I have compiled a great list of sites that will pay for posts from guest bloggers. The list is comprised of mostly sites that pay at least $50 per post. Many of the sites will pay a lot more and there are a few that pay less than that.
Guest blogging can be a great way to break into freelance writing. Some of the sites included in this list will work very closely with you to make sure you are creating something that will be of value to their site’s readers. Many of them will also offer great feedback. However, you should not expect to just throw a post together and have it be accepted.
To ensure that you have the best chance of having your blog post be chosen, I recommend the following:
- Read existing posts on the site to get a feel for the types of content they publish. Look at tone, point of view, and which posts are most popular.
- Read through the submission guidelines and follow them. Some sites want you to pitch and idea or an outline of a story before it is accepted. Some sites want links to existing work.
- What other considerations are you concerned with? Are you hoping for a by-line. Some sites publish a by-line and some don’t. What are the publication rights for the site? Are they buying exclusive rights – meaning you cannot republish anywhere else? Will they link back to your site, or allow you to add a contributor bio to the story.
As always, I welcome your input and to hear about your experience guest blogging. Please share your comments and suggestions below.
Category/Topics: Holistic Health and Wellness
Rate: $50 for 600-1,000 word post
ACHS is looking for articles on holistic health and wellness.
Rate: $100 per post
A Fine Parent focuses on one theme at a time around a parenting issue. Check their page for the current theme and submission guidelines. Posts should offer practical and actionable advice/tips and contain personal stories and anecdotes that connect with the other parents in the community.
3. A List Apart
Category/Topics: Web design
Rate: $200 for 1,500-2,500 word posts
A List Apart pays for well-considered explorations of current or cutting-edge topics in the web industry.
Category/Topics: Pregnancy / Parenting / Women’s Health
Rate: $25 to $90 for 500-1,200 word posts
BabyFit articles generally fall into the broad categories of Nutrition, Fitness, Pregnancy or Post-partum parenting.
Category/Topics: Education / Adult Education / Professional Development
Rate: $55+ for 1,000-1,5000 word posts
Back to College seeks stories that address issues of importance to the older student: obtaining financial aid, on campus and online education, finding the right program, graduate school, or attaining academic excellence. Career management and articles on successful transition are also welcome. They’re especially looking for stories on the re-entry student experience.
Category/Topics: Regional / Midwest / Rust Belt
Rate: $50-$500 per post
Belt Magazine publishes non-fiction posts with a focus on the Industrial Midwest.
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Category/Topics: Hair & Beauty / African American Interest
Rate: $25-$45 for 500 word post
Black Hair Media publishes hair and beauty articles of interest to Women of Color.
Category/Topics: Business / Sales / Making Money
Rate: $50-$150 per post
They are looking for business related articles. Articles should be instructive with actionable takeaways for readers.
Category/Topics: Indie Travel / World Travel
Rate: $50 per post 1,200 – 2,000 word post
BootsnAll pays for feature stories related to indie travel.
Category/Topics: Cereamic / Industrial /Technical / Research
Rate: $25 per 150-500 word posts
Ceramic Tech Weekly publishes short posts on ceramics in energy, ceramics in the environment, advances in nanotechnology, research briefs and news and trends.
Rate: $35-$50 per post
CollegeHumor has a huge readership. Check out their writers guidelines for examples of the type of content they are interested in publishing.
Category/Topics: Comedy / Entertainment / Pop Culture
Rate: $50-$200 per post
Cracked offers various opportunities for writers to submit comedic posts.
Category / Topics: Crafts / How-to Crafts
Rate: $35 per post
CraftBits publishes creative craft project ideas.
Category/Topics: Travel / Desert Wildlife & Geology / Adventure / History
Rate: $50-$100 for 1,200-1,700 word posts
DesertUSA focues on travel in the North American Desert and surrounding regions. Posts relating to natural and cultural history, adventure, desert lore are also featured.
15. Digital Ocean
Category/Topics: Linux / FreeBSD Cloud Hosting
Rate: $50-$200 per post
Digital Ocean is looking for tutorials about Linux and FreeBSD cloud hosting.
16. Doctor of Credit
Category/Topics: Consumer Credit / Finance
Rate: $50 for 300-600 word post
Doctor of Credit seeks posts about consumer credit and finance for individuals.
Category/Topics: Personal Finance / Saving Money / Making Money at Home
Rate: $0.10 per word for 500-800 word post
Goal of stories is to provide readers with ways to help them save time and money.
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Category/Topics: Environmental Issues / Conservation
Rate: $50-$100 per post
Earth Island Journal looks for stories of individuals and communities who are successfully defending and restoring the Earth. On-the-ground reports from outside North America are also welcome.
Category/Topics: Ecommerce / Online Retail
Rate: $75-$150 for 400-600+ word posts
eCommerce Insiders is only interested in writers who have direct experience with ecommerce, as providers or as online retailers themselves.
20. eCommerce Bytes
Rate: $20 for 100-500 word posts
eCommerce Bytes are looking for articles that help people conduct online auctions more efficiently, both as buyers and sellers.
21. The Expeditioner
Rate: $30 per post
The Expeditioner publishes travel stories that inspires others.
Rate: $45 to $50 for 500-600 word post
They want posts featuring success, thought and/or advice about some aspect of earning funds through writing. Resources with links are much desired.
Category/Topics: General Interest / Personal Essays
Rate: $250 for 1,200 word post
Gawker is looking for reported stories, essays and personal essays.
Rate: $25 for 1,000-2,000 word post
GoNOMAD publishes stories that cover a unique aspect of the cultural or natural environments of destinations.
25. Go World Travel
Rate: $30 for posts up to 1,000 words
Posts should be well written travel stories with photos. Go World Travel aims to help their readers experience a destination.
Rate: $50-$200 for 300-600 word posts
Great Escape Publishing focuses on travel writing, photography, create-your-own-tours, travel blogging and import/export.
Rate: $50 for a 700-1,000 word post
HowlRound is looking for writers who are deeply invested in and committed to the theatre field.
Category/Topics: Global Travel / Living and Retiring Oversees
Rate: $250-$400 for 840-1,400 word posts
International Living publishes posts offering tips, advice, money-saving ideas and profiles about living/retiring oversees.
29. IWA Wine Blog
Category/Topics: Wine / Wine Storage
Rate: $50 for 500-700 word post
IWA Wine Blog is looking for posts relating to enjoying and storing wine.
Category/Topics: Human Resources
Rate: $200 per post
iWorkWell publishes articles on human resources issues such as labor management, benefits, human resource strategy and labor relations.
31. Killer Directory
Category/Topics: General Interest / Web Directory
Rate: $15 per post
Accepts well written posts about general interest items.
Rate: $50 for 500-1,200 word post
Kinkly is dedicated to stories about sex, sexuality that help readers discover things about sex, love and their body.
Category/Topics: Consumer Reviews / Consumer Guides
Knoji contributors provide in-depth information on products and services that companies offer for consumer readers.
Category/Topics: IT/Microsoft Tech
Rate: $0.25 per word for 1,000-1,500+ word post
LabMice is looking for field notes, best practices, lessons learned, white papers, guidelines, how-to’s, technical explanations for Microsoft products and services.
Rate: $250 per post
Linode is looking for articles and guides relating to Linux.
Category/Topics: General Interest/Various
Rate: $100 for 1,500 word post
Listverse publishes offbeat, interesting lists of at least 10 items comprised of 1,500 words minimum on any topic.
Rate: $50-$100 per 500+ word post
Make a Living Writing prefers to pay for current subscribers to the site. The site is all about making money writing, and all the challenges and tips that pertain to it.
38. Make Me Heal
Category/Topics: Plastic Surgery
Rate: $10-$20 per post
Make Me Heal seeks celebrity plastic surgery stories, plastic surgery breakthroughs, techniques and new procedures.
Category/Topics: Travel / Adventure
Rate: $40 for 1,500-word posts
Matador seeks original writing that speaks to the adventures, cultures, and identities of people around the world.
Rate: $35-$350 for various word counts/departments/sections
Hire freelancers to provide a good mix of fun and substantive stories of interest to local Southeast Michigan parents.
41. New West
Category/Topics: Rocky Mountain Region Culture and News
Rate: $50-$500 for 100-6,000 word posts
New West covers a wide range of topics relevant to the Rocky Mountain region including culture, politics, growth, demographics, energy, environmental issues, tourism and travel, lifestyle, outdoors, wildlife, Western literature, film and food.
42. Parents and Kids
Category/Topics: Parenting / Kids Interest / Family
Rate: $25+ for 600 word post
Parents and Kids publishes feature articles relevant to parents and families. Check out their editorial calendar for more specific topics.
Category/Topics: Finance / Making & Saving Money
Rate: $75 for 700-800 word post
The Penny Hoarder is looking for freelance writers who have fun, unique ideas for earning, saving or investing money. Looking for articles that share personal experience, especially if you can share detailed numbers, strategies and advice.
Category/Topics: Web Design
Rate: $150-$300 per tutorial
Sitepoint is looking for tutorial posts on scripting languages HTML, Sass and CSS.
45. Slick WP
Rate: $100 for 1,250-2,000 word post
Slick WP publishes WordPress and Genesis focused tutorials or reviews of WordPress themes and plugins.
Category/Topics: Web Development and Design
Rate: $50-$200 per post
Smashing Magazine’s publishes quality content for the Web development and design community. Posts may include valuable tips, tricks, ideas or techniques.
Rate: $30 for 200-1,000 word post
StrategyPage accepts news articles that are not speculative but provide analysis better than the breaking news of mass media channels.
48. Tales to Go
Category/Topics: Travel / Adventure
Rate: $50 for 1,000-3,000 word post
Tales to Go wants personal, nonfiction travel stories.
Category/Topics: Travel / Studying Abroad / Working Abroad / Living Abroad
Rate: $50-$150 for 800-2,000+post
Transitions Abroad looks for stories with usable practical information gained from first-hand experience for readers who travel to immerse themselves abroad.
50. Travel Signposts
Rate: $25 for 800-1,000 word post
Travel Signposts is looking for stories about places in Europe to travel.
51. Tuts+ Code
Category/Topics: Web Design / Programming
Category/Topics: Lifestyle / General Interest
Rate: $150-$200 for 500 word post
Upworthy is looking for original stories that support their mission of creating a better world.
53. UX Booth
Category/Topics: Web Design
Rate: $100 for 1,200 -1,800 word post
UX Booth is by and for the user experience community. Readership consists mostly of beginning-to-intermediate user experience and interaction designers.
54. Vector Diary
Category/Topics: Design / Illustrator / Vector Design/ Graphic Design
Rate: $150 per tutorial
Vector Diary is seeking Illustrator tutorials.
Category/Topics: Design / Vector Design / Graphic Design
Rate: $50-$200 per tutorial post
VectorTuts+ seeks quality content on vector applications such as Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Sketch app and Inkscape.
Rate: $100-$150 for 1,000 -2,000 word post
Viator Travel Blog is looking for post that offer insider’s view of travel. Posts should be smart and well-written, immerse the reader in a new place, reveal something about the culture and share something new about travel.
57. Web Loggerz
Rate: $50-$100 per 1,200+ word post
Web Loggerz want submissions solely about WordPress such as: WordPress Guides, WordPress Reviews, WordPress Plugins or WordPress Tutorials.
58. Work Online Blog
Category/Topics: Business/ Making Money Online /
Rate: $50 for 1,500+ word post
The Work Online Blog delivers quick wins to its audience that can take the legwork out of working online either as a business or as a contractor.
Category/Topics: Computing / Tech / IT
Rate: $15-$35 for 250-800 word posts
WorldStart is looking for posts that offer tips and tricks the average computer user can utilize They are also looking for longer, feature posts on all aspects of computing.
Category/Topics: Women / Writing
Rate: $50-$150 per post
Wow! Is an ezine that promoting communication between women writers, authors, agents, publishers and readers.
Rate: $150 – $500 per tutorial posts
WPTuts+ is seeking experts on some aspect of WordPress to regularly post tutorials.
62. Write Naked
Rate: $50-$200 per 450-650 word post
Write Naked looks for posts about writing such as interviews with people in the publishing business, publishing trends, freelancing tips and successes, and writing essentials.
63. Writers Weekly
Category/Topics: Writing / Freelance Writing
Rate: $40-$60 for 400-600 word post
Writers Weekly accepts feature stories about freelance writing and success stories.