10 Blogs that Pay $100+ Per Guest Post

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  1. The following is a list of ten blogs and websites that pay writers $100 per post for at least some of the writing they publish. They sometimes pay less, sometimes more. These listings are excerpted from The Paid Publishing Guidebook. The book is still free for a few more days, so I recommend getting your copy right away.
  2. Upworthy seeks to publish original stories that support their mission of “creating a better world.” They are a social-media driven website, thriving on clickbait articles posted on websites such as Facebook. Several sources have reported they pay $150 per article, plus a $50 bonus if an article is posted on Facebook. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  3. Longreads is a blog from the company behind WordPress, the software which powers over 25% of the internet. Base pay is $500 per essay. Payment is determined by the amount of work. They also pay for features, at a higher rate, competitive with large publications. To learn more, visit their submission guidelines page.
  4. Narratively publishes non-fiction narratives on that focuses on “one incredible character, or a group of characters.” They accept submissions on themes such as “humans behind the headlines,” “secret lives,” and “the naked truth.” Reports indicate payment of $100 to $300 per story. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  5. The Hairpin is a lifestyle blog aimed at women. They publish articles such as “single serving wine reviews” and “The Paranoid Girls of Tumblr.” They don’t list payment rates, but reports indicate payment is often around 20 cents per word. You can contact the editors here.
  6. MoneyPantry wants freelance writers “who have unusual and interesting, yet practical ideas for earning, saving, and investing money.” They pay $30-$150 for articles published on their website, however they don’t make the difference between a $30 and a $150 article clear on their guidelines. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  7. Income Diary covers topics such as creating websites, online marketing, and social media. According to our sources, they pay up to $200 per article.  Their submission guidelines has a helpful list of topics they’re interested in, as well as past articles that have been successful for them. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  8. eContent Magazine is a digital magazine and print magazine that covers content marketing. Reports indicate a payment of $200 for an article. They have a helpful editorial calendar, as well as a “how to work with us” document for writers on their about us page.
  9. Transitions Abroad publishes articles on “travel, work, study, living, and volunteering abroad.” They want practical information gained from first-hand experience. They pay up to $150 an article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  10. The Viator Travel Blog accepts pitches for feature length contributions. They want to share an “insider’s view of travel” with a focus on more traditional tourism. They also have a helpful list of cities they need articles about. They pay $100-$150 for features. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  11. Autostraddle is an online sphere for lesbian, bisexual, and queer women. They cover everything from TV shows to activism to queer history, always from a progressive feminist perspective. Each article pays $25-$100. They do not have clear submission guidelines, but you can learn more about their content and columns on the About. To submit, you must register an account first.
  12. Want more publications that pay? Download your free copy of The Paid Publishing Guidebook.


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