Blogging: How To Start Your Own Kid Blogging Team
Who would’ve thought a homeschool project would turn into a profitable online business and book contracts for my three girls (9, 11, and 12 years old)? I finally agreed to let my girls have their own blog in 2009, even though they asked for many years. My goals were modest: Work on their English and Typing skills, because they were already strong in Math and Science. I would teach them “real-time” by correcting and editing their posts.
Within 6-months, they started making money through writing gigs, sponsorships, advertisers, and beta testing or development contracts to share their “kids’ perspective.”
However, it wasn’t until they secured book contracts that I finally knew blogging was paying off; it was based on their writing skills in their least favorite subject: History.
The “Making History FUN!” children’s book series is also a homeschool project. The girls research fun facts for their chosen U.S. President and add their own Art, Science, Math, and other projects for each fact. The girls are becoming little historians, and teaching me as we progress together.
Just like blogging, my girls’ technical skills and patience as video producers, digital designers, SEO and html specialists far exceed my own abilities, which is fine with me because I despise that stuff. It also creates a Win-Win-Win situation because I delegate what I don’t like, they have fun learning and making money, and our readers benefit from the end-product.
How To Create Your Kid Blogging Team
- Getting Kids Started with Online Technology—I started my girls with email and progressed to instant messaging, document sharing, and then blogging.
- Free Internet Safety Software and Add-Ons—Keeping Your Kids Safe Online—No software can be successful without my first rule: parental involvement and oversight. However, all of our computers have each of these software installed.
- Download your FREE copy of How to Start a Kid Blog for Fun & Profit ebook by my 12 year old JuJu Sabra by joining the Kid Bloggers Club email list, or getting it on Kindle for 99-cents.
Info about How to Start a Kid Blog for Fun & Profit:
This ebook is a true treasure to anyone who wishes for their children to follow JuJu’s great example and learn the virtues of a beneficial hobby or maybe even permanent profession!
It is not aimed at just the children but parents as well. It provides countless tips & benefits of starting a blog. I was particularly impressed with the very good selection of free programs available that parents can use to protect their children online.
The text was simple, down to the point, and easy to understand but still effective. Overall, it was a very pleasurable read and I would happily recommend it to anyone without any hesitation! ~ The Ummah Design Kid Blogging Team
Ponn is a devout Muslim, wife, and homeschool mom of three girls. After her first child was born, she left her high-profile government appointment to travel the country and world. Twelve years later, Ponn and her hubby are trying to settle down in Southern CA. A best-selling author and solopreneur, Ponn founded American Muslim Mom—the #1 ranked online community and blog network for Muslim Moms in the world. Ponn shares her love for online entrepreneurship with her kidpreneurs, as they share their experiences and tips at Kid Bloggers Club.
Have you thought about getting your kids involved in blogging? What questions do you have?