Monetizing Mommy: Everything You Need to Know About Monetizing Mom Blogs In Three (short!) Acts

If you know my interest in blog monetization, you’ll understand why I’ve been glued to my feedreader since Katie Granju raised the topic of mommy (bloggers) making money this weekend in response to this article by Ann Douglas.

There are some great spin-off posts on popular mommy blogs that have erupted. Try this one from my fave fellow panelist (twice over!) Her Bad Mother, aka Catherine Connors. Or this thought-provoking one by Scary Mommy, a mommy I’d sure like to meet.

Want a summary of the latest chatter and the age-old discussion?

Let me present…

Everything You Need to Know About Monetizing Mom Blogs In Three (short!) Acts:

Act 1.

The Safe Summary:

 

Basic Question: Does Mommy Make Money Blogging?

Answer: Maybe.

 

Deep-Dive Question: How Much Does Mommy Make Blogging?

Answer: It All Depends.

 

Too safe? Here’s a more opinionated summary.

Act 2.

The Less-Safe Summary:

 

Basic Question: Does Mommy Make Money Blogging?

Answer: She should. (If she wants to.)

 

Deep-Dive Question: How Much Does Mommy Make Blogging?

Answer: If she has some traffic, gives it some time, and works hard, she could expect to make a full-time salary blogging.

 

Want to get down and dirty with numbers? Try this one.

Act 3.

The Down & Dirty Summary:

 

Basic Question: Does Mommy Make Money Blogging?

Answer: Some Mommies make major bucks. Some make good change. Some earn a good part-time living. Some don’t monetize and should. Some just do it for fun (and rightly so — if that’s their choice).

 

Deep-Dive Question: How Much Does Mommy Make Blogging?

Answer: If Mommy has a well-monetized blog with a few thousand visitors a day, she could reasonably make a $2,000-$3,000 a month. (Or, much, much more.) See some more hard numbers about what bloggers think it means to make a full-time income blogging here.

 

Overwhelming, the truth is this: There is no one way to monetize a blog (mom blogs included), and not everyone wants to do so. However, if you do want to monetize, there are many options, and with some traffic and dedicated readers, you absolutely can make blogging your full-time career.

 

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