LEGIT How To Write As A New Parent And Get Paid For It

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So you suddenly find yourself a parent to a small child while knee-deep in your freelance writing career. First of all - congratulations! You are now responsible for the growth and well-being of two things you’ve conceived. But can you juggle these two responsibilities without having a nervous breakdown?

Time and energy become valuable resources when it comes to caring for a newborn. You and your partner (if you have one) can divide the parental tasks so that you can keep your freelance income while caring for your child. If you’re a single parent, however, going full time as a freelance writer might not be possible at the moment.

Fortunately, there are now ways to write as a new parent and earn extra an income without taking too much precious time away from your little bundle of joy.

Start an affiliate blog as a newly-minted parent

Now that you have a living and breathing (and drooling, and crying) resource to draw experiences from, why not share it with others and get paid while you’re at it? There are thousands of blogs on being a parent, with followers eager for advice and to have someone relate to what they’re going through. Though nobody can exactly claim to be THE expert parent, a successful parenting blog is often one that is honest, educational, helpful, and relatable. You can construct your blog like a personal journal, or delve right into affiliate blogging to monetize it.

If you’re not sure where to start, look around you. You’re surrounded by strollers, diapers, baby bottles, plush toys, onesies, and other newborn accessories. You can start a blog with honest reviews for these, and become an Amazon Associate who earns referral fees if your readers click on your product links and actually buy the stuff you recommend.

Guest post on other parenting blogs

If you don’t have a well-established blog yet but are keen on creating a network to help promote yours, consider being a guest blogger or article contributor to parenting blogs that already have a good following. It may not result in instant financial rewards, but it will help establish you as a blogger with a noticeable online presence, a useful new network, plus the possibility of increased traffic once your work is published.

The key is in finding blogs that you can relate to, whose values and beliefs align with yours, and whose content is a good fit with both your writing style and the topics you want to pitch. Shop around for parenting blogs you actually like, look up their contributor requirements and contact information, and pitch your topics. It’s best to refer to their previously published articles to avoid repetition and so you can get a gauge of what the blog owner is looking for.

Contribute to parenting websites

As your first-hand experience of parenting continues to grow, so does your level of expertise on navigating the world of infant rearing. That, coupled with your writing skills, can prove to be valuable to parenting magazines and websites. For your contributions to be accepted, though, they need to stand out among the rest.

Broad, cliched topics should be avoided. Many parenting blogs prefer unique takes on parenting that are actually useful and well thought-out If you’ve stumbled upon practical ways to dealing with the frustrations of raising an infant, by all means, share it in a creative way! Parents everywhere would love to hear about new parenting hacks if it means making their lives less stressful.

Consider submitting useful articles to such publications with a wide reach like Parents.com, which looks for both service journalism, and more outgoing, social types of writing filled with personality. You could also try contributing to Family Fun Magazine, which offers a generous compensation of $1.25 per word upon acceptance. They have a required article length between 850 to 3,000 words, which could compensate you very well, indeed.

Review baby and new-parent products

During your free time, why not be a product review writer for baby supplies companies and other similar businesses? Constant Content is a site catering to both businesses and freelance writers who can both benefit from positive reviews. You can position yourself as a writer with new parenting skills and experience so that these baby-oriented businesses will pick you to review their products and services with authenticity. And if you find that it’s a gig you enjoy doing, maybe stick with it, as the site claims their top writers earn up to $90,000 per year!

The verdict?

Raising a child is no easy feat, and having a freelance career while you’re at it seems almost impossible to accomplish. It’s a good thing that staying at home means you can do both, with the help of a flexible freelance schedule.

Starting a blog can take some time to be financially rewarding for you, but it has been beneficial to hundreds of thousands of other parents, so consider going for it. Reviewing baby products for companies also seems like a good idea especially if the clients pay up-front and become returning clients. Both of these options are legit ways to earn extra income with the added benefit of flexible schedules.

Your turn!

Did you ever have to juggle a freelance career while being a new parent? How was the experience, and what lessons did you learn from it? We would love to learn from it, too!
 
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Sprite1950

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One of my favourite forums was called Starlight Baby. Until recently it was listed on the ForumWheel, and I'm still hoping it will return, but doesn't seem to have renewed its credits this time. It is loaded with information about babies and children and it doesn't matter what stage of parenthood you are currently at there will always be someone who can help with a problems whether it be the terrible twos, starting school or teenage problems. I believe they also do a parenting blog on Postloop where you can earn which I believe is active.

When I joined I worried that I would be too old to contribute but there are mums. dads, aunties uncles and grandparents and I find that as an older person who has raised two children, and is also now raising my granddaughter, I had more to offer than many others,
 
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Kanvi

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One of my favourite forums was called Starlight Baby. Until recently it was listed on the ForumWheel, and I'm still hoping it will return, but doesn't seem to have renewed its credits this time. It is loaded with information about babies and children and it doesn't matter what stage of parenthood you are currently at there will always be someone who can help with a problems whether it be the terrible twos, starting school or teenage problems. I believe they also do a parenting blog on Postloop where you can earn which I believe is active.

When I joined I worried that I would be too old to contribute but there are mums. dads, aunties uncles and grandparents and I find that as an older person who has raised two children, and is also now raising my granddaughter, I had more to offer than many others,
Just checked that forum, very few posts it seems. Maybe they weren't getting the traction they had hoped for and decided to take the program offline. But a cool option as well none the less, assuming it comes back.
 

Sprite1950

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Just checked that forum, very few posts it seems. Maybe they weren't getting the traction they had hoped for and decided to take the program offline. But a cool option as well none the less, assuming it comes back.
That's odd as it has been going for a long time and had hundreds of topics and posts. Is this what you looked at?

https://forums.starlight-baby.com/index.php

I think I might post on it regardless of the fact it hasn't renewed its credits with TFW
 

Sprite1950

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Yeah that's the one. It only has 1000 discussions which isn't a lot if its an old forum.
I always had plenty to post on there but they only allowed one paid post a day which probably kept it to a minimum. They also put up the rating a few months back so there were very few new members joining.
 

Kanvi

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Being a new parent and with some free time afforded me the opportunity of starting my online writing journey I have been writing on parenting blogs as guest writer and join parenting forums on platform like postloop and forum wheel and it has been worthwhile. will be trying affiliate marketing soon
If you are looking to get started in affiliate marketing then I would suggest you checking out affiliatefix.com, digitalpoint.com and warriorforum.com amongst others.
 

kaka135

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I always like to start a affiliate blog to write about parenting and homeschooling, but I really can't make time for that at the moment. I have been reading many mom and homeschooling blogs, and I really admire those moms who can do this really well. At the moment, I am spending time to write or interact at sites like myLot, ForumCoin to earn a little bit online.

@Sprite1950 I hope Starlight Baby forum will be active again in The Forum Wheel too. I haven't been writing there for quite some time, as all the forums I joined are offline now.
 
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a_jerobon

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This is definitely helpful. I am not a parent but my sister is a new mother. I will have to suggest for her this.
 

Fred W

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Ugh, why didn’t I see this back when my wife and I were new parents? This thread would have been so helpful back then! With the cost of diapers, regular checkups, medication, baby accessories and toys, and the fact that babies seem to outgrow their things REALLY quickly, it would have been great to have some sort of extra income for them back in the day!

But still, I’m glad to see so many new parenting blogs that specialize in such things as first-time parenting, to weaning babies, to how to handle the Terrible Twos, etc. I do agree that being a new parent is almost like being stuck in the middle of the ocean with only one paddle, a lot of the time. Now, I haven’t started a blog on that subject yet, but I am interested in contributing as a reviewer to babies’ and kids’ products since I consider myself “almost” an expert on the matter. My son and I love collecting them and seeing how their value goes up or depreciates. But since I am not a new parent anymore, I was wondering if any of you would know of a site that encourages toy reviews? Thanks in advance!
 

Amy Es

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Ugh, why didn’t I see this back when my wife and I were new parents? This thread would have been so helpful back then! With the cost of diapers, regular checkups, medication, baby accessories and toys, and the fact that babies seem to outgrow their things REALLY quickly, it would have been great to have some sort of extra income for them back in the day!
IKR??????

There’s so much opportunity to write great content for other new parents. Being a new parent is such a difficult, stressful period in one’s life, and I think many new parents would appreciate the support via blog posts and content.

With that said, that could also be the reason why it might be a bit challenging to cover that topic.

Anyways, as a former-new parent, I’d like to encourage content creators to write for new parents! Here are a few thoughts on the matter:

1. New Parents Need Emotional-Support Articles

This is probably the most difficult subject to cover. It would be great to read inspirational stories, funny stories, or just stories that tell you “Cheer up! Everything’s gonna be fine! You’re going to be a great parent!”

2. New Parents Also Need Practical Information

Aside from emotional support, it would also be great to have articles that cover the more practical aspects of new parenthood. This includes things like proper nutrition, hygiene, and basically how not to go bonkers from stress!

3. New Parents Need Info On Managing Finances

This is technically a practical topic, but i think it deserves its own mention. Money is one of the leading causes of stress with new parents (or anybody else, really). By helping new parents get their finances in order, you’ll be doing them a great service.

Hope this post helps budding content creators! Hmmmm…. Now that I mention it, maybe I should give this a try myself!