5 Places To Get Paid To Write Articles

If you’re looking for beginner freelance writing jobs or filler writing work for your down time, the following five writing companies hire new writers on a regular basis. How much do freelancers get paid to write articles? That can vary from $3-$100 per article depending on many factors. General article writing pay for the below companies ranges on a scale of just below  .01/word  to .02/word or slightly better.

Below are rated worst pay to best pay with pros and cons for each company.

Content Gurus

Pro: This is a lower paying but easy company to work for that offers easy article writing for pay.

Con: Monthly payday only


Pro: Plenty of work available and twice monthly pay. This company also hires writers on a graded system. The better you’re graded, the better you are paid.

Con: lower pay, US writers only

Need An Article.Net

Pro: This site offers regular paying writing work as well. What many like about them is that they pay weekly on Friday nights

Con: non compete clause may limit your own career pursuits and pay is on the lower side

(their website doesn’t offer a writer’s application so you’ll need to contact them through their e-mail address if interested in applying.)

Quality Gal

Pro:This is a slightly better paying writing gig that offers regular writing work with a graded system so the better the quality, the more money you earn. Company is: We Build Pages

Con: This established company has a great reputation and offers decent rates but some suggest the research work involved can be a bit high for the pay at times.

Demand Studios

Pro: Plenty of work writing how to articles for good weekly pay. DS pays writers, editors, transcribers, and videographers.

Con: Some limits on how many weekly articles new writers can do, and strict style guides to follow

Get Paid to Write Articles

All the above companies offer a system whereby writers can claim articles from a content management system and all offer a somewhat automated payment system as well where writers are paid via PayPal.

I am a busy freelance writer, blogger, and consultant that isn’t working with any of the above content companies as I do have regular clients and some private “filler” sources of writing work and also write for passive income that has unlimited potential but I do hear good (to mostly good) things about the above content companies hiring and paying freelance writers  on a constant basis so they are a great starting point for beginners or a great option for filler work for writers as well.

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Monday, March 23rd, 2009 freelance writing, Get Paid to Write

21 Comments to 5 Places To Get Paid To Write Articles

  1. hoya

    your link to need an article.net is being overwrtitten by needanarticle.com, an auto writer (duh!!!)

  2. blake on April 14th, 2009
  3. Actually that’s the site but they don’t advertise for writers on their home page so I suggest e-mailing them for a writer’s application. I’ll update the blog post so people realise.

  4. Dana Prince on April 14th, 2009
  5. Firstly – there are writers all over the net complaining that Content Guru don’t pay their writers. Probably not a good suggestion to include in a ‘paid writing sites’ post if they’re not going to pay.

    Secondly – if you want to get into Need an Article – try this link:


    Open a support ticket. It sends an email directly to admin for you.


  6. Bianca on May 13th, 2009
  7. @Bianca,

    I hadn’t heard anything negative about them and know they’ve been around for a long time. I wrote for them once a few years back and they did pay on time and I’ve talked to other writers in the past who have worked with them without complaint (other than the low pay).

    I know that some companies do have hiccups from time to time and quickly get back on their feet.

    If anyone else has had good or bad experiences with the above companies, sharing your experience would be really helpful for others.

    One of the above companies has amended their writer policy to cover the area of people speaking negatively about them on public forums so people do need to be careful they’re not breaking any confidentiality agreements, though!


  8. Dana Prince on May 13th, 2009
  9. Expertscolumn.com is another get paid to write articles. This is a revenue sharing site which shares revenue with members earned from the columns written by them. I hope you add it to your list as well.

  10. Expertscolumn.com on November 29th, 2009
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  13. for me, as a newbie in the writer world, get some moneys from writing is a good point to start the long term journey for better future. I hope someday i can stay at home and doing all work from my room and I can still spend my time with my son. So nice I think…

  14. neo on June 11th, 2010
  15. You have a very useful information about get paid for writing articles. I didn’t see that you include bukisa as one of the site of get paid to write/publish article, this site is good because they have pretty impresive CPM (it’s around $3-$4 per 1000 views). Here is the link if you wan to join :

    anyway, thanks for the infos!

  16. trueaces on July 20th, 2010
  17. Hi,
    I didn’t mention Bukisa because it’s a revenue share site. I do mention Bukisa many times on this blog and in fact, it’s got a prominent spot in my sidebar as a banner. This post was about guaranteed income from writing articles. Revenue share programs can be fantastic and I’ve made great money on several of them but this post was about a specific payment per article, which many writers want because they want predictable income. My tip? If you’re writing because you need the money, do a combo of both flat fee and revenue share. Rev share can pay out more over time but flat fee can help get gas in the tank or food on the table quickly.
    Keep Writing!
    Cheers :)

  18. Dana Prince on July 20th, 2010
  19. Textbroker does not pay weekly. They pay on the 5th and 22nd of the month…Actually, you have to request a pay out on those months.

  20. Chanel on July 22nd, 2010
  21. Thanks for the clarification, Chanel. I’ve updated the post.

  22. Dana Prince on July 22nd, 2010
  23. This info really helped me thanks for making it public.God Bless You

  24. Kevin Ashwe on August 10th, 2010
  25. All I can say is, Thank you God bless you for this invaluable information. Please I do you have information on copy editing sites for beginners also?

  26. Tolu on September 1st, 2010
  27. those that you r mentioning is
    all about US citizen only…
    how about the non-US citizen
    i mean… the user that wanted to get paid also
    but they’re living outside of US….?


  28. g on September 13th, 2010
  29. Hi, I wanted to share a new website I found called ListMy5, they allow you to earn money by creating “Top Five Lists” online. So far I have enjoyed writing for them and I like the fact that they payout once a month. I highly recommend this site for anyone looking to make extra money. Hope this help!

  30. pathak on October 12th, 2010
  31. I think dear, bukisa is the best sites write to article.

  32. George01 on October 11th, 2011
  33. Hi ,

    I am a beginner and I wish to start writing for companies ;blogs .However since this is my first time I will appreciate if someone can take me through the intial steps of approaching few trusted websites /Companies that oustsource their writing to freelancers .


  34. Shafali on November 21st, 2011
  35. When applying for any job, it’s essential to have a good resume and proof that you have the skills for the position. If you’re new, I’d develop a portfolio to show prospective writing clients. Then, as you accumulate writing clients, get some testimonials, too. Your own website showcasing your skills is a great way to go.
    Good luck.

  36. Dana on November 22nd, 2011
  37. I want to write articles on different topics and get paid.

  38. Gul Baig Gurgej on February 12th, 2012
  39. Textbroker pays out every single Thursday. If you make $15.00 per week, then you may cash out. So, whomever makes a website without reviewing the proper info should be banned from making anything else Online. Make sure the people you inform are getting fed the whole truth.

  40. Come On Man! on January 24th, 2013
  41. @Come On Man!:
    You’re commenting on a post that is over 4 years old. People usually realize that they will need to verify information when it might be outdated.

    Could it be that maybe people who make comments just for a spammy backlink, (which has been stripped) should be banned from commenting?

  42. Dana Prince on January 25th, 2013

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