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If you have a talent for writing and a desire to share your wisdom, here is the place to do it!
Do you know a lot about family lifestyles, frugal living, animals, or personal finance?
Would you like to share that knowledge with tens of thousands of readers while earning money for your writing?
Then join the How to Family blogging community! To find out whether you are a good fit for How to Family, here is all the information you need to get started:
What are the benefits of blogging for How to Family?
- Joining How to Family gives you instant access to a thriving community of readers and responders.
Make more money
- You get more traffic from search engines because Google and Yahoo! favor websites with lots of frequently updated content and incoming links.
- As a group we are able to attract bigger advertisers and charge higher advertising rates. Many major advertisers refuse to deal with blogs unless they reach a certain traffic threashold. To apply to Chitika, for example, you need at least 10,000 page views per month.
- We will help you work up to the most lucrative monetizing opportunities and help you get the most financial value out of your writing.
What kind of bloggers are you looking for?
How do I get paid?
How to Family is supported by Google Adsense advertising. When readers click on the ads, Google pays a commission ranging from a few cents to several dollars. That commission will be shared between you and howtofamily in the following manner:
- You get 100% of the Google advertising revenue generated by your posts. This means you keep all the Google ad revenue from your permalink page and your personal home page.
- We make money from the advertising on community pages that doesn't belong to any single blogger (i.e. non-permalink pages such as the general home page and news pages ).
Google Adsense is only the first step in our overall monetizing campaign. We are currently working on selling text link and site-wide ads. For site-wide ads, the revenue will be shared between you and How to Family based on how much traffic you bring in. For example, if your posts account for 20% of our traffic, you get 20% of the site-wide advertising revenue.
What we're looking for are
value oriented, wholesome bloggers, interested in their own subject matter and dedicated to living smart, savvy and fun lives. We value writers who are clean, creative, resourceful, and family oriented.
Here are a few of the major topics we're interested in:
- Expert advice in a niche area-( how DO you kill ants without toxic chemicals?);
- Frugal living suggestions that keeps you living a rockstar lifestyle on a shoestring budget;
- Food- recipes, science, and news;
- Movie Reviews with an eye towards kid and teens interest;
- TV Reviews with an eye towards kid and teens interest;
- Financial advice that is easy to understand and easy to apply;
- Career and money-making ideas that'll add zeros to your bank account;
- General parenting know-how your parents forgot to tell you (how do you keep a 16 year old chaste?) ;
- Unique answers to life's common problems;
- Thought provoking ideas and essays (Affirmative Action, anyone?);
- Stories about real life.
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How do I get started?
Email us at Administrator with the following:
- Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you'd like to write about.
- Include three (3) sample posts. Shoot for the 200-500 word range, but it doesn't have to be exact.
- Point us to your work that you're particularly proud of -- eg. personal blog, published article, etc.
We're looking for smart, helpful and insightful writing. We love stories that are authoritative, extremely useful, or highly entertaining.