In this article, I’ll be listing websites that will pay you to contribute an article to them. I haven’t tried all the websites on this list, but I ensured I did my due research by filtering through lots of websites and by going through feedback from other freelance writers to ensure this article is as accurate as possible.
Here are 30+ sites that pay you to write an article.
Developer Tutorials is a programming/web design blog. You can submit articles to Developer Tutorials on anything from programming to web design, and you will be able to get $30-$50 for list articles, and $50-$100 for tutorials.
Developer Tutorials also allows you a bio with a link back to your blog. So, you can easily build your portfolio, and as a result expose your work to thousands of people.
Audio Tuts+ is one of the blogs in the Envato blog network, and they also provide people with writing opportunities.
You can easily make $50 by contributing a “Quick Tip” to Audio Tuts+. According to Audio Tuts+ a quick tip should be around 500 words, so you should be able to make some quick bucks for your short articles.
If you’re an expert at Photoshop, or if you have some cool tricks you think a lot of photoshop users will love to read about, you can create a tutorial and submit it to PSD Tuts+. For this kind of tutorial you will be paid anything from $50 to $150.
1stWebDesigner is currently one of the biggest web design blogs online. With millions of monthly visitors, and a variety of topics to write on, 1stWebDesigner is a freelance-writer-friendly blog. You will be paid around $50-$75 for every article you write on 1stWebDesigner.
WorldStart is another great website providing freelance writers with several options to make money from their writing. There are various payment options you can get with them. They have the $25 option for 250 words article, the $40 option for 400 words articles, the $45 option for 600 words articles and the $50 option for 800 words articles.
With over 300,000 monthly visitors, if you’re in the tech/computing niche you can a lot of exposure and some more writing opportunities come your way by writing for this blog.
This is another great blog that provides writers with an opportunity to earn from their work. They pay writers $100 for list posts and basic articles, and $125 for complicated articles. They also only respond to emails once a week so you need to have some patience when you send them an email.
Another cool thing about ProBlogDesign is that you will be credited in your post with a link back to your website. In other words, you will get paid to market yourself.
Writers Weekly isn’t a blog. Instead, it is an online publication that is distributed to paying subscribers. With Writers Weekly you will be paid anything from $40 to $60 for articles you submit.
One Spoon at a Time features around 2 guest posts every month from guest bloggers, all of which will be paid. You can write any blog post based on the categories listed above, and you will be paid a flat rate of $50 for your article upon publication.
Even though Carol has already gotten more offers than needed for the whole of 2011, I think her blog is still worth being listed. You can easily pitch her an idea for consideration towards next year on the subject of freelance writing/making money writing. You will be paid $50 for any of your articles that is accepted.
You will get paid $50 by writing a guest post that is around 400 words-1,000 words. Your guest post must be about money/small business issues, and you will be paid upon acceptance of your articles.