Saturday, June 27, 2015

30 Magazine Submissions in 30 Days (June) Day 27 #30Submissions30Days

Here is the post that started it all! I suggest you go check it out first before you take on the challenge. You can start the challenge at any time and each day's post leads to the next day! Here is yesterday's post, #26.


Here is the piece I am sending out for today. It's also a reprint like I've been sending and is an evergreen piece. Instead of sending my reprints once and then never again, I think sending them annually is smarter. Editors change, publications come and go, opinions and magazine space change.

I suggest you get a good system down that works for you. I use Excel and in one tab have all the publications and what they have used of mine (so I'm not sending a magazine something they've already used and wasting their time), in another tab I have it arranged by article so I can see when each was published and how it did, another tab for financial stuff like invoice numbers and amounts, and another tab for my submissions plan.


So here is my offering to the magazine gods today, and I'll keep you updated on how it fares. It's been used twice and I received $85 for it from just one round of submitting!

#27 Home Renovation Sanity

And here is your #27 tip/step/help for the month:

Remember who your audience is. I submit the same articles to every publication in my book, but I also realize that some of the magazines will never publish my pieces on homeschooling or attachment parenting, and that's okay. 




If you want to dust off your ideas and take the challenge with me sometime this summer, comment below and get my book here on Amazon as an ebook or as a print book. My book not only has all the markets you need with contact and pay information, but also embellishes on the tips I'm going to be giving you this month to get you going. I recommend the print version (I make the same amount of money either way pretty much) because you are going to want to make notes, cross things out, highlight publications you've worked with, etc.


Friday, June 26, 2015

30 Magazine Submissions in 30 Days (June) Day 26 #30Submissions30Days

Here is the post that started it all! I suggest you go check it out first before you take on the challenge. You can start the challenge at any time and each day's post leads to the next day! Here is yesterday's post, #25.


Here is the piece I am sending out for today. It's also a reprint like I've been sending and is an evergreen piece. Instead of sending my reprints once and then never again, I think sending them annually is smarter. Editors change, publications come and go, opinions and magazine space change.

I suggest you get a good system down that works for you. I use Excel and in one tab have all the publications and what they have used of mine (so I'm not sending a magazine something they've already used and wasting their time), in another tab I have it arranged by article so I can see when each was published and how it did, another tab for financial stuff like invoice numbers and amounts, and another tab for my submissions plan.


So here is my offering to the magazine gods today, and I'll keep you updated on how it fares. It's been used eight times and I received $400 for it from just one round of submitting!

#26 Forming Friendships from Toddler to Teen

And here is your #26 tip/step/help for the month:

After you come up with ideas, think of different angles for those ideas. Want to write about babies and sleep? How about getting some sleep while pregnant? Or how more and more parents are co-sleeping? I wrote a piece once about how I let my babies sleep on me for all their naps. New angles sell!



If you want to dust off your ideas and take the challenge with me sometime this summer, comment below and get my book here on Amazon as an ebook or as a print book. My book not only has all the markets you need with contact and pay information, but also embellishes on the tips I'm going to be giving you this month to get you going. I recommend the print version (I make the same amount of money either way pretty much) because you are going to want to make notes, cross things out, highlight publications you've worked with, etc.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

30 Magazine Submissions in 30 Days (June) Day 25 #30Submissions30Days

Here is the post that started it all! I suggest you go check it out first before you take on the challenge. You can start the challenge at any time and each day's post leads to the next day! Here is yesterday's post, #24.


Here is the piece I am sending out for today. It's also a reprint like I've been sending and is an evergreen piece. Instead of sending my reprints once and then never again, I think sending them annually is smarter. Editors change, publications come and go, opinions and magazine space change.

I suggest you get a good system down that works for you. I use Excel and in one tab have all the publications and what they have used of mine (so I'm not sending a magazine something they've already used and wasting their time), in another tab I have it arranged by article so I can see when each was published and how it did, another tab for financial stuff like invoice numbers and amounts, and another tab for my submissions plan.


So here is my offering to the magazine gods today, and I'll keep you updated on how it fares. It's been used three times and I received $95 for it from just one round of submitting!

#25 8 Ways to Eat Organic on a Budget

And here is your #25 tip/step/help for the month:

Utilize social media! Follow magazines on Twitter and Facebook, share their posts. When you are published in a magazine, make sure to share the online piece all over your social media to drive traffic to the publication.




If you want to dust off your ideas and take the challenge with me sometime this summer, comment below and get my book here on Amazon as an ebook or as a print book. My book not only has all the markets you need with contact and pay information, but also embellishes on the tips I'm going to be giving you this month to get you going. I recommend the print version (I make the same amount of money either way pretty much) because you are going to want to make notes, cross things out, highlight publications you've worked with, etc.


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

30 Magazine Submissions in 30 Days (June) Day 24 #30Submissions30Days

Here is the post that started it all! I suggest you go check it out first before you take on the challenge. You can start the challenge at any time and each day's post leads to the next day! Here is yesterday's post, #23.


Here is the piece I am sending out for today. It's also a reprint like I've been sending and is an evergreen piece I've had for years. Instead of sending my reprints once and then never again, I think sending them annually is smarter. Editors change, publications come and go, opinions and magazine space change.

I suggest you get a good system down that works for you. I use Excel and in one tab have all the publications and what they have used of mine (so I'm not sending a magazine something they've already used and wasting their time), in another tab I have it arranged by article so I can see when each was published and how it did, another tab for financial stuff like invoice numbers and amounts, and another tab for my submissions plan.


So here is my offering to the magazine gods today, and I'll keep you updated on how it fares. It's already been used five times and I received $162 for it from just one round of submitting!

#24 Brace Yourself for Your Child's First Orthodontist Visit

And here is your #24 tip/step/help for the month:

Don't procrastinate! Okay, this is something I do all the time but I'm telling you to stop! Get the stuff done that you don't want to do, leaving time for the things you enjoy and leaving room for new opportunities!



If you want to dust off your ideas and take the challenge with me sometime this summer, comment below and get my book here on Amazon as an ebook or as a print book. My book not only has all the markets you need with contact and pay information, but also embellishes on the tips I'm going to be giving you this month to get you going. I recommend the print version (I make the same amount of money either way pretty much) because you are going to want to make notes, cross things out, highlight publications you've worked with, etc.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

30 Magazine Submissions in 30 Days (June) Day 23 #30Submissions30Days

Here is the post that started it all! I suggest you go check it out first before you take on the challenge. You can start the challenge at any time and each day's post leads to the next day! Here is yesterday's post, #22.


Here is the piece I am sending out for today. It's also a reprint like I've been sending and is an evergreen piece. Instead of sending my reprints once and then never again, I think sending them annually is smarter. Editors change, publications come and go, opinions and magazine space change.

I suggest you get a good system down that works for you. I use Excel and in one tab have all the publications and what they have used of mine (so I'm not sending a magazine something they've already used and wasting their time), in another tab I have it arranged by article so I can see when each was published and how it did, another tab for financial stuff like invoice numbers and amounts, and another tab for my submissions plan.


So here is my offering to the magazine gods today, and I'll keep you updated on how it fares. It's already been used three times and I received $90 for it from just one round of submitting!

#23 Distracted Driving Can be Deadly

And here is your #23 tip/step/help for the month:

Set up some office hours. For me, that means mostly in the mornings while my kids sleep. In the summer, neighborhood kids know not to knock on my door until 11 a.m. because I'm working before that and the kids are either sleeping, eating breakfast or playing a game.



If you want to dust off your ideas and take the challenge with me sometime this summer, comment below and get my book here on Amazon as an ebook or as a print book. My book not only has all the markets you need with contact and pay information, but also embellishes on the tips I'm going to be giving you this month to get you going. I recommend the print version (I make the same amount of money either way pretty much) because you are going to want to make notes, cross things out, highlight publications you've worked with, etc.


Monday, June 22, 2015

30 Magazine Submissions in 30 Days (June) Day 22 #30Submissions30Days

Here is the post that started it all! I suggest you go check it out first before you take on the challenge. You can start the challenge at any time and each day's post leads to the next day! Here is yesterday's post, #21.


Here is the piece I am sending out for today. It's also a reprint like I've been sending and is an evergreen piece. Instead of sending my reprints once and then never again, I think sending them annually is smarter. Editors change, publications come and go, opinions and magazine space change.

I suggest you get a good system down that works for you. I use Excel and in one tab have all the publications and what they have used of mine (so I'm not sending a magazine something they've already used and wasting their time), in another tab I have it arranged by article so I can see when each was published and how it did, another tab for financial stuff like invoice numbers and amounts, and another tab for my submissions plan.


So here is my offering to the magazine gods today, and I'll keep you updated on how it fares. It's already been used three times and I received $125 for it then did nothing more with it!

#22 Surviving the First Year as a Stay-at-Home Mom

And here is your #22 tip/step/help for the month:

Learn to say no. You are working from home, not sitting in a bubble bath while binge-watching Walking Dead. You are not the neighborhood babysitter or the person who saves everyone. You are a writer.





If you want to dust off your ideas and take the challenge with me sometime this summer, comment below and get my book here on Amazon as an ebook or as a print book. My book not only has all the markets you need with contact and pay information, but also embellishes on the tips I'm going to be giving you this month to get you going. I recommend the print version (I make the same amount of money either way pretty much) because you are going to want to make notes, cross things out, highlight publications you've worked with, etc.


Sunday, June 21, 2015

30 Magazine Submissions in 30 Days (June) Day 21 #30Submissions30Days

Here is the post that started it all! I suggest you go check it out first before you take on the challenge. You can start the challenge at any time and each day's post leads to the next day! Here is yesterday's post, #20.


Here is the piece I am sending out for today. It's also a reprint like I've been sending and is an evergreen piece and something close to my heart. Instead of sending my reprints once and then never again, I think sending them annually is smarter. Editors change, publications come and go, opinions and magazine space change.

I suggest you get a good system down that works for you. I use Excel and in one tab have all the publications and what they have used of mine (so I'm not sending a magazine something they've already used and wasting their time), in another tab I have it arranged by article so I can see when each was published and how it did, another tab for financial stuff like invoice numbers and amounts, and another tab for my submissions plan.


So here is my offering to the magazine gods today, and I'll keep you updated on how it fares. It's already been used five times and I received $125 for it then did nothing more with it!

#21 Life After the NICU

And here is your #21 tip/step/help for the month:

Work during your best time of day. For me that's morning when I first wake up and the kids are sleeping. If I try to write or think an original thought after 9 p.m. it's a total mess.

If you want to dust off your ideas and take the challenge with me sometime this summer, comment below and get my book here on Amazon as an ebook or as a print book. My book not only has all the markets you need with contact and pay information, but also embellishes on the tips I'm going to be giving you this month to get you going. I recommend the print version (I make the same amount of money either way pretty much) because you are going to want to make notes, cross things out, highlight publications you've worked with, etc.


Saturday, June 20, 2015

30 Magazine Submissions in 30 Days (June) Day 20 #30Submissions30Days

Here is the post that started it all! I suggest you go check it out first before you take on the challenge. You can start the challenge at any time and each day's post leads to the next day! Here is yesterday's post, #19.


Here is the piece I am sending out for today. It's also a reprint like I've been sending and is an evergreen piece. Instead of sending my reprints once and then never again, I think sending them annually is smarter. Editors change, publications come and go, opinions and magazine space change.

I suggest you get a good system down that works for you. I use Excel and in one tab have all the publications and what they have used of mine (so I'm not sending a magazine something they've already used and wasting their time), in another tab I have it arranged by article so I can see when each was published and how it did, another tab for financial stuff like invoice numbers and amounts, and another tab for my submissions plan.


So here is my offering to the magazine gods today, and I'll keep you updated on how it fares. It's already been used three times and I received $100 for it then did nothing more with it!

#20 How to Support a Family with a Baby in the NICU

And here is your #20 tip/step/help for the month:

Keep an idea file at all times! Write ideas on napkins, keep them in Evernote, on paper or in a document on your computer but always have ideas to pull from for those times you feel dry and don't know what to write about.

If you want to dust off your ideas and take the challenge with me sometime this summer, comment below and get my book here on Amazon as an ebook or as a print book. My book not only has all the markets you need with contact and pay information, but also embellishes on the tips I'm going to be giving you this month to get you going. I recommend the print version (I make the same amount of money either way pretty much) because you are going to want to make notes, cross things out, highlight publications you've worked with, etc.


Friday, June 19, 2015

30 Magazine Submissions in 30 Days (June) Day 19 #30Submissions30Days

Here is the post that started it all! I suggest you go check it out first before you take on the challenge. You can start the challenge at any time and each day's post leads to the next day! Here is yesterday's post, #18.


Here is the piece I am sending out for today. It's also a reprint like I've been sending and is an evergreen piece. Instead of sending my reprints once and then never again, I think sending them annually is smarter. Editors change, publications come and go, opinions and magazine space change.

I suggest you get a good system down that works for you. I use Excel and in one tab have all the publications and what they have used of mine (so I'm not sending a magazine something they've already used and wasting their time), in another tab I have it arranged by article so I can see when each was published and how it did, another tab for financial stuff like invoice numbers and amounts, and another tab for my submissions plan.


So here is my offering to the magazine gods today, and I'll keep you updated on how it fares. It was used more than 3 times but I didn't keep good track, unfortunately, so all I know is that I made $125 for sure off it and most likely more! Here's to it selling even more this year and next and beyond!

#19 Raising a Good Listener

And here is your #19 tip/step/help for the month:

Learn time management! Here's a little something here on this blog about time management for writers at home specifically.

This is my new iPhone telling me I can't manage time.

If you want to dust off your ideas and take the challenge with me sometime this summer, comment below and get my book here on Amazon as an ebook or as a print book. My book not only has all the markets you need with contact and pay information, but also embellishes on the tips I'm going to be giving you this month to get you going. I recommend the print version (I make the same amount of money either way pretty much) because you are going to want to make notes, cross things out, highlight publications you've worked with, etc.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

#FREE Kindle Version of Make Money to Write About Your Kids! Through June 19, 2015

Don't worry, I'll get all caught up with my daily submission challenge. Mr. Kerrie is out of town and my birthday is tomorrow and I'm flipping out around here (and doing some reading while sitting by the pool with the kids). Anyway, thought you'd want to know about this! My birthday is the 19th so this book is free on Kindle through midnight on the 19th. Grab it and tell your friends!


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30 Magazine Submissions in 30 Days (June) Day 18 #30Submissions30Days

Here is the post that started it all! I suggest you go check it out first before you take on the challenge. You can start the challenge at any time and each day's post leads to the next day! Here is yesterday's post, #17.


Here is the piece I am sending out for today. It's also a reprint like I've been sending and is an evergreen piece. Instead of sending my reprints once and then never again, I think sending them annually is smarter. Editors change, publications come and go, opinions and magazine space change.

I suggest you get a good system down that works for you. I use Excel and in one tab have all the publications and what they have used of mine (so I'm not sending a magazine something they've already used and wasting their time), in another tab I have it arranged by article so I can see when each was published and how it did, another tab for financial stuff like invoice numbers and amounts, and another tab for my submissions plan.


So here is my offering to the magazine gods today, and I'll keep you updated on how it fares. It was only used once, I think, and I don't know for sure because I kept crappy records but not anymore! It was used by North Texas Kids online and I got $25 for it.

#18 Does Your Kid Need a Cell Phone?

And here is your #18 tip/step/help for the month:

Butt to seat. Sit your butt down and write. Stop procrastinating. Just do it.



If you want to dust off your ideas and take the challenge with me sometime this summer, comment below and get my book here on Amazon as an ebook or as a print book. My book not only has all the markets you need with contact and pay information, but also embellishes on the tips I'm going to be giving you this month to get you going. I recommend the print version (I make the same amount of money either way pretty much) because you are going to want to make notes, cross things out, highlight publications you've worked with, etc.


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

30 Magazine Submissions in 30 Days (June) Day 17 #30Submissions30Days

Here is the post that started it all! I suggest you go check it out first before you take on the challenge. You can start the challenge at any time and each day's post leads to the next day! Here is yesterday's post, #16.


Here is the piece I am sending out for today. It's also a reprint like I've been sending and is an evergreen piece about kid clutter. Instead of sending my reprints once and then never again, I think sending them annually is smarter. Editors change, publications come and go, opinions and magazine space change.

I suggest you get a good system down that works for you. I use Excel and in one tab have all the publications and what they have used of mine (so I'm not sending a magazine something they've already used and wasting their time), in another tab I have it arranged by article so I can see when each was published and how it did, another tab for financial stuff like invoice numbers and amounts, and another tab for my submissions plan.


So here is my offering to the magazine gods today, and I'll keep you updated on how it fares. It's already been used 16 times and I received $475 for it so why have I not been sending it to every new publication I find?! Well, that would be an organization issue on my end.

#17 Tame Kid Clutter


And here is your #17 tip/step/help for the month:

Make sure you set up a system for invoicing. If you don't stay on top of some magazines you will never get paid. They have a lot of writers they have to pay and sometimes you might get overlooked so fight for your money!

If you want to dust off your ideas and take the challenge with me sometime this summer, comment below and get my book here on Amazon as an ebook or as a print book. My book not only has all the markets you need with contact and pay information, but also embellishes on the tips I'm going to be giving you this month to get you going. I recommend the print version (I make the same amount of money either way pretty much) because you are going to want to make notes, cross things out, highlight publications you've worked with, etc.


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

30 Magazine Submissions in 30 Days (June) Day 16 #30Submissions30Days

Here is the post that started it all! I suggest you go check it out first before you take on the challenge. You can start the challenge at any time and each day's post leads to the next day! Here is yesterday's post, #15.


Here is the piece I am sending out for today. It's also a reprint like I've been sending and is an evergreen piece. Instead of sending my reprints once and then never again, I think sending them annually is smarter. Editors change, publications come and go, opinions and magazine space change.

I suggest you get a good system down that works for you. I use Excel and in one tab have all the publications and what they have used of mine (so I'm not sending a magazine something they've already used and wasting their time), in another tab I have it arranged by article so I can see when each was published and how it did, another tab for financial stuff like invoice numbers and amounts, and another tab for my submissions plan.


So here is my offering to the magazine gods today, and I'll keep you updated on how it fares. It's already been used three times and I received $85 for it then did nothing more with it!

#16 The Allowance Issue

And here is your #16 tip/step/help for the month:

Some magazines like a photo with an article if you can provide something of quality for free or a small fee. Otherwise, you could at least hit pixabay.com or some other site with free photos for something appropriate to match with your article.

If you want to dust off your ideas and take the challenge with me sometime this summer, comment below and get my book here on Amazon as an ebook or as a print book. My book not only has all the markets you need with contact and pay information, but also embellishes on the tips I'm going to be giving you this month to get you going. I recommend the print version (I make the same amount of money either way pretty much) because you are going to want to make notes, cross things out, highlight publications you've worked with, etc.


Monday, June 15, 2015

30 Magazine Submissions in 30 Days (June) Day 15 #30Submissions30Days

Here is the post that started it all! I suggest you go check it out first before you take on the challenge. You can start the challenge at any time and each day's post leads to the next day! Here is yesterday's post, #14.


Here is the piece I am sending out for today. It's also a reprint like I've been sending and is an evergreen piece. Instead of sending my reprints once and then never again, I think sending them annually is smarter. Editors change, publications come and go, opinions and magazine space change.

I suggest you get a good system down that works for you. I use Excel and in one tab have all the publications and what they have used of mine (so I'm not sending a magazine something they've already used and wasting their time), in another tab I have it arranged by article so I can see when each was published and how it did, another tab for financial stuff like invoice numbers and amounts, and another tab for my submissions plan.


So here is my offering to the magazine gods today, and I'll keep you updated on how it fares. It's already been used twice and I received probably about $70 for it from two magazines then did nothing more with it!

#15 Mompetition ... Don't Play Along

And here is your #15 tip/step/help for the month:

Don't forget about short little fillers that some magazines need. Little sidebar-type things with factoids are needed by many regional parenting magazines and larger!

If you want to dust off your ideas and take the challenge with me sometime this summer, comment below and get my book here on Amazon as an ebook or as a print book. My book not only has all the markets you need with contact and pay information, but also embellishes on the tips I'm going to be giving you this month to get you going. I recommend the print version (I make the same amount of money either way pretty much) because you are going to want to make notes, cross things out, highlight publications you've worked with, etc.


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