One of my favorite places to hang out online is in my various writing groups on Linkedin.com. One of the reasons is that there is never a shortage of great information being shared. This week a member of one of the copywriting groups I belong to shared the following list which I think is perfect for new freelance copywriters and for those writers who are simply looking for a bit of cash flow. It’s a list of places online that pay writers for article submissions and tutorial contributions. Take a look:
Crazy Leaf (Web Design Blog)
This web design blog accepts contributions on the following topics: tutorials, graphic design, web design, Flash, Photoshop, vectorial graphics, design inspiration, programming, print design, design resources, photography or just a “Top 10″ article. Your article should be a minimum of 500 words and should include two images. Their pay rate depends on the length of your article as well as the quality.
Developer Tutorials (Cutting Edge Programming and Design)
If you are a writer who can create unique, high quality tutorials and list-based articles for web design, Developer Tutorials is the place for you! Their payments range from: $50-$100 per tutorial and $30-$50 for each list-based article. If you submit a tutorial, it must be at least 1000 words and has to include illustrations. A list-based article must target web developers or designers. They must include a solid description of each item in the list and screenshots or graphics when applicable. You will more than likely need a PayPal account, since they use PayPal as their method of payment.
Dollar Stretcher (Living Better for Less)
Many writers are blessed with the gift of being financially savvy and good money managers. If this sounds like you, then Dollar Stretcher is definitely a site you’ll want to check out. They are looking for articles that provide their readers with tips to save time and money. Payment is at the rate of $0.10 per published word. Each article must be in the 500 to 700-word range.
Drop Zone (Skydiving Content)
Do you skydive? Well then, you’re in luck. Drop Zone is looking for skydiving-related articles, including, general information pieces, reviews, event articles, press releases and photographic reports. Writers must contact Drop Zone by email at email@example.com to discuss compensation.
Metroparent (Local Stories of Interest to Local Parents – SouthEast Michigan Moms)
Are you a mom, dad or have a child-related background or experience? Check out Metroparent. They love well-written articles related to parenting.
Their payment structure is as follows:
Features 1,000-2,500 words: $150-$350, depending on complexity of topic and number of sources required to do the story justice;
Department columns: $50-75;
Parent Pipeline pieces: $35-50; and
Payment is upon publication.
Net Tuts (Web Developer and Web Designer Tutorials and Articles)
Yes, there are writers out there who are also techies. And lucky for those of you who are: Net Tuts wants extensive tutorials and/or screencasts on the following topics:
- HTML / CSS techniques
- jQuery or similar libraries
- CMS’s – WordPress, Expression Engine, Joomla, etc.
- Simpler PHP & Rails techniques
They also use PayPal, and the rate depends on the type of tutorial you submit. Rumor has it, they pay $50.
PSD Tuts (Photoshop Tutorial Blog)
Do you like talking about photoshop? This site wants tutorials or content that photoshop enthusiasts enjoy. Send your tutorial or content to PSD Tuts, and get your contribution published. You will be paid an agreed USD rate for each item published. They also accept offers, so, by all means, make one! They pay via PayPal or Moneybookers and, better still, they pay within the first week of the month following publication.
Rock Solid Finance (Strategy and Finance for Entrepreneurs)
Looking for another financial-related blog? Well, here it is. Rock Solid Finance focuses on corporate finance, fundraising and growth strategies. If you enjoy teaching people to “make, measure and monitor” the money in their business, submit an article to Rock Solid Finance. They make offers of either fifty bucks or two contextual backlinks.
SpyreStudios (Design Blog)
Depending on the type and the quality of your blog post, you can get $50 to $160 writing articles for the SpyreStudios web design blog. That is, of course, if you like writing about typography, design trends, inspiration, CSS, HTML, WordPress, jQuery, minimalism and that sort of stuff. This site is great for tutorials, posts/articles and how-to’s. And SpyreStudios uses PayPal.
WorldStart (Computer Tips)
Are you a computer aficionado? WorldStart is for writers who are able to provide tips to their email subscribers about . . . yes, computers. Payment depends on the quality of your article, its length, and the usefulness of the tip or topic.
Approximately 250 words-$25
Approximately 400 words-$40
Approximately 600 words-$45
Maximum length is approximately 800 words-$50
They use PayPal.
Writers Weekly (Blogging About Making Money from Writing)
Do you want to write about selling the written word? In other words, are you interested in making money writing? If you’ve read this far, you are. Submit your 600-word article to Writers Weekly.
Writers Weekly pays $60 for non-exclusive electronic rights for your submission. For freelance success stories (approximately 300 words), they pay in the neighborhood of $40. E-mail your query to angela (at) writersweekly.com.
In addition to getting paid to write, you can use this opportunity as a great marketing method, because these sites, which have many subscribers, allow you to include a link back to your website.
Final Note: Please contact the site owners first before submitting your articles, because most of the sites ask for a pitch before accepting your contribution.
We have Top-Copywriter to thank for this score!