91 Freelance Writing Markets for Beginners Who Wanna Get Paid

91 writing markets for new freelancers who wanna get paid

Congratulations on your decision to get published and earn your first clips by targeting these freelance writing markets!

Hopefully you’re taking advantage of the Interactive Freelance Writing Career Map. It will walk you through setting up your new business step by step-from pitching new clients to designing your website. I’ve included everything you need – and nothing you don’t – so you can get to work instead of getting distracted.

Also, since you’re new to pitching publications, I highly recommend this related post that will help you craft your query email:

how to pitch big paying publications

While you’re here you can also read up on how to contact new clients, how to market your services to them, what you should know about them, before you send your pitch, and how to write a pitch/query that will land you an assignment.

Finally, check out the markets below that welcome new writers!

Some accept on-spec work where you submit a completed piece. On-spec markets allow you to craft an article so irresistible for their audience that they’ll be begging to publish it-without worrying about your lacking portfolio.

Others are beginner-level markets and guest-posting opportunities.

You can find more unpaid guest-posting markets by Googling [your niche] + [guest post] and many of these bloggers are happy to help new writers get their first clips!

Most don’t pay well-or at all-but they will serve to build the clips and experience you’ll need to advance your career and level-up your earnings.

Use your life experience to your advantage when pitching your first markets. What do you already know about? What experiences have you had? Is there a subject you’re passionate about? Or a life tragedy or experience you could share to support others? What about your work experience? Values and ideals?

If you need help or get your work published, we’re only a click away in the Paid Write Writer’s Group. Always happy to lend a hand-or share a happy dance. 🙂

Happy Hunting! You’re gonna do GREAT!


91 Markets For New Freelance Writers


  1. $ Kaleidoscope – Stories and non-fiction on disability topics
  2. $ Animal Wellness Magazine 
  3. $ Horse Journals
  4. $ History Lists
  5. $ Practical Homeschooling Magazine
  6. $ Strategy Page
  7. $ The Bark
  8. $ The Introspectionist
  9. $ Thriving Family
  10. $ Moment Magazine
  11. $ Teachers & Writers Magazine
  12. $ True West
  13. Canadian Dimension
  14. $ Caribbean Beat
  15. $ Our State: Celebrating North Carolina
  16. $ Sage Woman
  17. Professional Investigator Magazine
  18. $ Outside Bozeman (Montana)
  19. Annapurna Living
  20. Speculative Grammarian
  21. Teach
  22. (in)courage
  23. Explore Meditation
  24. Living on a Dime
  25. MenScience
  26. Marcie Writes
  27. Brazen
  28. $ Digital Media Ghost
  29. The Music Entrepreneur
  30. Happier Human
  31. The First Pull (coffee, yum)
  32. Big Commerce
  33. Mopec
  34. The Mezzofanti Guild
  35. Feministe
  36. The Sunny Shadow
  37. One Green Planet
  38. gradPSYCH
  39. Write Hacked
  40. Daily Cup of Yoga
  41. Manage WP
  42. Electric Sense
  43. Zestee
  44. Small Business Trends
  45. Brain Injury Society
  46. Time Management Ninja
  47. Two Kids and a Budget
  48. The Frugal Girls
  49. Utility Dive
  50. The Crown Fox
  51. Young Upstarts
  52. Geek Business
  53. Working Moms Against Guilt
  54. Silomasays
  55. DIY MFA
  56. VAntage Point
  57. Blogging Bistro
  58. Dance Advantage
  59. All Business
  60. Postpartum Progress
  61. Getting Smart
  62. Musings on the Mundane
  63. Hevria
  64. Chasing La Bella Vita
  65. Big Blog of Gardening
  66. The Women Talk
  67. Child Health Explanation
  68. Mothering Matters
  69. Whole Being Institute
  70. Grace Love Life
  71. Health Affairs
  72. Sisters in Crime
  73. Life Learning Today
  74. Altic Health Prevention
  75. MomSoap
  76. The Drive
  77. Still Mothers
  78. How to be Aware
  79. Get Rich Slowly
  80. Return on Now
  81. Money Mamba
  82. Man vs. Debt
  83. Lucky Bitch
  84. Big City Vegan
  85. Chic Galleria
  86. Motor Manner
  87. Social Hospitality
  88. Tuesday Serial
  89. Healthy Debate
  90. True Crime Diva
  91. The Frugal Toad


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