Blogs That Pay to Write

One of the most resourceful ways in which you can make money online is by doing freelance writing. If you are not part of a large freelance network like Elance (soon to be called Upwork) or Freelancer, you could still make money writing for independent blogs and online publications.

Chances are you won’t just get a better pricing for your post, you can also showcase your byline to a large audience, which in turn will give you more exposure and opportunities and skyrocket your growth. If you plan on building your freelance writing career, here are 30 websites that you can check out and apply to.

My Collection Of 30 Blogs That Pay To Write

SlickWP

SlickWP accepts guest posts focused on WordPress and Genesis themed tutorials or reviews of WordPress themes and plugins. Posts between 1250 and 2000 words long will be paid $100 USD via Paypal along with a link to your website or social media profile. Visit SlickWP to learn more.

Photoshop Tutorials

If you’re a Photoshop whiz, you can submit your tutorials and earn yourself $50 for quick tips, $150-300 for full tutorials or between $25-50 for article roundups. Grab all the submission details here.

ThePennyHoarder

This blog focuses on uncanny ways to make, earn and invest money. Payment for posts depends on how viral the posts go. For instance, if your post hits 50,000 pageviews, you earn $100. You can find all the additional details here.

TheTechLabs

TheTechLabs accepts tutorials on web designing with a special exclusive focus on Adobe products such as Flash and Flex with payments ranging from $50-$75. Check out this page to see how you can become an author here.

WritersWeekly

WritersWeekly purchases articles for a couple of publications, WritersWeekly.com and The Write Markets Report. The articles are focused on how to make money by writing and accepted submissions (over 600 words long) are paid $60. Click here to read their terms.

IWA Wine Blog

If you are a wine lover, a wine expert or have plenty of knowledge about storing and enjoying wine, you can submit your expert articles to IWA Wine Blog. Payment starts at $50 a post and you can find more guidelines on guest post submission here.

eCommerce Insiders

eCommerce Insiders invites writers who are retail subject matter experts to share their experiences and knowledge on their website. They pay $75 for articles between 400-600 words and $125 for every article over 600 words. Get the rest of the details here.

American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS)

ACHS graduates, students, and industry experts can submit guest blog posts for the ACHS blog. Posts should be between 600-1000 words plus on topics related to holistic health and wellness. Each published post will earn you $50. For more guidelines and tips on submission, click here.

WorkOnlineBlog

This website accepts articles that offer advice and experiences that you may have had in your career as a contractor or a business owner or list posts on resources that will benefit businesses or contractors trying to maximize their potential online. Payment is $50 a post. Find all the submission details and application form here.

iWorkWell

If you have the confidence and skills to work as a subject matter expert on a range of topics related to Human Resources, you can apply to join the team of instructional designers and reviewers here. Payments can go all the way up to $200 per article but that depends on how well you accomplish the task. Read more about iWorkWell’s conditions here.

Your Online Biz

This website is offering $100 for high quality posts but is scanty on the nitti-gritties. You can get in touch with Darnell on this page and he will send you the instructions for submitting your article.

Back to College

Back to College accepts posts on the subject of adult re-entry education. Payment ranges from $32.50+ for reprints and derivatives and $65+ for original feature articles between 1,000 – 1,500+ words. You can find all the details about submission of posts here.

Write Naked

Write Naked accepts interview posts, publishing trends, and insights on writing essentials and pays $50 for accepted articles. You can find more details on their guest blogging policy here.

A Fine Parent

Share your parenting tips, expertise, and wisdom on this blog and get paid $100, plus earn links to your site and get a shot at picking up an annual bonus of $200 if your article ends up as the most popular one on the blog at the end of the year. Hit this link to get more details about the program.

Techopedia

If you can provide insight and inspiration to IT professionals, technology decision-makers and the geeks of the world’s, submit your articles to Techopedia. They pay competitive rates for accepted submissions. Click here to join the editorial team.

Listverse

Write on any topic, keep it over 1500 words long and create an unusual list about anything that is unusual or interesting. If you get accepted on ListVerse, you could get $100 for your efforts. More details are available here.

The Travel Writers Life

If you have experience in travel writing, photography, or running your own tours and want to make money sharing your insider tips, you can write to the Travel Writers Life. Payment is variable and ranges from $50-$75 for articles that the site requests for the website, $100-$150 for interviews and personal stories, and $150-$200 for articles on income advice. Read all the details about the gig here.

Knowledge Nuts

Have an interesting piece of fact you want to share with the world? Submit them to this site and if you get published you’ll get $10 for your efforts. Submission details are available here.

Top Tenz

These guys pay $50 for contributing top 10 lists that are original and have plenty of submission guidelines and instructions on their Write for Us page, which you’ll want to read very carefully.

BootsnAll

This travel website offers various types of writing opportunities for writers who are passionate about indie travel. The Featured Article Program offers $50 and there’s plenty of instructions, resources and guidelines you’ll need to check out before you pitch your ideas. Get all the details by clicking here.

Belt Magazine

Belt Mag accepts Rust Belt related pitches for features, articles, commentaries and first-person essays. The website does not specify the payment terms but all writers are paid if accepted. You can reach out to them via the instructions on this page.

Matador Network

This site is looking for original writing, photography, and videos on cultures and identities of people from around the world. Payment is $40 depending on article type and length and you can get more details about the job description here.

Lab Mice

White papers, guidelines, how-to’s, and technical explanations on IT topics such as Windows 2000 Administration, Computer Security, Technical Project Management and such are accepted here. Payment for articles begins at 25 cents per word. You can read all the detailed guidelines for submission here.

BlessThis List

This is another website that accepts list posts and pays $100 for interesting and unusual works. You can find all the rules and guidelines here.

International Living

If you know of any places in the world that is delightfully different or unique from the world that we know and read about everyday, tell your story to these guys. Payment if accepted is $75. Learn more about the gig here.

World Start

Know any cool Windows, internet, and e-mail tips, get them out to World Start and you could get paid between $15 to $35 depending on the article length. Click here for all the submission guidelines and details.

Treehouse

Another website that accepts posts on web designing and web development is Treehouse. This page lists all the pitches accepted and should the articles get published, writers will get paid between $100-$200 per post.

HowlRound

This website is a commons site for the theatre community. The site offers different writing opportunities and you get paid according to the type of program you opt for. You can learn more about the different writing opportunities here.

Doctor of Credit

If you are a someone with a legal background and have an analytic mindset, you can submit your ideas to the Doctor of Credit. Payment is $50 a post and you can find all the guidelines here.

Income Diary

If you are an expert in the field of website creation, social media or making money online, you can submit articles to Income Diary and get paid $50 per article for your efforts. You’ll find all their submission guidelines here.

4 Comments

  1. Did you notice that “Bless This LIst” and “ListVerse” have the exact same words and format on their submissions page? Strange that the “BTL” page says “Plagiarism will not be tolerated!” Also, most links on the “BTL” page are broken!

    • Some of these pages are small and its simply and easy to just copy paste. Sometimes google might not penalise sites like these because the overall percentage of duplicate content would be very low. Sites like these fall under the safe zone as some would call it.

      As for BTL, I found a few pages too. I guess its just poor maintenance. Hey who cares as long as we make some good cash long the way right?

  2. Brent Jones Reply

    Hi Eddie,

    Wow! What a great list you put together here. Most of these I wasn’t even aware of.

    I know when I was brand new to freelancing, there were many times that I would take a ‘pay cut’ of sorts if it meant getting to publish content under my own name.

    That gave me material to add to my portfolio and started helping me to gain a little exposure online.

    Great idea for a post!

    Brent

    • hey Brent, Thanks for your kind words. I actually was in the process of putting together a much larger list. These sort of posts are really exhausting so decided to keep this one short. And yes, it can be surprising how many blogs pay so much when compared to freelance gigs. But the thing you also need to remember is that these blogs are quite picky in terms of the posts they publish.

      I’m happy that you shared this post on Facebook.

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