30 Genuine Websites that Will Pay You to Write, Instantly

30 Genuine Websites that Will Pay You to Write, Instantly
by Bamidele

 

If you’ve ever considered writing for money, you are in the right place. After careful effort and painstaking research, I prepared and compiled this list of websites that offer writers an opportunity to make money writing articles. All the sites on this list are genuine. Below is a testimonial from a reader about the results she got from writing for one of the sites on one of my lists.

In this article, I’ll be listing 30 unique websites and blogs that pay people to write for them. I haven’t tried all the websites on this list, but I ensured that I did my due research by filtering through lots of websites and by going through feedback from other freelance writers to ensure this article is as accurate as possible.

While there are websites that give you a part of the revenue your article generates, it is often difficult for writers wanting to get paid really well, without having to wait for years for their earnings to accrue, to benefit from these websites. I believe you should be able to get paid for your articles instantly, and this article will be giving you a list of 30 websites that will pay you a fixed rate for every article you contribute. Most of these sites pay around $50 per article, and some of them even pay up to $900 for an article. If your writing is accepted by any of these websites, you should expect to get paid anytime for a few days to a week.

The good thing about most of the sites listed below is that they also allow you to include a bio with a link back to your website. You can easily use this opportunity to link back to a hire me page on your blog, and as a result get a lot of clients willing to pay you for your work. In other words, by writing for most of the blogs on this list you are being paid to market yourself.

 

You can make money writing articles for these 30+ sites:

#1. Developer Tutorials

Niche: Web Design

Payment Method: Paypal

Developer Tutorials is a programming/web design blog. You can submit articles to Developer Tutorials on anything from programming to web design, and you will be able to get $30-$50 for list articles, and $50-$100 for tutorials.

Developer Tutorials also allows you a bio with a link back to your blog. So, you can easily build your portfolio, and as a result, expose your work to thousands of people.

#2. Audio Tuts+

Niche: Audio

Payment Method: Paypal/Moneybookers

Audio Tuts+ is one of the blogs in the Envato blog network, and they also provide people with writing opportunities.

You can easily make $50 by contributing a “Quick Tip” to Audio Tuts+. According to Audio Tuts+ a quick tip should be around 500 words, so you should be able to make some quick bucks for your short articles.

#3. PSD Tuts+

Niche: Photoshop

Payment Method: Paypal/Moneybookers

If you’re an expert at Photoshop, or if you have some cool tricks you think a lot of Photoshop users will love to read about, you can create a tutorial and submit it to PSD Tuts+. For this kind of tutorial, you will be paid anything from $50 to $150.

#4. ACHS

Niche: Health

Payment Method: Unspecified

The American College of Healthcare Sciences is looking for articles related to holistic health and wellness. They want articles to be in the 600 – 1,000 words range and they pay $50 per article accepted.

#5. WorldStart

Niche: Computer Tips

Payment Method: Paypal/Check (for those in the US)

WorldStart is another great website providing freelance writers with several options to make money from their writing. There are various payment options you can get with them. They have the $25 option for 250 words article, the $40 option for 400 words articles, the $45 option for 600 words articles and the $50 option for 800 words articles.

With over 300,000 monthly visitors, if you’re in the tech/computing niche you can a lot of exposure and some more writing opportunities come your way by writing for this blog.

#6. Funds for Writers

Niche: Writing

Payment Method: Paypal/Check

FundsForWriters.com is looking for practical articles aimed at helping writers get paid for their writing; they have a preference for success stories.

They pay $45 – $50 per article depending on whether you want to be paid via Check or Paypal, and articles are usually accepted within a week of submission.

#7. Writers Weekly

Niche: Making Money Writing

Payment Method: Unknown

Writers Weekly isn’t a blog. Instead, it is an online publication that is distributed to paying subscribers. With Writers Weekly you will be paid anything from $40 to $60 for articles you submit.

#8. Brazeen Careerist

Niche: Career

Payment Method: Unspecified

Brazeen Careerist is looking for list posts about networking events in various cities. They pay $50 per article, and you need to arrange payment first with the editor before you start working on your article.

#9. Make a Living Writing

Niche: Make Money Writing

Payment Method: Paypal

Even though Carol has already gotten more offers than needed for the whole of 2011, I think her blog is still worth being listed. You can easily pitch her an idea for consideration towards next year on the subject of freelance writing/making money writing. You will be paid $50 for any of your articles that are accepted.

#10. Listverse

Niche: General

Payment Method: Paypal

Listverse is looking for interesting and unique list articles from writers. Your lists can be about anything, as long as the topic is unique, unusual or interesting.

Listverse pays $100 per approved list, and they’d like articles to be around 1,500 words and to feature at least 10 items.

#11. Back to College

Niche: Education

Payment Method: Paypal/Check

Back to College is looking for articles about education for older students. They pay $75 – $135 per article, and payment is made via Paypal or checks 30 days after an accept article has been published.

#12. eCommerce Insiders

Niche: eCommerce

Payment Method: Unspecified

eCommerce Insiders is looking for articles about online commerce and retail, and they pay $75 – $125 per article.

Articles can be 400 – 600+ words, and you’ll also have a bio below your article.

#13. TheTechLabs

Niche: Adobe

Payment Method: Paypal

If you’re an expert at using Adobe products and you want to share your experience through your writing, you can make anything from $50-$75 by contributing your tutorials to TheTechLabs.

#14. Vector Tuts+

Niche: Vector

Payment Method: Paypal/Moneybookers

You can easily make money by contributing articles about Vector arts to Vector Tuts+. You will be paid up to $150 per article for your writing, depending on the quality of your articles and you can receive your payment via Paypal or Moneybookers.

#15. The Change Agent

Niche: Adult Education

Payment Method: Unknown

The Change Agent is an Adult Education Publication that pays $50 per article contributed. Your article can be anything from 250 words to 1,000 words, and you will still be paid the same amount no matter how long your content is, as long as it is accepted.

#16. Ceramics.org

Niche: Ceramics

Payment Method: Unknown

If you believe you can write articles on all things ceramics you should give Ceramics.org a try. You will be paid $25 for any short article accepted, $350 for a 1,000 words bulletin, and up to $900 for a 5,000 words bulletin accepted.

#17. Dollar Stretcher

Niche: Variety of Topics

Payment Method: Check

By writing for The Dollar Stretcher you will be paid $0.10 per word for any article accepted. That means you will get $100 for a 1000 words article and $500 for a 5,000 words article. The payment will be sent via check in US dollars.

#18. Drop Zone

Niche: Skydiving

Payment Method: Paypal

Dropzone is a Skydiving blog visited by millions of people monthly, and by writing for Dropzone, aside from gaining a lot of exposure, you will pay $50 for any article that is accepted and up to $100 for an article that is featured.

#19. Metro Parent

Niche: Parenting

Payment Method: Check

Metro Parent is a parenting magazine that pays you anything from $35-50 for a short article, and up to $350 for a detailed article accepted. The payment for your article will be made upon publication.

#20. Sitepoint

Niche: Web Development

Payment Method: Unknown

Sitepoint is currently one of the leading websites online when it comes to web development, and they are interested in paying quality freelance writers to contribute to their growing network. Your article must be over 1,500 words, and upon acceptance, you will be paid a $100 flat rate. If your article does really well and is able to generate up to 100,000 page views you will be paid $250 more.

#21: Theme Forest

Niche: Web Design/Web Development

Payment Method: Paypal/Moneybookers

Themeforest is currently one of the leading authorities in the web design space. You can make up to $100 by contributing an article to Theme Forest, and you can easily use the opportunity to get more exposure for yourself.

#22. A Fine Parent

Niche: Parenting

Payment Method: Paypal

They are looking for practical articles with parenting tips, and they pay $100 per accepted article. You will also be able to link back to your site in your article bio.

#23. Spyre Studios

Niche: Web Design

Payment Method: Paypal

Spyre Studios is an authority blog when it comes to web design, and they pay freelance writers $50 for articles accepted and up to $160 for tutorials.

#24. Smashing Magazine

Niche: Design/Programming

Payment Method: Unknown

Smashing magazine is the number one web design blog online, and you can easily gain a lot of exposure while at the same time getting paid for every article you submit that is accepted. There is no fixed price for your articles, but you can rest assured that you will be paid well if your article is of great quality and if it is accepted.

#25. Photoshop Tutorials

Niche: Photoshop

Payment Method: Paypal

They are looking for articles about Photoshop; your article can either be a quick tip or a full tutorial, and you can earn $50 – $300 per article accepted.

#26. Net Tuts+

Niche: Coding

Payment Method: Paypal/Moneybookers

If you’re really good at coding and you want to share your experience with others through your writing, you will be paid up to $150, depending on the quality, for every tutorial that is accepted.

#27. UX Booth

Niche: Design/Usability

Payment Method: Paypal

UX Booth is another design blog on this list that pays freelance writers $100 for articles accepted. The article you write should be on the topic of design/usability.

#28. TreeHouse

Niche: Web design/Freelancing

Payment Method: Unspecified

They are looking for articles about web design, freelancing, productivity and other related topics. They pay $100 – $200 per accepted article.

#29. Viator Travel Blog

Niche: Travel

Payment Method: Unspecified

They are looking for original travel articles in the 1,000 – 2,000 words range. They prefer you to pitch them first before proceeding with your article, and they pay $100 – $150 per article.

#30. Crazy Leaf

Niche: Design

Payment Method: Paypal

By contributing an article to Crazy Leaf, aside from being able to show your skills to thousands of people, you will also be paid depending on how good your article is.

Bonus Sites

Yes, I know I promised only 30 sites in the title of this article, but in other to over deliver I will be providing you with 3 more sites. You can explore these sites to gain more exposure while at the same time increase your income.

#31. InstantShift

Niche: Design/Programming

Payment Method: Unknown

InstantShift is a popular design and programming blog that pay you for articles based on the quality of the article submitted. The site is well-respected and has a good reputation, so you should be able to make a great income for quality articles you submit.

#32. PVM Garage

Niche: Design/Coding

Payment Method: Paypal

This is another great design website that offers payment based on the quality and volume of the article submitted.

#33. Noupe

Niche: Design/Coding

Payment Method: Unknown

A part of the Smashing Network, Noupe is another great web design blog that is well-respected. You can easily contribute great content and get exposure for your work while at the same time getting paid. The payment is unspecified, but Noupe is a well-respected blog online so you should expect to be paid something great for your quality submissions.

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30 Genuine Websites that Will Pay You to Write, Instantly

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