Written By Ian Chandler

55 Blogs that Pay Writers $100+ for Guest Posts

Here’s a big list of blogs and websites that accept pitches directly from freelance writers.

The publishers listed here are organized by category, for your convenience. (Thanks to Writing Launch for their contributions here. The database for their members contains over 1700 similar listings, from which this was drawn.)

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Step 2: Carefully study their publication, to get a clear sense of what they publish.

Step 3: Write a clear and concise pitch and send it to the appropriate person. Once they respond, work directly with them to finish the process.

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The Points Guy (TPG) is a travel website and blog that offers aviation news, travel advice, reviews, guides, deal alerts, and more. One payment report indicates payment of $300 for a 1,000-word blog post. To contact them, refer to this page.

Tales from the Banana Trail is a blog that features inspiring stories of real world explorers, and also provides tools that help people achieve their full potential as explorers. They accept guest posts (of at least 1,000 words). They want writers to send them a pitch first. If they accept the pitch, they pay $100 upon completion. For details, visit this page.

SoulTown-USA helps “travelers find black culture and joy in the USA.” They want travel writers to write about black culture in one American city that they love. They want posts of 1,500 to 2,000 words. They pay $100 per blog post. To learn more, visit this page.

Art & Design

Pixlr Blog features content about “mobile photography, graphic design, and anything else that feels like it fits.” They pay $200 per post. They pay higher rates for in-depth, tutorial-style content. To pitch them an idea, visit this page.


AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a nonprofit that helps educators prepare students for success in college, career, and life. They are looking for educators to contribute theme and non-theme-related blog articles. The articles should ideally be 500 to 800 words long. They pay $100 to bloggers when their work is published. For details, visit this page.

WeAreTeachers is an online media brand for educators. They welcome submissions on a wide range of topics related to teacher life and education. Before submitting, they recommend reviewing their blog to understand their style, format, and tone. Most of their blog posts are 500 to 700 words long. If they publish the submission, they pay an honorarium of $100. To learn more, visit this page.


GUTS is a Canadian magazine and blog covering Canadian politics and culture, including “long-form journalism, interviews, fiction, and new media that further feminist correspondence, criticism, and community in Canada.” They pay $100 for print pieces, $50 for blog posts. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Femme Feminismis a hybrid fashion blog and feminist magazine. According to its editor Dena Marie Landon, “The site’s mission is to create an inclusive community for all women, feminine and non-binary, to discuss the intersection of fashion, femmes and feminism.” The editor publishes personal essays and historical pieces exploring these topics within a monthly theme. Payment is $75-$100 for essays (800-1,300 words). Writers must provide 3 photos to accompany their submissions. To learn more, contact the editor here.

Finance / Business

Credium is “an investment platform built around trading bots specialised in crypto assets.” They are seeking evergreen content in long-form for their blog. They want in-depth pieces of 4,000 words with an image-to-word ratio of about 1 image to 250 words. They will pay $250 per article. To learn more, refer to this page.

Smart Business Trends is a blog that covers “the latest trends in online marketing, including email marketing, WordPress, and Amazon FBA.” They pay $100 to $200 for well-researched tutorials, product reviews and case studies. To learn more, refer to this page.

Elite Personal Finance is a blog interested in articles dealing with personal finance, business, making money online, saving money, loans, credit cards, identity theft and credit reports.  Articles should be 1,500 to 3,000 words per post. Payment is $100 per article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

The Freshbooks Blog informs readers and viewers about accounting, taxes, and other financial essentials. They do accept writers to regularly contribute to their blog. They pay $200 per post, and up if you can negotiate successfully. Their submission portal can be reached here.

Food & Nutrition

Eat Your World is an online guide to regional foods and drinks around the world. For original articles for their blog, they pay $25 to $40. For destination guides (with high-quality photos), they pay $300 to $500. To learn more, refer to this page.

General Interest / News

LobeLog is a US foreign affairs blog by Inter Press Service (IPS). It is named after Jim Lobe, a veteran journalist. They welcome original submissions. They want contributors to query first. The ideal length of their pieces is 750 to 1,200 words. According to Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security (WCAPS), they normally pay $100 per article. Details here.

The American Interest is a bi-monthly magazine that focuses on American policy, politics, and culture. They welcome submissions of feature essays and book/film reviews. According to one payment report, they paid $200 for a blog post of 2,000 words. To learn more, refer to this page.

Health and Wellness

NurseGuidance.com is a blog where nurses offer helpful articles and videos to other nurses. They are looking for articles and videos for their blog. They pay $50 to $100 for anecdotes, general tips, or advice articles. The articles should be 400 to 1,200 words long. For details, visit this page.

Human Rights / Social Justice

Rooted in Rights Blog is a “platform dedicated to amplifying the authentic perspectives of disabled writers.” They are looking for articles and op-eds on disability rights topics, by writers who identify as disabled. They pay on a sliding scale that is based on word count, with the minimum payment being $100. To learn more, refer to this page.

Lifestyle / Entertainment

Immersion Magazine is “the newest outlet for independent fashion and entertainment, providing opportunities for emerging artists to showcase what they are all about.” They pay $100 for a full-length article of 4 to 8 pages, and $50 for a blog of 350 to 750 words. For details, refer to this page.

ZEAL is a blog that publishes writing on comics, games, and pop culture. They also publish original comics. They are “interested in writing on games that are not generally the target of serious criticism; games that are too weird, too bad, too forgotten, and too anime. ” They even publish “revisionist fan-fiction.” They pay up to $100 per article, and up to $200 per comic. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.


wikiEspressoMachine is a blog that features informative content on homes and gardens as well as kitchen and dining. They want articles of 1,500 to 2,000 words. Some of the recommended topics are: “home and garden (bathroom, bedroom, cleaning closet & laundry, garage, entertaining, furniture, gardening, safety, smart home devices…)” and “kitchen and dining (baking, coffee, cookware, dining & entertaining, large appliances, small appliances, storage, tools, wine & bar…).” They pay $100 per article. To learn more, visit this page.

Peril is an Asian Australian online magazine of writing, arts, and culture. They are accepting submissions for their “Edition 39: Testing Times” till 14 October 2019. They “accept contributions of art works, prose, poetry, non-fiction, essays, blog posts with a word limit of 1,000 words (where applicable), a relationship to issues of Asian Australian interest, and a connection to the issue theme.” The writers don’t have to identify as Asian-Australians to contribute, but their contributions should be of Asian-Australian interest. They pay $50 to $100 per piece. Details here.

Truity is a website that offers scientific personality and career tests. They are looking for writers who can contribute regularly and make their content more current and engaging. They pay $100 to $150 per blog post. To learn more, refer to this page.

The National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities is a program of the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy at Brandeis University. They are seeking blog submissions (500 to 1,000 words) from parents with disabilities. They pay $100 per accepted submission. Details here.

Creative Revolt is a blog that offers tips to bloggers, creative entrepreneurs, and freelance writers. They are looking for list-style and how-to posts of 1,000 to 2,000 words. They are interested in posts on the following topics: round-ups of freelance writing websites that pay $100+ to write, how to travel full-time as a freelance writer, and an inside look into a specific freelance writing website. They pay $100 per blog post. For details, visit this page.

UBER Driver Things is a blog and community where UBER and LYFT drivers get the latest rideshare tips, tricks, news, and opportunities. They are seeking experienced drivers (with a minimum of 3 months of paid driving experience) who can “offer advice, guides, their take on interesting topics, current events and personal experiences as it pertains to driving for a living.” They pay $75 to $200 per article. For details, visit this page.

Daring Abroad is a blog that offers work from home jobs, investment opportunities, business ideas, and more. They also offer reviews of home appliances. They are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. They are looking for contributors who are “passionate about writing on life and travel tips.” They pay $100 per article (1,500 to 2,000 words). To learn more, visit this page.

Quill Blog is a blog by Quill Corporation (an office supplies retailer). They offer tips and tricks on work-life balance, office issues, career advancement, meal plans, and more. They pay $50 for 300 to 500 words tutorials that focus on resolving common office issues, $100 for 500 to 1,000 words tutorials that deal with issues that demand more guidance and clarity, and $150 for 1,000+ words tutorials that answer complicated problems with a number of solution paths. To learn more, visit this page.

My Used Car Blog publishes articles related to car maintenance, after-market upgrades, and the automotive industry. They want list articles, how-to articles, car reviews, and car product reviews. They pay $20 to $100, depending on length. To learn more, read their submission guidelines. This market is permanently closed

Tofugu is a multi-niche blog that publishes stories on Japanese culture, travel, and language speaking tips. They encourage regular submissions by worthy writers. They pay $250 for every accepted post, and pay more for established writers. Their submission guidelines can be found here.

Outdoors / Hunting / Fishing

Packsmith is a blog that provides advice on packing, gear, and clothes specifically to the city traveler. They accept articles of 1,000 to 3,000 words. Their rates start at $100 per article. To learn more, refer to this page.

Go East is a blog about mountain sports in the northeastern United States. They cover outdoor trip ideas, backpacking, photography, inspiration, beta, news, and stories. Payment, strangely, is via “cash gift cards” and is between $75 and $100. TO learn more, read their submission guidelines.


Baby and You offers affordable pregnancy and ovulation tests in New Zealand. They are seeking “general fertility and local New Zealand fertility articles.” They pay $20 for a 400-word article/blog post, $50 for a 750-word article/blog post, and $80-$100 for a 1,000+ word article/blog post. To find out more, refer to this page.

Family Story is “a think tank founded in 2015 to recognize, validate, and protect the many ways individuals form and re-form families.” They are looking for personal essays and opinion pieces for their blog. They especially encourage submissions from people of color and/or LGBTQIA+ folks. The submissions should be of 600 to 1,200 words. Payment is $100 per post. To learn more, visit this page.

Zift provides “essential screen time parenting tools, insights and resources to families in a technology-driven world.” Their Parent Portal and Parenting Insights blog help parents become better at parenting in today’s technology-filled environment. They want evergreen articles that offer practical and actionable tips. Their most successful articles are 1,500 to 2,000 words long. They pay $100 per article. To learn more, refer to this page.

On Parenting is a parenting blog of Washington Post. They are looking for pieces with an interesting angle to parenting. They welcome reported pieces and personal essays. They want the pieces to be no more than 1,200 words long. Payment reports suggest that they pay up to $2.50 per word. According to one of our readers, expect no more than $300 total. To learn more, refer to this page.

Philosophy and Culture

HowlRound is a “free and open platform for theatremakers worldwide.” It is based out of Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. They are looking for writers who are actively involved in theatre. They pay $150 for essays (1,500 to 2,000 words), $50 for blogs (750 to 1000 words), and $100 for NewCrit reviews (1,000 to 1,500 words). To learn more, refer to this page.

Sports / Athletics / Fitness

Argo Swim Video provides tools that help swimmers and coaches. They are looking for guest contributions of 500 to 1,000 words for their blog. They pay $100 for accepted content. To learn more, refer to this page.

The PTDC.com is a how-to blog for fitness professionals in search of engaging and actionable articles of 800 – 1500 words that include unique experiences for people in the fitness industry. They pay $100 per article upon acceptance. Read their contributor guidelines here.


CircleCI is a continuous integration and delivery platform that helps software teams release quality code, faster. They allow freelancers to write on topics of their own choice. They pay $300 per accepted blog post (1,500 to 2,500 words). For more information, refer to this page.

Appy Pie is a mobile app creator that allows users to create and monetize various types of mobile apps. They are looking for blog posts (1,000 to 2,500 words) accompanied by examples or images. The blog posts may be written on the following topics: restaurant apps, radio/music/entertainment apps, real estate apps, wedding planning apps, dating apps, quiz/survey apps, mobile app builders, small businesses, chatbot builders, website builders, workflow automation, app marketing, and case studies about brands that have met success with apps. They pay up to $100 per blog post. If the blog gets shared for 200 times or more, they pay an additional amount of $50. Details here.

Geekflare is a tech blog that provides articles focused on cloud computing, web security, hosting, blogging, development, and middleware. They are seeking experienced professional writers for how-to, configuration, troubleshooting, and product information articles. They typically pay $60 to $250 per article. For details, refer to this page.

Software Testing Help (STH) is a software testing blog. They want tutorials on any topic that would be of help to quality assurance testers. They usually pay $200 to $600 for a tutorial. To learn more, refer to this page.

Auth0 provides a “universal authentication & authorization platform for web, mobile and legacy applications.” They are looking for technical articles for their blog. The technical articles should show readers how to get things done using new technologies like Java, Ruby on Rails, Python, Node, ASP.NET Core, Go, Modern JS, and Authentication. They pay up to $300 per article. To learn more, visit this page.

MFractor is a “productivity tool for Visual Studio Mac.” They are looking for technical content about Xamarin, including “beginner tutorials, deep dives into the latest Xamarin developments and MFractor how-tos.” They pay $250 AUD for a blog post. To learn more, refer to this page.

Elegant Themes builds “beautiful premium WordPress themes coupled with advanced functionality and awesome support.” They are looking for tutorials, case studies, in-depth guides, and evidence-based opinion pieces for their blog. Their ideal word-count is 1,000 to 1,500 words. They pay a flat rate of $250 per article. For details, visit this page.

GitLab is “an open core company which develops software for the software development lifecycle used by more than 100,000 organizations.” They are looking for high-quality tutorials and stories for their blog. They pay up to $200 per post. To learn more, visit this page.

Postmark blog is a blog by Postmark (a transactional email service). They want “tutorials that cover broad topics related to transactional email such as delivery, reputation, design, tools, and testing, as well as tutorials for using Postmark with specific languages and systems such as Python, Rails, Laravel, Node, and so on.” They pay $200 to $300 per tutorial, depending on its complexity. To learn more, visit this page.

Dataquest blog features tutorials and articles on data science, data engineering, and data analysis. They have a monthly readership of over 100,000. They are seeking “data science projects with something interesting to say.” They pay $150 for the first project that they publish, $250 for projects 2-4, and $300 for projects after that. To learn more, refer to this page.

Couchbase is a company that offers NoSQL database technology. They pay for articles to be published on their blog. Payment is $200. Their submission guidelines suggest a list of topics. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Compose publishes informational articles about databases for their blog the Write Stuff. They’re looking for philosophical, practical pieces on database concepts. For each article, they pay $200 cash and $200 in Compose database credits. To learn more, read their submission guidelines. This market is permanently closed

SlickWP is a blog focused on teaching its readers “how to get the most out of WordPress and the Genesis Theme Framework.” Editors look for well-written practical articles and tutorials; they also accept reviews of WordPress themes and plugins. Editors consider only original material that includes “images and code snippets where appropriate.” If the article is accepted, the contributor agrees to give SlickWP.com full rights to be the exclusive publisher of the article (which can be modified). Payment is $100 per article. To learn more, read writer’s guidelines: http://slickwp.com/write-for-us/.

Trade Magazines, Professions & Professional

Distiller Magazine is a publication of the American Distilling Institute. They cover the art and business of craft distillation. They welcome queries for articles. They pay $500 plus $75 per image for topical features of 1,500 to 2,000 words. They pay $100 plus $25 per image for single-topic, narrow-focus blog-style articles of 300 to 500 words. For details, read their submission guidelines.

Revive Social Blog provides top-level advice to social media marketers. They are looking for how-to posts that focus on a particular aspect of social media. If the quality of the article is up to par, writers can earn $100 to $200 per article. For details, visit this page.

Harvard Medical School CME Online is a “learning center for postgraduate online medical education.” They are accepting guest posts from credentialed health care professionals for their two blogs, Trends in Medicine and Lean Forward. The posts should be at least 400 words long. They pay $200 per post. To learn more, refer to this page.


 Write Naked is a writing blog focused on the “writing life cut open.” They accept queries for guest posts that discuss the freelance writing life, from publishing trends to a day in the life of a writer. They pay $50 per guest post; however, if they are “particularly impressed” with a post, they’ll pay $200. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.


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