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Five Blogs That Will Pay You $100 To Guest-Post!

June

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When my blog still wasn’t picking up the kind of readership I had hoped for, I thought of doing guest blogging for the time being. I had just become a mom for the third time, and was well underway to being a full-time WAHM, too. I figured, while nursing and trying to carve out a niche in the home-based scene, that I should try my hand at contributing to other blogs and magazines about my own experience as a new mom (again!) and get compensated for it (to help buy diapers and other baby needs).

I submitted articles to Woman’s World where I got paid $50 for a funny story about my kids, and also to Parents magazine which often looks for original and thought-provoking pieces from its readers. Today, with my host of home-based jobs plus my blog, I’m not able to do as much guest blogging as I used to. I kind of miss it, but I’m happy to report that there are lots of blogs that will pay you at least $100 for a guest post! Here are five of my favorite ones.

1) ListVerse

I love the blog ListVerse so much because it’s all about (drum roll please!)...listicles! Listicles are, in my opinion, the most fun to write and also the easiest. As they describe in their contributor’s page information, they will pay you $100 to write in good English, with a sense of humor, and preferably about unusual and interesting things written in a list of 10 items and above. Sounds good? Maybe because it is!

Website: http://listverse.com/

2) Cracked

Cracked is another favorite of mine to contribute listicles to. I guess at this point you can tell how much I love listing down interesting things and fleshing them out for bite-sized digestion by readers! Cracked, however, is not limited to top ten lists, but venture into actual list-style articles that are creatively constructed. They also encourage “bite-sized comedy” listicles that include interesting images that are highly shareable all over the Internet. There are so many ways to contribute here and get paid very well for it that I always recommend Cracked to friends (either for some humorous reading or for submission).

Website: http://www.cracked.com
iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-cracked-reader-lite/id375994906?mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cracked.android.lite&hl=en

3) A List Apart

….and we have another list-oriented blog to contribute to! The good news is that A List Apart is always looking for new contributions, but have a style guide one must follow before even attempting to make a pitch (so nope, no haphazardly put-together listicles here!). They publish articles between 600–2,500 words, depending on subject complexity but the average is around 1,500 words per contribution. A List Apart has an audience made up of designers, developers, content strategists, information architects, or similar - so best to keep that in mind when thinking of submitting. They do mention that it takes work to contribute to them, but once approved and published, you will get around $200 for your time, effort, and writing skills!

Website: https://alistapart.com

4) Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan, or Cosmo as we used to say back in the day, is willing to pay you a hundred dollars for your memorable college experience! An 800-word essay is all they are asking for, but it needs to be an interesting and engaging narrative of your own college experience - whether it’s in the past or present. They are basically looking for talented and eager contributors, and if they like what you’ve written and get it published, you could potentially be approached for future assignments in this glam magazine!

Website: https://www.cosmopolitan.com
iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/ph/app/cosmopolitan-magazine-us/id466052219?mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.itg.cosmopolitan&hl=en

5) Family Fun

I think I’ve written about FamilyFun magazine several times before, about how it is one of the more generously compensating parent and family-oriented magazines, and how they pay $1.25 per word for every accepted article! Sounds like they really want to make it worth the contributor’s while (and talent, and experience!), doesn’t it?

Oh, and they are now part of Parents magazine, which is awesome!

Website: https://www.parents.com/familyfun-magazine/
iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/is/app/familyfun-magazine/id498516437?mt=8

The verdict?

I personally find guest posting a fun and educational experience, because of reader feedback and also because most of the articles I write require first-hand and original experience (which I am proud to say I have plenty of!). Of course, not all guest blog posting rules are the same, as word count and other requirements would understandably differ among them. The important thing is to read up on what kind of content they seek, as well as look at other examples of guest blog posts they already have to get an idea.

The five blogs and online magazines I listed above are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to blogs that compensate contributors well for guest-posting, but I suggest you give them a try! You might end up liking them as I do :)

Your turn!

Have you contributed as a guest blogger or article writer for a blog or online magazine before? Did you get paid well for it? How did you find the experience - exciting, disappointing, or something else? Please tell us all about it!
 
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There are websites that pay more than $100 for a single post. You can even find sites that offer you $500 for a single article. However, what's the point in talking about such sites that are not accessible for common writers. These high paying sites have their own in-house writers and they do not accept unsolicited articles.
 

June

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There are websites that pay more than $100 for a single post. You can even find sites that offer you $500 for a single article. However, what's the point in talking about such sites that are not accessible for common writers. These high paying sites have their own in-house writers and they do not accept unsolicited articles.
I don't get the point of your reply. First off, what do you mean by "common writers"? The sites I posted about are on the lookout for contributors who do not necessarily have to be professional or in-house writers. If you want to contribute something useful to this forum by way of those sites that do pay "$500 for a single article", please go ahead and do so.
 
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Thanks for this article, June. I used to contribute to Cosmo regularly. While I can’t talk about how much they paid me (I don’t want to violate any of the terms of my contract), it was a very well-paying gig. In fact, Cosmo was one of the best places to write for.

The flipside here is that you had to be a “real” writer. Sorry to have to use that term. By that I meant to get accepted, you had to have a legit portfolio. But in this day and age, it should be easy to get a few published works in local websites or publications.

In addition to having a portfolio, you also have to know how to make effective pitches. When approaching editors, you don’t just say “Hey what’s up? I wanna write about my favorite skincare brands!” A pitch needs complete ideas. Like what skincare products will you be writing about? Why did you pick those brands? And, most important of all, why is it relevant to the readers of the magazine?

Also, don’t get discouraged when you get rejected a few times. That’s the life of a writer. But believe me, a single commission is enough to counter the numerous rejects you will get.

Good luck to all aspiring writers out there!
 

Holden

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If you feel unsure about your writing skills, don’t worry, there’s always a way to test the waters and get paid writing. I think writing listicles is a great place to start - and that’s why I highly recommend Listverse for getting paid to write.

I recommend writing listicles because you can break-up your ideas into short, bit-sized segments. You don’t have to write these super-long articles about just one topic.

Plus, I love the fact that listicles (and listicle sites) are a great way for you to show off the weird and obscure facts you have stored in your head. Check out some of the topics found on Listverse:
  • 10 Forgotten Kingdoms Lost To History
  • 10 WTF Images of Famous People
  • 10 People Who Were Completely Right But Were Ignored
  • 10 New Facts To Make You Seem Smarter
  • 10 Wild West Lawmen Who Were More Dangerous Than The Outlaws
  • 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Batman
  • Top 10 Books that Changed the World
  • 10 People Who Did Great Things While Intoxicated
  • Top 10 Supporting Characters in the Simpsons
  • Top 10 Intriguing Mysteries Of South America
As you can see, many of these topics involve trivia or interesting information. And even if you don’t have any trivia off the top of your head, you can always do research.

So, yeah. Writing for money on Listverse is highly recommended!
 

Naomi

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Guest-posting is an awesome way to earn from your content, and by writing. And guess what? If you own your own blog you can actually earn by having other writers guest-blog on your own blog!

Of course, this only works of you have your own blog that is being monetized. But if you do, why not open it up to other writers? But don’t let just anyone off the street and write for your blog - you need to maintain the integrity of your content, and the only way to do that is by ensuring only top-shelf bloggers get to blog on your blog (heh).

You’re not doing this for altruistic reasons, of course. Think of this as a partnership of sorts. The guest blogger will pay you to be able to promote their products or services on your site. They get wider reach via your readership, and you get additional content, which is always good.

I need to remind you that this content needs to be of value to your readers, and relevant to their interests. So if you’re a housewife writing about stuff that are relevant to housewives, you might not want to entertain that guest blog proposal about video games.

Overall, I think this is a great way to earn!
 

FloydMCD

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Very nice. I didn't know about those yet and since I love to write this should be a great way for me to make some extra dollars. After all those surveys I get a bit brain drained so writing some interesting articles for a change should be nice :)
 

Holden

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Very nice. I didn't know about those yet and since I love to write this should be a great way for me to make some extra dollars. After all those surveys I get a bit brain drained so writing some interesting articles for a change should be nice :)
Yep, and the cool thing is that no matter what your interests are, there's most likely a bunch of readers who would want to read about it. Good luck!