Looking for a new publication to pitch? Got expertise in marketing and want to share it with the world? Explore 15 marketing blogs to pitch and earn more money.
1. A List Apart
A List Apart is an online magazine focusing on the design, development, and meaning of web content. ALA started in 1997 as a mailing list and now is an operation with over sixty people listed as crew. If it has anything to do with websites, A List Apart wants to hear about it.
ALA wants web professionals from all aspects of the business to contribute their experiences. ALA also provides a helpful style guide so that your submission is more likely to be accepted.
Pay: $200 for articles b/w 1500-2000 words.
Contact: Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. B Michelle Pippin
If you’re an active blogger, author, or small business owner, B. Michelle Pippin wants to hear from you. B. Michelle Pippin is the founder of Women Who WOW, a platform that supports women entrepreneurs.
On her blog, she wants articles that include everything a woman entrepreneur might want to know. That means articles from experts about ecommerce, real estate, personal finance, marketing strategies, and incredibly exclusive personal experience stories. You don’t have to be a woman to be a contributor, but your articles should be geared toward women.
Pay: Up to $150/article.
Contact: Submit through the B Michelle Pippin submission page or you can contact B. Michelle Pippin through Twitter @MichellePippin.
Contently is a freelance writing job board. It also features a blog called The Freelancer, which focuses on giving marketing know-how to freelancers. Guess what? Contently pays writers like you to provide the content for The Freelancer.
Contently pays based on your experience, the article’s length, and whether you have any exclusive material for your piece of content (i.e., interviews). But at $1/word this is one of the higher paying writing gigs for freelancers.
Pay: Up to $1 per word.
Contact: Register to be a freelancer through their site or contact Contently on Twitter @TheFreelancer.
Copyhackers is an online course that teaches freelancers how to market and grow their business.Joanna Wiebe, one of the first conversion copywriters, founded Copyhackers in 2011. She calls it Copy School.
If you’re a beginner, don’t be discouraged. Copyhackers provides a guide that goes over things like formatting and tips on how to write great content. It even includes a detailed list of what kinds of subject matter will be accepted. The list consists of things like:
- Exhaustive insights into calls to action (CTAs)
- Adwords vs. Facebook ads vs. retargeting
- Social media for data geeks and startup marketers (how to work with influencers, etc.)
Pay: $300-$1000 per accepted article.
Contact: Email email@example.com with your pitches.
DivvyHQ is a marketing platform that recently opened its blog to freelancers. According to the website, DivvyHQ is looking for content that “provides content managers and producers with insights, inspiration, and practical guidance in an effort to help them simplify and be more efficient and effective in their day-to-day battle within the trenches of corporate marketing/communications departments.”
DivvyHQ is picky about whether it will employ your writing services, but after you contact them, they will:
- Tell you how they want a post submitted/pitched to them
- Help you to set up your guest author bio
- Give you insights on blog strategy/style/who your audience is
- Provide you with a list of topics to help inspire your piece
Contact: Submit an application through the DivvyHQ site, or contact the editor of DivvyHQ @brodydorland.
6. Home Business Magazine
As it states in its name, Home Business Magazine covers everything concerning an entrepreneur starting a business at home. It’s written almost entirely by freelancers and constantly needs high-quality content.
Because the topic of home business can include a broad spectrum of expertise, this is a great writing gig for freelancers looking to get into marketing. Some topic examples are:
- How to grow your social media accounts
- Setting up a business bank account
- Writing business proposals
- Increasing your returns on investments (ROIs)
Contact: Email submissions to editor Sherilyn Colleen firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sometimes the best way to make money online is to get your name out there and boost your resumé credentials. That’s why HubSpot is on our list. Hubspot is a customer relationship management software (CRM) with a well-known blog that gets millions of monthly hits.
Because Hubspot is so well-known, it’s a good idea to have a solid grasp of good writing and article formatting techniques before submitting. The article topics that Hubspot is looking for fit into these three categories: experiment/analysis, canonical, and graphics. Unfortunately, pitches aren’t accepted, only full posts.
Contact: Email your submissions to email@example.com.
8. Income Diary
Based out of the UK and launched over thirteen years ago, Income Diary is a site dedicated to helping business owners be successful. It goes over everything that a small business owner may need to know. Topics like:
- SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
- Content creation
- Driving traffic
- How to make money online
Pay: $200-$500 for articles with at least 1500 word count.
Contact: Either submit through Income Diary site or contact the editor Barry Dunlop through LinkedIn.
9. Smart Business Trends
Smart Business Trends is a site geared toward the entrepreneur. The homepage greets users with headlines like, Shopify Review: Should I Use it For My Next Online Store? And Spencer Mecham’s Affiliate Secrets 3.0 Review: Is It the Best Affiliate Marketing Course?
If you’re chosen to be a freelancer for SMBT, you’ll get your payment through Paypal and promotion of your piece. But be warned, the article you write for SMBT can’t be published anywhere else, not even on your website. Check out the rest of SMBT’s submission guidelines here.
Pay: $200-$500/piece of content.
Contact: Through the Smart Business Trends site or contact founder and editor Chris Fong on Facebook.
10. Peak Freelance
Elise Dopson and Michael Keenan are both freelance writers with over a decade of experience. Together they founded Peak Freelance to help other freelancers not make the same mistakes they did.
Dopson and Keenan teach freelance writing as a part of PF’s curriculum. So one of the best ways to get hired to write for them is to go through their Peak Freelance course. The Peak Freelance blog touches on everything a freelance writer might need to know. Dopson and Keenan are known to hire present and past students to contribute to the Peak Freelance blog.
Pay: Varies, depending on experience and pitch.
Contact: Contact either Elise Dopson @elisedopson or Michael Keenan @upmostmike.
The marketing guru, Danny Iny, is the founder of Mirasee. Iny created a three-module course to help people learn how to market themselves and their business more effectively.
Although Mirasee does have guest posters on its blog from time to time, those only happen via invitation. The pay rates will vary depending on the article topic and your expertise, but Mirasee does have a reputation for treating its employees and content writers well.
Contact: Guest posts by invitation only.
12. UX Booth
UX Booth is an online publication geared toward people who deal with designing customer experiences at a beginner-to-intermediate level. That means the topics of its articles feature everything from content strategy to how to make the most of WordPress.
Before submitting, look over UX Booth’s template, tips, and guidelines. And make sure to look over the fine print. Once you’re published on UX Booth’s website, your article cannot be published anywhere else.
Contact: Submit through UxBooth website or contact pitch editor on Twitter @amygracewells.
Previously named NewsCred, Optimizely is a digital experience platform that allows marketers to manage and optimize their digital activity and customer experience. According to the Optimizely website, it works with big companies like; JPMorgan Chase & Co., Cuisinart, and Scotts Miracle-Gro.
Optimizely’s blog focuses on all things marketing and even includes helpful articles on time management. If you want to write for Optimizely, check their website. All freelance, part-time, and full-time positions are listed on Optimizely’s website.
Pay: Starts at around $350, but depends on experience, type of project, and industry niche.
Contact: Freelance positions are listed on Optimizely’s website.
14. SmartBug Media
SmartBug Media is a company that specializes in inbound marketing. They help companies figure out solutions to their customers’ problems in a personalized way. SmartBug Media tackles a wide range of marketing concerns and has a diverse clientele.
For that reason, if you want to write for SmartBug, it’s a good idea to draw on any expertise you may have. For example, if you have a background in music, you can write about how a company can market to musicians.
Pay: Up to $800 for 3000-word articles.
Contact: Apply for full-time or part-time jobs on SmartBug Media website or email founder Ryan Malone firstname.lastname@example.org.
Started by freelance writer Michael Brown in 2016, nDash helps companies find and hire qualified freelance writers. nDash aims to offer a better content experience than low-paying content mills like Upwork.
To get seen on nDash, you’ll need to create a profile and provide writing samples on your profile. The only downside to nDash would be that there aren’t many companies using it yet. So, right now, this site is better used as a supplemental source of income rather than your primary source.
Contact: Sign up through nDash website.
If marketing is your freelance writing niche, look no further! Pitch the above blogs to get new bylines and earn more money in your writing business.