Since the time I have started blogging, which is not too long ago I have been researching and digging to find out how to ideally, monetize my writing and blogging endeavor. I have read some fabulous success stories of bloggers and writers who have made blogging their primary source of income. Although personally I have not achieved such successes yet, I have understood the potential it holds.
In this post, I will share my research with you, which helped me to put together the 12 best websites which pay people like you and me to write and blog on their platforms. This list is my personal opinion of the best that is out there and may vary from some other lists which are available online. If you do love to write and blog and would love to get paid, I am sure you will love this list. I have tried to put together a list which covers a broad spectrum of niches so that it can help any type of writer blogger out there.
1. ListVerse: By far one of the best platforms I found for writers and bloggers alike to get paid. This amazing platform is very simple to use. All you have to do is write a list which is a minimum of 1500 words or 10 items. The ListVerse team reviews it and, if they find it interesting they will pay you $100 via PayPal and publish the article.
2. SitePoint: If you are a technical writer or a tech blogger, this is the place for you. More so, if your expertise lies in the HTML, CSS and SASS domain. SitePoint pays $150 for articles and $200 for tutorials. They have a top payout of $300 if your content is detailed and has the potential to drive traffic to their website.
3. TakeLessons: Takelessons is an education service provider, with a vast database of teachers for both local and online teaching. This website gives an opportunity for education relevant bloggers and writers to write for their blog. They pay a cool $50 for an article which is between 500-800 words.
4. Money Crashers: They are a popular personal finance website, which is looking for writers with expertise in the area of finance. The common topics they cover are investing, money management, retirement planning, estate planning, tax preparation, credit and debt, real estate, mortgages, frugal living, and lifestyle. Their requirements might range between 4- 8 articles per month (1000 words each). The payouts are based on expertise and experience and they have incentive programs too.
5. Cracked: A superb website which is a very popular comedy site.For a blogger or writer with a sense of humor who can write lifestyle articles, this is the place to write and make money on. They have different content requirements and their payments are all based on the quality of submissions. But, for a light-hearted blogger, this is a fine place to make some quick bucks.
6. Income Diary: Now, this website is my personal favorite because this website is about making money online and other blogging related content. So, anyone who writes about blogging, making money online, anything that is in between will find this website a great place to write and make money on. Their payouts are quality based, so it varies from submission to submission.
7. Today I Found Out: This is an awesome place for general knowledge, trivia, and interesting articles. They accept articles basically in these areas. You have to send them original content and if they approve your content they will send a payout. I haven’t tried writing for them yet so I am unaware of how much they are paying. They take time to respond as they receive an humongous amount of submissions. So get ready to wait if you pitch them your articles.
8. eCommerce Insiders: A website which is an exclusive eCommerce content driven platform meant for ecommerce subject matter experts. Payouts are structured: 75 for every article from 400-600 words, $125 for every article >600 words, $150 for every article 600+ words
9. A Fine Parent: As the name denotes this is an online parenting community and they are looking for writers and bloggers who can impart their parenting wisdom. I am sure many of us bloggers are parents too, so this is a cool site to share your experiences on and make money at the same time. They pay $100 per article.
10. WhatCulture: If you like to write about entertainment, be it the movies, music, TV, gaming etc. this could be the place for you. Every article published will make £0.40 per 1000 views, so if your content is unique you could be earning quite a bit.
11. International Living: I couldn’t help but include this website. I know there are many travel bloggers out there and this is cool travel based website. Articles need to be in the 500-600 word range. Payouts based on quality.
12. The Diplomat: Finally, the 12th website to make the list is a news portal, which brings out blog posts and articles about Asia. The minimum requirement for blog posts is 400-800 words and articles start at 1000 words. Payments are defined case to case basis upon the editor’s approval.
So do you think this is a cool and comprehensive list? Or have I missed out any websites which are known to pay writers and bloggers? If yes, do not hesitate to drop me a line in the comment section, I will include them in an updated post!
Also, for more ideas about making money check: Make Money From Your Blog!