25 Websites That Will Actually Pay Moms to Write for Them


If you’re looking for some legit sites that pay moms to write, then you’re in the right place!


In preparation for this article, I did a little digging and managed to compile a list of 25 websites that will actually pay moms to write for them.


Some of these companies will pay you $200 or more, just to write an article.


WHY WRITE FOR OTHER WEBSITES?


One of the many ways that bloggers make money is through guest writing on other blogs and websites.


Guest writing is incredibly valuable for a blogger, for a few reasons. When you publish content on someone else’s website, your writing reaches a larger audience and increases your readership.


It also increases your position of authority among your readers (current and future).


Have you ever come across a blog that lists the other websites where their content is featured? Doesn’t it feel like they have more authority when they have been published on big sites like The Huffington Post or Yahoo Finance or Scary Mommy?


When you get to publish content on someone else’s popular blog, you become an authority in your field, because other bloggers and business owners are vouching for your content.


And of course, when all is said and done, guest writing can become a very lucrative income stream for you, as a blogger or freelancer. You can make a lot of money through writing on other people’s blogs.

 

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GUEST POSTING VS. FREELANCE WRITING


Before we go any further, we should take a quick minute to clarify the slight differences between guest posting and freelance writing.


GUEST POSTING


A guest post is often created with the purpose of reaching a new audience, increasing authority in your own niche, and getting a quality backlink with a DOFOLLOW tag attached to it.


The DOFOLLOW tag basically tells Google this is a trusted site and no one is being paid to say so.


If you’re being paid for the guest post, you won’t get the same high-quality backlink, because compensating bloggers for a backlink is against Google’s TOU.


In short, if you’re guest posting for the DOFOLLOW backlink, you can’t make money from it. If you’re guest posting for payment, that’s perfectly fine too, but it won’t help your rank in search engines.


You can learn more about the importance of backlinks in this e-book.


FREELANCE WRITING

 

A freelance writer pitches their blog post ideas to various companies and then charges a fee for publishing that post on their page. They aren’t trying to get DOFOLLOW backlinks, they’re just trying to earn a paycheck with their writing.


The freelance writer is being paid to create quality content on a specific topic, and the topic could be anything they have knowledge about. It doesn’t necessarily need to mesh well with their own blog or audience (if they have one).


So, to summarize the differences between these options:

 

If your goal is to reach another audience in your niche, build connections, and get a DOFOLLOW backlink, then you’ll be guest posting without compensation.


If your goal is to reach another audience in your niche, build connections, and get a paycheck, then you’ll be guest posting for compensation.


And lastly, if you’re publishing content on someone else’s platform, without the purpose of meshing your two audiences, and you’re doing it for a paycheck, then you’ll be freelance writing.


For the sake of this article, we’re going to assume that your goal is to guest post, grow your audience + authority through that guest post, and also get paid!


DO YOU NEED YOUR OWN BLOG?

 

There are many companies that require a link to your blog, or a link to one of your previously published articles when you’re sending them a pitch.


When you start joining sponsored networks to pitch your ideas, they will also require a link to your blog.


Having your own official blog represents your voice, your writing style, and your writing expertise.

So yes, you absolutely do need your own blog in order to make good money in this business. It is cheap and easy to start a blog, and you can start making money as soon as you launch…so why not??


Once you have your website setup, you’re one step closer to a profitable blog. You can write about anything that you want, but I recommend focusing on a specific area of content that you enjoy and have experience with.


If you know a lot about business, write about business. If you know a lot about breastfeeding, or baby-wearing, or beauty, or traveling…then write about that.


CAN YOU BUILD A PROFITABLE BLOG THROUGH GUEST WRITING?

 

Think back to that $200 per guest post that we talked about a minute ago…


You’re trying to turn your hobby blog into a money-making business. You have a busy life, and you probably have children at home that need your time and attention.


If you write just one guest article each week at that price, that’s an extra $800 in your bank account this month. And that one guest post will likely lead to more blog readers, followers, and subscribers for you too. 


Even if you write just one article each month, that money would easily cover your blogging expenses, and then some, making your blog PROFITABLE, in just one month.

 

Think it’s impossible to build a profitable blog in just one month? Think again.

 

You should definitely include other blogging income streams along with your guest writing, but it’s a great strategy for getting your name out there in the blogging world.


CAN YOU REALLY GET PAID TO WRITE?

 

ABSOLUTELY!


I have been paid to write on other blogs, and you can too! Today, I’m encouraging my mama friends to jump in, start their blog, and make money from their writing.


Since the majority of my readers are women and mothers, we’re going to focus on websites that pay moms to write content.


#aintnohoodlikemamahood

 

And here it is, my big ol’ list of 25 popular sites that will pay moms to write for them!

25 WEBSITES THAT WILL PAY MOMS TO WRITE:

 

** This list is for informational purposes only and is subject to change, based on the discretion of the site owner. I do not endorse any of these websites **

 

  1. HER VIEW FROM HOME


Her View from Home
will pay moms to write content about family life, parenting, relationships and more. They have a very thorough submission system for getting published and paid, so you’ll need to follow the directions closely to be considered. Article submissions should be between 600 – 800 words and payment is based on page views. Up to $100.

 

  1. FREELANCE MOM


Freelance Mom
will pay moms to write content with “current, practical, and actionable” advice and tips. They recommend highly personal, highly researched, and education-based articles. Submissions should be between 900 – 1,500 words, and articles chosen for publishing pay between $75 -$100. The most-shared article of each month gets $150 bonus.

 

  1. A FINE PARENT


A Fine Parent
will pay moms to write about positive, gentle, and/or intentional parenting. Submissions should be between 1,500 – 3,000 words, and articles chosen for publishing pay $75. You can only submit your article when the submission window is open, and you can sign up for notifications on their website.

 

  1. MONEY PANTRY


Money Pantry
will pay you to write about interesting and practical tips for earning and saving money. Article submissions should be 1,000 – 2,000 words, and articles chosen for publishing pay $30 – $150.

 

  1. MOM.ME


Mom.Me
will pay you to write pregnancy, parenting, and family life content. You just have to send your pitch to their media/PR department here.

  1. FOCUS ON THE FAMILY


Focus on the Family
will pay moms $50 to write about helpful and practical parenting tips. Article submissions should be 50 – 300 words and articles chosen for publishing pay $50.

  1. COSMOPOLITAN


Cosmopolitan
will pay you to write about a “memorable, crazy, hilarious, or touching college experience.” Article submissions should be no more than 800 words, essay-style, and the pay is $100.

  1. UPWORTHY


Upworthy
will pay you to write original, inspiring story-like articles that support their mission of making the world a better place. They request the content to be meaningful and engaging. Short stories of 500 words or less are preferred. Articles chosen for publishing are paid a “base rate with traffic and distribution bonuses.”

  1. PARENTS.COM


Parents.com
will pay moms to write about interesting parenting topics. Their guidelines specify that they are “always looking for compelling human-interest stories.” Payment amount is not confirmed in their submission guidelines, so send a pricing pitch with your submission.

  1. LIST VERSE


List verse
will pay you to write list-style articles for them. Submissions must be 1,500 words with a 10-item list minimum. Articles chosen for publishing pay $100.

  1. MAKE A LIVING WRITING


Make a Living Writing
will pay you to write about a variety of topics, including niche-specific list articles, social media marketing, productivity, self-publishing, blogging, and more. Article submissions should be 500 words and pay is between $75 – $100.

  1. WORKING MOTHER


Working Mother
will pay you to write content about working moms (their work, family, and wellbeing). Payment amount is not confirmed in their submission guidelines, so send a pricing pitch with your submission.

  1. BABY FIT


Baby Fit
will pay moms to write about nutrition, fitness, pregnancy, and postpartum health. Submissions should be between 500 – 1,200 words and pay is between $25 – $90.

  1. HEALTHY LIVING


Healthy Living
will pay moms to write about a variety of health-related topics. When submitting your article for consideration, attach the full article and include a short bio. Pay rates are up to $160 depending on the project and the rate schedule is listed on their submission page.

  1. LIES ABOUT PARENTING


Lies About
Parenting will pay moms to write about modern parenting topics, controversial parenting topics, kids, and traveling. Submissions should be between 400 – 700 words and featured articles that are chosen for publishing pay $50. You can only submit your article when the submission window is open, and you can sign up for notifications on their website.

  1. CLUBHOUSE MAGAZINE


Clubhouse Magazine
will pay you to write fiction and non-fiction articles that teach “Christian values to children age 8-12”. Pay is 0.15-0.25 per word.

  1. EARTH ISLAND JOURNAL


Earth Island Journal
will pay you to write about environmental issues, including wildlife conservation, innovations in science, public policy, animal rights, and more. They pay writers 0.25/word for print stories, and about $750 – $1000 for in-depth feature stories of 4,000+ words.

  1. METRO PARENT


Metro Parent
will pay southeast Michigan moms to write about the local parenting scene. Pay depends on the type of article you submit, and a full list of topics and prices can be found here. Pay ranges from $25 – $200+

  1. RAISING ARIZONA KIDS


Raising Arizona Kids
will pay Arizona moms to write content that will “foster networking and support among Arizona parents and professionals supportive of quality parenting”. Featured article submissions should be 1,000 – 3,000 words. Payment for featured submissions is $250+.

  1. CHICAGO PARENT


Chicago Parent
will pay local moms to write about topics that affect local families, including childcare, education, and the “joys and challenges of parenting”.

  1. THE PENNY HOARDER


The Penny Hoarder
will pay you to write useful, practical, and actionable content on saving and earning money. Submissions should be between 700 – 900 words and pay will be discussed when your submission is accepted for publishing.

  1. MAMALODE


Mamalode will pay moms to write content about genuine moment of parenthood. The site is being re-designed and new submissions will be accepted after March 2018.

  1. MINNESOTA PARENT


Minnesota Parent
will pay local moms to write about trending topics with relevant info for Minnesota parents. The topics include maternity, childcare, education, things-to-do, etc. Pay is negotiated with the editor upon submission approval, and payment is made per article, not per word.

  1. MOPS MAGAZINE


Mops Magazine
will pay you to write honest, welcoming, woman-empowering content. Their list of acceptable topics includes recipes, practical home ideas, DIY ideas, parenting tips, and mother/women related issues. Payment amount is not confirmed in their submission guidelines, so send a pricing pitch with your submission.

  1. YUMMY MUMMY


Yummy Mummy will pay moms to write content based on parenting humor, trending topics, list articles, and personal stories. This is a Canadian-based blog that encourages unfiltered motherhood and acceptance.


There you have it!


Twenty five real websites that will actually pay moms to write for them. No fluff and no nonsense, just write great content and get paid. So, start formulating some guest posts and pitching your ideas today.


Like I mentioned before, guest writing can be very rewarding because it increases your traffic, increases your position of authority, and helps you make money (yay).


With that said, I always recommend diversifying when it comes to your blogging income. You might not land a guest-writing gig every weekend, so you can’t count on that $50 – $200 check in the mail like you would at your “day job.”


You NEED to diversify.


And that means you NEED to have a few different income streams that allow you to make money, just in case your guest-writing pitches don’t get a response (it will happen).


So, think about a few other ways that bloggers make money and start implementing some of these strategies.

Check out this article for tips on making money from your mom blog.

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16 Comments

  1. Raquel ⎪One Bad Madre

    March 8, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    This was super helpful! I’m trying to dive into monetizing my blog and it has not been easy!

    1. Cate

      March 10, 2018 at 4:05 am

      There is a lot to learn, just do lots of research, ask lots of questions! If you need extra help, you can join my free blogging group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/becomingablogger/ Have a great weekend!

  2. miranda

    March 12, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Cate,
    Thank you so much for all these great ideas. I’ve been blogging “live” for about 9 months. For the next few months, I am really focusing on growing my traffic. So I really appreciate you sharing from your knowledge:)

    1. Cate

      March 13, 2018 at 3:35 am

      You’re so welcome!

  3. Debbie Cotton

    April 18, 2018 at 2:44 am

    Thanks lady!! This is super helpful! I just want to write and the extra income would be a perk! I love your blog and will visit often!

    1. Cate

      April 18, 2018 at 8:16 am

      Thank you so much!! My sentiments exactly!

  4. Mommy Jhy | www.myfavoritelists.com

    May 7, 2018 at 5:21 am

    Hi Cate,
    Thank you so much for this list. This is a great help. All the best to your blog! 🙂

  5. Melani

    July 19, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    This is a very precious list. Thank you for publishing this post, Cate.

  6. Becky

    April 2, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    We hire mom writers for ExperiencedMommy.com

    1. Cate

      April 23, 2019 at 4:50 am

      Awesome, thanks for letting me know!

  7. Colette

    May 5, 2019 at 1:44 am

    Can you submit your article to more than one of these at a time? Thank you

    1. Cate

      May 9, 2019 at 8:15 am

      You can submit the same articles to more than one site for sure, but I wouldn’t actually publish the same article on more than one site. If two sites approved you, I would choose one of them and only publish there. Publishing the same content on two sites makes Google angry and most sites don’t appreciate that.

  8. Jamie

    May 27, 2019 at 3:43 am

    FYI, #10 (bless this list) is redirecting to a spam porn site.
    Thanks for all the other ideas!

    1. Cate

      May 27, 2019 at 4:40 am

      Oh lord, thank you for letting me know! I just edited the link, I’m so sorry!

  9. Veerle

    July 11, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    Hello Cate,
    Thank you for this interesting and useful list!.
    I started blogging a few months ago, and currently I am focusing on growing my traffic. I highly appreciate that you share your knowledge and experience. Thanks a lot!
    BTW: I love reading your blog content!

    1. Cate

      July 11, 2019 at 9:02 pm

      I’m so glad it was helpful, thank you!

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