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60+ Websites That Pay Writers $100 Per Article and More

60+ Websites and Blogs That Pay Writers $100 and More - All Freelance Writing

How would you like to earn $100 per blog post? You can earn that and more writing online if you know where to look. While I often point out that the best gigs are rarely advertised, that doesn't mean you can't find some public gems out there for newer freelance writers -- websites and blogs that pay writers $100 and more.

That's where this list comes in. It features online writers' markets where you can earn $100 per post or article. Some even pay significantly more than that, so check them out even if you aren't just getting started.

Websites that Pay Writers $100 per Article (& More)

Explore these websites that pay writers to see if any are a good fit for you. And don't forget to keep an eye on the writer's market directory where I periodically add new listings.

NOTE: As of May 2018, the writer's market directory was moved to a new backend system. This allows posts like this one to be automatically updated as new markets meeting the pay requirements are added to the directory. It also means you can report markets by clicking "report link" if details have changed or the link is broken. This helps ensure this post will always be up-to-date. Bookmark this post and check back periodically for new and updated markets.

Argot

Argot accepts submissions of essays, short stories, poetry, and more related to queer culture, marginalized communities, politics, and culture. Pay ranges from $35 for short poems and single panel comics to $250 for long-form investigative pieces. They also have a hardcover print edition where they accept poetry, fiction, and nonfiction pieces up to 2500 words. They pay a 50% premium for pieces accepted for the print edition.

Atlanta Parent

Atlanta Parent is a locally-owned print and digital magazine for Atlanta area parents. They accept personal essays of 400-500 words, practical articles of 400-600 words, and longer feature articles of 800-1200 words. Payments range from $25-50 for short articles up to 600 words and begins at $100 for features.

Autostraddle

Autostraddle is a progressively feminist online publication catering to lesbian, bisexual, and queer trans women. They also include content about and by non-binary individuals. They accept freelance submissions covering fashion, beauty, sex, relationships, dating, trends, and humor. They're particularly interested in contributions from butch/masculine-of-center women, people of color, trans women, those under 23, and those over 45. Payments generally fall in the $50-200 range, though they also accept longer (3000+ word) investigative journalism and pop culture features where they negotiate pay up to $2000 in addition to covering expenses.

Backpacker

Backpacker magazine covers hiking, backpacking, North American destinations, and advice for improving the backcountry experience. All articles and photos must appear to Leave No Trace's ecologically friendly practices. Destination features run 1500-5000 words. They also accept personality, technique, and gear features as well as freelance-friendly departments (Life List: 300-400 words; Done in a Day: 500 words, Weekend; Skills; and Gear). They also publish web-only content from freelancers based on each month's theme. They pay on acceptance and buy all rights. Payments run $.40 - over $1.00 per word.

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

Beneath Ceaseless Skies seeks short stories of up to 14,000 words. They publish "literary adventure fantasy" with second-world settings. They pay 6 cents per word.

Better Humans

Better Humans accepts contributions offering actionable advice, based on the author's experience and primary research, on topics such as productivity, leadership, and health. Articles run around 2750 words on average, and pay is a flat rate of $500.

BitcoinTechWeekly

BitcoinTechWeekly is looking for freelance contributors who can write 1500-word lead-in editorials for their Weekly Edition categories based on current events, up to 600-word briefs and highlights also based on current events, and feature articles. Articles must be in Markdown format. Payment is made in BTC at a rate of $200 "for well-done articles for new authors." Pay goes up for authors with an established track record with them. Briefs of 200-600 words pay between $20 and $40.

Bitter Lawyer

Bitter Lawyer (a part of Bitter Empire) accepts articles (such as rants) and listicles from lawyers and law students about about whatever has them feeling bitter. They pay $25 for posts of 300-700 words and $100 for posts 1000 or more words. Writers are permitted to write under pseudonyms.

Briarpatch Magazine

Briarpatch Magazine publishing work of political importance on topics such as grassroots activism, electoral politics, economic justice, labour, gender equity, indigenous struggles, and more. They accept submissions from new and experienced freelance writers alike. Pay is $100 for profiles, short essays, reviews, blog posts, and "parting shots" under 1500 words. Pay is $200 for feature stories and photo essays generally running 1500-2500 words. And pay is $300 for research-based articles and investigative reporting typically running 2500-3000 words.

Broken Pencil

Broken Pencil is "the magazine of zine culture and the independent arts." They accept submissions for their "Pencil Sharpener" short reports section of up to 400 words, feature stories of 1000-3000 words, and original fiction of up to 3000 words (fiction is read from March 1 - September 15). Payment ranges from $30 - 300 depending on the type of submission. Pitch deadlines for seasonal issues are January 15th, April 15th, July 15th, and October 15th.

BustMold.com

BustMold.com is an online publication / blog run by Mold Busters, a licensed mold removal company in Canada. They accept articles related to environmental services, mold removal, asbestos testing, water damage restoration, air duct cleaning, pollution inspection, and building inspections. Articles should be 2000+ words and pay $200 each. They also accept "ultimate guides" of 3000-4000 words, for which they pay $300-400.

Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor is a daily newspaper covering US and international news. The paper accepts freelance news submissions. In general freelance writers submit only on spec when new to the publication, and writers grant the newspaper 90 day exclusive rights. Pay for a typical story is $250.

Clarkesworld Magazine

This magazine is devoted to science fiction, fantasy, and horror. They purchase both fiction and nonfiction writing. Payment for nonfiction is 10 cents per word up to their 2500 word limit. Payment for fiction (1000-22,000 words) is also 10 cents per word.

Coastal Review Online

Coastal Review Online is published by the North Carolina Coastal Federation. They accept freelance submissions of 800-2000 words. Pay varies from $75-200, and they pay within 10 days of acceptance.

Color Bloq

Color Bloq publishes "art, scholarship, and community knowledge" by QTPoC writers and creatives around each collection's theme. They have an open-pitch process and publish quarterly. They accept articles and critiques focused on history in a social, cultural, or political context as well as reporting and analysis and deep studies into a singular topic. These pieces range from 1200-2000 words and pay up to $500 each. Color Bloq also accepts personal essays from 600-800 words, for which they pay $200.

Cooking Detective

CookingDetective.com is a cooking, recipe, and food blog. They pay $120-160 for "ultimate guide" articles of 3000-4000 words, and $75 for articles of 2000+ words.

Cosmopolitan.com

Cosmopolitan.com, tied to Cosmopolitan magazine, is looking for online contributors to submit essays about "a memorable, crazy, hilarious, or touching college experience." These should be up to 800 words and can focus on friends, dating, partying, classes, working, internships, and more. Pay is $100 for a published essay.

Couchbase

Couchbase accepts contributions of tutorials and blog posts related to Couchbase and the benefits of NoSQL. Topics they suggest include GeoJSON with .NET, Paging with N1QL, programming languages like PHP, Ruby, and Java, and more. They pay $200 for published posts.

Cracked.com

Cracked.com is a comedy site that publishes listicle-style articles around pop culture topics and more. They pay $150 for a contributor's first four articles and $250 per article after that.

Daily Science Fiction

Daily Science Fiction publishes original short works of speculative fiction. They pay 8 cents per word for first worldwide rights and nonexclusive reprint rights. They accept stories, including flash fiction, from 100-1500 words.

DAME

DAME accepts essays and reported features from freelance writers. Submissions should be written for an audience of women on issues such as politics, reproductive rights, civil rights, race, sex, class, gender, LGBTQ, disability, media, law, or cultural trends. Pay is $200 for essays and $300-400 for features.

Earth Island Journal

Earth Island Journal covers environmental issues such as wildlife conservation,land conversation,public policy, climate and energy, and more. Contributors are paid $.25 per word for print stories (around $750-1000 for an in-depth 4000-word feature). Online reports pay $50-100 and are a good way for new writers to break into the market.

Elite Personal Finance

ElitePersonalFinance is a personal finance blog publishing advanced articles on credit reports, credit cards, and identity theft. Writers familiar with personal finance are welcome to pitch guest posts. Pay is $100 per guest post. Long term opportunities are possible for advanced writers with interesting ideas.

Freelance Mom

Freelance Mom is an online publication for professional mothers (though they accept submissions from dads too). The community looks for actionable advice and tips including a 20-30 minute action plan at the end. Articles run 900-1500 words and pay $75-100 each.

Guyvorce

Guyvorce.com is an online publication offering divorce advice and information for men. They accept articles of at least 1200 words and pay $100 per article (via PayPal).

HowlRound

HowlRound accepts submissions to its journal from "contributors who are deeply invested in and committed to the theatre field." They accept pieces on theatre commoning, ideas that challenge the status quo, lesser-known or marginalized aesthetics, equity, inclusivity, and accessibility for under-represented theatre communities and practices, and theatre practice and process. They pay honorariums of $50 for 750-1000 word pieces, $100 for 1000-1500 word pieces, and $150 for 1500-2000 word submissions.

Income Diary

IncomeDiary accepts online submissions about web development, web and blog design, SEO, driving traffic, social media, content creation, and making money online. Payments are up to $200 per article.

iWorkWell.com

iWorkWell accepts contributions from HR professionals / consultants / academics and employment or labor attorneys with HR expertise. They're looking for instructional articles related to HR professionals. They accept both edit offers for existing content on the site (up to $75 depending on the level of improvements) as well as new contributions paying anywhere from $115 - 195 per article. Articles are generally 1500 - 3500 words.

Knitty.com

Knitty.com accepts freelance submissions of knitting articles / tutorials / patterns. Pay attention to the writer's guidelines for notes on when to submit season-specific tutorials. Payments are $150-200 per submission.

LiisBeth

LiisBeth accepts queries from new and professional feminist writers "anywhere along the gender continuum." They prioritize submissions from "womxn, trans, queer-identified writers, community voices and journalists." Pay (in $CDN) runs $500-650 for feminist enterprise profiles, $250-500 for personal essays, $800-2000 for critical analysis / issues / policy analysis submissions, $500-700 for service articles, reviews, and research briefs, and $250-500 for event round-ups, playlists, poetry, and other submission types. The average word count for profiles and small features is 800-1300 words. Larger features typically run 1500-3000 words.

Linode.com

Linode hires freelance technical writers to write tutorials about Linux, Linode, and cloud infrastructure. They pay up to $300.

Listverse

Listverse publishes list-based posts covering topics ranging from the bizarre to entertainment to science. They pay $100 per accepted post via Paypal. Posts must include at least ten list items.

Los Angeles Times - Travel

The LA Times accepts freelance contributions to its travel section, both in print and online. They buy first North American rights, and have strict ethical standards (please review their linked guidelines for details). They don't accept queries -- you must send the full spec piece. And trips must have been taken in the past two years. They accept 400-word submissions for their Weekend Escape section, 1300-word destination pieces for print and online publication, and 200 word blog posts. Print pieces pay $200-750 while online-only pieces generally pay $500. Weekend Escapes pay $200. And blog posts pay $75.

Metro Parent

This parenting magazine for southeast Michigan also publishes online (including some online-only articles). For the print magazine, pay starts at $50 for short 600-word "Kids 101" submissions to $200+ for 1200-2500 word features. They also accept 50-word blurbs and pay $25 for those. For MetroParent.com, they pay $40+ for general and breaking posts of 600-800 words or resource round-ups. They also accept freelance submissions for their ancillary magazines -- Fun Guide, Big Book of Schools, and Pink + Blue.

Midwest Living

This lifestyle magazine focuses on the Midwest region of the U.S. They often test new freelancers with local scouting assignments or 300-600 word articles for their website. Pay varies, but they state a first-time writer working with them could generally earn around $150 for one of these scouting or online content assignments.

Model Railroad Hobbyist

Model Railroad Hobbyist publishes articles and videos "on all aspects of model railroading and on prototype (real) railroading as a subject for modeling." Articles typically run around 3000 words with 10 photos and a short video clip (payments being $230 for these). $200-600 per feature is typical, though they've paid over $1000 for longer articles as well (such as through their website where length isn't an issue).

Nevada Magazine

Nevada Magazine is the state of Nevada's official tourism magazine. They accept stories in the 500-1500 word range, and payments are up to $250. Payments for stories on their website, NevadaMagazine.com, are $100-200. They pay on publication and they don't pay expenses.

Photoshop Tutorials

PhotoshopTutorials.ws accepts Photoshop design tutorials and quick-tips. You must submit a picture of your final Photoshop project (and can do so for consideration before writing the tutorial itself). The site pays $50 for quick-tips and $150-300 for full tutorials.

Postmark

Postmark accepts tutorials from freelance writers who can write about transactional emails for developers. Topics might include email delivery, reputation, design, tools, testing, and tutorials for using Postmark with specific coding languages. Payments are made via PayPal and range from $200-300 per tutorial depending on complexity.

Pseudopod

Pseudopod is an "audio magazine" in the horror genre. Writers can submit their stories to have them read and recorded by voice actors. They pay $20 for flash fiction reprints and $100 for short story reprints, or $.06 per word for original fiction.

Rattle

Rattle accepts unsolicited poetry submissions year-round. They do not accept previously-published work (but publishing to the author's own blog, message boards, and social media accounts are not disqualifying). They encourage simultaneous submissions. Pay is $100 per poem and a one-year subscription if the poem is published in print, and $50 for online contributors.

Readability Formulas

Readability Formulas provides free readability tools to help writers assess the reading/grade levels of their writing. They also publish writing tips related to writing reader-friendly content and copy. They accept contributions from professional writers and pay $100 / article ($.10 per word) for articles via PayPal, based on a suggested article length of 700-1000 words.

Revpm

Revpm is a personal finance blog that accepts posts that feature practical ideas for earning and saving more money. They particularly look for detailed stories with numbers, strategies, and tips. They accept both one-off pitches and freelancers who want to contribute daily, weekly, or monthly. Posts should be 700+ words, though they prefer them in the 1000-2000 word range. Payments are made via PayPal when posts go live, and pay is $30-150 per post.

Scotch

Scotch provides coding courses and code challenges for developers. They accept freelance pitches for their blog covering tutorials and news. Pay is up to $150 per article.

Sitepoint

SitePoint.com accepts tutorials covering HTML and CSS. Pay is $150-200 per tutorial of average length, and $300 or more for articles and tutorials that are longer. They're also open to content covering Sass, developer tools, open source, performance, browser stats and trends, and task runners.

Slick WP

Slick WP accepts posts that help readers get the most out of the WordPress platform and the Genesis Theme Framework. Articles and tutorials should be 1250-2000 words long. Pay is $100 per published post.

Smart Business Trends

SmartBusinessTrends.com is a blog covering online marketing, email marketing, Wordpress, and Amazon FBA. They pay $100-200 via PayPal for full rights for tutorials, case studies, and product reviews.

Sport Fishing

Sport Fishing magazine publishes 9 issues per year and focuses on saltwater fishing mostly around North America. They accept features of 1800-2400 words, including sidebars, though their departments are usually staff-written. They pay $750 for print features. Digital features pay $200 for up to 1000 words and $300 for over 1000 words.

Strange Horizons

Strange Horizons is a magazine that publishes speculative fiction as well as poetry, interviews and reviews. The pay is $0.08/word for fiction and stories must be less than 10,000 words, though below 5,000 is preferred.

Teaching Tolerance

Teaching Tolerance accepts both magazine articles and online contributions for K-12 educators "interested in social justice and anti-bias topics." Features run 800-1600 words. Why I Teach pieces run 600 words or less. Story Corner features student-facing short stories and nonfiction. Short articles for the website should run 500-700 words. They pay $1.00 per word for magazine contributions and $150 for short online articles.

Texas Home School Coalition Association

The Texas Home School Coalition Association accepts blog posts related to home schooling in Texas. Current themes for pitches are in their guidelines. They accept features of 800-1200 words and sidebars of 125-300 words (1100-1800 words combined). They pay $40 for nonexclusive print and electronic rights for works previously-published or where authors want to retain the copyright. They pay $175 for exclusive print and electronic copyright to previously-unpublished blog posts.

The Green Parent

The Green Parent is a UK-based bi-monthly digital magazine covering topics such as pregnancy & conscious birth, breastfeeding, family life & simple living, alternative education, natural health & beauty, green travel, gardening, sustainable fashion, and more. Articles run 1500-2000 words, and they also accept shorter opinion pieces of 600 words. Pay is £75 per 1000 words.

The Guardian

The Guardian accepts freelance submissions for its newspaper and website. Freelancers can pitch the commissioning editor of the section they're interested in, and you may be asked to submit the piece on-spec for consideration. They pay freelance contributors based on the fees laid out in their freelance charter found at https://www.theguardian.com/info/guardian-news-media-freelance-charter.

The Introspectionist

The Introspectionist is a "digital magazine for the intelligent woman." Different themes are covered every month through a series of thought-provoking articles. Topics include family issues, dating, health and beauty, and other current topics of interest (such as an upcoming issue on social networking). Pay is $25 for departments (100 to 500 words), $100 for features up to 2000 words, and $200 for features up to 5000 words. Poetry and fiction pay $25.

TheTravelWritersLife.com

This site doesn't publish traditional travel pieces for the general public, but rather focuses on content that teaches people how to get paid to travel (travel writing, photography, etc.). They pay $50-75 for articles they request for the website, $100-150 for interviews and personal stories, and $150-200 for articles with specific advice on how readers can earn money while traveling.

Transitions Abroad

TransitionsAbroad.com accepts freelance contractions for its Web magazine. Examples of topics covered include working abroad, teaching English abroad, studying abroad, and cultural immersion travel. They pay on acceptance, and payments range from $50 to $150 for articles in the 1250-2000+ word range.

Tutorial Board

TutorialBoard accepts submissions of tutorials related to Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, and other design software. Tutorials must include downloadable .psd files. Pay is up to $150 per tutorial.

Webloggerz.com

Web Loggerz accepts articles, screencasts, and infographics from freelance contributors. Content should be related to the WordPress platform. Guidelines note this is a paying market (at the time of inclusion, the owner confirmed they pay $30-100 per contribution).

WPHUB

WPHUB's blog focuses on the WordPress development community such as theme developers, plugin developers, and customization specialists. They accept submissions on topics such as design trends, up-and-coming plugins useful for developers, coding best practices, and more. (They do not publish reviews or how-to guides for WordPress.) Articles should be 800-1200 words each and have visuals. Pay is $100-200 depending on length.

Yes! Magazine

Yes! Magazine features both a print and digital magazine featuring "nonprofit, independent, reader-supported journalism for people building a better world." Articles cover politics, the economy, the planet, and more. Pay for online reported articles is $.35 per word, and pay for print reported articles is $.50 per word. Small stipends may be paid for commentaries rather than reported articles.

Zift

Zift is looking for parenting guest bloggers, particularly parenting & technology bloggers or parents who can speak to technology topics, and paying $100 per accepted post.

Why These Online Freelance Writing Markets Were Chosen

My requirements for inclusion in this list were simple:

  • It had to be an online writer's market (blog, website, digital magazine, etc.).
  • Guidelines, or at least payment info, had to be available publicly online (directly from the source and not just from third party reports).
  • The $100 mark had to fall within the market's pay range for at least one type of writing (for example, some might start at $100, and others might pay "up to" $100).

117 thoughts on “60+ Websites That Pay Writers $100 Per Article and More”

      • Thank you so much! I am currently freelance writing for free to gain experience and an insight first. It’s a beautiful company, but I was discouraged when I didn’t see myself improving. Thankfully, they aren’t giving up on me and coaching me with the skills needed. I love writing, and I don’t want to let it go, so I really hope I improve as a writer. I will definitely look towards these websites in the future. God bless!

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    • OMG ! Jennifer, if you were close I would kiss you whether you wanted me to or not. I’m 72 and began writing for my 6th grade mimeographed (don’t even know what that was, do you?) newssheet. My class prophesies got me an English abbreviation lesson. I wrote one fellow was going to be the President of the Bald Headed Dog’s Ass. In 1973, I was one of the first female journalists allowed in the Indy 500’s Gasoline Alley…..got there by riding on the coattails of some ladies who’d filed a lawsuit……how far we have come, baby! Am working on a book but my few magazine submissions were never bought and I knew nothing about this world. Thank you more than I can say for your incredible gift for so many! (VisitorTravelBlog wants no more submissions and ScaryMommy.com no longer pays.)

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      • Thanks Gloria! This post is actually not being updated anymore, because it’s going to be replaced with an interactive list that automatically updates whenever I update, add, or remove new markets in the larger market database (still online markets in this pay range). I’ll be adding other similar pages for different types of markets or pay levels too. I’m still working out some things with the new directory platform hosting things and serving them to the posts. But that should happen in the first quarter (I’m hoping February).

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  1. PostJoint is probably the odd one out. This is only for webmasters with websites that are happy to place paid/sponsored content on, not writers – and the average price they pay tends to be between $10-20 per post.

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    • It doesn’t look like the listing is for the guest post / sponsored post connections. In the guidelines I linked in the post, they pretty clearly say it’s for writers to contribute to their own blog, with a $100-200 payout. Here’s the direct link again, which will hopefully clear up any confusion. 🙂

      http://blog.postjoint.com/write-for-us/

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  2. This is an awesome list, Jenn — thanks for including A Fine Parent in it. I look forward to connecting with some of the wonderful parents in your community and sharing their kick-ass articles with our little community!

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  3. I really needed to find this. After a negative experience today spent writing a review I was beginning to feel discouraged and disgusted. I have just started down this path. I have written 6 articles and was paid 15 dollars each. The people I encountered were demanding and rude.That’s why this information brightened my day. It is great seeing the words thank you and seeing that manners still exist. I am thinking an article will come from my experience today so it wasn’t a complete fail.

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    • Hi Tammy. I’m sorry you had a lousy experience recently. Unfortunately it’s not surprising for the lowest-budget clients to be the most demanding. But it’s a great reason to pick yourself back up and charge better rates in the New Year. Best of luck landing some better clients this year — ones who appreciate you!

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  4. thanks for a great and helpful list. I’ve been blogging for five years but just now trying to get paid for some of my efforts. The list is not just for beginners.

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  5. Thank you, Jennifer for the list provided. I would like to add an item, where I started myself as a freelance writer and made a decent living for myself – Freelancercareers.

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  6. I can just imagine the kind of quality demanded for every article considering it will cost the client $100. This would be amazing for anyone who meets the standards set.

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    • I only go by what the public guidelines say for the list. But I’ll put them on a watch list and consider replacing them in the next update if nothing new is published. Thanks for the heads up.

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  7. NewWest.net should be removed from the list. They haven’t published an article on their website since August, 2014. They appear to be defunct.

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  8. This is an excellent compilation of websites currently offering writing opportunities in an unbelievable variety of subjects. Having access to this list is definitely a great asset to online writers.
    It makes a huge difference to get a handsome amount of $100 for a single piece of content, rather than getting literally peanuts on various upfront payment and revenue sharing content writing websites that pay their member writers for their online activity.
    However, I bet that, quality of content, a competent writing style, and relevant knowledge and experience on a specific subject are considered as sine qua non requirements for writers to have their content published in those high-paying websites.
    The fact that a large number of those websites have ceased to operate, and new ones have come into the picture, shows that only the most selective of them will survive and flourish in the long run.
    The more difficult it is for a writer’s content to be accepted and published on one of these sites, the higher is the likelihood for that writer to enjoy recurring payments for his/her content, and, why not, make a decent and consistent income out of one of those writing websites.

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  9. This is a very comprehensive site that seems to provide all the resources a person starting out [who already knows how to write but not connect with clients.] A very good find.

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  10. hey! thank you very much, Jennifer!!!!! from al my heart! you just open my eyes on another types of magazines! now I working for 10 euro per article (interiors and design) and for my poor country it’s very (very-very) cool. Now I’m so motivated to learn eng!

    and want to say that I had found you via Pinterest by keyword «freelance»))

    good luck!

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    • Just keep at it James. When it comes to pitching, it’s a numbers game. You might have to send out a lot of pitches before you land a gig. That’s especially true if you’re new and don’t have an established portfolio or network yet.

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  11. Fantastic list and awesome roundup of similar posts.

    I’ve my favorite sites that I use to get freelance assignments. Plus, I’ve my clients.
    But it’s always good to discover new resources and places to find more job opportunities.

    Thanks for the share, Jenniferl! 🙂

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  12. Thanks a lot for sharing wonderful list. kindly confirm me these websites only pay to USA citizens or other countries citizens too.e.g. (India, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Srilanka etc)?

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  13. As a freelancer, you’re a business owner. No one said succeeding at it is going to be easy. One of the biggest mistakes freelancers make is assuming it should be. You can increase your chances by perfecting your pitches. And you should always look for markets beyond the ones listed here. They’re meant to serve as examples. But they’re far from the only decent blogging markets around. 🙂

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  14. Do you know anyone who’s actually got paid on listverse? I’ve read mix results about it and I can’t find anyone who’s actually written for them.

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    • Your best bet is to Google some of their authors and get in touch with them (their author links seem to be broken on the site, so you probably won’t find their contact info that way). The issue with sites like this which are featured on a lot of market lists is that they’re going to get a lot of submissions. So they might have a pretty low acceptance rate. Not all editors respond to writers they can’t accept, especially if they receive a high volume of pitches. That could be the basis for some of the complaints I’ve seen where people were upset that they chose to write something on-spec only to not receive a response. I’d touch base with an editor first if at all possible to make sure they’re currently accepting pitches, even if it’s just via a social media account. If you can submit during one of their less-busy times, you might have a better shot.

      At the same time, I really hope people see this list as examples and then go beyond that. The sites that advertise decent pay are going to be bombarded with pitches because they’re the exception rather than the rule. So consider looking for sites that might be competitors of Listverse or other sites on this list and pitch them too, even if they don’t publicly solicit submissions.

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  15. Much gratitude for this post on paid guest blogging, but unfortunately can’t seem to find any blogs that fit into niche. I’m interested in literature and fiction but it’s somewhat difficult to find blogs that pay for these kinds of topics. Is there anyone who can give suggestions on certain blogs who pay for this?

    Thanks in advance.

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    • If you want to find fiction markets, visit the “Markets” link near the top of this site. There’s a bigger market database with a section on fiction submissions. I also sometimes post calls for submissions for fiction in the Poetry and Prose section of the job board.

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    • I hope you manage to find some gigs here. Also be sure to visit the “Markets” link near the top of the site for the writer’s market database. That’s going to be updated over the next few weeks, but you should be able to find other travel markets there in the meantime. 🙂

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  16. Hello, I really liked this post and found it helpful. I have tried some of these sites out and other were new to me. Thank you for reaching out with this valuable free information. Best of luck with your writing.

    I mentioned this web page in my blog post: http://www.amandapelletier.com/online-writing-gigs-that-pay/

    Again, thanks for your time!

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  17. This is a great resource of information for me. I am a freelance travel writer and found new publications to submit my work too – Excited to kick things off .
    Thanks for the list.

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    • Hi Tracy,

      I’m working on the updated list for 2016. If you’d like your site included, I’ll need you to point me to the actual writers’ guidelines page on your website (and it has to mention a pay rate range where $100 fits in somewhere). You can either post that link here if there is one, or you can email it to me from https://allfreelancewriting.com/contact/.

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  18. Hey Jennifer,

    This is indeed a great list of opportunities to earn some handsome amount.

    I have registered with YourOnline.biz & AFineParent.com. But it seems the submissions are closed for next few months for the latter. Will try to explore some other sites as per my niche.

    Thank you so much for sharing these. Take care 🙂

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  19. Excellent list Jennifer
    You had provided new ways for making huge amount of money to webmasters like me.I am looking forward to submit my articles to these websites
    Well, I want to know that can I create shorter articles for these websites also or they only require articles of more than 1000 words?
    Thanks,
    Vickie

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  20. hi, Jennifer, I want to know if these websites are interested in legal writings or not ? in other words ant articles related to law

    Thank you too much

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  21. I love to write for Listverse. I written more than 3 articles and submitted them to Listverse. But all the 3 articles are not approved. They rejected all articles. So now I will try the above networks and let’s see what happens

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  22. Wow! Thanks for sharing such a good information for guest bloggers. It’s a Nice List of sources that pay! I’d love to add another one to your lists. This is my site

    http://www.cookingdetective.com/write-for-us/.

    I pay the writers competitive rates for writing for CD.

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  23. I have a keen interest in writing about beauty, lifestyle and health. I live in Pakistan please recommend me a site.

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  24. I hardly see the site that pays through check…paypal is not supported in my area.please kindly list few sites that pay through check or bitcoin..i would be glad to get the list from you.thanks for your understanding.

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  25. Hi Jenn,
    Thanks a lot for this awesome compilation.
    Hope I’ll be able to make use of some of them.
    Also, a slight update… Scary Mommy no longer pays for submissions according to their website “As of July 22, we are no longer paying for submissions, original or repubs. We know; it sucks, we’re sorry!”

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    • Thanks Jacqueline. The entire list is going under review this month, and it’ll be moved to a new interactive system that will let the post list be updated much more frequently. So it will be removed in that review in the next couple of weeks. 🙂

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  26. Thanks for sharing this. On sites such freelancer.com customers aren’t willing to anything. Clients are primarily driven by who offers the lowest for writing an article.

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  27. All this being said if you’re a fast writer, and you don’t spend a lot of time on each article, maybe you could make minimum wage working on Demand Studio stuff. Which would be cool if you’re working from home and that’s all the money you were looking for. But long-term, other “freelance” writing jobs would be likely to net you a lot more. Blogging is my favorite.

    I’ve done quite a bit of freelance writing, myself–not the website, but jobs you hunt down for yourself in corporate America–and the income can be excellent, but often requires a lot more personal marketing or a good list of personal contacts. And you’ll need to be able to prove you can do the work with a combination of references, education, and samples. You also need to have the good aptitude for customer service, so you can keep your clients happy.

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  28. Hey
    Thanks for a great and helpful list. I’ve been blogging for two years but just now trying to get paid for some of my efforts. The list is not just for beginners.
    Regards
    Mehndi

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  29. I need a blog that would pay me to write on relationships, dating heartbreak.. Please help now! P.s.. Scary mommy has stopped paying

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    • I’m not sure Zaineb. Each site will have its own rules about whom they accept contributions from. Your best bet is to check the writers’ guidelines linked here for each of them. If they don’t say you need to be a resident of a specific location, go ahead and pitch them. 🙂 Also note if they say they only use certain payment methods to make sure those are available in your area.

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  30. Many thanks Jennifer for these insights. I hail from Uganda (East Africa) and interested in sites/links that pay for writing reports. I wonder if you can be kind to point out a few as my niche is in report writing albeit with partly stories of change in education.

    Patrick

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    • I don’t specialize in reports markets Patrick, so nothing comes to mind unfortunately. I’d pitch businesses rather than publications for things like that. Unless you mean academic reports for students perhaps? If that’s the case, I don’t support those kinds of markets for ethical reasons, so I wouldn’t promote them here.

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  31. For me, Upwork seems to be the only place to find good reliable clients. I have tried listverse and a few from here but no luck, sadly. As a non-native writer, I can easily show my past reviews to gain new clients through freelance sites though initially its a struggle to find those golden $100 a pop gigs.

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    • The reliable clients are generally the ones who find you and the ones you build a real relationship with (an easy thing freelancers sometimes forget about — not saying you necessarily have). They don’t come from freelance sites and job boards. I’d only use job boards for a few initial portfolio pieces or filler gigs if at all possible. There are occasional gems, but the competition for them is much steeper than gigs you find on your own, either through direct pitching or the clients you attract via SEO and PR strategies (thought leadership pieces, white papers, guest posts, etc.).

      Your best option if you’re stuck relying on a freelance site (always risky if clients all, or mostly, come from one place) is to try tweaking your marketing mix a bit.

      For example, you might start with 50% of your marketing effort there on the freelance site and job boards you’re browsing, 25% on building your professional platform (the SEO & PR tactics I mentioned), and 25% on direct pitching (finding ideal clients and sending email pitches or making cold calls — these aren’t companies advertising though).

      Adjust those numbers as you see fit early on, and tweak them every few months until you’re not relying heavily on any single third party source of gigs. $100 for a blog post is a mediocre rate at best. It seems high to a lot of bloggers because the higher-paying gigs aren’t publicly advertised often. It’s simply not how those clients find their writers. They search for them or take referrals from people they trust. The gigs are most definitely out there. But think less in terms of “where” to find them and more in terms of “how” to attract them. That simple change in mindset can make a big difference over time. Give it a try and see how a different promotional mix helps you break into more of those markets you’re looking for. 🙂

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  32. Hello! This is really helpful. Is there a site where I can write articles about being a youtuber? I am 16 and I just started a youtube channel and I would like to write articles about my life as a youtuber. Any suggestions?

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    • I don’t know of any sites in that particular niche. And depending on where you’re located, you might be too young to enter into freelance contracts without parents also being involved. So make sure you check into that beyond simply looking for markets.

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  33. Great list Jennifer!

    I’ve noticed $100 is definitely on the higher end of websites paying for articles. During my research I’ve found most articles around $50/article with around 1,000 words. It’s great that you’ve found the creme of the crop!

    I wonder if these websites are a LOT harder to get accepted over the $50 per article sites? I guess that would make sense. =)

    Thanks for sharing and look forward to trying these!

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    • $100 per article is actually a pretty mediocre pay rate. It’s not a pro-level or anything (maybe the low end of it if we’re talking about a short piece). It’s just the higher end of what people advertise publicly for these kinds of web-only pieces. That’s because advertising you pay $500 or more for blog posts attracts far too much attention — from people who aren’t qualified to write about the subject matter or at the level required. It’s overwhelming sometimes to sort through that mess to find who you want to hire, and it can be easier to ask for referrals or simply search for a writer who specializes in what you want. $500+ is not at all uncommon; you just don’t see it advertised much.

      I consider $50 per article a bare bones starter rate for new freelance writers who can write basic content fluently in their client’s target language. I’d say $100 is a step above that certainly, but there’s still a lot of room to grow. And the biggest difference I see between those and the $50 articles is length — it’s not so much that people are paying more because they expect a huge quality difference as it is they want longer content because that’s what marketers keep telling them (usually based on poorly-interpreted studies on things like social media sharing). The biggest money in online content tends to go to ghostwriters who write on behalf of companies and executives who don’t have time to do it themselves. So if you’re looking for gigs, make sure you target those private companies too — not just what you find advertised.

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  34. FiberGuide (https://fiberguide.net) pays $100 to $150 for good articles in the telecommunication industry. Articles should be at least 750 words and covering hot topics related to fiber optics, optical networking, wide area networking, data centers, cloud services, IP transit, SD-WAN and other closely related articles. You can contact us through the contact us page.

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    • If you’d like to have the site added to this article (by being included in the market directory), please make sure your writer guidelines are posted publicly on your site (including rate info). Then either post the link to that page here or email me using the form on my contact page and I’ll add it for you. It’s free as long as the guidelines are publicly on your site to link to, and there’s a much better chance of people seeing it than in the comments here.

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  35. Thank you for putting this list together. I will gladly pay $100 or more for a good post. Would you be so kind to include our site in the list?
    Thank you!

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    • I approved the comment here with your site details, but I can’t add it to the market directory (which feeds into the post itself) unless the pay info is publicly in the writers’ guidelines of the website. If you decide to publish that in the future, feel free to let me know here and I’m happy to add it for you.

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  36. We are looking for writers for our blog. Topics include digital marketing, video production, everything YouTube, copyright, and more.

    You can find our writing guidelines here: https://www.tunepocket.com/write-for-us/

    Thank you!

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