How much money would you make if every assignment paid $100 or more? There are websites that pay authors that much or more. Seriously.
You won’t find them on Craiglist or at low-paying content mills that pay cents per word, if at all. Even a huge number of writing career boards that advertise well-paying jobs only have assignments that pay enough to grab a bite to eat.
Skip the low-paying gigs and move on to sites that pay better so you can actually make money writing.
Sites that Pay Experienced Writers
These are websites where you may get paid to write blog posts, articles, essays, tutorials, and other forms of writing tasks for $100 or more.
Writing a great query letter, proposing a well-thought-out blog post, or sending a personalized LOI are all ways to secure a gig with one of these sites that pays $100 or more.
Parenting Writing Opportunities
This site pays $100 for 1,500-word blog posts about entrepreneurship, work-life balance, and the systems, skills, and processes needed to be a successful freelancer (from moms or dads).
This website offers up to $125 for blog posts and feature articles about pregnancy, motherhood, parenting, family life, and other themes. The editor says she’s searching for opinionated writers with a sense of humor who can write for moms.
Outdoor Writing Opportunities
Sport Fishing Magazine
This website is specialized to saltwater fishing and will pay up to $300 for web pieces and $750 for print items in their magazine. They’re one of the top freelance sports writing careers around. Send your pitch to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel Writing Opportunities
This travel site will pay up to $150 for articles (800 to 2,000 words) about travel tips, experiences, and adventures that will aid and encourage people to tour the world. Do you have an idea for a travel-related story? Working, living, volunteering, and studying abroad articles are all welcome at Transitions Abroad.
Great Escape Publishing
Another travel site pays $100 to $150 for personal tales and interviews with those who make a profession as a travel writer, photographer, or tour operator. How-to articles on how to get paid to travel can earn you up to $200.
Financial Security Writing Opportunities
The Dollar Stretcher
This is a website dedicated to economical living that has been running for nearly two decades. Gary Foreman, the company’s founder and editor, says they’re always looking for new methods to save time and money. The rate is $0.10 per word. Before submitting a query, take a look around the site.
Saeed Darabi, the site’s founder and editor, founded it to assist individuals in earning and saving money. Pays up to $150 for blog posts of 1,000 to 2,000 words.
Television and Movie-Based Writing Opportunities
The A.V. Club
Are you a binge-watcher of television and movies? The A.V. Club is always on the lookout for exceptional entertainment content, paying $0.21 per word on average.
Writing Opportunities in Numerous Niches
This well-known publication is looking for stories in a variety of genres, including entertainment, lifestyle, and fashion. Pay $0.25 per word. Depending on the topic, you can pitch to a variety of editors.
There are Plenty More Money-Making Sites
It’s time to switch if you’ve been writing for sites that pay less than $100 an assignment. This is a great place to begin. Here’s what to do next once you’ve found a site you’d want to contribute to:
- Review the guidelines for submitting your work.
- Write a query letter or create a blog post plan.
- Find the editor’s contact information and send your pitch via email.
If you keep doing this, you’ll be on your way to moving ahead and earning more. Keep in mind, this list only includes a few of the many sites available to write for. If you have any in mind you would like added here, please comment below!