19 Writing Platforms that Pay Writers

If you’re looking for steady work as a writer, this list is for you. Many of these websites are considered “content mills.” They offer pay in exchange for articles. Some of them pay very little, while others pay significantly more. Love them or hate them, content mills have come a long way in recent years.

Demand for quality writing has continued to increase, and many of these companies have moved to fill that demand.

The following list is in no particular order.

  1. Zerys To apply, you have to fill out a simple form and provide a writing sample. You will be provided a rating, which will also determine the amount you get paid from the platform. There are articles added each day, so there is usually a good supply of work. Zerys pays twice monthly, on the 1st and 15th via Paypal.
  2. Writer Access This website pays writers to write articles for a wide variety of clients. They expect complete anonymity from their writers, but they are one of the better writer platforms online.
  3. Media Shower This is an online writing platform that offers writing assignments for a variety of websites. The pay is not particularly great, but it is decent for new freelance writers.
  4. People Per Hour This website lets you find freelance writing jobs on your own terms. You can create an offer for your services or browse work that employers are offering. Click the link for a full review.
  5. Textbroker This site is appealing because it offers opportunities for writers with no previous experience. When you sign up, you will submit a custom sample, which will be rated by the editors. Accepted writers will be given a 2, 3 or 4 star rating and can accept projects from clients with these levels of jobs. Your work is constantly evaluated, so as your writing improves, you will have access to the higher paying jobs. Textbroker pays out when you reach a milestone of $10.
  6. GetaCopyWriter We’ve actually hired writers from this website. The process was relatively straightforward. We put in a request for an article, and 4 potential writes were allowed to submit proposals. Writers get paid a flat rate. We ended up accepting 2 of the 4 proposals. The process was smooth, and the pay for the writer seems to be relatively fair.
  7. Scripted This is an online writing platforms with many writing jobs available. They pay up to $25 per article completed. The application is relatively straightforward, but you will need to meet their standards before being accepted.
  8. Crowd Content Crowd Content accepts writers from AU, UK, CA and the US. They may also accept other countries, but this is not stated on their site as of now. When you are accepted to the platform you have the potential to earn between 6 cents and 6.6 cents per project. They pay via PayPal twice a month.
  9. BlogMutt BlogMutt is another writing platform where you are paid for your article submissions. When a client likes what you provide, you get paid through PayPal every Monday. The application process is fairly straightforward and you can select the assignments that you write. When your work is accepted, you will receive $8.
  10. Get a Copywriter The application for this site is pretty straightforward and requires your personal information. If you are accepted as a writer, you can earn between $5 and $9 per 100 words, which is much higher than a number of the other writing platforms that are available.
  11. Hire Writers Anyone can sign up for this site and begin writing right away. However, when you first sign up, you will only be able to accept the lowest rated and paying jobs. As you write more and meet deadlines, your ability to accept higher paying jobs will increase. When you reach the highest level, you can make up to $20 per article. It is important to note that if you miss a deadline, the site will take money out of what you have earned. This site pays through PayPal.
  12. iWriter This site is extremely similar to Hire Writers and requires you to work your way up to the higher paying jobs through satisfied customer reviews. Some of the highest paying jobs offer as much as $5/100 words. Unlike Hire Writers, this site does not require you to pay if you miss a deadline. They pay out PayPal every Tuesday.
  13. Article Document Article Document is essentially a platform where you can choose from the assignments submitted by clients. Each day new assignments are added to the list and there is no minimum amount of articles you can complete. When you sign up for this site, you will complete a writing sample, which will be rated. The rating you receive will determine how much you earn writing on the platform. Article Document pays via PayPal and is currently only open for U.S. residents.
  14. Contently This website allows you to create an online portfolio for your writing. This portfolio can be used to show your potential clients. But, the editors of Contently also might contact you with writing opportunities. They tend to pay good professional level rates.
  15. eCopyWriters This is a relatively new writing platform. They still have some bugs to work out. But they’re developing a decent reputation. They don’t currently have a lot of work available, but that could change if they grow and become more established.
  16. Fiverr This websites operates on a very simple idea. What would you do for $5? The answer to that question becomes your offer. Potential buyers browse the offers and then buy the ones they want. What would you write for $5? 100 words of text?  Edit a page of writing? Many people earn a surprising amount of money offering just these services.
  17. Demand Media Demand Media offers a process where you apply to be a writer and once your account is approved, you can make between $7.50 and $20 per piece. This is based on what departments you apply to and approved to write in. Demand Media will pay twice each week through PayPal. They used to provide quite a lot of work, but the amount available has since dwindled.
  18. Green Light Articles Green Light Articles has a fairly easy application process and once you complete it and you are approved, you have access to a number of different writing assignments. Most writers begin at a rate of $1/100 words, but as you complete more work and meet deadlines, this rate will increase.
  19. PureContent This site hires both writers and editors. A familiarity with UK English is preferred. This site will pay each month through PayPal or by direct deposit depending on your preferences.


We send you writing jobs.

Sign up and we'll send you 3 companies hiring writers now. Plus, we'll send more companies as we find and review them. All in our free email magazine.

We're the magazine for freelance writers.

We send you companies hiring writers.

Subscribe and we'll send you 3 companies hiring right now.

We'll also send you a guide that gets you started.

We're completely free.

Subscribe now. (It's free.)


About Us

We're dedicated to helping freelance writers succeed. We send you reviews of freelance writing companies, assignments, and articles to help build your writing career. You can view our privacy policy here, and our disclaimer. To get started, simply enter your email address in the form on this page.