7 Blogs that Pay Writers $75+ Per Article

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Here’s a list of blogs and websites that accept pitches directly from freelance writers. Keep in mind that you may need to negotiate pay. To learn more about pitching and successful freelance writing, I highly recommend this free webinar from Writing Launch.

The Ringer is a major website covering sports and pop culture. They are owned by Vox Media. They also host a wide variety of podcasts. They pay professional rates for the writing they publish. You can send a pitch to their editor here.

7X7 is a regional website covering the Bay Area. They publish “local insider stories and tips.” According to our research, they pay $75 per article, but negotiation may be required. To learn more, contact their editors here.
All About Circuits isĀ  website for electrical engineers, covering trends and news, profiles of engineers, technology reports, and more. They pay “competitive rates” for the articles they publish. To learn more, read their freelance news team page.
Next City is a website covering urban planning, policy, and design. They publish features up to 4,000 words, as well as shorter “daily pieces” up to 1,500 words. According to our research, they pay around 20 cents per word, though it pay will need to be negotiated. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
Cheese Connoisseur is a trade magazine and website for all things cheese. They cover “specialty cheeses, celebrity cheesemakers, chefs, wines, travel opportunities and complementary foods and beverages.” According to one report, they paid 30 cents per word. Their editor can be contacted here.
Homeland Security Today is a trade magazine and website for professionals in the government security field. They publish “”timely news, analysis and information to homeland security leaders and decision makers in the public, private, non-profit and academic sector.” According to one report, they pay $100 per 800 word article. To learn more, read their editorial guidelines.


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