5 Sites That Pay For Posts

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Although there are lots of great non-monetary benefits that come from having your writing featured on your favorite sites, very few of us would turn down cash as compensation for providing a stellar written piece.

5 Sites That Pay For Posts - Websites and Publications That Pay Writers For Accepted Submissions

Luckily, there are quite a few sites who feel the same (and still more who are working toward being able to pay contributors soon!).   For an extensive list of paid writing opportunities, visit our DIRECTORY.

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1.  Mamalode – A parenting magazine that focuses on a different theme each month.  Mamalode is “filled with stories, poems, playlists, slideshows, reviews and great people.

PAYMENT – Mamalode tracks unique views for a period of time after the piece is published, and has a pay scale that increases with those views.  Mamalode is very interested in increasing this scale over time.  Current rates can be found in their submission manager.

Other useful links: Submission GuidelinesWriting Guidelines


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2.  BlogHer – BlogHer is a platform for sharing great voices, stories and ideas.”.  With categories of food, family, style, love & sex, work/life, DIY, health, entertainment, news & politics, and blogs & social media, BlogHer covers a wide span of interests.

PAYMENT – At the time this post is being published, BlogHer pays $50 per syndicated or assigned post. Pitch an editor with Syndicated or Original Content or us the Syndication Form

Other useful links: Syndication Form; Susan’s Recipe For BlogHer SyndicationBeyond Your Blog Podcast 004 – Rita Arens, Deputy Editor, BlogHer


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3.  Cracked – “We offer heaps of facts smothered in humor. We are the professors you wish you had in school; we are Indiana Jones except with less adventures and more sarcasm.”

PAYMENT – At the time of this post, payment is $100 per accepted post for the first 4 posts.  Subsequent accepted posts will be paid at a rate of $200. They also pay a bonus of $100 if your post is one of the top 10 most successful articles for the month.  Create an account and check their writer’s workshop for current rates.

Other Useful links: Write For Cracked 


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4.  Matador Network “Matador is a global community of travel journalists, filmmakers, athletes, photographers, and writers producing original stories and videos on people, place, music, sports, and culture worldwide.”

PAYMENT – At the time of this post, standard payment is $20 or $25 depending on article type and length; Check Submission Guidelines for current rates.

Other Useful Links: Submission Link


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5.  The Sun Magazine –  Offered in both digital and print versions, “The Sun is an independent, ad-free monthly magazine that for nearly forty years has used words and photographs to invoke the splendor and heartache of being human.”  This publication pays for accepted work.

PAYMENT – At the time of this post, payment is from $300 to $2000 for essays and interviews, $300 to $1,500 for fiction, and $100 to $200 for poetry.  Contributors are also given a complimentary one-year subscription to The Sun.  Check Submission Guidelines for current rates.


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5 Comments on “5 Sites That Pay For Posts”

  1. I love this blog so much…

    You NAILED it when you thought of this idea for a site!!! Thank you- truly. And this topic is one I have been wanting to know about for a while now, so a HUGE thank you for the information!!

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