Parenting Blogs and Magazines That Will Pay You Up to $700 Per Story
Are you a parent who wants to share your parenting tips and stories with the world?
Research has shown 81% of moms turn to blogs for advice and entertainment. If you’re a parent who likes to write, there’s a market for what you have to offer — and better yet, a paying one.
Here are some parenting sites that pay per article.
SparkPeople’s BabyFit site covers fitness subjects including fitness during pregnancy, pregnancy-specific nutrition and postpartum topics.
Articles for BabyFit should range between 500 and 1,200 words. SparkPeople will pay you anywhere from $25 to $90 for each article, depending on your credentials and experience.
2. Lies about Parenting
Lies about Parenting wants articles that are research-heavy yet relatable. If you have tips that can help readers parent better without being over-involved in their kids’ lives, Lies about Parenting is a good place to pitch.
The site wants “surprising advice, grounded in research and daily life” for its featured pieces. These posts pay $50. It doesn’t specify a word count, but the site asks for 400 to 700 words for other types of articles.
Your article will be promoted across the website’s social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest) and to its email subscribers, giving you some exposure.
3. Adoptive Families
If you want to write about infertility and adoption in all its forms, consider “Adoptive Families.” The site covers everything from transracial adoption to perspectives of adoptees.
If you have a personal adoption story, you can submit your essay for consideration. For reported articles, you should query first.
Writers of published personal essays will receive a one-year subscription to “Adoptive Families” magazine and its website. Payment for reported articles varies, so prepare to negotiate your rate.
Take note: It could take eight to 10 weeks before you hear anything regarding your article or query.
4. PTO Today
If you have experience as a parent-teacher organization (PTO) volunteer and have something to say to like-minded parents, consider writing for PTO Today.
The site is geared toward an audience of mostly women in their late 20s to mid-40s, who are PTO members in K-8 schools. PTO Today wants writers to tackle topics including parental participation in schools, leadership, playground projects, fundraising, group management and organization, and education.
The magazine pays by assignment, not by word. Department pieces (600 to 1,200 words) can net between $150 and $400, and pay for features (1,200 to 2,200 words) ranges from $200 to $700.
You will be paid upon acceptance or within 30 days after you send an invoice.
5. Freelance Mom
Freelance Mom is an online community for mothers who strive to carve out an identity separate from motherhood. The blog places an emphasis on freelancing and entrepreneurship.
The site looks for actionable and in-depth content from all parents. You can submit personal stories, well-researched articles with stats and expert opinions, and educational articles revolving around useful tools and processes.
Make sure your guest post article is 900 to 1,500 words long and contains a 30-minute action plan at the very end. If your article is accepted, you will be paid anywhere from $75 to $100 via PayPal.
6. A Fine Parent
A Fine Parent operates on the theme that “great parents are made, not born.” Articles are geared toward helping readers become better people and parents.
You don’t have to be a professional writer, just nuggets of wisdom to offer based on your parenting experience. A Fine Parent is the place to share them.
Before you pitch, take a look at the site’s current topics. Most articles range from 1,500 to 3,000 words, and payment is $50 per article.
Editor’s note Nov. 2017: The site has content to last through early 2018 and is closed to submissions. However, you can sign up to be notified when submissions are open again.
The above list is by no means conclusive, but it’s a good starting point. Remember to read the writer submission guidelines before you pitch and be smart with the money you make.
Ellie Matama is a Kenya-based freelance writer. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, watching cooking shows and fantasizing about global travels.