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30 Websites that Will Pay You to Write, Instantly [in 2020]

Do you want to get paid to write? If yes, this list of 30 websites and blogs that pay writers is exactly what you need.

It doesn’t really matter whether you want to get paid to write reviews, lists, or tutorials, there is an abundance of blogs and websites that pay writers who can give them high quality content and follow guidelines.

You can get paid to write about anything; this list is comprehensive and provides a list of websites in over a dozen categories: web design, travel, writing, programming, business, tech, education, parenting, adult education, ceramics, health, wellness… you name it.

The original list of websites that offer paid writing jobs was compiled almost a decade ago. Since then, the content policy of many of the websites originally listed has changed; some stopped paying writers, some changed their rates, and others stopped accepting contributed content altogether. This list has now been updated to reflect these changes. More than half of the publications from the original list have been removed.

The list has been updated for 2020 and contains publications that Writers in Charge has confirmed are actually paying writers for articles in 2020.

It features both websites and blogs (so, yes, you can get paid to blog!) but not magazines — I have a comprehensive list of magazines that pay writers if that is your cup of tea.

I also want to emphasize that all the sites on this list are genuine; I have written for at least a few of them, and readers have sent in stories of having successfully written for several sites on this list.

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Want Paid Writing Jobs? You Will Actually Get Paid to Write Articles for the Websites Below [in 2020!]

While you can indeed get paid to write for blogs and magazines, most compilations of websites and blogs that pay writers mainly feature publications that use a revenue-share model: in other words, how much you make depends on the success of your article — and you often need to get tens of thousands of views to your articles to earn about $50. In a situation where you get little to no views, you earn nothing.

This isn’t the case with the websites and blogs featured on this list.

Unlike websites that only give you a portion of revenue your article generates (in which case little or no views means little or no earnings), ALL the publications listed below pay an agreed-upon fee for each article you submit that they accept. Many pay when an article is accepted. Others pay after your article is published.

More importantly, the vast majority of these websites pay at least $50 per article — and the list contains several publications that pay several hundreds of dollars per article.

In other words, for most of the publications on this list you don’t just get paid to write but you know how much you’ll be paid before you write the first word.

If you’re familiar with my Earn Your First $1,000 as a Freelance Writer strategy, you know that writing for websites and blogs featured on lists such as this one is one of the steps towards earning $1,000 in monthly income as a freelance writer.

You can get paid to write for these 30+ sites:

What are you waiting for? Dive into this list of paid writing jobs and start getting paid for what you know how to do best: writing!

#1. Godaddy Garage

Niche: Web Design/Business/Freelancing

Payment Method: Unspecified

If you’re looking for part-time paid writing job opportunities you should consider writing for The Garage, Godaddy’s blog for web professionals, small business owners, and freelancers.

Your article can be about website design, website development, WordPress, working with clients, creating a business, growing a business, managing a business, and a lot more. You’ll also be getting a byline alongside compensation for your article.

Payment starts at $100 per article depending on a variety of factors.

#2. Music Tuts+

Niche: Music

Payment MethodPaypal

Music Tuts+ is one of the blogs in the Envato blog network, and they are looking for writers with music or audio background/experience to contribute and get paid.

Specifically, the are looking for “Quick Tips” (a mini-tutorial of around 500 words or a screencast of under 5 minutes). They want each article to focus on one main point or technique.

They pay $50 for every article they accept.

#3. Code Tuts+

Niche: Web Development (PHP/Ruby/HTML5/CSS3/Etc)

Payment Method: Paypal

Code Tuts+ is looking for in-depth web development tutorials. They are looking for people who can write about both front-end and back-end web development. They accept articles about PHP, Ruby, server-side JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, document-based database systems, and other web development-related topics.

They pay $100 – $250 per article accepted.

If you contribute a “quick tip” (a shorter tutorial), you’ll be paid $100. If you contribute an in-depth tutorial, however, you’ll be paid $250.

#4. Bitch Media

Niche: Feminism

Payment Method: Unspecified

Bitch Media‘s mission is to provide a thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture, and they want to pay writers that can help them further this mission.

They are looking for content for both their online publication and print magazine. Articles can range from 1,200 – 3,000 words depending on what category your content falls into.

They pay $150 to $1,000 for articles depending on the nature of the article.

 #5. JustParents

Niche: Parenting

Payment Method: Unspecified

If you’d like to get paid to write about parenting, then you should consider writing for JustParents.

JustParents will accept articles about parenting and pregnancy, and they expect articles to generally be in the 700 – 1,500 words range.

Although pay is not specified, they generally pay via PayPal within 24 hours of accepting an article.

#6. Funds for Writers

Niche: Writing

Payment Method: Paypal/Check

Funds For Writers is looking for practical articles aimed at helping writers get paid for their writing; they have a preference for articles that help writers break into a particular market, profitable business practices related to writing, unique ways to earn an income with words, pointers on winning writing contests, unique markets for writers, unusual writing income ideas, and success stories.

Articles are expected to be between 500 and 600 words — not longer.

They pay $50 per article. They pay via Check (in the US) or Paypal (international).

#7. Writers Weekly

Niche: Making Money Writing

Payment Method:  PayPal

You might also want to check out Writers Weekly if you want to get paid to write about writing.

Writers Weekly isn’t a blog. Instead, it is an online publication that is distributed to paying subscribers.

They focus on the subject of “selling” the written word and seek articles that show people how to do just this. If you can write articles focused on getting paid to write, or articles about how to make money writing in any way, then this publication is for you. They also accept lists of markets that pay writers, unique book marketing ideas, or anything that isn’t already “done-to-death” in the industry.

Writers Weekly pays $60 per article. They pay on acceptance and accept writers from all over the world. They will only be able to pay via PayPal, however.

#8. B. Michelle Pippin

Niche: Marketing/Making Money Online

Payment Method: PayPal

B. Michelle Pippin is a marketing and business blog looking for contributors who want to get paid to write about making money online.

They are particularly interested  in content from experts who have first-hand experience about a topic and have a good grasp of the English language.

Articles can be about making money online and through social media, getting national media spots, getting booked for speaking gigs, tax tips, productivity secrets, and a lot more.

They pay $50 – $150 per accepted piece.

#9. Make a Living Writing

Niche: Make Money Writing

Payment Method: Paypal

Make a Living Writing is one of the most popular blogs for freelance writers and people of all kinds looking to get paid to write articles. It is run by six-figure freelance writer Carol Tice.

Make a Living Writing is focused on helping writers find better-paying writing gigs as well as how to move up and earn more. Submissions are expected to address this focus. You can write about copywriting, blogging, productivity, ghostwriting, how writers can break in, marketing resources/tools/best sites for writers, and a lot more.

Preference is given to submissions from current and former members of Carol Tice’s Freelance Writers Den community.

You will be paid $75 – $150 per accepted article. Payment is made at the end of the month your article is published.

#10. Prepare for Canada

Niche: Canada

Payment Method: Unspecified

Prepared for Canada will pay you to write about living in Canada; articles can be about settling in Canada, working and finding a job, and finance and banking as it relates to people who are newcomers to Canada.

They pay up to $50 for each accepted article.

#11. Back to College

Niche: Education

Payment Method: Paypal/Check

You can also get paid to write articles about education for older students and adult learners for Back to College. This could be articles on how to obtain financial aid, how to find the right adult learning program, or success strategies that adult learners can use to ensure academic excellence.

They expect articles to be around 1,000 – 1,500 words in length and it can take up to 90 days for them to notify you should your article be accepted.

They pay $55 per article, and payment is made via Paypal or check 30 days after an accepted article has been published.

#12. MoneyPantry

Niche: Earning/Saving Money

Payment Method: PayPal

You can also get paid to blog about earning and saving money by writing for MoneyPantry.

MoneyPantry’s goal is to provide users with unusual and interesting ideas for earning and saving money. They are particularly interested in detailed stories that contain numbers, strategies, and specific tips.

They want articles to be at least 700 words and generally prefer 1,000 t0 2,000 words. They also prefer articles to contain personal experience (either yours or someone else’s).

They pay $30 – $150 per article depending on several factors. Payment is made via PayPal.

#13. Better Humans

Niche: Self Improvement

Payment Method: Paypal

If you want to get paid to write articles about self improvement, you should consider writing for Better Humans.

Better Humans is a Medium publication that pays writers to contribute blog posts. It is a collection of articles on human potential and self improvement, and they are specific about writers having personal experience with the advice they are giving.

They don’t want listicles, thought-pieces, summaries of other people’s advice, and inspirational essays. Instead, they want evidence-based advice addressed at the real challenges their readers are facing and that ideally mixes personal experience and research. They expect articles to be at least 2,750 words.

They pay around $500 for articles they accept.

#14. Vector Tuts+

Niche: Vector

Payment Method: Paypal

You can easily make money by contributing articles about Vector arts to Vector Tuts+. They are looking for articles on how to use Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Inkscape, Sketch app, and CorelDRAW as well as any kind of typography focused content. They are also particularly interested in drawing tutorials.

They pay $50 – $70 per article if you’re submitting a quick tip tutorial and $150 – $200 per article if you’re submitting a regular tutorial. They are also willing to pay more for articles by high profile artists and educators.

#15. The Change Agent

Niche: Adult Education

Payment Method: Unknown

The Change Agent is an Adult Education Publication looking for articles relevant to adult learners. They expect articles to be between 200 – 1,000 words.

They pay $50 for each article they accept for publication.

#16. The Ken

Niche: Tech/Startups/Science/Healthcare/Education/Retail

Payment Method: Unspecified

If you’re looking for part time paid writing jobs, you should consider writing for The Ken for a few key reasons: 1) at $.25 per word, they pay really well for articles they accept. 2) They accept articles on a wide range of topics including healthcare, science, retail, education, startups, and technology.

That said, your articles have to be about India and Southeast Asia and how policy affects any of the topics you want to cover.

They prefer articles to be between 1,500 and 2,200 words and pay within 30 days of accepting your article.

#17. Insteading

Niche: Homesteading/Gardening

Payment Method: Unspecified

You can also make a living writing articles about homesteading and gardening. Insteading is looking for freelance writers to contribute regular articles at the rate of $50 per accepted article.

Articles can be in the form of how-tos, guides and “introduction to” kind of posts,  and curated posts and resources.

They generally expect articles to be between 1,000 – 2,000 words or more.

#18. Monterey Bay Parent

Niche: Parenting

Payment Method: Unspecified

Monterey Bay Parent is looking for articles about parenting that relates to Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties. Specifically, they prefer articles about undiscovered treasures, things to do, and family fun-places to go in Monterey and Santa Cruz.

They prefer articles to be between 700 and 1,000 words and pay up to $75 per article.

#19. Inside 485

Niche: Food/Culture

Payment Method: Unspecified

If you’re looking for opportunities to get paid to write about food and culture, you should consider writing for Inside 485.

Inside 485 is looking for people who can write about food and culture/lifestyle in Charlotte. Articles can be about music/film/concert/book reviews that have a local tie to Charlotte, local event reviews in Charlotte, bar/restaurant/brewery reviews in Charlotte, and editorials/op-eds/personal narratives relevant to Charlotte.

They pay $50 per article.

#20. The Dance Journal

Niche: Dancing

Payment Method: PayPal/Wells Fargo Bill Pay

This is a niche opportunity for writers in the greater Philadelphia region (so not everybody’s cup of tea!).

If you are based in the greater Philadelphia region and have a passion for dance, then you should consider writing for The Dance Journal. Writers are expected to contribute a minimum of 1 – 2 pieces monthly and will be paid $50 per article for each accepted article.

#21: Design Tuts+

Niche: Print Design/Typography/Microsoft Word

Payment Method: Paypal

Design Tuts+ is another member of the Tuts+ brand and part of the Envato network. They are one of the leading design websites that pay writers for quick tips and tutorials. Specifically, they are looking for educational content about Print Design, Typography, Microsoft Word, and most Adobe design software.

Design Tuts+ is looking for both quick tips and in-depth tutorials. While quick tips are relatively short content pieces, standard tutorials are expected to have around 25 – 30 steps/images.

They pay $250 per article for standard tutorials they accept and much less for quick tips.

#22. Global Film Locations

Niche: Films

Payment Method: Unspecified

Global Film Locations specializes in publishing articles about locations in films and other forms of media and they would like to pay writers to help with this mission.

They pay $50 per article.

#23. Real Python

Niche: Web Development/Python/Data Science

Payment Method: Paypal

Real Python has a simple goal: to “help Python developers around the world become more awesome.” They plan to achieve this goal by making the highest-quality Python tutorials available online. They are also willing to tap into talents beyond their internal network to achieve this and as a result offer paid writing jobs.

Real Python pays for in-depth tutorials about python, web development,  data science, productivity, psychology, career, and a lot more. An analysis of their blog shows that the majority of their articles tend to be about Python, however.

They expect articles to be at least 1,500 words and prefer writers to be an advanced-level developer.

While exact payment information isn’t revealed on their guidelines page, third-party research shows that they pay up to $300 per article.

#24. Smashing Magazine

Niche: Web Design/Web Development

Payment Method: PayPal/Bank Transfer

Smashing Magazine is one of the biggest names in web design and web development, and they’ve been in the game for so long. They are looking for in-depth tutorials and articles, research-backed opinion pieces, case studies, and ultimate guides on the subject of web design and web development.

Articles can be about topics that range from user experience, to Photoshop, to Mobile, to design patterns, to e-commerce, to accessibility, and anything else. Once it contributes to a better web experience, it will most likely be accepted.

While they don’t publicly specify rates, I can confirm based on experience that they pay up to $200 per article. Payment is made via PayPal or Bank Transfer.

#25. Photoshop Tutorials

Niche: Photoshop

Payment Method: Paypal is one of the leading blogs about Photoshop, and they are looking for writers who want to get paid to write tutorials.

You can either contribute short articles and round ups or in-depth tutorials.

They pay $25 – $50 for each short article, round up, or quick tip they accept. If you submit a full tutorial that gets accepted, however, you will be paid $150 – $300 per accepted article. Payment is made via PayPal.


Niche: Web Hosting

Payment Method: Paypal is a web host looking for people who can contribute tutorials to their knowledgebase to help them better support their users. In exchange, you’ll be paid for articles and tutorials you contribute.

They expect tutorials and technical articles to be at least 300 words, and they pay 39 Euros for each article they accept and 69 Euros for each article they accept after you successfully contribute three good articles to their knowledgebase.

#27. UX Booth

Niche: Design/Usability

Payment Method: Paypal

UX Booth has a simple goal: to make the world a more user-friendly place. They will pay you to write articles that contribute to this goal.

They prefer research-backed pieces written from a 3rd person point of view, and they expect articles to be between 1,200 to 1,800 words in length.

They pay up to $100 per article for accepted articles.

#28. Clubhouse

Niche: Web design/Freelancing

Payment Method: Unspecified

Clubhouse is a project management platform for software developers, and they are paying software engineers or people with software development/engineering experience to write for their blog. Blog posts can be in the form of how to guides, in-depth tutorials, analysis of the software team, career advice, and thought leadership pieces related to software development or engineering.

Clubhouse pays writers up to $600 for each accepted article.

They pay $350 per article for each blog post they accept, $400 per article for each how-to/tutorial they accept, and $600 per article for each how-to/tutorial that has working code examples.

#29. Write Naked

Niche: Writing

Payment Method: Unspecified

Write Naked is a blog dedicated to the art and craft of writing, and they pay writers to contribute articles that can help other writers succeed. This could be an interview of a literary figure, articles about publishing trends, writing essentials, and tips from writers who have experienced success in their craft.

Submission periods are categorized into “Open” and “Closed” reading periods. You can only submit content during open reading periods.

Articles are expected to be between 450 – 650 words, and writers are paid $75 for each accepted article.

#30. Great Escape Publishing

Niche: Travel

Payment Method: Paypal

If you are looking to get paid to write about your travel experience, then you should consider writing for Great Escape Publishing.

They specialize in showing people how to get paid to travel; this could be through writing, through photography, through tours, or through other means. They are also interested in case studies from people who have experience that can help their readers get paid to travel.

Specifically, they are looking for interviews, personal stories, and articles “with specific income advice readers can print and follow to earn more income.”

They expect articles to be between 300 – 600 words.

They pay $150 per article for accepted articles.

If you want more sites, you might also want to check out another list similar to this one that features 45 additional websites that will pay you to write.

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229 replies on “30 Websites that Will Pay You to Write, Instantly [in 2020]”

Tuan @ Technology Blogsays:

I don’t think you can share the important information. Thanks very much, mate. The list absolutely will increase my monthly earnings.

I’m glad the list would be of help!

you ve done it inccredible blog from the mother land thanks man

Thanks bro! I’m glad I’m able to contribute!

Vidya Surysays:

Bless you, Oni. Very generous of you to share these tips. I am definitely sharing it.

Thanks Vidya! I’m really glad you’ll be sharing the article 🙂

Thanks so much and have a great week!

Tommy Housesays:

This is a great article! I never knew so many sites can pay you just for your writing, I will try my luck in some of them! Thanks!

Cool. Let me know how everything goes!

Enjoy it!

Joe Burnettsays:

Awesome article Oni! Tweeted it and I’ll submit guest posts to those blogs really soon! Thanks!

Thanks for the tweet Joe, you rock!

Hey man, I want to make a living with writing articles. I not too good at writing articles and how well does your grammar has to be.

Thanks for putting this together.

You’re welcome!

What a great list, with sites I’d never heard of before and others I had no idea paid for articles.

I’m glad you love the list Andy! Thanks a ton for the retweet, too 🙂

Musthafa Ullalsays:

Really helpful for Freelance writers like me. Great article as always you post in your blog.

Thanks Musthafa! I’m glad the article is helpful!

Irfan | RealTimeTrickssays:

As i’m a designer i know few of these websites who pays to submit graphic tutorials but you have really worked hard in order to collect and write all useful details regarding those websites for readers.

Irfan bhai , i want to earn money online, can u help me in this field, through writieng.
i will be waiting for ur reply.

This is very helpful Oni. I just started considering freelance writing as a source of income. I am one of those who love writing but don’t enjoy marketing themselves.
Loved your email as well, it seemed to confirm what has been going through my head for some time, to focus on my strength, my writing skills, rather than my weakness with marketing.
Thanks a lot!

I’m glad to hear that Rahul! I’m really glad I could be of help!

Dear Onibalusi, Could you plz refer me some sites for news writing and reporting, I will appreciate. I am professional journalist and news hunter. Thanks

wooooooow this is great Oni, what i see is that The Tuts+ Network is dominating your list. 🙂

Yeah. I also hope to create a network like that in the future 🙂

You provided us a great list, Oni. I’m really thankful for the list. I hope you will expand the list and includes several topics that aren’t available yet on this list if there are websites that willing to pay for-take example entertainment, self-improvement or religions.

Great list. I’m absolutely thrilled to share your article on these websites that pay for writing. I’ve joined a few (other) sites, but none of them pay well for all the hard work.

Thanks for your fine list.

Thanks Anne, and keep on rocking!

hey,buddy that is generous of you,this is a valuable article indeed,but what i notice is more of the papal payment means,what about those who have constraint on paypal ban?

I think you can try to negotiate with the bloggers to see if they pay through other options.

pal, i can;t believe you can be sharing important materials like this. Kudos a 100times

Thanks Ifeanyi!

Hi Carol,

Thanks for showing up in the comments and for sharing this article 🙂

Aha, by “instantly” what I was referring to is that you get paid in cash for what you write – not revenue sharing etc.

My original post also linked to your guidelines page!

Thanks a lot and have a great week!

Aha — got ya! I’m personally pretty down on revenue share…seems like it pays off for so few. Unless you’re putting ads on your own site and sharing that sales revenue, where you have more control.

I always enjoy your articles. They’re candid, easy to read, honest, educational and generous! I think that’s why you earn your thousands of dollars–yes, because you work hard but really it’s because you’re so generous with your knowledge that life just gives back to you!

Thanks so much for the nice words Topaz, you really rock!

Great article Oni!

Just wanted to add that the whole Envato and Smashing Magazine families are definitely my favorite of the bunch!

Me too. Those guys have a great business already!

Malok Madingsays:

The moment I read your newsletter, I didn’t believe that you actually had this in store for me but I am glad that it is more than my expectations.
Thank bro for these and I really appreciate opening your heart for others to share what you know.
I shall have actions speak louder than what I read and going to tell my friends.

Have a blessed day.
Malok Mading
Oni’s satisfied subscriber

I’m glad to hear that from you Malok, and your friends are very welcome here. Aha, I’m trying to ensure I over deliver to my readers, and I’m glad I am gradually achieving my aim.

Appreciate the info and have payed it forward…you’re doing an awesome sowing of seeds!


Thanks Clara, you rock!

wonderful post, you dont delay in awesome posts Oni which is a great virtue for a blogger. Thanks pal.

I’m glad you enjoyed the post, Johnny!

Great List Dude. I will be definitely going to make some buks from these sites.

Cool – I really hope they help!

Roy C.Chukwusays:

Great list. I will look into this and see if some of them will pay. Also, thank you for the emails, they have been very great and helpful.


Yeah. I actually included them because you can submit your content online.

Sylviane Nuccio | Persuasive Article Marketingsays:

Your a gem Oni. Thanks for this great list. I will use it for sure as I want to improve my writing jobs. I have spent too much time writing articles for people who don’t want to pay, can’t pay much or just don’t consider that article writing is worth much.

I am so sick of all that and starting to write for good pay only now and, just tell those cheap people to knock some other doors. LOL!

Thanks again, Oni. Great work as always.

Thanks for the nice words Sylviane! I’m glad I could be of help 🙂

Oni, I take it Sitepoint expects one to write with $1 words. 🙂 (You put a $ sign in front of “1,500 words.”) These are great leads. Thanks!

Lol…thanks so much for bringing that to my notice. Now fixed! 🙂

I think this is the ultimate list one can image to start making money with their content writing skills

I’m glad you love the list, Anil!

sam @ goa carnivalsays:

Nice Sharing,

If somebody really serious about get links then i think he/she can’t get much great option than it.

Aha, I’m glad you love it!

Jarod Onlinesays:

Man you just gave me a short answer to life lmao.

Wonderful list, which will help others to start their career in freelance writing. Only oni can write this kind of wonderful articles that every one can understand easily.

Aha, I’m flattered. Thanks though! 🙂

Thanks for the list Oni, It really going to helps lots of blogger and content writer to increase their potential income.. thanks again!….

You’re welcome, Romy!

Hi Onibalusi

Thank you for this information. You’re such a thoughtful and kind person. I believe what you sow is what you’ll reap, and you will surely reap blessings for the free information and encouragement that you offer to other bloggers.

I’m a Further Education Teacher so I’ll be approaching Change Agent. The only problem is that they’re based in America and I live and teach in the UK. I don’t know if they’ll accept my articles because of the differences in the curriculum. However, I’ll email the editor with my queries.

Thanks again.

Aha, thanks for the nice words June! Amen, and amen and amen to your prayer!

Thanks a lot and have a great week!

Bakare Oluwabamisesays:

Thanks Oni for the great article it’s really enlightening. Thanks for sharing your source of livelihood.

Most of them are the most famous website in it’s domain. Thanks for posting this list for us.

I am first time visitor of your site but it has given me the most important list of website. using this i can earn some money using my skills. Thanks oni.

Ho! This a great job thanks a lot guy may God give u more wisdom. We wil like to know some that pay Nigerians without cuz most of them are payal. And they dont accepted 9jas

Fayo Williamssays:

Thanks a lot Oni! After reading your article, I developed sharper eyes and spotted another site which pays –
I am definitely sharing this as well. You seem to live by the credo “A Candle loses nothing by lighting another Candle” – as you have blessed others, may you continually be blessed. Amen.

Amen 🙂

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Wow! Thanks for sharing! This should get me out of any future ruts!

I have been looking for a list like this for a long time. thanks so much!

Thanks for the Huge list, Most of them are reputed ones, They will give a better reputation. Its valuable than money

I can see that most of them are technology based. Being a technoob, I have no hope;). However, I will be trying out some of other sites you mentioned. Good job! Btw, just emailed you the list of question;) come say hi on my blog sometimes 😉

Oguntayo Mathew Adekunlesays:

Nice work, keep up the good work, these will help me a lot, and i believe it will help many internet users as well. Thanks

I didn’t know that these site gave a nice rate for writing although I’ve visited some of the sites in your list. Thanks for informing me. You have come up with a great list!

Thanks a million for these sites. I had never heard of any one before until now. This will definitely do something positive for me.

Holly damn this list is GREAT!
Onibalusi I heard about websites that will pay you for articles but I never knew there were some many of them. I also never tried it, but I should, I really should. Which ones did you used?

Rick owens leather jacketsays:

Oni….. what have you done dear!!!!! You are rock man.. this list will make many people rich…


This seems a great list. I searched for many but never came through these. Great article!

This is a fantastic resource! So many blogs discuss guest posting, but most bloggers have no idea of how to get instant money for writing. Thank you, and I’m also curious as to which ones you use.

I’m very impressed. Usually posts regarding this topic are merely with tips and stuff, it’s great you enclose actual links. Thank you!

I had always heard that sites like Elance pay ridiculously low fees for writing articles – like $5! But these pay decently, even generously. This is a great find, thank you!

Hi Onibalusi
Do you know if some of the listed websites accept articles in spanish?

I don’t think any of the websites accept articles in Spanish.


Just want to say thank you for taking the time and trouble to put together this super post, gotta dash now as I’m keen to check out the sites you featured 🙂

Thanks again,

great you have show many people who can write well where to earn income from writing.

Wow…great list. Are these websites accept International writers? Or they just accept writers from certain countries?

Great list here. But please as the general how demands, which one of these do you use? Cheers

Many thanks. I too searched for such sites many times but couldn’t find any more than three or four.

Emman Lijestasays:

Greetings Onibalusi,

This is a golden article. Thanks for helping us look for ways on how to earn online writing. I’ve already got a gig from one of these sites.

Many thanks,


Hi Emman,

That’s really great to hear, and I’m glad I could be of help 🙂

Best Regards,

Onibalusi you’re cool brother.I must sincerely commend your good takes a great heart…one that wants to see others succeed to go this far. Thanks a million

Your Article writing skills are very acute..looking forward to learning more about how i can turn my passion into money.I Will be Visiting This Site often and will tell my friends and business associates about this site.i especially like the point you made about how some writers are lazy and not willing to put in the required time to see a profit from their effort.

Your awsome all of these examples were great. I hope to make a nice living like you have. Thanks

Wow! This list is awesome and the payment terms for each article are good. I am a writer myself and have written thousands of articles on every niche. However, I was always searching for sites offering freelancing jobs. However, I did not concentrate on other niche sites or rather I did not know that there are sites on other niche accepting articles. I will bookmark this page and try to check all these sites now. Thank you for providing this great list and I appreciate your efforts.

Leann Zarahsays:

Hi, Onibalusi.

Thanks for helping fellow online writers with this article (and thanks to Eric Summers too – – for posting a link to your site on’s forums).

thank you mate.very nice list.i seened your hard work for collect theese sites list.great share 🙂

Thanks for your rich and informative content.
I have never heard of this earlier.

One question to you .

These sites don’t have writers account. Then how are they paying ?

Pratap reddysays:

It is very difficult to search and prepare such an useful list for the bloggers. But you have minimized the efforts of many bloggers who are in search of websites which pays attractively. Thank you very much for sharing such an much needed information.

Excellent list and I never thought that so many avenues for writing exists online. Thanks for sharing.

Hey Oni, thanks for sharing your secrets with us. Really appreciate it. For those who know how to write, these websites are a true gold mine. Thanks again mate!

Nice list Oni, I will check it out when i believe I have the requisite knowledge and writing skills to write compelling articles.

Great information and thanks for sharing huge list. I will definitely use a couple of high paying sites.

Rackmount Monitorsays:

Thanks for taking the time to discuss and shared with us very useful information about paying articles sites I have never tried before but defiantly I’ll publish my articles on these sites for making some money. It’s really big center attraction for us to know an easy source to make money fast.


This is Unbelievable! You are too much, man!
I can’t thank you enough for what am learning from you. You really inspire me and above all show me how to be a good freelance writer and profitably too.
Thank you once again.

Making money on the internet is no easy feat. But with the online world revolving around Web 2.0 content, having a knack for writing can indeed earn you good monetary rewards.

Trung Nguyensays:

Damn… It obviously is a great list for those who want to make money by writing. Don’t make your mistake, bookmark this post now, Trung.

Thanks a million for sharing this list, buddy.

I just checked out Dollar Stretcher. Apparently, they don’t have enough to pay their writers.

Steve H. Ongsays:

how did you know?

Joel Kumwendasays:

Thanks for the wonderful infor, you did great keep it up.

abdul saboorsays:

do u have any live example of earning 5 figure income by these websites other than you, can u tell me who is outsourcing their article for writing

fantastic stuff !!! this is a very useful post . You are a man of value this is definitely valuable to writers . Thank you . We got to meet one day


This is very informative list for newbies. Thanks for sharing this post.

This is a GREAT list! I’ve already started going down the list to see which ones are best suited for me.

HubPages has a neat program going on, if you can get into it – their apprenticeship program. You’d get paid for the articles, up-front, but also paid via their ad program, google adsense, ebay and amazon – definitely worth taking a look at!

Hi, That was one helluva research Oni…Thanks a ton ! Will sure this ASAP with all those who touch my life. Mark

Mahesh Mohansays:

Awesome list. But most of them are in the niche Design and Coding. 🙁

Great list oni you too much keep feeding us for free man. Am also exploring the 7 lessons on how to get paid as a freelance writer but i have a little problem and can make good use of your help, i dont have a paypal account and most freelances site pay via paypal am from nigeria what should i do. hoping to read your mail. Thank you so much Oni.

very helpful list for writers, especially those into design and coding!

One of the best websites I have ever visit. I would try all of these websites and also the bonus ones. Thank you very much for sharing them with us! Keep working hard. I will visit your website again very soon 🙂

I feel very happy to have encountered your site and look forward to really more amazing minutes reading here.

Nice list Oni!
But you know, one big challenge is that most of these sites use paypal. As a Nigerian, how did u ethically overcome this without using underhand methods (I am assuming you are based in Nigeria). I am researching freelance writing as a long term business and source of sustainable income. You have obviously done well for yourself.

Good write up Oni!
That is quite enlightening and very generous of you. But you know, one big challenge is that most of these sites use paypal. As a Nigerian, how did u ethically overcome this without using underhand methods (I am assuming you are based in Nigeria). I am researching freelance writing as a long term business and source of sustainable income. You have obviously done well for yourself.

Brittany McWilliamssays:

Hi Oni!

I enjoyed this article and found it very informative. I was wondering if you could guide me towards any sites that are not based on technology that pay people to write?

Gaurang Joshisays:

Awesome lists of freelancing websites. Once again thanks Oni.


u did very well to open up these treasured websites,many internet marketers dont have half of these and they will be raking in dollars.tanks a bunch for sharing.


Thanks For the wonderful post. i really enjoyed reading. and hope earn some more revenue. 🙂

Hi ONI, I m not able to find out ur sites. Where r they?

hi am a Ugandan can I still benefit from those websites if I write.

Bamidele Onibalusisays:


This is great. Please I need you to be my mentor. How do we go about it?


I know some other too… is another site which accepts articles on Technology. The pay is fixed according to the quality of the content

I have enjoyed this article and found it very informative. I was wondering if you could help me find sites that are based on safety and security that pay people to write.

You’ve got such a long list and it’s quite helpful. I’ll go check for dome of them that are more likely related to my blog topic and interests. I’m on the lookout for some effective ways on how to earn extra cash online and writing articles looks so very promising. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful sites. Hope I get to start with one of these.

Thanks for the list, i will definitely invite my friends who are trying to become writers online

Hello, Oni.
I recently came across your blog after several searches. I will like to get started as guestblogger, but I do not know if I can a niche for website flipping that can pay me as much as $50. From the numerous resources I have seen, there seem to a shortage of this kind.

Please, kindly help here.
Thank you.

James Hannansays:

Thanks oni.. Thats a great option to make money while building brand and links

MNB Acharisays:

Thanks a million for providing wonderful sources of making money writing articles. Will definitely try a few of them.

mohit rajwanisays:

this is the place where a writer get paid for his work properly…otherwise all pay about max 10$ per article which is too low..

Thanks a lot for a great share, i will be using all sources mention above to submitting my articles and that too at a great price.

great job, but access is only open to us and Canada citizens in most of the websites you published. thanks

Thank you so much for sharing this information. I am writing for Textbroker and getting next to nothing. You put me to shame with your hope and ambition. Live long and prosper.

Gulshan Kumarsays:

Hi it was proved as an motivational article for me as i have been thinking of writting article as freelancer but unable to find such websites that pay for freelancer’s article for somed

Great post. The most I’ve gotten paid for a single 200 word article is $25.

Holiiii woah?! Thank you for this!

Great job Oni.

Wow I’ve been writing for almost five years and I’ve never heard of any of these sites before. Cheers mate, you’ve been a great help!

These all seem unbelievable, but I’ll check them out.

Well, don’t know about them all, but I can confirm that I do pay $50 a post on my blog… I’m booked up with guest posts probably to the end of the year, but looking for posts for 2013.

Hi Carol,

I got to all these websites only after reading your blog. You mentioned somewhere that you’re only accepting guest posts now from students etc…Is there any chance for others too?

I think this is a very useful post. Not much people know that we can get paid from those great sites. I’d better start writing and applying then.. Thanks a lot YoungPrePro !!

wonderful list… i amazed after reading that these all sites are paying so much for articles… i will definitely give a try but just after my exams…:D THanks buddy for sharing such useful info. Peace!

Excellent information for freelance writers and bloggers.this is two way beneficial first to make money and second one is good backlink for bloggers.

Awesome list of sites. I believe I shall give most of them a try. I couldn’t imagine article writing could be so much money earner!

I’m more than impressed with this list of yours.You have definitely demonstrated that humility is a good virtue worthy of emulation. I would like to encourage you to do more because history ‘ll surely have a place for you.

Bravo! Bravo! Oni. You are such a kind and generous person. Am just a beginner in this field and am sure I will get somewhere. Well done. Be blessed Abundantly.

Hey but which one of the sites listed above has the best turn around time. i mean one that respond quickly as you know when you want to make quick cash, you really need that cash to be quick.

otherwise thanks for this great article.

Truong Nguyensays:

Thanks Oni for agreat post. i will review them to make more money to publish my post to these sites 🙂

Hi Oni.
You have opened my eyes to the reality of doing the right thing in order to make money online. Your posts are excellent and carefully drafted. Alot of benefits are in here for me. Be rest assured that my friends will hear about you. Thanks alot.

Harish Patilsays:

Does all this trusted site? How do I get after writing an article? How far I get?

I have never seen this much information since I have been researching. The massive list of building backlinks is great. I intend on reading all of the links. I am sure your site real be a great asset for my branding!!

Best WordPress Pluginssays:

Hi there,

No doubt ! great list, i am sure about some of these sites because i used them. Sponsored reviews website have quite same concept they pay you to publish paid reviews on your blog.

wow! I’m gonna try one if this site for sure. And it seems like the payment is good too. I know a lot of friend who’s a great writers, im very sure they will like this list of website that pay to write. Thank for this!

Victoria Sheffieldsays:

Thank you so much! I am a writer and could use some extra income. God bless you! I am reading your free ebook and I love it!

Bamidele Onibalusisays:

Thanks, Victoria!

I checked out most of these sites and a lot of them only pay you when you become a regular poster or you have to throw your name in the hat to get accepted before you can be paid.

Robin Ashmoresays:

Thankyou Bamidele Onibalusi, I am like many people who cannot thank you enough. I have had a blog for a year, and like many I am struggling to make it work! Your tips and great info will help me a lot. God bless you sir!

Adnan Shahidsays:

Dear Friend Really a very nice and useful article. This is very helpful for quality content writers. With the help of these sites they can earn a handsome amount. And this all is become possible because of you.


Wonderful list you have made Oni.Have to selected some sites from your site to write for.Thanks 🙂

Enrique Baronesays:

Hi! I’m glad to find someone like you friend. Helping people is the best way to help yourself but I’ve a question: I’m from Venezuela and wish to know if any of these sites are able to pay direct to any bank account. Or… how can I get paid beeing here?? Thanks a lot!

More of the websites you have shared in your post are new to me. Surely I’ll try few of them. Thanks for sharing.

great list!!! i was looking for this a long time ago i am waiting for my blog to grow and while that happens get a few cash on the way thanks this helps a lot!!

Thank you so much! I am a writer and could use some extra income. God bless you! I am reading your free ebook and I love it!

Bamidele Onibalusisays:

You’re welcome! 🙂

Hi man,
This is awesome, you saved a lot of efforts 🙂
Well a request, can you please post some links for earning by writing articles in field of computer security?
Your help means a lot 🙂

Thank you !!

great list!…. thx sir…)))

Finely put togather, a worthy contribution indeed.
Best wishes man

Hi Onibalusi!

I’ve been reading your blog(s) and guest posts for nearly 2 years now. Having been writing online for 3+ years, I can definitely say that most MMO articles are worthless or too generic to be of any use. This particular post addresses the most frequently asked question I’ve come across in all the freelance writing communities.

I have spent nearly half an hour checking each site you have mentioned here! Wonderful! I would consider posting some of the guest posts.

Akhilesh Dabralsays:

Thanx bro for this precious info, a newbie blogger like me can use these sites for linking building, thanx a lot 🙂

i need list of trustful website which gives money for writing article & giving viewers for that web page 10-20 dollar /1000 views & they accept any kind of article.


Thank you for such a nice article. It will definitely help us writers more than ever.

Hi Onibalusi –

Thanks for the mention. While I do pay $50 for a very well-written guest post, Rock Solid Finance has a very strict policy of publishing work from finance experts only.

Also, I pay only on PUBLICATION, not acceptance, and I reserve the right to edit (even dramatically) for clarity and impact.

Finally, anyone interested MUST follow my writer guidelines:

Bamidele Onibalusisays:

You’re welcome, David!

I just updated the post to reflect these.


Great list. This is really helpful for me..Thanks for sharing.

This site is loaded. I fell like shouting while reading.
Words can not express my joy. Thanks so much for taking out your time to dish out this free of charge.

Can you submit the same article you wrote on your blog/site to the paying sites and get paid as well?

Bamidele Onibalusisays:

You’re welcome! 🙂

To answer your question:

No, the articles have to be unique to the sites you submit them to.

Deepa Venkiteshsays:

Have you written about revenue sharing websites? If you have not, please do

I can see that most sites are related to Tech and SEO niche, what about health and beauty niches, are there any for paid guest posts, pls ?

@bamidele Thanks for listing these websites which are helping writers to make their living. These websites are not just good source of income but means a lot to get a post published helping contributors to get a link back to their sites.

I have a experience with PSD Tuts+ . They are good in paying the freelance writers. The main advantage of writing for them is that lots tutorials are published on regular basis and lots of visitors always be there. So its easy to get the chance of writing tutorial for this site.

This is excellent list. I’m selling writing service on SEOClerks, they pay via paypal instantly with no fee.

Macy Harrellsays:

I hate to be a cynic, but It’s kind of a shame that there has to be an actual list
dedicated to this now that it is pretty much a societal norm to NOT pay writers
for their work

90s television romanticized the life of writers. Unfortunately this conned many
80s and 90s babies into thinking there’s actually a glamorous and honorable
future in writing. No journalists anticipated this blogging & social media
wildfire when they invested YEARS into learning the ropes of this declining industry.

Contrary to the glamorous tale of Carrie Bradshaw, Vogue isn’t quite paying anyone
dollars a word anymore.

Writers: make sure you can do more than just write because no one cares about your novel.

If you can write a romance novel, they will pay you for it. Not everyone can do that.

Gaurav Pateriyasays:

great article bro, i enjoyed this…………

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Ahtesham Ahmedsays:

Thanks! all the websites have been mentioned in this article are great for professional writers.

Gifted Chinyeresays:

I noticed most of them pay through PayPal.
Please how do I open a PayPal account?

Thanks so much bro. It’s a great discovery in my writing profession. Let me hit the ground running with these sites.

But how will I get PayPal from Nigeria

great list Oni… keep writing and keep inspiring hundreds of thousands of young minds who are actually in search of pragmatic ideas and guidelines for writing online.

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