21 Blogs & Websites that Pay Writers for Guest Posts ($50 to $300)

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Here’s a huge list of blogs and websites that pay for the articles they publish. Included is a very wide variety of topics, including music reviews, health, social justice, news, food, money, etc. We’ve found all of these publishers in the past week, as part of our work at Freedom With Writing.Our goal is to empower writers — so you can get published and paid for your writing.

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Urban Flaiire is a website that reviews music, particularly Hip-Hop, RnB, Eclectic, Chill Wave, Pop, Urban. They pay 20 cents per word for reviews of singles, LPs, etc. Most reviews are 150 to 600 words. To learn more, read their freelancer guidelines.
Arseh Sevom (Third Sphere) is a non-governmental organization established in 2010 in Amsterdam, to promote democracy, human rights and civil society in Iran. They pay $60 for articles published on their website, in Persian or English. They promote the advancement of people with diverse beliefs and backgrounds. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
California Health Report is a news site that covers health and health policy in California, with an emphasis on the disadvantaged communities and populations. Most of their stories are assigned at 1,000 words. They pay 0.75 cents per word. They pay a kill fee of $150. To learn more, read their writer’s guidelines.
Devata Active is “an online fitness, yoga and movement studio.” They are currently accepting guest blog submissions. They want articles of 600 to 1,800 words. The popular subject areas for articles include “health & wellness, creativity, personal development, yoga, fitness, herbalism, professional development, nutrition, spirituality, metaphysics, culture, travel.” Payment is $35 to $150 per article. To learn more, refer to this page.
Living Whole is a blog focused on healthy living. The author of the blog has Crohn’s disease, which she treated successfully through natural means. They pay $50 per article on topics such as healthy recipes, natural remedies, parenting, pregnancy, trending natural health topics, how to articles, or anything health and wellness. To learn more, read their submission guidelines. Or, visit the website.
Murray Life Magazine is a general features magazine that is committed to the people and the community of Murray, Kentucky. They have a circulation of 3,500. They work heavily with previously unpublished authors. They are looking for nonfiction articles on events, personalities, local histories, or institutions. They pay $35 to $50 per article and $15 to $25 per photo or other art. To learn more, read their writer’s guidelines.
Deorbital is a “videogame-aligned journal for insightful articles on games, culture, and society.” They prioritize writing from marginalized voices and young writers. They want articles of 1,000 to 1,500 words. They pay $200 per article. For details, read their pitch guidelines. They are re-opening for pitches in December.
Truthout is a nonprofit news organization that provides independent reporting and commentary on social justice issues. For authors not previously published by Truthout, they “suggest opinion submissions be limited to 750 words, news analysis to 1,200 words and straight news stories to 2,000 words.” According to payment reports, they pay $300 per article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
Hakai Magazine is an online magazine that “explores science, society, and the environment from a coastal perspective.” They are based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The length of stories and commentary in their “news & views” section is 300 to 800 words. While, the length of narratives, essays, profiles, and investigative pieces in their “features” section is 1,000 to 5,000 words. Payment reports indicate that they pay up to $0.60 per word. According to Hakai magazine’s website, they have a “modest travel budget and all expenses must be approved in advance.” To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
Crikey is an Australian news website that covers politics, government, business, technology, media, culture, language, arts, and sports. They publish analysis, reportage and humor writing. The average length of their freelance articles is 700 words. They pay a minimum of $150 per article. To learn more, visit this page.
Food First, which is also known as the Institute for Food and Development Policy, is an Oakland-based “people’s think tank” committed to ending the injustices that cause hunger. They want submissions that “address timely and cutting-edge food and development issues.” They pay $300 for backgrounders (1,800 to 2,000 words), issue briefs (1,800 to 2,000 words), policy briefs (2,000 to 10,000 words), and development reports (over 10,000 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.
In the In-Between (In-B) is “an independent photo-arts journal that acts as a platform of support and critical examination of contemporary photographic authorship.” They welcome proposals from independent arts writers and organization affiliates. They pay $80 for essays and artist profiles (1,500 to 5,000 words), $50 for interviews (1,000 to 3,000 words), and $30 for book and exhibition reviews (500 to 1,000 words). To learn more, refer to this page.
Quillette is a daily online magazine that offers “free thought to readers around the world.” They publish articles on science (mostly psychology and social science), tech, politics, current affairs, culture, art, and history. Payment reports indicate that they pay up to $0.11 per word. For details, refer to this page.
Freedom With Writing is a website and email newsletter that publishes articles about paid writing opportunities. They also publish ebooks. Their focus is on helping writers get paid. Pay starts at $50 for lists of publishers that pay writers, more for longer lists. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
Wallet Gains is a blog that offers solutions to money or debt problems. They are looking for guest posts that can help their readers save money and pay off debts. They pay $50 to $150 per post. To learn more, visit this page.
Copy Hackers teaches people how to “write copy that converts.” They promise to help people “write more persuasive, believable and usable copy.” They want writers to send pitch emails to their content strategist. They do not want unsolicited drafts. They pay $325 per post. To learn more, refer to this page.
PDX Parent is a parenting magazine and website that covers kid and family-friendly activities in Portland. Currently, they are only looking for Pacific Northwest writers. They pay $25 to $50 per article. To learn more, visit this page.
Nonahood News is a community newspaper for the Lake Nona area of Orlando, Florida. They cover news, business, real estate, sports, education, entertainment, and events. They pay $50 plus per article, depending on its length and content. To learn more, refer to this page.
Lawyerist is an online magazine about law practice. They cover topics such as technology, marketing, ethics, practice management, and law school. They pay $100 per article or articles 1,000 words or longer. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
Explorehowto.com is a website that features how-to articles related to mobile, desktop, Mac, network, internet, antivirus, banking, and travel. They want articles of 1,000 to 3,000 words. They pay up to $60 per article. To learn more, refer to this page.


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