Paid Blogging Success: Pitching to Jobs and Websites That Pay for Writing

Do you have a passion for blogging? Why not take that passion and turn it into a revenue source?

You’ve likely heard the saying, “If you love what you do for a living, you’ll never work a day in your life.” If you love blogging, good news. Blogging offers you the potential to earn tons of money, if you approach it the right way.

I’ve been blogging for many years. Blogging has been a powerful tool for me in helping my clients build powerful brands online, attracting new clients, and building my personal brand.

Blogging is a lucrative career choice, but how do you find blogging jobs that pay well? That’s the answer that eludes many bloggers.

In this article, I’ll lay out a few answers based on my experience and the experience of other bloggers in my circle.

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Why Blogging?

Blogging can be a great way to make money while doing something you truly enjoy. Whether it’s writing about travel or tech, food or business, or even blogging itself, there is a niche out there for everyone.

Not only can you make good money from blogging, but blogging for a living also allows you the freedom to work from anywhere with an internet connection. Just ask my friend Ryan Biddulph.

Ryan travels the globe, blogging about his experiences and offering insights for other bloggers to follow. Ryan generates a ton of money through selling courses and eBooks, and he’s done so by building a powerful blogging brand and creating relationships with other bloggers.

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If you’re passionate about your topic, you can build a strong reader base like Ryan and other successful bloggers, and you can make a ton of money.

Beyond selling eBooks and courses, there are a number of other ways you can make money from blogging.

  • Work with agencies to produce blog articles for their clients
  • Get hired by brands to write articles
  • Write articles for publications that pay writers for one-off content
  • Build your blog and leverage AdSense or another ad platform to get paid
  • Sell sponsored content (be careful with this one)
  • Become an affiliate marketer

In this article, we’ll focus mainly on finding blogging jobs and making money that way. Let’s jump in.

Finding Blogging Jobs That Pay Well

Now that you have a better grasp of why blogging is such an attractive job option, let’s talk about finding those high-paying gigs.

The best place to start is by looking online for freelance writing opportunities on sites like Upwork or

Here, marketing directors and website owners post jobs they need filled and prospective writers can submit their own bids based on their experience and desired rate. Here are a few of the top sites to source blog writing jobs and submit your name for consideration.

  • Upwork – this site is 50/50, with some jobs paying thousands for ongoing work, and others paying pennies
  • Fiverr – you won’t find a lot of high paying gigs here, but it’s a great place to start if you want to make a little money while you build your portfolio
  • – a bit lower paying, but there are tons of job listings, so if you’re patient, you can find some solid ones
  • Blogging Pro – limited job listings, but the ones that are listed tend to pay competitively
  • Pro Blogger – plenty of new listings monthly, many of which pay well
  • – this is more of a traditional job board, but there are plenty of decent-paying blogging jobs, plus you can set alerts

You should also consider reaching out directly to companies in your industry who could benefit from having fresh content created for their website or blog. Dig around and look at sites with websites that need a bump and blogs that are just barely hanging on.

Writing a strong pitch letter introducing yourself will help capture their attention and show them why they should hire you over someone else. Get to know the publication, and be sure to highlight how your blog posts would generate ROI for the publication.

Another place to make money from blogging is to find publications that pay contributors. The work may not be as consistent or long-term, but these sites tend to pay well, and you get your name out there while being paid.

Here are a few sites to take a look at.

  • Copyhackers – this site pays $300-$1000 for articles about copywriting, freelancing, or marketing, but only 1-out-of-30 posts is accepted
  • Freedom With Writing – this site pays up to $150 per blog posts and more than three times that for eBooks and focuses on content to help other freelancers
  • Guideposts – a Christian-based blog that pays writers $250 per essay on topics to inspire readers in their faith
  • International Living – pays $0.10 per word for content focused on tips for retiring abroad to save money
  • Pixlr Blog – focuses on graphic design and other visual-related topics, and it pays $200 per post
  • Truity – this is a blog focused on personality-related psychology, and it pays $100-$150 per post

There are lots of blogs like this that pay for quality content. Make sure you target blogs with subject matter within which you’re actually an expert. Otherwise, you’ll find it difficult to get accepted.

Build Your Authority Online

It’s really hard to get hired as a newbie. With nothing to show online, you’ll find your pitches go unanswered more often than not.

With that in mind, if you truly love blogging, you won’t let that bother you. Keep in mind that all successful bloggers start at the bottom before they figure it out and start making money.

Start by creating a website. That’s your owned space. So, you can create all the content you want and fine-tune your writing. Then, when you start pitching your blogging services, you can point your targets toward your website.

Take a look at other sites out there. Look at Blogging Wizard, a site created by Adam Connell, as an example.

Image: Blogging Wizard website

Adam makes a lot of money from blogging, and his site paints him as a clear authority in the space. Going beyond simply publishing blog posts, Blogging Wizard offers in-depth guides, VIP resources that are accessible by subscription only, and so much more.

If you create a blogging brand like Adam has, you gain instant respect, making it much easier to land posts on those major publications.

Then, as you build more guest posts across the internet, your portfolio expands, and you’ll have tons of examples to show the sites you pitch.

The Importance of Your Pitch When Offering Your Blogging Services

So, now that you have direction for where to source paying blogging gigs, things get a bit tricky. You’ll need to perfect your pitch to get your blog posts accepted and start earning money.

Let’s talk about how important it is to get your pitch right when applying for these types of jobs.

Your pitch letter needs to be succinct yet informative; it should highlight your experience as a writer as well as any relevant knowledge related to the topic of the job posting.

Make sure that your letter stands out from all the rest by peppering it with fun facts about yourself or adding personal touches like mentioning what inspired you to pursue writing as a career path in the first place.

Most importantly, clearly define why the publication should accept your content, let alone pay you, but stating the value you bring to the table.

If done correctly, this could be your ticket to becoming a successful professional blogger.

Final Thoughts on Blogging for a Living

Pursuing blogging as a career can feel daunting at first glance – but with some research and effort, coupled with following your passion and building relationships, blogging for a living is fully within reach.

With this guide in hand, we hope you’re now armed with the information necessary for finding high-paying gigs that offer both financial stability and creative freedom in equal measure. 

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  1. Lisa Sicard says:

    Hi Anthony, I like to make sure I get to know the folks I’m pitching to. It really helps if they recognize you from Twitter or another account online.
    Thanks for the tips on the sites to find more places that pay bloggers, I had not heard of them all before.

  2. Matthew Larson says:

    Hi Lisa, thanks so much for sharing. I am looking for additional ways to make money while blogging. I really have so much fun doing it. I’ll go through your list and see which one I think is the best fit for me. I am into digital marketing, software and blogging as a niche.

  3. Vishwajeet Kumar says:

    Hello, Anthony,

    Blogging is not just a passion, It is now a proven business model. Sponsored Posting, Content Writing, and providing blogging consultancy can be lucrative ways to make money from Blogging. Thanks for sharing this detailed and helpful post.

    Vishwajeet Kumar