I’ll be the first to admit that the self-improvement niche is underpaid, at least if you’re writing on someone else’s site. But if you’re trying to build readership on your own self-development blog, these self-improvement publications will help you meet your traffic goals by giving you an opportunity to connect with like-minded people who are interested in developing and enriching their lives. Impress them with your insights and they’re likely to swarm your site as well.
“[We are especially keen to receive personal stories of your success in personal development – how you personally changed and went from A-B, “Tips” articles, perhaps “5 ways to ___” “How to ___ in 3 easy steps” – actionable, valuable information which people can read and take action upon.]”
“Self-help for you, your family, and your friends.”
“While this website initially focused on my story, I soon realized there are so many people with their own stories of personal change that this blog shouldn’t be about me; it should be about us. That’s why Possibility Change has evolved into a community blog which publishes stories from people of all ages and backgrounds from across the globe. Since 2007 Possibility Change has published more than 1,000 stories on topics related to personal change. You can find the latest stories on the Stories Page.”
No pay listed.
“Our company’s mission is to provide informative, quality Self Improvement and Natural Health information to help people improve their lives. We provide information ranging from Goal Setting and Stress Management to Natural Health and Alternative Medicine.”
“Wellness is our beat. We like healthy recipes; personal essays about major transformations; advice pieces with actionable tips to improve health, happiness, relationships, parenting, communication, beauty routines, and nutrition; pieces with specific yoga sequences or fitness routines. If it’s not about healthy living, it’s probably not for us.”
“Articles in Going Bonkers magazine covers a wide range of subject matter. From humorous to serious, and from mental disorders to dealing with a lazy spouse. We cover any and all topics which fall under self-help, personal growth, self-improvement, relationships, mental health, psychology, success, motivation, inspiration, etc.”
“Lifehack gives you a voice that can reach a global audience, and our strong positioning means readers will recognize and find your articles first.”
“At the most basic level, our guideline is that you should contribute articles that are going to make an impact in people’s lives. That means they should draw people in (the internet is filled with distractions) and then deliver real value.”
“Although the site covers a wide range of topics, most articles fall into 5 core categories.
Personal Productivity – Time is our most precious resource. Managing it effectively is essential for an excellent life.
Motivation – We only get as far as we can push ourselves. This site will help you overcome mental blocks and motivate yourself to act.
Self Education – Learning shouldn’t end after graduation. Rather than focusing on academics, this site covers the most valuable education — the one you give yourself each and every day.
Psychology – Our thoughts control our behavior which creates our reality. By understanding how we think, we can generate the positive thoughts required for success.
Philosophy – The approach you have in life can mean everything. Philosophy is about becoming wiser day by day and developing a harmonic existence with the world.”
“Vibrant Life is a bimonthly lifestyle magazine that promotes physical health, mental clarity, and spiritual balance from a practical, Christian perspective.”
Pays $100-$300 per article.
“You can consider Aha!NOW as a resource for understanding the various aspects of life and the problems you face in it. Aha!NOW intends to serve as a guide to help you to understand life more closely and make your life easy. The ultimate aim of this blog is to help you to be happy in life.
In fact, the blog motto of Aha!NOW is “Discover Happiness”, and the punch line says it all – Aha!NOW is all about understanding life, finding answers to discover happiness, and experiencing the Aha!moment.”
“We strive to publish the highest quality content related to personal development, self improvement, and professional development. We actively seek out writers, authors, guest bloggers, and experts across a range of topics — within the broader areas of self improvement, personal development, and business success.”
“Dumb Little Man is a popular online magazine on self-improvement and life hacks. Started back in 2006, Dumb Little Man has become the go-to place when you need inspiration, motivation and practical advice in life.”
“Goalcast is a community dedicated to helping improve all aspects of our readers’ lives, and your work will contribute to fulfilling that mission. We provide practical advice, information, resources and the motivation to help our readers realize their full potential.”
“[PT explores every aspect of human behavior, from the cultural trends that shape the way we think and feel to the intricacies of modern neuroscience. Although many psychologists and mental health professionals read PT, most of our readers are simply intelligent and curious people interested in the psyche and the self. Think of us as a health magazine for the mind.]”
Reports of .73 cents per word.
“ArticleCube is an online article search engine and website. With ArticleCube, you can search a major article website on the web.”
“An ironically titled blog on entrepreneurial leadership, productivity, and personal development.”
“Reflector is a publication that focuses on telling enlightening, unique stories that get people talking. We’re not afraid to cover taboo topics, delve into conspiracy theories, or call bullshit on a lot of things. We publish most genres of writing, namely fiction and poetry, creative nonfiction, news pieces, arts and culture stories, personal narratives, and advice.”
“This is a place designed to showcase thought leaders and my random thoughts to help you succeed.”
“Inner Picture Stories is a place where the worlds of travel and wisdom come together. People come here to share their stories in order to enrich the lives and broaden the horizons of other visitors.”
“We are looking for passionate bloggers/authors who want to help spread meaningful information, powerful truths and personal development through the written word. If you’ve ever read a life changing story, watched a mind blowing video or experienced something so unreal for yourself that led you to a complete shift in awareness; we would like to offer you an opportunity to share it with the world.”
“If you have a piece of great advice, I am giving you the opportunity to showcase it here. This site is less than 2 months old and already ranking well in the U.S. and internationally.”
“[Guest posts need to be related to reading, writing, publishing, inspirational, or self-improvement/ lifestyle topics.]”
“Our guest experts and staff writers cover a range of topics of interest to seniors. Our aim is to meet the diverse, personal needs of our readers by delivering relevant information on relationships, education, careers, retirement, health, humor, money management, nutrition, online resources, self-improvement, travel, and more.”
“We created the blog to talk about all things that have to do with self-improvement and self-growth. In 2007 there were few blogs about self-growth, and we thought it was a topic that needed discussion. We don’t claim to “have it together” and believe we are each a work in progress.”
“InRecovery Magazine is an inspirational magazine for individuals and professionals in recovery from addictions of various sorts. In the pages of our magazine, individuals in recovery and professionals in the treatment field come together to share their experiences, expertise, struggles, successes and suggestions.”
“This blog is designed to educate, motivate, inspire, improve and enhance your skills to get the best out of life. Focus will be on various subject matters pertaining to our emotional, social, spiritual and intellectual wellness.”
“weLEAD Online Magazine is intended to be a publication that appeals to a broad audience. Most of the articles submitted should focus on organizational leadership, self-improvement or leadership development skills involved in working with groups and teams. Articles should be written in conversational magazine format and may include opinions and suggestions.“
“My intention with this little blog is to create a place for all those people who love self-improvement, personal development and healthcare. It would be great if we work all together and help each other to make the most of our lives.”
“The magazine is written for a general audience of active, educated, discerning people who are interested in good health and passionate about self-improvement, well-being and living a good, satisfying life.”
Reported pay of $1 per word.
“The Six Simple Rules blog is a place where personal development ideas are shared: ways to be happier, nicer, a leader, a lifelong learner, healthier, and more organized.”
“The whole reason for the site is to inspire and empower others to create greater happiness in their lives and in the world. We love stories of personal transformation (finding the gift within the challenge), and posts offering advice in areas such as: your path to happiness, vitality, awareness, building positive relationships, parenting, finding your purpose and feeling alive.”
“Your article can cover any of following topics in personal development niche.
- Meditation and Yoga
- Minimalist Living
- Personal Development
- Ideas for productivity Improvement
- Book reviews
- Career Planning
- Inspiring content about life.
- Poems that inspire or motivate.
- ‘how to ‘ guides
- Creative ideas”
“Tiny Buddha is a place for community, where people come together to share what they’ve been through and what they’ve learned.”
“If you’re a writer and want to reach a large audience of people interested in mental health, we hope you’ll consider blogging for us. We are looking for mental health bloggers (paid freelance positions) in the following areas:
- Treating anxiety
- Binge eating disorder
- Bipolar and young adults
- Building self-esteem
- Coping with depression
- Depression and young adults
- Dissociative identity disorder
- Getting through tough times
- Parenting a child with mental illness
- Living a blissful life
- Living with adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
- Mental health and youth
- Family members with mental illness
- Borderline personality disorder
- Recovering from mental illness
- Relationships and mental illness
- Eating disorders
- Mental health stigma
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning issues
- Posttraumatic stress disorder
- Work and bipolar or work and depression
- Verbal abuse in relationships
Paying freelance assignments available.
So there you have it! Another week, another giant collection of freelance markets.
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