6 Websites Paying More Than $500 To Write Articles Online

Medium alternatives to consider after the recent changes in Medium Partner Program

Giorgos Myrianthous


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The recent changes to the Medium Partner Program have had a negative impact on the earnings of many technical writes on the platform. As a consequence, many authors have already begun seeking for alternative options that could eventually help them monetize their content.

While technical writing is slowly dying on Medium, there are still plenty of opportunities out there that deserve your attention and are worth your time and effort. Let’s explore some of them!

1. CircleCI

CircleCI is one of the most popular CI/CD platforms that can run either on the cloud or on-prem.

CircleCI Technical Authors Program

The company has a Technical Authors Program that writes across the world can join and get paid to write about technology topics. You can either choose from dozens of topics that CircleCI recommends or even suggest your own.

If your article gets accepted you will earn up to $600. On top of that, you will also receive a CircleCI swag pack!

Payment: Up to $600 per article (+ CircleCI welcome swag pack)

More information: You can apply for CircleCI Technical Authors Program here

2. SpinupWP

SpinupWP offers a cloud server control panel to manage WordPress sites. As part of their marketing and DevRel strategy, they have opened a Writers Program that anyone can join.

SpinupWP Writers Program

The program offers an excellent pay of $500-$1000 per new article. The amount depends on the length of the article as well as the topic. On top of that, they also offer a complimentary SpinupWP personal account that will remain active as long as you share one article per quarter.

Payment: $500-$1000 per article (+ complimentary SpinupWP account)



Giorgos Myrianthous

I strive to build data-intensive systems that are not only functional, but also scalable, cost effective and maintainable over the long term.