In the spirit of inspiring more moms, I'm highlighting a different mompreneur and her story every Monday for the next few months.
These women are hardworking, amazing mommas who are balancing family life and creative business life. They are at varying levels with their blogging business. Some are just getting started. Some have been blogging for years.
Each mom offers a different perspective on what works (and doesn't work) for her when it comes to being a mompreneur.
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Interview with Ramona, owner of TheDigiCrafter.com
What's the name of your blog? What do you blog about?
The name of my blog is The DigiCrafter. I blog about all the different ways, using technology, that moms can record and share their family stories. Whether it be through a family blog, through digital scrapbooking or social media, I encourage moms to write their family stories and share them with present and future generations. I consider myself a family story guru!
How long have you been blogging and what made you decide to start a blog?
I have been blogging for about 9 years but not under this blog name the whole time. I started out sharing digital scrapbook supplies that I made and it was on a simple blogger blog. Over the years, I have progressed and worked to refine my message and market. I love to write, so blogging has always been a great fit! And I've always been fascinated with family history and scrapbooking and stories in general. Bringing them all together has been a fun process!
How many children do you have? Ages? What do they think about you being a blogger?
I have 6 children. My oldest is 20 then the ages go 18, 16, 13, 11 and 8. For the most part, I think they are supportive of what I do! Recently my oldest returned home from an LDS mission and I was showing him how he could start his own blog for music lessons and as I was explaining the importance of knowing your niche and how to use that to advertise on social media, he said, “Wow, you know more about all this stuff than I thought you would.” I guess even a stay at home mom of lots of kids can learn a thing or two about marketing!
What's your favorite thing about blogging?
I love solving problems and teaching people! I'm an incredible introvert so teaching in a traditional classroom would never work for me. But through writing and videos, I love being able to connect with people and share the things I've learned! It's an amazing feeling. And when I hear from the people I've helped, that is a complete rush!
What your least favorite thing about blogging?
I struggle most with the planning. I always intend to do an editorial calendar, be ahead, have great posts for holidays done in advance, but I'm still way too much in the “fly by the seat of my pants” mode and I need to change that!
What's your favorite blogging tool that you simply cannot go without and why?
As crazy as it sounds, I'm very old school and my favorite blogging tool is a new notebook and pen! I am constantly planning, jotting down notes and ideas and they flow best through pen to paper.
What's the best advice you would give to a mom looking to start her own mompreneur business?
Learn all you can FIRST about your target market. Know who you are marketing to. I didn't understand this for far too long in the process and it really slowed things down! Know your person, your tribe and then solve their problems! If you can do this, you can be successful. Oh and don't give up. Know that a lot of consistent small steps will be more effective than one or two huge leaps!
Just for fun: If you were a beverage, which beverage would you be?
Oh most definitely a Diet Mountain Dew with mango, cherry and coconut!
Want to connect with Ramona?
Visit her blog: https://www.
Grab her freebie: https://www.thedigicrafter.
Follow her on Pinterest: https://www.
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