How To Start A Blog

  • 11 Best Online Side Hustles of 2020

    11 Best Online Side-Hustles of 2020

    March 17,2020 by Brittany Hutchings

     

     

    Are you a stay at home mom, working mom, college student mom, on the lookout for legitimate work from home jobs? Do you wish to increase your income while enjoying family-time or earn some money from a side hustle? Then look no further because you have come to the right spot.

    I know,  I know. You’re probably a little skeptical. I was too at first. I was a broke, young struggling single mom of two. I worked two jobs while going to college full time (back then it was ALL online, so I could pull off doing all 3. No. Not recommended for everyone.) I often found myself scanning the web hours on end to find a way to make a little extra money. But then Pinterest pointed me in the right direction.

    Below I have listed just a hand few of legitimate work from home jobs that have a pretty good pay scale and can provide you with high income that you’ve been searching for. Start earning money from your couch…or kitchen table. Wanna know the best part? These jobs require little to no experience. Anyone with a smartphone/laptop and a reliable internet connection can do it. It’s that easy.

    Eager to see what online jobs I have for you? Then please keep reading 😊

    Below, I’ve categorized these different freelance jobs under three main heads for easy convenience.

     

     

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    TRANSCRIPTION SITES:

    Transcription jobs are easily one of my favorites because the job requirements are very easy. In my opinion, it is like data entry. The best part of transcription jobs is that they are perfect for newbies just starting out or skilled transcriptionists. A transcriptionist’s job is to convert audio/video files into written format. For example, I have an audio file that needs to be transcribed. To do this, the audio/file would be talking while I would be writing EXACTLY what was said. When the job is finished you simply submit it to the client. That’s it!

    Seriously, there’s TONS and TONS of online work for transcriptionists. As the popularity of videos is exploding all over the internet, the need for transcriptionists is rapidly growing.


    1. TranscribeMe: TranscribeMe is a great site for beginners to start with but the only downfall is that it requires a basic transcription test before you can start working.
    2. Tigerfish: Tigerfish is one of the largest transcription sites that pay very well and enables freelancers to earn an income right from your comfy couch. It offers a vast variety of jobs from quick and simple to lengthy and time consuming (pay is typically better)
    3. SpeakWrite: If you are wanting to make that extra mula one the side with little effort- then this site is for you! You can literally earn up to a solid 3K in ONE MONTH by working here. If you have the skills- I highly encourage you to join.
    4. Scribie: Scribie is one of my personal favorites because not only does it provide ample opportunity for freelancers, its another website that provides you with ample income. All that is required is simple transcription tasks and a clear understanding of the English language as an English test is required.
    5. Quickate: The cool thing about Quicktate is that they will literally pay you for every 4 words that you transcribe successfully.  Another perk-weekly payment.

     

     

    EDITING AND PROOF-READING JOBS:

    While editing requires you to study a document for sentence structure, clarity, and flow, proof-reading includes reviewing the document as the final step before submitting it to the client. As a proofreader- it is important to read the document several times to ensure that the document is free of spelling & grammatical errors. The incredible perk to this job- earn up to $4,000 a month.

    These top reliable sites for where you can apply for editing and proof-reading jobs to work from home include the following:

    1. Proofreadingcom: Yet another site where you can apply for editing /proofreading jobs. You can either choose to work full time or part-time based on your choice. The site provides you with enough work to be able to earn extra money depending on the number of hours you want to put in.
      1.  Domainite:  You will have to edit a sample piece so if you do well then you will receive a contract from the site. This site is great for beginners and to learn new opportunities.
      2. Kibin: Most popular sites where you can apply for editing/proofreading; If you have the skills and keen eye to make a piece of writing well to better, then I encourage you to apply on this site and produce a decent amount of income for yourself.

     

    VIRTUAL ASSISTANT JOBS:

    Becoming a Virtual Assistant is one of the best when it comes to earning an income online. If you’ve always dreamt of working in an office but you’re unable to- make your dreams come to reality by becoming and VA. As a VA, your earning potential can easily be as high as $25 per hr as a complete newbie with zero experience to $100 per hour as an experienced VA! How nuts is that?!

    If you’re eager to get started working from home and being your own boss, keep reading below for an organized list of best Virtual Assistant Online jobs that pay the best!

    By now most of us have heard of Pinterest. Well good news! It’s possible to work for Pinterest without applying to one of those fancy LA office-based jobs but instead, right from your couch! The wonderful thing about Pinterest is that there are over 70+ million active users. Think about how many small business owners are on Pinterest looking for that perfect online assistant to help keep them organized, pin pins, create new pins, and much, much more. One of the best perks of being a Pinterest VA is that you can set your own rates. One of my known clients charges anywhere from $75-100/hour depending on the task. Although for beginners just starting out it is typically around $15-20/hour (which isn’t bad at all!)

    Here are a few legit companies that are currently looking for Virtual Assistants:

    1. Time etc:  This leading Virtual Assistant company pays to complete various tasks for clients. Pay is around $12-$18 per hour.
    2. Virtual Office VA – Virtual Office VA hires virtual assistants to work with top real estate businesses, agents, investors, and some small businesses. This company hires virtual assistants to work with some of the top real estate earners, investors & agents, however, they also assist small businesses with tasks that do not require a license or someone to physically be there. Starting pay is $10to $15 an hour
    3. Fancy Hands: This company pays anywhere between $2.50 to $7 per task and goes up from there.

    Now that you are aware and familiar with just SOME of the amazing work from home job opportunities, hop on board and see which suits you best! And remember, practice makes perfect.

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  • How To Start A Blog in 2020

     

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    How To Start a Blog In 2020

    by: Brit Hutchings

     

     

     

    Curious about how to start a blog? By now, it’s safe to assume you know what a blog is, but you’re unsure of how to start your blog. Starting a blog can leave you feeling clueless, confused + overwhelmed. Have no fear (or doubt!), I’m here to help you set up your very first blog for free. My free instructional guide will show you how to simply create a blog that is user AND creator-friendly + hassle-free.

    I started my blog and it soon opened doorways for me that I only dreamt of when I was younger. I really didn’t think that it was legit to make money from blogging. Some may even consider it “not a real job”. But it is, and I am here to show you how it’s possible.

    When I went through my divorce, my daughters were still very young + I was working fulltime/overtime in the health field (even brought my babies to work with me on the 3rd shift because I didn’t always have a babysitter). I even added full-time schooling to my already overwhelmingly large plate.  My difficult time drove me to get my sh*t together. The girls + I moved out of my parents + into our new home + it was just “us” for a while. Next was to quickly learn how to tightly manage my monthly bills (thanks mom, I owe ya!) since it was the first time being on my own as a newly single mom. Eventually, everything started to turn around. It HAD to because I was sick + tired of living “paycheck to paycheck” all on my own feeling stuck. I was terrified + dreaded having to pick and chose which bills were a top priority to pay + which ones to pay next paycheck. (Yup, that was me!) So, I did my research. A lot of research over some time. + decided it was time for a change. Now I have my own blog + I’m helping other single moms (+ all other mamas) start their blogging business just liked I did!

    Listen, I get it.  Starting a blog can seem intimidating and overwhelming. But this free guide is all about blogging for beginners + will teach you how to be a successful blogger WITH NO EXPERIENCE. Just basic computer skills + a strong passion for something that lights your soul on fire. Seriously. That’s. It.

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    Here’s a quick glance at what I’ll go over with you.

    1. Choosing a topic
    2. Deciding on a personal domain name
    3. Chose a hosting platform (required for blogging)
    4. Publish the first blog post.

    In this blog, I will show you how to start a blog with WordPress ( I HIGHLY suggest the business plan, as when I signed up I chose the free plan and later discovered I would need to upgrade to use the key business features, and ended up spending MORE money than when I had first signed up….$200 worth.) and a hosting site through Bluehost. Don’t panic if you’re completely new to the blogging world (I was too!) + hear verbiage that makes you want to turn the other way- I will walk you through step-by-step so you can be well on your way to makin’ that money, honey!

    Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means if your purchase anything thr

    ough my links, I make a small percentage of it, at no extra cost to you.  BlueHost pays me when you purchase a hosting plan through my links, so my services are free of charge just for you. If you have any confusion or frustration, contact me and I will do it for you. For free. Cool, huh? 😊

    Step 1 + 2: Pick a catchy blog name and Domain name

    The very first step to creating a catchy blog name is choosing your topic. Make sure it’s something you are passionate about and are able to provide content that will help the reader in some form of way.

    If you’re feeling a little dazed + confused about choosing the perfect blog name, here are three different types of blogs:

    • Hobbies & passions.  Think about what your hobbies +other interests are. It can be anything such as cooking, cars, travel, beauty, parenting, or education. These are just some of the classic examples that should spark your brain.
    • Life experiences. Everyone has life lessons they have gone through and by sharing your experience, it can be incredibly helpful to others in the same or similar situations. For example, I recently started a business for single mothers on how to learn + earn extra money on the side. I teach and inspire them to create their own blog + be a thriving blogger. Think about the things you have endured in life + how it can make a positive impact on someone else.  (like a blog about being a stay at home mama), work (being a working mom or working single mom), or other life experiences (a blog about dealing with hardships like divorce, death, or an illness, and even happy events such as birth, marriage, adoption. The choice is wide open. If you’re thinking to yourself “but there’s already millions of blog about XYZ) Don’t let your mind get the best of you. Even though there are many blogs already out there, your own writing style and content are unique to you and you alone.

    >> Once you have a strong professional topic it’s time to get into the good stuff.  And remember, when you chose WordPress, it automatically does this for you if the domain name is not yet taken. 

     

    Step 3: Get your #bossmom blog online

    Now that you have your new professional-but-catchy domain name picked out, it’s time to get your blog online so it can be born. (You’ll eventually see what I mean by that, mamas.)

    To get your money-making blog up + running you first need a blog host.

    A blog host is a trusted company that stores all your blog files and delivers them to readers when they type in your blog name so you don’t have to do it.  NOTE: You must have a blog host in order to have a blog.

    People read blog sites to get a personal feeling on things they are currently experiencing + they want to leave feeling better, so most bloggers write in a very informal and conversational style. People like reading about life experiences and how to do something quick and easy.

    *This post contains affiliate links. That means that Bluehost compensates me whenever you purchase a plan through my link at no extra cost to you. *

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    REGISTER YOUR DOMAIN NAME WITH BLUEHOST

    I managed to work a special deal with BlueHost just for you!

    Why Bluehost

    I personally use BlueHost + I recommend them for any new bloggers because:

    **When you click on the links in this post, you will get 60% off the NORMAL COST OF STARTING a blog for my special discount of $3.95 a month. **

    >> They register your blog name for you for free + hassle-free, making it impossible for anyone else to steal your name.

    >> They offer free + simple installation of the WordPress blogging software (which is what I will show you how to set up + use)

    >> They have a 30-day money-back guarantee so if you are not happy for any reason at all you can get your money back.

    To register your domain name on Bluehost, click my link to get started.

    Next, click the “get started now”


    *side note* mamas, this is an incredible deal! Originally $7.99 per month to $2.75 a month! That’s cheaper than a monthly subscription to Netflix. As I’ve mentioned above, just for using my link to create your very own blog like I did, I want you to have a special discount to start something that will change your life and bring on new opportunities.

     

    Next, enter your new domain under the “new domain” box and click next.

    Next, you’ll get the basic sign up set up. It will ask you for your general personal information (address, payment method so you can get paid for all your hard work) keep going until you reach this page

    This is what I absolutely love about Bluehost. They make it cheap for you to essentially make bank. After a while, your blog will seriously pay for itself + then some. When I first started blogging, the whole “registering my domain name” was daunting to me because I presumed it would be expensive. I didn’t have expensive. I needed something very budget-friendly and Bluehost was the only company that didn’t require a 36 monthly payment upfront. However, if you prefer to pay upfront + not worry about a monthly payment, they do offer that option.

    Once you have completed your payment, you’re going to want to sign in to your Bluehost account and download WordPress (don’t worry, it’s already paid for😉). Click the home button at the top left corner, scroll to the bottom of the page + click install WordPress.

     

    Once it’s installed click “advanced options”

    You’ll want to make sure that “Automatically create a new database for this installation” and “I have read the terms and conditions of the GPLv2” are checked as well. Click “Install Now.”

    Check your email + save the email from Mojo. It’s all of your super personal information so keep it tucked away in a safe spot for later just in case you may need it.

    Now, log into your Bluehost dashboard and start browsing from 1,000’s of free themes. Customize them the way you want!

    CONGRATULATIONS! YOU DID IT! + I am SO proud of you, mama. This page will show you step by step on how to post your first blog! They even have videos tutorials for all you visual learners out there. WordPress breaks it down so it’s easily understood. 😊 Remember, you’ve got this + feel free to contact me if you have ANY questions or need help.

    I am here to guide you along the way.