8 Blogs and Websites Paying Writers $50+ Per Post

The rise of online publications has grown recently, with more and more publishers working directly with freelance writers to produce quality content.

At Freedom With Writing, we find those publishers, research their payment rates, find their submission guidelines, and share them with our readers every single week.

This week, we’ve found eight such websites for you, covering a wide variety of topics.

If you’re interested in approaching any of these publishers, and are not confident in your ability to pitch, please read this first.

  1. Esportz Network is “the hub for the latest global esports news, live professional statistics, amateur tournaments and everything else the modern gamer needs.” They are looking for freelance esports reporters with experience. They pay $30 to $50 for breaking news (400 words) and $80 to $200 for features or long form pieces. To learn more, refer to this Twitter post and this page.
  2. Arc Digital is “striving to be the best opinion space on the internet.” They cover politics, society, world, economics, and philosophy. They “welcome smart commentary on what matters.” Most of their pieces are of 800 to 1,600 words. One payment report indicates payment of $0.05 per word. Details here.
  3. The Temper is “an online publication that explores life through the lens of sobriety, addiction, and recovery.” They are “particularly interested in amplifying the work of women, people of color, the LGBTQIA+ communities, people aged 55+, people with disabilities, and those in any other historically marginalized or underrepresented group.” They mainly publish personal essays, service-based articles, and op-eds. They want posts of 900 to 2,500 words. According to one payment report, they paid $75 to $100 per piece. To learn more, visit this page.
  4. The Vietnamese is an independent, non-profit online magazine that aims to raise awareness about Vietnam’s human rights situation and politics among the international community. They are seeking pitches on “what concerns Vietnamese people the most in terms of human rights, democracy, and political concerns.” They pay $200 for text (about 1,500 words for written pieces). They pay $200 for 7 to 10 minute video clips with English subtitles and $150 for a recorded op-ed or interview. Details here.
  5. Marijuana Moment covers marijuana and cannabis news. They are looking for freelancers for their website. They especially encourage applicants from communities historically targeted by the drug war. They usually pay $50 to $125 per piece. They pay more for in-depth, reported feature stories. To learn more, refer to this Twitter post.
  6. Mic is a digital news company that “reports on the most important issues through diverse perspectives that challenge conventional thinking.” According to one payment report, they paid $0.13 per word. Writers can send pitches or ideas for stories to submissions@mic.com. To learn more about how to contact them, visit this page.
  7. Point of View Magazine (POV) is a Canadian, print and online magazine about documentaries and independent films. They publish twice a year. Payment reports indicate that they pay $0.25 per word. To contact them, refer to this page.
  8. Hempster is an online CBD Store.‏ They are looking for freelance writers for their upcoming blog. They want 1 to 2 blog posts (500 to 1,000 words) per week. They will pay $0.05 per word. For details, refer to their Twitter post.


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