Freelance writing can be a lucrative part-time or full-time job from home. If you are tired of writing for pennies, then this list will absolutely be your ultimate list for the high paying writing jobs around the web.

First of all, if you are new to writing gigs, then I highly recommend to start writing for yourself first, train your writing skills and learn how making money online really works.

Having your own website is a huge advantage when seeking writing jobs because your profile or portfolio, as well as your sample writings, will be required.

Majority of the freelance writers who earn a full-time income through writing gigs have their own websites. Make sure to create yours. You can build it easily and it’s free.

Here are some of the benefits of having your own website as a freelance writer: 

  • Your sample works are in one place.
  • You can get a backlink or reference of your work to your own website.
  • Your writing credibility is higher than someone without a website.
  •  Most of the articles required to be SEO ready and you probably know what it means when you have your own website.
  • You can earn passive income on your website in the long run while instantly earning active income in freelance writing.

But, can you work as a freelance writer without a website anyway? Sure, you can. But everything will be easier for you if you have your own website.

So, let’s dive into this ultimate list.


Business, Career, and Finance (14)

    1. B. Michelle Pippin
      They pay $50-$150 for business-related articles.
    2. Doctor of Credit 
      They pay $50 for personal finance articles specifically focused on credit.
    3. FreelanceMom 
      They pay $75-$100 for articles about running a business as a busy parent.
    4. Grow Magazine from Acorns
      They pay $50+ for articles on finance geared toward millennials. No guidelines posted but you can email to grow@acorns.com with the word STORY in your subject line.
    5. IncomeDiary 
      They pay $50-$200 for articles about making money online, including SEO, affiliate sales, and traffic generation.
    6. Mirasee 
      They pay $200 for 1,000-2,000-word posts about marketing, business productivity, and growth topics.
    7. Modern Farmer 
      They pay around $150 for articles regarding modern farming.
    8. Penny Hoarder 
      Is a  website that shares money-saving ideas. Their rate is negotiable with the editors during the pitching process — and be willing to forego a link back to your site.
    9. Priceonomics.
      They pay $50 for posts which they occasionally request for articles on specific topics.
    10. RankPay 
      They pay $50 per post about SEO, content marketing, and social media.
    11. Stretcher.com
      They pay $0.10 per published word for articles about specific ways to help people save time and money. In-depth articles with practical ideas that people can employ to help them stretch their dollars.
    12. Writers Weekly 
      They pay $40-$60 for articles about making money niches.
    13. FreshBooks
      They pay $200 and up for 800-1200 words posts about freelancing, invoicing, small business, etc.
    14. iWorkWell 
      They pay $200 per article about human resource practices. This website is recommended for expert HR professionals/consultants/academics and employment or labor attorneys with deep expertise in any area of HR.

Essays (7)

  1. Cosmopolitan.com
    They pay $100 for essays posts about college. They’re also using these essay submissions as a way to find writers for assignments.
  2. Dame 
    They reportedly pay $200 for essays. They also accept reported features and other article types.
  3. Eureka Street 
    An Australian site that pays $200 for analysis or commentary post on politics, religion, popular culture or current events in Australia and around the world. They also pay $50 for poetry.
  4. Narratively 
    They pay $200-$300 for 2000 – 2500-word essays on specific topics. Check their guidelines for a list of current needs.
  5. The New York Times Modern Love 
    A column which reportedly pays as much as $300 for essays on any topic that could be classified as modern love.
  6. Skirt 
    They pay $200 for essays about women’s issues.
  7. Vox First Person
    They reportedly pay $400 for 1,500 words article on personal essays. Pitch: firstperson@vox.com.

Family and Parenting (8)

  1. Just Parents 
    A UK-based site that pays $60 per post about pregnancy and parenting.
  2. Parent.co 
    They Pay from $50 for non-snarky articles about parenting and family issues.
  3. Scary Mommy 
    They pay $100 for original parenting posts.
  4. Stork Guide 
    They pay $50+ per post that focuses on pregnancy and parenting of newborns and toddlers.
  5. The New York Times’ Well Family
    They pay $100 for articles about parenting. Pitch the editor.
  6. Metro Parent
    A publishing group that pays (1) Features 1,000-2,500 words: $150-$350, depending on the complexity of topic and number of sources required, (2) Department columns: $50-75 and (3) Parent Pipeline pieces: $35-50. Their general goal is to have a good mix of fun and substantive local stories of interest to local parents.
  7. A Fine Parent 
    They pay $75 per accepted articles about practical parenting tips and you will also be able to link back to your site in your article bio.
  8. Babble From Disney
    They pay $150 per 1200 words post about anything that’s relevant to parenting.

Health (4)