How To Make a Living Writing Articles - Make Money Online
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Writing articles for websites is the easiest way to Earn Money (25 - 500+ dollar /Article) & increase blog traffic.
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Last updated 2/2017
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 9 Articles
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • write different type of articles for your clients an websites to earn money.
  • Students will be able to earn $200-$800/month if they will write at least 1 high quality article every week.
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  • English Language

Writing is one the best and easiest way to earn money online. You can write articles, tutorials, essays, speeches, thesis and other typs of content to earn money.

You just need to know English to write articles and get paid. You don't need to be an expert, There are so many topics to choose. You can write about any topic of your choice, find a website submit article and get paid.

In this video course you will learn everything you need to know to start making money writing articles. resources

  • 120+ websites that pay $5 - $500+ per article (Rate depends on the length, quality and type of article)
  • how to find articles ideas
  • What type of highest paid articles are easy to write
  • Different type of articles you can write
  • How to format & write articles (ideal article length)
  • things to do before submitting your article
  • finding high paying websites
  • different ways to receive payments and much more


An internet connection and PC or laptop is required.

You don't need to buy premium softwares or any other tool. You can start with free softwares and services.

English writing skills. You will find a list of 120+ websites that pay writers, all these websites accept articles in English. Some websites/clients might also accept articles in other languages. 

Question: Will this course work for me?

If you don't want to follow step by step guide and  not ready to learn some new skills, this course is not for you. Sorry you can not make money writing articles.

Question: How much money can i earn every month?

Depends how much do you want to earn. If you will write at least 1 article/tutorial every week, you can earn $400-$800 per month. More you will write more you will earn.

For general articles, You can expect from $50-$150 per article and for tutorials, You can earn $100-$300 per tutorial, depends on the topic, length, quality of tutorial, your experience and website, where you will submit your tutorial.

Question: Instructor are you making money writing articles?

Yes since December 2013, I have been making money writing articles, you can see earning proofs in course videos.

Who is the target audience?
  • Everyone who can write in English,
Compare to Other Writing Courses
Curriculum For This Course
45 Lectures
Make Money Writing Articles : Course Introduction
4 Lectures 17:15

Writing articles is best way to earn money online. You just need to know English to earn $600 to $800 every month.

Preview 07:28

  • Call for Authors: Write For Tuts+! :
  • Teach at TutsPlus:
  • Get Paid to Write About HTML, CSS, and Sass!:
  • SitePoint Write for Us:
  • List of 20 Websites That Pay Writers:
  • Freelance Writing Jobs Online :
Let's Talk Money! How much will you get paid?

If you will write 4 articles for small blogs, You can expect $200/month because small blogs does not have small budget but if you will write for big and very popular websites such s SitePoint and TutsPlus, You can up tp $1000/month. Sitepoint pays $150/article and $200-$300/tutorial.

TutsPlus will pay you $250/article and to earn $1000 every month, You will have to write 4 articles for them.

If you have a lot of time and you are willing to earn more, write more articles and write for more clients.

Writing Articles: How much money you can earn every month?

You don't need any experience or budget to start your online writing career. But remember, You need an internet connection amd a computer, laptop or tablet to write articles.

You can start writing articles without any prior experience. You can also writine articles in your own language but you will have to find websites that accpet articles in your language.

In this course, I will share a list of website that accpets articles in English language.

Writng Articles: Can You make money without any experience and budget
My Earniing Proofs and Articles
8 Lectures 19:09

You can read my articles at 

See articles that i have written

Once your article is published, you can send your invoice to recieve payment. In this video you can see my articles and invoices for earning proofs.

See My Earning Proofs - Articles and Invoices

My first article was a review article about Ghost blogging platform and I was paid $50 for my review article. You can read my first article here

My First Earning and Article - $50

After writing my first review article, I wrote my first tutorial for sitepoint. It was also about the Ghost blogging platform. In my tutorial, I explained how to install Ghost on Windows. You can read article here at

My second earning - $200 for a step by step tutorial

There are many online services available to generate invoices but sometimes an email or registration is required to download the invoice. I hate it when you need to register to download a simple file.

I decided to create a sample invoice template to generate invoices quickly without using any online service.

I created my invoice Template with Bootstrap framework and then I wrote 2 step by step tutorials for beginners to learn how to create invoices using Boostrap.

I was paid $400 for these 2 tutorials. You can see article here

I have also provided sample invoice, You can download to generate invoices quickly.

First $400 Earning - After writing about Invoices

I have using Emmet for a lonf time, I wrote 4 step by step tutorials about Emmet for sitepoint and I was paid $800 for this 4 part tutorial series.

You can read this tutorial series here at

How I made $800 after writing a series of tutorials about a simple tool

When I bought my first Android device, I decided to Root it. After watching some YouTube videos I was able to root my device.

After rooting my device, I wrote a tutorial and explained everything in detail. My article wqas published at Sitepoint and I was paid $200 for the tutorial. You can read tutorial here

To ,make money online, You don't need to be an expert, You just need to learn some new skills and share your knowledge with others.

How I made $200 after rooting my Android device?

After watching this video at YouTube, I wrote a tutorial about Toast Grid system and I was paid $100 for the tutorial.

My tutorial about Toast grid system at

How can you earn $100 or more watching YouTube videos?
Getting Started: Setting up email, paypal & Payoneer accounts
7 Lectures 11:45

If you want to keep your personal and business email address seprate, create a new account for writing business.

Create email account
00:59 is a free service to send and recieve online payments. You can create a free account and also link your bank accounts and credit cards.

Create a free PayPal account to recieve online payments

Payoneer is another very popular service to send and recieve online payments. I have linked my PayPal and Payoneer accounts, which makes it simple and easy to transfer money from PayPal to Payoneer and I can withdraw money with Payoneer Master Card at thousands of ATM Machines around the world. use this link and sign up for a payoneer accounts, once your account is approved and you will recieve your first $100, we will both earn $20 bonus.

sign up for payoneer Master Card and earn $25

PayPal is the most popular but not the only service to send and recieve online payments. There are so many other services availabe. Personally I use PayPal and Payoneer to send and recieve online payments. Here is a list of some PayPal alternatives.

  • Payoneer: Sign up using this link to earn $25 bonus.
Paypal Payoneer Alternative Services to Online Payments

To recieve payments from my clients, I have to create and submit invoice. There are different ways to generate invoice, I use my own sample invoice template. You can download sample invoice template from my GitHub page.

Preview 01:27

Use this service to create free invoices.

Or download my sample invoice template.

Preview 04:31
Things You Need To Do Before Writing for Websites That Pay
3 Lectures 08:57

Before writing for big websites and clients, write few sample articles. Clients want to make sure that you can write good quality, original content for them. after all they are going to pay you for the content.

You can write and publish 1 or two sample articles at any free website such or at any other website.

What you need to do before writing for clients

Website developers and editopr who need content for their website, they awsk writers to show their previuosly published articles. Before writing for clients, You should write and publish two sample articles at any free blogging site.

You can create free blog at


or any other service of your choice.

List articles are very easy to write. You can see an example of list article at

In this article, Kate has listed 10 writing tools. Read this article and see the format of article. After reading this article, write and publish two list articles.

Here are few topics:

  • best writing apps for mac
  • 15 best free writing apps
  • Free and premium writing apps for windows
  • most popular writing apps for android
  • 10 best writing apps for ipad

Visit google, find apps and write about them. Write atleast two paragraphs about each app.

Show your skills: Write and publish two sample articles

In this video, You will learn how to write, format and publish an article at

how to write and publish articles at wordpresscom
120+ Websites That Pay Between 5$ To 1000$ For Writing Articles
3 Lectures 18:10

110+ Websites That Pay $10 – $500+ Per Article

1. DigitalOcean up to $200 per article

2. ListVerse Get Paid $100 Per List Article

3. The Dollar Stretcher Payment is at the rate of $0.10 per published word.

4. Reverb Press You will be paid by Reverb Press depending on your output and audience engagement.

5. Be sure to include links to your previously published work, as well as your desired rate per article

6. $250 per article

7. CollegeHumor For a single page article, they will pay you $35. For a larger multi-page article, they will pay you $50.

8. WritersWeekly Length: ~600 words – $60 | Length: ~400 words – $40

9. WOW! Women On Writing $50 or $75 per article

10. Funds For Writers Via PayPal – $50 for unpublished original articles; $15 for reprints.

11. A List A Part $50 per mini-article, $100 per article, and $200 per feature.

12. InstantShift Payment: Depends upon quality and word count.

13. Smashing Magazine Payment: Depends upon quality and word count.

14. Sitepoint $150-$300+ per article

15. SpyreStudios Payment: Unknown

16. Grasslimb Payment is typically $5-$20 per piece for poetry, $10-$70/piece for prose, $15-25/piece for book/music reviews, $15-$25/piece for artwork and cartoons. We reserve the right to pay a higher rate for commissioned work. Payment is on acceptance.

17. UX Booth Payment: Unknown

18. Crazyleaf Design Payment: They will pay an agreed USD rate per item published (make an offer!)

19. AppStorm ###small

20. ###a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Techopedia They pay competitive rates

21. WorldStart ###small

400 words-$20.00 
600 words-$30.00 
Maximum length is approximately 800 words-$35.00

22. ###a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> They reward their writers based on a flat article rate with performance bonus

23. Wise Bread They will pay an agreed USD rate per item published (make an offer!)

24. International Living Payment: up to $400 per post

25. Matador Payment: $20-$25 per post

26. GloHoliday Payment: $40 per post + $3 per image

27. BootsnAll Payment: $30-$50 per post

28. Payment: $40-$150 per post, depends upon word count.

29. TheExpeditioner Payment: $30 per post

30. They will pay an agreed USD rate per item published (make an offer!)

31. They will pay an agreed USD rate per item published (make an offer!)

32. $35-$350 per article depends on the leangth and quality

33. $40-$200 or more ###br

34. ###a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> They will pay an agreed USD rate per item published (make an offer!)

35. They will pay an agreed USD rate per item published (make an offer!)

36. Payment: $300-$2,500 for non-fiction 
$300-$1,500 for fiction 
$100-$250 for poetry 
from $1,000-$2,000 for interviews

37. The amount of money depends on the quality, volume, comprehensiveness and other factors of the article.

38. $50 per article

39. Pay rates depend on factors such as the quality of the tutorial/article and the demand for the topic it covers.

40. Get Paid! The amount of money will depend on the standard and volume of the article/ tutorial.

41. Payment per piece will range from $50 – $150 and will be paid via paypal on the 1st of the month FOLLOWING the month it is posted.

42. $50 for every post

43. Pay: $50 – $200 per article

44. $50 per article

45. $50 per article

46. $50 per published article

47. $100 per article

48. $50 – $200 per article

49. Pay: $100 per article

50. $50 to $150 per article

51. Contact them for payment details

52. $100 per article

53. US$100 to US$200 for every Accepted Article or Tutorial.

54. $50 per article

55. Guest bloggers on Write Naked receive $50.00. Posts run 450-650 words.

If Editor is particularly impressed with a contributor they will receive $200.00 in lieu of standard compensation.

56. $50 – $200 per article

57. $60 per article

58. Pay: Adsense/Affiliate Based Pay

59. Up to $200 per article

60. $10 per article

61. $50 per post

62. Pay: $.50 – $.60 per word | $500-$600 for 1000 word article

63. Pay: $50 – $150 per article

64. Compensation :

For a department piece (from 100 to 500 words), $25. For a feature article up to 2000 words, $100.

For a feature article up to 5000 words, $200. Short fiction pieces pay $25. Poems $25.

65. Amount: Up to $75

66. USD$150 for each tutorial

67. Payment: They will pay an agreed USD rate per item published (make an offer!)

68. US$50-75 p/tutorial

69. 30-75$ per article

70. Payment: They will pay an agreed USD rate per item published (make an offer!)

71. Send email with your desired rate per article

72. $200 per tutorial

73. $150 per tutorial

74. up to $200 per tutorial

75. Contact them for details

76. Payment: They will pay an agreed USD rate per item published (make an offer!)

77. Payment: $.12 per word

78. $200 per tutorial

79. Payment will be negotiated based on the quality of the tutorial or article.

80. $50 per article

81. up to $200 per tutorial

82. $150 payout for full-length articles (around 1500 – 5000 words), and $100 for shorter, narrow-focused pieces (around 1,000 words).

83. $10 to $50 per article

84. Payment – Contact them for details

85. Payment – Contact them for details

86. $50 – $200 per article

87. The amount of compensation depends on the expertise, length, and quality of the content.

88. Get paid up to $225 per article.

89. Make up to $50 per article

90. In-depth tutorials or opinion pieces of 750+ words: USD 200.00

Short tutorials of 500-750 words: USD 100.00

91. $10 for each article

92. Money! Get paid to learn! We offer the highest rates in the industry.

93. $25 – $50 per article

94. up to £120 per tutorial

95. Payment: $250 to $500 per tutorial

96. $50 for the short article!

97. Payment: Contact them for details

98. Payment: up to $200 per tutorial

99. Payment: $75–150 depending on topic, research required and writer experience.

100. Payment: Up to 150$ per tutorial

101. They pay $25 for Post Scripts and $400 for feature articles.

102. Payment varies from $50 to $150 per article depending on length and work involved.

103. £0.50 PER 1,000 VIEWS

104. Access to thousands of content orders, flexible
time management, and reliable payment.

105. $100 – $200 per article

106. $50 – $200 per article

107. $100 – $200 per article

108. Pay: $.06 per word

109. Up to $150 per article

110. Writers will be paid on a per-post basis and rates can be discussed with the individual.

111. Send email with your price per article (in USD)*

Online Writing Jobs 
110+ Websites That Pay $10 – $500+ Per Article

110+ Websites That Pay $10 - $500 to Write Articles - Online Writing Jobs

11 Websites That Pay Between 5$ To 150$ For Writing Lists 

  1.$150 per list article
  2.$100 per list article
  3.$50 per list article
  4.$5 per list article
  5.$7 per list article
  6.$5 - $10 per list article
  7.$10 to $20 per list article
  8.$7 per list article
  9.$5 per list article
  10.$10 per list article
  11.£0.40 per 1,000 views
11 Websites That Pay Between 5$ To 150$ For Writing Lists
How to format and write perfect articles?
11 Lectures 39:21

Here is a list: What type of articles you can write.

  1. Tutorials
  2. Opinion
  3. Top ten lists
  4. Challenges
  5. Reviews
  6. Question and answer
  7. Interviews
  8. Behind the scenes
  9. Roundups
  10. Photo/Video
  11. Newsworthy
  12. Resource

The 8 Types of Articles That Will Attract Intelligent Readers by Neil Patel

What type of articles you can write

You can write articles and tutorials about any topics of your choice. People are bloggng about almost every topic and profession.

Here is a list of some very popular topics

  • Topics to write
  • Blogging
  • Marketing
  • Web design and development
  • Travel
  • Parenting
  • Health
  • Education
  • Windows, Mac
  • Write about Softwares
  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Thesis
  • Coursework help
  • Speeches
Topics to write

  • Quick Tips (300 – 700 words): These articles are short and simple, with a focus on a specific technique or approach. The idea is to provide a quick solution to a common problem many web developers encounter.
  • Articles (800 – 1500 words): These articles cover a broad range of topics from technology, new products or providing a unique perspective on the current web landscape.
  • Tutorials (1000-2000 words): More in-depth articles that often include longer code samples, more CodePens, and a greater variety of visual imagery.
What is Minimum and Maximum length of an article or blog post

An Example Pitch


I know you receive a lot of emails. My message is short and simple. I’d like to contribute to [Website Name]. I am en experienced blogger, I have been featured on [blog 1], [Blog 2], [BLog 3] and many other blogs.

I’d like to write about Topics 1, Topic 2 and Topic 3 and it occurred to me that it would be a great fit for your audience. There aren’t many articles about Topic Name at [Website Name].

The headlines could be

  • 15 tips for beginner bloggers?
  • 20 Ways to Save Money When You Have a Baby
  • Top 7 tips for a successful job application
  • 15 Proven Tactics to plan and launch a blog successfully?

    These are just suggestions, of course, I’m open to changing it.

    To get a sense of my writing you can check out my article on [your sample article Link]

    Your Name

Other Steps

Step 1. Website Research

Step 2: Brainstorm Your Killer article idea

Step 3: Pitch The Website

How to Pitch - with an example pitch

Catchy headline is a very powerful and effective method to convince audience to read and respond to your awesome content.

When you pitch a blog, grab the attention of website owner and editor with catchy healines. Share some catch headlines and convince them to respond to your email.

Check out these 170+ Catchy Headlines Examples & Blog Post Titles.

Grab the attention of editor with catchy headlines - 180 Examples

Let's Start Writing Catchy Attention Grabbing Headline - The Best Tools

There are two ways to write articles for clients.

  1. Find freelance writing jobs
  2. Find a website thay pay writers

Once you have decided to take on the challenge of freelancing, the following sites will help you in finding the right projects and articles:

When applying for jobs on those sites, it is quality of work the counts, not the quantity of words written.

2. Find a website thay pay writers

If you want to write for any website, visit website and see what type of articles they are publishing. Read writing guidelines.

If they have already published articles about an specific topic, You can also write about that topic.

How to write an  article?

Write a catchy headline -
use sub headings
use images and screenshots
write small paragraphs

If you are going to write about email marketing, serch for email marketing and related topics. Read few articles about your topic, watch yourtube videos, read about available tools.

After reading few articles and watching few youtube videos, You will be able write an original, good quality article.

Never copy paste, always write original content. Website editors check your for plagrism, using plagrism checker tools, don't try to cheat them. No one is going to pay you for low quality, copied content.

Best method to find a topic and write an article for any website


Writing Guidelines : How To Write The Perfect Article

After finding a website which accepts articles, read few articles and see what type of conten they are publishing. if your target website such as sitepoint accept articles about marketing, you should write an article about marketing.

If you are a Photoshop expert, you can write tutorials about PhotoShop and there are so many website which accepts PhotoShop tutorials and you can earn up tp $200 per tutorial.

How To Choose a Topic and Title For Article In Only 5 Minutes

How To Fix Grammar and Spelling Mistakes
The Comprehensive Guide To Creating Great Images for Your Articles
4 Lectures 12:22 is a free online service to create beautiful images for your blog posts. With, You can create and download featured images for facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterst. 

how to create beautiful featured images for blog posts free

To reduce the image of your images and screenshots, use free service.

Speed od website really matters and if you wil upload large images, it wil slowdown the website. Editor would love to work with you, if you will provide SEO optimized content.

Remember Google hates slow websites.

how to reduce the size of images without losing quality
02:38 is the only Cross-browser Snapshot Tool to quickly capture, edit, save and share screenshots on any webpage.

Propelry name your images and screenshots. iphone-png is much better than image001.

Recommended maximum width for screenshots and other images is 800px.

Save your imagtes as png file for better quality.

Rcommended Maximum width forarticle images and screenshots
Resources For Writers
5 Lectures 01:14
Resources to impriove English Writing Skills

Freelance Copywriters/Copy Editors WebpageFX

IronPaper - Freelance Writing Job

25 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Writing Skills
About the Instructor
Mohammad Tahir Taous
3.5 Average rating
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4,322 Students
3 Courses
Contributing writer at SitePoint, DeveloperDrive & Pagely.

Mohammed Tahir is a blogger, writer and front end developer from Karachi, Pakistan.

He has been learning and teaching about HTML, CSS, Front end development Frameworks like Bootstrap, Foundation ZURB, WordPress, Theme Development and other web design related topics for 5 years..

He published video courses and articles about HTML, CSS, WordPress, Theme Development, front end development Frameworks like Twitter Bootstrap, Foundation and others topics.

He has been featured on some of the most popular blogs including SitePoint, CreativeBloq, Pagely, InstantShift, DeveloperDrive and many others.

He has been writing articles and tutorials for many popular websites for almost 3 years.