Spread your online writing knowledge to build a second income stream.
The Internet is full of opportunities for writers.
But the sad reality is several people, especially in developing countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, etc., don’t know the proper ways to earn money by writing online.
In this article, we will discuss three websites that pay you at least $50 US for writing articles related to writing, copywriting and editing.
The best part?
These websites are open to writers from all over the world, and their payment method is PayPal.
Before we proceed, if you’d like to watch a more candid version of this, here’s a video-
1. Funds For Writers
- Pointers for winning writing contests,
- Ideas for breaking into a particular content market,
- Profitable business practices related to online writing.
You can check out more topics in the Funds For Writers submission guidelines.
Flat $75 US for a new, previously unpublished article.
If you want to submit a previously-published article related to these topics to Funds For Writers, you’ll be paid a flat fee of $25 US for the reprint. There has to be a gap of at least 90 days between the date of first publishing and when you submit the article to Funds For Writers.
How to submit
Share your entire article in an email on the email ID mentioned in their submission guidelines.
2. Writers Weekly
- Marketing secrets,
- Backstories of authors and books,
- Any unique first-hand experiences you might have had as a writer.
Writers Weekly is open to creative ideas. If you have any interesting story about your life as a writer in your country, you should share it with Writers Weekly.
Flat $60 us for previously-unpublished articles.
If you want to submit a reprint of an older article, then the payment is $30. The mode of payment is PayPal.
How to submit
Send an email with a pitch for your article. You don’t have to include the whole article in the email, just an outline and a brief pitch. Check Writers Weekly’s detailed submission guidelines here.
If you are unsure how to write a pitch that can get you accepted on a website like this, I have prepared a detailed video about the five elements of a successful pitch. You can check it out here.
3. Make A Living Writing
- How to get more traffic on your blog or website,
- How to build an email list,
- How to transition to a full-time freelance writer,
- New techniques of writing, email marketing, or social media strategy,
- Any success stories that you might have had as a writer.
With Make A Living Writing, you can share the unique experiences that helped you grow with other writers and make money while doing so!
Flat $75 per article. This payment can increase and go up to $150, depending on the length of your article.
The important point to remember here is that once you submit the article to Make A Living Writing, you cannot publish it anywhere else. They also do not accept reprints of older articles.
Check their detailed submission guidelines here.
Quickly summarising, here are three websites that pay you at least $50 for articles about blogging, freelance writing, or editing.
- Funds For Writers. 550–650 words, $75 flat for new articles, $25 for reprints.
- Writers Weekly. 600 words, flat $60 for new articles, $30 for reprints.
- Make a Living Writing. 850–1200 words. $75-$150, depending on the length of your article. No reprints allowed.
If you found this list useful, don’t forget to share it with all your writer friends who love writing but are yet unable to make money from it.
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