Whether you’re a writer looking for established outlets to spread your word, or you’re a guest blogger looking to promote your brand and get traffic, you can get paid to do so.
Many sites will pay you to contribute content, while still allowing you to have a bio and retain a link to your site – but very few sites will pay you really well.
Listed below are 5 sites that will pay you at least $100 per article, upon acceptance or publication, and most will allow a bio with a link back to your site.
Here we go:
Sites that will pay you - Greatist
Mental Health/Relationships/Getting Healthier
Greatist is a blog focused on relationships, mental health, and life as it affects 20- and 30-somethings.
They are looking for articles about mental health, relationships, and getting healthier. They also accept career-related articles (especially when it comes to achieving work/life balance and being more productive), struggles with substance abuse, and social media/technology.
They expect articles to be between 1,000 – 1,500 words and pay at least $125 for each article they accept.
Sites that will pay - Longreads
$250 – $1,500+
Longreads is looking for well-written, well-told, and easy to follow stories that illustrate relatable human experience that their readers can identify with.
They want blog posts, reading lists, short interviews, personal essays, memoirs, critical essays, book reviews, investigative projects, and long-form journalism.
Depending on what category your submission falls into, it can be between 800 to 6,000 words. They pay a minimum of $250 and up to $1,500+ per article.
Listverse - sites that will pay you
Listverse is possibly the foremost authority when it comes to lists online, and they boast an audience of over 15 million readers a month.
They are looking for unique lists of 10 items, usually at least 1,500 words, and they pay $100 upon acceptance of your list.
Sites that will pay - Copyhackers
Copyhackers is interested in practical content for startups, marketers, freelancers, and designers.
They are looking for articles that discuss topics that include launching and growing a business, freelancing for lifestyle/money, conversion copywriting, UX and A/B testing, product design, persuasion and psychology, etc.
They expect articles to be in-depth and thoroughly researched. They rarely accept articles less than 2,000 words and want articles to feature a first-person story/account.
They pay $325 per article.
Photoshop Tutorials - sites that will pay you
$25 – $300
They are looking for tutorials related to Photoshop, and they pay anything from $50 to $300 per accepted article depending on whether you submit a “quick tip” or a full tutorial.
Sites that pay - Informed Comment
Informed Comment is a leading publication about policy and foreign policy. They are looking for articles that can contribute to policy decisions and foreign policy.
They are particularly interested in content focused on US foreign policy as well as Middle Eastern and South Asian politics. They also want content that addresses religion, human rights, women’s rights, workers’ rights, religious discrimination, energy, and climate change.
They expect pieces to be between 800 – 1,000 words and pay $100 per accepted piece.
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