Are There High-Paying Sites for Freelance Writers?

Are you an aspiring freelance writer or blogger? Enjoy writing?

There are many ways to earn money blogging and one easy way is to blog for others.

Are There High-Paying Sites for Freelance Writers?

Did you know you can get paid to write blog posts for other sites?

There are many blogs that pay you to write for them. And it doesn’t matter what niche you are familiar with.

There are blogs in every topic imaginable. From travel, to food, to coding and even penny pinching.

Don’t think you need a writing degree to get do this.

If you’re looking for quick cash and you have relatively good writing skills, why not try these 10 high-paying blogs that pay you to write?

Check them out here.

1. The Penny Hoarder

The Penny Hoarder is a blog about making and saving money. They pay a flat rate per post (must be prearranged with the editor) and also offers bonuses of up to $800 if your blog post reaches a certain number of views. Popular posts center around working from home.

2. A Fine Parent

A Fine Parent focuses on a specific theme each month. They look for articles (typically 1,500-3,000 words), with quality content rather then quantity.

Submissions open intermittently when the site creator announces the next few monthly themes and accepts outlines for potential articles. Pay is $100 upon acceptance of an article, with an opportunity to earn a $200 bonus for the author of the most viewed blog post at the end of the year.

Currently the guest posting submission is closed but sing up to their email list to be notified with the doors open to guest spots.

3. Babble

Babble is a parenting, news and lifestyle website owned by Disney. The site covers a variety of topics, from pregnancy, entertainment, life with babies and toddlers, beauty, and travel. Although pay is not listed, I’ve read that it’s around $150 for a post.

4. Great Escape Publishing

Great Escape Publishing has articles on the craft and business of getting paid to travel. This includes getting paid by writing, photography, tours or other means. They do not publish straight travel pieces (like what to pack if you’re a family of 6). They pay anywhere from $50-$200, depending on the type of assignment you take on.

5.  The Dollar Stretcher

If you know a lot about frugal living, then you can write for The Dollar Stretcher. This website is dedicated to “living better… for less.” They’re looking for specific ways to help people save time and money. They pay $.10/word for published pieces in their print version of their newsletters. For posts online, they are able to pay for some guest posts where the author does not want links back to their site/book.

6. Back to College

Back to College is a site about adults returning back to school. Topics focus on financial aid, finding the right program, success strategies and more. Articles may be anecdotal, or include examples and resources where readers can obtain more information. Payment is $55+ for your original piece of 1,000-1,500+ words.

7. Listverse

If you enjoy reading and writing list posts, then this is the perfect site for you. Listverse only publishes list posts. On any topic. General categories include: entertainment, bizarre, general knowledge, lifestyle, science, society and more. They pay $100 for 1,000 words listing at least 10 items.

8. Wow! Women on Writing

Wow Women is a site by women for women on the topic of writing. The site focuses on topics such as publishing, writing, reading and journalism. They seek articles on topics such as writing tips and how-to pieces etc. They pay $150 for 3000-word posts and $50 for shorter articles. They also feature an author bio with links.

9. Matador Network

Matador Network is a travel blog covering adventures, cultures and identities of people around the world. They seek original content (max. 1500 words) and will pay $40. Topics they like include: family and kids, luxury and high end, sports and adventure, culture and religion, language and study abroad, and trip planning.

10. Family Fun Magazine

Family Fun Magazine is geared towards families with children ages three to 12. It provides parents with tips and information for creating life’s most unforgettable memories. This looks like a print publication so payment usually takes up to 3- 6 months to see. But, they do pay around $1.25 per word and articles run between 800-3,000 words.

Wrapping it Up

There are many sites in many niches that you can find that pay good money. If you need some extra cash or just need to build your portfolio as a new freelance writer, then this is the quickest way to go about it.

Over to you – do you have a site that pays? Tell us in the comments.

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Elna Cain is a B2B freelance writer  for SaaS businesses and digital marketing brands and the co-founder of Freelancer FAQs. She's been featured on Entrepreneur, The Ladders, The Penny Hoarder, Leadpages and more. If you want to learn how to freelance write, check out her free course, Get Paid to Write Online.

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