Looking for freelance writing jobs? If you have digital marketing experience to share, or know people you can interview, there’s a market for that.
What exactly is digital marketing or marketing automation?
Think of all the stuff that happens behind the scenes online that drives traffic, increases engagement, gets readers to sign up or make a purchase.
FYI: It’s a big list of things like SEO, key phrases, funnels, email campaigns, and retargeting ads. Even blog posts, web page pop-ups, and social media juicing fall into this category.
If it can be automated, chances are pretty good there’s an app or piece of software for that. And if there’s not, you need to connect with freelance writer, journalist, and entrepreneur Damon Brown to find out how to turn that idea into a cash cow.
If you’re looking for freelance writing jobs, there’s no shortage of agencies, software companies, and niche-industry sites that publish content about the latest trends in digital marketing and automation.
Check out this list of websites and magazines that pay $100+ for highly-skilled and well-researched work about digital marketing. Study the guidelines and start pitching.
1. A List Apart
This unique and contemplative website focuses on web design and content and what it all means to its users. They love contributors so much they put their submission link in their main menu.
A List Apart accepts rough drafts and short pitches as long as they’re original and unpublished.
Articles range between 600 to 2,500 words, with 1,500 being average. Custom illustrations add value, too.
Rate: The pay range is $50-$200.
Contact: Email editor Aaron Gustafson, or reach him on Twitter.
2. B. Michelle Pippin
Michelle Pippin is the founder of Women Who Wow, a platform that supports and encourages female entrepreneurs.
They accept guest bloggers in several areas of business, including marketing. Their focus is on personal experiences, and they pay more for exclusive stories.
Rate: If your pitch is accepted, pay rates range from $50 to $150.
Contact: You can find Michelle on Twitter or the submissions page.
CopyHackers is a website for helping freelancers market and grow their business. Though it may seem like it doesn’t fit on this list, freelancers market, too! And they need your marketing expertise.
Copyhackers has a long list of desired topics you can find here along with their submission link. Pitches only, please.
Rate: They’ll pay anywhere from $300 to $1,000 upon completion and acceptance.
Contact: Instead of the submission link, you can also pitch ideas to Joanna Wiebe.
DivvyHQ is an automated marketing platform website. Its 9-year-old marketing blog is opening up to freelance writers for the first time.
The blog covers marketing campaigns, case studies, and all things content marketing. The pay rate is based on experience, and only approved posts will be paid. They appear hungry for great content from great writers, so get on this one.
Rate: They pay anywhere from $250 to $400 per article.
Contact: You can reach the editor Brody Dorland on Twitter or follow the link to submit a pitch.
6. Home Business Magazine
Home Business Magazine is an online community for home-based businesses and telecommuters.
It is almost exclusively freelance-written, and their online presence includes a digital version of their magazine.
Rate: They pay $.20 a word.
Contact: You can submit your pitch or article to the editor Sherilyn Colleen.
Hubspot needs no introduction. This marketing automation website is well-known, and its blog alone receives more than 2 million visits a month. Its readers come for marketing how-tos and industry news.
Hubspot is looking for topics that fall into three categories: experiment/analysis, canonical, and graphics. They’re looking for full posts only, no pitching.
Rate: Hubspot doesn’t currently pay for guest posts. However, it might be a good option for mid-career freelancers for the exposure alone.
Contact: You can follow this link to see their guidelines and submit your article here.
8. Income Diary
This 10-year-old UK site attracts millions of visitors every year. They’re looking for blog posts on websites, driving traffic, social media, or making money online.
Rate: For in-depth and well-written articles, Income Diary pays anywhere from $200-$500.
Contact: Follow the link to pitch an article idea or reach out to editor Barry Dunlop.
Mirasee, founded by marketing guru Danny Iny, is an education site for businesses and entrepreneurs. Their blog focuses a great deal on marketing.
Rate: Though they have paid guest writers in the past, their current policy is by invitation only.
However, I suggest you keep this one on your radar and check back. They have a reputation for well-paying freelance writing jobs.
10. Smart Business Trends
This trend-seeking website is looking for writers who can share the latest in online marketing. Unpaid guest posts are frequent, but they pay well for freelance writing jobs including : tutorials, case studies, and product reviews.
Rate: Typical pay rates range from $100 to $200. They accept pitches only and determine whether the content falls into their paid category or not from there.
Contact: You can reach out to editor and founder Chris Fong on Facebook. Writer guidelines are here. If you’re ready to pitch, follow this link.
UxBooth focuses on online user experience, so its website features various categories that fall under that umbrella, including content strategy.
They look for blog posts that run 1,200 to 1,800 words long.
Rate: They’ll pay $100 per article.
Contact: Pitch Editor Amy Grace Wells or submit your pitch here.
Get freelance writing jobs in the digital marketing niche
Want to get paid to write about digital marketing and automation? This is just a snapshot of paying markets for freelance writers. There’s more. If you’re on the hunt for other markets in this niche, keep in mind some don’t pay. But a guest post gives you an opportunity to get in front of potential clients. Start pitching…now.
Do you write about digital marketing? Share your tips in the comments below.
Kathie Bullard Harris is a freelance health and wellness writer living in the Southern United States. When she isn’t writing copy, she’s working on her forever-in-progress first novel.