10 Cool Sites to Earn Money Online as Freelance Writer


There are thousands of online opportunities to make money but how many of them are genuine? Freelance article writing has lot of scope and gives you the opportunity to work from home. You just need to know where the jobs are and you can start making money pretty quick.

I am not much into writing freelance articles but, while researching I came across few cool sites which are genuinely offering writing jobs and payout is also reasonably good money, here are 10 sites where you can get paid to write your own articles. It's possible to be a full-time freelance writer earning a living, or to be a part-time freelancer supplementing a regular income. Another role is to simply do it for fun or to build up a broader portfolio of skills.

If you have certain skills and can illustrate on it you can earn……


Cracked.com is basically a site devoted for fun but informative. If you are a funny, smart, creative person, Cracked.com offers a good opportunity to earn some extra cash with article writing.

No experience necessary. They will pay you if it’s good. You get to talk directly to the editors. Their content includes articles, photoshops, infographics and videos. Take your pick.

Register for the site, click on the writer’s workshop, which leads you to the message board where everyone pitches their articles.

Strong Whispers

Strong Whispers offers readers a range of articles about lifestyle, environment and other social issues. The range is wide. Your contribution is not limited.

Articles can range from corporate greed, to education reform or change in world leadership to letting the people govern and make decisions on the way Strong Whispers treat the environment and exploitation of the resources.

After you submit your article online, If approved, it will be set to publish either immediately or at a future date. Once set to publish, you will be paid via PayPal.

College Humour

College Humor Media,  is an online entertainment company targeting a core audience of people ages 18-49.

Founded by two high school friends, College Humour Media delivers daily comedic content, including videos, pictures, articles and jokes, created and/or curated by the College Humour staff.

They attract more than 15 million monthly unique visitors online and more than 100 million video views per month with popular sketches such as “Jake and Amir,” “Very Mary Kate” and “Troopers.”


Tutsplus is a huge network, and that gives its authors considerable exposure. They pay good rates for accepted tutorials and have a great community of knowledgeable authors you can join by creating educational content for Tuts+.

If you have extensive experience in your field, and a passion for teaching creating tutorials for Tuts+ could be a good option.

How to get started

Your tutorial must be your original work and not published elsewhere.

Developer Tutorials

Developer Tutorials strives to provide its users with a regular supply of cutting-edge programming and design guides keeping them up-to-date on new and emerging technologies and techniques. To help fuel this effort they continually seek knowledgeable writers to produce unique, high quality tutorials.

They are also looking for articles referencing cool and useful lists that users would both be interested in and benefit from reading.

An example of this might be, “30 Cool Web Tools to Make Your Development Easier” or “30 Awesome Photoshop Movie Poster Tutorials”.

Tutorials are required to be a minimum of 1000 words and should include illustrations (screenshots etc) if needed to more effectively portray your message.

Metro Parent

Metro Parent Publishing Group is open to experienced freelance writers to help build the content of their magazine and website. Their general goal is to have a good mix of fun and substantive local stories of interest to local parents.

Here are a few factors to consider before sending your pitch.

Make it local. They are looking for stories and sources that reflect the communities they cover: Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. Therefore, southeast Michigan ideas and sources are preferred.

Pitch early. Content for Metro Parent is determined months in advance. Story ideas should be pitched a good two to three months before the month it would run. This is particularly important for seasonally-anchored stories.

Site Point

SitePoint strives to be at the forefront of new ideas, emerging challenges and cutting-edge technology on the web. Since 1999, they have published over 10,000 books and articles that help over 4 million readers per month become better web developers.

They are always looking to partner with passionate web development writers.

Who Writes for SitePoint?

Their writers are generally web professionals with a passion for development and design. They are specifically looking for content that is technical, instructive, well-written, and innovative. After reading a SitePoint article, readers should have learned something new they can apply to their work.

Based in Melbourne, Australia, SitePoint works with writers from all over the world. Their editors are web developers and designers at the top of the industry. They pay above-industry rates for quality articles, and work with their writers to publish content the entire team is proud of.

Site Point covers the following topics:

·         CSS, JavaScript, PHP

·         Ruby, Mobile development, UX

·         Design, HTML

You will have to enquire using the link above for rates and process.


Uxbooth do not accept fully written drafts outright. Instead, they pair authors with editors in order to collaborate throughout the writing process. It works like this:

You pitch a topic or idea that you’d like to share. Don’t be shy!

If accepted, a development editor is assigned to you in order to help you develop your narrative in accordance with their style guide. The two of you discuss and evolve the idea until it’s ready to share.

That’s it! Articles are usually published four-to-eight weeks after they’re initially pitched.

Tutorial Board

They are always looking for talented individuals to contribute articles to TutorialBoard. If you have the skill to write an excellent tutorial to produce a unique and impressive effect/design/graphic, then they would totally like to hear from you. If you’re skilled with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effect, Autodesk Maya or any other industry standard CG software they will pay you up to $150 p/tutorial.

Smashing Magazine

Smashing magazine is the number one web design blog online, and you can easily gain a lot of exposure while at the same time getting paid for every article you submit that is accepted. There is no fixed price for your articles, but you can be rest assured that you will be paid well if your article is of great quality and if it is accepted.

Start with writing a concept and go through their sites to know editors habit and then elaborate on you topic, do research to create greater impact. Edit for grammar and eliminate spelling mistakes before uploading or sending.

Earn online and be happy.

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