Do you have an ability to write in clear, concise, straight forward and well written articles? Do not put your skill to waste, use it in your benefit and what other way to use it but get paid for it. Even if you don\t like to write this is a way to encourage you and there is no better way of encouragement other than getting paid for what you would normally do be it at school or in your office, in the real world you do need to write things down so why not publish your articles and get paid for them.
Below is a list of 92 websites that pay you $50 and more:
Travel and Food
- Big Grey Horse page $125-$200 for posts about Texas — photos must be included. Texas-based writers are preferred, because the site requires in-person visits.
- Cultures and Cuisines pays $200 per article.
- Desert Times pays $50-$100 for stories about the deserts of North America and the culture and lifestyle of the people who live there. They prefer writers to also submit photos.
- The International Wine Accessories blog pays $50 and up for articles.
- Saveur starts at $150 for “amazing stories about food and travel.”
- The Salt (NPR’s food blog) reportedly pays $200+.
- ClearVoice is a platform to connect bloggers with brands in various niches, as well as commissioning posts for its own blog. Pay is variable but ranges as high as $250-$400 (from what we’ve seen so far). When you apply, you set the rates you’re willing to accept; then, the platform emails you when appropriate opportunities arise. It’s not a bid site — fees are preset. But gigs are presented to multiple writers, and then the client chooses who they’ll work with. Luckily, there’s no elaborate application process, once your profile is set — you simply reply that you’re interested, and they let you know if you win the gig.
- Contently pays about 35 cents a word for their freelancer-focused online magazine. Download their pitching guidelines here.
- Freedom with Writing pays $50+ for lists of paying publishers. They also pay for short ebooks, so there is an option for longer-form content, too.
- Make a Living Writing. That’s right, this-here blog pays $75-$100 for guest posts, depending on complexity and research needed. Be sure to read our guidelines thorougly, especially our list of the topics we’re actively looking for guest posts on right now. Pitching one of those will seriously improve your odds!
- WOW! Women on Writing pays $50-$150.
- The Write Life pays for some posts — you’ll need to negotiate your rate