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4 Websites That Pay Writers Around $200+ an Article

4 sites that pay writers between $200 to $400 per article


The hard part is this: figuring out which posts are worth writing for.


Are the editors friendly and helpful? Is the pay good given the amount of work required? How long does it take to publish your article?


To help with that, I'm sharing my experience with some of the publications I write for and have good experiences with. Many people found my other article on this helpful, "4 Websites That Pay Writers $200-$400 Per Article", and they want more, so there you go!




1. BuzzFeed

what are they after

Based on the guidelines below, BuzzFeed is currently searching for content in the following areas: LGBTQ+, Daily Trends, Travel, Beauty, Lifestyle, K-Pop & Drama, Personal Finance, Pop Culture, Sex & Love, Anime. However, publishers will welcome other ideas as well (they don't need them often!).


guiding rules

BuzzFeed's Guides for Freelancers and Regular Contributors shares sample stories to submit.


Next steps

Write your presentation, including a title, a few sentences describing what it's about, examples of points you'll cover, and some of your writing samples to buzzfeedpitches@buzzfeed.com.


Speed

I paid $200 for lists related to books.


My own experience

I've worked with Farah on book stories (having seen her tweet looking for collaborators a while ago), and she's professional and friendly.


Since my articles were not newsworthy, I had practically a full month to write them, if I needed that amount of time, which was a relief.


I hope to write other types of content for BuzzFeed sometime!


2. Lady

what are they after

Dame loves SEO-friendly articles on relationships, sexual health, culture, and more. Take a look at his blog for more specific ideas.


guiding rules

I don't think Dame has a set of guidelines, but looking at submission tips from other posts can help you get an idea of ​​what to submit. (eg, introduce yourself, send examples of your work, share the suggested headline and what you plan to write about, why it is important now, etc.)


Next steps

So far, Dame has had a few articles they want to write, and I've been able to claim a few. You can reach out to some examples from their work and see if they need a writer, or send a relevant presentation to content@dameproducts.com.


Speed

Dame pays $200 and the word count is 800 to 1200.


My own experience

I didn't write much for Dame (one article has been published and another is in progress), but it was simple and straightforward. The editors are happy to help and are kind.


3. Flat treatment

what are they after

Apartment Therapy covers the following as it relates to homes: style, organization, cleaning, home projects, news, culture, real estate, life, and tours. There are specific examples of what they are looking for in the instructions linked below.


guiding rules

Apartment Therapy's launch instructions are comprehensive and helpful, so be sure to read them!


Next steps

Once you have a solid, relevant presentation ready to go, email the appropriate publisher listed in the instructions.


Speed

Not sure about the full scope, but I paid $175 and $200 for articles that were concise, well-informed personal articles.


My own experience

I've worked with Madeline on Vivid Stories, and she's awesome! It is so much fun to work with both in the sense of people and in the sense of the publisher.


4. Good

what are they after

Topics covered by Well + Good are health (mental, physical, sexual/reproductive, but nothing about fat phobia or diet), food, lifestyle (relationships, careers, sex, financial advice, astrology, meditation/mindfulness), travel, Beauty and fitness.


guiding rules

Please read Well + Good Launch Guidelines carefully before sending your email.


Next steps

Consider an idea that sounds like a good fit for Well + Good but isn't on the site yet. Then send it to the correct publisher (as mentioned in the instructions).


Speed

Fees range from $150 to $500 or more, but so far I've paid $250 or $300 for my articles.

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