What would your income look like if every assignment paid $100 and up? Sites that pay writers that much or more are out there. Seriously.
But you’re not going to find them on Craiglist or low-rate content mills that pay pennies per word, or worse. And even a large number of writing job boards that promise well-paying gigs turn out to only have gigs that pay enough per assignment to fill your gas tank.
Skip those gigs, and move on to sites that pay better rates so you can truly get paid to write.
Ready to find sites that pay freelance writers $100 and up? (Updated for 2022!)
In this list of 23 sites that pay freelance writers, we’ve identified new markets we haven’t featured before. And even though these sites represent a variety of different niches (e.g. finance, parenting, health, technology, travel, etc.) they all have one thing in common.
These are sites where you can get paid to write $100 or more for blog posts, articles, essays, tutorials, and other types of writing assignments.
The way you’re going to land a gig with one of these sites that pay $100-plus, is by writing a solid query letter, pitching a well-thought-out blog post, or sending a customized LOI (letter of introduction).
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Below is our curated list that will help you find freelance writing jobs.
1. B. Michelle Pippin
Business expert Michelle Pippin publishes guest posts on topics like time management, marketing, and entrepreneurship. Pays up to $150.
2. The A.V. Club
Are you a TV and movie junkie? The A.V. Club is always looking for great entertainment content, paying an average of $0.21 a word.
This popular site is looking for stories in a range of niches, including entertainment, lifestyle, and style. They pay $0.25 a word so it’s a great way to get paid to write. There are multiple editors to pitch to depending on the topic.
4. Sport Fishing Magazine
This site is dedicated to the sport of saltwater fishing and pays up to $300 for online features and $750 for print stories in their magazine. They’re one of the best sports writing jobs out there for freelancers. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your pitch.
5. 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.
6. 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. Email your query/pitch to founder and editor Lisa Stein.
7. 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. But it wouldn’t hurt to pitch directly to editor @AidaPoulsen.
If you’re into antiques and collectibles, Worthpoint will pay you up to $100 per article to share your insights and expertise. Email email@example.com with your pitch.
Slate is a popular online magazine covering news, politics, culture, business, technology, and more. They pay $300 for a 1,000 to 2,000-word op-ed, according to The Web Writer Spotlight
10. The Layout
Want to write about WordPress? The Layout pays up to $150 for blog posts about design-related topics and tutorials.
While they are very choosy with their guest posts, this is a site that pays $325 for articles about copywriting, marketing, branding, building a business, and other related topics.
12. Make a Living Writing
Yes, this blog is a site that 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.
Rates depend on the complexity of the topic and the amount of research needed. Send your pitch to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also consider your pitch for other sites in our family of sites, including Selfpublishing.com, The Write Life, and more.
Here’s a site that pays $125 and up for blog posts and features articles about pregnancy, motherhood, parenting, family life, and other topics.
The editing team says they are looking for voice-y, opinionated writers with a sense of humor (don’t forget to check out our guide to more humor writing jobs) who can write for moms.
Founder and editor Saeed Darabi created this site to help people both earn and save more money. Pays up to $150 for 1,000 to 2,000-word blog posts.
As of February 2021, MoneyPantry is temporarily not accepting guest posts. They will update their contributing page when they are ready to accept guest posts again.
While this is one of the sites that pay closer to $250 for posts about people living with disabilities, they do not currently have any calls for submissions.
Get paid $150 to write about women and money. Reach out to the editor for inquiries, email@example.com
This site publishes articles about software development and pays $100 to $300. Semaphore is looking for articles about development tools and practices, build automation, application deployment, and how to configure, integrate and develop software.
Yes, the freelancer invoicing site we recommend is one of the sites that pay $200 a post and up!
19. 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.
20. 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. While this is one of the sites that pay $100 or more for contributions, they also feature courses to help you become a better travel writer.
21. 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. Send queries to editor Heather Quintana.
This blog is looking for articles related to “creating awesome websites, driving traffic, social media, or making money online.” They can pay up to $500 for articles in some cases.
23. Babble Get paid $100-$150 for articles on parenting, pregnancy, style, beauty, travel, food & drink, and other topics. [NOTE: Babble is no longer publishing.]
Move up and earn more
If you’ve been writing for sites that pay less than $100 per assignment, it’s time for a change. This list is a good place to start. Once you find a site you want to write for, here’s what to do next:
- Study the submission guidelines
- Read past blog posts or back issues
- Develop an outline for a blog post or write a query letter
- Find the contact information for the editor and send your pitch via email
- Repeat, and you’ll be headed in the right direction to move up and earn more
What are your favorite sites that pay $100 or more? Add them to the comments or to the list on Facebook or LinkedIn.
Evan Jensen is the contributing writer at Make a Living Writing. He writes for clients in the health and fitness niche, and runs 100-mile ultramarathons.
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