Thanks for your interest in contributing to The Penny Hoarder!
We’re looking for freelance writers who have fun, unique ideas for earning, saving or investing money. We’d love to hear your personal experience, especially if you can share detailed numbers, strategies and advice.
Do you have a story to share or an idea we haven’t covered? Get in touch with TPH editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re also hiring full-time writers and editors; see the job descriptions for more information.
Want to give your post its best shot at being published? Here’s what to do:
Read other Penny Hoarder posts. Get a feel for the tone of the site. We’re informative, relaxed and excited about earning — and saving — money. Make sure we haven’t already covered the topic you’re pitching!
Aim for 700 to 900 words. Write in a bloggy, friendly style that’s fun to read.
Focus on being useful. How will your post help readers save, earn or grow their money? We like practical, actionable advice that our readers can put to use in their own lives. Share detailed instructions to help someone else follow in your footsteps.
Include real-life examples. If you haven’t personally experienced what you’re writing about, be sure to refer and link to stories or examples of people who have managed to earn, save or invest money in the way you describe.
Note: We only publish posts under your real name (i.e. no pseudonyms). If you have a valid reason for publishing anonymously, please let the editor know ahead of time.
Add relevant links to other Penny Hoarder posts. We always appreciate it when you link to other articles we’ve published.
Note: Personal affiliate links are not allowed.
Include a two-sentence bio at the bottom of your post. Share a bit about yourself and your experience. What makes you an expert on your topic? Feel free to add a link to your website, blog or social media profile so readers can find you.
Submit your post as an editable Google Doc to email@example.com. Follow these easy instructions to share your doc with us, and remember to select “Can Edit.” Google can be finicky, so it’s best to create your post as a Google Doc by copying and pasting from Word, rather than uploading a Word doc. If you’d like to include a note with your submission, check “Add Message” before you hit “Send.”
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I write about?
The best way to get a feel for the types of posts we publish is to read them! We like fun, interesting, actionable advice that helps readers earn, save and grow their money. Some of our most popular posts are:
- My Family Lives Off One Income After I Had to Leave My Job. Here’s How We Budget on a $25,000 Salary
- 12 College Majors That Pretty Much Guarantee You’ll Land a Baller Job
- 10 Ridiculous Ways You’re Throwing Away Thousands of Dollars Each Year
You can read about our editorial standards here: “Fake News is Popping Up Everywhere. Here’s What You Can Expect From The Penny Hoarder.”
Do you pay?
Yes, we pay when pre-arranged with our editor. If you prefer, we offer a link to your website in your bio, and since our site sees about 10 million unique visitors monthly, that means you’ll likely see traffic back to your site. (Paid writers do not get a link in their bios.)
Should I pitch you my idea before writing the post?
If you’d like to, go ahead — it might save you time in case we’ve already covered your idea. But we’re happy to consider a draft as well.
Will you edit my post?
We’ll edit for content and clarity, doing our best to preserve your voice. We may also add an affiliate link or two. You’ll be able to see any edits in the Google Doc.
Should I write a headline?
That’d be great! We might tweak it for SEO or style, but your suggestion makes our job easier.
Do I need to include a photo?
No need — we’ll add one.
Can I share the article on my blog/website after it’s been published on The Penny Hoarder?
No, because Google doesn’t like duplicate content. Also, we offer payment or a link to have that unique content for our site.
Anything else I should keep in mind?
Please include links via anchor text (like this: relevant keyword) instead of HTML. Only use one space in between sentences.
Why do I need to submit through Google Docs?
We use Google Docs because it allows us to easily collaborate with several people without passing around new versions of a Word Doc. Plus, you’ll be able to see any changes we make to your post.
If you’ve never shared a Google Doc before, here are easy instructions. (Remember to give us editing power.)
We look forward to reading your submission!
The Penny Hoarder Team