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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

PhotoshopTutorials.ws 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.

#26. Snel.com

Niche: Web Hosting

Payment Method: Paypal

Snel.com 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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