120+ sites that pay upto $150 for guest posts,make money writing
Why this post?
While starting out my blog I was in a bit of financial trouble and I looked for writing opportunities. I was disgusted by the number of people who pay pennies to writers and thought why not search for higher paying gigs to really make money writing.
This post is about that success in my attempt of discovering high paying sites!
When I was creating this article the thing which came to my mind is that there are so many sites which pay you to blog but then there are so few sites that pay me to blog about what I love-blogging, make money online.
I have listed over 110 sites that pay you to blog but them I also have discovered a way to get $200 or more per guest post that you post on the sites you love and topics that you love.
In this I have included sites which pay you $150 per post, $200 per post and even $1 to $2 per word.
But it’s not easy. It takes specialized knowledge. I started freelancing, writing articles for money to pay my hosting bills and at a time when you are worried about the $10 to pay, there are few sites which can come help you. I have included them too. You will not wait, for two weeks after sending your article to Freelanceswitch not knowing whether they have accepted your article and then get paid a month later. After 4 more days you finally get money in your bank account.
Recently my guest post was published on Youronline.biz and it is the new one here. Darnell pays $100 to your PayPal account instantly for a guest post. (They don’t have that program any more and the last post was published in February 2015).You can conduct an interview or write about something which is out of the ordinary and you will get paid. I did. Share to see my income.
Tutorial sites and design sites that pay to write articles up to $150 per post :
1. Tutorial Board –
This is a tutorial website based on after effects, Maya, 3D max Adobe photoshop etc. They will pay you up to $150 per article. Since I am not the kind of guy interested in animation and such tutorials I never applied.
2. Vector Directory –
You can get paid to write tutorials about Illustrator on how to create an Illustration, then you can write for Vector Directory – One of the popular blog about Vectors and get paid a $150 per post.
3. Flash Mint –
If you are good at flash or animations, this is definitely for you. You can write a tutorial and get much exposure through their huge audience base and also get a $150 per accepted post.
4. Pro Blog Designs –
A popular website in the Web designing and coding niche. The site is quite popular and has a large reader base, so If your post gets accepted, It will be shown to huge audience plus they will give quality backlinks and exposure along with the $125 that you get paid, for a single post . They pay writers $100 for list posts and basic articles, and $125 for complicated articles. They also only respond to emails once a week so you need to have some patience when you send them an email.
Another cool thing about ProBlogDesign as I already said is that you will be credited in your post with a link back to your website. In other words, you will get paid to market yourself.
5. Wp web host – Get paid up to $100 per post :-
Wpwebhost is one of the leading web-hosting companies which provides hosting in WordPress optimized web servers. They have a blog which shares WordPress tutorials and tips. You can write for their posts and once your posts are accepted. You will get paid $100 per post. It could be anything related to WordPress or any Interesting list posts. You may contact them with the Topic before submitting a Guest post.
6. HV designs – Get paid up to $100 per post :-
Those know to write tutorials on Photoshop, or in case you don’t, If you could write well written round ups or articles about photoshop, Then this offer suits for you. You can write Tutorials. Round-ups or articles and get paid a solid $100 from them and get maximum exposure in the design community.
7. Developer Tutorials – Get paid up to $30-$75 (Based on your Post ) :-
Those are a devoloper and can write tutorials on any topics like Java, CSS, PHP, Programming etc you can get paid up to $100 from them. In case if you are not strong at writing tutorials, you can also write list posts and earn up to $50 for list posts from them.
8. Techlabs -Get paid up to $50-$75(Based on your Post ) :-
Any one can write about a variety of topics like Tutorials on photoshop, after effects etc or articles on Flash games, Flash websites, Best practices online, 3D designing etc, You can write for Tech labs and you can get paid upto $75 per accepted posts.
This is a very popular website that talks about Photoshop, and you can easily get paid anything from $150-$300 by contributing your valuable tutorials. They pay via paypal
Sitepoint is currently one of the leading websites online when it comes to web development. Any article which describes web development, creating a site out of scratch, designing it etc and over 1,500 words will be paid a $100 flat rate. If your article does really well and is able to generate up to 100,000 page views you will be paid $250 more.
Themeforest is dedicated to the web design. You can make up to $100 by contributing an article to Theme Forest, and you can easily use the opportunity to get more exposure for yourself.
Spyre Studios is an authority blog when it comes to web design, and they pay freelance writers $50 for articles accepted, and up to $160 for tutorials.
Smashing magazine is the number one web design blog online, and you can easily gain a lot of exposure while at the same time getting paid for every article you submit that is accepted. There is no fixed price for your articles, but you can be rest assured that you will be paid well if your article is of great quality and if it is accepted.
Pxleyes is a popular design blog that pays up to $200 for articles accepted, and you also stand to gain a lot of exposure for your work.
Are you so adept at 3D rendition software and applications that others often look to you for help? Pxl Eyes is requesting tutorials on all kinds of drawing and 3D rendition programs like Photoshop, Coreldraw and AutoCAD.
If you’re really good at coding and you want to share your experience with others through your writing, you will be paid up to $150, depending on the quality, for every tutorial that is accepted.
UX Booth is another design blog on this list that pays freelance writers $100 for articles accepted. The article you write should be on the topic of design/usability.
Most Inspired is another design/inspiration blog you can contribute an article to, and aside from getting exposure for your content, you will be paid based on the quality of your article.
By contributing an article to Crazy Leaf, aside from being able to show your skills to thousands of people, you will also be paid depending on how good your article is.
InstantShift is a popular design and programming blog that pay you for articles based on the quality of the article submitted. The site is well-respected and has a good reputation, so you should be able to make a great income for quality articles you submit.
This is another great design website that offers payment based on the quality and volume of the article submitted.
A part of the Smashing Network, Noupe is another great web design blog that is well-respected. You can easily contribute great content and get exposure for your work while at the same time getting paid. The payment is unspecified, but Noupe is a well-respected blog online so you should expect to be paid something great for your quality submissions.
Audio Tuts+ is one of the blogs in the Envato blog network, and they also provide people with writing opportunities.
You can easily make $50 by contributing a “Quick Tip” to Audio Tuts+. According to Audio Tuts+ a quick tip should be around 500 words, so you should be able to make some quick bucks for your short articles.
If you’re an expert at Photoshop, or if you have some cool tricks you think a lot of photoshop users will love to read about, you can create a tutorial and submit it to PSD Tuts+. For this kind of tutorial you will be paid anything from $50 to $150.
1stWebDesigner is currently one of the biggest web design blogs online. With millions of monthly visitors, and a variety of topics to write on, 1stWebDesigner is a freelance-writer-friendly blog. You will be paid around $50-$75 for every article you write on 1stWebDesigner.
WorldStart is a newletter which includes computer tips for its subscribers. Currently they are sending out windows 8 tips There are various payment options you can get with them. They have the $25 option for 250 words tip, the $40 option for 400 words articles, the $45 option for 600 words articles and the $50 option for 800 words articles.
With over 300,000 monthly subscribers your tips will reach a good audience.
Freelancing sites which pay for writing articles $50 to $100:
26.Freelance Switch –
One of the most popular blog in Freelancing niche. You can write any post that is related to freelancing. Getting jobs / clients etc then you can share it with the huge community of Freelance switch to get exposure and a $50 per article
They are one of the best for me as I can write about topics related to freelancing and tips on practically making more money with my writing. My first post was however rejected, if they do not reply to you within one week consider your post rejected. They pay $50 per article and pay at the end of the month the post goes live. Plus they give a nice intro and a PR6 backlink.
27.One Spoon at a Time with Paul Wolfe — $50 per post but then Paul is fully into video blogging and I had a response that he doesn’t accept text posts. The niche is the same – freelance writing. But the guy has not updated the post where he offers paid guest blogging to video blogging.
28OnText – $40 a post but worth trying
29.Patch – They pay $50 per post but the website was hard to navigate and find exactly where to submit the work. The home page is a tad bit difficult to figure out.
30.ReadLearnWrite – $50 per post but my query didn’t have a response yet. He said that if he didn’t reply within 72 hours pitch him again but no use for all that talk.
31.The Renegade Writer – The instructions tell us to pitch a query telling why our post is good for the readers and why are we the best to write it. Pays $50 a post.
I contacted so many times, never replied even once. SO this is my way of saying it.
32.David Worrell’s blog,Your Inside Guy– $50 per post
33. MakeaLivingWriting – Get paid up to $50 per post :-
Another Interesting blog by a freelancer, for freelancers, about freelancing. You can write an standered article and get paid upto $50 per article for this blog and also get exposure to a big freelancing community.
She takes off contact details from time to time because she gets so many pitches everyday that within one month she has material for the whole month!!
Writers weekly is an online publication that is distributed to paying subscribers. With Writers Weekly you will be paid anything from $40 to $60 for articles you submit. Basically they publish success stories of people who have made money freelancing. If you can write for freelanceswitch and renegadewriter you can as well write here.
Other sites that pay for writing articles at home:
You will get paid $25 by writing a guest post that is around 400 words-1,000 words. Your guest post must be about finance/small business issues, and you will be paid upon acceptance of your articles. I tried sending an article on how to make money with twitter? But that go rejected. Only pure finance. The pay was earlier $50 but now its $25.
The Change Agent is an Adult Education Publication that pays $50 per article contributed. Your article can be anything from 250 words to 1,000 words, and you will still be paid the same amount no matter how long your content is, as long as it is accepted.
If you believe you can write articles on all things ceramics you should give Ceramics.org a try. You will be paid $25 for any short article accepted, $350 for a 1,000 words bulletin, and up to $900 for a 5,000 words bulletin accepted.
I guess not a very sexy topic.
By writing for The Dollar Stretcher you will be paid $0.10 per word for any article accepted. They pay for only the articles that are selected for their offline publications and you should mention that in your query. Articles for the online magazine don’t get paid. That doesn’t mean you will get $100 for a 1000 words article, or $500 for a 5,000 words article. Most of the articles are in the range of 500-700 words and any attempt to stretch words will not get you published. What an irony? The payment will be sent via check in US dollars.
Its blog on Skydiving visited by millions of people monthly, and by writing for Dropzone, aside from gaining a lot of exposure, you will paid $50 for any article that is accepted and up to $100 for an article that is featured.
Metro Parent is a parenting magazine that pays you anything from $35-50 for a short article, and up to $250 for a detailed article accepted. The payment for your article will be made upon publication.
41.Cats Who Code – earn up to $75 with posts on web design
42.ReveNews – Have the opportunity to write for a AdAge 150 marketing blog that focuses on B2B topics (thanks @growmap)
43. The Motley Fool Blog Network
Started at 1:58 PM in November 2011, The Motley Fool Blog Network lets the individual investor discuss stock, ETF and index investment ideas and receive critical feedback in the form of member comments. Furthermore, each syndicated (i.e, posted to Yahoo! Finance, MSN Money, Daily Finance) blog post is paid $50. If your 10 most recent blog posts average 2,500 page views or higher and the staff views your content as top-notch, your compensation goes up to $100/post. The best bloggers may even be offered a writing contract by The Motley Fool.
44. The Krazy Coupon Lady
Heather Wheeler and Joanie Demer (who have also been featured on TLC’s Extreme Couponing) of The Krazy Coupon Lady accept guest posts on personal finance, saving money, finding coupon deals, etc. and pay $50 for each accepted post.
45. Social Moms
Social Moms accepts queries on the subjects of saving money, working at home, health and parenting. The compensation is 5,000 points per published post, which equates to $25. You can request payout at 8,000 points via Paypal (i.e., $40) or at 10,000 points via Amazon gift card (i.e., $50). I guess only ladies are invited.
46. Spark People
This fitness and nutrition website accepts content related to health, weight loss, personal wellness and motivation and pays from $25-$75 per accepted post. Articles submitted to Spark People are expected to be between 800 and 1,800 words in length. Full-time freelance writing gigs may be offered to top-notch writers. Additional writing and freelance writer opportunities can be found at Spark People Writers Guidelines.
47.BloggingTips.com:Site accepts unpaid guests posts, but also pays a roster of frequent guest posters. My friend Rahul Kuntala is a paid writer there. From many sources I assume the payment is 12 dollar per article.
Posts can be any length you want and you can write on whatever you want, as long as it’s about blogging/making money online. You will need to pitch Zac Johnson with the query paid guest blogger @bloggingtips.com
The below information is from a site called matador and I have no idea about them as I haven’t worked with them,
$250 flat fee (commentary)
$300 and up (reported)
“writers they like” are said to get $1/wd and up
$30 flat fee for a 200-word email newsletter
$150 flat fee for articles around 500 words
$250-$400 flat fee (750 words)
53.NYTimes.com (“In Transit” blog)
$50 per post
$50 per post
$700 flat fee (800-1000 words)
$75 flat fee (100 word post with picture)
$500 flat fee for a post of 250-1200 words
$250 flat fee; length ranges 350-1000 words
A BUCK A WORD AND UP
68.Momentum (Univ of Minn. eco journal)
69.Travel & Leisure
$1000 flat fee for a slideshow
70.HBR.org (Harvard Business Review)
$1.20 – $2/word
The following sites pay you for posting reviews on your blog.
74.Sponsored Reviews Earn cash by writing honest reviews about our advertiser’s products and services. Write reviews in your own tone and style, and gear them to your audience’s interest.
Unlike some other services, we pay our Partners up to 70% for each LinkPost written. Access to thousands of advertisers hungry for reviews. A variety of payment options. Receive payouts monthly by check, PayPal, direct deposit, or Wire. Automated advertising management. An easy way to sell paid blog posts.
Get paid $20 – $200 to review products and services on your site. You control what you review.
The more abstracts you post at Shvoong, the more chances to attract readers. Create link to your abstract elsewhere(on blogs, forums, your personal homepage, or other sites). Spread the word by joining our “Invite a friend” and/or “Affiliates” programs, and earn bonuses equivalent to the invite members’ royalties, upto $100 for every new writer.
Get paid for blogging. Write your opinion about peoples products, services and websites on your blog. Get paid weekly.
PayPerPost is an incredible new self-service marketplace that allows you to get paid to blog about the products, services and websites you love. You can easily earn $500 per month or more with your current blog!
PayPerPost is an Izea company. One main difference in this program is that you choose the minimum amount of money your posts are worth. They will offer up a suggestion, but it is up to you to set your price. There is also no blog approval process. As soon as your blog has been submitted, you will start receiving relevant offers. Payments are released after 30 days. Once your account reaches $50, you can request payment via PayPal. Any request for funds lower than $50 is subject to a charge.
451 Press is always looking for bright, talented writers who want to have their voices heard. We are looking for writers with unique voices to contribute to our growing network of blogs. Our blogs cover a wide range of topics. If you have a passion for a subject then we just might have a place for you.
81.Be A Guide (About.Com)
All About.com Guides are freelancers who work online and set their own schedules, giving them the flexibility to log on from anywhere in the world whenever they have the time. With no timesheets to fill out and no timecards to punch, working for About.com gives you the flexibility to write when you want, even if you have a full-time day job.
You have the freedom to write about anything you want as they have a lot of topics. But then I applied to this site 3 or 4 months ago( update august 15 2012 and am still waiting for them to see my application) and till now they did not have the time to go through my application. So have patience!!
So here’s how it works:
You create an account with us.
You create an account with Google Adsense.
You login and write content to your “blog” on our site.
You try to write as often as you can.
We publish your content to our site.
We serve ads on the pages that have your content.
Half the time you make money on the ads. Half the time we do.
83. Social spark
SocialSpark is another Izea company. Your blog does need to go through an approval process. Once approved they will send you leads. These leads will inform you of the advertiser, the specs for the requested post and payment. You can then let them know you are interested, negotiate or decline the lead. Payments are made in points which are then converted into cash. At this time, one point is worth approximately one cent. As with PayPerPost, points are released after 30 days and you can then request payment via PayPal. Their offers are very reasonable in price. Advertisers range from Fortune 500 companies to small start-ups.
We’ve got advertisers that would like you to write about their products or services. So you do. In your blog. And get paid!
Once you are approved to the Blogitive system, you are given access to opportunities from companies to post about their news releases. You are paid per posting.
Once approved, your blog goes into the assignment queue. The blogsvertise administrator then assigns writing tasks for what our advertisers want you to mention in your blog.
87Blog To Profit
We connect you with advertisers that are interested in sponsoring your blog, you post to your blog and get paid!
If you are an experienced writer and/or an avid blogger, can write passionately about a topic, and enjoys working as part of a group, you may be a good candidate for a BOTW Media author.
89Business2Blogger – This is a blog network that connects businesses looking for product reviews with bloggers. Some of these gigs are paid, others will only supply a free product for review.
These companies do require approval of your paid post before publishing. However, that does not mean you are forced to give a “glowing review.” They are looking for honest opinions. You are also required to disclose to your readers when you are receiving payment for post. Whether or not you choose to get paid to blog with pay per post opportunities is up to you. As bloggers, we tend to have several blogs lying around in which we have lost interest. This is an option to get them moving again.
Get paid to blog with us at Creative Weblogging! We are one of the largest blog networks, with over 135 blogs in five languages.
If you have a tip that is insightful, helpful, and original, we will publish it and pay you $3 (US). You write the content. We share it with the world.
Unlike most websites where bloggers post for free (and the company takes in all the ad revenue), DigitalJournal.com shares a portion of its advertising revenue with all Citizen Journalists. With an always-growing cash pool, every single Citizen Journalist gets a chance to compete for a share of the cash pot. The more you contribute, the more you earn.
Earn a share of the advertising money earned here at Helium. If you write well, and write often, you earn even more recognition and reward.
You’ve been writing about web sites, products, services and companies for years, now you you can also get paid for it. With our system, you get paid for each post request you fulfill.
If your blog and interests are aligned with an advertiser’s campaign then you can do your own research and write about them in exchange for pay—not in exchange for a pre-determined outcome but for a fair assessment.
Every lens carries Google AdSense ads. Those are used to generate royalties for the whole co-op (ie, everyone gets a cut). If you want to increase your direct royalties, though, you should consider adding commercial modules that the visitors to your lenses will appreciate.
Looking to get paid to blog about subjects you love? Tell us what you’re passionate about and let’s find out if there’s a fit!
99WiseBread.com is one of the top 5 personal finance blogs. We give our bloggers 100% of the advertising revenue they earn on their blog posts.
We’ll pay you to write about what you love. We’re the one of the largest blog networks in the world. We want to be the biggest. Want to help? It’s easy to apply.
101.Blogvertise – I have completed pay per post opportunities for this company. They seem to go in spurts with available opps. They pay via PayPal 30 days after your post is approved.
Community revenue sharing sites that pay to write articles:
These are sites which I do not recommend much but still you can try:
102.Howtoee: You will get $5 for a 800 worded post on virtually any topic on earth, Adsense revenue sharing from the ads displayed on that site from your AdSense account plus PR 2 backlinks for your site. Pays immediately on publication. I used it when I had no money to pay my monthly hosting bills!
103.Shoutmeloud: Its an AdSense revenue sharing site with 10k pageviews per day and growing. Topics are blogging, make money online, webhosting etc. I think your post will get at least 1k views from which you can expect a dozen clicks and some $10 to $15 per post of any length above 500 words.
104.Indiastudychannel: Only for Indians- AdSense revenue sharing, amazon affiliate commissions, Kontera etc. Any length any topic. Payment to bank account. You can earn revenue for a maximum of 1 year from your articles.
105.Zlobber: A subsidiary of indiastudychannel and topics are health, SEO and blogging, also poetry. AdSense revenue sharing.
106.Postjoint: A new service which will pay you to post readymade blog posts on your blog from companies say e mail newsletter template providers.
Some other sites that pay:
Lifed: They pay writers upto $.1 per word on articles on lifestyle, vacations, health etc.
108.lifehack.org: I saw a problogger advertisement where they stated that they needed people who can write detailed step by step plans on achieving something. Some samples are developing a creative habit in 7 days. These people will be called lesson writers. $50 per post.
109.Ehow.com: They pay $15 to $20 per post on technology, food, health etc. You need to send a resume to get an offer.
110.Blogging.org: They pay you $3 to $20 on writing posts for other people.
111.Realwritingjobs:They pay you a good amount for your article but requires a fee to join.
112.Smallbusinesshq: From $30 per 300 words to 1000 or more words on businesses, SEO, blogging etc. Currently submissions are closed..
113. Break Studios
You can contribute content to Break Studios and make money writing. They provide you the titles for each article and you write the content. Once your article is approved & published you will be notified and will be paid via PayPal at the end of every month. Your articles will be published on highly trafficked Break Studios’ websites including Break.com, MadeMan.com, HolyTaco.com, CagePotato.com, ScreenJunkies.com & Chickipedia.com.
WISEGEEK is a site that offers free and clear answers to common questions in almost all niches (500+ topics). So if you can write articles that are How to type then you can make money writing at wisegeek. They pay writers per article. Currently wiseGEEK pays $10 to $14 depending on the article. You get paid via PayPal and they cover the PayPal fees as well.
eCopywriters hires copywriters to assist their clients in creating quality content. I joined e copywriters many months ago and what I can say about the selection procedure is that they check your grammar and knowledge with an online test that has to be completed in 30 minutes. Depending on the score you will get clients. They’re looking for professional copywriters only. You can earn up to $25 per hour for basic writing projects. They have different levels of writers and top level writers earn as much as $0.30 per word.
Copywriting is the art of creating compelling sales copies that attract people’s attetntion. Basically the words that you hear behind TV & Radio Commercials, SEO Content, Blogs, Press Releases, Ads, Sales Letters, Business Letters & Plans and more are the work of copywriters including the junk that you see in your inbox everyday.
If you get the knack of it and become a professional you can earn as much as $10000 per sales copy!!
116. Love To Know If you’re from US then you can contribute high quality articles in the niche Money & Finance, Shopping, Fashion, Beauty, Technology, Home Improvement etc. on LoveToKnow
117. Demand Media Studios
Only for professional writers from US, Canada or UK. YOU can try Demand Media Studios. Once you’re approved as a Writer then you can earn $15 to $25 or even more per article depending upon the quality of the article. Your articles are distributed to a network of premium publishers with a combined audience of over 100 million viewers. Example publishers include eHow.com, LIVESTRONG.COM, and USAToday.com.
118. Seed (Pays Upfront)
Seed by AOL seeks writers from US. AOL Network with over 100 million monthly visitors & billions of page views covers 80+ topics and you will be paid a flat fee if they acquire an exclusive license to your work or they will share the revenue with you for all the approved articles.
119. QualityGal Quality Gal is dedicated to providing the highest quality SEO content. QualityGala accepts writers from all over the world and pays at least $12 per article (average of $12 and a maximum of $30) depending upon the quality of content. Payment for completed and accepted articles is made via PayPal or Check every week.
120.Words of Worth
Words of Worth is content delivery company offering work to freelance writers in the US, UK and Canada. The payments for articles vary according to the length of the content and depends on other requirements as well. But they tell you what the payment is for every article before you accept it.
Other than all of this I have also dabbed my hands into creating content on web 2.0 properties like Squidoo. Basically you can leverage the high page rank and google dominance of Squidoo to your own benefit and make money. They however keep 50%
One more site gets added to the list, it’s listverse. They pay you $100 for compiling an article of a list of 10 things but the list should be something awesome. For example “10 most bizarre accidents”.
You can also include a link to your book in the bio and the site gets millions of pageviews every month, Free promotion for you.
Another site that gets added to the list is Doctor of Credit which pays $50 per accepted guest post, you can read more about the requirements here
Here is the guest posting pitch that I used for Rock solid finance, though I didn’t get the job he liked the work.
Subject: Guest posting How to make your way to the $1000 tweet?
Make your way to the $1000 tweet
The article aims at telling readers how one can effectively use
twitter for making money. Twitter is a great platform for one’s
business but it can only be harnessed if we understand the twitterrati
One lakh bot followers only sound good but a lot better will be a 1000
real followers. responsive followers. Marketing hype will not work on
twitter, I know that tall claims won’t work, you know that and my
followers know that. To be a power twitter user you need to engage in
a real manner with the people at twitter.
Retweet their tweets, ask them questions, mention them and you are
already acing the game.
John Chow’s post on his $1000 tweet. How did he do that?
How can you use twitter effectively?
What works on twitter?
One of my better works
David Worrell <email@example.com>
Thanks for your interest in Rock Solid Finance, and for your very complete query.
Unfortunately, I do not post anything about social media (including Twitter, Linkedin or Facebook). I simply feel that those are “marketing” topics, better suited to a blog about marketing (of which there are many).
Thank you for reaching out.
How do I make money writing?
I make money writing guest posts for clients. The problogger job board is my favourite haunt to look for places that want guest bloggers for their sites to spread their word on other sites. There are many blog networks that pay handsomely.
My minimum charge is $80.
I like to synchronize my posts with services like myblogguest to search for blogs that need guest posts after getting clients from the sites that advertise on Problogger.
Its very lucrative business model!