Getting Paid to Write

Writing articles and tutorials is a great way to share your knowledge and experience. Even if you have a blog of your own to post on, it can be rewarding to submit articles to popular design blogs and sites.

Some sites will pay you for your writing, whilst others will include links in the article back to your website, which can bring exposure and help with your search engine ranking.

I’ve complied a list of 35 popular web sites that accept submissions of quality content. Get writing…

Most Inspired

Anyone with something interesting and relevant to say is welcome to submit an article, yes that includes you, even if you just getting started or you’ve been at this for years.

Yes you can see your articles right here on Most Inspired. We’re looking for anything web design or development related.

Pagerank: 6, Alexa: 35K
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Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine’s primary goal is to deliver quality material for designers and web-developers. Writing takes time; a close examination of recent developments and current tools takes time; and finally preparing the article for our readers takes time. To provide our readers with even more good stories and useful insights we can use your help.

Pagerank: 7, Alexa: 700, Twitter Followers: 130K

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If you have the skill to write an excellent tutorial for one of our Tuts+ sites then we’d like to hear from you. We pay great rates in USD for each tutorial that is accepted, and you’ll have the honor of being published on the best tutorial blog network around!

Pagerank: 6, Alexa: 1K, Twitter Followers: 40K+ (across many accounts)

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Freelance Switch

We’re looking for contributors both regular and one-off to FreelanceSwitch. So if you have something to say about freelancing, send in your article or article pitch. If it’s published not only will you have the joy of knowing you’ve helped the freelancing community, but we’ll pay you a $60 writers fee too!

Pagerank: 6, Alexa: 8K, Twitter Followers: 20K
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Freelance Folder

If you’re a writer and know a lot about freelancing, working online or owning a small business, you can give great advices on branding, marketing, productivity, dealing with clients (and other related topics), or you can write ‘how-to’ posts, please get in contact with Mason.

Pagerank: 3, Alexa: 11K, Twitter Followers: 10K
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A List Apart

We want to change the way our readers work, whether that means introducing a revolutionary CSS technique with dozens of potential applications, challenging the design community to ditch bad practices, or refuting common wisdom about, say, screen readers.

Pagerank: 8, Alexa: 5K, Twitter Followers: 11K
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Want some amazing publicity? Are you a talented designer, developer or web entrepreneur? We’d love for you to write for Think Vitamin!

Pagerank: 6, Alexa: 14K, Twitter Followers: 11K
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Mashable is always on the lookout for experienced writers who are passionate about new media, Web 2.0 and social sites.

Pagerank: 7, Alexa: 375, Twitter Followers: 1.9M
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If you like reading Abduzeedo and you are as much as a design junkie as we are, then you’re the one we’re looking for. How about writing a post? We’d love to publish it! And if you are really talented, you might join our team!! Email us to get more information about it!

Pagerank: 4, Alexa: 3K, Twitter Followers: 43K
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Pro Blog Design

If you would like to have a post published on Pro Blog Design, we’d be delighted! All authors will be given full credit for their work, including a link back to their site, and up to $125 per post.

Pagerank: 5, Alexa: 20K, Twitter Followers: 5K
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SitePoint strives to be at the forefront of new ideas, emerging challenges, and cutting-edge technology on the Web. We are always looking to partner with writers to bring these messages to the web development community.

Pagerank: 7, Alexa: 900, Twitter Followers: 60K
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Six Revisions is a website that publishes practical and useful articles for designers and web developers. We seek to present exceptional, noteworthy tips, tutorials, and resources that the modern web professional will appreciate.

Pagerank: 6, Alexa: 3K, Twitter Followers: 16K
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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 we continually seek knowledgeable writers to produce unique, high quality tutorials.

Pagerank: 5, Alexa: 12K
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My Ink Blog

What Am I Looking For? Quality stuff! I’m looking for original posts from guest authors. Mainly, tutorials/articles/freebies on graphic design theory/application, web design theory/application, CSS, HTML, Javascript.

Pagerank: 5, Alexa: 24K, Twitter Followers: 4K
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Contributors are always welcome here in Naldz Graphics. Our readers are mostly designers and those who love design. If you want to offer us an article, freebie or tutorial, don’t hesitate to contact us and we will credit you fully.

Pagerank: 5, Alexa: 14K, Twitter Followers: 55K
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Crazyleaf Design

We are looking for contributors for the blog. Write for us and get paid. The topics we are looking for are : Tutorials, Graphic Design, Web Design, Flash, Photoshop, Vectorial Graphics, Design Inspiration, Programming, Print Design, Design Resources, Photography or just a “Top 10 article” send it and if it gets published you’ll get paid.

Pagerank: 3, Alexa: 12K, Twitter Followers: 1K
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We’re looking for talented individuals to contribute articles to Tutorial9. If you’re skilled with Photoshop, Photography, or Blogging, we’ll pay you $50 to $300 for your work.

Pagerank: 6, Alexa: 9K, Twitter Followers: 9K
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We are looking for someone with a web design background, lots of experience and extensive skills in design and development industry. We pay per post. Price per post and posts per week are negotiable.

Pagerank: 5, Alexa: 27K, Twitter Followers: 18K
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Design Reviver

We are always on the look out for talented designers willing to share their work (icons, wordpress themes, photoshop actions) or write design tutorials. By contributing to DesignReviver you’ll be financially rewarded and will gain exposure to a large audience.

Pagerank: 5, Alexa: 13K, Twitter Followers: 3K
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UX Booth

We love articles that relate usability to both common and uncommon things.

Pagerank: 5, Alexa: 24K, Twitter Followers: 5K
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The Floating Frog

We’re an established UK Design Blog that’s been running for over 2 years. We’re now looking to recruit some more talented writers onto The Floating Frog team so that we can better cover news from the design industry.

Pagerank: 3, Alexa: 142K, Twitter Followers: 3K
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Make Use of

We are always looking for more writers to help us turn the site into something bigger and better than ever before – and our next star writer could be YOU.

Pagerank: 7, Alexa: 2K, Twitter Followers: 12K
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1st Webdesigner

You have a great chance to say Your opinion and get listened. It’s great feeling to see people evaluating Your work, You have a great chance to get known with really small effort.

Pagerank: 5, Alexa: 4K, Twitter Followers: 11K
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The Web Squeeze

The Web Squeeze is always looking for new authors interested in writing articles on web design and development topics as well as tutorials on all aspects of web design.

Pagerank: 3, Alexa: 30K, Twitter Followers: 1K
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Design Instruct

Writing for Design Instruct can be a very fulfilling experience. You will have an opportunity to share your knowledge, display your skills and expertise to a global audience of artists and designers, and engage with the readers in a truly collaborative spirit.

Pagerank: No Rank (site launched just a few weeks ago), Alexa: 107K, Twitter Followers: 1K
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You need to have high-quality material, of interest to large segments of the community. That means that designers and Web developers need to be able to use it, learn from it or develop it further. Websites that have some artistic or creative effort put into them have a good chance of getting featured in our magazine.

Pagerank: 4, Alexa: 2K, Twitter Followers:
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Inspired Mag

If you have a creative idea in mind, already have a blog and want to share an inspirational graphic roundup or article with the Inspired Mag readers, you should give us a shout.

Pagerank: 5, Alexa: 17K, Twitter Followers: 27K
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Webdesign Ledger

We are always looking for web designers with a passion for what they do and a bigger passion for sharing what they know. If you would like to write articles for this site contact us at the address below, and send along some links to your work or writing.

Pagerank: 5, Alexa: 4K, Twitter Followers: 34K
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We are a growing community with thousands of readers and of course we’re always looking for quality content to publish on our blog. By publishing on Knowtebook you get known to 40.000 people right a way!

Pagerank: 4, Alexa: 42K
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Instant Shift

If you want to write an article for instantShift about a design related topic then please get in contact with us using the form below.

Pagerank: 6, Alexa: 6K, Twitter Followers: 6K
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We are currently looking for talented artists, designers, and writers to join the Colorburned Team.

Pagerank: 5, Alexa: 23K, Twitter Followers: 12K
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PV.M Garage

PV.M Garage is a Web Design Blog and we write articles and tutorials about HTML, CSS, Photoshop, WordPress, Drupal, Javascript and jQuery, we collect useful freebies (fonts, textures, brushes) for web and graphic designer.

Pagerank: 5, Alexa: 24K, Twitter Followers: 3K
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Tripwire Magazine

Do you have something on your mind that you would like to share with a lot of creative designers or skilled developers? Do you want to promote your designs, your skills or your knowledge? tripwire magazine have several thousand readers visiting the site every day and if you contribute you will get great exposure in return.

Pagerank: 5, Alexa: 11K, Twitter Followers: 4K
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Fuel Your Creativity

When lying in bed at night, do you find yourself dreaming of design? It’s ok, don’t be embarrassed. We won’t tell anyone. That probably just means you have a lot to say on the subject and you’re looking for the perfect way to get your information out there to the world.

Pagerank: 5, Alexa: 27K, Twitter Followers: 10K
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Are you a beginning blogger, do you have a product or service you would like to promote by positioning yourself as an expert, or do you just have something to say? If so and your topic relates to design, the technology surrounding design, or design culture then Positive Space might be the right place to publish your article.

Pagerank: 4, Alexa: 166K
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About Mubashar Iqbal

Mubashar Iqbal is the creator of Most Inspired, a web designer and developer, who has been building websites for over 13 years. You can read his blog at Mubashar Iqbal
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  2. Lars says:

    Thanks for adding tripwire magazine to this great list. Most of my favourite blogs are here and then a few I need to chect out.

  3. Chad Engle says:

    Thanks for Adding FYC to the list!

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