First, I just have to say, I am so excited about this podcast! I have been rubbing my hands together for weeks doing the evil laugh and saying “Wait until they hear this!” I also listened to the podcast back myself and took notes because I love the idea of a new and different work from home income stream. If you are not a parent, don’t discount this from the podcast title alone. Regional parenting mags don’t care if you are a parent or not!
I recently interviewed Kerrie McLoughlin, author of the book (now in its 6th edition!) Make Money to Write About Your Kids (285 Markets): Get Published in Regional, National and Online Parenting and Family Magazines and all around expert in part-time income working from home. Get ready to take some notes because this may be the most practical info/advice ever spewed in one 26 minute window!
The interview includes
- A description of regional parenting magazines and the types of content they are looking for?
- Whether to pitch an idea or send a completed piece and the typical submission process
- Kerrie’s tips for a pitch letter to regional parenting magazines
- How regionals feel about simultaneous submissions
- The number of regional parenting magazines in the USA
- Ballpark payments for accepted pieces and realistic income expectations
- The beauty of reprints and why you should love them!
- Why most submissions are NOT limited by geography or by whether or not you are a parent
- The article Kerrie sold to 30 different publications, and how far ahead you need to submit seasonal pieces
- How Kerrie has combined her articles to create ebooks
- How you can get Kerrie’s book,Make Money to Write About Your Kids (285 Markets): Get Published in Regional, National and Online Parenting and Family Magazines, which includes contact info for 285 paying markets
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