By Linda Formichelli
You’re looking to work at home – or maybe you already do and are longing for an additional gig to fill in the financial gaps.
Sure, there are tons of writing jobs that advertise through bidding sites and content mills. And those are fine – if you don’t mind earning $10 per 1,00 words (or less).
But I have a better idea: How about writing for women’s and parenting magazines. After all, you are a woman, and you may be a parent, too. (And even if you don’t have a kid, don’t worry: I wrote for parenting magazines for 10 years before we had a kid of our own, and even some parenting magazine editors are child-free!)
Write what you know, share your experiences, help other women, and get fat checks in the mail. Does it get any sweeter?
Depending on who you write for, you can earn anywhere from $50 per article (for, say, a regional parenting mag) to $1,000 or more (for a feature for a newsstand magazine). My top-paid article weighed in at over $3,000. So there’s gold in them thar magazines!
Then there are the bylines. Seeing your name in a glossy magazine or in a well-known online publication is amazing – and seeing the title of an article you wrote splashed across the cover of a newsstand magazine can’t be beat. (more…)