Make Money Writing Articles: 37 Blogs That Pay Up To $300 For Your Guest Posts

A Freelancer's Workstation

First Published: June 25, 2012; Last Updated: Sunday, April 12, 2015

Freelance blogging is a great way to make money writing online because there is immense demand for awesome blog posts, always! But that doesn’t make it easy! The problem is… finding high-paying freelance writing jobs will take time and loads of efforts, especially if you’re a newbie.

In fact, if you visit any of those freelance marketplaces or job sites, you can see that it’s crowded with hundreds of thousands of writers/bloggers. And if you don’t have an author profile or pricing that is not  attractive enough then your would be clients can easily find a dozen of other writers.

Another problem is, content agencies or clients on freelance sites do not pay much. Even if you meet their criteria you may not earn more than $10-$15 per 500 words (unless you are a native English speaker).

Read: Over 121 Websites For Anyone And Everyone To Make Money Online

Make Money Writing — As A Freelance Blogger

First things first. Let me differentiate three terms: freelance blogger, guest blogger, and content marketer. A freelance blogger is someone who is paid for writing blog posts for his clients (can be individuals or companies).

Guest blogger is someone who writes a blog post and gets it published on another person’s website. He can be paid for it or is usually done for free — in exchange for a credit, in the form of a backlink at the end of his guest post.

Guest blogging can be done for clients as well. It means that a client will pay a guest blogger for writing about his business on another website. And a content marketer is someone who writes content to attract targeted traffic to his website.

For example, I’m not a freelance blogger or a guest blogger as I haven’t written any guest posts on another blog, yet. And I personally do not write for clients either. But I can be called a content marketer as I’m writing blog posts that is attracting targeted traffic.

Read: The Content Marketing Handbook — 81+ Resources, Tips, Guides & Tools

I have already listed over 51 freelance writing gigs (plus 25 freelance writing tips) few days back. And it was a comprehensive list of freelance marketplaces, content agencies (I haven’t included any of them here), and other websites that are hiring freelance bloggers and writers.

But like I have already mentioned, the problem is… most of the websites that are listed on that blog post are big media companies and their acceptance rate and payment rate is on the low side. Also, a good percentage of them accepts only native English writers.

So, if you are a freelance writer who want to make money writing but is tired of low-paying writing gigs, then here is a collection of websites that are paying up to $300 (or sometimes more) for your articles and blog posts. In other words, you get paid when you contribute content to the following websites and blogs.

Note: The idea of this entire blog post is to show you that there are a ton of websites out there willing to pay hundreds of dollars for a single blog post. Just don’t consider this blog post as your ultimate destination for writing gigs. And you know what it takes to get there? Be an expert in at least one topic! Now, go get paid to blog!

1. TopTenz

TopTenz serves over 2.4 million pages per month to more than 1.6 million satisfied visitors. We publish top 10 lists that inform and entertain, focusing on topics that vary from the norm and touch on the bizarre.

  • Alexa Rank: 22,580
  • Topics: Bizarre, Lifestyle, Travel, Entertainment, Science, etc.
  • Payment: $50
  • Quick: HomepageApply

2. ListVerse

Listverse serves over 30 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. Every day we present three or more new, unique lists.

  • Alexa Rank: 3,674
  • Topics: Entertainment, General Knowledge, Lifestyle, Science, Society, etc.
  • Payment: $100
  • Quick: HomepageApply

3. 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.

  • Alexa Rank: 97,537
  • Topics: Money, Food, Home & Auto, Lifestyle, Family, etc.
  • Payment: $0.10 per word or $50 per post, of 500 words.
  • Quick: Homepage | Apply

4. Reverb Press

Reverb Press is a news and lifestyle webzine which is the product of the talent and dedication of a team of smart, savvy, talented writers, artists, and technicians dedicated to the maxim Ad Extremum Vero, Semper – The Truth Always Wins In The End.

  • Alexa Rank: 36,148
  • Topics: News, Politics, Justice, Business, World, Entertainment, etc.
  • Payment: Unknown
  • Quick: Homepage | Apply

Reverb Press is different from other websites that are listed here as they expect content from you on a regular basis. So, if your application is accepted then you can consider it like a job and not as another writing gig. You can write about topics that you are passionate about and at the same time they may also give you optional assignments. The pricing is not mentioned but it says you will be paid depending upon your “output and audience engagement.”

5. The Everyday Windshield

The Everyday Windshield is an online magazine dedicated to the journey of life through faith, family, fashion, food, and fun.

  • Alexa Rank: 1,259,36
  • Topics: Faith, Family, Fashion, Food, Fun
  • Payment: $10 for the 1st post, $25 for the 2nd-5th posts, and thereafter $50 per post
  • Quick: HomepageApply

6. The Daily Heckle

The Daily Heckle is a blog for bloggers who want to get paid for sharing their opinions. Writers can earn money based on how popular their posts are.

  • Alexa Rank: 1,634,887
  • Topics: News, Sports, Politics, Travel, TV, Music, Movies, etc.
  • Payment: $7.5-$30
  • Quick: HomepageApply

Note: The Everyday Windshield and The Daily Heckle are listed here as they are regularly publishing new blog posts.

7. CollegeHumor

CollegeHumor Media delivers daily comedic content, including videos, pictures, articles and jokes, created and/or curated by the CollegeHumor staff. CollegeHumor Media attracts more than 15 million monthly uniques and generates more than 100 million video views per month.

  • Alexa Rank: 1,875
  • Topics: Humor
  • Payment: $25 per post plus bonus
  • Quick: HomepageApply

 8. WritersWeekly is one of the oldest and most respected sites on freelance writing. It has been published continuously since 1997.

  • Alexa Rank: 240,429
  • Topics: Freelance
  • Payment: $60 per post, of 600 words
  • Quick: HomepageApply

9. WOW! Women On Writing

WOW! is a global magazine, designed to support women’s creativity, energy, blood, sweat and tears, throughout all stages of the writing process.

  • Alexa Rank: 461,290
  • Topics: Writing
  • Payment: $50-$150 per post
  • Quick: HomepageApply

10. Funds For Writers

FundsforWriters is an online resource for writers. We emphasize finding money to make writing a realistic career. Of course, you’d write anyway. That’s the way of a writer.

  • Alexa Rank: 501,141
  • Topics: Writing
  • Payment: $50 per post
  • Quick: HomepageApply

11. 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.

  • Alexa Rank: 8,707
  • Topics: Web Design & Development
  • Payment: $200
  • Quick: HomepageApply

12. InstantShift

InstantShift is a design and inspiration related community for web designers and developers daily resource, inspiration and premium web design and development.

  • Alexa Rank: 13,841
  • Topics: Web Design & Development
  • Payment: Depends upon quality and word count.
  • Quick: HomepageApply

13. Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine is an online magazine for professional Web designers and developers, with a focus on useful techniques, best practices and valuable resources.

  • Alexa Rank: 2,032
  • Topics: Web Design & Development
  • Payment: Depends upon quality and word count.
  • Quick: HomepageApply

14. SitePoint

SitePoint provides cutting-edge content for web professionals — developers, designers, programmers, freelancers and site owners.

  • Alexa Rank: 1,248
  • Topics: Web Design & Development
  • Payment: Unknown
  • Quick: HomepageApply

15. SpyreStudios

SpyreStudios is an online magazine about web-design & development and the myriads of other topics that fall in between.

  • Alexa Rank: 35,424
  • Topics: Web Design & Development
  • Payment: Unknown
  • Quick: HomepageApply

16. Photoshop Tutorials

Photoshop tutorials for beginners to experts. Learn tips and tricks on how to use Photoshop for photo editing, manipulations, designs, and more.

  • Alexa Rank: 43,636
  • Topics: Design
  • Payment: $25-$300
  • Quick: HomepageApply

17. UX Booth

UX Booth is a publication by and for the user experience community. Our readership consists mostly of beginning-to-intermediate user experience and interaction designers, but anyone interested in making the web a better place to be is welcome.

  • Alexa Rank: 35,436
  • Topics: UX, Design
  • Payment: Unknown
  • Quick: HomepageApply

18. Crazyleaf Design

Crazyleaf Design is a web design, illustration, and programming company. We build functional, standards-compliant and aesthetically rich unique web sites.

  • Alexa Rank: 90,714
  • Topics: Design
  • Payment: Unknown
  • Quick: HomepageApply

19. AppStorm

AppStorm brings you not just reviews of great (and not so great) apps, but we also round them up into categorized lists, give you how-to tips and tricks to get more out of them, and combine it with a healthy dose of related news.

  • Alexa Rank: 11,891
  • Topics: Apps (Mac, Windows, Web, iPhone, iPad, Android)
  • Payment: $60 per post
  • Quick: Homepage

AppStorm is an app review network and it’s composed of Mac AppStormWeb AppStorm, iPhone AppStorm, iPad AppStorm, Android AppStorm, and Windows AppStorm. You can contribute to any of those websites and get paid for it.

20. Techopedia

From defining the latest tech buzzword to exploring enterprise-level decisions, Techopedia aims to help you understand technology.

  • Alexa Rank: 20,342
  • Topics: Tech
  • Payment: Unknown
  • Quick: HomepageApply

21. WorldStart

WorldStart is looking for tips for our e-mail newsletter, WorldStart’s Computer Tips. This is published daily to 300,000 readers and focuses on tips and tricks the average computer user can utilize. We are also seeking feature articles for our website covering any and all aspects of computing.

  • Alexa Rank: 69,214
  • Topics: Tech
  • Payment: $25-$50 per post
  • Quick: HomepageApply

22. Make Tech Easier

Make Tech Easier focuses on computer tutorials, how-to, hacks and fixes. Our motto is to “Uncomplicating the complicated, making life easier”.

  • Alexa Rank: 10,478
  • Topics: Tech
  • Payment: Unknown
  • Quick: HomepageApply

23. Wise Bread

Wise Bread is a community of bloggers here to help you live large on a small budget. Despite what you may have heard, you don’t have to sacrifice your financial independence to enjoy life.

  • Alexa Rank: 17,441
  • Topics: Personal Finance
  • Payment: Unknown
  • Quick: HomepageApply

24. International Living

International Living have been helping people discover the world’s best places to live, travel and retire since 1979.

  • Alexa Rank: 31,196
  • Topics: Entrepreneurship, Retired Overseas, Travel & Adventure, Short Blurbs
  • Payment: $75 per post
  • Quick: HomepageApply

25. Matador

Matador is the world’s largest independent travel publisher, with over 12 million unique monthly visitors.

  • Alexa Rank: 5,278
  • Topics: Travel
  • Payment: $20-$25 per post
  • Quick: HomepageApply

26. GloHoliday

GloHoliday is a travel articles site that provides complete resources for traveling all over the world, including holiday destinations, festivals, public holidays, hotel booking, flight information and travel tips attracting thousands of monthly visitors.

  • Alexa Rank: 228,735
  • Topics: Travel
  • Payment: $40 per post + $3 per image
  • Quick: HomepageApply

Note: When GloHoliday contacted me to include their website on the previous version of this list, I forwarded their website to my sister without notifying them and she contributed one article. And yes, she got paid!

27. BootsnAll

BootsnAll provides inspiration and resources to get you on the road.

  • Alexa Rank: 47,836
  • Topics: Travel
  • Payment: $30-$50 per post
  • Quick: HomepageApply

28. Viator Travel Blog

At Viator we believe that travel has the power to make the world a better place. This is our place on the web to share our passion and inspire all of us to make that next trip.

  • Alexa Rank: 47,836
  • Topics: Travel
  • Payment: $40-$150 per post, depends upon word count.
  • Quick: HomepageApply

29. TheExpeditioner

TheExpeditioner is a travel site for the avid traveler featuring travel articles from some of the best travel writers in the world, as well as travel news, commentary, insight and video from a premiere team of bloggers from around the globe.

  • Alexa Rank: 127,005
  • Topics: Travel
  • Payment: $30 per post
  • Quick: HomepageApply

30. Wand’rly Magazine

Wand’rly is an online magazine for full-time travelers.

  • Alexa Rank: 756,621
  • Topics: Travel
  • Payment: $0.05 per word for articles,and $10 per photo for galleries
  • Quick: HomepageApply

31. Scary Mommy

A parenting website for imperfect parents.

  • Alexa Rank: 9,084
  • Topics: Parenting
  • Payment: Up to $100 per post
  • Quick: HomepageApply

32. MetroParent

MetroParent is an online parenting community offering expert advice, stories on parenting trends and issues, and numerous ways for parents to enrich their experience raising the next generation.

  • Alexa Rank: 206,889
  • Topics: Parenting
  • Payment: Up to $350 per post
  • Quick: HomepageApply

33. Alaska Parent

Alaska Parent is a free, full-color family and parenting magazine, published 4 times per year. As Alaska’s exclusive, all-in-one parenting resource, our readers include parents with children ages newborn through teens, as well as expectant moms.

  • Alexa Rank: 1,781,147
  • Topics: Parenting
  • Payment: $40-$200 per post
  • Quick: HomepageApply

34. WorkingMother

WorkingMother is the digital hub of career-focused and entrepreneur moms, including best companies to work for, tips and features focused on work and home.

  • Alexa Rank: 52,971
  • Topics: Parenting
  • Payment: Unknown
  • Quick: HomepageApply

35. Vela Magazine

Vela has taken steps to help close the byline gender gap by publishing exceptional nonfiction written by women.

  • Alexa Rank: 682,123
  • Topics: Women
  • Payment: Unknown
  • Quick: HomepageApply

36. The Sun Magazine

The Sun is an independent, ad-free monthly magazine that for more than thirty years has used words and photographs to invoke the splendor and heartache of being human.

  • Alexa Rank: 236,324
  • Topics: Essays, Short Stories, Interviews, Poetry, etc.
  • Payment: $300-$2,500 for non-fiction; $300-$1,500 for fiction; $100-$250 for poetry; from $1,000-$2,000 for interviews
  • Quick: HomepageApply

37. Grasslimb

Grasslimb is a twice-yearly literary journal featuring prose, poetry and artwork. Just the thing to read while you’re having a nice cup of coffee or tea!

  • Alexa Rank: 3,458,789
  • Topics: Poetry, Prose, Cartoons, Book & Music Reviews
  • Payment: $5-$20 for poetry; $10-$70 for prose; $15-25 for book & music reviews; $15-$25 for cartoon
  • Quick: HomepageApply

Read: The Freelance Writer’s Handbook — 75+ Tips, Resources & Guides

Finding More Freelance Blogging Gigs

Wondering how to find more freelance blogging gigs? Okay, before that let me give you a word of caution about the above mentioned blogs, websites, and magazines. There is every possibility that ALL the above mentioned websites are already getting a ton of guest post requests. Why? Because they are inviting everyone. So, be first or be smarter.

Becoming first is obviously going to be difficult. But you can definitely become smarter. Anyways, if you want to become one of the first to apply for a writing gig then try the following blogging job boards:

Again, all these job boards are also flooded with pitches by freelance bloggers. In fact, ProBlogger gets 100+ applicants in just few days. So, make sure that you are doing it the right way or you won’t even get a response for your pitch/application.

Want Even More? Google Search!

That’s right! You can easily find new writing gigs with few Google searches. You only have to filter the search results with some advanced operators and I will show you how.

Just in case if you haven’t noticed, most of the above websites uses a page called “Write for Us” to invite blog posts from their readers and guest authors. So, it means that you can easily find such sites by doing an advanced Google search.

Here’s a sample query:

Google Advanced Search

Google Search: How To Find Freelance Blogging Gigs


The above Google search query finds web pages whose title has the phrase “Write for Us” in it. Only the above highlighted fields are essential. You can also do this query directly on Google search by using the search operator: allintitle.

Here are few sample search queries that you can Google directly on

  • allintitle: write for us
  • allintitle: “write for us”
  • allintitle: write for us and get paid

Also, you can even find freelance/guest blogging opportunities from your country or can further narrow your search results by using additional filters.

Here’s another sample query that narrowed the search results even further:

Google Advanced Search

Google Advanced Search: How To Find Freelance Blogging Gigs

You can then go through the search results and pitch relevant blogs by using the criteria that I have set to come up with the above list.

13 Things To Remember Before You Even Think of Applying:
  1. Do not apply to each and every website that is listed here. Your applications are reviewed by real people, so apply only if it’s relevant, and do respect their time.
  2. You dont have to be a native English speaker to contribute a blog post to any of the above blogs. But you must be passionate about the topic and must possess outstanding writing skills (especially if you are pitching a high authority blog).
  3. You can show your skills by including a link to a sample blog post that you have written. Just make sure that it’s related to the theme of the blog that you are pitching.
  4. An active blog and an active social media presence (especially Twitter and LinkedIn) is always appreciated.
  5. You can also make a real connection with one of the authors or editors of the blog (via email or social media) in a genuine way so that you can eventually pitch them in a friendly way.
  6. None of the above websites are for beginners — that is, for those who have never written a blog post before. If you are new to freelance writing then check out The Freelance Writer’s Handbook.
  7. It may take several days (if not weeks) to get your articles published on a top blog as most of them are flooded with queries and requests. If you didn’t get a reply, say in a week or even in a month, then it probably means that they are either not interested or you didn’t match their expectations (it’s okay to follow-up but at least wait a week or two).
  8. Finally, do not send the exact pitch to all websites (even if they are in the same industry). Instead, send a custom one to each website and make it short and simple.

Read: Over 51 Freelance Writing Gigs — For Anyone & Everyone


While I have tried my best to maintain accuracy of this blog post by reviewing each website personally before adding it to the list, I’d expect you to check the “Guidelines” for successfully pitching these blogs.

Additionally, do a research from your side as well to get some idea about the editorial philosophy of the website that you are pitching. And you can use their site search to see if the topic that you are pitching is already covered or not. If there’s already similar topic then most probably your article will be rejected.

If you know any other reliable blog that’s paying freelance/guest bloggers for contributing content or is facing a problem with any of the above mentioned website — whether it’s slow response time or low acceptance rate — then do share your experience as a comment below. I only want the best of the best to remain in this list.

Happy Freelancing! :)

P.S.: I considered the Alexa traffic rank, blogging frequency, social media activity, and the overall user experience as a criteria for curating this list. And I also made sure that the “Write for Us” page of the above websites is reachable from its homepage. The descriptions may contain excerpts from the original web page.

Image Credit: Flickr

  • Nancy

    Best article ever read on freelance jobs

  • fuskiegirl21

    Forget about Triond and Constant Content getting articles published are almost impossible. You may as well bang your head against a concrete wall.

  • Ella Grace

    I really wanted to know this kind of studs. Resources are awesome to write for those websites and they will let you expos yourself.

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Are you a content creator?

  • mandy

    I am from India but most of the sites just accept US based writer there are just 1 or 2 sites which accepts international writers but it is hard to apply for those.
    Now what to do.

    • Mahesh Mohan


      In that case you have,, and many more freelance websites. If you are a newbie then you can try and offer your content there. Later you can move on to freelance websites.

      – Mahesh

    • ramesh

      hey mandy ,
      If you are serious about making money you can checkFun2zoo
      .Its a indian base site and it pays you for writing articles though its a new one but will work for you.

      • Barkat Lal

        Ramesh plz take me seriously,i am confident about my article . Just tell me how to share this.

  • Barkat Lal

    I have written an article about a hidden life experience, which one can only see or feel after reading this article .kindly tell me how to market my article.

  • Deepti

    Almost all the websites provided here are for US writers only. Can you provide a list where the rest of the folks like us, Indians can accommodate?

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Hi Deepti,

      You’re right they’re mostly for U.S. writers. Please try QualityGal as they accept non U.S. writers as well.

      If you really want to kickstart a writing career then start your own blog and I can help you on that [].

      ~ Mahesh

      • Connie Campbell

        I am interested in writing but I have never gone to school. How do i start, or better yet, where do I start? I am in such a hardship at the time that I am looking for the light at the end of the tunnel. If you could help me, that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

        • Mahesh Mohan

          Hi Connie,

          Freelance writing is very competitive so unless you’re skilled it’s somewhat difficult to get a steady income. And I guess, it must be difficult for you to join the above websites as an author. But you can definitely try freelance websites like eLance, oDesk, and start from there. Good Luck! :)

  • Mukesh

    Great article dear, very deeply analyzed and well written,

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Thanks Mukesh! The only problem is that most of the above sites accept only U.S. writers. :)

  • Online Articles

    If you want to make money by writing online, you will improve on your writing skills. It’s one of the most central factors to making good money.

    • Kohila

      I agree

    • poonam rana

      i want to write

      • Mahesh Mohan

        Are you already a contributor?

  • Angel Luv

    I checked the list but these are for US writers. what about European writers?

    hope you will provide that list too.

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Some of the above sites accept global writers. Try Demand Media Studios and QualityGal.

  • Angel Luv

    I forgot to thank you for this great post.
    thanks, keep sharing knowledge through your posts.



    • Mahesh Mohan

      Sure! There is an upcoming post too for freelance writers.. Do subscribe and stay tuned! ;)

  • Indranil Chowdhury

    Hi Mahesh,
    Went through your article. Can you please tell me, at present, which websites are really best for the Indian writers? I am not interested in those websites where one is required to bid. I am interested in those websites that pay $10 and above per approved article as up-front payment to an Indian writer. Do you think you can help out a fellow countryman honestly? For your sincere efforts, I shall remain ever obliged to you.

    • Mahesh Mohan


      This guide [] should help you. Let me know if you have a query or need help.

      – Mahesh

  • michael

    I Think is great platform For Earning Money online. They Are Also Providing 0.5$ For Join And Earning Are Calculated By Article View And Article Comments. So It’s Big Platform And I Suggest All people For This Site. So Enjoy Writing On And Still Earn.

    • Kohila is a nice site but it is not providing check as a payment method. Can anyone tell me some sites that pay through check. I know 2 sites : and Any other sites which provide check as a payment method.

  • Julie

    I agree with Nancy, this is the best article I have found about making money by writing articles. You have given us such great information/resources for getting started and I really appreciate it.
    Keep up the great work,

  • deepa

    It would be nice if you included There are many who rant and rave but they are copycats. A lot of people are being paid every single day and it is the most happening site now.

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Will check it out and add to the list on the next update.

      • Reno Berkeley

        It sucks. They never paid me and never responded to my emails.

  • Kohila is a great site for Indians to earn money. We can get appromately Rs. 100 [1.5 dollars] for every quality article submitted. A very true and good site. Add to your list too.

  • Murtaza

    Can one submit one’s article(s) to more than one of the above websites, even if an article is approved by one? Do these websites require that you give them the right to your article, EXCLUSIVELY, or are we permitted to sell/share to multiple sites?

    Thank you, Mahesh, for the wonderful information by the way!

    • Mahesh Mohan

      No, you can’t. All the above websites are quality networks so they won’t approve duplicate content in any case. So you can’t submit a single article to multiple websites. But you can always try the next service if the first website denied your content.

  • Jatin

    Hi Mahesh,

    I came to your post as I was trying to find some good article sites which can generate relevant traffic for my websites. But I founded your comments more interested.

    Why one earth I would like to post awesome content on some other site when I can earn a lot by promoting your site. EX- I write articles on a city A. If I am writing useful, resourceful and most important interesting content than sooner or later my site will naturally rank even on the city name. Have done on 1 :)

    Now I have the opportunity to contact local business for adds on my site.

    That’s my view. Would love to hear yours.

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Yes, you can always do that. The only problem is it takes time to build traffic…. people prefer freelance writing ‘coz it’s quick money. For example, I write an indepth blog post – say 2000 words. If I publish that post on my blog and is using only AdSense or other ad networks then it takes several months to make $200 or say $500 from that single article. So what if someone is interested in that content and is willing to pay me $300? That’s quick money. So it’s all up to you. :)

  • haopee2

    Ah yes, non-US residents problem. The first time I tried looking for a writing job, I went to Odesk.

    Let’s just say that my careers as an Odesker never picked up. I still wanted to write which is when I came across I was glad that the site was open for non-US residents… and there wasn’t any membership fee. Payment is upon approval of client.

    Mind you, the pay was horrendous at first. I got paid a dollar for writing a 150 word article. So it didn’t matter if you were writing a stellar article, the price was limited to what category you belonged. Fortunately, I didn’t give up on it so fast. After becoming a premium writer, it was a whole lot easier to get good articles and good clients.

    So for those who don’t know where to start, drop by

    • Mahesh Mohan


      Thanks for the feedback and review of iWriter. I’ll feature that website when I update this list.

      Thank you.

      • haopee2

        Glad to hear.

        Hope you don’t mind me making me a suggestion, is it alright if you also mentioned if a certain website is also open for both US and Non-US residents?

        • Mahesh Mohan

          Sure thing! I realized that mistake later only… so when I wrote a similar post [] I verified each and every website before featuring here… And I’ll update this list as well when I edit it next time so that it saves others time. Once agian I thank you. :)

          • haopee2

            One more thing… I read some of the comments above :) Just some additional information on the sites’ cashouts…

            I’ve never reached the cashout at . I think it’s at $25 and you earn when someone views your writeup, comments on it or likes/dislikes it. I’ve never reached the $3 mark in it.

            As for Hubpages, I’ve never even qualified past Adsense the application because you need to have a substantial amount of content on the site before they even consider you. -.-

            In iWriter (at not the Mac software one. LOL), the minimum is at $20 via Paypal (Fortunately, not limited to Moneybookers/Skrill).

            Also, I don’t think is still open for revenue sharing anymore.

          • Reno Berkeley

            Bubblews is a scam. They’ve failed to pay out to writers many, many times, and have deleted writers who complained. They have virtually no customer service to speak of, and no one responds to email inquiries about where their money is after cashing out. There is nothing to show how much money you’ve earned there; no “previous earnings,” no “previous cashout” page…nothing. So, you click the icon to get paid and your dollar amount owed disappears into the ether. They owe a LOT of people money.

            Bottom line: Don’t waste your time with Bubblews.

    • Scott Yates

      One note about BlogMutt: you are required to live in the US. If you lie on the application they will eventually find out and you will not get paid for your work.

      • Mahesh Mohan

        Thank you Scott for the update…

        • Scott Yates

          We keep getting writers applying after clicking the link here. Can you please note in the body of the post that you MUST be living in the US to work for BlogMutt? Thanks.

          • Mahesh Mohan

            Sorry for the trouble, Scott! I’m in process of server migration. But I’ll will update your listing as soon as possible. Now I’m featuring your comment here to avoid as much non-targeted leads as possible. :)

  • Kristin Ward

    I love writing and its great making money off of doing it. I personally use Yahoo Contributor and for my articles since you don’t have to wait until you hit $100 for a cash out like with google adsense, however you can often post articles on multiple sites, however most sites pay more for articles that are only posted on their site.

    • Mahesh Mohan

      The problem is quality…. As you can see.. Top 3 Article Writer Earnings are just Patrick M. – $ 1, Charles F. – $ 0.97, and Alexandra R. – $ 0.363.

  • http://facebook.Com Sanish saxena

    Mahesh ji how can i earn money by online jobs like survey or ad posting.

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Unfortunately, I don’t think that it works now… Most of them are scams or low quality or something that’s not sustainable. Think about real online jobs that involve some skills to get a steady income – whether it’s writing, or designing, or coding, etc.

  • Joseph

    I’m really curious as to what the best websites are to go to so I can promote my very best articles and just make residual income with the same articles on each website? Awesome webpage, btw. One of the best I’ve seen!

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Try where you can license your content to brands.

      • Ahmed Hassan

        What is the response…yes or no ?
        i did not understand anything of the link
        thanks for interest

        • Mahesh Mohan


          If they’re interested in your content then they will host the content on their website and will pay you on a monthly basis. It’s different from republishing since the article on your page will redirect to their sponsor’s page (who is currently hosting that content).

  • anmol

    hello sir i want to know how i can make online money and which sites provide this servise im from india

  • jay

    what if i wrote the same article on each site?

    • Mahesh Mohan

      It’s simply not allowed… You can only submit the article to a website only if it’s not published anywhere else. So you submit to a website and if they denied then you can submit the same article to another website.

  • tlph

    Thank you for this invaluable information. I am just getting started in the freelance writing business and it has helped me tremendously. I have written for Yahoo Contributor Network, but assignments at this time seems to be at a slow period. I have applied with a few of the others and am waiting to hear back. Just a note, WiseGeek is not accepting new writers at this time, or at least that’s the notice I got when I applied.

    • Mahesh Mohan

      My pleasure! :)

      And hey, if you’re starting your freelance writing business then I would really recommend “The Freelance Writer’s Handbook” @ It’s got a lot of resources to kick-start your freelance writing business.

  • Stacy

    Scripted pays writers between $27 and $52 per article depending on length. They pay 15th and 30th of the month and use as a payment processor. Thanks for the post. There are a couple on here that I had missed.

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Hi Stacy,

      Thanks for that! But do you have any reference? If so, please mention the link and I’ll be happy to update their description. Also, please mention the sites that are missing here and I will add it to the list on the next update. :)

      • Stacy

        No reference to link back to. Came from a CS response to my email to them literally 4 days ago. I didn’t mean you had missed any, I had missed signing up for a few that you have listed so I was thanking you. :)

        • Mahesh Mohan

          Aha! Thank you! Was a bit confused.. My bad… ;)

          Will update the description of Scripted with your input when I update this post.

  • Incluvision

    Great way to hear all versions from all perceptions

  • Emily Demicelli

    I can write short stories. What advice can you give? Surprisingly, in INDIA.

    • Mahesh Mohan


      It’s somewhat difficult to get high paying writing jobs in India for two reasons – 1st, huge competition and 2nd, they prefer native English speakers. So the best way is by starting your own blog to showcase your writing skills…. And by the way, I’m not so sure about “short stories” market. But if it’s about blogging then the above strategy would work.

  • Jessica

    This is fantastic, and as someone who really wants to get into the freelancing business I’m definitely going to look at a lot of these place. Has anyone here ever heard anything about I’ve been looking at working for them but I want to ask people who have actually worked for them what it’s like. Does anyone have any knowledge about this company?

    • Mahesh Mohan


      It looks good.. but appears like they’re new the market. Anyways the website looks professional to me so one can definitely try.

  • Vivec

    Hello Mr. Mohan :)

    I am from Poland, I am currently unemployed because of crazy country situation (almost 50% unemployment, and those who work can’t afford living mostly).

    I managed to sold ONE article for about 12 PLN (around 4USD, its considered as medium-good per hour in Poland).

    However, most of polish websites are very unfriendly when it comes to writing or freelancing. They usually prefer people with university diploma and God-only-knows how big experience.

    Do You maybe know of any website like Scripted, but without country restrictions? I’ll be very glad for informations :). I am looking for any English or Polish websites like that. Currently trying my luck at which is made for Poles.

    I don’t have to make a whole living from it, but because im unemployed it would be useful anyways than just sitting on my butt waiting for answer for my CV.
    Have a nice day!

  • JustOneComment

    helium just went belly up

  • Mahesh Mohan

    So that’s sad… I will make the changes as soon as possible. Thanks for the update! :)

  • Mahesh Mohan


    I’m not sure about Poland specific websites… if you’re good at writing then maybe you can try the websites that pays for guest posts But you must be able to deliver high quality content… Unlike content networks, blogs usually accept international writers. If you can deliver good content then they don’t care about your nationality.

    You can check out There are a lot of freelance resources out there.

    Cheers! :)

  • Puneet

    Please throw light on

    • Mahesh Mohan

      It’s just an article directory where you can contribute content.

  • indira singh

    what is “paypal”…I didn’t get it, how m I gonna b paid for my article??
    and is it difficult or competitive to enter sites which pay high like or yahoo etc.. ??

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Hi Indira,

      It’s an online money transfer service + an online payment processing platform. With PayPal, you can send money to almost anyone with an e-mail id, instantly!

      You can check for more details. And it’s totally free to sign up! And you can sign up even if you don’t have a credit card.

      Yes, it’s difficult to get into Yahoo or unless you have a good experience. Also, please note that Yahoo pays for U.S. citizens only. Anyone can contribute content to Yahoo but to get paid they must be a citizen of U.S.

  • furqan

    most of the sites are for uk or usa nationalty holders or those countries people not for asians even asians countries names are not mentioned their so how i can do work their place some sites for asian like india pakistan

    • Mahesh Mohan

      That won’t be a problem when you want to work with a blog.. as long as you can deliver quality content. You have to show them why you’re the best.

  • Sayanani Majumdar

    Hi Mahesh. Thanks a lot for the useful info. I am mostly into creative writing, but want to try my hands at freelancing, too. Could you suggest a good site where even newbies can apply?( I don’t have a blog)

    • Mahesh Mohan


      I’m not so versed with creative writing. But if it has demand (like on Freelance websites) then yes, a blog will definitely help. If you want to start a blog then I can help too. You can contact me here and I’ll get back to you with a custom plan:

  • Marco

    I wanted to know if one of this sites allow you to write a lot, i need to earn a bit of money, and i dont have problems delivering quality content. If possible something that its worldwide since i dont live in Usa or UK, i live in Italy

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Can you show me some of your sample work? Maybe I can suggest a better marketplace.

      • Mukund Kolhatkar

        I have also the same issue as Marco says.
        I will email you some of my sample work. Please suggest a better marketplace for me as well.

        • Mahesh Mohan

          Sure! I will check and give you my feedback.

  • Eloise Hickman

    Just one question: I love writing and want to do freelance writing online, however I am only 17 years old. Is there an age restriction for the websites? It’s not a huge issue as I’m 18 in October, but I’m just curious.

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Well, to receive payments age may be a problem. But if you’re just kick-starting your writing career then it doesn’t matter.. your passion and curiosity is what matters the most. Go ahead! :)

  • yousufatik

    Thank you for your important information. I am just getting started in the freelance writing business and it has helped me tremendously. I have written for Yahoo Contributor Network, but assignments at this time seems to be at a slow period.

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Yes, first you have to establish yourself as an expert writer to get high paying gigs. So yes, getting few published on various content platforms is a good way to start. Otherwise, you’re not actually giving a reason to hire you when there are 100s of 1000s of other freelance writers.

  • Mala Papachan

    Hi Mahesh, please may I compliment you on your hard work for compiling this list as there are numerous other writing websites delivering basic or common sense knowledge. Did you get your inspiration from another website? Also, I like your style it’s very simple, organised, and in a easy to understand format. By the way, I am sure you are very busy but if you do have some spare time, the list needs tweaking and updating as some no longer exist. Just to let you know, under keyword “web article writing” > you rank 3rd on Google Page 1. Well done to you!!

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Hi Mala,

      Thanks a ton! :)

      Actually I first compiled this list for fun and to help a friend to find good paying writing gigs. But eventually when I got more such sites I began to curate it and now because of the emails and comments that’s coming in.. I’m thinking about offering more value to freelancers or future freelancers by creating offering an in-depth guide. But I find it extremely difficult to write, update, and maintain lists myself as I’m not a professional writer. :(

      But yes, it’s something on my to-do list that I’m thinking seriously. Finally, yes, I do update all my blog posts whenever I get a chance… because almost all the topics that I select are timeless topics. The only problem is… it makes publishing new topics difficult.

      Once again I really appreciate your feedback. :)

  • damien auksorius

    Hi my name is damien Auksorius , I’d love to do some freelance writing online , I’m good at writing about anything to do with solar panel installation , feel free to leave me a reply , thanks kindly

  • GraceTruth69

    Greetings Mahesh Mohan. This is a great article to help
    those who want to write articles and get paid money doing so. I appreciate how
    you mentioned many websites and place them on here neatly. I have several
    questions. In consideration of the websites that you mentioned, what are the
    rules concerning resubmitting articles to various websites (not only to one of
    them). For example, if I sold something on Helium Network, would I be able to
    resell it on Hubpages? Also, what is the average amount of words that these
    websites require? I know that each one has its own requirement. What do you
    think is the average amount? I heard that Examiner.Com is another website in
    which people can get paid for writing. Do you know if this is true or not?

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Hi Grace,

      Thanks for that! :)

      To answer your question: no, you’re not allowed to republish an article once it’s published unless you contributed the content to a forum or a content platform. When they hire you to write an article then in most cases they own the copyright so you’re not allowed to republish on another website. But if they rejected your article then you can freely contact another website and submit it there. I’m not sure about as I’m not into freelance writing but I love to do it someday. :)

      So I unable to comment about a specific website since I don’t have much details about these websites. But yes, I try to make this list as fresh as possible and whenever I get something to add to a list I do it to make this list more comprehensive and useful.

  • Mysterious Ness

    Hey Mahesh! Thank you for blessing me with all of the great resources and specific information! Knowledge is power!.. And I do beleive that you have just changed my life forever. Thank you. God bless.

  • Mahesh Mohan

    Thank you! I’m glad that I could help you. :)

  • Margaret

    Hi Mahesh, There are few things that are just incorrect. Quality gal is still interested in only US. Helium has stopped paying. Wise geek is not hiring since 2013 and yahoo voices only has a revenue share model for people outside US. They don’t pay upfront. However, this is a good list one can keep for reference.

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Hi Margaret,

      Thanks for pointing them out… I will update the list as soon as I can to reflect those changes. And yes, you’re right about the purpose of this blog post… I first wrote this when I noticed few websites that was paying for contributing content and then I did an extensive research and sorted the best of them as I thought it would be a good starting point for new writers. :)

  • Sandra Harriette

    As of August 31st, 2014 Y!CN won’t be active anymore. Sucks.

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Yes, just received their mail. BTW, thanks a lot for updating the community here. :)

      And let it go.. I’ll soon update this post with new writing opportunities.

      • Sam

        Yes, YCN is going to leave… If something similar to YCN exists out there will be great to know. Nearly half a million writers are looking for that since YCN is no more .

        • Mahesh Mohan

          Sure! I’ll update the above list with more exciting offers soon.

          • Ree

            Any news on a YCN substitute as yet?

          • Mahesh Mohan

            Not yet! As far as I understand they are permanently shutting down the YCN program. But I’m in process of updating this list but don’t have a timeline though.

    • Renea

      It does! Where will you be taking your content?

  • Chris

    There’s also
    It doesn’t offer upfront payments, nor is it your typical rev-sharing site. It’s kinda like HubPages or Bubblews (you still own your content), and you earn passive income as long as the post is published, but earnings on Pukitz are not based on traffic, likes, comments, ad clicks, etc.
    You earn 50 cents per post per month on every single post. So whether your post gets 1,000 views or 0 views (ZERO!), you still get paid 50 cents for every single post, every single month.

  • Japes

    Hi, I am a UK based non professional writer. I have written a few things here and there but have no idea where or to whom I should pitch my ideas and as such they sit in a folder on my desktop until they are out of date. I write (among many other things) television/film reviews and recently wrote 1500 words on Showtimes ‘Californication,’ from a quasi feminist perspective (poking fun not giving a sermon). It celebrates the show but at the same time encourages reflection on how we use (female) nudity to establish audience reactions to/perceptions of characters. Any suggestions as to where/who might be interested in this sort of review?

    • Mahesh Mohan


      I think it’s the primary problem of all those who can write really well. When it comes to freelance writing you should remember two things: it’s extremely competitive as there are 1000s of other freelance writers who are ready to deliver content on demand. Second would be, you need a proven track record. Ask yourself, why should someone hire you when there are 1000s of others who are already popular with strong portfolio.

      So new freelance writers should establish themselves by focusing on their personal brand. You must focus on quality writing and may even have to write content for free in exchange for credibility. I think this blog post of mine gives better insights though it’s pending an update.

      If it didn’t help you then let me know and I’ll be happy to go deeper. :)

      • Japes

        Hi Mahesh, Thanks very much for this response and I apologise for only replying myself now, (I have been very busy with a dissertation and travel). I agree there is probably only a very small amount of opportunity for new writers, regardless of talent, to break into this field. There just isn’t room for everyone! But thanks again for taking the time to respond to my query.

  • D. R. Chazan

    Both Helium and Yahoo are closed to new articles. Please update this.

    • Mahesh Mohan

      I’m sorry about that.. but I’m still in process of updation.

  • Anne Sewell

    You really need to update this list. There are several not accepting new writers and some are gone altogether. Plus it would be nice if you could state above the ones that have to be US based writers.

  • Mahesh Mohan


    I’m really sorry about it. Yes, it’s pending an update and I’m trying to update the list this month. Appears like I’ve to review all the websites featured here once again so as to make it more useful and up-to-date.

    • Anne Sewell

      Thanks Mahesh. It wasted a lot of time for me today.. :)

      • Mahesh Mohan

        I’m really sorry about that… When I update the list I will notify you. :)

  • Paul Ames

    Great and well organized article, in it you mention it must be updated. When will you have an update posted, if I may ask?

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Hi Paul,

      I’m trying to update the list this month. In process of collecting more and more resources for that…

      • Paul Ames

        Thanks, look forward to seeing the update, will I get the email if I have subscribed?

        • Mahesh Mohan


          It depends… if it’s edited then you won’t get the notification. But if it’s republished (with current date) then you will get a notification.

          But hey, I will personally notify you when it’s done. :)

  • Reno Berkeley

    I used to write for Break Studios. They haven’t had content available for writers in two years.

  • Mahesh Mohan

    Thank you Reno! I will use the feedback when I update the list. Yes, this article needs an update though it was updated recently.

  • Ankit Kharwade

    I’m from India and it’d be good if any indian based blog or website is doing the same. But I need your guidance for that. Thanks for the article.

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Hi Ankit, this article is not exactly a job marketplace. It’s good to treat it as a starting point. I also recommend When I wrote this post I had listed around 10 sites only. But when I started getting emails regarding that post… I did a lot of research and increased the number of paid gigs to 25. But the problem is… we can’t say who is going to accept whom. It’s all about you and your writing and pitching skills. Like, your experience, research ability, social media influence, etc.

  • Cari Jean

    While researching sites to start writing for, I came across your list. I applied to write at iWriter, WrittenT, Writer Access and Online Writing Jobs and have been making money with them for the past couple of months. So Thanks! Also, when you make your updates, you might want to add Writers Domain. It’s a pretty popular site for writers where some pretty good money can be made.

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Thanks Cari! Yes, when I update the list all the feedback that I received here will be taken into account.

  • Jeanette Lawrence

    That’s a good list but can you make a list of those websites in which we write stories and we get paid. When you’ll make the list, can you please send it to my email: *** . Thanks @maheshone:disqus!

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Hi Jeanette,

      You can subscribe to this blog by using the subscription form (on the sidebar) so that you will get an email notification whenever I publish a new blog post.

  • Andrea M

    Yahoo got rid of Yahoo Voices

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Yes, I will remove Yahoo on the next update.

  • narendra

    In the articles above all those should be filtered out like for ecopywriters work is only for US citizen,for some UK.I am from india ,sir.what would be helpful in your articles that I can make money online from india.waiting with eager

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Yes, I understand.. the upcoming update of this blog post should help you.

      • Prathima

        Hey is the Updated Blog post ready for an Indian writers???

        • Mahesh Mohan

          Not yet… the problem is I have to rewrite the whole blog post. That’s why it’s delaying. :(

  • sherree

    That was all very useful information for me as someone new to the writing world. Thanks for your effort Mahesh :)

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Thank you, Sherree. :)

  • di

    Squidoo are rubbish I would not recommend writing for them at all. They just rip you off and you earn nothing.

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Thanks for the feedback. I’ll make sure that only the quality sites remain in this list on the next update.

  • Paul C Amatangelo

    Thanks for this excellent update, will check into these sites. What do you think about and ?

    • Mahesh Mohan


      I’m not active on any of these Freelance sites but personally I prefer Elance because of better quality users.

  • Paul C Amatangelo

    Oops, this was not an update was it? Since I just got a new version, thought that it was.

  • Jackson

    I just got involved with a new startup,, which is looking for early adopters, for its January 2015 launch. The site is focused on giving writers a publishing platform and easy to use analytics tools to help broaden their reach.

    The goal of the site is to become an online portfolio for writers, while sharing ad revenue on published articles 50/50 with its members. The company promised full transparency with its ad revenue to allow give writers a sense of partnership with the site.

    Check it out, if you have a few minutes:

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Looks good.

      Good luck on your new venture.

  • Coral Levang

    Bubblews is having a lot of people who are complaining now of payments being delayed much longer than what they say. They say within 30 days; I have a payment of more than $75 that is still unpaid at day 50. Others are sharing the same stories. Definitely seems like a cash-flow problem, and their “customer service/communication” leaves much to be desired.

  • Mike Sobol

    Hi There,

    I am the CMO of Content BLVD. Please remove Content BLVD from your list. Our business model no longer involves hiring writers. We did have a freelance portion of our business at one point, but that has changed.


  • David Trounce

    This is an excellent list of articles writing sites that pay. The trouble is that most sites keep changing their policies and pricing and that makes it hard to keep up. If you want to write online for money, I suggest you pick one or two sites that suite your niche or writing style and develop a strong ongoing relationship with them. This has worked for me and stops the endless search and application to every new article writing site that pops up.

  • Mahesh Mohan

    Thanks for the update Mike.

    I’ll remove your listing as soon as possible.

    • Mike Sobol

      Thanks Mahesh. I appreciate it!

  • Mahesh Mohan

    Ooops! That’s sad.. but have you tried any other networks?

  • Mahesh Mohan

    Great insights and advice. And I absolutely agree with you that all these websites are changing the program terms every now and then. In fact, within few weeks of publishing this blog post some of the listing became obsolete and others changed their terms.

  • ajay

    can you tell me the best earning sites similar to bubblews

  • Hillsteadinc

    Yahoo contributor network has been shutdown and squidoo merged into hubpages FYI

  • Mahesh Mohan

    Yes, I know and it happened soon after I updated this article. :(

  • Mahesh Mohan

    I don’t have any as of now but I will make sure that it’s there when I update this post.

  • Mahesh Mohan

    That’s okay. :)

    Let me know if you’ve another query or need some specific information related to freelancing.

  • Janelle Coulton

    Perhaps Scott if that information was displayed clearly on the site so people would see it, I know I had to go looking for it and in the end I did not find it. Maybe I am blind, but a blogger friend told me that it was only for US writers, certainly not your site, well not that I could see. I could be wrong, I may have missed it entirely, but I do have a pretty good eye for detail and this is also one of my bug bears, that certain sites do not make it obvious that they only want US writers. Regards

    • Mahesh Mohan


      Most of these websites are not displaying enough information on the landing page and it’s taking a lot of time for us to collect the details.

  • Janelle Coulton

    It is there, but I had to search and it required me to click the link to join and read their blog. The thing is people are not going to click the link to join if they are not sure whether they are even allowed to work at the site. Just my 2 cents for the day.

  • Keith Richards

    Hello! this is my first time here as I am seeking out information on how to get started as a writer of short stories articles, blogs, poems and lyrics. I have been writing since the age of twelve years old with first horrible little story; Base 10. A Sci-Fi non – thriller! I was just a kid writing by the radiant light of a black and white television screen in the wee hours of night. Today at age forty six I hope to be a little more apt to write greater things? How to begin and open doors is what I am eager to discover; any thoughts or tips out there?

  • Mahesh Mohan

    Hi Keith,

    You should read the resources listed here to get started:

  • Thiagarajan TVS

    Hi Mahesh,
    My passion is to write on spirituality, particularly on meditation
    as this is going to be the universal therapy to survive on this earth.
    Are you surprised or shocked? God`s plan is overhaul the hellish
    earth that we all collectively made it to be. He is going ahead with
    His plans with strategic and systematic approach. Climate change
    is a misnomer. God spoke to number of authors more than a decade
    ago about the revamp of the earth. His words having fallen on deaf
    ears, He is now unleashing the tools to demonstrate His powers.
    Where can I publish my article? Can you please suggest me?
    Thiagarajan TVS
    Meditation Guide

    • Mahesh Mohan

      I’m planning a blog post to showcase the platforms where you can show your work. Please subscribe to the blog and you will get it when it’s out.

      • Thiagarajan TVS

        Thanks a lot Mahesh.
        Thiagarajan TVS

  • Scott @


    My company hire good quality UK based freelance writers. We commission articles on a variety of subjects and we pay very respectable rates.

    Contact me at for more info.

  • Sphinx Gamer

    Hey everyone! Just trying to do a little self-promotion here real quick but this is relevant to the article.

    If anyone here is a video gamer, my site Sphinx Gamer pays flat rate for original, quality articles. Minimum 500 words for $20, payment increases by $5 for every 100 words after.

    Check out

    Fill out and submit the form near the bottom of the page if interested and get started making some cash writing on video games today! Thanks!

  • Ronak Kakkad

    Mahesh, thank you for the article, the issue is that most of the sites require US or UK citizens as their writers, and I being an Indian, found hardly a few that I could benefit from. Could you please give us a list of sites where probably Indians, like me, can do free-lance writing/content work?
    Thanks in advance.

  • Aaron Moraes

    Do these websites offer jobs from which I can submit articles online?
    Like the pay doesn’t matter, but just for a starter in this particular segment?

  • Sujatha G

    Thanks Mr. Mahesh. This is an excellent post and a great treasure. I stumbled upon once and I have been stumbling upon ever since. I have been blogging since 2010 in my language(tamil) and in English. I thought I can come out of my bubble and try my writing elsewhere, but all I faced was disappointment, because I’m not a native english speaker. Most of the writing websites out there, want their writer to be native english speaker. Fortunately I got an opportunity to write in Hub Pages. But problem with Hub Pages is it is a community. In order for your writing to get noticed, you have to read other people posts and comment on them. Anyway, I will try the websites you have mentioned here.

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Yes, most of these websites are actually looking for native English speakers. This article is pending an update since long time and it’s in process. Today, I just published another article to supplement the information on this blog post @

      The update of this article is delaying as it requires a total revamp.

  • Bubbleused

    As someone who has been on Bubblews for some time, I want to warn against using the site. They keep lowering their rates without warning, have dropped many countries from the list of those eligible to post, and most recently decided they would not payout any redemptions made before 11 November. And redemptions sent in after that time frame have, almost entirely, been cut in half prior to payout.

    • Catherine Warren

      I agree! Not happy with Bubblews at all! I am close to the $50 for redemption so I am trying to push towards that and then I’ll be pulling out (once payment clears!)

  • Fazal Hakim Khan

    Mahesh, it is really a great work but the problem is that these sites look for native English speakers and this really sucks. Not being a native, they will rake you over the coals.

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Yes, I agree. A good percentage of the above websites accept only U.S. writers. But I will categorize it on the next update.

  • Jessica

    Thanks so much for all this info. I’ve been wanting to give freelance writing a try and here’s my chance!

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Fantastic! But remember, if you’re just starting freelance writing then you may find it difficult to get into any of these websites. As I have already mentioned, my idea was to highlight some websites so that it can act as a starting point to wanna-be writers. If you are passionate about freelance then don’t miss the resources @ as it gives you a better picture of freelance writing.

      Good luck!

      • Jessica O’Brien

        Thanks, Mahesh!!

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  • Jack Arnett

    I agree with MuhWerds, GHOSTBLOGGER Stole my work as well. They are thieves.

  • Malcolm Cox

    I like Cracked, The Daily Heckle and WhatCulture. You can pretty much write about what interests you, and they pay you upfront. Unfortunately, there are a few dodgy sites on your list, that will mess about with payments and ask for countless edits. Oh, and Squidoo is no longer; it has been swallowed up by Hubpages!

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Hi Malcolm,

      Thanks for the feedback and I do understand. I have already started working on an updated list of sites that pays writers.

      I will categorize the whole list and will remove all the sites that are obsolete.

      • Malcolm Cox

        You might want to add

        • Mahesh Mohan

          Hi Malcolm,

          It’s listed now. :)

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Hi Malcolm,

      Thanks for the feedback and I do understand your concern. I have already started working on an updated list of websites that are paying writers. And I will make sure that they are all categorized and will remove all the ones that are obsolete.

  • Theo J Ellis

    Great, in depth article. i enjoyed the content and the massive amount of recommendations.

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Thank you, Theo! :)

  • Kennito

    Bubblews is not suppose to be on this list anymore, it kind of sucks

  • Dario Bruce

    Thank You for the article. It was a good read.

  • Teresa

    I have clicked on a few and they are no longer active,

    • Mahesh Mohan


      Sorry about it. You can expect an update later this week. I’m rewriting this blog post from scratch and the new list will have at least 50 sites that pay writers.

      • Teresa

        Thank you Mahesh . Actually, I was surprised to see a few, particularly Squiddoo, which I had been a member since 2009, go to the wayside.

        • Mahesh Mohan

          Yes, that’s right. A lot on the list became outdated (or irrelevant). The updated one will include few guidelines and disclosures for beginners to make the list as useful as possible.

          Thanks for the patience. :)

  • deepak

    Hi mahesh.

    I am from India and wanted to start a some part time work online. I am looking to write blogs or articles. However, could you please provide me some sites name that can pay me in India I am totally now and wanted some sites that can accept free users and are actually authentic.

  • Pinkey Barua

    I blog frequently and I truly appreciate your
    content. This great article has really peaked my interest. I’m going to
    bookmark your blog and keep checking for new information about once per week.

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Thanks Pinkey and I updated the list few days back.

  • Mahesh Mohan

    UPDATE: I rewrote this article from scratch and republished it as a new blog post @ Freelance Writing Jobs: Over 51 Places To Find Freelance Writing Gigs. Now I’m in process of repurposing this blog post by making it a fresh list of blogs that pays up to $1,000 (or more) per article and I hope to publish it in few days. Thanks for your patience. ????

    • Hiren

      Waiting for it :)

    • Hiren

      It seems my earlier comment was deleted, might have been because of the non-genuine-looking email address. Rest assured that it is a genuine email address, this time I will use a different address.
      Just wanted to say that I am waiting for the new blog post to appear.

  • Catherine Warren

    I would like to add that Bubblews is not the money making venture it once was. They have changed their pay structure so that you literally earn just pennies per article and they still have a 10 article per day cap. And you can’t cash in until there is $50 in the bank, which will take you forever at the current rate of pay! It’s really not worth the time put in writing things.

  • treb072410

    Great post Manesh, thanks for sharing it was very informative and a great read..

  • Mahesh Mohan

    The list is updated and there is another related post @ Let me know if you are still stuck somewhere.

  • Jyoti Chauhan

    Hi Mahesh,

    What an epic guide to make money by writing articles. There are several people who want to earn passive income online but still figuring the right way to earn good money.

    You have done great work by compiling this list of money making writing. It is very useful for several peoples who have great skills in writing.


  • treb072410

    Great post Manesh! Thanks for sharing a great set of blog sites!

  • shoaib

    Who has actually made money from these sites?
    Has anyone ever been accepted?

  • Kiruthika senthil nathan

    Could you please mention me some sites to start with writing articles and poetic concepts in Tamil?..Mahesh..

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Hi Kiruthika,

      It depends upon why you want to write Tamil articles. If it’s because you are passionate about it then you can start a free or blog to host your content. If you want to make money out of it then it’s going to be tough as I guess it’s not too competitive. But you can always do some quick searches on oDesk or Elance to see if there’s demand for such content. If there is demand then you can start searching guest writing opportunities and eventually make money out of it.

  • Maryan MusicFeelings

    Very good this tutorial, i love it! Thanks so much!

  • Peterson Teixeira

    Sometimes you need to write posts like this, that you need to bookmark and check it later.
    A lot of sites in this article are very professional, and they really pay writers very well. But there are some, that I never heard anything about them before.

    PS:Awesome article!

  • Zeba.

    Hi, after reading your article, I have been boosted up and want to do something which I have been afraid of…I am into writing poetry a lot and fiction is my interest. I have started a wordpress blog and posting into it whenever I can and so I want to know, what should I do with my poetic talent to start earning money.

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Oops! Tough question. :)

      I’m not into poetry and I don’t have a clue about it. It’s kind of difficult to make money blogging poems (as far as I imagine)…. unless you are able to join as a freelancer for a leading magazine (that publishes the kind of poetry that you write).

      The problem with poems is that it’s difficult to monetize unless it’s something powerful and is attracting viral traffic.

      You can see how these internet meme sites and “What I Did That Day Will Amaze You” kind of articles are getting viral traffic. I personally hate it but it works.

      • Lisa Collier Clewis

        I would suggest poetry contest. That is where I excelled writing poetry and getting it published.

        • Mahesh Mohan

          Can you please paste the URL of that website?

  • Lisa Collier Clewis

    Thank you so much for the much needed information!

  • sivasubrahmanyam s

    A nice article…totally encouraging .with to do and not to do…Thanks.

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  • Richard Daris

    Thanks for the info.

    This is what I’m looking for.

    I’ll start to try it in this week.

    Btw, could you please advice us for a “sample of contributor letter” that
    will use to sent to the “writing site” vendor above?

    If so, I’m very appreciated for that.

    Richard Daris

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Hi Richard,

      I’m working on that part as an individual blog post. It will take few days/weeks but I’m trying to put together all things freelance.