How to Write for Publications Online

To help you get started on writing for publications online, we’ve identified sites that represent a variety of different niches (e.g. finance, parenting, health, technology, travel, etc.) they all have one thing in common. These are sites that pay $100 or more for blog posts, articles, essays, tutorials, and other types of writing assignments.

To land a gig with one of these sites that pay $100-plus, you have to write a solid query letter, pitching a well-thought out blog post, or sending a customized LOI (letter of introduction).

B. Michelle Pippin

Business expert Michelle Pippin publishes guest posts on topics like time management, marketing, and entrepreneurship. Pays up to $150.

BestPickist

This is a cooking food blog, but it’s not just for recipes. The site publishes articles, how-tos, expert interviews, nutrition tips, and even fitness guides. Some assignments pay $75. Ultimate Guides on food/recipe topics pay $120 to $160.

Dollar Stretcher

This is a frugal living website that’s been around for nearly 20 years. Founder and editor Gary Foreman says they’re always looking for fresh ideas on how to save time and money. Pay is $0.10 a word. Study the site (more than 10,000 articles), before submitting a query.

The Escapist

This site is dedicated to covering the gaming industry and pays up to $250 for articles. Pitch topics about video games, movies, board games, science, and technology.

Freelance Mom

This site pays $100 for 1,500-word blog posts (from moms or dads) about entrepreneurship, work-life balance, and the systems, tools, and processes to be a successful freelancer.

Healthy Living

This site pays $150 for 1,500-word articles on health, anti-aging, beauty, lifestyle, parenting, recipes. You can use the general submission form and expect a response within six days.

The Layout

Want to write about WordPress? The Layout pays up to $150 for blog posts about design-related topics and tutorials.

Make a Living Writing

Yes, this blog pays $75 up to $150 for posts on freelance writing topics aimed at helping writers move up and earn more. Be sure to read the guidelines, study the style, and take a look at the types of blog posts we’re looking for. Rate depends on complexity of topic and research needed.

Mom.me

Here’s a site that pays $125 and up for blog posts and feature articles about pregnancy, motherhood, parenting, family life, and other topics.They look for voice-y, opinionated writers with a sense of humor who can write for moms.

MoneyPantry

Founder and editor Saeed Darabi created this site to help people with earning and saving money. Pays up to $150 for 1,000 to 2,000-word blog posts.

Pentimento

This site pays $250 for posts about people living with disabilities.

Semaphore

This site publishes articles about software development and pays $100 to $300. Semaphone is looking for articles about development tools and practices, build automation, application deployment and how to configure, integrate and develop software.

Thriving Family

This Christian-focused site pays $300 to $375 for articles (1,200 to 1,500 words) about marriage and family life, ways to help children develop faith, and interviews with personalities.

Transitions Abroad

This travel site pays up to $150 for articles (800 to 2,000 words) about travel advice, experiences, and adventures to help and inspire others to see the world. Have a travel-related story idea? Transitions Abroad is looking for articles on working, living, volunteering, and studying abroad.

The Travel Writer’s Life

Here’s another travel site that pays $100 to $150 for interviews and personal stories about people who are making a living as a travel writer, photographer, or tour operator. How-to articles about getting paid to travel pay up to $200.

Vibrant Life

This site pays $100 to $300 for articles (up to 1,000 words) about physical health, mental clarity, and spiritual balance from a practical, Christian perspective.

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