25 Websites That Will Actually Pay Moms to Write for Them
I have a question for you, mama. Do you want to start earning money from your hobby blog? Or start working from home as a freelance writer? If your answer is yes, then I have an awesome treat for you today. Over the course of my blogging career, I have found some amazing companies that pay people to write for them. And today, I decided to compile a list of 25 popular 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.
As an example, I recently wrote an article for Trivago, and they have over 10 million monthly users on their website. Trivago published my content on their site, for their audience to read, and this led to a huge increase in my traffic. A 200% increase in just one month, in fact. I also shared the guest article across my own social media channels and got some extra love and attention from my own loyal readers.
In addition to the extra exposure, guest posting 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 guest post on popular blogs, you become an authority in your field, because other bloggers and business owners love you and endorse 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 guest writing on other blogs.
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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 links 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??
If you haven’t started your blog yet, then follow this easy step-by-step tutorial for getting your blog set up in just 15 minutes (pictures included)!
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, that’s an extra $800 in your bank account this month.
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 an important part of getting your name out there in the blogging world.
Can you really get paid to write?
I have been paid to write on other blogs, and I have paid other bloggers to write on mine. 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.
And here it is, my big ol’ list of 25 popular sites that will pay moms to write for them!
Top 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 **
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 pageviews. Up to $100.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Bless This List 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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+
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+.
Chicago Parent will pay local moms to write about topics that affect local families, including childcare, education, and the “joys and challenges of parenting”.
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.
Mamlode 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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out this article on the top ways that bloggers make their money. And enroll in my blogging course if you really want to turn your blog into a money-maker this year! It’s a 21-day course with all of the steps that I have taken to turn my blog into a business and finally quit my sucky day job.
It includes everything you need to know about starting a blog, building your online business, and making a living as a writer.