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Get Paid to Write: 23 Sites That Pay Freelancers $100+


What would your income look like if every assignment paid $100 and up? Sites that pay writers that much or more are out there. You just have to know where to look.

You’re not going to find them on Craigslist 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 jobs turn out to only have gigs that pay enough per assignment to fill your gas tank.

Skip those, 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 2024!)

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 article, or sending a customized LOI (letter of introduction).

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Below is our curated list of sites that pay $100+ that will help you find freelance writing jobs

1. Copyhackers

While they are very choosy with their guest posts, Copyhackers pays $between $300 USD and $1,000 USD for articles about copywriting, marketing, branding, building a business, and other related topics.

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 USD per word (that’s about $100 for a 500-word article).

3. Bustle

Bustle is a popular site always looking for stories in a range of niches, including entertainment, lifestyle, and style. They offer around $0.25 USD per word so it’s a great site to write for. There are multiple editors to pitch to depending on the topic.

4. Sport Fishing Magazine

Sport Fishing Magazine is dedicated to the sport of saltwater fishing and pays up to $300 USD for online features and $750 USD for print stories in their magazine. They’re one of the best sports writing jobs out there for freelancers. Email editor@sportfishingmag.com with your pitch.

5. The Escapist

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

6. Freelance Mom

Freelance Mom pays up to $100 USD for 1,500-word blog posts (from parents) 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

Healthy Living pays $150 USD 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.

8. Worthpoint

If you’re into antiques and collectibles, Worthpoint will pay you up to $100 USD per article to share your insights and expertise. Email wayne.jordan@worthpoint.com with your pitch.

9. Slate

Slate is a popular online magazine covering news, politics, culture, business, technology, and more. They pay $300 USD 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 USD for blog posts about design-related topics and tutorials.

11. B. Michelle Pippin

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

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.

12. Make a Living Writing

Yes, this blog pays $150 USD 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 editor@makealivingwriting.com. We may also consider your pitch for other brands in our family of websites, including selfpublishing <dot> com, The Write Life, The Book Designer, and more.

13. Mom.me

Mom.me pays $125 USD 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.

14. Pentimento

While Pentimento pays around $250 USD for posts about people living with disabilities, their calls for submissions rotate so you’ll have to check back often to see what’s open.

15. HerMoney

HerMoney pays $150 USD to write about women and money. Reach out to the editor for inquiries, editor@hermoney.com

16. Semaphore

Semaphore publishes articles about software development and pays between $100 USD and $500 USD, based on the type of article. This site is looking for articles about development tools and practices, build automation, application deployment, and how to configure, integrate and develop software.

17. International Living Magazine

International Living Magazine is a travel publication that pays $100 USD to $150 USD for interviews and personal stories about people living their dreams around the world in a variety of ways.

18. IncomeDiary

IncomeDiary is looking for articles related to “creating awesome websites, driving traffic, social media, or making money online.” They currently pay between $150 USD and $300 USD for articles.

19. Listverse

Listverse pays $100 USD for lists. Simple, right? There are some rules so please read through the guidelines before you send in your list for publication (for example, 10 items per list minimum and two paragraphs per item, linked to reputable sources).

20. FreshBooks

Yes, the freelancer invoicing site we recommend is one of the sites that pay $200 USD a post and up! They don’t make it as easy to pitch/contribute as they used to, but it looks like FreshBooks still works with freelance writers.

21. Transitions Abroad

Transitions Abroad is a travel site that pays up to $150 USD for articles (800 to 2,000 words) about travel advice, experiences, and adventures to help and inspire others to see the world.

Please note: the site is currently paused to submissions while they roll out their new website redesign.

22. MoneyPantry

Founder and editor Saeed Darabi created this site to help people both earn and save more money. Pays up to $150 USD for 1,000 to 2,000-word blog posts.

Please note as of February 2021, MoneyPantry temporarily stopped accepting guest posts. They will update their contributing page when they are ready to accept guest posts again.

23. Vibrant Life

When submissions are open, Vibrant Life pays $100 USD to $300 USD for articles up to 1,000 words about physical health, mental clarity, and spiritual balance from a practical, Adventist Christian perspective. Send queries to editor Heather Quintana.

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 of sites that pay 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

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This article was originally created by Evan Jensen, a contributing writer at Make a Living Writing. He writes for clients in the health and fitness niche, and runs 100-mile ultramarathons.