The pay will fluctuate for each company. Some pay as little as $15 an article, while others pay you over $200 per submission. Whether you’re just starting out in your writing career or if you’re a seasoned writer, there’s something here for you.
You’ll find leads that will hire you even if you have no experience and some that will only hire you if you have experience. Some require you to test, while others will just ask you for your submission and either approve your article and pay you, or decline your submission without pay.
This list is in no particular order. I decided to write ten little snippets for some of the companies to give you an idea of the opportunities out there. I provided over 1000 leads, but you’ll have to do the work to find that perfect gig for you.
I wish you luck with your writing. Don’t give up. Keep at it. Go out and get ’em. You got this! When you’re feeling down from applying to all these companies, just remember that I’m here cheering you on and rooting for you. Okay enough from me, your personal cheerleader, let’s get on with the massive list of writing leads.
1. 5 Best Things
5 Best Things hires freelancers to write lists on a variety of topics including technology, food, jobs, style, current affairs, and many more. They pay via PayPal 30 days after your article is accepted. The amount paid ranges from $15 – $135 per article.
2. A Fine Parent
A Fine Parent pays writers $50 per article, via PayPal, to write topics about parenting. They’re not always hiring, but you can sign up to be notified by email when they have opportunities for writers.
3. A List Apart
CopyPress is almost always looking for general bloggers to write educational, interesting, and unique articles. They pay $0.04-$.06/word and they hire freelancers from anywhere to write for them.
Cosmopolitan.com will pay writers $100 per essay. They want posts no longer than 800 words about memorable, hilarious, crazy, or touching college experiences. If you’re a student looking to make some extra cash, this is a great option for you.
Gothamist pays for nonfiction articles about life in New York City. If you live in NYC and love to write original, funny, heartbreaking, and engaging stories about your day-to-day life, this is your chance. You’ll be paid based on your experience, quality, and length of the article.
Listverse will pay $100 a post if you are a native English speaker, have a sense of humor, and love things unusual or interesting. They only accept lists with at least ten items minimum. You also have to have PayPal to accept payments.
SitePoint will pay you $150 per article and $200 for tutorials. They pay for topics in the web development niche. Things like HTML, CSS, SaaS, developer tools, and more. If you submit three tutorials a month that would be an extra $600 in supplemental income.
9. The Layout
The Layout pays up to $150 per article. You can choose to topics to about based on one of their suggestions, or you can submit a custom article of your own choosing.
10. Two Plus Two
Two Plus Two pays $200 per 1000-2000 word article. Their website is very niche, and all of the submissions need to be about poker. If you have some experience playing poker maybe you can make some extra cash writing articles for them.
60+. Master List of Job Leads for Writers & Others
You can head over to the Master List and search for ‘writing’, and you’ll find 50+ more writing leads. I’m always adding more companies to this list so check back regularly.
110+. Parenting Writing Opportunities
1410+. Writing Gigs from Beyond Your Blog
Susan over at Beyond Your Blog has dedicated her site to helping bloggers get published on sites other than their personal blog. She has curated lists that in total have over 1300, yes you read it right, thirteen hundred writing opportunities for you.
You can find an opportunity in almost any niche like parenting, food, lifestyle, relationships, style, travel, you name it-she has it. She’s organized them in lovely categories for you so you can find your niche and find your perfect opportunity.
Get Writing Leads E-mailed To You!
Freedom With Writing is an awesome group of people who are dedicated to helping freelancers find writing gigs.
They will send you an initial email of three companies that are hiring writers right now. Plus, they’ll send you more leads as they find and review them.
They also send tips and tricks to help you become a successful and published writer.
Infinite Work at Home Job Leads for Writers and Everyone Else
If this list of 1400+ writing leads isn’t enough, you can always check out the list of 50+ work at home websites for job leads. The Internet is a wonderful thing; Any job that you can do from a computer you can bet that it has a remote opportunity. so keep searching until you find your perfect career.
If you search on Google, try searching for forums. There’s a lot of chatter about companies on WAHM.
I’ll try to research some of these writing leads in the future and post some reviews of my findings.
If you have any work at home leads e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the details and I’ll add them to the Master List so other readers can benefit, too.
Good luck with your job searches.
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Let me know in the comments.