Websites That Pay You To Write Technical Articles

A list of publications and organizations that pay for technical content

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Getting paid to write technical articles is a great way to supplement your income. Especially if you already write articles for your blog. However, the first question that arises is "how can I get opportunities?", which was my question too.

As a result, I want to list a handful of websites that pay you to write technical articles for them. You can see their name, the URL, and the approximate sum they pay you.

Websites that pay you

Therefore, let us see the websites you can pitch to write articles. The most popular publications are as follows:

  • Twilio

    • Up to $500 per article
    • You are not required to use Twilio. You need to write articles with examples, though.
  • TestDriven Io

    • Up to $500 per article
    • Web development tutorials designed to teach critical skills needed to test, launch, scale, and optimize applications.
  • Hasura

    • Up to $300 per article
    • Articles including Hasura or GraphQL.
  • Digital Ocean

    • Up to $400 per article
    • Articles about OSS, infrastructure, cloud hosting, Linux, and more. It's not limited to their products, though!
  • Auth0

    • Up to $300 per article
    • You pick topics from a list of possible articles.
  • Soshace

    • Up to $100 per article
    • You pick topics from a list of possible articles.
  • CSS-Tricks

  • WPHub

    • Up to $200 per article
    • Tutorials about Wordpress.
  • Tutorialspoint

    • Up to $500 per article
    • Various technical topics. You can pick from a list of topics.
  • Fauna

    • Up to $500 per article
    • Content focused on technical education for topics related to application development and Fauna, with working sample code, wherever applicable. They have a list of possible topics.
  • Smashing Magazine

    • Unknown (In 2016 they paid up to $250)
    • You can submit tutorials, guides and case studies.
  • Code Tuts+

    • $100 for tips, and $250 for tutorials
    • Pick from a list of possible articles.
  • Vonage

    • Up to $500 per article
    • Technical tutorials.
  • CircleCI

    • Up to $300 per article
    • You can pick from a list of possible topics.
  • Clubhouse Io

    • Up to $600 per article
    • Pick from a list of possible topics. Technical tutorials, and how-to guides.
  • TypingDNA

    • Up to $500 per article
    • Technical articles/tutorials related to TypingDNA.
  • LogRocket

    • Up to $350 per article
    • Technical articles about Front-end. Tutorials on React, Redux, Vue.js, webpack, Wasm, MobX, GraphQL, JavaScript, etc. Frontend development best practices. Product/UI/UX design
  • Draft

    • Up to $500 per article
    • Choose for a list of possible topics

Sources

Sharing your knowledge and getting paid for it can be a great source of income. Thus, you can start earning an additional income by applying to write for the above publications/organizations.

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Chris Bongers's photo

Nice list, do you have hands-on experience with one of these?

Erisan Olasheni's photo

StackOverflow.blog: Upto $200 and $100 kill fee.

Osinachi Chukwujama 's photo

FaunaDB also pays writers

fauna.com/blog/write-with-fauna

Bolaji Ayodeji's photo

This is an amazing read, thanks for sharing!

Alba Silvente Fuentes's photo

Thanks for sharing, this is so cool 😍 Also Smashing Maganize pay the articles you write there ğŸŽ‰ 👉 smashingmagazine.com/write-for-us

Emil Moe's photo

Would be interesting to hear from someone with experience, what are pros and cons about the different sites.

I assume while it's tempting to pick those who pay most, it's easier to start earning from those who pay least.

Goodness Chris-Ugari's photo

Nice article, thanks for sharing.

Maxi Contieri's photo

This list is awesome

Going through the links you provided I noticed some of the writing rules are similar.

Maybe you (or somebody else) can write summarizing what are the common rules requested by moderated publications.

What do you think?

Afoma Orji's photo

I didn't know this option existed. Thanks a lot for this.

Bruno Raljic's photo

Thanks for sharing. I've never considered this option before.

Chris Kalmar's photo

thanks for sharing, Catalin 🤘 I am quite surprised by some of them. Didn't think people get paid for articles.

Waylon Walker's photo

Thanks for the tips Catalin Pit!

How do these typically work, do you still own the content, or are they paying for sole ownership of the content?

Thomas Findlay's photo

The platform takes ownership.

Omopariola Philip's photo

Thanks for sharing!

Olawanle Joel's photo

Thanks for sharing!

Favour Chukwuedo's photo

This is an amazing read and came at the right time. Seems I'm going to do this for the money aswell. Thanks for Sharing!

Wisdom Nwokocha's photo

Awesome 😍, thanks for sharing!

Solomon Eseme's photo

This is a great read, thanks for sharing

Sunil Kumar's photo

Wow. Thanks for sharing this list Catalin!

It's gonna be very helpful :)

Anmol Jain's photo

Thanks for sharing, great read!