I am so excited to announce my new series called Mama Profile that will be published each Saturday morning. These profiles will feature another mom and how they make money online.
Without further ado, meet Remy Bernard.
Remy is a stay at home mom of three and the owner of Miss Mamie’s Cupcakes. Before kids and her blog, Remy was a professional chef and even held an internship with one of the top restaurants in Norway at only 23.
After that experience, Remy moved to New York to pursue baking full time. She started writing online about her experience in the food industry, which opened her eyes up to a second passion, writing. In the midst of starting and growing her family, Remy started Miss Mamie’s Cupcakes as a site for detailed reviews and guides. Her site is loaded with helpful tips. For example, did you know that you make a cookie chewier by adding less fat?! I’ve been doing it wrong all these years.
Running the site and writing about cooking is not only one of Remy’s passions, but it has allowed her to earn passive income. She now earns $1,000 of passive income through Amazon Affiliate links. Here’s how she did it.
Start with Good Content to Earn as an Amazon Affiliate
Remy didn’t start making money through Amazon Affiliate marketing right away. “It took me about 6 months until I saw my first sale,” she says. “During this time, I was writing 1-2 new guides every month and reaching out to other bloggers trying to form relationships and get my site out there.”
“The guides are quite long, some of them over 4,000 words, so they take time to research and write well.,” Remy explains. “While it was frustrating waiting that long before I saw any return, I simply told myself that I was investing in my foundation and it would pay off it the content was good.”
Good content will always be king on your site, no matter what you sell. Since Remy puts so much work into each guide, they will still relevant for many years to come. Also, since Remy pours her expertise and makes the guides well-researched, she is providing valuable info for her readers. They now trust Remy and are more likely to purchase products she recommends.
You Must Be Patient and Consistent
“My number one piece of advice would be to exercise patience,” recommends Remy. “It takes a while for you to build a natural momentum, and from what I’ve learned about search engines, it takes several months for them to trust your site and really start to show it in search results.”
Passion for Your Topic Will Keep You Going
“Pick a topic that you are passionate about,” says Remy. “I write all the content for my site, and if I didn’t care about cooking, I would have quit a long time ago.”
If you hate your subject or find your niche boring, it is going to show in the content. “You are going to be spending a lot of time with the website, so make sure it is something you’re interested in and want to learn more about. Otherwise, there will be no joy in it,” Remy adds. Read some of Remy’s pieces. You can hear her personality and love of cooking shine through in several instances.
“My website is not just a source of passive income, but also a place for me to connect with other people who share my passion and also learn more about it.” Again, Remy is building trust through creating a community.
Balancing Working at Home with Motherhood
Remy admits that it is tricky to balance the two, but she stresses it is about “finding a rhythm.” She continues, “This is another reason it’s important to choose a topic you care about. The last thing you need is another responsibility.”
She also reminds us how to give ourselves grace. “It’s important to be OK, with getting off track,” she says. “I’m a mom first and a blogger second, so if family issues arise, I don’t allow myself to get frustrated about it.”
Remy plans to continue growing her website through more content. “More content means more searches and more opportunities to convert those website visitors into an amazon customer, so it’s important that the website doesn’t stay stagnant,” she says.
As far as motherhood goes, her three children are teenagers now. “Motherhood for me has always been about raising people that would hopefully go out and contribute their passions to the world so I’m very excited to see them take the reins a little more.”
Remy is a delight, and if you need cooking help (like me), her site is a goldmine. Remember, earning profits without passion leads to burn out and dissatisfaction. I love how Remy started out as a full-time baker and still found a way to pursue her passion and calling at home.