Blogging is the new Mary Kay

This is my fourth year as a blogger and I’m learning so many new things about what that title really means. I write under the label of a ‘mommy blogger’ because this, my second blog, was inspired by my pregnancy last year. It has been a vehicle to share my pregnancy, birth, and life as a first time mom (plus whatever else my little heart desires!).  I’ve connected with people from all over the U.S. with this blog and am still expanding that network through communities like BlogHer.com.

I’ve discovered that I truly have a passion for writing as a result of blogging and I’m channeling that passion into other areas. While I’m not a journalist, or even a published author (yet!) I still feel like I have a voice and something worthwhile to say, and this blog gives me a platform to speak that voice. I can write about whatever I feel like writing about, and that’s a freedom that I enjoy.

It’s fascinating to me how you can turn a blog into a business venture, which is why I feel like blogging is the new Mary Kay. You can run ads, do product reviews, attend conferences, whatever you like! It’s a way to potentially earn income while sitting at home in your pajamas. The biggest difference though, is that instead of selling make up and skin care products, the product is YOUR opinion…and who can beat that?

I would venture to say that virtually every American woman knows another woman that either sells Mary Kay or uses their line of products. It’s well known in the U.S. and abroad as an opportunity for women who desire to be self employed to start their own business. You can use the opportunity to become an “Independent Beauty Consultant” on a part-time or full time basis. It’s basically up to you how you want the business to grow. It has given women all over the country (and beyond) a chance to change their lives for the better. Love it or hate it, that’s the truth!

I’m sure you’re thinking it…so no, this is not a written commercial for Mary Kay! The bottom line here is that these two opportunities are a source of empowerment and connecting for women. Whether you enjoy make up or like to write, you have a chance to tell the world your story and by doing so, encourage, strengthen, and inspire other women!

Let’s share some link love!

Post a link to your blog, Mary Kay site, or small business in the comments section!

 

7 comments


  • amanik1123.blogspot.com. it’s so funny thy you.mentioned Mary Kay because I was thinking about getting involved with it. Maybe your post is a sign.

    March 28, 2011
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    March 28, 2011
  • I love the comparison! Blogging IS very much like Mary Kay when you think of it this way. I love that I can share my stories and my opinions with others — it’s the best product I can ever sell.

    March 28, 2011
  • You’re right blogging has become the new Mary Kay & Avon. I love the doors that blogging has opened for me.

    http://yummommy.blogspot.com

    March 28, 2011
  • My only regret with blogging is that I didn’t dive in alot sooner! I have another blog idea in mind, but while I’m in the process of learning to balance work, home, and my current blog (www.3dmemoirs.tumblr.com), I’m not quite ready to add something else to the list :)

    March 28, 2011
  • Avon! Don’t forget Avon!

    Found your blog through a re-tweet by Man Wife and Dog and thought I’d stop by to comment.

    My ex’s mom sold Avon and even gave me the hook up on a few things here and there. Ahh. Good stuff.

    When it comes to blogging, I love the fact I have my own world to write what I have opinions on (and boy do I have a lot of them) while also networking and meeting so many wonderful fellow women bloggers.

    I’ve had my fair share of “Don’t like you, you, or YOU” moments and even my “Mommy bloggers annoy me. Too many are up on this self-righteous pedestal BS (censoring here a bit)” moments but I’ve met plenty who thankfully were not like the ones with their nose in the air at wife bloggers without kids. Helps to keep an open mind and not turn my back at the whole bunch because of a few bad apples.

    Blogging may or may not turn into a paid venture for me but I have the passion for writing and I anticipate I’ll still be doing this five years from now. And hopefully within another year or two I’ll be able to go to a conference or three.

    Okay, sorry. Left a novel on the blog. I tend to be a bit wordy. LOL

    May 15, 2011
    • Hello, Kim and welcome! Thanks for stopping by…leave a novel ANYTIME! We’re bloggers, hun – words are our thing! :) And yes, I totally forgot about Avon – beauty hustling at its best. LOL I’m sorry that you’ve have not-so-great experiences with meanie mommy bloggers. I think there’s room for everyone and we should all embrace and celebrate the many dimensions that make us women (not just wives, or mommies, or whatever). Hope to see you around again!

      May 15, 2011

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