140 Websites That Pay Writers in 2014

Online markets that pay freelance writers

By Jennifer Roland

Way back in 2010, Carol decided to bust a move here on the blog.

As an advocate for writers seeking out good-paying work rather than writing for “exposure” or pennies, she decided it was time to start paying the writers who guest posted here.

Then, something really cool happened. Other bloggers started paying their guest posters, too. Some were inspired directly by Carol, and some blog owners just decided on their own that great content was worth paying for. So Carol gathered a list of those blogs as a resource for her readers.

But things on the Internet change fast. Fourteen months later, it’s time to post an updated list.

Our 2014 list of blogs that pay

Here is Carol’s fresh, new list of websites that pay at least $50 for guest posts. They’re listed alphabetically:

  1. Be a Freelance Blogger — Sophie Lizard hosts a contest six times a year for one guest blogger to win $100 for their post. The contest is judged on outlines, so you don’t have to write the post on spec.
  2. HouseLogic — This site operated by the National Association of Realtors pays $1 a word — Carol had an opportunity to interview their editor for an article for The 2013 Writer’s Market. If you’ve got a good twist on a shelter story and strong reporting skills, this could be a great place for you.
  3. Make a Living Writing — Carol pays $50 a post. Due to overwhelming response, though, she now only takes guest posts from students or grads of Freelance Writers Den or Jon Morrow’s Guest Blogging course.
  4. Patch  — AOL’s Patch.com, as of this writing, often pays $50 and up for short blog post–like articles. Patch closed many of its hyperlocal news sites at the end of 2013, so do a little research to see if there’s still a Patch near you.
  5. Read.Learn.Write. — Paying $50 a post after seeing Carol’s Problogger post about paid guesting in Feb. 2012. (We just got word that Read. Learn. Write. is not accepting guest posts.)
  6. David Worrell’s blog, Rock Solid Finance was the first niche blogger to jump on the bandwagon and start paying $50 for guests posts back in late 2010.
  7. SlickWP — Are you a WordPress pro? Then this might be a great place for you to write. They pay $50 per post plus a link back to your site.
  8. Social Alexis — This is actually a group of sites, including The Penny Hoarder and Brazen Careerist. Some of the sites pay $50+ or a link, so make sure you’re pitching a paid post and that the editor agrees on the fee BEFORE you submit your final work.
  9. Strong Whispers — This multi-topic site is paying $50 a post.
  10. Tuts+ — Tuts+ is owned by Envato, which used to run Freelance Switch. Carol guest blogged for Freelance Switch for quite a while. They pay around $75 for shorter posts, and can pay $150 or so for longer ones.
  11. The Work Online Blog — This site is all about how to run an online business, serve clients, and other topics related to the gig economy. They also pay $50.
  12. Your Online Biz — Darnell Jackson is paying $100 a post, so this is another great market to look at if you’re a pro at building your business online.

Not enough for you?

Other bloggers in Carol’s network have created lists of paying blogs — between this list and the ones linked below, that’s 140 potential guest post markets for you.

Even more paying markets

Two are by Bamidele Onibalusi of Writers in Charge, and one is by the above-mentioned Sophie Lizard of Be a Freelance Blogger. One is part of a larger market listing on Jennifer Mattern’s site, All Indie Writers. The final one is from the freelance-training site Matador — it’s a little older, but it lists a wide range of online sites and blogs that pay at least a bit.

Here are the links to grab those lists:

I compared these lists to make sure I didn’t overstate how many blogs out there are paying. And even when you ignore the duplicates, there are still 140 unique paying websites and blogs here.

Not too shabby. Hope these resources help you find more paying online markets!

Have you gotten paid to guest post? Tell us about your guest-blogging experience in the comments below.

Jennifer Roland is a freelance writer, and the guest-blog editor here at Make a Living Writing. She focuses on edtech, lifestyle topics, marketing and public relations, and content creation. Her latest book, 10 Takes on Writing, will be out in late 2014.

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104 comments on “140 Websites That Pay Writers in 2014
  1. Nur Costa says:

    That was an awesome post! I’ve never heard of these. Thanks so much for sharing Carol.
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  2. Thanks for the mention, Jennifer (and Carol)!

    We’re prepping the 2014 Ultimate List of blogs that pay $50+ over at Be a Freelance Blogger now, and the next $100 Pitchfest contest will start in late August. We’ve had some excellent entries from Make a Living Writing readers in previous contests, so I hope more will try their pitching skills out on us soon. :)
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    • akshayakeerti Vjay says:

      Hi ,
      My name is Akshayakeerti Vjay .I am a Certified Life coach from CCA canada.I want to become a paid blogger.My area of interest is diverse.I love to write on Health,Mind,Self help,Sex,Relationships.,and food.Kindly suggest some great sites which really pays ways for quality content.

      • Carol Tice says:

        I’ve listed all the paying sites I know above — if I knew more ones, they’d be in my list!

        If you don’t find paying blogs in the niches you’re looking for between all the lists I’ve cited here, I’d suggest Googling “self-help blogs that pay for guest posts” and such to see what you can turn up.

  3. Willi Morris says:

    I was editing guest posts for Read Learn Write, and as of right now, he is not accepting any posts. Thanks for the list!

    • Editor says:

      Thanks for letting me know, Willi. His submission guidelines make it look like he’s still actively accepting submissions.

      • Carol Tice says:

        My thanks as well — and folks, if anyone knows of another market that pays at least $50 a post that’s not in any of these guides, mine, Sophie’s or Oni’s, feel free to post here and let me know! We keep adding to our list.

  4. Excellent post, Jennifer, and thanks, Carol for posting it. I will definitely be looking into these. Thanks!

  5. Rob says:

    All Indie Writers looks like a gem. Lots of categories. I noticed a couple of travel publications I’ve written for that pay well. Without naming names, I left one that is not mentioned on their list because they paid poorly. I found another one that is on their list that pays as well for one submission as the other one did for five.
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  6. Charlotte says:

    Love this list! Last year I got two well-paid assignments from info off of these lists.

    • Carol Tice says:

      Wow, that’s awesome, Charlotte — thanks for letting me know! I’ve actually written for the Tuts folks myself and found them a great client.

      • Tony House says:

        We are looking for blog writers that specialize in furniture / decor articles. We run few sites that require articles on weekly basis.

        • Roxanne says:

          I currently work in the construction business and have designed for several remodels. I specialize in common sense floor and color designs for the everyday person. Does that sound like something you would want?

        • Carol Tice says:

          What do you pay, Tony? If it’s over $50 a blog post, I’d love to know so I can include you the next time we update this list.

  7. Louie Sison says:


    This post is a treasure! Thanks for sharing. I shall take some time to check each one that fits me.
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  8. Kelly says:

    I’m not sure Carol Tice’s blog should be listed, as you have to pay HER for the opportunity.
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    • Carol Tice says:

      Kelly, you’re confused there. I pay the writers $50 a post around here, not the other way around! I’m constantly warning writers not to pay any site for the opportunity to be published.

      • Kelly says:

        It says you only accept writers who have taken one of your workshops, and they would require payment from the writer, correct?
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        • Carol Tice says:

          Or one of Jon Morrow’s blogging classes, Kelly, which I don’t get paid for.

          I’ve had to limit it to those two groups because of the number of very low-quality pitches I was getting from the general public. As a paying market, you get pitched a lot, and I found the vast majority of successful pitches came from those two groups anyway. You don’t have to be a current member, either — if you’ve been one anytime in the past, you’re good.

          I’m a very competitive market to get accepted to, because I only take 3-4 posts a month tops, and posts need to be great. I get a lot of generic “X ways to do X” type pitches, but I don’t run any guest posts like that. Successful guest posts here are success stories that teach readers exactly how to find better clients, from personal experience. Hope that sheds some light on my process — you can always see great examples of past guest posts on my guidelines page: http://www.makealivingwriting.com/why-i-pay-writers

  9. Kelly says:

    Ha, didn’t realize what site I was on. Guess I can forgive the self-promotion.
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  10. Daryl says:

    Just a note – One Spoon at a time has been on hiatus since 2013 – so I’m not really sure that it’s accurate to say that they’re still accepting guest posts today!
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    • Editor says:

      Daryl, That was an inadvertent error — I had deleted One Spoon at a Time from a later version of the post. Thank you for pointing it out.

  11. Lem says:

    I think you haven’t checked the links. One Spoon at a Time is on hiatus a long time ago.
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  12. Pankaj says:

    Hi Jennifer,

    That’s a huge list and certainly a great place to contribute and earn for your hard work.
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  13. Sumitha says:

    Just a quick note to share an opportunity for freelance writers in the parenting space. On my blog (A Fine Parent), I pay $100 per accepted post + full credit + a shot at $200 annual bonus (for the most popular article). More details at http://afineparent.com/write.

    @Carol: Thanks for your permission to post this opportunity here :)
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  14. Jennifer,
    We can never have enough of these, and every site we can get our hands on is certainly appreciated.Thanks for sharing with us!

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  15. Hey Carol,

    A List Apart pays $200 for articles.


  16. Elliot Rigby says:


    This is basically a massive pyramid scheme con.

    The bulk of the sites and blogs that you guys mention are sites and blogs for wannabe writers. It’s just a big circle jerk.

    • Carol Tice says:

      Elliot, all the sites on my personal list pay at least $50 a post, and many pay more.

      For it to be a pyramid scheme, writers could only get paid if they recruited another writer to the site, and so on. And that’s not the case with any of these. I don’t see how anybody’s getting conned here.

      I don’t get paid to mention any of these, either. So what’s the ‘con’?

      There are also sites listed here, such as the Envato/Tuts+ network of sites, that I’ve personally written for — and I can tell you they do not hire ‘wannabes’ by any stretch.

      I’m sorry you had such a negative reaction to this list — it’s an update of another one I did several years back, and I know many writers have found new paying markets through these listings. Perhaps set aside the cynicism and give some of these markets a try, if you’re looking to get paid for blogging. There’s nothing here in the usual $10-$25 a post range.

      I present these to try to encourage writers to stop blogging endlessly for free or little, and to get paid. And if some of these sites are open to new writers and still pay $50 a post or more, I say great!

      I’m pretty picky about who makes it on here, too — I actually got an email today from a site that wanted to be added, but I excluded them because they pay between $30-$100, and wouldn’t guarantee a minimum of $50.

      I do this list as a service to the writer community, and actively exclude lower payers. Sorry you think there’s something unsavory going on here, but it’s just here to help writers get paid more.

  17. Teresa Brown says:

    Do you know who pays for opinion blogs? Also for posting on dreams, personal mystical experiences, and the paranormal category in general. Thanks!

  18. Dharmik Shah says:

    Can anyone help me out with places in India which pay good to writers ? Pay for writers in India is quite sad. Thanks in advance.

  19. Julie says:

    Carol, I stumbled onto your site and have spent the past hour reading through it. There is so much great info for the freelance writer. I was beginning to think there weren’t any places to really get paid a decent amount for your writing. Thanks for the info!

    • Carol Tice says:

      Glad I could help, Julie!

      This list includes many sites paying what I’d consider ‘starter’ rates for posts, like me — $50 a post. There are business clients online that pay much more, but you have to prospect, market, and find them for yourself. But consider these a good starting point for guest posters looking for a shot of pay along with their exposure.

  20. Hi Carol,

    Thank you for sharing. I really appreciate it.

  21. tanveer says:

    I am interested to earn by writing blogs. I have written more than 350 blogs up till now Hence I would be obliged if any one guide me please.
    Thanks and regards,

  22. Greg Reed says:

    WOW What a great post! Very informative list
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  23. Great article.

    It is encouraging to see so much resources available to help new writers enter the market and putting effort in creating educational and valuable content for others.
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  24. Hello Carol madam,
    Wonderful list indeed. Thanks for doing the hard work for us. As I see on your right side bar There’s a banner saying you accept guest posts. Madam is it compulsory rule that a guest post pitcher has to be the member or ex- member of the awesome classes you mentioned.

    Can a writer with an awesome piece of content get published on this heaven of writers? Please do reply.
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    • Carol Tice says:

      Swadhin, it’s very tough to get accepted on my blog, like most paying blogs. While I do usually limit my pitches to members and grads of either Freelance Writers Den or Jon Morrow’s course, I do the occasional open-pitch day — I had one last spring. Be sure to be a subscriber and like my Make a Living Writing Facebook page so that you hear of the next open pitch round.

      I limited my pool to those two groups because I found the vast majority of pitches I accepted were from them anyway. Most writers do not study my blog enough, don’t know my audience, and don’t understand that I don’t take any generic-advice pitches that are just going to state things we’ve read 100 times before. Read my guidelines page and follow the links to see good guest post examples for a sense of what I accept.

  25. This is a powerful list Carol. Thank you for this.
    Looking forward to getting to know you better in this industry.
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  26. Thanks, Carol, for the *bonza list and for all the other great freelancing info you provide.

    *Oz colloquialism for “great” or “fantastic”.
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  27. Thank you for the generous reply madam. I will surely tune up to your Facebook page.
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  28. John Schultz says:

    Another good one is elitetopics.com. They are relatively new and pay a flat rate plus viewer and subscription bonuses. They also guarantee at least one day of front page coverage and a link page to your website.

    Just giving you a heads up

    • Carol Tice says:

      Do they pay more than $50 a post, John? I only include markets that pay at least that much in my list. Sounds like most of the income is speculative/revenue-share based…I don’t include any markets like that since so often those bonuses never arrive in these sorts of platforms.

      But always good to hear about emerging sites so we can keep an eye on them.

  29. Tanja Crouch says:

    Thank you for this and other fantastic article. I just stumbled on your site the other day while doing research to launch my own blog in the next few weeks. I have book marketed it for return because there is so much good information and encouragement. I’m happy I found you.

  30. moses says:

    i am academic writer, which are best sites to look for job?

    • Carol Tice says:

      If by “academic writing” you mean writing essays for students to plagiarize from, you should know that sort of work is considered unethical. It can get the student expelled, if they’re caught. As a result, I don’t spend any time looking at where the ‘best’ place might be to do this type of writing.

  31. Thanks for the great post, Carol! Could you elaborate on how to reach some of these markets, though? For example, I do a lot of real estate writing, so I’d love to write for HouseLogic, but based on my perusal of the site I’m not really sure about guidelines or contact information. The best I found was a FAQ mentioning that the “Contact Us” form was the best destination for suggesting article topics. What do you suggest when you suspect/ know a market works with freelancers but they don’t have any obvious guidelines or contact information?
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  32. Sheldon says:

    Is there any considerate way writers from the other side of the world can be paid?

  33. A lot of the markets on the Writers in Charge list are already “dead.” I did have some good experiences with a couple of the “140s”–have sold two articles to writersweekly.com for $60 each. Dollar Stretcher (stretcher.com) pays about $70, but only for the “elite” among the articles it accepts (those judged worthy for publication in their big monthly periodical); articles published only on the website are gratis.

    Writers with a special interest in mental health (either the educational or the “how to” aspect) might try PsychCentral, http://psychcentral.com/about/submissions/.
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  34. Jon Bowes says:

    I was all like Whatttttt? This is not 140 websites. Then I saw that you had linked to other lists, so you could make your number larger. That’s clever.
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    • Carol Tice says:

      I prefer to spotlight the work others have done compiling listings, Jon — don’t want to rip off their lists, I’d rather feature them and bring them together with my own leads.

  35. I’ve been looking for a list like this for a while. The planets must have aligned in my favor today! I can’t wait to see which of these might take submissions about pets in history/culture.
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  36. David Adeniyi says:

    Hello Carol,

    My name is Tunde (David) based in Nigeria. Please could you help me out. I love writing and it is my passion however I have one challenge, most of the websites that I come across that pay usually do not want to take on and pay writers based abroad.

    Please could you furnish me with sources (writer websites) that are willing to do this. My niche is Christian writing and poetry.

    Please do reply and I will appreciate your help in this regard.

    Warm Regards,

    • Carol Tice says:

      David, as a Jew I’m afraid you’re out of my wheelhouse — I don’t know the Christian markets very well. From what I’ve heard from Christian writer friends, few pay well, no matter where you live.

      To earn a living, you’ll probably need to develop some other areas to write in.

    • David, you might check for “Christian Writer’s Market Guide” on Amazon and see what turns up. I do think that the annual publication that used to be the standard by that name has ceased, so you might also look up writersmarket.com, which also offers e-options. I do agree with Carol that, excepting a few major publishers with religious imprints (and some of the larger faith-based corporations), there are few opportunities for big money in most Christian markets–or the majority of mission-driven nonprofits in any field, faith-based or not. “Work for love, not money” is their common theme.

      And as for poetry: unless you write and self-publish a whole book and are an excellent marketer, about the only major paying genre for that is greeting cards.

      Sorry I can’t be of more help. I’ve been around long enough to learn that few people make a *full* living writing without marketing themselves to organizations, including businesses, that AREN’T advertising their opportunities openly.
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  37. Really appreciate finally stumbling into this warm blankie. I’ve been battling the uh-ohs and the seekers-of-freebie-help for many years and have 6 novels on Amazon’s Kindle under my pen name, Edith J. Pace – but they’re selling about like a sack of leftover stale bread crusts. I’ve got so much to share – am a cancer survivor, cerebral hemorrhage ditto, have lost two of my precious four sons, acted with the Old Globe in San Diego, taught a Saturday’s one-day crunch on How to Flesh out Characters and taught English to friends’ staff in Brazil. For a year. I have enough anecdotal material to share often but need to take your course – I’m on air sandwiches again. Maybe I’m in the wrong trench? THANK YOU for being here and there. I’m moving in.

    • Carol Tice says:


      Glad you found this resource — hopefully there are some good markets for you in there!

      You might also want to check out my series of posts on how I sell ebooks — I’ve made a nice five-figure side income from that in the past year: http://www.makealivingwriting.com/8-useful-posts-for-self-publishing-writers/

      I think there are a few more posts as well on this thread: http://www.makealivingwriting.com/tag/ebooks or tag/self-publishing

      Hope that helps! I’m also a fan of Steve Scott’s tips: http://www.stevescottsite.com/

    • Annette Jones says:

      Thank You for your reply ! I have a “rare” auto-immune disease due to misdiagnosis. I am looking to either start a blog or write a book based on my experience only w/ quite a spin to it. I have a sarcastic & funny disposition regarding it which “wows” & intrigues the naked human eye & biased/unbiased mind. From faking it into the normal world for professional & social reasons all the way to firing doctors & hospitals while gaining respect & admiration from fellow sufferers w/ a large following. I’m looking for a place to get started & encumber an audience filled w/ healthy normal people & fellow sufferers. Possibly even medical professionals. Any direction you could give me would help. (P.S. I’m quite certain I’m secretely nearing remission)

  38. Mark Devlin says:

    Hi Carol

    You and your readers may be interested in my site, Newslines, which has, after a very successful paid-posting program, now moved to revenue-share. Newslines is not like other revenue-share sites. Due to our structured news-based content, our contributors (who can get paid for writing AND editing posts) can build up a portfolio of long-term content that has the potential to build significant income over years to come. In effect, our writers are investors in their content space. The closest equivalent would be to imagine you were getting ongoing revenues from creating Wikipedia pages on a topic.

    Have a look at the site and our materials. Feel free to contact me if you need any more information. All the best, Mark

    • Carol Tice says:

      Mark, I don’t list any revshare sites in my list, because revenue ordinarily turns out to earn next to nothing for writers.

      The idea of building a mass news site isn’t new — and it usually doesn’t result in meaningful income to writers, because news stories mostly go out of date and don’t get revisited, as you can hear writers with experience in this discussing here: http://www.makealivingwriting.com/writing-for-guardian-liberty-voice/

      Most of the successful models like this, such as HuffPo, are built on a model of not paying writers at all. But best of luck with our idea, Mark.

  39. Chantel says:

    Hi Carol,

    I know this is last year’s list, but because there’s no update to it (yet?) for 2015, you may be interested to know that HouseLogic is not accepting guest posts anymore. Otherwise, this is a great resource that I refer to regularly! Thanks for putting it together.


  40. Teresa Thomas says:

    Carol, my name is Teresa. I am somewhat of a beginner writer. I would like to know if there is any sites that I can write on and earn some money on the side for? If so, please, do let me know. I would greatly appreciate it. Please, do get back to me as soon as you are able to do so. I will look forward to hearing from you soon.

    • Carol Tice says:

      Teresa, I’m not an expert in the super low-paying, entry-level sites, because my mission is to help writers move beyond that. That’s why I’ve put together this list of better-paying markets. You could sign up for any content mill you like and get $5 or $10 a post…but there are a lot of reasons not to do that. Primarily, these platforms are dying, as I discuss here:


      You might check out my Step by Step Guide ebook, up on the ebooks tab here on the blog, instead of finding some crummy, low-paying site to write for — it teaches you how to go straight to quickly put together a strong portfolio and finding real-world clients that pay better. If you just want to practice writing, start your own blog.

  41. Malcolm Cox says:

    I know that thedailyheckle.net has quite a few writing jobs available. British site that publishes blog posts on a range of subjects

    • Carol Tice says:

      PAID writing jobs, Malcolm? If so, I’ll check it out for our next edition! If it’s revenue share, I don’t count those, since you never know what you’ll earn.

  42. juan says:

    Thanks for the list; Ive been looking for alternatives to Suidoo and Hubpages.They are way too picky these days.

  43. Jeremy says:

    yea, i followed a couple of these and it asks for your credit card, these are clearly scams. This whole site is a scam. I sincerely hope that you get what you deserve for preying on naive new writers.

  44. Santanu says:

    This is a huge list for content writers. Which one is the best and pay good?
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    • Carol Tice says:

      That will depend on your particular interests and abilities…I never thought of them in a ranking. Merely want to present opportunities here.

  45. Duljani says:

    This post is a treasure. Many thanks for this cool posting. I will check the sites. Again, thanks for the post.
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  46. Sharon says:

    Your Online Biz doesn’t pay. They just want your email address. I’ve sent a reply to the automated emails and never gotten a response.
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  47. Hey Carol, I find your blog to be resourceful and especially this post. Thanks for putting this up

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  48. Dylan says:

    Great list here! Many of us started out as freelance writers and without these sites, we would not have been able to start our careers!

  49. Richard Lowe says:

    Nice set of links. I checked out the guest blogging course and purchased it. Should be interesting.

  50. Bargemaster says:

    Well done, because someone had to make a start, so I believe that setting the example really urged other bloggers to pay their guest writers. Some others still insist on giving just a backlink, and that’s it.
    Of course, gaining more traffic has served as a motivation to pay/invest money in attracting quality online writers. In the long run, this has proved to be a wise decision, as finally, increased earnings have justified the money spent on various sources of fresh, quality content.
    From a writer’s point of view, it is really great to see increasing demand by online content publishers and blogs in general that are willing to pay a decent amount of money for content that they approve and publish.
    On the other hand, the lure of earning a good amount of money from those content writing websites has attracted swarms of existing and wannabe online writers. This has intensified competition among writers, and also increased the level of content quality. I hope the huge supply of online writers does not serve as a reason for content prices to fall.

    • Carol Tice says:

      There really isn’t a huge supply of writers who can deliver the quality that paying sites want, especially in niche topics…just a huge supply of writers who would like to get paid. 😉

  51. ezekiel says:

    thanks to everyone for useful words on the blog its my joy to comment since you have give me the privilege to be a commentator.I want to say that blogging need focus

  52. J. Myers says:

    Thank you for this list! I haven’t even begun to crack it open but I look forward to potential discoveries.
    I wrote for a few years for Examiner.com, making pennies for quality work, while terrible articles about nonsense got pushed up the food chain.
    On a side note, upon perusing the comments thread, I found it truly fascinating how many “writers” couldn’t be bothered to read anything before their respective posts.
    Good job.
    You’re a credit to the profession.

  53. Chris says:

    That’s pretty cool!
    And we’re looking for bloggers to join our team, although we can’t pay that much, but you can write as much as you can, email us to discuss the details!
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  54. Alina says:

    Thanks for the list of websites. I also have a website that pays users to blog. Joining is free and very easy requirements. Check out my profile link.
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    • Carol Tice says:

      Alina, what do you pay? If it’s over $50 a post and guaranteed (NOT based on traffic or ad clicks), I’m happy to add you to my list for the next revision.

    • Carol Tice says:

      Alina, I had a chance to check out your site, and unfortunately it looks to be a similar sort of situation as Guardian Liberty Voice. For most writers, a pure pay-for-traffic situation, especially one where they’re free to write on any random topic they want, does not end up paying anything meaningful as I explain here and here.

      I’d love to be wrong about your site, so if you provide some base pay, or have a list of top earners you’d like to share with us, I’d love to see hard data on what writers earn with you. If it’s averaging out to less than $50 a post, then it’s likely more in the category of the sites I advise my writers to avoid.

  55. Will Robins says:

    Relaunching a Website with very high SEO metrics. The site should contend with large sites. It is great opportunity for writers to grow with the site.

    I would be interested in finding some great writers for the site to bring in more visitors. Do you think I should pay $50 dollars a post even with the strong metrics and exposure?

    Look forward to hearing from you… Thanks
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    • Carol Tice says:

      No, I don’t, Will. I think you should pay $100.

      Most of the blogging contracts I’ve done were at $500 for four posts a month, or $125 apiece. $50 is a bare floor below which I encourage writers not to work, as it will rarely pencil out to a living wage. Accomplished bloggers who know how to drive traffic get paid a lot more. In my final year blogging for Forbes on franchising and entrepreneurship, to give you a comparison, I was earning nearly $2,000 a month for 4 posts. I drove them about 3 million visitors over 3 years.

      So…think about the result you want, and how to get it. Investing a little money in paying a writer could pay off in exponential audience growth and your site earning more. Like they say in the L’Oreal ads, we’re worth it. 😉

      • Will Robins says:

        Good Points.

        The question I guess forms to Talent. The same question the GM/Owner of pro teams ask.

        Can I find Talent at the right point in their “season of their career” where I don’t have to pay top dollar but they are on their way to the top.

        The audience can come from the power of the site or their ability to promote and grow their following. Hopefully Both.

        At this beginning stage it may not be wise for me to invest in content that brings in visitors that have no place to go besides those 4 post (12 total on site currently).

        I can however see how an investment such as this would grow an audience when you had quality content and a way to attract first time users once they were there.

        Chicken or the Egg at that point…

        Thanks for returning / replying the comments.
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  56. Erik says:

    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, Carol! :)

  57. Yard Science says:

    Interesting, the daily heckle is also still available and accepting guest posts. I fear that it may be difficult however to have your articles accepted at any of these websites, but its still worth the try. Is this blog accepting guest posts as well?
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