15 Websites That Pay Web Designers to Write

It’s always great to diversify your income and get your work and knowledge in front of more eyes. It’s even better when you can get in front of more people while being paid to do so.

Here are 15 websites that will pay you to share your knowledge.

You can also include a link to your website in your author profile for more exposure! Some of these websites pay quite handsomely so let’s take a look.

#1 Pxleyes

Pxleyes offers tons of tutorials for graphic based software’s like Photoshop, Illustrator, CorelDraw, Gimp and a whole lot more.

What’s great about Pxleyes is that, the tutorials added by the contributors are submitted in a way that it can be easily edited in the system.

Website: http://www.pxleyes.com
Pay Rate: Up to $200 per tutorial

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#2 Digital Ocean

Digital Ocean offers seasoned writers with expertise on the following Linux distributions: Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, and Arch Linux. They are mostly interested in articles about installing or configuring these open source platforms.

Website: www.digitalocean.com
Pay Rate: up to $400 (donation) per tutorial

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#3 Site Point

Site Point contributors get paid to write HTML, CSS and SAAS articles and tutorials. Site Point also caters to other topics like developer tools, browser stat/trends, task runners (Grunt, Gulp) and so much more.

Website: www.sitepoint.com
Pay Rate: $150 for articles and $200 for tutorials

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#4 Tutorial Board

Tutorial Board is looking for writers who have expertise in the following areas – AdobePhotoshop, Adobe After Effects, Autodesk Maya or any industry standard CG software.

They want writers who can produce unique and impressive effect/design/graphic and submit samples of their work online.

Website: www.tutorialboard.net
Pay Rate: Up to $150 for every accepted tutorial

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#5 Tutsplus

Tuts+ is an online community that offers courses mostly in Web design, coding, photo andvideo, 3D and motion graphics and so much more. They also offer video based tutorials.

Website: http://tutsplus.com
Pay Rate: Pay varies

#6 Crazy Leaf Design

Crazy Leaf Design features a myriad of articles and tutorials about web design, print design, graphic design, and programming. They also have an inspiration section to help readers find their next project idea.

Website: http://www.crazyleafdesign.com
Pay Rate: Pay varies

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#7 Instant Shift

Instant Shift is looking for creative and fresh article contents which cover good research andrecent developments in the design world today. Its arsenal ranges from tutorials in WordPress, Infographics, CSS, Illustrator, Photoshop and a very well rounded resource database.

Website: www.instantshift.com
Pay Rate: Decided on the basis of the quality and the volume of the content

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#8 Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine offers a variety of tutorials, techniques and resources in topics like coding (CSS, HTML), design (Typography, Inspiration), mobile design and development, graphic design and web design. Smashing Magazine works with writers from all over the world in delivering quality content.

Website: www.smashingmagazine.com
Pay Rate: Depends on the length of the article and its quality

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#9 UX Booth

UX Booth is a publication by and for the user experience community. Its aim is to ultimately make the web a better place by offering quality content from user experience and interaction designers.

Website: www.uxbooth.com
Pay Rate: Pay varies

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#10 OS Training

OS Training teaches its users how to build great websites, focusing on content managementsystems like WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. They are looking for web designers and developers to submit tutorials on these topics.

Website: www.ostraining.com
Pay Rate: Pay varies

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#11 A List Apart

A List Apart is an online magazine that explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices. A List Apart accepts content from experts all around the globe.

Website: http://alistapart.com
Pay Rate: $200 per article

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#12 Creative Bloq

Creative Bloq is interested in quality tutorials and content in areas such as 3D, illustration, web design, graphic design and more. They run a network of sites that you may be able to write for.

Website: www.creativebloq.com
Pay Rate: Pay varies

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#13 Tutorials Point

Tutorials Point has a wealth of tutorials from programming to web design and has over 15 million readers each month. They are interested in receiving in-depth tutorials in your area of expertise.

Website: www.tutorialspoint.com
Pay Rate: while they no longer publish their rates, they were offering $500 to $1500 per tutorial

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#14 Web Design Ledger

Web Design Ledger is interested in articles and tutorials on web design and web development related topics.

Website: https://webdesignledger.com
Pay rate: Varies

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#15 Common Ninja

Common Ninja accepts posts on marketing, SEO, design and development including how-to guides, tips, comparisons and more.

Website: www.commoninja.com
Pay rate: Unknown

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Are you excited yet? Adding in writing an article or two per month for different websites will get you paid, get more links to your web design business website and can lead to more work!

Which website do you think you’ll start writing for?

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