Ever thought of getting paid to write? Imagine earning $100 or more JUST for writing a blog post! Check out this dream come true list of 21 AMAZING websites where you’ll find your next income stream from freelance writing jobs. Enjoy browsing and good luck!
Listverse was built on the efforts of readers just like you. Readers who didn’t have any experience as writers but decided to put a list together and send it in. You don’t need to be an expert—you just need to have English equal to that of a native speaker, a sense of humor, and a love for things unusual or interesting.
You can get paid $100 for a list in a list style article of more than ten list items. The article should be 1500 words. Guidelines →
Writers Weekly focuses on “selling” the written word. They do not seek articles on how to write. They seek articles on how to make more money doing what you love… writing! They are also interested in other forms of home-based businesses and self-employment that may result from writing, such as self-publishing, corporate writing, ghostwriting, etc.
You get paid $40 to $60 for each article you submit on Writers Weekly. All you need to do is subscribe with them and start earning easy money. Guidelines →
WOW! is an online writing platform that encourages women authors, agents, readers, publishers, and writers. They welcomes queries from its audience of women writers and they are open to general queries, as long as it relates to the craft of writing and publishing.
They are particularly looking for how-tos on a variety of writing and publishing topics, and interviews/round-ups with acquiring editors/literary agents/publishers. All articles must have takeaway value for fellow writers.
Depending on the size of the article, you can get paid $50-75 for short articles and $150 for articles of 3000 words. Guidelines →
Your Online Business is headquarters for publishing compelling content that gets you recognized as the expert in your niche. Articles must be 100% original and you are selling the exclusive rights to your article you may not republish it elsewhere. You may not republish this article online (not even on your own site).
You get paid $100 for articles on online business. It is a freelance platform and that makes it easy to get in. Guidelines →
Viator Travel Blog are looking for freelance writers with destination expertise and they often reach out to these writers for assignments related to their destination. They are currently looking for travel writers to contribute to their network of “Things to Do” blogs on an ongoing basis.
They are looking for writers with an expertise in several destinations or an entire region. Each writer will be responsible for writing and publishing a set number of posts per destination, usually 2 to 5 per month (which means if you have 5 destinations, that will be 10-25 posts per month).
Word counts range from 300-500 words and pay is $45 per post. Guidelines →
The Establishment is looking to unearth overlooked stories, produce original reporting, and provide a platform for voices that have been marginalized by the mainstream media. They publish originally reported features, interviews, long-form journalism, personal essays, and multimedia of all shapes, sizes, and creeds.
They pay $125 for feature stories, op-eds, and personal essays (800-1,500 words), and $500 for a select few long-form investigative pieces that involve original reporting and at least five interviews (3,000 words). Guidelines →
Boulevard strives to publish only the finest in fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. While they frequently publish writers with previous credits, they are very interested in less experienced or unpublished writers with exceptional promise. If you have practiced your craft and your work is the best it can be, send it to Boulevard.
Prose minimum is $100, maximum is $300.
Poetry minimum is $25, maximum is $250. Guidelines →
eCommerce Insiders writers are ecommerce subject matter experts. As providers to the online retail industry or retailers themselves, their perspective is shaped by direct experience. The article can be an educational post or a commentary-style posts.
The article should be on e-commerce related issues such as affiliate programs, logistics, SEO, call centres. eCommerce Insider generally patronise online retail experts.
They pay $125 for an article of 600 words and above. Guidelines →
The Puritan Magazine seeks submissions all year round, from anywhere in the world. Regular submissions to the magazine are free of charge and should fall under one of five categories: fiction, essays, poetry, interviews, and reviews. Unless they are soliciting your work, all submissions must be previously unpublished (this includes self-publishing, publishing on blogs, and in chapbook format).
Their current publication rates stand as: $100 per interview, $100 per essay, $100 per review and $50 per work of fiction. Guidelines →
Earth Island Journal cover the entire spectrum of environmental issues, including, wildlife and lands conservation, innovations in science and technology, public policy and the politics of environmental protection, climate and energy, animal rights, public health, environmental justice and cultural survival, and environmentally related film, music, and books. Though they publish their magazine on a quarterly basis, they still accept reports online regularly.
You can make $50-100 on the online reports. At a rate of $2.5 per word for short reports, you can earn between $750-1000 for a well written report! Guidelines →
Bitch Media is looking for discussion-provoking critical essays that are well researched with evidence to back up claims. Interviews with feminist culture-makers are welcome, as are book, film, and music reviews and nuanced analyses of particularly horrifying and/or inspiring examples of pop culture.
Payment varies but is generally $500 for features, $200 for dispatches, and $50 for Department of Everything pieces. All of their writers are paid. Guidelines →
Carve Magazine accept short story, poetry, and nonfiction submissions year-round and from anywhere in the world.
They pay fiction contributors $100, poetry contributors $25, nonfiction contributors $25 and offer feedback on 5-10% of declined submissions. Guidelines →
iWorkwell is looking for expert HR professionals/consultants/academics and employment or labor attorneys with deep expertise in any area of HR (i.e., all topics related to managing people) to write/edit instructional articles that are action oriented, include checklists, and help the reader complete the task. They normal accept articles and views from HR personnel, academics and labor attorneys, consultants etc.
They pay up to $75 for editing of articles already on the website and pay between $100-175 for a new article of about 1500-3500 words. Guidelines →
Great Escape Publishing publishes articles on the craft and business of getting paid to travel, whether by writing, photography, tours or other means. They also publish short interviews with successful readers and members, as well as professionals working in a field that enables our readers to get paid to travel. They do not publish straight travel pieces.
This website focuses on a very different aspect of travelling. They pay for articles that teaches people how to earn money while travelling.
Depending on what service you offer, you can earn up to $200. The range is $50-75 for articles written for the website, $100-150 for personal stories and interviews and $150-200 for post that teaches people how to make money while travelling. Guidelines →
Make a Living Writing is a blog with a mission to help writers find better-paying gigs. You might probably not be able to get in to this writing platform this year because of the bulk of offers already made to the owner this year alone. However, you can contact the owner, Carol by name, on ideas that may be considered for next year’s publication.
You will get $50 for any article that is successful accepted. Guidelines →
Writers Department is an officially registered writing agency with a head office in London, UK and a support branch in Orlando, Florida. Their job is to connect professional academic and business writers and editors with customers around the English speaking world.
They can help you find work to help you stay busy while earning the income you want and their site offers plenty of writing jobs for academic and business writers. Whether you want to increase your income or you are seeking more challenging opportunities outside of your usual field areas.
The price for each assignment is based on the level of writing, the deadline and the length of the project. Guidelines →
If you are a funny/smart/creative person, comedy website Cracked is the single best opportunity you will ever come across in your life. No experience necessary. They will pay you if it’s good. You talk directly to the editors — no form letter rejections. Your work could be seen by millions of people. They need articles, photoshops, infographics and videos.
Cracked pays writers $100 to write guest posts about pop culture, weird news and other topics. You need to join its Writers Forum before you can start pitching. Guidelines →
The Sun Magazine publish essays, interviews, fiction, and poetry and they tend to favor personal writing, but they are also looking for provocative pieces on political and cultural issues. And they are open to just about anything.
They pay from $300 to $2,000 for essays and interviews, $300 to $1,500 for fiction, and $100 to $200 for poetry. They also give contributors a complimentary one-year subscription to The Sun. They purchase one-time rights. All other rights revert to the author upon publication. Guidelines →
Freelance Writing Riches mission is to teach writers how to earn money and become successful as freelance writers. They are continually seeking quality blog posts to provide their readers with valuable insight. Posts must educate freelance writers and provide personal insight on the business and should be filled with practical tips, tricks and helpful information. Blog posts must be 100% original.
They pay $50 for high quality content on their blog. Guidelines →
If you are up to it, Funds for Writers like to hear about your success, thought and/or advice about some aspect of how you earned funds through writing. Make it applicable to others. They especially appreciate how-to be successful stories. Resources with links are much desired.
Articles should fall between 500 and 600 words. Payment: $50 for unpublished original articles; $15 for reprints. Guidelines →
The Penny Hoarder looking for freelance writers who have fun, unique ideas for earning, saving or investing money. They love to hear your personal experience, especially if you can share detailed numbers, strategies and advice.
The Penny Hoarder offers writers $75 per post (plus bonuses up to $800 if your post hits certain traffic milestones). The more unusual or zany the story, the better – they look for people who have earned money as professional mimes, or helped pay for college by starting a business in their dorm rooms. Guidelines →
Given that I appreciate and respect all writers and readers of this blog, I spent a lot of time and made an extra effort to make this amazing list. I would love to help every writer and encourage everyone who wants to be a good writer.
Keep writing my friends and good luck!