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Updated on March 7, 2012

Overview of Paid to Write sites: writing for money

A brief intro for each writing for money site

There are hundreds of opportunities for online content writers, this selection is intended as a quick reference for more seasoned writers.

This list is limited to sites I have personal experience with and most importantly have sent me payments for my work

For a more detailed description of my suggested process see

Writing for money online: Maximizing revenue from your content and research

No fluff explanation of writing for money sites

Writing Sites with style guidelines:

eHow: How To format articles, probably the best paying per pageviews of any of the selections. Payment via Paypal

Demand Studios: Each article pays between 5.00 and 20.00 per article, strict format rules and editorial review before acceptance, application process is rather involved and can take some time to be accepted. Payment via PayPal at the end of each week.

Content Current; offers payment for articles following client guidelines and for forum posting. a good site to learn SEO writing and article writing.

Constant Content: one can place articles for sale in their marketplace or respond to requested content alerts. Strict style guidelines, payment can exceed $100 per article, but no guarantees exist that your content will ever be purchased

TextBroker; Similar to Constant Content, authors can charge on a per word basis based on their Author Quality score

Associated Content: the lowest of the low of online writing sites, low performance payments (1.50 per 1000 PV), low upfront payments, but can still be used for a tidy profit if one dumps their worst writing and drafts upon them, also good for backlinks. Also good for popular topics with low adsense/advertsing opportunities, i.e. Myspace and seasonal topics.

Sponsored Reviews: Get paid to review products on your own blogs, payment amounts varies but can exceed $20.00 per 500 word post. Can possible have some negative effect on your blog rankings, use wisely. be a real writer, write columns in specific niches, get a rather strong performance pay and build reputation as a writer. One of the better options to pursue should you be interested in a real career as a writer. 2012 Update - Examiner has not panned out as being a worthwhile resource for online writers.

ProBlogger: A great resource for finding and applying for great paid writing positions. You must have a good portfolio and actual writing talent to consider landing most of these gigs.

Hubpages: Write on any topic, make money via 3rd party publisher accounts, get increased visibility due to your partnership with this well ranked site

Sure! there are lots of sites that I skipped, but I rank Hubpages over Squidoo, Bukisa, Xomba and the like, I don't suggest overusing paid review and paid per post services, If your going to market your articles, textbroker and constant content is king. Its best to have diverse income sources but don't waste your efforts on inferior Triond, Helium when stronger partners exist.

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Make money writing content online

The Xobba Secret

Limited May Open Door Admissions - This invite only network has opened its doors to welcome Hubpages and eHow writers who are moving up in the world.

Best HubPages Alternative

- For a short time, the Xobba Network is accepting new writers that are exiting the HubPages and eHow models. The majority of the opportunities are reserved for closed door discussions, but if you consider yourself to be a writer or marketer who puts forth their best effort and would like to move towards self sufficiency in your online writing career ... you should look into Xobba

The application process is informal -begin discussion about Xobba Opportunities, be prepared to show existing portfolio examples and converse briefly about marketing models you follow. Serious Inquiries will be rewarded, it is worth your time and the offer is only open for a very limited time. Traditionally, the network is invite only.

Xobba features

  • 90% In Post Impression Share
  • Geo-Locating Amazon Impression Share
  • Backend tools including link shorteners and image editing
  • Hyper Responsive Administration
  • A community of writers from DS and HubPages
  • Assistance in Learning the Wordpress Format
  • Rewards that include Free Hosting and SEO tasks
  • An intelligent community
  • A closed door policy
  • Monthly Contests
  • ..more

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    • profile image


      7 years ago

      I'd also like to point out a relatively new site where the author earns 75% of everything, no scam. You earn the money by having people read it, you get 75%, simple as that.

      The site is and has had over 150,000 people on it since it started November 30th, 2011. Not bad for a new site. One thing, though - to see or do almost anything, you have to register a free account. The site demands that because they say that the hit count on readers determines if you really ARE worth publishing to publishing houses. Eg, 30,000 people read your novel then the publishing houses were wrong for pink slipping you according to the paying public! So, they come chasing you or, as they don't pay 75% or anywhere near it like the site does, you can pink slip THEM if you like!


    • arthsabi profile image


      7 years ago from World

      Great information, very useful! Will check out the sites today =) Thanks!

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      7 years ago

      I am a former employee of and I need to warn you of what is happening. The site is nothing but a scam. You think you are being paid every month, but Examiner, at certain points, freezes your page views no matter how many page hits you get. They do this for about a half hour each day. Sometimes, they reduce your page views at the very end of the evening. Very few people have noticed or complained.

      There have been several examiners who haven't been paid for their work. I wish I knew of anybody suing them because I would be a witness.

      Writing for this site will look bad on your resume. has a bad reputation and there is a reason why. Up until recently, there was no quality control (and there still isn't much). People have put up the most laughable articles in order to get page hits. Instead of having the channel managers actually check content before it gets displayed, they put up a "Report Article" button so people who don't like your article can complain about it. ONLY THEN do they actually look at your article. It doesn't matter if it's a good article. If you write about - lets say - Michael Jackson and his crazy fans complain, the article will be deleted, even if you are telling the truth. They don't have a political preference like some people claim, but if you don't like an article about - let's say - Barack Obama, you can complain ten different times under a different guise. They will delete the article and give the author a warning. QUALITY DOESN'T MATTER at

      Found this on web.

      Please don't fall for their scam. You can bet that the page view rate will sharply decrease in the next couple of months because a lot of advertisers have caught on to the scam and don't want to be associated with the site.

    • sunforged profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from

      Well, Lindy that's a shame. Because, AssocContent is in fact the lowest of the low of all writing sites. I hope you get a chance to discover how much you can earn on better platforms.

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      7 years ago

      I have been writing for Associated Content for years and do not agree with your statements about them. This site is one of my highest paying sites, and I use several that you have listed.

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      Rose Clearfield 

      8 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Great resource, thanks!

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      Alejandro Paci 

      8 years ago from Mumbai

      I recently joined, and i m quite addicted to hubpages, i m a beginner so i guess, writing good articles is much more of a deal for me rather to worry about the income.Thanks for your post though.

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      Amelia Blick 

      8 years ago from UK

      Since I'm new to this online writing business, this was a really helpful article. Thanks!

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      8 years ago from Corpus Christi, TX

      Although I have written for them, I was never a huge fan of Helium. Then I checked my email yesterday to find they'd sold an article that I'd posted a year ago to a publisher. Helium paid me $60 commission. It doesn't happen often, but you can occassionally earn well there. It's nice that I'm still earning on work a year after posting. I also earn $40-$75 a month ad revenue, from them for older articles, but I admit I do spend a lot of time promoting the work on Twitter and Reddit. Definitely, I would never count on this site for steady earnings, but it surprises me every so often.

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      8 years ago

      Very well done hub - good information. Nice work!

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      8 years ago

      I do not recommend content current. They took my test article, told me I was successful in writing it, then no real writing jobs for months. Later I inquired if they ever have writing jobs. They answered something like: Your writing skills do not meet our standards. This after they approved me as a writer. They are a jest, really.

    • ptosis profile image


      8 years ago from Arizona

      I started at associated content, then came over here. But I like upfront payments. Thankx for the info! :):):):)

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      Dana Rock 

      8 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      good list!

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      8 years ago

      is good meetining you people as you encourage writers.

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      8 years ago from Chapel Hill, NC

      Beautifully Done!

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      8 years ago

      It seems Associated Content only pays American citizens. I will check out the rest but that's very disheartening. What about the rest of the world? They state that it's because of tax regulations but that doesn't seem to be a problem at other similar sites.

    • mikicagle profile image


      9 years ago from Oklahoma

      this hub is awesome, thank you so much for sharing your knowledge, I am going to use the information in my summer challenge

    • sunforged profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from

      well, i guess I could just add a link to my eHow alternatives hub.

      I am a demand studios writer and a grandfathered eHow writer (not that I would bother though) ..thanks for the reminder - haven't gone back to look at this hub for a while

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      N. Ramius 

      9 years ago

      I would remove eHow. To now write for eHow one must first join Demand Studios.

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      9 years ago

      Sunforged, thanks for information provided on the 10 writing outlets. You are on point regarding Demand Studios. I have worked for Demand Studios and found them to be ethical on all levels including promptly paying for accepted articles. Their pay scale for accepted articles is low as you stated. However, their efforts are geared to the success of their writers. I am presently looking for some White Paper writing outlets. I appreciate your advice on this. Thanks again.

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      Barry Rutherford 

      9 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Idid better on newsvine that i have on hubpages but this is a news site not for everybody !

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      9 years ago

      You get 70% of Google adsense revenue to write at Howwhypedia

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      9 years ago from Chicago IL

      I had never heard of some of these. Thanks Sunforged. A friend of mine mentioned something he calls a "three strikes and you're out" rule at Constant Content. I confess I've been all through their forums and haven't found anything there that speaks to that.

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      Onyema Chibuzor 

      9 years ago

      High quality writing. Very useful information.

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      Fikayo Balogun 

      9 years ago from London

      some like associated article don't accept writers from my country but i'll try out the others. thanks.

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      Michelle Cesare 

      9 years ago from New York

      Associated content. I never thought of that. Good informative Hub. Revenue share is my favorite way to earn several streams of income. I voted.

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      Paula Andrea, MA 

      9 years ago from www.mode of cosmic

      Incredibly informative article. I, too, had no idea there were so many sites that one could write for money. (new concept for me) Appreciate the well received insight.

    • RTalloni profile image


      9 years ago from the short journey

      Before hubbing I did pretty well for a beginner. Still have a lot to learn here. Thanks very much for helping me learn more about web writing.

    • sunforged profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from

      howhypedia says:

      20 minutes ago is another site that gives you 50% of google revenue income to write

      @howhypedia , since the site is hideous, i don't see how you can justify a 50% rev share , come back when its at 80%, otherwise you cant compete with hubs or barrels

    • eyeofh profile image


      9 years ago from New Jersey

      Very helpful hub. I am just getting started on hubpages and have been looking for other similar sites. You made it allot easier. Thank you!

    • H.C Porter profile image


      9 years ago from Lone Star State

      Thanks for the tips-great information to share...

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      9 years ago from

      I'm a newcomer. Thank you all for this great info.

    • sunforged profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from

      @DonnyBoy, anyone can learn how to maximize their income using both payment options - I have articles that make $5 a day, its hard to be happy with $5 upfront only

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      9 years ago from Western New York

      Your rating lists from top to bottom is somewhat accurate.

      Textbroker should be number 1! LOL

      The problem with the payment systems other than upfront is you have to be a spammer or college level writer to earn from clicks and traffic. It seems people would rather join sites and earn cents a week rather than five bucks an article.

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      Frank Commentator 

      9 years ago

      Undoubtedly quite informative for new comers in the group.I have written a number of articles and submitted to various sites and am being paid also in the similar manner but at a very low rate. Since I write on any matter, subject and topic I do write reviews for various books but with my Frank Commentator impression. I feel my work will be more suitable for a site which accepts such works. Rest Hub-God knows.

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      Tammy Frost 

      9 years ago from Oregon

      This was a very helpful article...Thanks!

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      Becca Hubbard-Woods 

      9 years ago from Outside your window.

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      9 years ago

      I already knew some of them but i never no that there are some more sites which are get paid sites. Any way thank you very much.


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