Why Are So Many Millennial Moms Starting Blogs?
One in Five Millennial Moms Are Starting Blogs
You’ve probably wondered this question before, or if you haven’t, now you have. You’re hearing about blogging constantly. And most likely even one of your friends have started this strange new online hobby. But why? Why are SO MANY millennial mommies starting blogs today?
“In fact, one in five moms surveyed by BabyCenter have started a blog with substantial followers, and more than half reported plans to start their own business.”
I’m a millennial mom. I have two little girls, 4 years old and 2.5 years old, and a baby boy. And I’m a blogger. I fall into this statistic.
I did a bit of research and lots of phone interviews with other millennial blogging moms. And I finally got to the bottom of this.
The top three reasons why millennial moms are all starting blogs is fascinating, and it may prompt you to join in on this amazing online blogging party.
Think about these reasons while you go about your day today. And realize that the future online business scene is quickly changing. These up and coming mommies are not your average ‘mommy bloggers.’
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Millennial Moms Grew Up With The Online World – It’s Natural
Millennials are those born in the early 1980’s – 2000’s. They grew up with the internet, instant access to information, with cheap cell phones and picture messages. They started social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Pinterest.
The millennials are growing up and starting to have children. And these mommies are hyper connected to all the above mentioned social media sites.
They regularly post the cute pictures of their babies on Instagram and throw Pinterest style parties. Social media is second nature to them.
They are unafraid to be vocal with the world and share their advice. They are already active online – it is only natural that they start blogging to make money from what they already do daily.
Millennial Moms Are Too Smart and Passionate
Millennial moms are smart. They are educated.
“Since 1982, more bachelor’s degrees have been earned in the United States by women than by men. Women now also earn the majority of master’s degrees and doctoral degrees in the U.S. ” According to a study by the Pew Research Center and Mitch McConnell in 2014.
Because of our grandmothers, we want to be stay at home moms, and because of our own mothers, we want to be in the workforce.
Many millennial women have received an education and have become mothers. And if they decided to stay at home raising their children, they have searched for a creative outlet to continue to exercise their brains. They have turned to blogging. But it’s more than just blogging as you may be familiar with it, today these women are starting their own online business.
And to those millennial moms that work part or full time. They have also turned to starting their online businesses.
Building an online platform is essential today if you want to grow in any type of entrepreneurial venture.
These millennial mothers are passionate about taking care of their children and their families. But they are also invested in themselves.
Because a strong mother builds a strong family.
It Has Never Been Cheaper To Work From Home
When in history has it been possible for mothers to start a business making thousands from home that costs under $10 a month to start? If you know how to post on Facebook, pin on Pinterest and can type an email – you can start a blog.
Unlike a direct sales business, there is no need to host parties, or hold inventory, or even tap your friends for profit. You have the entire world at your fingertips.
Blogging allows you to be a mom while still passionately and productively use your education.
Millennial moms are smart. And they know that those followers on their social media accounts are valuable.
Those are the people that already love you and read our content. You have already built an audience and you may not even realize it.
When you start your blog and build your online business, you already have an audience to market to.
It’s an amazing time to live in!
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Don’t Miss Out on This Boom!
I highly encourage you to start a blog today. Not only is it a creative outlet, a way to interact with like minded adults and a fantastic way to make money from home – it is ridiculously inexpensive and the pay off is huge.
If you need a step by step guide, check out Blog by Number – the ebook and course for moms who want to start blogging. Over 5,000+ moms have taken the course! I went from making $0 with my blog to over $20,000 per month in under two years. I’d love to help you do it too!
Just imagine how large your following will be a year from how if you start today.
Even if you don’t have a product idea yet, it will come, and when it does, you will have a large audience that already love you.
Let me know in the comments below, are you a millennial mom and are you thinking about starting a blog?
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This is such a great article! Thank you for taking the time to write it and post it. I am a registered dietitian and just recently started a blog. I appreciate your tips!
I’m an older millennial mom (born in 1985) and I’ve been blogging 2010. It just seemed like a natural way to document my pregnancy. Then I started earning money from it, so I kept going, lol. Now I am more strategic. I blog about (single) parenting, homeschooling, and working from home.
I love this post! I’ve been blogging for almost 2 years now and I’ve learned so much! It’s wild how much the blogging landscape has changed over the years and continues to evolve!
I’m an older millennial mom and started my blog almost a year ago to share my knowledge and passion for all things holistic living. I had become somewhat of a go-to person among my friends and family for wellness advice and finally figured, why not use a blog as an outlet for it? It’s been both a rewarding and at times frustrating venture but I’ll never regret embarking on it ♡
I’m a millennial mom and I started a blog of my own. I’m a Nurse Anesthetist and after having my 16 month old I’m no longer interested in taking call, doing shift work, or being obligated to work certain holidays. I want to be home with my daughter. I want the flexibility to be there when she’s sick, attend her school functions, and help out in her classroom. The thing is, I still want my career as well. So, my blog is for the mom who wants it all. I help moms balance motherhood and their careers while also maintaining a sense of self. Suzi I’m enrolled in your blog by numbers coursing and it really helping me to achieve my goals as a millennial mom blogger!
Oh Keyona! I’m so happy to hear that! You sound like a rockstar mom – and I know you can do it – while helping others reach their goal too! Thank you!!
I’m a couple of years off of being a millennial mom but my friends and I feel the same way. We have little kids and want to be with them – have more freedom than a “typical” job can provide.
Going from a college graduate with a very lucrative career to stay at home mom was an EXTREMELY tough transition for me. As thankful and blessed as i felt for the opportunity to stay home and raise our babies, I found myself getting a little depressed because i didn’t feel mentally stimulated in a way that i was used to and craved. I started doing little crafts to sell but they were too time consuming with little income potentional. I turned to blogging because it was challenging, mentally stimulating and allowed me to have a creative outlet while also bringing in extra income for our family. It truely allowed me to turn my passion into a business and follow my dreams! Blogging is definitely not easy and the income didn’t happen over night. There were many times i wanted to give up but blogging actually helps me feel like a better mom and wife:) great post!
Oh Brooke, I can so relate to your story! I think that’s why blogging is such an amazing outlet for millennial moms who have a degree but decided to stay at home. It’s the best of both worlds – but like you said – it takes time and hard work. Which can be a blessing and a curse – because we love the challenge 🙂 Thank you for the open and honest comment – I wish we could have a playdate! 🙂 xx
I love this thank you for your inspiration!
I’m not a Millennial Mom. I’m a Baby Boomer Mom. I just turned 60 and just retired from teaching, but since I’ve worked in several states, my retirement is about half of what I made before. My goal is to share my teaching experience and make an extra $1,000 a month. If I end up making more than that, I will definitely start traveling more! Finding you, Suzi, was like finding a diamond in a haystack. Most of your courses are very affordable and I love your teaching style! Thanks for sharing what you know to help others improve themselves. It means a lot. Luckily, I have a 29-year-old baby who keeps reminding me that I can do this. I’m smart enough to figure this out! So far, I believe her! – PS my website is still under construction, but I’m getting closer every day thanks to you!
I am so proud of you Shana! You can definitely do this – and you have so much experience to share! Please keep me updated and let me know if you need anything for your blog. 🙂
I don’t have the tech background, but I am going to do this somehow. I am a stay home grandma and want to continue to be a stay home grandma. I am helping raising my grandchildren, homeschooling and well grandma does everything that is needed when grandbabies are living in the same house. But money is tight my husband is the only one working. So we could use a second income. I use to be a sewing and quilting teacher and I loved that job. I loved to see people reach there goals and teach how relaxing and fun sewing can be. I can’t wait to start teaching classes on line. I first have to learn all that tech stuff that I didn’t have growing up.
Susan, you can do this! Sewing and quilting is very popular right now online – and many of us do not have our grandmas anymore – so finding a grandma online to help us could be God send! 🙂 The BBN course can help you with the tech side if you need it. Let me know how you progress, I’m rooting for you!
I have spent the past 9 months working on my website / blog. I monetized it with Google Adsense and Amazon. My niche is about baby sleep but I go over all baby topics in general. I don’t share too many pictures of my son, or talk about what goes on in my daily life, because I feel like people are more interested in solving their own problems rather than listen to the stories and problems of others ( that is just me anyways ) so when I see mom blogs that go on and on about their grocery store trip and how sammy broke his ankle and the ER doctor was “so nice” – well, good for them, not for me. I try to offer value to my readers, as you do, by trying to solve their problems in the baby department. I wanted to keep it focused on baby sleep problems, but there is only so many baby sleep problems you can talk about before it starts to get redundant. So anyway,, I hope you check out my blog and let me know what you think? I haven’t made that much money , in fact I have only made about $30 in adsense, because all my traffic is coming from Pinterest and Facebook. I am still waiting for Google to rank my posts. You know how it is when you have a new website and waiting on Google to start indexing and ranking you.
Hey Sophia! I love your mission behind your blog! If it’s a brand new site, it can take up to 18 months before Google starts to see you as a “real site” and ranks you. Of course this can happen earlier if you hustle and get authority backlinks – but it takes time. My first few years are always spend focusing on Pinterest – and now, after a few years, my Google traffic is picking up steadily! Let me know if you need anything else!!
“Because of our grandmothers, we want to be stay at home moms, and because of our own mothers, we want to be in the workforce.”
This totally spoke to me!! I’d never really thought of it this way but this is exactly right. I feel the need to be home with the kids but I also want to “work” doing something that I love and enjoy.
All of this makes sense. I’ve often wondered if there was any point in starting another mom/lifestyle blog but I think (especially after reading this) that the answer is yes! This the nature of our generation. There’s lots of amazing mom bloggers but there is still room for more. 🙂
Of course!!! Your voice is unique and you have advice and tips to share! 🙂 I’m a terrible writer, but I love technology and teaching others, so if I can do it, you can too!
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