Why a Homeschool Blog is Awesome for a Working Homeschool Mom
This post is not about how to start a homeschool blog. You can google ‘how to start a blog’ or this course looks like a good option.
I rather want to share with you why blogging is awesome for moms who work and homeschool. This is obviously from my experiences as someone who has been blogging, working and homeschooling since 2017. It’s been a wonderful experience so I hope that you’ll also catch the bug and start a homeschool blog!
We’re All in this Together!
I have met so many wonderful people through blogging. This has been so important for me because I’m generally an introvert and because I live in a small town without much of a homeschooling community. So the friends I’ve met online have been a lifeline for me!
As working homeschool moms, I feel that community is so incredibly important. It’s a tough path we’ve chosen, so knowing people in the same situation, is a balm during times of stress and anxiety. Having the feeling that I’m not alone, has helped me so much!
Another great things about community is getting ideas and inspiration. When I feel stuck or bogged down by something, I can go to my community for help. Somebody somewhere is bound to have experienced something similar. Or they might just spark an idea. It’s magical!
A Homeschool Blog Opens so Many Doors!
Through my blog, I’ve been offered so many opportunities. I’ve been lucky enough to write for BookShark and for iHomeschool Network. Not to mention being approached by brands and companies to try out their products.
My homeschool blog has also given me a different career path. It’s one that I’ve always dreamt of because it’s my passion to help women. I know it can be lonely and scary at the beginning as a working homeschool mom, so as a homeschool coach, I want to be there to support in any way that I can.
You Can Homeschool for Free!
We spend very little on homeschooling and this has a lot to do with my blog. I get weekly offers to try out programmes and homeschool products, which would be pricey if I had to buy them all. Even as a new homeschool blogger, you can get freebies. And then as you become more experienced, you can charge for posts.
I’m usually pretty picky about what we try, because my boys are neurodivergent and tend towards reluctance. So if we try something out and they stop enjoying it after a time, we chuck it. Getting things for free makes this much easier because I know it can be hard when you’ve paid a lot!
My Homeschool Blog Has Helped Me Process Some Tough Times
I’m a huge fan of journaling as a form therapy. And the same goes for a blog. My writing has helped me to process some really tough times. It’s also such a great form of self expression!
Parenting and homeschooling neurodivergent children can be a lot. My very first post was about the reason we had decided to homeschool. And subsequent posts about the same topic helped me to process the fear, anger and uncertainty.
It’s also a record of how far we’ve come in the last 5 years. So much has changed as we’ve learnt and grown together. And I love going back to see what we did before and what we do now. It’s a beautiful trip down memory lane.
Making a Living from Your Homeschool Blog
I’m not going to promise you that you can definitely make $10k from blogging in your first month. Of course, it’s possible but you have to be pretty lucky or have a huge audience elsewhere already. You have to remember that blogging takes a lot of dedication and hard work. And in order to make your blog grow and be successful, you need to be really consistent.
I’ve used my blog mainly as a hobby so have been pretty flaky at times. I can’t make a full-time income from it yet. But I’m working towards it. There are lots of reasons that I want to do this…
- I want to help people, especially moms who want to work and homeschool at the same time. It’s always been my calling and finding something that I can help people with, has given me oodles of motivation and determination. Not to mention the fact that I’m such a believer in being a working homeschool mom.
- I want to have complete control over my time. As an EFL teacher, I still have to open up my schedule enough to earn the money I need. Because if I don’t work, I don’t get paid. As a working homeschool mom, control over my time makes life so much easier!
- There is no ceiling to the amount of money you can earn with your blog. Not to mention the different types of revenue streams. You can earn from posts, affiliates, courses, printables and so much more!
- There’s the potential to earn passive income, which is the number one goal for me! I would like to be earning money as we worldschool on a beach in Hawaii! It’s the dream, right??
If you’re still on the fence about starting a homeschool blog, please feel free to reach out. I would love to answer any questions you may have.