38 Websites and Blogs That Pay Writers $100 Per Article and More (Updated for 2015)


38 Websites and Blogs that Pay Writers $100 Per Article or More

How would you like to earn $100 per blog post? You can earn that and more writing online if you know where to look. While I often point out that the best gigs are rarely advertised, that doesn't mean you can't find some public gems out there.

That's where this list comes in. Updated for 2015 with 14 new markets (11 of the originals no longer met the requirements), this list of 38 websites and blogging markets all make it possible for you to earn $100 per post. Some even pay significantly more than that, so check them out even if you aren't just getting started.

Why These Markets Were Chosen

My requirements for inclusion in this list were simple:

  • It had to be an online writer's market (blog, website, Web version of a magazine, etc.).
  • Guidelines, or at least payment info, had to be available publicly online (and not just from third party reports).
  • The $100 mark had to fall within the market's pay range for at least one type of writing (for example, some might start at $100, and others might pay "up to" $100).

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Websites & Blogs Paying $100 per Article

Explore these paying blogs and other online markets to see if any are a good fit for you. And don't forget to keep an eye on the writer's market directory where I periodically add new listings.

1. Back2College.com

Back2College.com focuses on adult students re-entering educational institutions to pursue advanced degrees or other professional development. They pay $75 - 135 for non-promotional feature articles of 1000 - 1500 words.


2. BigGreyHorse.com

BigGreyHorse.com accepts travel and destination-related posts from Texas writers. This includes reviews of Texas hotels, restaurants, events, and more. Blog posts should be 600-1000 words each, and pay is $125-200 per post (including required photos).


3. BirdChannel.com

BirdChannel.com is associated with Bird Talk magazine. They want queries for articles of 800-2000 words on the care of birds, photo essays, how-to articles, and human interest stories. They pay $100-200 for short features of 1000 words or less, and they pay $300-400 for features of 1500-2500 words, including photographs.


4. Cosmopolitan.com

Cosmopolitan.com, tied to Cosmopolitan magazine, is looking for online contributors to submit essays about "a memorable, crazy, hilarious, or touching college experience." These should be up to 800 words and can focus on friends, dating, partying, classes, working, internships, and more. Pay is $100 for a published essay.


5. Dissent NewsWire

DefendingDissent.org accepts occasional and regular freelance contributors to cover news reporting, analysis, commentary and opinion, essays, features, and interviews related to protests, dissent, and related social movements. Journalistic pieces run 700-1500 words each, paying $100 to $250. They may pay more for longer investigative reports.


6. Earth Island Journal

While this is a quarterly magazine, they accept "online reports," which they say are a good way for writers to break into their markets. The publication covers environmental issues including wildlife and lands conservation, environmental public policy, animal rights, climate and energy, and more. The online reports pay $50 - 100 (they pay $.25 per word for their usual features and shorter dispatches, averaging $750-1000 for an in-depth feature).


7. eCommerce Insiders

eCommerce Insiders accepts articles from online retail experts. They accept a mix of commentary-style posts and educational posts covering topics such as SEO, affiliate programs, conversion rates, logistics, call centers, and other e-commerce related issues. While they accept shorter articles at a lower rate, they pay $125 for articles over 600 words.


8. AFineParent.com

This market came to me from Sumitha Bhandarkar, via Anne Wayman of About Freelance Writing. The blog accepts articles about parenting for smart, busy parents. There is a limited reading period each month. The monthly topic will be updated on the submission guidelines page each month, along with each month's deadline. The blog pays $100 per post. If your post tops the list of most popular posts at the end of the year, you can earn an extra $200 bonus.


9. FlashMint

FlashMint accepts Flash development tutorials from experienced developers. These tutorials should include screenshots and step-by-step instructions. They pay $150 per tutorial.


10. The Graphic Design School Blog

The Graphic Design School Blog accepts articles and beginner-level tutorials in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. They pay $100 - 200 per accepted freelance contribution.


11. HowlRound.com

HowlRound.com is a community built around artists, the theater, and performance. While they only pay $50 for blog posts of 750-1000 words, they pay $100 for their "NewCrit Parameters" of 1000-1500 words and $150 for essays of 1500-2000 words.


12. The Introspectionist

The Introspectionist publishes in-depth articles for intelligent women. Every month features a different theme. Features of up to 2000 words pay $100. Features up to 5000 words pay $200. They accept departments, short fiction, and poems at lower rates.


13. iWorkwell.com

iWorkWell accepts contributions from HR professionals / consultants / academics and employment or labor attorneys with HR expertise. They're looking for instructional articles related to HR professionals. They accept both editing offers for existing content on the site (up to $75 depending on the level of improvements) as well as new contributions paying anywhere from $100 - 175 per article. Articles are generally 1500 - 3500 words.


14. Knitty.com

Knitty.com accepts freelance submissions of knitting articles / tutorials / patterns. Pay attention to the writer's guidelines for notes on when to submit season-specific tutorials. Payments are $75 - 100 per submission.


15. LabMice.net

LabMice.net publishes content related to computer security, technical project management, and other issues of interest to IT professionals. They pay $60 - 100 per article.


16. Linode.com

Linode.com publishes guides and tutorials teaching readers how to use Linux. Contributions can cover Nginx tuning and performance, OpenChange, WebRTC, gaming servers, Puppet, Ansible, or SaltStack. You can suggest topics outside of those areas as well. Pay is $100 per article.


17. A List Apart

A List Apart accepts viewpoint / argument-oriented feature articles for designers, developers, content strategists, and information architects. These posts should fall within the 1500-2000 word count range and typically earn $200 per article.


18. Listverse

Listverse publishes list-style articles with at least ten list items (of around 1500 words total). They pay $100 per list.


19. MetroParent.com

This parenting magazine for southeast Michigan moms also publishes online (including some online-only articles). They pay $150 - 350 per feature of 1000 - 2500 words.


20. Model Railroad Hobbyist

Model Railroad Hobbyist publishes articles and videos "on all aspects of model railroading and on prototype (real) railroading as a subject for modeling." Articles should be no more than 3000 words. Features typically earn $200-600, although because the electronic version doesn't have the same space constraints as the print version, writers have earned "well over $1000 in payment" for longer electronic features. You earn $100 extra if your story gets on the cover.


21. NevadaMagazine.com

In addition to accepting freelance submissions for its print magazine, this publication also accepts Web-specific stories. This is the official state tourism magazine of Nevada, and stories should be of regional interest (state news, destination stories, local restaurants, profiles of interesting people from the state, etc.). Payments for Web-based stories are $100 - 200.


22. NewWest.net

New West is a digital publication focused on the Rocky Mountain region including Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and New Mexico. They accept freelance submissions related to culture, politics, energy, the new economy, travel, lifestyle, Western literature, film and food, and more. While they only pay $50 for shorter local stories, they pay up to $500 for more in-depth, regional pieces.


23. PerceptiveTravel.com

PerceptiveTravel.com is an online magazine featuring travel stories from published book authors and anthology editors only. They pay $100 per article.


24. PhotoshopTutorials.ws

This site features Photoshop design tutorials. You can query them by sending a picture of your Photoshop project's end result before writing the tutorial itself. They pay $150-300 per published tutorial.


25. Pxleyes.com

Pxleyes.com publishes graphics-related tutorials for Photoshop, Illustrator, GIMP, Bryce, Fireworks, Image-Ready, InDesign, and related software. They pay up to $200 per tutorial.


26. ScaryMommy.com

Scary Mommy covers pregnancy, childbirth, babies, kids, relationships, and more. They're looking for lists and short essays of under 900 words. They pay $100 per article.


27. SitePoint

SitePoint.com accepts tutorials covering HTML and CSS. Pay is $150-200 per tutorial of average length, and $300 or more for articles and tutorials that are longer. They're also open to content covering Sass, developer tools, open source, performance, browser stats and trends, and task runners.


28. SlickWP.com

SlickWP focuses on helping readers get the most out of WordPress and the Genesis framework. They accept tutorials as well as theme and plugin reviews. Articles should be 1250-2000 words long. Pay is $100 per published piece.


29. TransitionsAbroad.com

TransitionsAbroad.com accepts travel-related contributions for the website and its webzine. Payments go up to $150 per article (800 - 2000 words).


30. TheTravelWritersLife.com

This site doesn't publish traditional travel pieces for the general public, but rather focuses on content that teaches people how to get paid to travel (travel writing, photography, etc.). While they pay $50-75 for articles they request for the website, they pay $100-150 for interviews and personal stories and $150-200 for articles with specific advice on how readers can earn money while traveling.


31. Treehouse Blog

The Treehouse Blog covers design, development and mobile development. They accept tips, tricks, and trend-based submissions, and they pay $100-200 per published article.


32. TutorialBoard.net

TutorialBoard accepts tutorials for Photoshop, After Effects, Autodesk Maya, and similar programs. These must include a sample .psd file for readers to download. TutorialBoard pays up to $150 per accepted tutorial.


33. Unschooling.com

Unschooling.com is tied to Home Education Magazine. They accept articles of around 2000 words covering the topics of unschooling and homeschooling. Pay is $100 per feature. Photos pay an additional $10 each (though cover photos pay $100).


34. Viator Travel Blog

Viator accepts travel-related features for its travel blog. Features should be 1000-2000 words long, and they earn $100-150 per post.


35. VRay.info

VRay.info accepts tutorials relevant to any V-Ray related techniques, from beginner-level material to more advanced tutorials. Contributors are paid $100 per tutorial.


36. WOW! Women on Writing

WOW! is "an ezine promoting the communication between women writers, authors, editors, agents, publishers, and readers." They accept freelance contributions in several columns (with pay ranging from $50-75). But feature articles of up to 3000 words earn $150.


37. YoungAndGlobal.org

This site accepts contributions covering studying abroad, global service, expatriate living, international education, world languages, and more. 100% of net proceeds go to DonorsChoose, supporting global education in American public schools. Pay starts very low but can vary up to as much as $100 per article.


38. YourOnline.biz

Your Online Biz publishes freelance posts related to online business. Bloggers can be paid $100 per accepted submission.


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  1. Dava Stewart August 4, 2014 Reply

    Wow! Thanks for sharing this awesome list. I believe you just rounded out my marketing plan for the week 😉
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  2. Colin August 5, 2014 Reply

    PostJoint is probably the odd one out. This is only for webmasters with websites that are happy to place paid/sponsored content on, not writers – and the average price they pay tends to be between $10-20 per post.

    • Author
      Jennifer Mattern August 5, 2014 Reply

      It doesn’t look like the listing is for the guest post / sponsored post connections. In the guidelines I linked in the post, they pretty clearly say it’s for writers to contribute to their own blog, with a $100-200 payout. Here’s the direct link again, which will hopefully clear up any confusion. :)


  3. Sumitha (@afineparent) August 5, 2014 Reply

    This is an awesome list, Jenn — thanks for including A Fine Parent in it. I look forward to connecting with some of the wonderful parents in your community and sharing their kick-ass articles with our little community!
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    • Author
      Jennifer Mattern August 5, 2014 Reply

      Thanks (to both you and Anne) for letting me know about it! :)

  4. Tanya August 5, 2014 Reply

    Awesome list! Thanks, I’m going to be checking into a lot of these.
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  5. Jo August 8, 2014 Reply

    You’re a legend Jennifer. Thank you.

  6. Williesha Morris December 30, 2014 Reply

    Discovered this on the Google + board. Thanks as always for great content.

  7. Tammy Norton January 2, 2015 Reply

    I really needed to find this. After a negative experience today spent writing a review I was beginning to feel discouraged and disgusted. I have just started down this path. I have written 6 articles and was paid 15 dollars each. The people I encountered were demanding and rude.That’s why this information brightened my day. It is great seeing the words thank you and seeing that manners still exist. I am thinking an article will come from my experience today so it wasn’t a complete fail.

    • Author
      Jennifer Mattern January 2, 2015 Reply

      Hi Tammy. I’m sorry you had a lousy experience recently. Unfortunately it’s not surprising for the lowest-budget clients to be the most demanding. But it’s a great reason to pick yourself back up and charge better rates in the New Year. Best of luck landing some better clients this year — ones who appreciate you!
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  8. Nurse Beth February 6, 2015 Reply

    Thank you for this great list! Very good help for a new writer.
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  9. penpen February 18, 2015 Reply

    thanks for a great and helpful list. I’ve been blogging for five years but just now trying to get paid for some of my efforts. The list is not just for beginners.
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  10. Melissa February 24, 2015 Reply

    Thank you, Jennifer for the list provided. I would like to add an item, where I started myself as a freelance writer and made a decent living for myself – Freelancercareers.

  11. Ally March 5, 2015 Reply

    I can just imagine the kind of quality demanded for every article considering it will cost the client $100. This would be amazing for anyone who meets the standards set.

  12. burf April 28, 2015 Reply

    Labmice – Are you sure about them? They seem to have not moved since Windows Vista…???

    • Author
      Jennifer Mattern April 28, 2015 Reply

      I only go by what the public guidelines say for the list. But I’ll put them on a watch list and consider replacing them in the next update if nothing new is published. Thanks for the heads up.

  13. Ankitha May 8, 2015 Reply

    Is there any site which pay us on posting adult articles

    • Author
      Jennifer Mattern May 8, 2015 Reply

      I’m not sure. I don’t include adult markets in any of the listings here, so I didn’t look into them.

  14. Jacob Jans May 14, 2015 Reply

    NewWest.net should be removed from the list. They haven’t published an article on their website since August, 2014. They appear to be defunct.

    • Author
      Jennifer Mattern May 14, 2015 Reply

      Thanks Jacob. I’ll add them to my notes for replacement in the next round of updates if they still haven’t published anything new at that time.

  15. Gaurav Tripathi June 20, 2015 Reply

    Hello Jennifer,
    Its really awesome list that you shared with us.
    Did you ever try with it? any luck?
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  16. Bargemaster June 30, 2015 Reply

    This is an excellent compilation of websites currently offering writing opportunities in an unbelievable variety of subjects. Having access to this list is definitely a great asset to online writers.
    It makes a huge difference to get a handsome amount of $100 for a single piece of content, rather than getting literally peanuts on various upfront payment and revenue sharing content writing websites that pay their member writers for their online activity.
    However, I bet that, quality of content, a competent writing style, and relevant knowledge and experience on a specific subject are considered as sine qua non requirements for writers to have their content published in those high-paying websites.
    The fact that a large number of those websites have ceased to operate, and new ones have come into the picture, shows that only the most selective of them will survive and flourish in the long run.
    The more difficult it is for a writer’s content to be accepted and published on one of these sites, the higher is the likelihood for that writer to enjoy recurring payments for his/her content, and, why not, make a decent and consistent income out of one of those writing websites.

  17. Random July 10, 2015 Reply

    Can I earn from some of the sites if I live in Europe?

    • Author
      Jennifer Mattern July 10, 2015 Reply

      You’ll have to contact each site to find out. They’ll all have their own rules depending on how they process payments.

  18. Alina July 15, 2015 Reply

    Great list. I will definitely try some of these websites. Thanks for sharing.
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  19. Milodon Hemi July 28, 2015 Reply

    This is a very comprehensive site that seems to provide all the resources a person starting out [who already knows how to write but not connect with clients.] A very good find.

  20. jeu August 6, 2015 Reply

    hey! thank you very much, Jennifer!!!!! from al my heart! you just open my eyes on another types of magazines! now I working for 10 euro per article (interiors and design) and for my poor country it’s very (very-very) cool. Now I’m so motivated to learn eng!

    and want to say that I had found you via Pinterest by keyword «freelance»))

    good luck!

    • Author
      Jennifer Mattern August 6, 2015 Reply

      Thanks Jeu. :) I’m glad you feel inspired by some of the markets listed here, and I wish you the best on improving your English writing skills and breaking into some of them. :)

  21. pat.fredshaw September 2, 2015 Reply

    Thank you for sharing this list. It’s a great finding for me!

  22. James September 4, 2015 Reply

    Thanks for sharing this great list. After so many attempts, no headway for me in getting a freelance writing job

    • Author
      Jennifer Mattern September 4, 2015 Reply

      Just keep at it James. When it comes to pitching, it’s a numbers game. You might have to send out a lot of pitches before you land a gig. That’s especially true if you’re new and don’t have an established portfolio or network yet.

  23. Erik Emanuelli September 14, 2015 Reply

    Fantastic list and awesome roundup of similar posts.

    I’ve my favorite sites that I use to get freelance assignments. Plus, I’ve my clients.
    But it’s always good to discover new resources and places to find more job opportunities.

    Thanks for the share, Jenniferl! :)
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  24. I’m quite confused on the quality demands for every article worth $100. Well, I gotta try some websites here. :)

  25. M Wasim September 28, 2015 Reply

    Thanks a lot for sharing wonderful list. kindly confirm me these websites only pay to USA citizens or other countries citizens too.e.g. (India, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Srilanka etc)?

    • Author
      Jennifer Mattern September 28, 2015 Reply

      You’ll need to check the writer’s guidelines for each individual publication to find out if they accept pitches globally or not.

  26. Mandy September 28, 2015 Reply

    This list is very informative and so awesome. Thank you for this Jennifer, you rock!

  27. Write and Earn October 3, 2015 Reply

    These sites pay a good amount per article. But the problem is that it is difficult to get your article accepted by them. So, it’s not easy to earn from these sites.

    • Author
      Jennifer Mattern October 3, 2015 Reply

      As a freelancer, you’re a business owner. No one said succeeding at it is going to be easy. One of the biggest mistakes freelancers make is assuming it should be. You can increase your chances by perfecting your pitches. And you should always look for markets beyond the ones listed here. They’re meant to serve as examples. But they’re far from the only decent blogging markets around. :)

  28. Crystal October 4, 2015 Reply

    Do you know anyone who’s actually got paid on listverse? I’ve read mix results about it and I can’t find anyone who’s actually written for them.

    • Author
      Jennifer Mattern October 5, 2015 Reply

      Your best bet is to Google some of their authors and get in touch with them (their author links seem to be broken on the site, so you probably won’t find their contact info that way). The issue with sites like this which are featured on a lot of market lists is that they’re going to get a lot of submissions. So they might have a pretty low acceptance rate. Not all editors respond to writers they can’t accept, especially if they receive a high volume of pitches. That could be the basis for some of the complaints I’ve seen where people were upset that they chose to write something on-spec only to not receive a response. I’d touch base with an editor first if at all possible to make sure they’re currently accepting pitches, even if it’s just via a social media account. If you can submit during one of their less-busy times, you might have a better shot.

      At the same time, I really hope people see this list as examples and then go beyond that. The sites that advertise decent pay are going to be bombarded with pitches because they’re the exception rather than the rule. So consider looking for sites that might be competitors of Listverse or other sites on this list and pitch them too, even if they don’t publicly solicit submissions.

  29. Stanislaus October 5, 2015 Reply

    Much gratitude for this post on paid guest blogging, but unfortunately can’t seem to find any blogs that fit into niche. I’m interested in literature and fiction but it’s somewhat difficult to find blogs that pay for these kinds of topics. Is there anyone who can give suggestions on certain blogs who pay for this?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Author
      Jennifer Mattern October 5, 2015 Reply

      If you want to find fiction markets, visit the “Markets” link near the top of this site. There’s a bigger market database with a section on fiction submissions. I also sometimes post calls for submissions for fiction in the Poetry and Prose section of the job board.

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