you a link in the top right corner and in the description below this  video now let’s get back to income reports and the next one is from what mommy does blog and lina is  sharing a lot of in income streams that she has on on the blog and in the last incoming board that  she published for april 2016 she made four hundred and sixty four dollars of which uh 840 were made  with her ebook and then she made one thousand and one hundred dollars with sponsored posts and also  she has about 2800 as advertising in her income on her blog plus affiliate sales 2688 and now i’ll  show you really quickly her pinterest profile she has 2.7 million monthly viewers which is slightly  lower than i’ve seen on other previous accounts but i think that although lena relies on pinterest  seo which is great and it helps her account stay relatively strong on on the platform i can  tell that she’s been using very busy pin design for example if we look at this pin you will see  that the background is pretty busy and so this text overlay doesn’t pop up so strong and the same  problem happens with many of her pins actually which i think that on pinterest it can hurt your  um reach and you and the number of saves and people simply cannot catch so quickly what your  pin is about if we compare her other pins that we’ve seen previously with this one that has clean  and minimalistic design i think Lena probably would get much better results if most of her pins  were done in this minimalistic style if you have any questions about blogging or driving traffic  from pinterest let me know in the comments below this video and before you leave here are my other  videos that are perfectly complementary to what i shared with you today you can check them out here  and there and i’ll see you in the next videos you

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