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Are you ready to get paid to write? One of the most common copywriting jobs out there is blog post writing. So if you want to make money blogging, but you’re not sure if you can commit, you can start by offering freelance services.

Today, I’m going to share a list of websites who are accepting stories, feature articles, and blog posts. Make sure you read their guidelines carefully before sending your pitch.

Moreover, these companies don’t require a massive portfolio or advanced knowledge with SEO. That is why this is perfect for newbies like you.

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The best part? None of these pay less than $100 per submission. Yasss.

Awesome, let’s jump right in.

Get paid to write: Sites that pay $100 and up (no experience needed)

Chicken Soup for the Soul

Niche: Personal stories

Type: True stories, poems

Word count: 1200 words or less

Payment: If we publish your story, you will be paid $200 one month after the publication of the book and you will receive ten free copies of the book your story or poem appears in.

Payment method: undisclosed

Byline: Yes

Important: Your story must be true. No fiction, no creative writing.


Niche: Science fiction, fantasy

Type: Short stories, interviews, articles, audio fiction

Word count: 1000-22000 words, no exceptions

Payment: 10¢ per word

Payment method: Payment via PayPal or check. (International authors may request wire transfers.)

Byline: Yes

Important: Science fiction and fantasy. No horror, but dark SF/F is permitted. Stories must be well-written, suitable for audio and on-screen reading.

Great Escape Publishing

Niche: travel writing, photography, the import/export business

Type: Feature articles, blog posts

Word count: 300-600 words for publication in The Right Way to Travel

Payment: $150

Payment method: undisclosed 

Byline: Yes

Important: Payment is sent upon publication.

Income Diary


  • Creating great content
  • Interviews with experts
  • Buying/Selling websites
  • Driving traffic to websites
  • Search engine optimization
  • Creating awesome websites
  • Blog design features and functionality
  • Creating information & digital products
  • Making money from websites, blogs & forums
  • Affiliate marketing and selling things through websites as an affiliate

Type: Articles, blog posts

Word count: minimum of 1500 words

Payment: $200

Payment method: undisclosed

Byline: Yes

Important: When you submit a post or article, you give copyright ownership of the post.


Niche: Human resources

Type: News articles, revisions of existing articles on their website

Word count: 1,500-3,500 words


  • $195. Your stellar article provides the best guidance and most current information available on the topic. It required little or no subsequent modification.
  • $155. You wrote the article from scratch, or completely rewrote it from existing articles or drafts. It was a substantial, tangible improvement (e.g., providing clearer explanation, new insight or critical information on the topic), and required moderate subsequent modification.
  • $115. You wrote the article from scratch, or completely rewrote it from existing articles or drafts. It was current and thorough, but required considerable subsequent modification.
  • $75. You updated and improved the article by heavily rewriting some section(s), retaining the framework and much of the content of an earlier version.
  • $50. You reviewed the article for accuracy and completeness, and made some minor improvements.
  • $20. You reviewed the article for accuracy and completeness, verified it was already really good, and made little or no improvements.
  • BONUS 1: Extra 20% for unusually difficult topics and/or very complex articles.
  • BONUS 2: Extra 10% for submitting article on or before the deadline.    Example:
        • If you do a “stellar” job ($195),
        • on a complex article (Bonus 1: $195 x 0.20 = $39),
        • before the deadline (Bonus 2: extra 10%),
        You will earn ($195 + $39) x 1.10 => $257.40

Payment method: undisclosed

Byline: undisclosed

Important: Candidates must at least be a Bachelor’s degree holder, with in-depth HR knowledge, and proficient in Microsoft Word


Niche: DevOps tools, Server infrastructure, store, programming languages, Linux

Type: How to’s, tutorials, troubleshooting, overviews

Word count: not mentioned

Payment: You will be paid a minimum of $300 for original guides. Updates to existing guides start at $100 each

Payment method: undisclosed

Byline: Yes

Important: If your application is accepted, you’ll work through our three-step editorial workflow to write and publish your first guide or tutorial.


Niche: Feminism

Type: Feature articles

Word count: 800-1300 words for small features, 1500-3000 words for large features

Payment: Feminist enterprise profile ($500-$650), personal essay ($250-500), critical analysis/issues/policy analysis ($800-$2000), service article/reviews/research briefs (500-$750), event roundups/poetry/playlists/other ($250-$500)

Payment method: undisclosed

Byline: Yes

Important: They prioritize submissions from women, trans, queer-identified writers, community voices, and journalists. Lisbeth does not accept previously published or finished works (i.e.: blog posts). Do not send full manuscripts or works. 


Niche: Entertainment, General Knowledge, Lifestyle, Science, Society, and more

Type: Blog posts, feature articles

Word count: n/a

Payment: $100

Payment method: Paypal only

Byline: Yes

Important: Original articles only. Infographics, slideshows, re-blogged content, and sponsored posts not accepted. We do not post infographics, slideshows, or “re-blogged” content.


Niche: Travel, technical/DIY, lifestyle

Word count:


Manuscript with photos:
Major travel $500-$700
Getaway $400-$500
Crossroads $100
Personality $400-500
Technical $500-900
Do-it-Yourself $400-600

Payment method: undisclosed

Byline: Yes

Important: PLEASE SEND QUERIES TO: Eileen Hubbard, Editor, MotorHome Magazine, 2575 Vista Del Mar Drive, Ventura, California 93001. Or e-mail:



  • Food & Nutrition (recipes and tips) 
  • Kitchen product reviews 
  • Weight loss & diet guides

Type: nutrition, diet, and weight-loss blog posts 

Word count: 1000 words up 


  • Ultimate how-to guides (3000-4000 words): $120-$180
  • Informational articles (2000-3000 words): $120
  • Product reviews (1000 words): $60

Payment method: undisclosed

Byline: Yes

Important: The article must be useful and with high quality, structured, and easy to understand.

OC87 Recovery Diaries

Niche: Mental health recovery stories 

Type: Personal essays 

Word count: 1,200-1,500 words in length

Payment: $150 honorarium for accepted posts, payable upon publication. 

Payment method: Check.  If you are an international author in a country where payment via check from an American company is problematic, you must either have an account with a bank that will accommodate a direct wire transfer, or you must have a PayPal account in order to be paid by OC87, Inc.

Byline: Yes

Important: All authors who are published on OC87 Recovery Diaries are asked to wait six months post-publication date prior to submitting another contribution to ensure OC87 Recovery Diaries continues to offer a diverse array of voices, stories, and content.

Reader’s Digest 

Niche: True stories

Type: Stories 

Word count: 100 words or fewer

Payment: you’ll be paid $100 unless otherwise specified in writing.

Payment method: undisclosed

Byline: Yes

Important:  Your story may be edited for clarity. Following receipt of payment, you agree not to submit your story to other publications.

The Sun Magazine

Niche: Personal essays, fiction, poetry. Personal stories that touch on political and cultural issues are welcome.

Type: Personal essays, fiction, poetry, and personal stories

Word count: No minimum length. 

Payment: Personal essays ($300-$2,000), fiction ($300-$2,000), poetry ($100-$250)

Payment method: undisclosed

Byline: Yes

Important: The Sun encourages submissions from writers of color.

Transitions abroad

Niche: live, study, volunteer, and work abroad

Type: Articles/blog posts

Word count: 1250-3000+ total words often work best

Payment: $75 to $150 (for an article/post in the 1250-3000+ Average payment is $100. In-depth, authoritative, and well-written pieces responding to our editorial needs pay as much as $150.

Payment method: Paypal

Byline: Yes

Important: Best for  professional travel writers, freelance travel writers, and passionate travelers. Please do NOT submit to us previously published travel writing and material. Do not forget your author’s bio with head-shot photo.

Vibrant Life

Niche: physical health, mental clarity, and spiritual balance from a practical, Christian perspective.

Type: Blog posts, feature articles

Word count: Short articles (450 to 650 words) are always in demand. Feature articles should not exceed 1,000 words and, if the article is informational, should include at least one sidebar (helpful tips, steps to take to accomplish a goal, and additional resource information, etc.)

Payment: Payment for articles ranges from $100 to $300.

Payment method: undisclosed

Byline: Yes


 Information must be reliable——no faddism. Articles should represent the latest findings on the subject, and if scientific in nature, should be properly documented. (References to other lay journals are generally not acceptable.)

If your manuscript contains material that needs footnote documentation–statistics, quotes, findings from studies, etc.–we prefer that the reference be included in the body of the text (i.e., in parenthesis, not as a footnote). We encourage authors to supply additional footnotes for editorial verification of nutritional facts and other scientific information. Also, make a photocopy of the original page or source material containing the information you’re including.


Niche: Travel

Type: Destination features, trip planner features, dispatches, round-up articles, advice articles, pocket guide (first 24 hours guides, British break, short break), Wandersleeps 

Word count: 750-1,000 words

Payment: £220 per 1,000 published words. Unless otherwise agreed, the fee is based on printed, not submitted, words. Fact pages are paid at £90 per page (approx 750 words) pro-rated.

Payment method: undisclosed

Byline: no

Important: An invoice request and complimentary copy of the magazine will be sent upon publication. Payment will be made within 30 days.

WP Hub


  • Web design trends and popular design concepts
  • Insight into top selling themes authors and agencies
  • Identifying up and coming plugins useful for developers
  • General WordPress theme and plugin development
  • Coding best practices as related to WordPress

Type: Blog posts in review format

Word count: 800 to 1,200-word articles with visuals

Payment: $100 to $200 per article depending on the topic and length.

Payment method: undisclosed

Byline: Yes

Important: WPHUB is looking for fresh articles and content each week and writers will work with our editors on appropriate topics to publish.


And that’s it for today. Please bookmark this post because I will update it constantly. Now, it’s going to be easy for you to get paid to write. Start ditching freelance platforms that pay less than $50. Practice. Improve your writing style, learn SEO. Eventually, you don’t have to really on others to pay you for writing. In time, you can apply the skills you’ve learned in freelance writing and start a profitable blogging business.