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Let me ask you a question mama: Do you think you’re a good writer?
I strive to provide you with some of the easiest ways to get paid online. In the big wide world of the internet, work from home online jobs are all over the place, but sometimes it’s difficult to separate the real from the fake.
Below, I’ve compiled a list of some legitimate online money making opportunities for moms to Get Paid to Write—some pay reasonable, whereas others will pay enough for you to buy a couple cups of coffee every week. As with any online job, these websites are not a way to get-rich-quick. Most of these opportunities require time and dedication to get the most out of them.
If you don’t have a blog, but want to start one, I have an easy Step by Step Tutorial– How to Start a Mom Blog.
These are perfect for stay-at-home moms, mama bloggers or freelance mamas! Be sure to look through each blog’s content to get an idea of what they are looking for before you reach out to them.
Parent.co: pays $50-$150 for posts and non-snarky articles about parenting and family issues.
The Anxiety Foundation: pays $50 for posts about mental health.
Bitch Magazine’s website: pays for pop culture features. Pay is variable, so negotiate to get your desired rate.
Listverse: pays $100 for long (1,500 word) lists on various topics.
Paste: pays $50+ for submissions in many different areas.
Playboy.com: pays up to $350 per article, depending on the topic.
Pretty Designs: covers fashion and beauty. You’ll need to negotiate per-post pay.
Refinery29: reportedly pays $75 and up for slideshows, articles, and essays on various topics. They also post their needs for specific columns on their guidelines page.
Upworthy: pays $150-$200 for 500-word posts.
YourTango: pays $50 for posts on love, sex, travel, mental health, and just about anything else that affects your relationships.
WordCandy: pays 6-10 cents a word for ghostwritten pieces about WordPress — these will appear on some of the larger WordPress blogs, such as wpmudev.
Big Grey Horse: pays $125-$200 for posts about Texas — photos must be included. Texas-based writers are preferred, because the site requires in-person visits.
Cultures and Cuisines: pays $200 per article.
Desert Times: pays $50-$100 for stories about the deserts of North America and the culture and lifestyle of the people who live there. They prefer writers to also submit photos.
Saveur: starts at $150 for stories about food and travel.
ClearVoice: is a platform to connect bloggers with brands in various niches, as well as commissioning posts for its own blog. Pay is variable but ranges as high as $250-$400 (from what we’ve seen so far). When you apply, you set the rates you’re willing to accept; then, the platform emails you when appropriate opportunities arise.
Freedom with Writing: pays $50+ for lists of paying publishers. They also pay for short ebooks, so there is an option for longer-form content, too.
WOW! Women on Writing: pays $50-$150 for how-tos on a variety of writing and publishing topics, and interviews/round-ups with acquiring editors/literary agents/publishers.
Family Fun: pays $1.25/word for an 850-3,000 word post on fun, family-tested and uncomplicated posts.
Her View From Home: pays Up to $100 for 4,000 views focuses on your home, family, and life.
Thriving Family: pays $.25/word for a 1200-1500 word post focuses on faith and the family.
Bonus: Another Easy Way to Make Money As a SAHM
The best way to have longevity with making money online is to diversify your income.
What does that mean?
It means having different income streams online. Typically, if you have a blog you can start monetizing it right away.
If you want to start a blog and don’t know how check out my Step by Step Tutorial– How to Start a Mom Blog.
It doesn’t mean you’ll get income from day one or a lot of income, but you can set the foundation for monetizing blog posts to help you get some income later.
Need a to brush up your skills on Freelance Writing? Check out these highly recommended eBooks and Courses!
What kind of income streams are you interested in doing? Let me know in the comments below!