Bamidele’s Lists of Where to Get Paid to Write (Websites that Pay Writers)

Last Updated on: June 24th, 2021

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Last updated on August 7, 2016.

We all love lists, especially of ones that pay freelancers, right?

Today I want to introduce you to someone special… who can help you… for free.

No strings attached. (Seriously!!!)

(If you’re simply to looking to guest post, you can check The Definitive List of Blogs That Accept Guest Posts.)

Bamidele Onibalusi, Freelance Writer + My New Hero

Meet Bamidele Onibalusi. He’s the awesome dude behind Writers In Charge.

He’s my new hero.

Move over, Gina and Elna… make room for this guy! (Gina Horkey, my idol and creator of must-have course 30 Days Or Less to Freelance Writing Success, and Elna Cain, supermom to twins and freelancer extraordinaire, who teaches you how to Write Your Way to Your First 1K)

Bamidele, or Oni, as he is commonly known, is a pretty big deal online and in his country, too. Not only was he featured in The Nations newspaper, but he’s been featured globally, too.
 labelled photo of Nigerian Writer Bamidele Onibalusi.



I’d say so, too!

Oni is the Ultimate Nigerian Freelancer

Don’t just take my word for it. Read Huffington Post’s article: Bamidele Onibalusi: The Ultimate Nigerian Business Success Story. You’ll see how utterly amazing this guy is!

He’s been interviewed numerous times. People write about him and his accomplishments a lot (kinda like how I’m doing now!).

“Onibalusi, who runs a writing blog ( that has been read by over a million people, said there’s high demand for writers online, internationally, and this is a great opportunity those who are willing to use their writing skills to earn an income.” ~source

WHY I’m Introducing Him to YOU

This dude’s seriously got it going on.

No joke.

He’s probably one of the best non-native English writers I’ve come across. (I am a certified English teacher, so this is high praise from me!)

I even complimented him on Facebook for his skills, after I thanked him for helping me make a few bucks. 😉

Once he replied, I kept the conversation going. You know, to make a lasting impression on him. (Here are some tips for how to make a good impression on others, and here are some tips for how to turn your weaknesses into strengths to make a good impression.)

Here is a screenshot of our Facebook conversation:
screenshot of the Facebook conversation between me and Bamidele

Now, why you might ask, am I raving about this guy?

Simple. He’s put together a TON of FREE resources to help freelancers earn money.

In fact, I sold the post that I was originally going to publish today.

All because I pitched it to one of the sites on one of his lists! (Yay for me!)

I can make money by doing this, I’m sure you can, too!

So without further adieu, here are Bamidele Oniblasi’s lists of websites that pay.

All I ask is that you share this post, because it’s a fan-freakin’-tastic list!

Bamidele’s Lists of Websites That Pay Freelancers

12 Quality Job Boards Every Freelance Writer Should Check Out Today

Paid Writing Gigs: 20 Fitness Magazines That Pay up to $500 Per Article

25 Parenting Magazines That Pay Writers

23 Sports Magazines that Pay Writers up to $750 Per Article

Get Paid to Write: 18 Educational Magazines That Pay Writers

Get Paid to Travel: 30 Travel Magazines That Pay Writers up to $1,000 Per Article

27 Culture Magazines That Pay Writers up to $1000 Per Article

16 Business Magazines That Pay Writers Up to $700 Per Article

16 Boating Magazines that Pay Writers up to $1,000 Per Article

Get Paid to Write: 32 Christian Magazines that Pay Writers

Make Money Writing: 18 Health Magazines that Pay Writers

50 Websites that Pay Writers $50+ Per Article

30 Websites that Pay You to Contribute an Article, Instantly*

45+ More Websites that Pay You to Contribute an Article, Instantly*

(*just means that Bamidele added my “testimonial” to these posts)

Earn Up to $2,000 Per Article: 17 Writing/Essay Magazines That Pay Writers

15 Agriculture Magazines That Pay Writers

33 Literature Magazines That Pay Writers

14 Economics Magazines That Pay Writers

22 Design Magazines That Pay Writers

22 History Magazines That Pay Writers

17 Women’s Magazines That Pay Writers

24 Fantasy And Sci-Fi Magazines That Pay Writers

21 Food and Drinks Magazines That Pay Writers

Outdoor/Environment Magazines That Pay Writers

18 Fishing Magazines That Pay Writers

20 Equestrian Magazines That Pay Writers

28 Life Magazines That Pay Writers

32 Regional Magazines That Pay Writers


Get 110 More Websites that Pay Writers

Be sure to visit Bamidele’s site to get an additional list of 110 Websites that Pay Writers.

Take a 30 Days-or-Less Course

Gina Horkey has a 30-day course, 30 Days or Less to Freelance Writing Success.

It’s really great, too! I have written many posts about Gina on this site, such as why she is my idol.

If you want to learn more about this course, you can read this post, or you can go directly to her site to check it out.

She also has a course if you are interested in becoming a Virtual Assistant. It’s called 30 Days or Less to Virtual Assistant Success.

Hey… while you’re here… be sure to check out Elna Cain’s awesome course, Write Your Way to Your First $1Klogo for Write Your Way to Your First 1K
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Here is an ever-growing list of where you CAN GET PAID TO WRITE

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Did You Know You Could Become a Freelance Editor?

Being a freelance editor, in my opinion, is even better than being a freelance writer. First of all, it pays more. Secondly, it is the best job I could ever ask for. I love editing, I love words, and I love helping others. Finally, I love reaping the many rewards (check out the many benefits of being a freelance editor).

If you are not currently working at your dream job and want to be a freelance editor, then sign up to get on the “interest list” for my upcoming course!

I am in the process of designing a course that will teach you EVERYTHING about being a work-from-home editor and entrepreneur.

This includes:

– how to get paid up-front… ALWAYS! (before you do any work)

– how to get testimonials

– how to market yourself

– where to find work

– how to leverage social media for your business (because, YES, you will be actually running a business if you are successful!)

– how to keep accurate records

– how to easily calculate your costs

– how to communicate with potential clients so they turn into ACTUAL clients

– how to organize your time (so you can complete all of the tasks involved in running your biz)

– how to deal with difficult clients

– which projects to accept

– when to raise your rates


Plus, I want to get to know you so that I can give you EXACTLY what you need to succeed!

So, DO you want to know more about how to become a freelance editor?



26 thoughts on “Bamidele’s Lists of Where to Get Paid to Write (Websites that Pay Writers)

  1. Tola Korede says


    Am very delighted to meet you via Enstines’s blog and i was attracted by Bamidele’s name in your recent post you shared, because i knew that name is from my area here in Nigeria and decided to visit your blog to read what my brother got on the list. I really impressed with the lists and is must share blog post.

    I keep visiting your blog from time to time to get more tips from you.



    • says

      David, you’re welcome. (And thanks for commenting. Sometimes my site is picky about who it lets through. It’s good to see it likes you!) 😉

      These are great references!

  2. Tunde Quadri says

    Something I admire most about Bamidele is how he is making Nigeria proud in his own way. It is a great thing to be known and appreciated for better things as against the negative flicks being rambled about naija, especially in the western media. Kudos to him for that.

    And to the guy from England. It is funny though the way the so called native speakers of English view the ‘non native’ speakers. In Nigeria, we also follow similar academic curriculum as obtained in the UK. A Nigerian even learns under an unconducive environment at times. And if you must know we started speaking English right from childhood side by side with our mother tongues(my children can’t even speak mine well) and our local pidgin English. You see that is our strength. An average Nigerian child learns to speak about three to four different languages while growing up(French has been added now). It opens up the brain. We were made to go through rigorous training to understand the mechanics of the English grammar from kindergarten to adulthood.

    And the works of Nigerian like Wole Soyinka(a nobel laureate for English literature), Soji Osofisan, Niyi Osundare, Ola Rotimi, Cyprian Ekwensi, Chinua Achebe are all attestation to the level of mastery of English language by Nigerians. So the term non native speaker is just another racist attitude to discriminate against the hordes of better qualified Africans to protect the weaker native speakers in the field. This might be harsh but it’s just the truth.

    Anyway, Bamidele keep up the good work. Olorun a ma ran e lowo(you can google the meaning;)).

    • says

      Tunde, I appreciate that you shared a bit about how English is taught in Nigeria. Thank you for that!

      However, I think you are under a misconception where the term “non-native” is concerned. IN NO WAY is it meant to be derogatory! And the English gentleman, I’m sure, meant what he said as a compliment!

      I am from Canada, and my native tongue is English. In fact, this is the ONLY language I know. I know it well, too, as I am an English teacher.
      Therefore, English is my native language, yet I know many people who also only know English who do not know it well. What it boils down to is this: your level of education combined with your interest. There are a lot of people who hate certain school subjects (for me it was history!) and many people dislike English class. I’ve found that these people are better at math and science. And the people who love English dislike math and science.

      I’m a rare breed, because I love math and English but dislike science.

      I also tried learning another language: Spanish. I know enough to get by if I am on vacation somewhere where Spanish is the only language spoken, but not enough to be fluent in it. Because I am a perfectionist, I want to learn the proper way to both speak and write Spanish. Teaching myself this language is difficult. I need a specialist to help me.

      It’s amazing to me that you are taught up to four languages! I am in awe of those who know more than one!

      I hope to interact with you more, too. I like a person who is not afraid to speak his or her mind! 🙂

  3. Sani jibo says

    Bamidele is a nice person with enthusiasm to write. I come to know him and his work while searching for some freelancing tips online. First i never believe that we came from the same country, Nigeria. Just because of how he is passionate with the work. The way he write and infact; his freelancing story at large.

    May God keep blessing you. :-):-)

    • says

      Sani, he sure is!

      I hope to see you again on Wording Well. My audience consists of bloggers, writers, and freelancers, so I know that you will like what I have to share. 🙂

    • says

      Michael, it’s a pleasure to meet you… and I know you just arrived here because Bamidele sent you an email. 😉 (I received the same one.)

      Thanks in advance for sharing! 🙂

      I look forward to seeing you on Wording Well again. I cater to bloggers, writers, and freelancers.

  4. Ray says

    Yes, I agree,

    Bamidele is a great guy. But wow! I didn’t think English was his second language – he speaks better English than I do, and I’m from England!!!

    His website is a ‘must-read’ for every freelance writer.


    • says

      Ray, your comment made me laugh! Yes, it’s amazing how well Bamidele writes! I thought English was his FIRST language, he knows it so well!

      Are you a freelancer?

  5. Adam Joshua Clarke says

    I am adding this to my Resource Research bookmark folder so I can check back that list of references more. I am super interested in opportunities like this. Not only is it awesome to find an opportunity to contribute but I do know quite well that some places will pay $50 or even $75 for a really really good post. Making an extra buck on the side pretty much proves to yourself that what you did was a worthwhile accomplishment. Great post.

    I decided to follow you on twitter. 🙂
    Adam Joshua Clarke recently posted…Adam’s Linking Strategy

    • says

      Adam, some places pay even more, depending on how fantastic your article is! I just sold a post I originally wrote for Wording Well to someone for $150 USD!

      I with you the best!

    • says

      Enstine, I am very impressed with Bamidele’s success, and how he freely shares his resources with others!

      Thanks for dropping by to check out his post!

  6. Thank you very much for the mention, Lorraine! It means a lot 🙂

    I do my best to produce practical information and helpful resources on my blog, and I’m glad this is appreciated. I’m also very happy to hear that you earned $150 by submitting an article to one of the sites on my list. You can expect more lists from me soon 🙂

    Best Regards,

    • says

      You’re very welcome, Bamidele! 🙂

      I spent a lot of time on your site over the weekend and found many resources helpful and practical.

      Great news about the lists! I’ll be sure to add them to this post once you publish them. 😉 I like to keep my site current and regularly update my posts here when updates are warranted!

      Thanks again for compiling these excellent resources for freelancers!

    • says

      Brent, I was floored at how much work Oni has done… and these resources are sure to be hits with everyone!

      Let me know how you make out with them!

  7. Hi Lorraine,

    Oh yes! Bamidele is one person I have known and looked up to since years now 🙂

    He was one of the very few freelance writers around when I started freelancing and being a blogger too, we connected long back, though each one took our different directions, but his blog is a great source, as you rightly mentioned. Loved the links shared, and yes, I’ve seen most of them earlier as well. Way to go, both of you 🙂

    Thanks for sharing more about him. Have a nice week ahead 🙂
    Harleena Singh recently posted…How to Embrace the Last Transition of Life of Your Loved One

    • says

      Harleena, with so many freelancers and bloggers out there (millions!!!), I am not surprised that I only recently discovered Bamidele!

      It’s great to hear that you already know him. 🙂

      We all seem to take a different direction, don’t we? When I first began online, my intentions were to get noticed and promote a book I wrote in university. Then I started blogging and freelancing, and my book is still sitting on my shelf. LOL

      Perhaps I should really get with it and self-publish it instead of waiting for a traditional publisher to help me with it.

      Thanks for sharing!

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