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Online Writing Jobs: 45 Websites that Will Pay You to Write in 2020

Would you like to get paid to do online writing jobs in 2020?

One of the best ways to get paid to write is by actively seeking websites and online publications that pay writers. You can then send your submissions to these websites and get paid when your article is accepted or published. If done right, you can earn a full-time living doing online writing jobs just for these websites.

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It is also important to clarify that the websites and publications featured on this list do not use a revenue-share model or any kind of arrangement in which payment is uncertain. Instead, they pay a fixed (and clearly outlined rate) as soon as your article is accepted (or published — depending on their policy). So getting paid for your articles is not a gamble; instead, you know exactly how much money you’ll be making before your write your first word.

In essence, what this article does is that it lists 45 websites and online publications that provides writing jobs for freelance writers; payment for these writing jobs ranges from $50 – $1,000+, and you’ll find sites that pay freelance writers to write about health, tech, travel, finance, business, freelance writing, blogging, and pets.

This list is an extension of my original list of 30 websites that pay writers. So if you’re considering freelance writing as a job, then this is the list you need.

Enjoy!

Get Paid to Do Online Writing Jobs for These 45 Websites

Below are 45 websites offering to pay for writing work. For each website listed, I include the niche, the amount paid per article accepted, the payment method, and what they are looking for. Depending on how many of the websites you decide to apply to, you might not have to look for writing work elsewhere:

#1. Income Diary

Niche: Online business/making money online

Amount per post: up to $500

Payment Method: PayPal

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

Income Diary accept articles about anything related to building an online business: this includes articles about making money online, getting traffic, social media, web design, conversion optimization and anything in between. If your article is about building a business online, it will most likely be a good fit for them!

#2. Longreads

Niche: General

Amount per post: $500

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

Online writing jobs -- Longreads

Writers looking for freelance writing jobs can earn a good living writing for Longreads Essays.

Longreads Essays’ editor Sari Botton is looking for “well-written, well-told stories with narrative arcs that are easy to follow, and which illustrate some relatable human experience readers will identify with.”

Pieces are expected to be between 2,500 and 4,500 words, and you’re encouraged to contribute even if you’ve never been published before.

You’ll be paid $500 per accepted article.

#3. Informed Comment

Niche: Politics/Foreign Policy

Amount per post: $100

Payment Method: PayPal

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

If you’re looking for paid writing work that relates to politics or foreign policy, you might be interested in writing for Informed Comment. They want articles to be focused on Middle Eastern and South Asian politics and US foreign policy. They are also open to pieces about human rights, women’s rights, workers’ rights, religious discrimination, religion, energy, and climate change.

They want pieces to be around 800 – 1,000 words and have a preference for reporters and academics with original information.

They pay $100 per article.

#4. Smithsonian

Niche: General

Amount per post: up to $0.60 per word

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: No

Smithsonian is another website to add to your list of publications to consider for freelance writing work. They are looking for pieces that relate to topics and subject matters researched, studied and exhibited by the Smithsonian Institution. Specifically, they want pieces related to: science, history, art, popular culture, and innovation.

They pay up to $.60 for pieces both for their magazine and their online publication.

#5. Travel + Leisure

Niche: Travel

Amount per post: up to $1 per word

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: No

Travel + Leisure specializes in leisure travel and want freelance writers who can write articles about leisure travel.

While I can’t find any information about payment on their website, third party research shows that they pay up to $1 per word for accepted articles and that the majority of content they publish is by freelance writers.

#6. Wanderful

Niche: Travel

Amount per post: $50 per article

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

What Wanderful wants is quite simple: content aimed at helping and empowering women to travel the world.

You most likely won’t be able to make a full living writing just for Wanderful. The flat rate of $50 per article they pay is quite small compared to the other opportunities featured on this list, but it can quickly add up.

Still, writing for Wanderful can be worth it: they offer to actively work with you to edit your work (which can help you be a much better writer) and you also stand to earn an additional $25 per piece if your piece performs exceptionally well.

#7. Transition Abroad

Niche: Travel

Amount per post: $75 – $150

Payment Method: Paypal/Check

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

Transition Abroad’s goal is to create “inspirational yet practical planning guides for cultural immersion travel, work, study, living, volunteering abroad and much more,” and they are looking for freelance writers to contribute content that helps achieve this goal.

Payment for articles start at $75 per article and they pay up to $150 for in-depth and authoritative articles.

They pay upon acceptance for articles.

#8. Budget Travel

Niche: Travel

Amount per post: up to $1 a word

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: No

While we’ve listed quite a number of websites that present you an opportunity to travel and still do your job as a freelance writer, you might want to consider adding Budget Travel to the list.

Budget Travel publishes articles about travel destinations, culture, tips, and adventure. They pay freelance writers to contribute articles related to these topics.

While it’s hard to find specific information about their pay on their website, third party sources suggest that they pay up to $1 per word.

#9. Entheos

Niche: Web Design

Amount per post: Unspecified

Payment Method: PayPal

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

You can also get paid to write tutorials and articles about web design and development for Entheos. Articles can be about Photoshop, Dreamweaver, HTML5, CSS, Illustrator, Fireworks, and web design in general.

They don’t have a fixed rate per article: they want writers to make an offer, and they pay for accepted articles upon publication.

#10. Back2College

Niche: Education

Amount per post: $55+

Payment Method: Paypal/Check

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

Back2College is looking for articles about education for older students. These articles could address issues such as obtaining financial aid, attaining academic excellence, career management, on-campus education, online education, and other issues of interest to adult learners.

They pay $55 or more per article and payment is made via Paypal or Check 30 days after publication of your article.

#11. Foreign Policy

Niche: Global Affairs/Policy

Amount per post: up to $1 per word

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: No

Foreign Policy is one of the leading online publications about foreign policy and global affairs. They accept articles on issues about politics, culture, finance, business, and world events as long as it relates to foreign policy.

While they don’t specify pay information on their website, third party research shows that they pay up to $1 per word for articles.

#12. Great Escape Publishing

Niche: Travel

Amount per post: $150

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

You can also get paid to write about travel for publications like Great Escape Publishing.

Great Escape Publishing is a travel publication looking for articles relating to making a living by traveling; they want interviews, personal stories, and other types of articles that offer specific income advice that their readers can follow to earn more income. They expect articles to be around 300 – 600 words.

They pay $150 per accepted article upon publication of your article.

#13. Elite Personal Finance

Niche: Finance

Amount per post: $100

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

While we’ve listed quite a number of websites that pay writers to write about travel, you can also get freelance writing work related to finance.

Elite Personal Finance is looking for articles about personal finance, saving money, making money online, credit cards, loans, identity theft, business, and many more topics.

The expect articles to be between 1,000 and 3,000 words and pay $100 per article.

If you are looking for reliable and long-term jobs writing online, then this particular website is worth paying attention to; besides making it clear that they spend over $100,000 annually creating content for their site, they also actively encourage writers to put in their best effort to make this a possible recurring source of income.

#14. The Diplomat

Niche: Asia-Pacific

Amount per post: Unspecified

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: No

The Diplomat is looking for freelance writers to contribute analysis and commentary on events taking place in the Asia-Pacific region. Articles can be about a lot of different topics including defense and intelligence, popular culture, arts, environment, human security and development, as well as geo-political trends in the Asia-Pacific region.

They want blog posts to range between 400 and 800 words and feature articles to be at least 1,200 words. They prefer writers to pitch first and payment has to be agreed upon in advance by the editor.

#15. Copyhackers

Niche: Copywriting/Conversion Optimization

Amount per post: $325

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

Copyhackers is one of the leading copywriting and conversion optimization blog. They publish some of the best, most in-depth content on copywriting and conversion optimization. Their articles are also always of a very practical nature. They want no less from their writers and claim to accept just 2 percent of all pitches and publish only a third of accepted pitches.

Copyhackers pay really well for accepted articles however: they will pay you $325 for each article they accept that gets to the final phase.

#16. Belt Magazine

Niche: Rust Belt

Amount per post: $50 – $500

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: Partially

This particular opportunity shows that you can get paid to write about ANYTHING. You can get paid up to $500 per article to write about the Rust Belt region.

Belt Magazine is looking for articles about anything related to the Rust Belt region, and you’ll be paid $50 – $500 depending on the nature of your article; your article can be an essay, a commentary or long-form reporting.

#17. A Fine Parent

Niche: Parenting

Amount per post: $75

Payment Method: Paypal

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

If you’re a parent who wants to get paid to write about parenting or a freelance writer looking for online writing jobs in the parenting niche, then you should consider writing for A Fine Parent.

They are looking for articles about parenting, and they pay $75 per article.

They boast over 4 million pageviews annually and will allow you to have a bio with a link back to your site in accepted articles. They want articles to be between 1,500 and 3,000 words.

#18. Semaphore

Niche: Software Development

Amount per post: $200

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

If you’re looking for software development-related writing opportunities, you might want to consider writing for Semaphore. Semaphore is looking for freelance writers and web developers to contribute software development-related tutorials to their site.

They pay up to $200 per accepted tutorial and there is no limit to how many articles you can contribute.

#19. Metro Parent

Niche: Parenting

Amount per post: $35 to $200+

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

This is another parenting publication for parents and freelance writers looking for freelance writing jobs. Metro Parents is looking for freelance contributions to both their magazine and website, and they pay anything from $35 to $200+ per article depending on several factors.

Specifically, they want pieces to be focused on southeast Michigan or Michigan at large depending on whether you’re contributing to their website or magazine.

#20. GoDaddy Garage

Niche: Design/Development/Business/Entrepreneurship

Amount per post: up to $150+

Payment Method: Paypal

Payment info confirmed on website: Partially

The Garage is Godaddy’s blog for entrepreneurs and web professionals and is maintained with content from freelance writers and guest bloggers.

They are looking for articles related to entrepreneurship, website design, website development, WordPress, freelancing, and more.

While the amount they pay depends on several factors, they pay really well and I can confirm that the pay up to $150+ per article they accept.

#21. Write Naked

Niche: Writing

Amount per post: $75

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

Write Naked wants writers who can contribute articles related to the art and craft of getting published. This includes interviews with key writing figures, publishing trends, and writing success stories.

They pay $75 per article and expect articles to be in the 450 – 650 words range.

#22. Cracked

Niche: General

Amount per post: $150 – $250 per article

Payment Method: PayPal

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

You’ll get paid to contribute articles on almost any topic to Cracked.com, provided it has humor: it doesn’t matter whether it is about culture, social media, history, or anything else. You can take a look at popular topics discussed on the website for ideas.

You’ll be paid up to $250 per post and will also have a bio.

#23. Digital Ocean

Niche: Linux

Amount per post: $300 – $400

Payment Method: PayPal

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

Digital Ocean is looking for freelance writers to create software development-related content for their public knowledgebase.

They are looking for articles related to Linux; your articles can be about Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, or any of the other Linux ecosystem.

They pay $300 for the typical tutorial and up to $400 for complex tutorials. Payment is made via Paypal or Digital Ocean credit for accepted articles.

#24. Plesk

Niche: Web Design/Web Development/Web Security/WordPress

Amount per post: $50 – $200

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

Plesk is looking for freelance writers to contribute articles and tutorials about web development-related topics. Articles can be about WordPress, website security, Javascript frameworks, DevOps, Docker & Plesk, and much more.

They pay $50 for shorter articles, $100 for longer 1,000+ words articles, and $200 for more comprehensive 1,500+ words articles.

#25. A List Apart

Niche: Design

Amount per post: $100

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

You’ll be paid about $100 per post to contribute typically 1,500 – 2,000 words articles. You’ll also be allowed to have a link to your website in your post bio and payment will be made on publication of your article.

#26. Linode

Niche: Linux/Linode/Cloud Infrastructure

Amount per post: up to $300

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

Linode is looking for technical writers and subject matter experts to submit tutorials about Linode, Linux, and cloud infrastructure.

If you’re looking for content writing jobs of a technical nature, then you just might be able to make a living writing for Linode as well as some of the other websites featured on this list.

#27. Global Comment

Niche: General

Amount per post: $50+ per post

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

You will be paid to contribute articles on any subject to Global Comment. That said, they have a preference for well-informed essays, well-researched opinion pieces, and reviews of films, TV, books, music, or art at a national or international level.

Pay starts at $50 per article.

#28. RankPay

Niche: SEO/Content Marketing/Social Media

Amount per post: $50

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

If you’re looking for SEO, content marketing, and social media related writing opportunities that pay writers, you might be interested in writing for RankPay.

They want articles to be at least 1,000 words, use lots of relevant visuals and third party reference, and cover SEO, digital marketing, and small business. They also only want articles written by native English speakers.

They pay $50 per article.

#29. Craft Your Content

Niche: Content/Writing

Amount per post: $75 to $150

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

If you want to get paid to write about, well, writing, Craft Your Content is the publication you want to write for. They are looking for articles about writing and language, grammar, the business of writing, and staying creative and productive. They pay up to $150 per article.

#30. Yoga International

Niche: Yoga/Meditation

Amount per post: $50 – $200

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

Who knows you can also get paid writing about Yoga? Well, isn’t freelance writing fun!

While there doesn’t seem to be a lot of online writing opportunities for Yoga enthusiasts, Yoga International wants freelance writers to contribute articles about yoga and meditation, and they are willing to pay up to $200 for each article they accept.

#31. Greater Good

Niche: Science

Amount per post: up to $350

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

You can get paid up to $350 per article to contribute your articles to Greater Good. Greater Good prefers science articles with a mix of storytelling.

#32. International Living

Niche: Living/Retiring Abroad

Amount per post: up to $400

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

International Living will pay you up to $400 per article to contribute articles on living/saving when retiring in a country other than the US.

#33. Providence

Niche: General

Amount per post: $100 – $1,000

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

Perhaps the number one niche-related inquiry I get is from freelance writers who want information about Christian writing jobs. These writers would be delighted to learn that you can earn up to $1,000 writing for Providence.

Providence is looking for articles that intersect the Christian faith and theology with national security, foreign policy, political theory, defense, terrorism, and a lot of other political/policy related issues. They want articles for their website to be between 500 to 1,200 words and articles for their print edition to be between 800 to 4,000 words depending on the nature of the article.

They pay $100 for articles for their website and up to $1,000 for articles for their print magazine.

#34. SitePoint

Niche: Web Development

Amount per post: $150 – $300

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: No

They are looking for articles about HTML, CSS, SASS or other topics related to web development.

They pay $150 for articles and $200 for tutorials; they pay $300 for articles they feel will do really well traffic-wise.

#35. Listverse

Niche: General

Amount per post: $100

Payment Method: PayPal

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

You’ll be paid $100 per list post you submit to Listverse that is published. You can submit lists on anything. List posts published on Listverse are usually of a top 10 nature.

#36. Mental Floss

Niche: General

Amount per post: Unspecified

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: No

You will be paid to contribute articles designed to help people improve their knowledge and brain capability at Mental Floss; articles are usually made of quizzes or facts.

#37. The Progressive

Niche: Politics

Amount per post: up to $1300

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

The Progressive is a politics magazine that accepts submissions from freelance writers. You’ll be paid between $50 to $1,300 per post if your article is accepted by The Progressive.

#38. Salon.com

Niche: General

Amount per post: Unspecified

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: No

You can submit an article to Salon.com that relates to any of the categories featured on the website. This includes culture, politics, science and health, food, technology, the economy, and news.

#39. Serious Eats

Niche: Food/Cooking/Eating

Amount per post: $100+ per article

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

Serious Eats is a food publication looking to pay writers for their contributions related to food, cooking, and eating. So yes, what you’re thinking is correct: there are online jobs for freelance writers who want to talk about food. So if you feel this is right up your alley, you might want to reach out to Serious Eats.

#40. Funny Times

Niche: Humor/General

Amount per post: $60

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

There are also freelance writing jobs for writers who have a good sense of humor!

Funny Times wants very funny stories of about 500 – 700 words. They are specifically requesting that you send in the funniest stories you have ever written. In exchange, upon publication of your article you’ll be paid $60 per article.

You can submit articles about any topic as long as it pokes fun at any major subject. It could be on politics, business, religion or anything as long as it’s humor.

#41. Source

Niche: Newsroom Software/Web Development

Amount per post: $200 – $500

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

Source is an OpenNews project designed to discuss journalism code/web development and they are looking for case studies, project introductions, and walk-throughs of tools developed in and for newsrooms.

They pay $200 for shorter pieces and $500 for longer case studies and topical primers.

#42. SQLServerCentral

Niche: SQL

Amount per post: $150

Payment Method: PayPal/Check

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

SQLServerCentral will accept any article on any SQL-related topic. While they are not specifically requesting articles to be of a particular length/word count, they want articles to be clear and in-depth.

They pay $150 per article at the end of the month in which an article is published.

#43. Hongkiat

Niche: Design

Amount per post: $50

Payment Method: PayPal

Payment info confirmed on website: No

Hongkiat is a top web design website that will pay you for your design articles and tutorials. They want articles to be about web design/development, technology, design inspiration, and social commerce. They expect articles to be in-depth and comprehensive but not too long.

#44. Working Mother

Niche: Working Moms

Amount per post: Unspecified

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: No

Working Mother is looking for writers to contribute content to both their print magazine and online publication. Just as the name implies, Working Mother is looking for pieces that have direct practical implications for career-focused moms.

#45. JustParents

Niche: Parenting

Amount per post: Unspecified

Payment Method: PayPal

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

Just as the name implies, JustParents is looking for articles that is of relevance to parents and pregnant couples. In particular, they want articles to be tailored towards first time parents.

They prefer articles to be in the 700 to 1,500 words range and pay for accepted articles within 24 hours of approval.

#46. DesertUSA

Niche: Adventure/Wildlife

Amount per post: $50

Payment Method: Unspecified

Payment info confirmed on website: Yes

They are looking for articles about travel, wildlife, geology, desert lore and cultural/natural history of the North American Desert regions.

They want articles to be in the 1,000 – 1,700 words range and they pay $50 per article accepted.

What other websites offer online writing jobs?

Are you aware of other websites that offer paid online writing jobs? Please let us know!

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95 Comments on "Online Writing Jobs: 45 Websites that Will Pay You to Write in 2020"

  1. Now this is a nice list for writers Oni. It’s still fresh in my memory the initial list post you did – thank you for helping your readers and I’m confident that they’re going to enjoy applying for these opportunities.

    BTW: I discovered that you’ve changed your domain name. This looks fine. When are you going to change your banner to suit this new domain name?

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      Thanks, bro! 🙂

      Yep, I’m loving the new domain name! I’ll be changing the logo soon; with something basic in a few days’ time and something more professional when I redesign.

      We haven’t talked in a long time bro!

      • I’ve been too busy bro. But hopefully, we’d chat soon on Skype.

        • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

          Yeah, I noticed too! I haven’t really been available on Skype but I noticed you’ve been kind of silent online lately. Hopefully, we’ll have an update soon 🙂

          • Esosa Louis says:

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          • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

            Register where?

  2. Tasty new list, Oni!

    I’ll add a link to it on my guidelines page, where I also have leads to more paying markets.

    Proud to say I recognize at least four of the markets above as bloggers who were motivated by my own campaign to encourage pay for blog posts in their decision to start paying guests! I feel really excited to be helping to open new paying markets for freelance writers.

    If you’re a blogger — consider paying for guest posts! It’ll set you apart, get you noticed (as you see here), make you friends, and get you better quality posts.

    Get paid, people — writers of the world, unite!

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      Aha, thanks Carol!

      I spent over 24 hours – spread across two weeks – researching and compiling this list and I really appreciate your helping spread the word. Thanks! 🙂

      Yeah, you’re indeed making an impact in getting blogs to start paying for guest posts and as a result leading to a lot more writers getting paid for their work!

      I’ve also considered paying for guest posts but had to put an halt on it since forming a team here – I’ll definitely be considering it again in the future, when I have time to moderate posts coming as a result of being featured on lists like this.

  3. Flora Morris Brown says:

    Hi Oni,

    You did it again! You’ve created a tremendously valuable resource, especially with the travel writing publications.

    Thank you for the research and for sharing so generously.

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      You’re welcome, Flora!

      This took a bit of effort to research and compile but I’ve gotten a lot of requests for blogs in other niches since publishing the last one and I’m glad this is finally live 🙂

  4. Michael says:

    Oni is at it again. Great list. Thanks a bunch.

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      You’re welcome, Michael!

  5. Adesoji says:

    This is a well researched post. Thanks for doing your best to make this available to writers

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      Thanks bro! You’re welcome 🙂

  6. Halina says:

    This is an amazing list, Bamidele; thank you for posting it! This list could easily have been marketed as a paid-for e-book, so I truly appreciate you providing it for free to everyone. I’m definitely looking up these writing sites and recommending your list to my writer friends.

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      Thanks, Halina!

      Aha, yep this list could have been paid but I believe it can make a lot more impact – for me and my readers – if it’s published freely and I’m glad I did.

      Thanks for spreading the word about it, Halina! I appreciate it 🙂

  7. Criag says:

    Great post, Dele. Now, I know what you were referring to when you wrote about resource posts. This is a perfect example of one. It presents simple and direct solution to finding paying gigs in a single post and on a platter of gold.

    I bet this post will be evergreen. I see it bring more traffic two year from now.

    Keep the good and hard-work up.

    Cheers.

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      Aha, thanks bro!

      Yeah, I think this is a great example of a resource post; it’s very useful and people love it! And yes, based on what I’ve seen so far I think it’ll eventually become more popular than the previous post that now has over 70,000 views.

  8. To be sincere bro, what I’m seeing here is not just a highly informative list but an obvious product of diligence. I’ll emulate this your simple but yet effective strategy to see if I’ll achieve a similar result. Thanks for publishing this costly article free of charge.

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      Aha, this is one of my best work to be honest. It took a lot of effort and I’m glad you noticed that. Thanks! 🙂

  9. What a great list, Oni! Thanks for putting this together and for including my site 🙂

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      You’re welcome, Sarah! 🙂

  10. Sagar Rai says:

    Oh I just came here you posting the Traffic rocket screenshot on your FB Wall. I must say drastic improvement in the traffic.

    Regarding the post, I would like to say wonderful informative detailed post. Thanks with us.

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      Thanks, Sagar!

      At over 1,000 views in just 12 hours this post is breaking a new record here. I’m glad I published it 🙂

      • Sagar Rai says:

        Onibalusi, otherwise I would have published it on my blog 😉

        You are fast this time.. Anyways in future will see to that I get such ideas in my mind before do..

  11. Hey!

    This is a great list, just wondering have you ever actually personal experience with any of these sites?

    Thanks again for this wonderful list!

    Eric

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      Thanks, Eric!

      I don’t have personal experience with most of the websites listed.

    • Criag says:

      With a number of the websites on list falling within my sector of choice — finance, I can confirm that these websites are real; notably motely fool.

  12. This is a fantastic list – Thank you for taking the time to put it all together.

    I am currently looking to book my very first paid Guest post and this will certainly help me on my way 🙂

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      You’re welcome, Victoria!

      Please let me know if this post is of help in the future 🙂

  13. Pkumar says:

    Well, it is indeed a good article, but for those who are already established and are professionals, I guess, but what about someone like me, a rookie, a newbie to writing world now I cant dare to submit my articles, to a company that would pay $50/ article, I need smaller companies list that would accept freshers, may be paying less. and over a period once i gain experience , get some expertise, I can approach these companies, makes sense?????

    • Eva says:

      Don’t sell yourself short…$50/article is not much if you are a good writer, even as a first timer. Thanks for this list Bamidele

      • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

        Thanks for replying, Eva!

        @Pkumar I also agree with Eva. As long as you believe in yourself then it won’t be difficult to get published on these sites; you also have to constantly work on improving your writing skills, though.

        • pkwrite7 says:

          Well, I guess it’s not about under selling, over selling, short selling, long selling, not everyone would be someone like Donald Trump, Michael Dell., Bill Gates, this world also has Larry Ellison kind of people who worked under someone before actually becoming a CEO, not every one starts off big, or ” long selling” start their careers as CEO, Chairman etc, some would take time, to acquire skill, gain expertise, I thought I gave you an Idea, for an article , which would have helped budding writers bring bread to table , tweak rough edges, make a portfolio for themselves and get into writing in a big way, anyways thanks

  14. Rekha says:

    Thank you, Onibalusi.
    This is a useful list, especially for someone who writes in other(non tech) niches.
    I was aware of some of them such as Salon, Listverse and the travel based sites but this has a lot of new information.
    With some much angst nowadays over Indian writers even on professional(?) sites like LinkedIn and given my relative lack of experience (other writers have been around for a long time), haven’t really bothered to give these a try. Maybe, I should – a couple of these before this year ends – now that it has been confirmed that we will be spinning across space for quite a while. 🙂

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      You’re welcome, Rekha!

      Yep, I got a lot of emails from people who thought the blogs on the previous list was too technical so I thought it’ll be great to publish a new list with more categories.

  15. So you can see how you will make unlimited money if you have good writing skills. Because there are too many people are available in market who want something special.

  16. Deji R Yusuf says:

    Bamidele is someone a respect very well,
    with this monster post,
    I even respect him even more!
    You are so good at what you do! 🙂

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      Aha, thanks bro!

  17. Bill Westbrook says:

    That is a big list. I guess it took you a lot of time to gather info about all thouse sites.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      Thanks, Bill! Yep, it took a lot of effort but it’s already paying off 🙂

  18. Deb Lamb says:

    Oni you are rockin’! Thanks for such an amazing list. It will certainly come in handy for many of us. Thanks for all you do for all of us!! Make it a glorious day!

    Deb 🙂

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      You’re welcome, Deb!

      Thanks for spreading the word 🙂

  19. Well I would say that you are a hope of light for writers. Each post of yours has a quality of teaching that helps in making the job easy.

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      Thanks, Irfan! 🙂

  20. Esosa Louis says:

    pls can someone help of reg. For freelance bloging

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      I’m not sure I understand what you mean. Can you please clarify?

  21. Great work in collecting the great information Bro. Nice to see whole collection at one place. you reduced my time to search for these sites

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      You’re welcome, bro!

  22. Michael says:

    Thank you for taking the time to compile this list. Appreciate that!

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      My pleasure 🙂

  23. Pawan says:

    This has been very nice list buddy. I’m looking forward to apply for some.

    Regards,
    Pawan

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      Cool. Please let us know how everything goes 🙂

  24. Tayo Solagbade says:

    I’ve always told anyone who would listen that you’re a genius in this blogging – you’ve got the art, science and business aspects well worked out.

    Now this new list of yours makes me suspect now, that you’re also psychic, Oni 🙂

    My reason for saying the above is that your new list features websites in niches (e.g travel, management/HR etc) I’ve been recently trying to research towards guest posting.

    This is something I’ve thought about since I commenced my Location Independent Entrepreneuring across West Africa – starting here in Benin Republic, last week, on 1st April 2013

    It’s almost like you’ve been reading my mind!!

    I have to say it again: You’re a blogging genius, Oni! No flattery intended.

    Keep up the great work!

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      I’m flattered bro, thanks! 🙂

      Aha, it’s funny you found the list timely; another reader emailed me that the list was published at the exact time she needed it so I guess I must be a psychic… lol 🙂

      Yep, making sure the niches are diverse is something I paid a lot of attention to when working on the list. I’m glad people are enjoying it and depending on how successful this one is, I might release a new list in the future.

      Thanks so much for all the support bro!

      Best Regards,
      Oni

  25. Rhonda Kronyk says:

    Thank you for your generosity in producing and freely sharing such a useful list.

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      You’re welcome!

  26. Oni, Thanks for your great list. This list will help so many freelance writer who has that potential but struggling to make any money. I think if any of those freelance writer can make money and build portfolio, you effort will be 100% successful.

    Thanks again.

  27. Destiny says:

    Once again I strike Gold reading your blog. This is such a great and through resource you’ve put together. No wonder why your blog is so successful. You always seem to put 100% in what you do. Thanks!

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      Thanks so much for the nice words, Destiny!

      I’m glad you find the list helpful!

  28. Emz says:

    Nice list, now only if I can be good enough to write articles for these website. Im still a newbie and Im currently using a content mill that pays extremely low. Thanks!!!

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      You’re good enough; you don’t really know unless you try, or do you?

  29. Robert Jennings says:

    Great list. This is exactly the kind of thing that new freelancers need to see to reassure them that not all paying sites are content mills. I’m bookmarking this one. Thanks.

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      Thanks, Robert!

      I’m glad the list could help.

  30. Alexandria Ingham says:

    Thank you so much for this list, Oni. I’ve seen a few of the sites around and am creating pitches for them but others I’d never heard of so I’ll definitely be checking them out – I think there are definitely some options in the niches I write in.

    I only started following your blog a couple of days ago and have been going through previous posts and really enjoy it – so many helpful tips!

    Thank you again and I look forward to reading more posts from you.

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      You’re welcome, Alexandria!

      I’m glad you’ve found my blog helpful 🙂

  31. Anirudh says:

    I always write Guest Posts to build backlinks. Thanks for the collection. Will post on those sites and will fetch some money 🙂

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      Aha, best of luck 🙂

  32. Kelvin says:

    superb… this is the work of a genius for sure. will never come online again without visiting your blog. your articles are so helpful.

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      I’m flattered. Thanks! 🙂

  33. Great list Onibalusi. I knew only two of these i.e. Hongkiat and WPMU, the rest of the list are quite new to me. But I must say, if you are passionate about writing on a specific topic, we can go for any of these sites to make some instant cash.

    #PrIyAnGsHu

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      I agree 🙂

  34. Buklawz @ Bloggenerals says:

    Great post Oni, but the challenge i have is that of most of the listed sites in this article pay via paypal, and you know paypal and some west African countries are not in terms. How have you been able to address this issue as an international writer from Africa?

  35. marilyn cada says:

    thanks for the information because i really need them badly.. it is JOhn Gibb who gave me the link about higher paying websites that accepts freelance writing 🙂

  36. Pinar Tarhan says:

    Great list! I have to say I love it more than your other list. Yes, I’m biased because I don’t write about design:):):)

    Thanks!!!

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      Thanks, Pinar! I’m glad you love the list 🙂

  37. olanubi temitope says:

    yep, nice one, but can you get the best list for content mills?

  38. Tyca says:

    hi there… which one you recommend for newbie?

  39. Ajay Goel says:

    Unanchor has stopped paying that much, they stopped such a promotion in Nov 2011.

    The Motley’s Fool are very demanding, and it’s hard to get your finance articles approved there for payment

  40. Nizam Khan says:

    Excellent post! Awesome websites and well presented list. Thanks for sharing and tweeted 🙂

  41. Abayomi says:

    This is an awesome post Dele, I’m so happy I found it. I will make sure I give it a try. Thanks for sharing

  42. JERRY says:

    I search for hour before i saw your post , your post is inevitable and contagious

  43. kenny says:

    very informative and helpful list! I was looking for writing sites that pay and I’m glad I was able to find this page. Perfect! 🙂

  44. Marsland says:

    All I want to know is.. Does all of these sites really pay? Because I hate writing stuff and then I don’t get paid for it, it’s a waste of time, I need to make some real money for my writing.

  45. Confidence Okposio says:

    Oni, great list but you know paypal doesn’t work for Nigerians, what do you suggest?

  46. Laurie Tam says:

    You did it again! This list is just as wonderful as the last one.
    For a while now, been thinking of going back to writing especially since I feel like just doing promotional work in my local area is not good enough. Can’t earn a living with it. I know that with writing, it’s possible. Seen it numerous times of reading what other writers say online. This list, and many others, are great. Keep it up!!!

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      Thanks, Laurie! 🙂

  47. Aamir Siddiqui says:

    This is really a huge collection of websites that do offer Guest Posting Opportunities and it is really glad to have it. Informative article!!!

  48. Jennifer Alston says:

    Thank you, thank you for this list. I downloaded the PDF version. This is a great starting point for a lot of freelancers. I am personally compiling my list of sources and have been pitching. A lot!!

    Also looking at blogging conventions, it seems like a lot of fun.

  49. Aruna says:

    Such a great resource, thanks so much.

  50. I have just downloaded an Excel version of the list and will be checking them out later.

    Thanks for sharing this types of information. This is very helpful information, not just to freelancers, but, to content writing service providers as well.

    Have a great day!

  51. Nikki Vargas says:

    thank you for sharing this list! I am a travel writer and freelancer and am always looking for ways to monetize my writing. Will definitely check these out!

  52. Malcolm Cox says:

    The Daily Heckle says it pays £7.50 minimum for blog posts

  53. David Lynch says:

    Awesome list, thank you! I’m gonna be really busy sorting through this, but I’ve already seen sites (e.g., Renegade Writer) that I had no idea paid for writing!

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      Thanks, David!

      The Renegade Writer and some other sites previously on the list no longer accept articles, but I’ve updated the list with some new sites 🙂

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