Thank you for your interest in contributing to The Penny Hoarder!
We’re looking for freelance writers who have fun, unique ideas for earning or saving money. We’d love to hear your personal experience, especially if you can share detailed numbers, strategies, and advice.
We’re seeking evergreen articles, at least 700-900 words.
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. Use our site search to check.
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, and interview those who have advice to share.
These can include budget recipe roundups built around a theme, DIY step-by-step tutorials and everyday life hacks (Examples: 1, 2, 3, 4) These need to be experienced firsthand; we want to hear how you, or someone you’ve interviewed, did it.
Note that the recipe articles also give best practices and feature an engaging intro instead of just listing the recipes. Photos may be required for recipe and DIY posts. We may pay an additional fee for accepted photos.
These tell the story of another person or people), leaving out the author’s personal experience unless applicable.
These are typically about people who started their own business (Examples: 1, 2, 3), have unique jobs, had success saving (Examples: 1, 2, 3), or other human interest stories. These rely heavily on conducting an interview with the subjects who can tell their story and give our readers advice on finding success.
These posts are advice guides that can include food taste tests for the best buys, budget wedding tips, and how to save everywhere from the grocery to a Hawaiian cruise. These typically need to be firsthand experiences or interviews with those who have tried them. More examples: ( 1, 2, 3, 4)
These are specifically geared to take the reader through a step-by-step process, or through a list of methods to achieve a specific goal. These can be on specific ways to make money (Examples: 1, 2, 3), save money (Examples: 1, 2) or how to handle debt.
These are typically well-supported with short quotes from experts and links to sources. They can be specific to one person with advice for the reader (How He Did it and How You Can To) or a general guide (5 Ways to…)
An editor will discuss payment upon acceptance of the pitch. Alternately, we can offer a link to your website in your bio. Note: Personal affiliate links are not allowed. Note: We publish posts under your real name. We don’t allow pseudonyms. If you have a valid reason for publishing anonymously, please let the editor know ahead of time.
Please note that unless we specifically tell you in writing that we want to move forward with your idea and we agree to pay you a specific rate (or to link to your website) in writing, you are not entitled to any compensation for your submission. Additionally, we may already have ideas or plans in progress that are similar to yours, and we are not responsible for any similarities between your submission and our current or future content or actions; any such similarities are purely coincidental.
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