Become the Macaroni KID Publisher for Your Town

Be the Go-To Resource and Advertiser for Family Fun in Your Community

Become the Macaroni Kid Publisher for Your Town

Be the Go-To Resource and Advertiser for Family Fun in Your Community

You choose the hours, you create the content for your website and newsletter, and you keep 100% of the money you bring in!

Macaroni KID publishers provide parents the scoop on the best things to do and places to go with kids in their hometown. Join our network of hundreds of parents and grandparents producing hyper-local content in more than 4,000 communities across North America.

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Embark on One of the Most Rewarding Experiences of Your Life

Here’s what you get when you become a Macaroni KID publisher:

  • Work-Life Balance

    Run a flexible, home-based business that allows you to earn money, build your resume, and spend time with your family–on your own terms!

  • Keep 100% of Income

    Help local businesses reach families in your community through advertising with your Macaroni KID business. You keep 100% of all income you generate!

  • Valuable Freebies

    Barter for freebies in exchange for editorial coverage for things like kids birthday parties and classes, tickets to shows and events, and even big expenses like orthodontia and school tuition!

  • Unique Opportunities

    Participate in national advertising campaigns with exciting brands like Mattel, American Girl, and Disney in exchange for compensation and free products.

  • Professional Development

    Receive comprehensive training in advertising, social media, content creation, business management and more–in-demand, 21st century skills that will allow you to rock your Macaroni KID business and are marketable beyond your role as a Publisher.

  • Community Like No Other

    Connect, engage and share with our diverse community of publishers, plus attend monthly webinars, yearly press trips and an incredible three-day annual conference where publishers connect, laugh and learn ways to enhance their business.

Embark on One of the Most Rewarding Experiences of Your Life

Here’s what you get when you become a Macaroni Kid publisher:

  • Work-Life Balance

    Run a flexible, home-based business that allows you to earn money, build your resume, and spend time with your family–on your own terms!

  • 100% Commission

    Help local businesses reach families in your community through advertising with your Macaroni Kid business. You keep 100% of all income you generate!

  • Valuable Freebies

    Barter for freebies in exchange for editorial coverage for things like kids birthday parties and classes, tickets to shows and events, and even big expenses like orthodontia and school tuition!

  • Unique Opportunities

    Be the envy of your friends when you participate in national advertising campaigns with exciting brands like Mattel, American Girl, and Disney in exchange for compensation and free products.

  • Professional Development

    Receive comprehensive training in advertising, social media, content creation, business management and more–in-demand, 21st century skills that will allow you to rock your Macaroni Kid business and are marketable beyond your role as a Publisher.

  • Community Like No Other

    Connect, engage and share with our diverse community of publishers, plus attend monthly webinars, yearly press trips and an incredible three-day annual conference where publishers connect, laugh and learn ways to enhance their business.

Meet Some of Our Brand Partners

As a Macaroni KID publisher, you’ll participate in exciting national brand campaigns in exchange for compensation and/or free products and services from companies like these:

Mattel

Crayola

Target

Walt Disney

Kraft

Dannon

Universal

American Girl

Mattel

Crayola

American Girl

Walt Disney

Ritz

Kraft-Heinz

Target

Universal

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What Do Publishers Do?

Publish the go-to weekly e-newsletter and website for parents and caregivers in your community that is jam packed with events and activities for kids and families.

Write articles featuring local content on the best things to do and places to go with kids in your community, as well as other family lifestyle content that reflects the diversity of interests, cultures, values and beliefs represented in the population you serve.

Help local businesses reach families in your community through advertising with your Macaroni KID business and partnering with them to host sponsored community events like summer camp expos, preschool fairs, mom proms and more. You keep 100% of the revenue!

Assist Macaroni KID headquarters by participating in national advertising campaigns, like reviewing new toys and products, handing out samples, hosting events like movie premiers, and more. Publishers receive free products and/or compensation for their participation in these campaigns.

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What You Need to Get Started:

  • At least 10 hours/week to devote to your Macaroni KID business.

  • Successfully pass our application process to make sure you are the right fit to become a Macaroni KID Publisher.

  • Grit and an open mind to learning new skills.
  • Pay $59/month hosting fee*, which provides access to the Macaroni KID platform, resources, training, community and license to use the Macaroni KID brand and trademarks to build your business.

* $39/month CAD for our Canadian publishers

Still not sure whether becoming a publisher is right for you?

Read our FAQs and learn about our requirements.

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Ready to get started?

We can’t wait to meet you!

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What Our Publishers are Saying

Veronica Leon “I became a Macaroni Kid Publisher because I have a passion for helping businesses and wanted to be the resource in my community, schools, businesses and more.” Veronica Leon N. Scottsdale-PV, AZ Publisher Celia Even "I love having the opportunity to host sponsored events for our (rural) area that otherwise wouldn't be available to these families. And I love being able to do ticket giveaways for some amazing events (Disney on Ice, Monster Jam, etc) and attractions that our local families wouldn't have been able to afford to see otherwise." Celia Even Cedar Falls, IA Publisher Julie Dikken “I started my edition initially to advertise a franchise I owned. My edition was embraced as a need by the community and grew so quickly that I left that franchise to run Macaroni Kid on a full-time basis. It was the best decision of my life!” Julie Dikken Evergreen, CO Publisher Helen Partlow “When I hear a fellow parent tell me that they appreciate something I’ve worked hard on, it makes my day. Also, when I hear a business happy that they’ve connected with new customers, I know it’s working.” Helen Partlow Port Jefferson, NY & Mt. Sinai, NY Publisher Kristen Wright Matthews “[I joined Macaroni Kid] to get acclimated to a new city and to make friends. I was also a new mom at 42 years old.” Kristen Wright Matthews College Park, East Point, Morrow, GA Publisher Gillian Pridgen “What I enjoy most of about being a Publisher is being able to build a business that supports family life without the pressures and expenses of most businesses. I have been able to create my own income at my own pace while getting to enrich the lives of my family.” Gillian Pridgen Coral Springs, FL & Boca Raton, FL Publisher Annemarie Mitchell "I am pretty obsessed with Macaroni KID. It has afforded me opportunities I would have NEVER imagined for myself and my kids. We have gotten everything from free classes for them to firewood to one time I got to take my youngest son to Mexico! You will never find a better community of co-workers either. I could go on and on but of course it’s rewarding work and I find it very fulfilling professionally for me, all while working from home and actually being there for my kids." Annmarie Mitchell Gig Harbor, Tacoma and Snoqualmie, WA Publisher

Our Story

Macaroni KID is the nation’s largest single publishing platform answering the question:

“Mama, what are we doing today?”

for more than 3,000,000 families in 4,000+ communities across the country.

Each Macaroni KID community is managed by a local publisher parent or caregiver, who publishes weekly, hyper-local e-newsletters and websites featuring events, activities, products and places for parents, kids and families. They host local events and parties and connect with their communities via social media. They enrich communities by connecting the libraries, schools, rec centers, community centers and all of the wonderful organizations and businesses that create programming and fun for kids and families with local families.

Simply put, Macaroni KID publishers are the go-to parents in their communities and connect both online and off. They know their local communities and their local communities know them. Macaroni KID supports them by giving them the tools, training and the platform to build their businesses and be a force for good in their communities.

In August 2020, Macaroni KID was acquired by CertifiKID. Widely recognized as one of the best deal websites for parents, CertifiKID helps parents provide incredible experiences for their kids on a budget. From family outings to kids’ summer camps, to children’s theatre and museums, to birthday parties and family getaways, CertifiKID connects parents with amazing family-friendly fun in your community at prices that won’t break the bank.

In 2019, CertifiKID appeared on Shark Tank, securing a $600K investment from Kevin O’Leary (aka “Mr. Wonderful”), catapulting it to expand its operations to offer its family-friendly deals to parents nationwide. 

With Macaroni KID joining the CertifiKID family, we are now one of the largest parent-focused digital media and advertising companies in the country, reaching millions of families nationwide. We’re excited to be the premier resource for caregivers nationwide to discover and save on everything their families want and need.

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