18 Legitimate Sites That Will Pay You to Write

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Freelance writing is a great way to earn a side income or even a full-time income for your household.

Some people think that you have to have a blog in order to make money writing. That’s not true. You can earn money as a freelance writer with or without a blog.

When it comes to being paid to write, it can be a challenge to find legitimate websites that will pay you for your articles. To make your search a little easier, I’m sharing a list of 18 sites that will pay you to write.

18 Legitimate Sites That Will Pay You to Write

1. Alistapart

Pays $50 per mini-article, $100 per article, and $200 per feature.

2. Her View From Home

Pays based on the number of unique views the article receives.

3. Pro Blogger

This is a job board where people post freelance job openings. This is a great way to find jobs as a freelance writer.

4. Best Pickist

$150-$250 for extended guides and $50-$75 for standard articles.

5. Funds for Writers

Pays $50 for unpublished original articles and $15 for reprints.

6. Eating Well

Pays up to $1 per word.

7. Freelance Mom

Pays between $75-$100 per article. Additionally, if you article is the most shared of the month, you’ll receive a $250 bonus.

8. Great Escape Publishing

Pays $50-$75 for articles they request for the site, $100-$150 for interviews and personal stories, and $150-$200 for articles with specific income advice readers can use to earn extra income.

9. WOW! Women on Writing

Pays $50-$150 based on the type of content you write and how many words are included.

10. Guru

This is another job board that posts freelance job opportunities, including freelance writing.

11. Healthy Living Magazine

Pay is based on a number of factors. Visit the site to read the payment rates.

12. Metro Parent

Pays $150-$350 for 1,000-2,500 word features.

  • Pays $50-$75 for department articles
  • Pays $35-$50 for parent pipeline pieces
  • Pays $35 for reprints

13. Cracked

Pays $100 for your first accepted article.

14. The Dollar Stretcher

 Only pays for articles that will be published in the print newsletter. Pays $0.10 per published word.

15. Babble (Now Disney Family)

Check their careers page to see if any writing opportunities are available.

16. Freelancer

Freelancer is a website that allows you to search for freelance jobs.

17. Cosmopolitan

Pays $100 for an essay of no more than 800 words.

18. Bitch Media

Pays $200 for features, $100 for dispatches, and $40 for Department of Everything pieces.

I hope you’ve found this list helpful. Can you recommend any sites that pay freelancers for their articles?