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20 Amazing Sites That Will Pay You $100+ Per Article

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Content is more important than ever.

Research from the Content Marketing Institute reveals that at least 55% of companies will  increase their content marketing budget this year.

Whether you’re a writer looking for established outlets to spread the 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 20 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.

I also have a bonus for you at the end of this article, so look out for that!

Here we go.

1. A Fine Parent

A Fine Parent - sites that will pay you

Niche: Parenting

Amount: $100 (potential $200 bonus)

Payment Method: Paypal

A Fine Parent is a leading parenting blog that focuses on helping people become better parents.

They are looking for in-depth parenting articles about your own experience, or about other parent’s struggles that you can empathize and connect with.

Every month, they list a topic for articles that you have to write on, and they’ll pay you once your article is accepted.

They expect articles to be around 1,500 – 3,000 words, and they pay $100 per article. You’ll also be awarded a bonus of $200 if your article becomes the most popular article at the end of the year.

2. eCommerce Insiders

ecommerce insiders sites that will pay you

Niche: Online retail/commerce

Amount: $75 – $125

Payment Method: Unspecified

eCommerce Insiders is an authority  about online retail, and they are looking for content that is retailed-focused or commentary on retail industry news and trends.

They pay $75 per article for accepted articles in the 400 – 600 words range, and $125 per article for articles above 600 words.

3. Listverse

Listverse - sites that will pay you

Niche: General

Amount: $100

Payment Method: Paypal/Bitcoin

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.

4. The Penny Hoarder

The Penny Hoarder - sites that will pay you

Niche: Finance

Amount: Up to $75

Payment Method: Paypal

The Penny Hoarder is a leading personal finance publication, and they are looking for articles mostly based on personal experience. Especially ones containing detailed numbers, strategies and advice about saving or earning money.

They prefer articles to be 700 – 900 words, and they pay up to $75 per article depending on a lot of factors; you might need to reach out to their editor first to discuss payment.

5. Photoshop Tutorials

Photoshop Tutorials - sites that will pay you

Niche: Photoshop/Design

Amount: $25 – $300

Payment Method: Paypal

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.

6. Treehouse

Treehouse - sites that will pay you

Niche: Design/Freelance

Amount: $100 – $200

Payment Method: Unspecified

They accept articles on a range of topics including anything design related, freelancing or productivity.

They pay $100 – $200 for every article published.

7. The Travel Writer’s Life

The Travel Writer's Life - sites that will pay you

Niche: Travel

Amount: $50 – $200

Payment Method: Unspecified

They are looking for articles about the business of getting paid to travel, whether this is through writing, photography, tours or other means.

They pay $50 – $200 per article depending on the type of article.

8. Viator Travel Blog

Viator Travel Blog - sites that will pay you

Niche: Travel

Amount: $40 – $150

Payment Method: Unspecified

They are looking for articles that share an insider’s view of travel, and they typically prefer submissions to be around 1,000 – 2,000 words.

They pay $40 – $150 depending on the type of article.

9. UX Booth

UX Booth - sites that will pay you

Niche: User Experience

Amount: $100

Payment Method: Unspecified

UX Booth is an authority when it comes to User Experience, and they are looking for research-backed articles on how to create better user experience.

They prefer articles to be in the 1,200 – 1,800 words range.

10. Cracked

Cracked - sites that will pay you

Niche: General/Humor

Amount: $50 – $200

Payment Method: Paypal

Cracked is looking for funny and clever articles, mainly in list format, and they pay $50 – $200 per article depending on the type of article.

11. Tuts+ Code

Tuts+ Code - sites that will pay you

Niche: Web Development

Amount: $100 – $250

Payment Method: Unspecified

They are looking for articles on anything related to web development; this could be PHP, HTML5, CSS3 or anything in between.

They pay $100 for a “quick tip” tutorial and $250 for a regular tutorial.

12. Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine - sites that will pay you

Niche: Design/Coding/User Experience

Amount: $50 – $200

Payment Method: Unspecified

Smashing Magazine is looking for articles related to web design, graphic design, UX design, WordPress or mobile, and they pay $50 – $200 per article.

13. A List Apart

A List Apart - sites that will pay

Niche: Internet

Amount: $200

Payment Method: Unspecified

They accept articles about coding, design, content strategy, user experience and basically anything in the internet industry/business.

They prefer articles to be between 1,500 to 2,000 words and they pay $200 per article within a month of publication.

14. Write Naked

Write Naked - sites that will pay you

Niche: Writing

Amount: $50 – $200

Payment Method: Unspecified

Write Naked is looking for articles related to the writing business; this includes interviews with key writing figures, publishing trends, or success stories from successful indie authors.

15. Metro Parent

Metro Parent - sites that will pay you

Niche: Parenting

Amount: $35 – $350

Payment Method: Check

Metro Parent is a leading parenting publication looking for parenting articles. They pay $35 – $350 per article and they want features to be within 1,000 – 2,500 words.

They have a preference for articles from local freelance writers in the following communities: Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties.

They pay via check upon publication of your article, within the first week of the month of publication.

16. International Living

International Living - sites that will pay you

Niche: Living Overseas

Amount: $250 – $400

Payment Method: Unspecified

International Living is a publication focusing on living and retiring overseas, and they are looking for articles about living and retiring overseas.

They pay $250 for 840 words, and $400 for 1,400 words. They also pay $50 for one-time use of your photographs, and they pay upon publication of your article.

17. Sitepoint

Sitepoint - sites that will pay you

Niche: Web Development

Amount: $150 – $200

Payment Method: Unspecified

Sitepoint is an authority when it comes to web development, and they are looking for in-depth articles about HTML, CSS and SASS.

They pay $150 for articles and $200 for tutorials, and they often pay more for articles that are more comprehensive and that they feel will do well traffic-wise.

18. Digital Ocean

Digital Ocean - sites that will pay you

Niche: Linux

Amount: $50 – $200

Payment Method: Paypal

Digital Ocean is looking for beautifully-written tutorials about Linux and FreeBSD cloud hosting and, besides potentially gaining exposure to their millions of readers, you can also make up to $200 per article.

Your article can come in the form of Updates, Simple Tutorials and In-Depth Tutorials, and you can earn $50, $100 or $200 respectively depending on what category it falls into.

19. Tuts+ Vector

Tuts+ Vector - sites that will pay you

Niche: Vector

Amount: $50 – $200

Payment Method: Unspecified

Tuts+ Vector is looking for articles related to Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, CorelDRAW and other vector-related tutorials.

They pay $50 – $200 depending on the nature of your contribution.

20. Tuts+ WP

Tuts+ WP - sites that will pay you

Niche: WordPress

Amount: $60 – $500

Payment Method: Unspecified

Also a part of the Tuts+ network, Tuts+ WP is looking for articles related to WordPress; this could be WordPress 3.7+ tutorials, plugin development tutorials/tips and other WordPress related articles.

They pay $60 – $500 per article depending on the type of article.

Bonus: 110 Websites that Pay You to Write [PDF]

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Guest Author: Bamidele Onibalusi is a world-renowned blogger and freelance writer. Huffington Post calls him an “ultimate business success story” and he’s been featured in Forbes and Digital Journal amongst others. He blogs at Writers in Charge.

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Comments

  • Amaechi Jones

    ‘Pay on acceptance’ means they pay on receipt of your submission. If your pitch has been commissioned then the P.O.A. agreement comes into effect, though you should get a guarantee of payment or a contract just in case.

  • Great list! It saves me a lot of digging, thank you so much!

  • Thanks for including Write Naked on your list. Glad to compensate writers. 🙂

    • Always a pleasure, Tara. I hope you get some quality contributions as a result 🙂

  • My average acceptance rate is less than 5% for Write Naked. That has dropped over the years because I now receive 100+ queries per month and I schedule one guest contributor per month IF I see an idea/writer I like. I’ve already got guests scheduled through the early part of 2016. For Write Naked, I pay upon posting. Hope this helps in your query process!

    • That does help. Thanks for answering!

      • Gbemi Tijani

        do you believe or share the bitter fact writers & bloggers are experiencing lots of raw material for writing LAMENTABLY? globally & as such each should find her/his level & surprise the world or hit an idea comparatively impacting like Mark Zukerberg s .Dont think its impossible.I love a T-shirt print in one of Bangkok s phone &pc hub few years back.It silently cries I M P O S S I B L E …I look at the guy with all optimism.When i entered to change my ipad in one of the stores i met an impossible scene -a galaxy of phone dealers are already inside 10am eating away on a Sunday!

    • Gbemi Tijani

      with all these not so encouraging testimonies from bloggers -freelancers dont you think writing agencies & a few select publishers need a BOOST GRANT to become more viable & justify their niche? Is this suggestion or insight eccentric or impossible?Unlike in developing countries where there are millions of talented writers or trained journalists with flair for general or specific writing other than reporting mot publishers dont pay u ntil after publication & book or novel royalty is ridiculous.Otherwise the likes of Ben Okri 7 many playwrights that political suffocation drove them away from home could have survived on writing decades back!How Chinu Achbe s 1st novel ,Things Fall Apart’-will have been translated into >50 languages -if he had stayed in Nigeria all along before his passage?

  • Sites like these get A LOT of submissions; I’ve had sites stop their paid contribution programs because of being on one of my lists.

    That said, those sites that continue to pay probably have an editor dedicated to reviewing submissions, as well as strict guidelines; so the key to success lies in giving it your best.

    Thankfully, most of the publications are okay with you pitching before you write, so you don’t have to waste your effort writing.

    As for sites of this nature that I’ve written for, I’d say I’ve enjoyed around 80% acceptance rate; this is because they are sites in my niche, that I follow, and my ideas are usually irresistible to them.

    • I experienced this recently. I came across a WordPress related site that pays for WP tips and tricks articles but when I approached them, they responed 1 month later saying they have stopped accepting new contribution due to heaily loaded queue.

    • Gbemi Tijani

      haleluyah ccongrats on ur 80%

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    • Thanks for the heads up! That’s an omission error; it should be “You’ll Get Instant Access to Over $8,255 Worth of Writing Gigs”.

      This has now been fixed! 🙂

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