Although you can get paid to write for blogs and magazines, most sites that pay writers often feature publications that use a revenue-sharing model, in other words, how much you make depends on your article’s popularity and you frequently need to get tens of thousands of views on your posts to receive around $50. For the pages and blogs featured on this page, this is not the case.
ALL the publications listed below pay an agreed-upon fee for each article you send that they approve, unlike websites that only give you a portion of the income your article produces in which case little or no feedback means little or no earnings.
Draft allows you to create articles that can be read around the world by a wide variety of readers. As such, they are committed to fostering diversity in their authors and encouraging them to apply to everyone at all levels of experience. You’ve come to the right place if you’re a software developer and you want to create your brand while getting paid to write about interesting technical topics. They pay about $200-$400 for each piece.
Music Tuts+ is also one of the sites that pay, they are looking for writers with music or audio background/experience. In particular, they are looking for “Short Tips” (a mini-tutorial of approximately 500 words or a screencast of fewer than 5 minutes). They want each article to concentrate on one main point or process. For every article they approve, they pay $50 for it.
If you want to get paid to write about writing, you may also want to check out Writers Weekly. Writers Weekly isn’t a newspaper. It is, instead, an online newsletter that is delivered to subscribers who pay.
They concentrate on the topic of the written word ‘selling’ and look for articles that show people how to do exactly this. This publication is for you whether you can write articles based on being paid to write or articles on how to make money writing in some way. They also accept lists of markets that pay authors, creative ideas for book promotion, or something in the industry that is not already “done-to-death.” They pay $60 per article. They pay on acceptance and welcome authors from all over the globe. However, they’ll only be able to pay via PayPal. Take note
One of the biggest names in web design and web creation is Smashing Magazine, and they have been in the game for so long. They are looking for in-depth tutorials and posts on the topic of web design and web creation, research-backed opinion pieces, case studies, and final guides. Articles will cover topics ranging from the user interface to Photoshop, to the smartphone, to pattern design, to e-commerce, to usability, and more. It would most likely be accepted if it leads to a better web experience. Although they don’t specify rates publicly, they are among the sites that pay up to $200 per article. Payment is provided by bank transfer or PayPal.
Every week, WPHUB is looking for new articles and materials and writers will work on suitable topics to publish with their editors. They are looking for 800 to 1,200-word articles with visuals as a guideline. Depending on the subject and length, their rate is usually $100 to $200 per post. They primarily look for topics such as trends in web design and common design principles, insight into top-selling writers and agencies, identifying useful plugins for developers, general WordPress theme and plugin creation, and coding best practices relevant to WordPress.
One of the leading Photoshop blogs is PhotoshopTutorials, and they are searching for writers who want to get paid to write tutorials.
Either short articles and round-ups or in-depth tutorials may be contributed. For any short post, round up, or quick tip they accept, they pay $25-$50 for each. However, if you submit a complete tutorial that gets accepted, you will be paid $150-$300 per accepted piece. Payments are made by PayPal.
Medium Partner Program
You know Medium.com, right? You can make money from your writing by joining Medium’s Partner Program. You’ll be able to make anything you publish part of Medium’s membership content and earn when members read your work. That’s basically it. All you have to do is:
- Join the Partner Program (it’s free).
- Craft your story.
- Publish, with the “Meter my story” box checked.
- Earn money when Medium members spend time reading your work.
- Get paid monthly.
They pay through Stripe the last time I checked. All questions about the Partner Program have been answered here.
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