I have many moms ask me what they can do working from home. There are many answers to that (and you can find several right here on this blog). I would say that no matter which route you choose to go online, you will need to have your own website.
I have recommended Bluehost to host your websites, and you can always get a domain name at Namecheap.com or GoDaddy.com (I prefer Namecheap because it comes with privacy protection…that’s important when you have kids).
While it’s important to have all that in place, it’s just as important to know what you’re going to do with it. You have to have a plan of action for your website. What are your online goals? In a future post we’ll go over business planning, but here is some food for thought for you:
- Choose a niche topic and blog about it
- Create niche websites covering a variety of topics
- Create an authority site about your topic of choice
- Set up a website for your existing business
- Sell crafts
- Offer services (such as site creation or ghostwriting)
As you can see, there are a large number of different reasons you need a website. The good news is that web hosting is incredibly inexpensive these days (we’re talking under $10 per month). All you need is a domain name (included with Bluehost hosting at the time of writing), and a plan for what you’re going to do and you will be good to go.
The best part is that no matter what you decide to do, there will always be room on your host should you expand your plans or change your mind. I have many different websites out there and there is no problem at all with this since there is so much room on web hosts these days.
What is your website going to be about?
(Psssst…don’t forget to pick up your two free Work at Home Mom eBooks…they’ll help you get started.)