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12 Sites That Pay Moms $200+ to Write

Hi mamas!

Have you started a blog and are trying to make money blogging?

Well, I have a solution for you!

It’s getting paid to guest blog! You write a post for a blog that pays for writing and then they pay you! How sweet is that?

I already have a post of sites that pay moms $100+, so for this next post, I’m upping the amount to sites that pay moms $200 or more!

Whether you need some fast cash for the holidays, quick money for some fun shopping or you need to pay your bills, this is a quick way to make money blogging.

But, there are some requirements for these sites that pay for blog posts.

First, many of these are publications or magazines that get queries from professional writers. But, that shouldn’t stop you from pitching and trying to write for these sites.

Secondly, many of these publications are niched down and want writing from experience or professionals in that niche. But, I’ve also included other sites that pay that don’t have such requirements.

If you enjoy (LOVE) writing and blogging, then this is a great way to get started with making money from your blog.

Enjoy mamas!

1. American Horticulture Gardening

Pay: $300 – $600 for feature articles, which usually run 1,500 to 2,500 words.

Are you an experienced amateur gardener?

Then you can write for the American Horticultural Society (the official magazine for American Gardener).

The type of content they publish is:

  • innovative gardening approaches
  • people-plant relationships
  • environmentally friendly gardening
  • how to construct simple garden features like ponds or paths (maybe even pitching a topic about doing an elf garden? Or holiday-theme garden? Just thoughts!)

They don’t want your whole article when you pitch; instead they want a proposal. This is a pitch introducing you, your experience in gardening and your proposed topic, breakdown how what you will write about and why your topic would resonate with their audience and be a fit for their publication.

They want you to email them your proposal.

2. Horizon Guides

Pay: $200

Horizon Guides is a contributor travel site with niche down topics from writers.

They pride themselves in the less ordinary travel stories people may have.

While the pay isn’t published, I do know they pay up to $200 per contribution. Just join their contribution network and go from there!

3. Stork Guide

Pay: $50+ (depending on the length)

While Stork Guide doesn’t start at $200 for payment, depending on the length of your post, they will pay more (and it’s a mommy site!).

This site has pregnancy and parenting content. Stork Guide accepts guides, how to’s, tips for toddlers or pregnancy and experiences of first time moms.

4. Cooking Detective

Pay: Guides pay $150-$250; articles pay $50-$75

Are you a mom food blogger? Or maybe a lifestyle blogger and you have interest in being healthy? If that’s you mama, then you can get paid to write food and cooking content!

Cooking Detective is a food, cooking and recipe blog! They cater to people that want a healthier lifestyle and want to learn how to create healthy recipes.

Topics on this blog include:

  • Expert round-ups
  • Healthy recipes
  • Fitness guides
  • Expert interviews
  • Reviews of kitchen appliances and even cooking courses

Currently their focus is on review posts on kitchen appliances, cook ware, and anything related to cooking and being in the kitchen.

This blog stresses the importance of understanding keywords for SEO purposes and creating great headlines to attract readers to their blog. Mom blogger – you got this!

5. This Old House

Pay: $250

Remember This Old House on TV? This is the updated version of This Old House!

To get paid, This Old House wants stories about renovating your house using before and after photos. So, if you’re a home decor blogger, tiny home blogger, or you co-blog with your handyman hubby and blog about renovations, this is prefect for you!

If you provide an entertaining, informative and easy-to-read post, they may feature your story and pay you.

To pitch your idea, email them your short article with a detail of your floor plan and before and after photos.

6. Vibrant Life

Pay: $100-$300 per article

Vibrant Life is a bimonthly magazine and shares lifestyle content on healthy living from a Christian perspective.

If your a Christian mom blogger that has a lifestyle blog on healthy living, then this would be a great place to guest post.

They are seeking easy-to-read articles that simplify healthy living and focusses on helping their readers. Article length varies from 650 words to 1,000 words.

To pitch to this publication, just email them your completed article.

7. The Barefoot Writer

Pay: $100-$300, depending on the article

Mamas, do you have a service-based business or are you a freelancer like me? The Barefoot Writer wants you!

This is a magazine dedicated to helping you work from home and start your own freelance lifestyle. The magazine has different editorial lineups and accepts pitches for each lineup.

These topics are around:

  • Inspirational tips to help writers keep on going
  • Productivity tips to help manage home and business
  • How to posts on tools and gadgets related to freelancing and writing
  • Marketing tips to help writers land clients and manage their work
  • Personal essays on how writings has affected you

To guest post on this site, it’s suggested that you read their previous posts and get to know their style. From there you can email your ideas to the editor.

If you don’t hear back within 2 weeks after sending your email, consider moving on!

8. The Christian Science Monitor

Pay: $200-$225, depending on the article (longer stories pay more while shorter ones pay less)

Christian Science Monitor is an independent international news publication.

Their content spurs constructive conversations around current news. Their aim is to challenge conventional thinking.

If you’re open to this type of content under the First Church of Christ, Science, then this might be a good fit for you! They are seeking content around:

  • International and national new stories
  • Case studies of people making a difference
  • Christian perspective on science

There are many sections to this publication, so find the right editor for the section you want to pitch to. One thing to consider with this publication when pitching is that they only accept writing from new people on an on spec basis. This just means they want the whole article before they accept it.

This isn’t uncommon in the publication world of writing (to submit your work before getting paid).

9. WPHub

Pay: $200 depending on topic and length

WPHub is a WordPress blog that covers themes, plugins and tutorials around WordPress. If you have a WordPress blog and are familiar with how to use it, then you can get paid to write about it!

One thing to remember is that they do require bloggers and writers with a development background to write about:

  • Trends in design and design concepts
  • Coding best practices
  • Knowing the latest in plugins and themes

Most articles are between 800-1200 words and include screenshots of the steps in the post.

10. Alaska Airlines Magazine

Pay: $150 and up to $700 per piece

Do you know when you fly an airline and behind each seat is the airline magazine? Well this is Alaska’s version. Imagine your article in that magazine!

This magazine reaches 3.8 million people.

The content they seek primarily on travel destinations but they suggest that if you want to “get in” to write short stories on business profiles or museum exhibits in cities Alaska Airline serves.

To pitch, email your query with the subject like “Query.”

11. Early American Life

Pay: $500 for 2,500 words

Early American Life is a magazine that focuses on the early American style in terms of decor and traditions. The publication works a year out so if you write a seasonal post on winter decor in early America, don’t expect it to be published until the following winter.

What’s great about this publication is that there’s no expectation for you to also provide professional home decor photos along with your article. They will provide the photos with your piece.

The publication covers many topics including:

  • History – If you have a knack for history mamas, and love early American life then you can write about this topic. Accuracy is key as this publication circulates in historical societies and museums.
  • Antiques – Is collecting antiques your hobby? This magazine wants articles on the origins of such pieces, how they are made, how they are used and how they relate to us today.
  • Travel – This magazine enjoys travel pieces on a certain geographical location. Share the history of this place and how modern times celebrate this region’s history.

If you have a story idea simply email the editor.

12.  VQR

Pay: $200 per poem/ Prose is .25/word/ Book reviews earn $500 for up to 2,4000 words

VQR is a literature journal with its main focus on excellent writing.

If you have a creative writing background, enjoy prose and fiction writing, this can be a great way to supplement your passion!

VQR is specifically looking for

  • Poems – you can submit up to 4 poems at a time.
  • Short fiction of up to 8,000 words – They aren’t interested in genre fiction like fantasy or romance.
  • Nonfiction of up to 9,000 words – They seek literary, art or cultural criticism, historical or political analysis and travel essays

They only accept unpublished work and only accept submissions on Submittable (no email).

Be expected to wait at least 6 months after you submit your piece. Any responses will be sent via email.

Make Money Blogging Today!

I hope you enjoyed my list of sites that pay $200+ for moms to write!  I started blogging as a freelance writer and I wouldn’t change it for the world!

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9 Comments

This is a really awesome list! I had no idea there were resources like this out there. I’m really inspired by your content! I feel that I started following you when you were new and now this is AMAZING!!Reply to Tara
Hey Tara! You’re welcome! Yes, making money as a mom is a challenge if you don’t know where! This is a little hack to get money from your writing and I love using it! Good luck 🙂Reply to Elna
Know of anything like this for stay at home Dads?Reply to Jim
Hey Jim, Those sites you can write write as a dad if you want 🙂Reply to admin
Thanks for all the ideas! I love finding new platforms to write for. I always wondered what happened to This Old House! I remember my mom watching that show when I was a kid. ?Reply to Carina
Hey Carina! Thanks so much! Enjoy the guest posts that pay $200 per post or more!Reply to Elna
Hallo Elna Thank you for this list of sites that pay moms. I am interested in submitting an article to “Vibrant Life.” However, I am unable to find their email address. What do I do? SharonReply to SHARON
That’s great to hear Sharon! When you click on the Vibrant Life link you are taking to their guidelines page. Under the heading submission is a link to the email address. Just hover your mouse over it and you can see the email address.Reply to Elna
Found it Elna. Thanks!Reply to Sharon