Did you know that there are a ton of websites that will give you real money just for your contributions? Yes, that’s right. If you know something and can write about it with decent grammar and voice, there is a good chance that you can find a website that will gladly hand you money for you to write for them.
Here are thirty of the best websites on the Internet for getting paid to contribute.
This site is in the Web Design niche. They pay using Paypal.
Developer Tutorials is a web design and programming based site, so the type of articles that they accept fall within that general realm. If you have knowledge and experience in programming, check out their site to see about sending in a submission for them. They typically pay between $30-$50 per article, or up to $100 for full tutorials.
This is in the audio niche. They pay using Paypal or Moneybookers.
If you aren’t already familiar with the Envato network of blogs, it is a good idea to see what they are up to. Not only do they offer a plethora of useful sites, they are user contributed and welcome submissions from knowledgeable people. They will pay you $50 for a “Quick Tip” which is described on their site as being around 500 words. That is great money.
This is in the Photoshop niche. They pay using Paypal or Moneybooks.
Just like with Audio Tuts, PSD Tuts is in the Envato network and follows the same exact structure. If you have a solid understanding of Photoshop and have some useful tips that you could share with interested readers, it would be a smart idea to submit to them. They will pay you up to $150 for a tutorial, so if you know what you are doing, there is definitely money to be had.
This is in the design, blogging, and freelancing niche. They pay using Paypal or Moneybooks.
1stWebDesigner is a huge design blog with a great reach. This means more than just the opportunity for pay, but the opportunity to expose your ideas to a very expansive audience. You can make between $50 and $75 for contributions there.
This is in the computer tips and ideas niche. They pay using Paypal or will send you a check if you live in the United States.
This website happens to pay exceptionally well. To break it down, they pay $25 for 250 word articles, $40 for 400 word articles, and so on. They pay per word here is great and they have over 300,000 monthly visitors so you know there is a lot of exposure.
Pro Blog Design
This is in the design and programming niche. They pay using Paypal and Moneybookers.
They break down pay into two simple categories: $100 for basic articles, and $125 for more complex articles. The simplest way to go is to write an article and let them determine what its worth. Well worth the writing time.
This is in the make money writing niche. Their payment method is unknown, so be sure to see their website for more information about compensation.
Unlike most of the websites listed here, Writers Weekly is not a blog in the traditional sense. It is online but is members only for subscribers, so your writing is exclusive for people who pay for it. You can typically make between $40 and $60 per article that they accept from you.
One Spoon at a Time
This is in the writing, marketing, and blogging niche primarily (some exceptions). They pay using Paypal.
One of the advantages to writing for this site is that they are versatile, and will gladly accept contributions that fall under any of their categories. They pay $50 per submission that is accepted.
Make a Living Writing
This is in the make money writing niche. They pay using Paypal.
This is a great site for people that are working as freelancers because you can write about what you know and, assuming your subject is interesting and informational, you can get paid $50 for any article that is accepted. An easy place to submit to if you are working as a writer in basically any capacity.
Rock Solid Finance
This is in the money and small business niche. Their payment method is unknown.
They pay for all contributions that they accept within the small business niche, and offer $50 per accepted submission. As long as your article is about money or finance in a small business sense it will fit within their realm. They accept articles of a fairly versatile nature.
This is in the Photoshop niche. They pay using Paypal.
If you know a lot about Photoshop and have interesting information that you would like to share, consider submitting to PhotoshopTutorials. They accept tutorials that are in depth and pay between $150 and $300 for them. A great place to send complex articles if you know Photoshop well.
WP Web Host
This is in the WordPress niche. They pay using Paypal.
This is a web hosting company that features articles from freelance writers on the subject of WordPress. Any neat tips or tricks that you have learned that you can communicate effectively to an end user will be highly regarded and they pay $100 for accepted submissions.
This is in the Adobe niche. They pay using Paypal.
If you know a lot about Adobe’s various products, then this is a smart place for you to spend some time. They offer pay between $50 and $75 for articles and tutorials that are helpful to their readers.
This is in the vector niche. They pay using Paypal.
Yet another member of the Envato blog network, if you know a thing or two about vectors than this is the place you want to be. Like other Envato network blogs, they accept articles for up to $150 depending on the quality and scope of the content. This is a smart place to write tutorials for if you have the knowledge and experience.
The Change Agent
This is in the adult education niche. Their payment method is unknown.
The Change Agent pays $50 for articles contributed that are accepted – they generally want something between 250 and 1000 words. If you know something interesting about adult education this is a smart place to contribute.
This is in the ceramics niche. Their payment method is unknown.
If you enjoy ceramics as a hobby, then this might be a smart place to consider contributing too. They will pay you $25 for short articles, and a lot more for more complex stuff. Definitely a site worth checking out if you know anything about ceramics.
This is in various niches. Their payment method is via check.
If you like writing a lot then this might be worth visiting. They pay .10 per word written for a wide variety of topics.
This is in the skydiving niche. They pay using Paypal.
Do you love skydiving? Most people are far too scared to do it, and how many of the ones that do skydive also know how to write? If you love skydiving and are a writer, then you definitely need to check this website out. They will pay you between $50 and $100 per article, depending on various factors.
This is in the parenting niche. They pay by check.
Metro Parent is aptly titled as they focus on parenting subjects. If you are a parent and a writer and have something that you want to share with the world of parents, this a great place to contribute your thoughts, feelings, and ideas. While they start at $25, they will pay up to $250 for in depth articles with significant information and detail.
This is in the web development niche. Their payment method is unknown.
A leading website in web development subjects, this is a great place to write for as they will pay up to $250 for in depth articles. If you know a lot about web development, then this is a great place to look for ideas for articles to submit.
This is in the web design and web development niche. They pay using Paypal and Moneybookers.
Theme Forest is a huge website with a massive scope and an incredible following. Writing for them means huge exposure and potential for future opportunities. They will pay you up to $100 for an article, so consider writing for them if you know anything unique or interesting about web design or simply have a unique perspective.
This is in the Photoshop niche. Their payment method is unknown.
If you have a strong understanding of Photoshop, here is another great website to consider contributing to. They offer a lot of different tutorials and if you have a tutorial that you can share they will pay up to $125 for it.
This is in the web design niche. They pay using Paypal.
You can easily make money working with Spyre Studios as they will pay you $50 for simple articles, and as much as $160 for tutorials that are more complex and deeper.
This is in the web design and programming niche. Their payment is unknown.
This is the number one design blog on the Internet. Publishing here is a great opportunity for exposure. They pay handsomely but have no specific metrics, so just write an article aiming for the highest quality, and if they accept it you will be rewarded very nicely.
This is in the design niche. They pay using Paypal.
Pxleyes is very popular and offers a lot of opportunity for exposure. They also pay as much as $200 for an article, so writing for them can be very lucrative.
This is in the coding niche. They pay using Paypal or Moneybookers.
This requires a decent amount of external knowledge, but if you are a coder at heart there is no better place on the Internet to submit content to than Net Tuts. They will gladly pay you as much as $150 for an article on coding. They have high standards but if this is a niche you have experience and knowledge in then it is a great place to write.
This is in the design niche. They pay using Paypal.
Yet another design blog. If design is something that you know a lot about, consider sending contributions here. They are happy to pay as much as $100 for articles that they accept. Make sure that all contributions fall into the category of design and usability.
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They are in the tech niche. They pay using Paypal.
Being a top tech blog, MakeUseOf has a giant audience of over 400,000 Subscribers and will pay you $50 for articles that they accept. It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with their content to gauge the kind of material they accept most frequently.
This is in the design and inspiration niche. Their payment method is unknown.
This is a popular and growing blog that loves to host guest articles that show great design interest but, perhaps more importantly, are inspirational. Inspirational design blogs are becoming more popular recently, so writing for sites like this is a smart idea.
This is in the design niche. They pay using Paypal.
Writing for Crazy Leaf is typically smart for people who are looking for exposure more than anything else. This is a great way to get your name out there and in front of a lot of interested potential readers. However, they also pay depending on the quality of the article, so if you want to make a substantial amount of money from contributing to Crazy Leaf make sure to write an article of serious value. They will gladly pay you handsomely for worthwhile articles that they think their readers will truly benefit from.