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75+ Paid Writing Opportunities

75+ Paid Writing Opportunities By Holly Reisem Hanna

Freelance writing is one of the best ways to make money from home. You don’t need any special training, the opportunities are plentiful, and you don’t even need a website to get started. As long as you can provide well written, thoughtful content — you can make a good amount.

Not convinced?

New York Times Best Selling Author, Nora Roberts, only has a high school education. She started writing her first novel back in 1979 after being trapped at home due to blizzard conditions. To date Nora has written 209 romance novels – incredible!

Still don’t believe me?

A couple of years ago Danny Margulies decided to quit his full-time job to pursue a copywriting career using the freelance platform, Elance. Without any special education or training he was quickly able to hone his skills and pull in six-figures during his second year working as a copywriter.

If you’d like to work at home as a freelance writer, here are some of the various types of writing gigs, where to find them, and how much they pay.

Blog Writing

Writing blog posts is a quick and easy way to earn money and gain exposure, as numerous sites will allow a short bio with a link back to your website. Many of these sites have established guidelines in place, so make sure you carefully read through the details and follow all of the rules. Crafting a thoughtful pitch will improve your chances of getting accepted.

75+ Paid Writing OpportunitiesFreelance Writing Platforms

No matter what type of writing gig you’re looking for (article writing, copywriting, ghostwriting, grant writing, e-books, or technical) you’ll be able to find it on these freelance writing platforms. Simply search the job postings and submit a bid. If your bid is accepted, you complete the work and get paid through the platform.

Greeting Cards

Have a knack for writing short and sweet sentiments? Turn your ideas into cash by submitting your words to greeting card companies. According to Carol Eannarino, payment for a greeting card idea ranges from $10 to $50 depending on the studio.

Helpful Tips and Short Stories

Print and online magazines are constantly looking for new content that’s why many publications are willing to pay for short stories, helpful tips, poems and even jokes. Here are just a few publications that pay for submissions. Payment is made only if your tip or story is published.

Job Boards for Writers

Smaller, niche-focused job board websites are a great places to search for freelance, part-time, and full-time writing jobs. Simply search the sites using these key phrases that meet your criteria.


Are you a whiz in the kitchen? Then monetize your cooking skills by writing and submitting recipes. While they don’t pay a lot, it’s a fun way to support your Starbucks habit.

Resume Writing

Are you good at proofreading, interviewing, and persuasive writing? Then becoming a professional resume writer may be the perfect freelance writing job for you.

Revenue Sharing

With revenue sharing sites, you contribute content to the site and in return you make a percentage of the advertising revenue generated from your content. Each site does it a little differently; some offer base pay, while others are strictly based on how much traffic or how many clicks your content receives. Personally, I’ve never tried to make money this way, but here’s some success tips from Carol Tice.

Romance Novels

Do you want to write the next Fifty Shades of Gray? Then submit your manuscript to one of the many romance publishers. New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author, Brenda Hiatt has a great list of approximately what each publisher pays for first and subsequent novels.

Travel Writing

Who doesn’t dream of traveling the world and getting paid to write about their adventures? While most travel gigs pay in free travel, food, lodging, and activities, there are a few outlets that will pay a small amount for your writing.

What type of writing gigs are you searching for?

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59 Responses to “75+ Paid Writing Opportunities”

  1. 1

    Holly, thanks for including Write Naked on your list of blogs that compensate writers. Just wanted to let you know the rate posted is incorrect. I do not pay $100. (I ran a promotion a few years ago for that rate, so perhaps you saw an old page.) I pay $50 per guest post, but if I am particularly wowed with a pitch I pay $200. Thanks again–really appreciate the exposure and love the site you have built here.

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    Emily says:

    So going to check all this out.

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    Eve says:

    This is very helpful. Writing for a living is something I’ve always wanted to do, but finding legitimate resources is a difficult tasks. You’ve made this journey easier to bear. Thanks!

  4. 4

    hey there holly,
    always love the info you send!
    ps-elance & odesk are now
    keep up the great work!

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    Crisann Musso says:

    Good Morning!

    I’m glad I came across this site. I am inspired to express myself through the written word again. I am new to blogging, but excited to get my feet wet learning about it.

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    StraitStar says:

    I enjoy writing poems. I don’t see any place for me to submit a freelance poem here though.


    Onward makes one
    Lag when
    Learning of the
    Yearly traffic gag.

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    Kali says:

    The Intense Blog link leads to the Dollar Stretcher page. (It isn’t hard to Google the write for us link, just thought you should know anyways!)

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    Leiann Lynn Rose Spontaneo says:

    Thanks Ms. Hanna! I love doing recipes and this article will really be a blessing!

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    Lesly says:

    Hi I have just written a short story about an old pit bull telling his life story. It’s approx 20,000 words. Any suggestions as to where I go next with this

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    Tangela says:

    Greetings Holly,
    Top Tenz is no longer excepting submissions until further notice. They are now using their inside staff writers.

    This information was on the website.


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    Erin says:

    Parents, teachers and homeschoolers – Get paid to share your expertise and ideas with thousands of readers!!
    -Opportunities for paid blog posts on the Educents blog (
    -Receive a quarterly newsletter with blog topic ideas
    -Receive invitations to submit pitches for blog posts
    -Get your name out there! Every blog post published on Educents has an author bio

    More info:

  12. 12

    Would anyone happen to know a good place to write opinion articles? Maybe 300 to 500 words for $10 a pop? Whenever I find these lists of blogs and publications that pay, they are almost never looking for opinion. Maybe the niche is not profitable.

  13. 13
    Paige says:

    I’m a yoga teacher an a Nutritionist. What do you think the best place to start would be for my knowledge? Thanks.

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    Clara says:

    This is by far the most complete list I have come across of the highest paying writing jobs. I have been seriously considering working as a freelance writer, however many of the jobs that I have seem are not as generous in compensation as the ones listed here in your article. I look forward to checking out these opportunities! Thank you!

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    Elizabeth says:

    I’m a Social Work student, who cares about special needs and social needs in public.IS there any sites to become a writer in this field? :)

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    Holly, I just wanted to thank you for this incredible post. It’s full of SO much good information and resources to find freelance writing work online. I can tell you spent a lot of time on it, so thank you, thank you, thank you! And I had NO idea about Nora Roberts only having a high-school education! That is a great cocktail party fact, too! Hope you’re well.

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    sana says:

    i want a writing job

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    Lorianne says:

    This looks interesting. I like to type and I would like to make some extra money. Please send me some info

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    Mandi says:

    Great tips Holly! always enjoy your posts :)

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    Amber S says:

    Once I get started writing a blog how would I get paid for it?

  21. 21

    Hi Holly

    Thanks for sharing this huge list. very nice list for writers

  22. 22

    So many interesting information, thanks. I also would like to recommend another source I often write to this site. If it’s interesting for somebody, you can visit a site or write me for more information.

  23. 23

    I would like to recommend my site 20four7va. We currently need lots of writers and VA’s for different kind of business.

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    Denita Johnson says:

    Thanks for all the information. I am a homemaker and enjoy writing picture book stories, I have been looking for some freelance work and your article has been a blessing. I will be checking at the sites you recommend, thanks again and take care.

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    We pay $100 per post if you want to add our site. All details are here:

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    Kara Spittal says:

    I don’t have website but looking and love writing. I had been writing on agony aunts column I enjoy helping other people. Love to follow my dream and do this for a job.

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    Damanpreet says:

    Hi I live in India n love to write so please let me know how I can do that . Thanks

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    Angel Johnson says:

    Looking to get hired. How do I start?

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    Muskan says:

    I want to write blogs could not find website

  31. 31
    Muskan says:

    Hi holly I love to write on life and experience and many more but could not find website

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