Over 30 Reliable Blogs That Pay $50+ For Your Guest Posts

Writing

Are you a freelance writer who’s tired of websites offering $1 for 100 words or $10 for 1,000 words? Well, there’s good new for you. I have a list of some good quality blogs and websites that pay you to contribute content.

I have already featured around 10 websites that pay you to write articles. But the problem is… they’re either networks or big publishers so their acceptance rate is low and a good percentage of them accept only U.S./U.K. writers. That’s not all, you’ve to be an established writer to get into their network. And then I recently featured over 90 random websites to make money online for anyone and everyone.

Now today I’m going to focus on specific blogs or websites that pay you to blog. This time I’m going to exclude networks so you can contribute your content directly and get paid. In other words, these blogs will pay you for contributing guest posts and may even hire you as one of their in-house writer.

You do have to offer extremely high quality content to match their publishing standard but you don’t have to be an established writer. Some websites may give preference to writers who have an active social media presence.

Read: Kick-start Your Writing Career By Showcasing Yourself As An Expert

I used the Alexa rank, blogging frequency, indexed pages by Google, social media profile, and/or the overall user experience as a criteria for creating this list.

And I’ve ignored some of the famous blogs like Smashing Magazine (web 2.0), Lifehacker (tips), Lifehack (tips), SitePoint (web 2.0), Entrepreneur (entrepreneurship), MakeUseOf (tech), Babble (lifestyle), etc. as they are very choosy with low acceptance rate and they take much longer time to respond. But you can definitely try your luck. :)

1. Tuts+

Tuts+ teaches creative and technical skills to millions of people worldwide, on topics such as design, development, photography, video, computing, and craft.

Tuts+ Network by Envato has multiple sub-domains like Adobe Photoshop (PSD), Web 2.0 (Net), Adobe Illustrator (Vector), Audio, Adobe After Effects (AE), Mobile, Web Design, WordPress (WP), Computer Graphics (CG), Mac, Game Dev, and few more here. You can contribute content to any of their sections after pitching them.

Alexa Rank: 598

Topics: Photoshop, Web Design & Development, Adobe Illustrator, Audio, Adobe After Effects, Photography, Mobile (iOS, Android, Windows, BlackBerry), WordPress, 3D Maya, Game Development, Mac & OS X, Crafts

Payment: Not specified

2. SheKnows

We want gals who can parlay their interests into colorful, witty, engaging, inspiring and expertly researched articles for our website — all written in the true SheKnows style. No fluff. No flack. Just awesome ideas that become invaluable resources for our female audience.

Alexa Rank: 1,747

Topics: Entertainment, Beauty, Love, Parenting, Pets, Home, Living, Food, Health, etc.

Payment: $60 (approx.) per blog post

3. Greater Good

Writers for Greater Good magazine range from behavioral and social scientists to grade school teachers and journalists.

Alexa Rank: 2,199

Topics: Family, Education, Work, Career, Mind & Body, Ideas

Payment: $.25/word for featured posts; $75 for book reviews & research briefs; $350 for interviews.

4. WPMU

We are always looking for WordPress experts who can write up a storm. So if you can write great WordPress tutorials, amazing WordPress resource list & review articles or incredible investigative, topical and informed WordPress opinion pieces – then we want to hear from you.

Alexa Rank: 2,518

Topics: Blogging, WordPress

Payment: $200 for a tutorial; $300 for a premium post; Up to $500 for an epic post

5. Listverse

Listverse—the original top 10 site—serves over 19 million pages a month to more than eight million readers. We publish lists that intrigue and educate, specializing in the bizarre or lesser-known trivia.

Alexa Rank: 3,495

Topics: Entertainment (Gaming, Movies, TV, Music), Books, Facts, History, Lifestyle, Food, Health, Sports, Travel, Society, etc.

Payment: $100 per post

6. PostJoint

PostJoint is a new members-only content marketing platform where independent advertisers and bloggers meet to arrange publishing deals.

Alexa Rank: 4,033

Topics: Digital Marketing, Content, Blogging, SEO, Copywriting, Social Media, Make Money Online

Payment: $100 – $200 per blog post

7. AppStorm

AppStorm succeeds based on a talented community of passionate writers and software users. If you’d like to contribute to the site, we would love to hear from you.

Basically an app review network, AppStorm by Envato, has 6 sub-domains Mac, Web, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows where you can contribute content.

Alexa Rank: 5,419

Topics: Mac, Web, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Reviews, Roundups, How-to’s

Payment: $60 per post

8. The Krazy Coupon Lady

The Krazy Coupon Lady contributor network is a new way for stay-at-home moms, working women and men-who-are-in-touch-with-their-money-saving-side to share their expertise with KCL’s audience of millions. Earn money by submitting original, engaging content that helps others learn to save money!

Alexa Rank: 5,172

Topics: Style/Fashion, Home/Gardening, Travel/Entertainment, Family/Parenting, Extreme Couponing, Finance

Payment: $50 per blog post

9. Matador Network

Matador Network is an independent media company and nexus of travel culture worldwide. Matador seeks original writing, photography, and video that promotes travel culture around the world.

Alexa Rank: 8,728

Topics: Activism, Art, Culture, Religion, Nature, Food, Health, Education, Music, Photo, Sports, Travel, Writing, etc.

Payment: $20 – $60 per post

10. A List Apart

A List Apart explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices. There are hundreds of other places to find nifty JavaScript and CSS tricks, so we focus on what we do best.

Alexa Rank: 8,823

Topics: Web Design & Development

Payment: $200 per post

11. FreelanceSwitch

We are looking for extensive, detailed, and informative tutorials of the highest quality designed to teach micro-business skills to freelancers and entrepreneurs in a concise and approachable way. These may take the form of written tutorials or screencasts.

Alexa Rank: 9,148

Topics: Blogging, Freelance, Small Business, Marketing

Payment: $50 (approx.) per blog post

12. SpyreStudios

Are you a talented designer who enjoys writing and blogging? If you are, we want to hear from you! SpyreStudios is a design blog with a focus on typography, design trends, inspiration, CSS, HTML, WordPress, jQuery, minimalism and blogging.

Alexa Rank: 14,779

Topics: Web Design, Web Development

Payment: $50 – $160

13. International Living

International Living’s general themes are retiring overseas, how to get the best deals when traveling, real estate bargains outside of the U.S., how to set up a business outside of the U.S., items that you find overseas that may sell well in the U.S. market (import-export), foreign investment…basically anything that involves saving or making money outside of the U.S.

Alexa Rank: 17,545

Topics: Entrepreneurship, Retired Overseas, Travel & Adventure, Short Blurbs

Payment: $25 – $400

14. TopTenz

We welcome and encourage all our readers to create and submit their own top ten list. We will supply any graphics that would be needed, so you only need to write the list. We’ll give full credit and a link to your own site or blog if you have one.

Alexa Rank: 18,338

Topics: Bizarre, Entertainment, Food, Health, History, Humor, Nature, People, Politics, Religion, Sports, Travel, etc.

Payment: $50 per blog post

15. Photoshop Tutorials

Here’s your chance to share your tutorial with thousands of Photoshop users. Starting is easy and you don’t even need to have your tutorial ready. Just fill out a form with a picture of your tutorials final result and we’ll let you know if it qualifies.

Alexa Rank: 19,063

Topics: Photoshop

Payment: $50 – $300

16. The Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher is a group of publications dedicated to "Living Better…for Less". The goal is to provide readers with ways to help them save time and money. You need not be a professional in the area being discussed. But you must be knowledgeable. Personal, hands-on, experience is valued. Unpublished authors are welcome.

Alexa Rank: 45,722

Topics: Money, Food, Home & Auto, Lifestyle, Family, Kids, etc.

Payment: $0.10 per word

17. UX Booth

UX Booth is a publication by and for the user experience design community. You pitch a topic or idea that you’d like to share. If accepted, a development editor is assigned to you in order to help you develop your narrative in accordance with our style guide.

Alexa Rank: 54,223

Topics: User Experience (UX), Usability, Design

Payment: $100 per post

18. Pxleyes

If you think you have the talent to write your own unique tutorials, then this is your chance! Writing a tutorial for Pxleyes can earn you up to $200 per tutorial and will give a lot of name exposure for you or your website!

Alexa Rank: 59,391

Topics: Photography, Photoshop

Payment: Up to $200 per blog post

19. IntenseBlog

IntenseBlog is a fast growing, multi niche blog that we’re always on the lookout for talented individuals to contribute high quality articles and tutorials. The benefits of writing for us are not only getting more traffic and backlink to your website, but also the powerful way to gain exposure and introduce your blog to our fast growing community.

Alexa Rank: 73,978

Topics: Blogging, Internet Marketing, Web Tutorials, WordPress, Web Design

Payment: $20 – $50

20. WorldStart

We are primarily looking for tips for our e-mail newsletter, WorldStart’s Computer Tips. We are also seeking feature articles for our website covering any and all aspects of computing.

Alexa Rank: 96,494

Topics: Computer Tips, Computing

Payment: $25 – $50 per post

21. Dropzone

Dropzone.com aims to provide users with a platform where skydivers can interact, learn, share and grow. Our articles reach over 100,000 absolute unique visitors every month. This is by far the largest audience and the widest distribution of expert and new skydivers reached by any skydiving related publication.

Alexa Rank: 106,372

Topics: Skydiving

Payment: $50 – $100

22. PSDeluxe

If you have the skills to write an excellent Photoshop tutorials or you can write interesting and useful posts about design (graphic design, web design, photography, inspiration), we can work together very well. Our readers are mostly designers – all those who love the great aspects of design and blogging.

Alexa Rank: 160,447

Topics: Photoshop, Design, Web 2.0

Payment: $30 – $75 per post

23. Developer Tutorials

Developer Tutorials strives to provide its users with a regular supply of cutting-edge programming and design guides keeping them up-to-date on new and emerging technologies and techniques. To help fuel this effort we continually seek knowledgeable writers to produce unique, high quality tutorials.

Alexa Rank: 177,047

Topics: AJAX, Flash, JavaScript, PHP, ASP, Illustrator, Linux, Photoshop, CSS, Java, MySQL, Python

Payment: $50-$100 for tutorials; $30-$50 for list posts

24. Metro Parent

Metro Parent Publishing Group is always looking for talented, experienced freelance writers to enhance our magazine, ancillary publications and website. Our general goal is to have a good mix of fun and substantive local stories of interest to local parents.

Alexa Rank: 179,156

Topics: Fun, Food, Parenting, Kids, Health, School, Travel, Hobbies

Payment: $35–$350

More Blogs That Pay Writers…

I’m featuring the following blogs separately as they don’t have any predetermined rates.

25. Cracked

Your work could be seen by millions of people. We need articles, photoshops, infographics and videos. No experience necessary. We will pay you if it’s good. You talk directly to the editors — no form letter rejections.

Alexa Rank: 657

Topics: Movies, TV, Music, Video Games, Music, Tech, History, Science, etc.

26. Six Revisions

Six Revisions is a website that publishes practical and useful articles for designers and web developers. We seek to present exceptional, noteworthy tips, tutorials, and resources that the modern web professional will appreciate.

Alexa Rank: 3,814

Topics: Web Design & Development

27. Noupe

Guest authors of Noupe get paid for their work. Noupe’s recommendations are based on the expertise of its authors and are made in the best interests of its readers and the web design community.

Alexa Rank: 4,620

Topics: Web Design, Photography, Wallpapers, Freelance, Photoshop, WordPress, Tools, etc.

28. InstantShift

We are mostly aiming towards creative and fresh article content which covers good research and recent developments in design world. We need our writers to be original, specific, and totally clear about what they are writing.

Alexa Rank: 9,937

Topics: Web Design, WordPress, CSS, Tools, Tutorials, Fonts, Freebies, Photography, Icons, etc.

29. CrazyLeaf

We are always looking for new contributors for the blog. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t an experienced writer or a professional design blogger. All it matters is the quality of your contribution.

Alexa Rank: 27,649

Topics: Web Design, Graphic Design, Tutorials, Photography, Top 10 Lists

30. PVM Garage

We are looking for original posts written by new authors and guest posters. We want to provide quality stuff for our readers and we need your help. PVM Garage is a Web Design Blog and our goal is to provide quality stuff for designers and web developers.

Alexa Rank: 133,764

Topics: Web Design, Photoshop, Tutorials, WordPress, Freebies

Even More Blogs…

Here are some more blogs and websites that pay you to blog. I haven’t featured those websites as it didn’t meet some criteria. But I decided to include them as a supplementary list since their “Write for Us” page is reachable from its homepage.

  1. Be a Freelance Blogger – $50 per post
  2. Austin Briggs – $55 – $105 per post
  3. WOW! Women on Writing – $50 – $150 per post
  4. FundsforWriters – $50 per post
  5. BootsnAll – Up to $50 per post
  6. YourOnline.biz – $100 per post
  7. Model Railroad Hobbyist – $10 – $1,000 per post (details here)
  8. Progressive – $50 – $1,300 for activism, social movement pieces, interviews, investigative reporting, etc.
  9. Funny Times – $25 – $40 per cartoon; $60 for story
  10. Examiner (U.S. & Canada Only), World Hum, BudgetTravel, Graphic Mania,
  11. Brazen Life – Payment rate not specified.

Conclusion

While I’ve tried my best to maintain accuracy in the list by reviewing each site personally before adding it to the list, I’d expect you to check the “guidelines” for pitching these blogs successfully. I’d suggest you prepare a custom proposal for each of the blogs you wish to approach for a better prospect than sending generic proposals.

And if you know any another reliable blog that’s paying guest bloggers or freelance writers for contributing content then please leave a comment below or tweet/e-mail me and I’ll feature it here.

I’d also appreciate if you share your experience with the blog with me regarding the response time, acceptance rate and reliability so that I can keep updating my list here.

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  • http://Shoutingblogger.com Lisa

    Nice List .. Some of the blog have high standards of tos to get accepted .. I got Accepted in Few high paying though .. :)

    • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

      That’s great! Let me know if your favorite website that pays for writers is not listed here…

  • http://edison-newworld.blogspot.com/ b.li

    glad to find such good list.
    Thanks for sharing this one mahesh.

    • http://www.minterest.org Mahesh Mohan

      :)

  • http://www.maribelsteel.com Maribel

    Mahesh, MANY thanks for your time and effort to produce this article of blogs that pay guest posts.
    As a writer with blindness, this sort of search would take me months to do so I really appreciate you making life easier for me to now research these blogs further.
    Two other people who offer payment for quality content for freelance writers are:
    Carol Tice of Make a Living Writing and
    John Morrow of Copy Blogger – but you need to be experts in this field to get a look in, still worth knowing for your list. Best wishes, Maribel

    • http://www.minterest.org Mahesh Mohan

      Hi,

      I did see Carol’s hiring page but she has already mentioned that she is no longer accepting all writers.

  • http://trucklicense.net/get-cdl Freedom Jackson

    Thanks for the shout out now send me those guest posts!

  • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

    Here’s a personal finance blog that’s paying $50 per accepted blog post. You can read more about the requirements here: http://www.doctorofcredit.com/doctor-of-credit-now-accepting-guest-posts-get-paid-50-per-post/.