Guest Post Gigs: 61 Sites for Freelancers to Get Clips Fast

Evan Jensen

Need a quick way to get started or freshen up your freelance portfolio? Write a guest post.

Guest posts come in all shapes and sizes. And in many cases, you don’t need to be an expert, authority, or have millions of social media followers.

You just need to have something useful to share with a blog’s target audience.  Make sense?

But if you want to write a guest post, there’s some super simple things you should do BEFORE you pitch the editor.

  • Read the blog.
  • Get to know the target audience.
  • Study the guest post guidelines.

Seriously, that puts you ahead of like 90 percent of writers out there trying to land a guest post assignment.

Ready to land your next guest post assignment?

This huge list of low-hanging fruit is for the newbie freelance writer looking for a quick byline for a guest post. Editors for these sites are looking for solid writing, not a big resume or huge portfolio.

Some are paid gigs, but even the unpaid gigs can help boost your portfolio, expand your network, and connect you with potential clients.

Check out these 61 sites to get your next guest post gig:

Category: Lifestyle

1. Adoptive Families

Rate: Varies
Category/niche: Family/Lifestyle
Contact info: You can find various editors here.

2. Backpacker

Rate: Varies
Category/niche: Lifestyle
Contact info: To submit a query to the blog, reach out to senior digital editor Adam Roy via email.

3. BlogHer

Rate: None
Category/niche: Women/Lifestyle
Contact info: Find senior editor Amelia Edelman on LinkedIn.

4. Capper’s Farmer

Rate: Varies by experience
Category/niche: Lifestyle
Contact info: Send pitches to Traci Smith via email. If you’re interested in becoming a part of the blogging team, contact Allison Sarkesian.

5. Dumb Little Man

Rate: None
Category/niche: Lifestyle
Contact info: Check the writer’s guide and submission rules before filling out the contact form. You can find site creator, Jay White, on Twitter.

6. IWA Wine

Rate: $25-$50 per blog post
Category/niche: Wine/Lifestyle
Contact info: IWA Wine wants completed articles only. Submit your Google Doc via email.

7. ListVerse

Rate: $100 per post
Category/niche: Lifestyle
Contact info: Submit your list post via the online form.

8. PickTheBrain

Rate: None
Category/Niche: Lifestyle
Contact info: Follow the submission guidelines and then reach out to site-runner Erin Falconer via email.

9. Scary Mommy

Rate: Varies
Category/niche: Women/Lifestyle
Contact info: Read the guidelines and fill out the submission form online. You can find Senior Editor Liz Henry on LinkedIn.

10. SelfGrowth

Rate: None
Category/niche: Wellness, Lifestyle, Health
Contact info: Email managing editor Samantha Etkin.

11. WikiHow

Rate: None
Category/niche: Lifestyle
Contact info: Submit completed articles via email. Questions can be emailed to the community liaison.

12. WonderHowTo

Rate: None
Category/niche: Lifestyle/Tech
Contact Info: Send your pitch via email to Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Welsh.

Category: Technology

13. Codepen

Rate: None
Category/niche: Web Design/ Tech
Get in touch with editor Marie Mosley on Twitter.

14. Dragdropr

Rate: None
Category/niche: Tech
Contact info: Contact Norbert Strappler on Twitter or email him at office@atipso.com.

15. My WP Tips

Rate: None
Category/niche: Web Design/Tech
Contact info: Find editor Vladana Donevski on LinkedIn or submit your pitch via email.

16. SiteProNews

Rate: None
Category/niche: Tech
Contact info: Follow the guidelines and submit your post via the online form. If you have any questions you can reach them via email or on Twitter.

17. Tidy Repo

Rate: None
Category/niche: Tech
Contact info: Submit through the contact form, find head of content Vladana Donevski on LinkedIn, or submit your pitch via email.

18. Tutorial Board

Rate: $150 per tutorial
Category/niche: Tech
Contact info: Tutorial board asks for completed pieces. You can email for feedback on your idea before submitting.

Category: Blogging

19. The Blog Herald

Rate: None
Category/niche: Blogging
Contact info: Send your pitch via the contact form.

20. DailyBlogTips

Rate: None
Category/niche: Blogging, Marketing, Writing
Contact info: Submissions can be emailed to founder, Daniel Scocco.

21. WritetoDone

Rate: None
Category/niche: Writing, Blogging
Contact info: Follow the guidelines and submit your outline via email to editor Laura Tong, or connect with her on Twitter.

Category: Business

22. Accounting Web

Rate: None
Category/niche: Business
Contact info: Email managing editor Seth Fineberg.

23. BizSugar

Rate: None
Category/niche: Business
Contact info: Find site administrator Heather Stone on LinkedIn.

24. Business Opportunities

Rate: None
Category/niche: Business
Contact info: Look over the website to understand the kind of content they’re looking for. Submit your pitches to Nicolas Bennett via email.

25. Careermetis

Rate: None
Category/niche: Business/Career
Contact info: Follow the submission guidelines and send in your guest post via email. You can find founder Nissar Ahamed on Twitter.

26. CustomerThink

Rate: None
Category/niche: Business
Contact info:  You must register for an author account first. Submit your blog posts from there. If you have any questions, you can reach out to the managing editor via email. You can find editor-in-chief Bob Thompson on Twitter.

27. Entrepreneur

Rate: $1 a word
Category/niche: Business
Contact info: You can reach digital content editorial director Dan Bova via email.

28. HR Zone

Rate: None
Category/niche: Business
Contact info: Find editor Becky Norman on LinkedIn or by email.

29. I Work Well

Rate: $200+ per article
Category/niche: Human Resources/Business
Contact info: This blog for HR professionals pays its contributing writers. Follow the guidelines and apply to be one of their subject matter experts.

30. Killer Startups

Rate: None
Category/niche: Business
Contact info: Submit your post via email to news@killerstartups.com.

31. My Corporation

Rate: None
Category/niche: Business
Contact info: Submit your guest post via the online form. You can also reach out to social media manager Heather Taylor on LinkedIn.

32. My Customer

Rate: None
Category/niche: Business
Contact info: Find editor Becky Norman on LinkedIn.

33. Small Business Bonfire

Rate: None
Category/niche: Business
Contact info: Review the guidelines before submitting your blog post. Submit via email, attaching your blog post in a Word or Google Doc format. Find Founder Alyssa Gregory on Twitter.

34. Small Business CEO (SMBCEO)

Rate: None
Category/niche: Business
Contact info: Find the Owner/Editor Ivan Widjaya on Twitter. For questions or feedback email smbceo@previsomedia.com.

35. Startup Grind

Rate: None
Category/niche: Business
Contact info: StartupGrind accepts pitches through Medium, so you must have an account there first. Follow the submission guidelines to submit your draft. You can find editor-in-chief Deanna Rampton on LinkedIn.

36. Startup Nation

Rate: None
Category/niche: Business
Contact info: Submit your guest post via the contact form or you can also email content director Cara O’Bleness.

37. Training Zone

Rate: None
Category/niche: Business
Contact info:Find editor Becky Norman on LinkedIn.

38. Tweak Your Biz

Rate: None
Category/niche: Business
Contact info: After reviewing the guidelines, submit your guest post here. You can also reach out to the publisher, Clayton Johnson on Twitter.

39. The Secrets of Entrepreneurship

Rate: None
Category/niche: Business
Contact info: Founder Fisayo Sanyaolu can be found on Twitter.

40. Women On Business

Rate: None
Category/niche: Business
Contact info: Reach out directly to founder Susan Gunelius via Twitter, LinkedIn, or email, and submit your guest post online.

41. Young Upstarts

Rate: None
Category/niche: Business
Contact info: Young Upstarts is looking for subject matter experts, not freelance writers doing research. So your experience is key in submitting your post. Read the guidelines before submitting via email. You can also reach out to the Founder Daniel Goh on Twitter.

42. Your Online Biz

Rate: $100 per post
Category/niche: Marketing/Business
Contact info: Read the guidelines, then submit your name and email for further instructions. You can also reach the founder, Darnell Jackson, on Twitter.

Category: Finance

43. Benzinga

Rate: None
Category/niche: Finance
Contact info: Review the guidelines before submitting. You can reach out with questions via email.

44. Elite Personal Finance

Rate: $100 per post
Category/niche: Finance
Contact info: This site has four blogs with niche topics under the finance umbrella. Take the time to read the guidelines before submitting a pitch via email.

45. Her Money

Rate: Varies
Category/niche: Finance
Contact info: Submit a pitch via the editor’s link on the Contact Page. You can also reach out to Senior Writer/Editor Dayana Yochim via Twitter.

46. Money Saving Mom

Rate: None
Category/niche: Finance
Contact info: Reach out to site manager Crystal Paine on LinkedIn.

47. Penny Hoarder

Rate: Varies
Category/niche: Finance
Contact info: You can reach out to Managing Editor John Schlander via Twitter. Submissions accepted online.

48. Wise Bread

Rate: None
Category/niche: Finance
Contact info: Reach out to the Editor-in-Chief Lynn Truong on Twitter.

Category: Marketing 

49. CopyHackers

Rate: $300 to $1,000
Category/niche: Marketing
Contact info: Instead of using the submission link, you can also pitch ideas to founder, editor, and director Joanna Bain (Wiebe) via email.

50. DivvyHQ

Rate: $250 to $400 per article
Category/niche: Marketing
Contact info: Get in touch with editor, Brody Dorland, via Twitter.

51. Famous Bloggers

Rate: None
Category/niche: Marketing
Contact info: Follow the submission guidelines and use the contact form to send questions.

52. IncomeDiary

Rate: $200-$500.
Category/niche: Marketing
Contact info: Follow the link to pitch an article idea along with your rate quote.

53. Smart Business Trends

Rate: Unpaid guest posts are common. Possible $100 to $200.
Category/niche: Marketing
Contact info: You can reach out to editor and founder Chris Fong on Facebook. Submit via the online form.

54. SpeckyGeek

Rate: None
Category/niche: Tech, Marketing
Contact info: Follow the guidelines and submit via email. You can find the editor Pritam P Hans on Twitter.

55. TechWyse

Rate: None
Category/niche: Marketing
Contact info: You can send your blog post to digital strategy director Jake Matzanke via email. You can also find him on LinkedIn.

Category: Other

56. Animal Wellness Magazine

Rate: Varies
Category/niche: Lifestyle/Pets
Contact info: Contact the editor Ann Brightman via email.

57. Back to College

Rate: $55 and up for original work of 1,000-1,500 words
Category/niche: Education
Contact info: Follow the guidelines before submitting your pitch. You can find Donna Rickerd on LinkedIn.

58. The Change Agent

Rate: $50 for 200-1000 words
Category/niche: Education
Contact info: They take submissions twice a year. You can also reach out to editor Cynthia Peters via email.

59. Craftbits

Rate: $35 per article
Category/niche: Lifestyle/Crafts
Contact info: Pitch story ideas to the craftbits’ professional program.

60. Howl Round

Rate: $150 per article
Category/niche: Theater/Lifestyle
Contact info: You can write pieces for their Journal, participate in a variety of online media events, or propose other content for publication. Read the guidelines and use the online form to submit. Content editor May Antaki can be reached by email.

61. Pretty Designs

Rate: Varies
Category/niche: Fashion
Contact info: Read the guidelines and submit an idea via email.

Start pitching to land a guest post gig

If you’re looking for a quick way to get your first clip, tap into a new niche, or add to your portfolio, writing a guest post is a great way to go. Find a market. Read the blog. Get to know the audience. Study the guidelines. And pitch your idea to the editor. When you get an assignment and your guest post goes live, share that link far and wide. That’s how it’s done.

What sites have you written guest posts for? Share 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.

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12 Comments

  1. Sabrina

    Hello Kathie, I had my first guest post on Lisatannerwriting

    It pays to know the audience on the blog. I was able to write a post that appealed to Lisa’s audience and she made very few changes.

    Thank you for this great list. I’m working my way through it and culling for my niche.

    Reply
  2. Tristin

    Nice timely info! Thanks, Carol! xD

    Reply
    • Tristin

      And mostly thanks, Evan! Sorry. lol Assumed wrong.

  3. Jaideep Majumdar

    Excellent article. I hope to land something worthwhile from the list. Thanks.

    Reply
  4. Tyrone Arthur

    I’m looking for people searching out the truth and those who are willing to engage with an open mind. People who are not afraid to ask the hard questions and then receive honest answers.

    Any Ideas who would be interested?

    Reply
    • Carol Tice

      Hi Tyrone —

      Your question doesn’t seem to have anything to do with this list of guest post opportunities.

      But since I do also help bloggers learn how to build and earn (over here — https://smallblogbigincome.com) — let me help you with a bit of info.

      Asking people to word-of-mouth refer you blog readers isn’t going to work. What you’ll need to do is figure out the theme of your blog and who you want to read it — I can’t tell from what you’ve said above. It seems pretty broad spectrum, which makes it hard to attract your audience.

      What truth? Engage in WHAT with an open mind? What are the hard questions you want to ask, or answer? What is this blog ABOUT?

      Most blogs that succeed do at least one of these three things: They help people earn more, save money, or feel happier about their lives. Which do you plan to do?

      Think on those questions — then develop awesome post content that would be interesting to the people you’ve decided are your audience.

      P.S. you’ll probably want to get off Blogspot — very old, legacy blogging platform nobody legit uses anymore. I’m aware of zero money-earning blogs on there, not sure you can even put up ads.

  5. Tcharlx

    Thank you for the wonderful compilation

    Reply

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