Melinda J. Irvine is an Australian writer, poet, and blogger living between the Philippines and Australia. Mel is adopted mum to Jerry, a Filipino boy she met in 2015 while volunteering after Typhoon Yolanda. All the money she earns as a freelance writer and author get her one step closer to legally adopting Jerry — plus helping the other kids from his village go to school.
Here are lists of websites that pay writers. You’ll also find lists of books and magazines that pay for your submissions too. There’s Australian publications as well, because the ‘get paid to write for us’ listicles mainly focus on US websites.
Some of these websites show their rates on the page, but for others you will need to contact their editor to negotiate payment. Remember to always read back issues and get familiar with who you’ll be writing for. Yourstory will have a lot more chance of being published if you can show the editor how their audience will relate to the piece.