If you are just starting out as a freelance finance writer, you may consider building your social capital by submitting your articles for publication in a reputable blog or magazine. We have a long list of finance blogs and magazines that accept guest posts.
If you have already built your social proof and are looking to start building your client base, this list will help you find some established names that pay for article submissions. Find the one that fits your preference and start pitching.
Payment: You get either money or backlink to your site. If you choose money, you get $75 for a 700-900-word article.
The Penny Hoarder is a very popular personal finance blog. It gets about 10 million hits a month, which makes a backlink from them a valuable asset.
The articles published on this site cover topics about money-saving and increasing income. If you have a weird or not very popular method of making (or saving) money, feel free to drop them a line.
This is a future-oriented website that publishes content about sustainable energy. They help investors find the new and existing investment opportunities in this new frontier.
You should be familiar with their scope and style by reading their posts. Their target contributors include financial analysts, environmentalists, business journalists and climate scientists.
Payment: They pay for articles that make it to their print publication ($0.1 per word). They may also pay for articles whose owners do not want a backlink to their site. Otherwise, you get a link in the bio section.
This blog promotes frugal living by helping their subscribers with ideas on how to cut down on their spending. They have experts on board (and encourage experts to chime in) who ensure that the information they provide is up to date.
When you write an article for them, they encourage that you get an expert opinion to make it more credible. Indicate whether you want your article to appear in print or online.
Payment: They pay $100 for well-written informative pieces.
This giant helps individuals manage their finances better. They have a freelance opening for a personal finance writer who can provide insightful and well-written pieces.
If your work is outstanding, they can contract your services for a long-term project at a higher base pay rate.
Payment: They pay between $30 and $150 per article. The articles should be at least 700 words long.
They accept guest posts on personal finance bordering on saving money, creating a larger income pool, and investing.
You should have a unique approach to storytelling and your articles should be interesting and engaging.
Payment: You get $50 flat fee for every accepted post you submit or a chance to promote your affiliate business (two affiliate links).
If you understand how the credit system works and would love to chime in on the subject, this is the right platform for you.
You can either pitch them or send your completed article. Regular contributors may be contracted to write for the blog for a fixed rate per post, a rev-share arrangement or a mix of the two. The quality of your posts must be outstanding.
We wish you all the best in your pursuit of an illustrious freelance finance writing career. You can join our community for more resources and further discussion.