TRAILER LIFE MAGAZINE

Earn Money Freelance Writing For TRAILER LIFE MAGAZINE
(In America In 2019)

By Michael Wong | January 10, 2019.

Trailer Life magazine screenshot

9. Trailer Life Magazine (http://c1ick.me/trailerlifemagazine):

  • Earn $100 to $700 per original article, freelance writing for Trailer Life, a monthly magazine for recreational vehicle (RV) enthusiasts.
  • Topics include:
    • the purchase of an RV
    • do-it-yourself maintenance projects (from brief items to full-length how-to features) leisure-time activities
    • special RV campgrounds
    • personalities who exemplify the RV lifestyle
    • exciting travel destinations
    • RV lifestyle
    • controversial issues and legislation affecting RV owners
    • RV humor
    • RV news
  • Pay rates:
    • Manuscript with photos:
      • Technical: $400 to $700 (1,000 to 2,000 words)
      • Major Travel: $400 to $600 (1,500 to 1,800 words)
      • Personality: $300 to $500 (1,200 words)
      • Do-It-Yourself: $200 to $400 (1,200 words)
      • Around the Bend: $100 (75 to 100 words)
    • Supplemental photos:
      • Cover: $400 to $600
      • Spread: $250
      • Full page: $175
      • Half page: $125
      • Quarter page: $100
      • Spot: $75
    • Kill fee: A third of the agreed rate.
  • Target audience:
    • Owners or prospective owners of RVs—folding trailers, fifth-wheel and travel trailers, motorhomes, camping vans, truck campers.
    • Weekend travelers to full-timers.
    • 50 to 60 years old.
  • Photos:
    • High-resolution digital images (300 dpi or higher at 5x7 inches) and/or transparencies.
    • Numbered with descriptive captions.
    • Transparencies must be submitted in protective sleeves.
    • Photos with identifiable people must be accompanied by signed model release forms.
    • Photos and transparencies returned after publication.
  • Rights bought: First North American serial rights and electronic rights.
  • Earnings per word: 33¢ to $1

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