First, some exciting news: I launched Coffee Talk for Mamas yesterday evening! You can check it out here 🙂
That blog has been a labor of love. Some of you may be wondering why I decided to start a second blog when I still plan on blogging on this one. The first reason is that I had been wanting to write a book (which I did, The Beginner’s Guide to Blogging), and in order to create a guide for new bloggers, I wanted to actually walk through the steps of creating a blog rather than trying to remember. Remembering is one thing (doesn’t it always seem easier?), actually setting up a blog is completely different.
And, truth me told, I had been wanting to start a second blog for quite some time. As much as I love the frugal millionaire and all that it’s become, I felt (and still feel) a little limited on what I can write about. Coffee Talk for Mamas will encompass everything I want to write about and, because the name is general, I can add new topics as the blog (and me) grow.
I’m a few months in to this whole managing-two-blogs-thing and I have to say that so far it is going better than expected. While I don’t necessarily recommend everyone having two (or more) blogs, here is why it’s working for me.
The Benefits of Having Two Blogs
I get to reach more people
Having a personal finance blog and a mama blog allows me to reach a wide range of people – those that are looking to improve their finances and those that are moms. I am so passionate about both subjects and am happy I get to talk about both of them as often as I’d like!
You want to write about what you love and make money from it, too?! It’s easy! Simply start a blog 🙂 And, if you purchase your blog through my Bluehost link (Bluehost is a hosting service that I highly recommend), you’ll receive my book – The Beginner’s Guide to Blogging – for free! Just email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) after you purchase your hosting and I’ll send your book over immediately!
I increase my chances of doubling my income
I make money blogging four different ways: Placing ads on my site, affiliate sales, sponsored posts and product sales. With two sites, I can use fewer ads overall but make just as much, if not more, money than if I only had one site with a few different ads. I can mention affiliate products on both sites, which increases my chances at making a sale, I can apply for a variety of sponsored posts since I’m appealing to two different audiences, and I can create a wider range of products.
I can talk about more subjects
This is probably my favorite reason for having more than one blog. I get to talk about all sorts of things that I enjoy! Perhaps you have a super niche blog but want to branch out? Maybe it’s time you picked up a second blog! A good amount of bloggers I know have more than one blog, and it’s simply because they are passionate about more than one subject. This blogging thing, you guys, is awesome. I love how you can create your own little business and brand just by blogging!
Having two blogs has been anything but boring 🙂 I’m constantly brainstorming ideas for both blogs – post ideas, product ideas, sponsors to join, marketing plans and more.
Would you ever consider starting a second blog?! If so, what would it be about?!