Boomer Blogger Wendy here -- I love every minute I am working here! I really do!
It's time to Pay It Forward... share the masses of knowledge in your brain with the world. If you can write - you can blog! AND -- with a blog, you can earn and income and do so much more too!
Do you want to know how to write a blog or website for fun and profit? I hope so - this is a fun, rewarding, work-from-home business that is totally yours. You choose which direction and how far to go with it.
Every single retiree has something to share with the world. Heck, we have a lifetime of knowledge (education, family, work years, hobbies, travel, community work) that someone out there wants to learn about.
Hey, If you are interested, I have 30-minute chats to help you get started!
Just a free consult, mostly for retirement issues, but also for home business! Call me!
First, let's explore WHY you want to consider a website or blog. It's about how to build passive income online.
Passive income comes 24.7 after you get your site set up, assuming you have visitors to the site. This isn't easy... you must take action, write many pages on you site, market your site, use great keywords... but it is possible to earn income, from home, with a simple website/blog.
Why do you think so many Stay-at-Home-Mom's have blogs? They earn a decent income while staying at home with the kids. If busy moms can do this, so can you.
Do you have a niche yet? You really need a specific topic for an income producing blog... try this free Discover your Niche ebook.
Read this conversation with a retiree from Australia who was picking her niche... it shows how many different idea can be split or expanded upon! Niche selection is so important. Here is a second conversation.
Do you love Las Vegas, Crafts, Living Green, Candles, or Poodles? You can make money off your website -- with your own personal interests.
You really need to choose a niche -- something you can write many pages about and probably already have knowledge in (or research can get boring), a topic you won't lose interest in, and that you are passionate about. Then your writing will bring you success!
OK -- you know why you need a website/blog, and there are many choices.
To me, there are three choices:
You will need to buy a URL (website name). I use GoDaddy.com, it's easy to search to see if the names are available or not -- many ideas you'll come up with are already taken. Just keep trying (and if possible, always go with a .com - which is most commonly used).
Learn more here about registering your domain name.
I use Solo Build It for this website, and I just love it.
However, if your decision is to use Word Press, my recommendation for a host is www.MomWebs.com. I personally use them and their support is just awesome! I always have issues, lots of questions and support is very good with me!
I have tried many hosts (believe me, many...) and always disliked Wordpress because of my inability to work the back end of these blogs. Support helped me and now I log right into the WordPress site and get busy working! It still scares the heck out of me to be working at that level on the site, but I do it.
Finally, Ask Mom'sWebs.com support to activate your WP account and they will send the link and login information. Done!
Now you can start writing and organizing your site for visitors to find what they seek there. You might also do audio or video.
Need some Online Writing Tips to get you started? Be YOU. Write as you speak so that your personality comes through... if not, today's readers will be bored and not visit your site. Really...
You can even make a blog, for income, and never even write... yes, you don't have to be a writer! Learn about PLR (private label rights) here.
Hire help through fiverr.com to get this all started. You can also earn income from Fiverr to pay your blog expenses.
Promoting your Online Business: Marketing. As a 35-year government employee, before retirement, I never did anything with marketing. I have worked online for ten years with various websites and never considered marketing. Just not in my vocabulary…. until recently. I learned my marketing from NAMS means Novice to Advanced Marketing Systems.
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