Are you a freelancer looking for finance blogs to write for? Got good ideas and want to get paid for them?
Whether it’s for a small business or your own personal finances, money management is tricky. In 2023, Statista conducted a global survey and only 39% of respondents said they were well informed about their personal finances, which means your expertise on finance topics is needed.
To help you find your next publication (and save you time pitching), we’ve researched 29 finance blogs that pay writers.
29 finance and blogs to pitch now
1. The Dollar Stretcher
The Dollar Stretcher is a personal finance blog that goes through everything you might need to know to stretch a dollar (hence the name). This includes related topics such as how to deal with a partner that isn’t frugal and How to Break Bad Financial Habits.
If you’ve got experience in this field, submit to The Dollar Stretcher and get paid to help others learn how to save money.
Pay: Not currently paying for submissions, but in the past rate has been about $.10/word
Contact: Email submissions to email@example.com
2. Wise Bread
“Living large on a small budget” is the tagline of Wise Bread’s website. The topics this site covers are things like frugal living, budgeting, career entrepreneurship, and even credit card advice.
If you want a writing gig with Wise Bread, you’ll have to submit three 500-word articles that show different styles and examples of quality content you’ve written. You’ll also need to send in five well-thought ideas for future posts (include either specific details of body of post or an outline).
Pay: Varies depending on article type and experience.
Contact: Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Entrepreneur Magazine
Entrepreneur Magazine is a finance publication that has featured celebrities like Jimmy Fallon and Selena Gomez. So if you’re able to get a byline or published article on the Entrepreneur Magazine blog, you’ll get paid and get great exposure.
One note, to apply to write for Entrepreneur magazine, you must pay for a yearly membership to its Entrepreneur Leadership Network.
That membership gives you:
- The ability to write for Entrepreneur Magazine
- A personal editor for your submissions
- Promotion of your brand/voice
- A free subscription to Entrepreneur Magazine
Pay: Rates vary depending on the type of article and experience.
Contact: Apply and pay a membership fee for Entrepreneur Leadership Network
4. The Penny Hoarder
As the site’s name suggests, The Penny Hoarder is a site for everyday people looking to make money and save it. Its blog has articles on things like how to prevent identity theft, tutorials on how to make your first real estate purchase, as well as listicles on great side hustles.
Pay: Pay rates are individually negotiated.
Contact: Contact The Penny Hoarder through its website.
5. Business Insider
Getting exposure writing for well-known sites like Business Insider is a great way to boost your freelance writing career. You can use a byline on a popular finance blog like this, to get more clients and increase your rates. Writers get paid various rates, depending on the type of reporting, research, article length, and experience.
Contact: Submit applications through Business Insider’s website.
6. The New York Times Opinionator
Another great powerhouse in the world of writing is The New York Times Opinionator. Since these are Op-Ed pieces, personal stories are welcome, but The New York Times has very high standards that you must meet. The New York Times isn’t a finance-specific publication, but its Editorial section does have a Finance section.
If you don’t want to be just a guest contributor, The New York Times also provides full-time and part-time writing jobs. Just check out the career opportunities available on the NYT website.
Pay: Rates vary depending on article type and experience.
Contact: Submit a guest essay through New York Times’ website
7. The Wall Street Journal
Writing for The Wall Street Journal’s Op-Ed page is not for beginner finance writers. Even though personal essays are encouraged, they must be well thought out and hold a strong argument. The Wall Street Journal is a premiere finance publication, so its standards are very exact.
If you want to write for WSJ, make sure to read its Editorial section regularly. That will help you get a good idea of the level of writing and the sort of topics WSJ is looking for.
Pay: Rates vary depending on article type and experience.
Contact: Submit all op-eds to James Taranto at email@example.com
8. Beating Broke
To write for Beating Broke you must be part of the Yakezie Group or have your own personal finance blog. Beating Broke covers topics that are perfect for personal finance writers. It covers everything from the benefits of striking a healthy work-life balance, to the cost-benefit of auto insurance.
Unfortunately writing a guest post won’t get you any money, but if you become a regular contributor, you can negotiate your rate. That means getting at least two monthly posts posted on the Beating Broke site for at least three months.
Pay: Unpaid for guest posts, but if you become a regular writer (at least 2 posts/month for 3 months) you can negotiate a rate.
Contact: Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Getting a byline on Forbes’ website is a huge deal, which is why it’s so difficult to become a contributor. You can submit pitches to their ideas email address, but the best way to become a contributor is to get bylines in smaller publications first. Then get an introduction to the relevant editors through current Forbes contributors.
Pay: Varies depending on article type and experience.
Contact: Submit pitches to email@example.com
10. Income Diary
Income Diary’s content is all about how to earn money. It covers topics like how to make money online, how to get more traffic to your websites, and even gives you inspiring examples.
Income Diary is a great blog that encourages freelance writing. It even regularly updates the kinds of topics in demand for the Income Diary blog. The submission guidelines state that $200 is the limit for most articles, but depending on your expertise, article topic, and quality of the article you submit, that price can be negotiated higher.
Pay: Rate depends on topic and quality of the article (ex: Income Diary quotes their budget for SEO content as $150-300 per article)
11. Doctor of Credit
Doctor of Credit helps you manage your personal finances. It covers topics such as which credit cards have the best rewards and what types of bank accounts are best for what purpose.
The pay for guest posts on Doctor of Credit is not huge. But if you become a regular contributor you can make some great side money and get more experience on your freelance writing resumé.
Pay: $50 for guest posts.
Contact: Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
12. Reach Financial Independence
Paulin Paquin is the editor and chief of Reach Financial Independence. The aim of RFI is to help its readers build wealth, make the right money choices, achieve life goals, and think outside of the box.
To be a contributor to RFI, you need to have your own active, non-commercial blog. Along with that, RFI does not want any articles on topics like debt, student loans, life insurance, credit cards, and credit scores. You won’t get paid for your articles, but you can provide links back to your own website and social media sites in your articles.
Pay: Unpaid, but can include links to your own blogs and social media sites.
Contact: Submit guest posts to email@example.com
13. Money Crashers
Money Crashers is a personal finance blog that covers topics on everything you can do with money. It’s mission is to “empower you to turn the tables on money, making it work for you instead of the other way around.”
If you want to be a contributor for Money Crashers you do need to have some sort of direct experience, certification, or advanced education degree. Your articles need to be between 1000-2000 words and you must be a US resident.
Pay: Listed on site as competitive starting pay and writers are paid monthly.
Contact: Submit via Money Crashers’ website
14. Money-Saving Mom
Crystal Paine is a mom and creator of Money-Saving Mom. Her site is dedicated to giving everyday people practical money saving advice.
Although you won’t get paid to contribute to Money-Saving Mom, you’ll get a lot of exposure. Paine requires that your submissions are practical and not just for SEO, less than 1000 words, and completely original.
Pay: Unpaid, but getting published on this site will get you a lot of exposure.
Contact: Submit through Money-Saving Mom’s website
15. Modest Money
Modest Money is currently run by Bob Haegele. The blog focuses on everything you need to know about investments and even has reviews of different investment products and opportunities like Robinhood and JM Bullion.
Getting a byline on Modest Money won’t get you any direct payments, but you can include links back to your website. Getting published on Modest Money can end up getting you more traffic to your own website and more money in the long run.
Pay: Unpaid, but can link back to your own website.
Contact: Submit through Modest Money’s website
Inc. specializes in giving advice to small business owners and provides real stories about entrepreneurship. Stories such as, How to Build the Workplace of the Future? Develop More On-Ramps for Black and Brown Kids and Recession Planning: How to Prep Now for More Economic Woes Ahead.
If you want to submit to Inc. as a guest poster you’ll need to send in a 500-word sample article. Inc. also allows you to become a regular contributor, just email your pitches to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pay: Varies depending on article type and experience.
TechCrunch covers tech Startups, emerging tech trends, and fundraising for tech companies. It even offers live webinars on topics like raising money for different fundraising rounds and building better mobility fintech.
Writing for TechCrunch is an unpaid gig, but its readership is massive in the tech business world. So if you’re an expert in the field, getting a byline in this publication is an excellent way for you to get your name out there.
Pay: Unpaid, but TechCrunch gives you great exposure.
Contact: Send submissions to email@example.com
18. FreshBooks Blog
FreshBooks is actually a software company that provides an invoicing solution to small businesses. However, they also have a blog that includes helpful articles to small business owners as well as case studies and other resources called FreshBooks Blog.
Submitting to the FreshBooks Blog is a great way to get your name in front of millions of small business owners. Just make sure to read the FreshBooks Blog before submitting so that your submission isn’t a topic they’ve already covered.
Pay: Unlisted, but FreshBooks Blog previously listed article rates as starting at $200.
Contact: Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
19. The Motley Fool
“Our purpose is to make the world smarter, happier, and richer”—that is first line in The Motley Fool’s ‘Who We Are’ section. This publication does that by helping all people become successful investors.
TMF is currently looking for experts on real estate investing to contribute to the publication. It even promises that a medium-to-high-volume writer can easily make six figures writing for TMF alone.
Pay: Currently $140/article, but varies by article type and experience.
Contact: Submit through Motley Fool’s website
If you’ve got expertise on any topic related to personal finance, make a submission to be a guest poster for ElitePersonalFinance. This is a blog that loves to hire qualified freelance writers. EPF boasts that it spends more than $100K per year for high quality content and pays writers $300 per post.
Pay: $300/guest post.
Contact: You can contact Elite Personal Finance by emailing email@example.com
21. Money Pantry
Money Pantry is one of the few blogs that welcome beginner freelance writers and will pay them. What it really values are personal stories and unique ways that people have earned or saved money. They even include a handy guide that goes through formatting and style tips to help beginner writers.
Contact: Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bench is an online bookkeeping service and toolkit that helps entrepreneurs with their financial needs. The Bench Blog provides entrepreneurs with tips on everything that they need to understand their small business finances.
The Bench Blog is one of the higher paying publications, but there’s a reason for that. They have strict standards. Articles have to be at least 1000 words, well researched, and all quotes and data must be substantiated with sources.
Contact: Contact Ryan Smith on LinkedIn
23. Bitcoin Tech Weekly
Cryptocurrency, NFTs, the metaverse—all of that can be confusing. And Bitcoin Tech Weekly is a publication that focuses on informing and educating people about all things crypto.
If you’re knowledgeable about the crypto world, submit to write lead-ins (1500 words), briefs (less than 600 words), or features for Bitcoin Tech Weekly. Just be prepared to write and edit quickly. Much like the crypto world, crypto news and stories get old fast.
Pay: $20-$40 for briefs, articles start at $200.
Contact: Email Bitcoin Tech Weekly email@example.com
Bustle covers more than finance topics, however what it values are personal stories, essays, interviews, and features that will create buzz. In fact the editors of Bustle even created a handy article to help freelance writers submitting to their publication.
Before you submit a pitch to Bustle, read the articles in Bustle’s finance section to get a good idea of the types of articles and writing styles Bustle prefers.
Pay: You can negotiate your rates with Bustle.
Contact: Submit your pitches to the right department like firstname.lastname@example.org
25. Financial Times Op-Ed
Financial Times Op-Ed publishes new guest pieces everyday. That means, if you want a byline in this prestigious publication, you’ll have to think outside of the box. Financial Times Op-Ed values articles that are pithy, sharp, and have a unique point of view.
The Financial Times Op-Ed is competitive, but welcomes—and is always in need of—good guest writers. The US Investments and Industries Editor, Brooke Masters, even provides this article to help freelancers with their submissions.
Pay: Varies depending on type of article and experience.
Contact: Email submissions to email@example.com
Credium is an investment platform that produces high risk-adjusted returns through various statistical techniques. While the platform itself doesn’t need content, its blog does.
Writing for Credium could be an excellent opportunity for you if long-form, evergreen content on crypto, bitcoin, and the like. Pitch informative and inspiring ideas that will make sense for this audience.
Pay: $250 per 4000-word article.
Contact: Please send articles to firstname.lastname@example.org
27. Smart Money Chicks
Smart Money Chicks is on a mission to provide information that helps women make confident financial choices. The website covers topics from credit and debt to saving and investing, as it applies to Gen X and Gen Y females.
While it doesn’t appear that Smart Money Chick pays its contributors, guest posts are allowed to link back to personal sites for exposure.
Pay: Unpaid, but you can link back to your personal website.
Contact: Email submissions to email@example.com
28. Finance Wand
Finance Wand covers all sorts of topics related to personal finance, including some that are less popular (think: bankruptcy, mortgage, and law).
Finance Ward openly accepts blog posts without mentioning payment but allows for links back to personal sites.
Pay: Unpaid, but Finance Wand allows for links to personal sites.
Contact: Submit finished pieces via the form on the ‘Contact Us’ page of the website.
29. Bigger Pockets
BiggerPockets is a multifaceted website with tips, resources, and a community focused on real estate investing.
If you’ve got secrets to share on real estate investing, such as making passive income, trends, or even a related personal story, BiggerPockets needs you!
Pay: Paid in the form of perks such as exposure, a pro membership, and consideration for career-building opportunities such as podcasts and webinars.
Contact: Apply to be a contributor via the form on the ‘Contribute’ page of the website.
Your financial expertise and writing skills are in demand and can make you money. This list of twenty-five publications are proof of that. So brush up your resumé, proof read your writing samples, and get to submitting!