If you love to write and have always had a dream to see your work published, but don’t want to start or manage a blog to feature all your writings, why not write for a blog or publication and get paid for it?
In this post, we’ve compiled 50 sites that will pay you for opinions, tutorials, guides, creative writing and in general, great material for readers. The niche areas consist of technology, travel, finance, education and more.
Rates vary; some pay per post/article, others pay based on length (per word). Note that some of these sites require you to write in a query first and they have a string of requirements, style guides, and advice that will help you get published. The links you see here will take you straight to their "Write to Us" pages.
Freelancer – While Freelancer isn’t exactly a site that hires you to write per se, it has tons of writing jobs of any niche for one to take up. Simple sign up, and search for "content writing", you will find abundance of writing and blogging jobs.
List Verse – (Entertainment) Publishes list-style, top-10 type articles. Anything goes as long as the content is unique and interesting, and over 1500 words.
Site Point – (Web Design) Looking for content on HTML, CSS, Sass, PHP, WordPress as well as other popular or trending technologies.
A List Apart – (Design) The go-to place for developers, designers, information architects, content planners, tech enthusiasts, they are looking for viewpoint or argument-oriented articles.
Smashing Magazine – (Design & Development) Publishes content on various niches including design, coding, UX design, WordPress, etc.
Photoshop Tutorials – (Photoshop) Tips and tutorials for Photoshop beginners and enthusiasts on photo editing, designs, manipulations, enhancements.
The Change Agent – (Education) Features writing by adult students and learners that raises awareness or evokes thought among readers about social justice.
TakeLessons Blog – (Education) This is a site where you can look for teachers nearby to tutor you. Apart from that, it also features articles written by teachers on learning music, academic subjects and languages.
Money Crashers – (Finance) Looking for well-researched articles on investments, frugal living, retirement planning, credit and debt and other finance-related topics
Cracked – (Multi-niche) If you love pop culture, and Internet-styled humor, you probably have read a Cracked post. They also have a workshop to groom new, less-experienced writers.
Income Diary – (Blogging) Welcomes expert articles on creating websites, social media, driving traffic, making money online, and setting up a successful online business.
The Dollar Stretcher – (Finance) Looking for practical and creative ideas to save money, time, space at different stages in life: college years, married life, when with children or in retirement.
The Penny Hoarder – (Finance) Articles cover the topic of earning, saving and investing money as well as unique ideas that are related to finance.
Bird Channel –(Aviary) A website for bird lovers. So, they basically are looking for answers to queries on bird care, how-to articles, photo essays, and other stories.
Today I Found Out – (General Knowledge) From trivia to knowledge that requires research to dig up, this site is always looking for interesting articles to publish.
eCommerce Insiders – (eCommerce) Accepts content on online retail issues such as marketing, loyalty, operations, merchandising and design and industry-related experience.
Scotch-io – (Web Development) Looking for tutorials, lessons, how-to guides for PHP, AngularJS, servers and hosting, etc.
How l Round – (Theatre) A site for the theatre community that accepts and posts essays, blog post and critical reviews.
The Partially Examined Life – (Culture) A philosophy podcast and philosophy blog that accepts book reviews, brief posts related to culture and ideas, and philosophy accompanied by commentary.
The Introspectionist – (Philosophy) Looking for article ideas and pitches that will interest women. Accepts articles, creative non-fiction, essays and informativel content.
A Fine Parent – (Parenting) A site that looks for positive parenting methods and the sort of articles and tips that adopt that approach.
WhatCulture – (Entertainment) If you like to write about movies (or films), TV, music, gaming, sports and other cool topics, here’s the place to submit.
BabyFit – (Parenting) The site has their own in-house writers but will accept articles on health topics related to pregnancy, parenting, nutrition and fitness.
Android AppStorm – Publishes content on popular Android apps. Its sister blogs accepts quality content on iPhone, iPad, web, Mac OS, and Windows.
BootsnAll – (Travel) If you like to travel solo, around the world, or just always be on the road, submit your experiences for some cash on this site. They are looking for tips, tools and resources.
New Scientist – (New Science) They have internal staff but are always on the look out for write-ups on new research in the Sciences: Physics, Health, Earth, Technology etc.
Lies About Parenting – (Parenting) If textbook parenting isn’t getting the job done, then the content you find in this post may help. They look for advice, stories, experimentation and personal experiences. Think going against the grain.
Scary Mommy – (Parenting) Articles to do with different stages of parenting, from pregnancy to child birth, to issues to do with raising kids and more.
The Layout – (Design) They publish posts about WordPress, business and how-to guides on WordPress and web design.
DigitalOcean Community – (Tech) Tutorials about Linux and FreeBSD cloud hosting are welcome but if you are an expert in development of sysadmin, do write in.
Bee Culture – (Bee Industry) Interested in articles to do with beekeeping, history, equipment, imports, pesticides and even about predators and diseases.
Linode Guides & Tutorials – (Tech ) Looking for cloud hosting posts and guides as well as helping people to learn Linux. Also pays for updates to already posted articles.
Great Escape Publishing – (Travel) Looking for posts on travel writing, photography, travel blogging, tours, and even import & export businesses.
International Living – (Travel) Covers the stories that are told from the eyes on the street, leaning towards better, cheaper, healthier alternatives than what you find in mainstream publications.
Mamalode – (Parenting) A site which publishes personal experiences seen through the eyes of new and seasoned moms and dads, as well as plenty of children stories.
Transitions Abroad – (Travel) Looking for practical tips and experiences about working, living, travelling and studying abroad.
Viator Travel Blog – (Travel) Travel-related posts and submissions that are informative, inspirational and immersive.
Write Naked – (Writing) Covers write-ups on writing life including interviews, day-in-the-life of a writer, publishing trends and writing essentials.
Wow! Women on Writing – (Writing) An e-Magazine that promotes communication between women readers, writers, editors, authors and publishers.
Writers Weekly – (Writing) Covers articles on how to earn from writing as well as sell-employment and home-based businesses.
Blogelina – (Blogging) Posts content that help blogging newbies to make successful blogging businesses.
SurvivalLife – (Life) The site contains tips and guides about survival skills and do-it-yourself ideas but for some reason will pay you for videos instead. For more info, you will have to write them to enquire further.
KnowledgeNuts – (Facts) Shares knowledge about anything that’s interesting, obscure or little known enough to the general public.
Polygon – (Gaming) Publishes everything about modern gaming including game reviews, game videos, gaming consoles and hardware reviews, etc.
The Diplomat – (News) Interested in breaking news, articles and blog posts about Asia on economy, environment, politics etc