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Blogging for Families.com

In wandering around the internet, I came across Families.com, another paid blogging opportunity. Apparently Families.com has a network of over 30 family oriented blogs. Their blogging topics range from from marriage, to home & gardening to frugal frugal living and much more.

The Application Process

Families.com requests two sample pieces of at least 300 words each. The samples must be original and related to the topic for which the writer is applying. In addition to the samples, relevant links to the applicant’s work is encouraged.

Along with the samples (and links if you have them) Families.com wants a little information as to the applicant’s experience and expertise on the topic chosen along with a short bio (they don’t want a resume). Once compiled, email the information to them them at bloggers@families.com.

Families.com Payment StructureBlogging

Their current rate is $4 per blog entry. Newbies to the Families.com undergo a 90 day training period and are paid at a rate of $3 per post.

According to their website they give annual raises up to a maximum of $5.50 per blog entry and there are quarterly bonuses based on the blog’s performance.

International Opportunity?

While the website does not say that it will not accept international writers, it does say that because of their target audience, they are looking for writers who “have been raised and educated in the US (including military bases abroad), Canada Australia or UK.”

Currently Available Blogging Positions

Families.com may or may not have current openings. They seem to receive, review and accept applications often, but there are limited spots. When spots become available, they review the applications they have on file and contact the most qualified candidate. This is not the place to apply if you’re looking for an immediate blogging position.

While I have not applied to write for Families.com, it appears to be a nice opportunity for writers looking for a paid blogging gig.

If anyone has blogged for Families.com, please feel free to share your experiences with us.

{ 5 comments… add one }
  • Elizabeth September 17, 2009, 5:39 pm

    Very Interesting. The rates sound really great. I may have to check this out. Thanks for the info!
    .-= Elizabeth´s last blog ..Internet Radio – My Work-At-Home Friend =-.

  • prerna September 17, 2009, 9:43 pm

    Hi Felicia,
    Thanks for sharing this. Will check it out and let you know if they accept international writers or only those from US/UK/Aus/Can. It seems interesting enough and I *think* I may have read of a fellow Suite 101-er who is writing for them. Let me go through my blogroll and check.
    Best wishes,
    Prerna
    .-= prerna´s last blog ..Being a Writer: Dealing with Content Theft =-.

  • Crystal October 29, 2009, 4:40 pm

    Was checking out this opportunity and came across the following statement at the bottom of the Become a Blogger info page:

    “All content is owned by Families.com”

    While the posts appear with attribution to the blogger, I understand this clause to mean that the blogger does not retain ownership of the post content. This may be the standard with paid blogging and actually makes sense, I guess, beings the posts have basically been purchased.

    Anyway, just thought I’d point this out in case anyone looking into this opportunity missed that one little sentence.
    .-= Crystal´s last blog ..Make an Easy, Luxurious Tied Quilt for Someone Special =-.

    • Felicia October 29, 2009, 4:45 pm

      Thanks for pointing that out Crystal.

  • Andrea December 31, 2009, 1:47 am

    Hey there Felicia, I have worked for Families.com since late 2005. I have to say I appreciate Families.com for giving an amateur writer a chance and growing me into a veteran content writer who can now demand top pay. I will be cutting back my blog assignments there because my writing now demands more than they can pay. Still, I recommend that new writers with good skills apply to work there. It’s all about timing though. They hire in spurts and not too often because there is a low blogger turnover. Families.com is a place to gain experience and to grow your writing portfolio.

    They will always hold a place in my heart and are very trustworthy.

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