Wednesday, September 1, 2021

August's 2021 Augmented Income Report (The Published Parent)

  

The McLoughlin household is holding steady and working from home still! 

I am still blessed to be able to work from home proofreading, blogging, writing articles, and writing books and to be able to do it in my sweatpants or swimsuit, out on the deck or at the dining room table, at my house, or traveling with my kids and husband for his work to places like Wyoming, Arizona, Texas, Chicago, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, and more.

I like to share my income from home with you to show you that I am a real person with unique challenges and actual successes. No, it is not a full-time income, but I am not aiming for that right now. I am thankful and grateful that my husband has a good job as an engineer, and that my main job is homeschooling. Words are just my part-time job for now. When the kids are grown, I foresee working more hours with my word career and helping to pay for travel and retirement. But that's still a few years away :-)

I like to also share Joanna Penn's (The Creative Penn) work-from-home author revenue because she is a very successful 6-figure author. I love her 2020/2021 Book Sales Revenue Breakdown post where she says, "So please just take this as data for interest, not for comparison."

By the way, if you're interested in making money working from home by being on the Fiverr platform, please use my referral link! As far as work-from-home jobs go, this has been one that I have loved since 2013! And you don't just have to do proofreading there like I do. There are hundreds of money-making options on there, as well as great courses you can purchase to help with your career, and all sorts of services that could help you, like marketing, public relations, writing, advertising, SEO tips, and so much more!

Now it's time to check out my August 2021 income below! You can find my entire 2020 income report here.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

July's 2021 Jammin' Income Report (The Published Parent)

 

The McLoughlin household is holding steady and working from home still! And, admittedly, July's income report is not really jumbo, but you try finding a synonym for "great" time after time!

I am still blessed to be able to work from home proofreading, blogging, writing articles, and writing books and to be able to do it in my sweatpants or swimsuit, out on the deck or at the dining room table, at my house, or traveling with my kids and husband for his work to places like Wyoming, Arizona, Texas, Chicago, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, and more.

I like to share my income from home with you to show you that I am a real person with unique challenges and actual successes. No, it is not a full-time income, but I am not aiming for that right now. I am thankful and grateful that my husband has a good job as an engineer, and that my main job is homeschooling. Words are just my part-time job for now. When the kids are grown, I foresee working more hours with my word career and helping to pay for travel and retirement. But that's still a few years away :-)

I like to also share Joanna Penn's (The Creative Penn) work-from-home author revenue because she is a very successful 6-figure author. I love her 2020/2021 Book Sales Revenue Breakdown post where she says, "So please just take this as data for interest, not for comparison."

By the way, if you're interested in making money working from home by being on the Fiverr platform, please use my referral link! As far as work-from-home jobs go, this has been one that I have loved since 2013! And you don't just have to do proofreading there like I do. There are hundreds of money-making options on there, as well as great courses you can purchase to help with your career, and all sorts of services that could help you, like marketing, public relations, writing, advertising, SEO tips, and so much more!

Now it's time to check out my July 2021 income below! You can find my entire 2020 income report here.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

June 2021 Jammin' Income Report (The Published Parent)

The McLoughlin household is holding steady and working from home still!

I am still blessed to be able to work from home proofreading, blogging, writing articles, and writing books and to be able to do it in my sweatpants or swimsuit, out on the deck or at the dining room table, at my house or traveling with my kids and husband for his work to places like Wyoming, Arizona, Texas, Chicago, Florida, and more.

I like to share my income from home with you to show you that I am a real person with unique challenges and actual successes. No, it is not a full-time income, but I am not aiming for that right now. I am thankful and grateful that my husband has a good job as an engineer, and that my main job is homeschooling. Words are just my part-time job for now. When the kids are grown, I foresee working more hours with my word career and helping to pay for travel and retirement. But that's still a few years away :-)

I like to also share Joanna Penn's (The Creative Penn) work-from-home author revenue because she is a very successful 6-figure author. I love her 2020/2021 Book Sales Revenue Breakdown post where she says, "So please just take this as data for interest, not for comparison."

By the way, if you're interested in making money working from home by being on the Fiverr platform, please use my referral link! As far as work-from-home jobs go, this has been one that I have loved since 2013! And you don't just have to do proofreading there like I do. There are hundreds of money-making options on there, as well as great courses you can purchase to help with your career, and all sorts of services that could help you, like marketing, public relations, writing, advertising, SEO tips, and so much more!

Now it's time to check out my June 2021 income below! You can find my entire 2020 income report here.

2nd Quarter 2021 Unstoppable Income Report (The Published Parent)

The McLoughlin household is holding steady and working from home still! Second quarter ended well at $4,844, which pays for food and braces and clothing and books and all sorts of things for five children, including four teenagers! You'll notice blogging income dropped significantly this quarter, which hurts, but I just picked up more proofreading to try to make up for it.

I am still blessed to be able to work from home proofreading, blogging, writing articles, and writing books and to be able to do it in my sweatpants or swimsuit, out on the deck or at the dining room table, at my house or traveling with my kids and husband for his work to places like Wyoming, Arizona, Texas, Chicago, Florida, and more.

I like to share my income from home with you to show you that I am a real person with unique challenges and actual successes. No, it is not a full-time income, but I am not aiming for that right now. I am thankful and grateful that my husband has a good job as an engineer, and that my main job is homeschooling. Words are just my part-time job for now. When the kids are grown, I foresee working more hours with my word career and helping to pay for travel and retirement. But that's still a few years away :-)

I like to also share Joanna Penn's (The Creative Penn) work-from-home author revenue because she is a very successful 6-figure author. I love her 2020/2021 Book Sales Revenue Breakdown post where she says, "So please just take this as data for interest, not for comparison."

By the way, if you're interested in making money working from home by being on the Fiverr platform, please use my referral link! As far as work-from-home jobs go, this has been one that I have loved since 2013! And you don't just have to do proofreading there like I do. There are hundreds of money-making options on there, as well as great courses you can purchase to help with your career, and all sorts of services that could help you, like marketing, public relations, writing, advertising, SEO tips, and so much more!

Now it's time to check out my Second Quarter 2021 income below! You can find my entire 2020 income report here.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

May 2021 Marvelous Income Report (The Published Parent)

The McLoughlin household is holding steady and working from home still!

I am still blessed to be able to work from home proofreading, blogging, writing articles, and writing books and to be able to do it in my sweatpants or swimsuit, out on the deck or at the dining room table, at my house or traveling with my kids and husband for his work to places like Wyoming, Arizona, Texas, Chicago, Florida, and more.

I like to share my income from home with you to show you that I am a real person with unique challenges and actual successes. No, it is not a full-time income, but I am not aiming for that right now. I am thankful and grateful that my husband has a good job as an engineer, and that my main job is homeschooling. Words are just my part-time job for now. When the kids are grown, I foresee working more hours with my word career and helping to pay for travel and retirement. But that's still a few years away :-)

I like to also share Joanna Penn's (The Creative Penn) work-from-home author revenue because she is a very successful 6-figure author. I love her 2020/2021 Book Sales Revenue Breakdown post where she says, "So please just take this as data for interest, not for comparison."

By the way, if you're interested in making money working from home by being on the Fiverr platform, please use my referral link! As far as work-from-home jobs go, this has been one that I have loved since 2013! And you don't just have to do proofreading there like I do. There are hundreds of money-making options on there, as well as great courses you can purchase to help with your career, and all sorts of services that could help you, like marketing, public relations, writing, advertising, SEO tips, and so much more!

Now it's time to check out my May 2021 income below! You can find my entire 2020 income report here.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

UPDATED Chicken Soup for the Soul Writing Opportunities and Submission Guidelines


Chicken Soup for the Soul has an astounding collection of inspiring books! I remember about 15 years ago when I got the one for mothers for Mother's Day and I still have it, all Post-It noted and highlighted! Click here to check out their possible upcoming books, which you can contribute to! They update it all the time as they publish more and come up with more ideas! Here are some that are coming up!

How I Got My Start as a Paid Parenting and Family Magazine Writer



Everybody is different, so how we go about launching a writing career is going to be a different story for everyone. For some of you, a quick query to Working Mother might be the first you’ve ever written. You nervously hit the SEND button on your email program and go about your life. You check your email later that day and find an acceptance of your pitch at a pay rate of $1.00 per word! You create an article based on that piece that’s just different enough to send to the regional parenting magazines, and you sell nothing … for a week. Then the acceptances come pouring in.

Or maybe you always got As in college writing classes and everyone you know says you rock as a writer. But you are having trouble getting any of the RPMs to give you even so much as a nibble. Then you try an online literary magazine that pays and you have found your niche. You go on to sell many pieces to Chicken Soup for the Soul, then try the regionals again and find even more success.

This is my Writing Story because I think it’s important to remember how you started doing something you are very passionate about.

Monday, May 10, 2021

What is a Regional Parenting Magazine or Publication and Why Do They Want Your Reprints?



A Regional Parenting Magazine (RPM) is a publication that caters to parents and families in a specific geographic area. For example, Kansas City Parent, my local publication, distributes their magazine all over the Kansas City metropolitan area, which is huge and covers two states!

The articles in RPMs range from how to handle newborn sleep issues to how to deal with too many activities and your middle schooler to how to deal with a surly teenager to how to deal with living with an aging parent. Many also have special separate issues dedicated to babies, special needs, teens, etc.

RPMs depend on freelancers to fill their pages with articles, essays, how-tos, etc., usually on a monthly basis, but sometimes bi-monthly or quarterly.

They make most of their money from advertisers and give out their magazine for free, which means pay to writers is usually low ($15-200 per article in general, depending on advertising income and subscriptions), and they need a steady diet of new and reprint articles, listicles (combination of an article and a list) and essays.

"Reprint" means you write an article and sell it to a magazine (I submit to a huge list of possibilities), then other magazines also buy it. Check out this post on how I can earn over $500 for writing just one article and sending it out to many RPMs.

Check out the story of how I got started in this online, at-home money-making labor of love back in 2006:

“My friend is crazy,” I said to myself when I got home from a visit with a friend who had kids around the same age as mine. I could not believe she actually went grocery shopping with a baby and a toddler every single day so she could have fresh ingredients. I, on the other hand, avoided the grocery store as much as possible and stocked up so I would not have to deal with the drama of taking kids there while my husband was out of town. I also liked to cook in bulk and freeze meals ahead of time so I wasn't living in the kitchen. My husband traveled for work often just like hers did, and I couldn't imagine spending my life at the grocery store and in the kitchen while caring for little kids.

So, like I had done since I was a very young girl, I channeled my annoyance into writing. I started writing about stocking up on groceries and meals to save time and money. Pretty soon I had what resembled an article like I had seen in my local parenting magazine, Kansas City Parent. I always picked up a copy of KCP when I was out and devoured it, and I figured I'd get the email address for submitting my piece and see what might happen. They snapped it up and sent me $25 after publishing it the following month and I was hooked. Making money to do what I loved was great enough, but being able to do it while being at home in my sweatpants while nursing a baby was EVERYTHING. It still is, about a dozen years later, minus the nursing and plus the homeschooling J

After that, I got to work tracking them all down individually, with no internet at home, dragging my then-three kids to the library and friends’ houses to grab info to pop into a main document later. How to Get Published (and Paid!) Writing About Your Kids has changed a lot over the years. It’s gone through a lot of cosmetic changes and even some title changes. Each edition sees magazines folding and being replaced with others, as well as magazines being added to the book in droves.

Are you interested to find out where I've been published and how I've made money by making this my career? Click the link in the sentence above.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

April 2021 Astounding Income Report (The Published Parent)

 


The McLoughlin household is holding steady and working from home still!

I am still blessed to be able to work from home proofreading, blogging, writing articles, and writing books and to be able to do it in my sweatpants or swimsuit, out on the deck or at the dining room table, at my house or traveling with my kids and husband for his work to places like Wyoming, Arizona, Texas, Chicago, Florida, and more.

I like to share my income from home with you to show you that I am a real person with unique challenges and actual successes. No, it is not a full-time income, but I am not aiming for that right now. I am thankful and grateful that my husband has a good job as an engineer, and that my main job is homeschooling. Words are just my part-time job for now. When the kids are grown, I foresee working more hours with my word career and helping to pay for travel and retirement. But that's still a few years away :-)

I like to also share Joanna Penn's (The Creative Penn) work-from-home author revenue because she is a very successful 6-figure author. I love her 2020/2021 Book Sales Revenue Breakdown post where she says, "So please just take this as data for interest, not for comparison."

By the way, if you're interested in making money working from home by being on the Fiverr platform, please use my referral link! As far as work-from-home jobs go, this has been one that I have loved since 2013! And you don't just have to do proofreading there like I do. There are hundreds of money-making options on there, as well as great courses you can purchase to help with your career, and all sorts of services that could help you, like marketing, public relations, writing, advertising, SEO tips, and so much more!

Now it's time to check out my April 2021 income below! You can find my entire 2020 income report here.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Determined Hearts: Talisman Mountain Trilogy Book Two by Samantha Thomas

Sometimes I have the honor of working on some truly wonderful editing and proofreading projects. Please check out book 2 in the awesome Talisman Mountain trilogy by Samantha Thomas ... clean romance books! It was released May 14, but definitely grab the first book (Healing Hearts) and devour it before this one comes out! Pre-order Determined Hearts and it'll come straight to your Kindle!



This is the cover of Book One, which you also need to check out!

Oh boy ... this author is focused and I have a feeling I'm going to have this manuscript in my hands soon!



Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Write for ParentMap Seattle

Below are the guidelines for ParentMap from my upcoming instantly downloadable book from the Write Anywhere Series!


Location: Seattle, WA

Frequency: monthly

Website: http://parentmap.com

Contact Info: editor@parentmap.com

Thursday, April 1, 2021

March 2021 Magnificent Income Report (The Published Parent)

The McLoughlin household is holding steady and working from home still!

I am still blessed to be able to work from home proofreading, blogging, writing articles, and writing books and to be able to do it in my sweatpants or swimsuit, out on the deck or at the dining room table, at my house or traveling with my kids and husband for his work to places like Wyoming, Arizona, Texas, Chicago, Florida, and more.

I like to share my income from home with you to show you that I am a real person with unique challenges and actual successes. No, it is not a full-time income, but I am not aiming for that right now. I am thankful and grateful that my husband has a good job as an engineer, and that my main job is homeschooling. Words are just my part-time job for now. When the kids are grown, I foresee working more hours with my word career and helping to pay for travel and retirement. But that's still a few years away :-)

I like to also share Joanna Penn's (The Creative Penn) work-from-home author revenue because she is a very successful 6-figure author. I love her 2020/2021 Book Sales Revenue Breakdown post where she says, "So please just take this as data for interest, not for comparison."

By the way, if you're interested in making money working from home by being on the Fiverr platform, please use my referral link! As far as work-from-home jobs go, this has been one that I have loved since 2013! And you don't just have to do proofreading there like I do. There are hundreds of money-making options on there, as well as great courses you can purchase to help with your career, and all sorts of services that could help you, like marketing, public relations, writing, advertising, SEO tips, and so much more!

Now it's time to check out my March 2021 income below! You can find my entire 2020 income report here.

Proofreading Jobs from Home: 20 Places to Get You Started + Income Potential



I have met many writers and published parents who are also passionate about editing and proofreading, so this post is for you! I work primarily on Fiverr, and I have received almost 3,000 positive reviews since I started in 2013. 

Benefits for me include:

* Being able to work from home and homeschool! 

* Being able to pick up and travel with my family and make money while we're away from the house. 

* Not having a boss.

* Not working in a cubicle anymore.

If you want to join Fiverr just to check it out and possibly sign up to do your own proofreading jobs from home, please use my referral code!

Here's what I have come up with so you can also enjoy this kind of lifestyle. The first two services I am not familiar with because I just haven't had the time to dive into them. They are reputable sites that ask for a proofreading test or sample, but I hear competition can be fierce, and I'm not about underbidding my services!