One of the most arduous tasks for freelancers is finding sites and contractors who will hire you to use your hard-earned skills. This article will help! I’ve compiled a list of three websites eager to pay for your writing.
Link-able is a fairly new site launched in 2018. Link-Able is a job board focused on connecting high-quality authors with high-quality clients. The site focuses on building backlinks for clients via guest posting, but allows other jobs.
Link-Able has an application process, but hunting for jobs on the site is free. They take a cut of your profits from every job rather than charging a subscription fee. Clients who post to the board do so free of charge.
There aren’t set prices. The price per article gets negotiated by you and your client. Link-Able notes the average payment for a backlink is $332, up to $1500 if the author gets their article on a site with high domain authority.
Listverse is a leading listicle-based website. Filled with interesting lists of unique or simply bizarre facts, Listverse gets lots of traffic. Their author’s guide notes that the majority of their readers are 18–32, so this is the perfect site if that’s your preferred demographic.
Listverse has several guidelines. Here’s a link to the full author guidelines, but for a summary: Firstly, you need to submit a completed listicle with 10+ items. Listverse does not accept pitches or rough drafts. Secondly, it’s stressed that you must proofread your list. “Lists that require heavy editing will be rejected.”
Listverse also stresses that your lists need to be well-sourced. If you can’t provide proof of your claims, they aren’t going to publish the article. They’re dedicated to publishing interesting, but factually accurate lists. If accepted, Listverse pays a flat $100 through Paypal.
The Diplomat is a news organization that covers the Aisa-Pacific region. They’re open to unsolicited submissions for articles as well as blog posts. They focus on original reporting, but are also open to commentary.
The Diplomat has several requirements. Firstly, they only publish content about the Aisa-Pacific region. They accept submissions for blog posts that range from 400–800 words, and features between 1,200–1,500 words long. They ask you don’t submit articles to multiple editors, but only one.
The Diplomat doesn’t list their pay rates on the submissions page. They state that payment is to be negotiated between the writer and the editor before publication.