35 Websites and Blogs Paying $100 Per Article

Websites and Blogs Paying $100 per Article

We're going to mix things up a bit with this week's schedule. Because it took longer than expected to create this newest resource, I didn't publish one last Wednesday as expected. Rather than make you wait until this Wednesday for something new, I'm sharing it with you two days early.

Previously I shared two short lists of websites and blogs paying $100 or more per article. Now I've combined those and expanded the list to a total of 35 markets for freelance bloggers and other Web content writers.

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).

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 regularly add new listings.

You can also download a .pdf version of this list at the end of the post. That is for those who want an offline reference for these markets.

1. 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.


2. 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.


3. AustinBriggs.com

AustinBriggs.com is a site for writers, paying $105 for what are referred to as "insanely useful articles" (examples linked from the guidelines page). He is interested in posts covering story development, the writing process, and "connecting with readers and writers."


4. Back2College.com

Back2College.com focuses on adult students re-entering educational institutions to pursue advanced degrees or other professional development. They pay $95 - 145 for non-promotional feature articles of 1000 - 1500 words.


5. BeltMag.com

Belt Magazine is an online magazine focused on "long-form journalism, essay, and commentary with a distinctly Rust Belt sensibility." While they only pay $50 for essays, they pay $100 for commentaries and $500 for long-form reporting.


6. Coastal Review Online

Coastal Review Online is a daily online publication devoted to the North Carolina coast, and published by the nonprofit NC Coastal Federation. Around half of their articles are written by freelance writers. Articles fall in the 800 - 2000 word count range, and the site pays $75 - 200 per article.


7. CopyHackers.com

The Copy Hackers blog explores CRO, design, and copywriting. They pay $150 per post for what they consider "great posts," from contributors with a background in startups or startup-support.


8. DeveloperTutorials.com

This site is looking for development tutorials. Topics of interest include AJAX, Javascript, PHP, Flash, Photoshop, and more. They pay $50-100 for these articles. They also accept list-style posts, although those pay only $30-50 per post.


9. 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).


10. 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.


11. FlashMint

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


12. 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.


13. IncomeDiary.com

IncomeDiary accepts articles from experts in the following topic areas: website creation / development / blog design, driving traffic to websites, SEO, 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 can propose your payment requirements and anticipated word count when you send your pitch.


14. 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 edit 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.


15. 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 (for example, they're now accepting submissions for their winter issue). Payments are $75 - 100 per submission.


16. 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.


17. Listverse

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


18. 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.


19. 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 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.


20. The Motley Fool

The Motley Fool blog network starts out paying $50 for syndicated posts but "if your posts are awesome on a consistent basis ... then [they'll] pay you $100 per post." Articles would cover investing-related topics.


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. 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.


24. PostJoint

PostJoint covers topics such as "digital marketing, content, blogging, SEO, copywriting, social media, and making a living online." They pay $100-200 per post.


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. SpyreStudios.com

"SpyreStudios is a design blog with a focus on typography, design trends, inspiration, CSS, HTML, WordPress, jQuery, minimalism and blogging." They accept articles and tutorials / how-tos (not inspiration / showcase pieces). They pay between $50 and $160 per article.


27. TransitionsAbroad.com

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


28. 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.


29. Treehouse Blog

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


30. 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.


31. UX Booth

UX Booth is focused on issues related to user experience / user-centered design. You should not submit pre-written material to them (they'll pair you with an editor). Articles are generally 1200 - 1800 words long, and they pay $100 per article.


32. 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.


33. 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.



WPMU DEV publishes WordPress tutorials, resource lists, and opinion pieces. Contributions should be at least 1500 words. Payments are: "$200 for a great tutorial... $300 for a really premium piece ... [and] $500 for a truly epic post." See their guidelines for links to example posts that fall within each pay level.


35. YourOnline.biz

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


Click the button below to download a .pdf version of this list for later reference.


Share your experiences with these websites and blogs paying $100 per post in the comments. Or pass along leads if you know of other online publications in this pay range and you'd like to spread the word.

Do you operate a freelance blogging market that you'd like to include in the All Indie Writers writer's market directory? Do you pay, have public guidelines, and have rolling submission periods (or a very good reason for limited reading periods such as running a quarterly journal or having a published and predictable schedule -- no arbitrary false scarcity nonsense)? If so, you can submit your market. Market submissions are free, but I manually review each one and reserve the right to reject any market that I feel is a poor fit for the All Indie Writers community.

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Jennifer Mattern is a professional blogger, freelance business writer, and indie author. Through her company, 3 Beat Media, she operates All Indie Writers, BizAmmo.com, and numerous other blogs.

Jenn has over 15 years experience writing for others, over 11 years experience in blogging, and 9 years experience in indie e-book publishing.

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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.

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      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!
    Sumitha (@afineparent) recently posted…The Secret to Letting Go of Parental Guilt Once and For AllMy Profile

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      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.

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      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.
    penpen recently posted…Emerging Adults: Detachment parenting means letting go of our great expectations for how they’ll “turn out.”My Profile

  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.

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