At Brands on the Blog, we love to shine a spotlight on the best of our latest signups and we always relish the opportunity to champion any sign of individuality, creativity and success.
A blog that has recently caught our eye is Family Budgeting, a site that dedicates itself to addressing the budget needs of the whole family. Launched just last September by successful freelance writer Becky Goddard-Hill, the site is the natural progression after the hit of its lucrative counterpart, Baby Budgeting, which focuses on saving money with the under fives.
Concept and content wise, Family Budgeting mostly concentrates on issues and subjects concerning the whole family, dedicating its posts to helpful How-to’s (How to Survive Your Child’s First Day at School was a recent one), thought-provoking features (What are the Benefits of Learning from Home? for example), competitions and book reviews. Updated at least once a weekday, Family Budgeting is basically an online haven of reliable and expert advice and tips on how to live a creative and fun-filled family life on a budget.
And she certainly keeps herself busy, sharing her thrifty knowledge across several channels and platforms. As well as running Baby Budgeting and Family Budgeting, Goddard-Hill also runs Kids Love Parties, a blog dedicating itself to food treats and party theme ideas for kids and Book Reviews for Mums, which has an average of 1500 page views a month and an established Google page rank of 3.
As well as this, Becky Goddard-Hill has also been commissioned to share her wealth of budget knowledge on vlogs and also writes a weekly play and development blog post for Chad Valley’s Endless Play blog Facebook community, as well as being a mumbassador to the British Frozen Food federation and reviewing toys for GLTC, among others.
Although not quite as popular as its big sister, Baby Budgeting, just yet, Family Budgeting is steadily growing, with a strong Google page rank of 2 and an average of 2000 page views per month. As well as this, Family Budgeting is also building a strong, individual presence on social networking sites, such as Twitter, on which the family budget blog had 1048 followers at the time of writing. Becky Goddard-Hill certainly understands and harnesses the power of social media, taking advantage of the benefits with her multiple social networking accounts for each of her sites and ventures.
Her Twitter account for Book Reviews for Mums currently has over 1000 followers, whilst her strongest site, Baby Budgeting, has almost 7000 followers on its Twitter account. As well as Twitter, Goddard-Hill also enjoys the exposure benefits from sites such as Pinterest and Facebook, posting links of her most recent articles, among others.
Becky’s fine example in online blogging success is certainly one to take note from: with her strong success stemming from her strong social media presence and awareness, her themed and consistent daily blog posts and her simple, no-fuss blog design, Goddard-Hill has utilised her knowledge to create an online empire championing her skills and expertise. From there, her network of family-friendly blogs feed off each other to create a coherent profile across her many ventures.
The posts on Family Budgeting are severely relevant, often topical and always helpful, providing much-needed tips for people of all ages in a recession-effected climate. During uncertain times like these, we all welcome a site like Family Budgeting, which puts the spring back in our steps by reassuring us that we can still enjoy good old family fun – no matter what our budget! Hurrah for Family Budgeting! We wish it every success…
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