10 PLACES YOU CAN MAKE MONEY WRITING

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Are you looking for article writing websites so you can start earning money online? Freelance article writing gives you the opportunity to work from home. Jobs where article writers can be earning money are listed everyday.

We provide article writing services for a living and have learned that just knowing where the writing jobs are online is half the battle won.

Perhaps you have wanted to try publishing some of your own articles online and don’t know where.So,

.websites that pay writers

Get the UPDATED 2015 Version of this List: The new updated version of this list includes 110 websites that PAY writers, and it is updated and verified for 2015. Click here to access the updated list.

The good thing about most of the sites listed below is that they also allow you to include a bio with a link back to your website. You can easily use this opportunity to link back to a hire me page on your blog, and as a result get a lot of clients willing to pay you for your work. In other words, by writing for most of the blogs on this list you are being paid to market yourself.

Note: A few years after publishing this list, I’ve compiled and published a more recent one that features 46 additional websites that will pay you to write. Check it out by visiting 46 More Websites that Will Pay You to Write

While there are websites that give you a part of the revenue your article generates, it is often difficult for writers wanting to get paid really well, without having to wait for years for their earnings to accrue, to benefit from these websites. I believe you should be able to get paid for your articles instantly, and this article will be giving you a list of 30 websites that will pay you a fixed rate for every article you contribute. Most of these sites pay around $50 per article, and some of them even pay up to $900 for an article. If your writing  is accepted by any of these websites, you should expect to get paid anytime from a few days to a week.

Being able to write and earn money online can be very rewarding. You can choose to work with the clients or websites that interest you most.

You also get to enjoy working at your own pace, setting your own price (as demand for your writing grows) and you get to enjoy a steady income.

However, for some, the idea of writing for others is not so satisfying. A career in journalism or writing articles is not for everybody.

If you don’t like the idea of Writing Online for others, why not make money online writing for yourself?

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But, If you want to earn money by writing online for others, here are 10 sites where you can get paid to write your own articles.

get paid to writeWow Women on Writing: $50-100

Wow Women on Writing does one thing really well: They look after female writers, encourage them and genuinely seek to offer opportunities to budding freelancers. Their audience is diverse and all focused on providing excellent content for women.

Wow Women focus on innovative business, freelancing and training. The articles are generally detailed and designed to help writers improve their skills and showcase their work. You have an option of either asking for a payment by Paypal or, if in the USA, by Check.

How to get started

Start by reading other Wow Articles. You will want to have an idea of the tone of the site. The site is informative, relaxed and excited about showcasing good writers.

  • Ensure that you are not just duplicating their content and re-editing an old idea. Be creative.
  • Wow will pay up to $150.00 for a 3,000 word feature article.
  • Focus on being useful. How will your post help readers?
  • Practical, actionable advice is what readers want with easy to follow steps.

Wow Women focuses on women, writers and a monthly theme. I am not sure what they offer in terms of a link back to your own content in the articles but they do link back to your site from your Author profile.

Please note that they do not open attachments. Your article or pitch needs to be presented in plain text in the body of the email. Sending a Bio or a link to other published work is a good idea and will improve your chances of getting published.

web business ideaStrong Whispers: $50 – $150

Strong Whispers  offers readers a range of articles about lifestyle, environment and other social issues. The range is wide. Your contribution is not limited.

Articles can range from corporate greed, to education reform or change in world leadership to letting the people govern and make decisions on the way we treat the environment and exploitation of the resources .

How to get started

Article earnings are negotiable, but they typically pay $50-$150 per published article. They are willing to pay more for the right article and website aims to publish 2-3 guest posts per month.

Step 1: Send them your best outline for an article you’d would like to write along with your fee expectation. Topics need to be unique and high impact.

They also ask that you send your current blog URL or a URL to published work so they can understand your writing style. They will tell you if the topic is of interest to them and if your sample meets their review criteria.

Step 2: After you have been invited to write for them, go ahead, write your article and submit it for review. They won’t publish simply mediocre or just okay guest posts.

Each article must be well written, accurate, grammatically correct and original content. You will get to view their guidelines so you can be sure to tick all the boxes.

Step 3: After you submit your article online, it will be reviewed. After review you will receive one of 3 emails:

  1. Rejected – Poor quality.
  2. Requires minor changes
  3. Approved.

If approved, it will be set to publish either immediately or at a future date. Once set to publish, you will be paid via PayPal.

find a freelancerCollege Humour: $25 – $150

College Humor Media,  is an online entertainment company targeting a core audience of people ages 18-49.

Founded by two high school friends, College Humour Media delivers daily comedic content, including videos, pictures, articles and jokes, created and/or curated by the College Humour staff.

They attract more than 15 million monthly unique visitors online and  more than 100 million video views per month with popular sketches such as “Jake and Amir,” “Very Mary Kate” and “Troopers.”

How to get started

  • Make a College Humour account.
  • Go to the article submission page.
  • Put in your funny article and hit “submit.”
  • Wait for the editors to review your article. If they like it, they will send you an email

They will pay you $25 if they put your article on the Articles page, $50 if they put it on the homepage, and an additional $50 if it gets more than 100,000 views.

 

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Cracked.com: $100 – $200

Cracked.com is basically a humour site. If you are a funny/smart/creative person, Cracked.com offers a good opportunity to earn some extra cash with article writing.

No experience necessary. They will pay you if it’s good. You get to talk directly to the editors. Their content includes articles, photoshops, infographics and videos. Take your pick.

How to get started

Register for the site, click on the writer’s workshop, which leads you to the message board where everyone pitches their articles.

You pitch an article idea by writing the article idea, along with the five subtopics under the idea, a full column, and the information.

  • At the time of writing you get $100 per article.
  • If you get up to five published articles, it goes up to $200 per article.
  • If your article finishes in the top ten articles of the month (rated on website traffic.) you get a $100 bonus.
  • You also get $100 for coming first in the Photoshop competitions of which I think they run two a week.

There is a bonus that runs in the design section also from time to time. It includes $500 for designing a winning T-Shirt, and a thread where you post (presumably humorous) infographics and they’ll pay you $100 if it’s featured on the site.

writing onlineWatch Culture: $25 – $500

Watch Culture offers its news, opinion and entertainment coverage to millions of users world-wide each month.

As an online magazine based in the UK it covers the popular zeitgeist. Each day dozens of  writers are earning money by publishing articles on Film, Music, Gaming, Sports, Television and much more to their ever expanding five-million a month strong audience.

Several hundred articles are posted every single week from contributors, some of which you will see from time to time on Sky News, Metro Radio, BBC Radio, Dublin FM and in the national newspapers.

How to get started

What Culture have begun rolling out a system entitling all writers to earn money from every article they contribute.

In the Beta testing phase some of the contributors have earned as much as £700 from one individual article. The system is based on a  per views basis, rewarding the very best writers whose content matches what their audience wants to read.

Typically, writers who could come up with original concepts and execute them well have really reaped the big benefits.

If writing isn’t your thing, they are also planning to set up a larger video presence and are looking for talented filmmakers and YouTubers to produce high quality content for the site.

So if you think you’ve got what it takes to write interesting articles or create popular videos and make money while doing it, get in touch with them at editor@whatculture.com  for more details.

If you’d prefer to chat on Skype, the address is ‘whatculture’. Or if you live anywhere near Newcastle in the UK, they can arrange a face-to-face meeting.

write web tutorialsDeveloper Tutorials: $30 – $50

Developer Tutorial provides its users with a regular supply of programming and design guides keeping them up-to-date on new and emerging technologies and techniques.

To help fuel this effort they utilise freelance writers to produce unique, high quality tutorials in the following categories:

AJAX Flash JavaScript PHP
ASP Illustrator Linux Photoshop
CSS Java MySQL Python

 

They are also looking for articles referencing cool and useful lists that users would both be interested in and benefit from reading.

An example of this might be, “30 Cool Web Tools to Make Your Development Easier” or “30 Awesome Photoshop Movie Poster Tutorials”.

They pay cash for your tutorials and list based articles so not only are you helping out fellow coders and designers but you are making more of a name for yourself  as a freelance writer.

How to get started

Pay rates depend on factors such as the quality of the tutorial/article and the demand for the topic it covers.

  • Pay rates for published list articles currently range between $30-$50.
  • Payment is sent via PayPal immediately after your article is published.
  • List based articles must target web developers or designers.

Tutorials are required to be a minimum of 1000 words and should include illustrations (screenshots etc) if needed to more effectively portray your message.

write online and get paidCeramics.org: $350 – $950

Here is one for the arty crafty writer. Ceramics.org is part of the American ceramics Society. If you believe you can write articles on all things ceramics and similar mediums they are worth a try.

Ceramics.org are looking for writers that will author feature pieces for their monthly membership magazine, the Bulletin of the American Ceramic Society. They are also looking for writers to provide shorts/posts for the magazine and blog, Ceramic Tech Weekly.

The articles don’t need to be too technical, as though they were being prepared for a peer-reviewed journal, but they should go beyond the basics.

They expect authors to do the research and will usually request that the the author help in arranging for photos and illustrations.

They usually require one photo or illustration per 500 words.

How to get started

For Bulletin features, they pay by length of story but not by the word, and the pay scale is not linear.

  • They pay a little more per word for shorter pieces, ranging from $350 for about 1,000 words to $950 for 5000 words.
  • They might also reimburse for some telephone and perhaps miscellaneous expenses, but these have to be agreed to before hand.
  • Payment is upon publication, but requires you to send them an invoice.
  • For CTW blog posts/shorts, they offer $25 per post with a target of two acceptable posts a week. Nearly all blog posts are also used as shorts, and vice versa, but they only compensate once.

All freelancers are considered to be contract workers. They have a simple, straightforward standard contract and they require a signed contract in hand before payment is made. That’s not uncommon and suggests the reliability of the people behind the site.

write about kids and get paidMetro Parent: $50 – $75

Metro Parent Publishing Group is open to experienced freelance writers to help build the content of their magazine and website. Their general goal is to have a good mix of fun and substantive local stories of interest to local parents.

Here are a few factors to consider before sending your pitch.

  • Make it local. They are looking for stories and sources that reflect the communities they cover: Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. Therefore, southeast Michigan ideas and sources are preferred.
  • Pitch early. Content for Metro Parent is determined months in advance. Story ideas should be pitched a good two to three months before the month it would run. This is particularly important for seasonally-anchored stories.

How to get started

If your article submission is accepted or you have been assigned a story, you should submit an invoice (within an email is fine) that includes name, address, phone number, Social Security Number, name of story and payment amount.

The invoice should be submitted within a week of submitting story.

  • Features 1,000-2,500 words: $150-$350, depending on complexity of topic and number of sources required.
  • Department columns: $50-75
  • Parent Pipeline pieces: $35-50
  • Reprints: $35

The finished story should be single-spaced with a hard return at each new paragraph. Do not indent for new paragraphs. And include only one space after punctuation marks.

  • Include your byline plus preferred tagline
  • Font should be Times New Roman, 14-point
  • Include a suggested headline and/or dek
  • Subheads (i.e., within the body copy) are strongly encouraged for stories 1,000 words or more.

Metro Parent prefer stories to be sent as a Microsoft Word attachment. For those who don’t have Word, send the story within the body of an email.

Be sure to include the name and phone number of sources at the end of story, in case they have follow-up questions.

online teachingSitepoint: Visit Link for Pricing

Sitepoint writers are generally web professionals with a passion for development and design. Site Point are specifically looking for content that is technical, instructive, well-written and innovative.

Based in Melbourne, Australia, Site Point works with article writers from all over the world. The editors are web developers and designers at the top of the industry. They claim to pay above-industry rates for quality articles.

How to get started

Site Point cover the following topics:

  • CSS, JavaScript, PHP
  • Ruby, Mobile development, UX
  • Design, HTML

You will have to enquire using the link above for rates and process.

write about designUxbooth: $100

Uxbooth is in to design. I figured that much out. The rest of their site is gibberish. For example, their “About us” page begins with these words,

“The UX Booth is a publication by and for the user experience community. Our readership consists mostly of beginning-to-intermediate user experience and interaction designers..”

What that means is anybodies guess. it might be good for the user-experience but it’s nigh useless if you were looking for a reading experience. Never-the-less, they offer you money to join them in the art of gibberish.

How to get started

Uxbooth do not accept fully written drafts outright. Instead, they pair authors with editors in order to collaborate throughout the writing process. It works like this:

  1. You pitch a topic or idea that you’d like to share. Don’t be shy!
  2. If accepted, a development editor is assigned to you in order to help you develop your narrative in accordance with their style guide. The two of you discuss and evolve the idea until it’s ready to share.
  3. That’s it! Articles are usually published four-to-eight weeks after they’re initially pitched.
  4. They pay $100 per article.

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