October 11, 2011
There are tons of ways to get paid to write. Many are covered right here on this site, eg: SEO article writing; creating minisites; and writing for write-for-pay sites like eHow and AssociatedContent, to name a few. However, one option that’s not discussed nearly as much is getting paid to do guest blog posts.
While we accept guest posts here at InkwellEditorial.com, we don’t pay for them. But, there are quite a few sites that do – and it’s pretty decent money. Following are five.
Note: I “blog for free” all the time. I do it for PR purposes and have appeared on some of the most popular blogs in freelance writing, eg, CopyBlogger and FreelanceWritingGigs to name just a couple. For me, it’s paid off handsomely. I point this out to say, IMO, there’s a time and a place for writing for free.
Get Paid to Guest Post Site #1: WritersWeekly.com: Rate — $60 for 600-word articles. Get their guest post submission guidelines.
Get Paid to Guest Post Site #2: BloggingTips.com: Site accepts unpaid guests posts, but also pays a roster of frequent guest posters. I wrote for this site for about a year and a half starting in early 2008 on into 2009. See all of my posts on the site.
Posts can be any length you want and you can write on whatever you want, as long as it’s about blogging/making money online.
When I wrote for them, the rate was $50/month for a post a week (so about $12.50 per post); it could be more now. I wrote for them for the exposure though, as I was getting into creating minisites and ebook publishing. As they gave free reign on what to write about, I could usually knock out 400-800 word posts in less than half an hour. I enjoyed writing for this site and only stopped because I got too busy with my own projects.
I couldn’t find the “write for us” link on their site anymore, but I do know that they pay guest bloggers. Send an email to info[at]bloggingtips.com requesting to be a paid guest poster if you’re interested in writing for this site.
Update: Thanks to freelancer Audre who sent in the link to this site’s guest post submission guidelines.
Get Paid to Guest Post Site #3: FreelanceSwitch.com: Rate — $50 per post. Can be about anything that has to do with freelancing (eg, freelance writing, web design, graphic design, etc.). Get their guest post submission guidelines.
Get Paid to Guest Post Site #4: MakeaLivingWriting.com: Rate — $50 per post. What type of guest posts does this site like? In the webmaster’s words:
Some particular areas where I am always looking for guest posts include specialized writing niches, time management, and the technical end of blogging and writers’ Web sites. I also like success stories about how a writer broke in, or got a great client.
Get their guest post submission guidelines.
Update: The site’s webmaster, Carol Tice, sent in the following info hours after this post went up.
I’m all booked up with guest posts through the end of 2011. Folks should try me again in late December for Jan/Feb post ideas.
Get Paid to Guest Post Site #5: OneSpoonAtaTime.com: Rate — $50 per post. Type of guest posts this site looks for? In the publisher’s words:
. . . video marketing, infoproduct creation, ways to write more effectively, ways to write more productively, creating pillar posts, unusual blogging tactics . . .
Get the site’s guest post submission guidelines.
35 More Get Paid to Write/Guest Post Opportunities
Here’s a list of 7 blogs that pay for guest posts (we covered a couple above before finding this link).
Here are 28 more get paid to write/guest post opportunities. Note: Be careful of the “shared revenue” model. Look for get paid to write opportunities that pay you actual dollars, not some portion of revenue earned for traffic your writing generates.
How to Increase Your Chance of Getting Paid to Guest Blog
Here are some great guest blogging tips; really a mini “guest blogging tutorial” – that will increase your chance of getting paid for your posts.
Enjoy, and happy guest blogging!
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