These Blogs Pay Writers $50+ for Guest Posts

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Dear Writers,

Here’s a list of blogs that pay for guest posts. Included is a wide variety of blogs. All of these blogs pay for guest posts and articles.

To get published by the blogs, you’ll need to study the website and send a pitch to the editor. Keep in mind that payment rates are not set in stone, and may need to be negotiated. If you want to learn more about how to make a living by writing for blogs, then I highly recommend attending this free webinar.

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Book Riot is “bookish site covering all things literary, from book news and commentary to reading recommendations across every genre.” Payment reports indicate that they pay up to $0.07 per word. To contact them, visit this page.

Women’s eNews is a news service that covers issues of concern to women and provides women’s perspectives on public policy. They are looking for freelance writers to write news articles (800 words) on politics, economics, legislation, religion, health, education, science, sustainability, sports, and more. According to one payment report, they paid $0.31 per word for an 800-word news story. To contact them, refer to this page.

DJ TechTools (DJTT) is a “resource for DJ technology, digital DJ tips, tutorials, and news about DJ controllers and devices.” They want articles, tips, reviews, interviews, and videos. They pay $100 cash or $150 store credit per article to their “contributing writers” (i.e. the writers who are responsible for a monthly or bimonthly column). They pay $50 via PayPal or $100 store credit per article to their “guest writers” (i.e. the writers who cannot contribute on a regular basis). For details, refer to this page.

Scalawag is a website and magazine dedicated to the American South. They are looking for untold stories, original thoughts, and fresh perspectives on the culture, politics, and life in South America. They publish nonfiction, fiction, poetry, state politics coverage, and photo essays. According to their website, they pay all their contributors. Payment reports indicate that they pay up to $0.25 per word. For details, visit this page.

The telos institute is a global consulting firm “where the world’s leaders in business and industry come to hone their leadership skills, optimize their business strategy, and embrace change as a strategic advantage.” They are looking for articles within the realms of leadership, strategy, or change. They pay $0.05 a word for shorter articles of about 800 words or less, and $0.07 a word (with a cap of $140) for longer articles of 2,000 words. Details here. is a website for Java and J2EE developers. They publish J2EE web development articles and tutorials. They pay up to $80 per article, which is on the low end for technical writing about programming. To learn more, visit this page.

Wear Your Voice is “an intersectional feminist magazine centering the voices of black and brown queer women, femmes, trans and non binary people.” They are seeking pieces on news, pop-culture, gender, queer culture, sexuality, race, body politics, mental health, and more through an intersectional point of view. Payment reports indicate that they pay up to $0.09 per word. For details, refer to this page.

SAPIENS is a digital magazine committed to popularizing anthropology to a wider audience. They “only consider scholars who are currently enrolled in an anthropology degree program, have a degree in anthropology, and/or have an appointment in an anthropology department.” They publish essays (1,000 to 2,000 words), comments (600 to 800 words), snapshots (400 to 1,200 words), debates (400 to 600 words), reviews (400 to 1,500 words), photo essays (6 to 12 images), videos and podcasts. They pay an honorarium of $100 per piece. Details here.

The Baffler is a print and digital magazine that features political and cultural criticism, poems, short stories, and art, with a humorous touch. Payment reports indicate that they pay up to $0.13 per word. To learn more, refer to this page.

Top Bug Net is a tech blog that discusses Open Source, Server Operations, Emacs, GNU/Linux, Python, and C/C++. They are accepting guest posts. They pay $50 to $500 for guest posts to US residents only. For further information, visit this page.

Self-Publishing School is “an online education company that teaches people how to write, market, & publish their first book in as little as 90 days.” They are looking for contributors who are “passionate about writing, publishing, marketing, or even business.” They pay $150 per blog post (1,200 to 2,500 words). Details here.


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