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Work From Home Jobs: Earn a Living as a Freelance Writer!

These days, Making money online is easier than you think. With the way technology is ever increasing, more and more people are turning to their computer for the answers. That’s likely one of the reasons you’ve found this website. You are either looking for a little extra cash-ish or you want to fire you boss once and for all! So, how are people making money while working at home? Well, you’ll be happy to know, the answer is rather lengthy. Yep, virtually any industry is seeking your help! They need you more than ever, and right now is an excellent time to start an online career. In this topic we are going to discuss ways you can make money writing for other companies. If you’ve never heard of the term Private Label Rights, you’ll want to write this down!

Private Label Rights (PLR) is a style of freelance writing that enables the end user to claim it as their own work. Yes, you may have written it, but your agreement is to allow your Buyer to use it in any form or format they choose. In fact, many companies are turning to PLR since they don’t have the time to write the content themselves. You don’t have to be an expert in the field either (although that helps a lot). If you have a strong interest in a specific industry, there’s a place for you. Some freelance writers do a lot of research and through the process of learning the industry, they find something interesting to write about. So don’t fret, there’s a place for you in freelance writing!

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Here’s a list of different companies (and industries) you can reach out to, so you can get started “write” – away!


  1. Doctor of Credit pays $50 for personal finance articles that focus specifically on credit.
  2. eCommerce Insiders pays $60-$150 for articles about online retailing.
  3. FreelanceMom pays $75-$100 for posts about running a business as a busy parent.
  4. FreshBooks pays $200 a post and up.


  5. Dame reportedly pays $200 for essays.
  6. Essig Magazine offers $100 for essays about a personal experience.
  7. The Establishment pays $125 and up for reported stories and essays.
  8. Guideposts pays $250 for Christian faith-based essays.
  9. LightHouse pays $100 for uplifting essays by blind or visually impaired writers.
  10. Narratively pays $100+ for essays on specific topics. Check their guidelines for a list of current needs.
  11. Skirt pays $200 for essays about women’s issues.

     Family and Parenting

  12. Just Parents is a UK-based site that focuses on pregnancy and parenting. They pay $60 per post.
  13. Parent.co posts non-snarky articles about parenting and family issues. Pay starts at $50.
  14. Stork Guide focuses on pregnancy and parenting of newborns and toddlers. They pay $50+ per post.


  15. The Anxiety Foundation pays $50 for mental health articles.
  16. The Atlantic’s online health section reportedly pays $200.
  17. BookBrowse pays for book reviews! Writers accepted into their stable of reviewers will earn $50 for a 600-word review.
  18. Gothamist pays $50-$150 for reported pieces about New York.
  19. Playboy.com pays up to $350, depending on the topic.
  20. TwoPlusTwo Magazine pays $200 for original posts about poker.
  21. Upworthy pays $150-$200 for 500-word posts.
  22. YourTango pays $50 for posts on love, sex, travel, mental health, and just about anything else that affects your relationships.


  23. Compose pays $200 and $200 in Compose database credits for articles about databases.
  24. Graphic Design School blog pays $100-$200 for articles and tutorials about Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and open source design tools.
  25. Linode pays $250 for articles about Linux, Socket.io, NoSQL databases, game servers, Open Change, and Web RTC.
  26. SitePoint pays $100-$150 for articles on HTML, CSS, Ruby, PHP, and more.
  27. SlickWP pays $100 for posts about WordPress and the Genesis Theme framework.
  28. WPHub pays $100-$200 for posts on web design trends, coding best practices, and other WordPress-related topics.

    Travel and Food

  29. Cultures and Cuisines pays $200 per article.
  30. The International Wine Accessories blog pays $50 and up for articles.
  31. Saveur starts at $150 for “amazing stories about food and travel.”

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  32. Freedom with Writing pays $50+ for lists of paying publishers. They also pay for short ebooks, so there is an option for longer-form content, too.
  33. WOW! Women on Writing pays $50-$150.

As you can see there are a number of companies willing to pay for your work! As long as you have a computer, you are ready to rock it to the coffee shop and start freelancing!

For more sites and information regarding freelance writing, make sure to visit makealivingwriting.com. You can find some really great and helpful information there!

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6 thoughts on “Work From Home Jobs: Earn a Living as a Freelance Writer!

  1. Very interesting post!!! I didn’t know about Private Label Rights. There are plenty of topics that I could write for and make some money on the side. Are there any watchouts in regards to the process? I’m probably going to reach out to one of the companies you are recommending here. Thanks again!!!

    1. Hey Juan! Awesome! Glad you liked the info. PLR is a great way to make a little extra cash. It’s also a fantastic way to introduce your high school or college students, who enjoy writing, to the industry. It’s becoming increasingly popular! Have a great one!

  2. Hi. I enjoyed the list of places you put down where there can be a possibility for us to earn money with our writing.

    I bookmarked your page for further reference.

    The one that got me interested was the Guideposts about Christian faith-based essays under the Essays category. I think I will take a closer look at them. Thanks for sharing this.

    1. Thanks Guy! Let me know how it goes. These are just a small list of what is out there. I hope you find something that inspires you in addition to paying you! 🙂

      -The Dude

  3. Hi Anthony,

    Really great list.

    I check the Pro Blogger job board here and there if I feel a pull toward freelance work. Fab opportunities that usually pay well too.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂


    1. Hi Ryan! Thanks for stopping by, I truly appreciate it, and thanks for Pro Blogger job board. I haven’t made my way to that site. I will have to look into it! I think everyone enjoys writing about something! Have a good one!

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