There are a few changes coming to the All Indie Writers writer's market directory this week. And to kick things off I'd like to share a few freelance blogging markets and other online markets that pay freelance writers $100 or more per article.
But first, the updates:
Changes to the Writer's Market Directory
Keep an eye on the writer's markets here over the next week or so and you'll find:
- More online markets, including blogs (starting with the ones listed below);
- More freelance fiction markets for your short stories and flash fiction;
- Several new market categories added;
- A public submission form so publication owners and editors can submit their markets for consideration. Currently I hand-pick every market, adding at least five per week. That will continue alongside any submissions accepted.
And remember, every market I publish is a paying market for freelance writers.
Websites and Blogs That Pay $100 or More Per Article
Now to the good stuff. Here are the latest additions to the writer's market directory -- a sampling of what you'll find more of here in the future.
A List Apart (AListApart.com)
A List Apart publishes feature-length articles as opposed to shorter blog posts. Articles should have a viewpoint or argument rather than simply offering tips or resources. The audience consists of "designers, developers, content strategists, [and] information architects." Articles should be around 1500 - 2000 words.
A List Apart pays $200 per article.
FlashMint hires Flash developers to write tutorials for their website. These should be laid out in numbered steps and include appropriate screenshots.
FlashMint pays $150 per tutorial.
IncomeDiary accepts articles from experts in the following topic areas:
- Website creation / development / blog design
- Driving traffic to websites
- Social media
- Content creation
- Affiliate marketing
- Making money online
- Buying and selling websites
Articles should be a minimum of 1000 words.
While payments start at $50, the site pays up to $200 per article. You propose your payment requirements and anticipated word count when you send your pitch.
PostJoint covers topics such as "digital marketing, content, blogging, SEO, copywriting, social media, and making a living online." Paid contributors may not include a commercial link, but they must include a link to at least one social media account to show they're a real person.
PostJoint pays $100-200 per post.
TutorialBoard accepts contributions that showcase tutorials for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Autodesk Maya, and related software. These must include a sample .psd file for readers to download.
TutorialBoard pays up to $150 per accepted tutorial.
WPMU DEV (wpmudev.org)
WPMU DEV publishes WordPress tutorials, resource lists, and opinion pieces. Contributions should be at least 1500 words.
- "$200 for a great tutorial"
- "$300 for a really premium piece"
- "$500 for a truly epic post"
See their guidelines for links to example posts that fall within each pay level.
The writer's market submission form is now live. Submit your own, or your favorite, writer's markets. But remember, those markets must pay and they must publicly publish their writers' guidelines on their website. No exceptions.
Jennifer Mattern is a professional blogger, freelance business writer, and indie author. She began writing for clients in 1999 and started her first blog in 2004.
She owns 3 Beat Media - a publishing and client services company which operates All Indie Writers as well as several other websites and blogs including The Busy Author's Guide and BizAmmo. Jenn comes from a background in online PR and social media consulting, having owned a small PR firm for several years before choosing to pursue a full-time writing and publishing career.
Jenn also writes fiction under multiple pen names in the areas of children's fiction, mysteries, and horror fiction. Jenn is an active member of the Horror Writers Association (HWA) and currently serves as the organization's Assistant Coordinator of Promotions and Social Media.
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