Earn Extra Money from Home Writing for The Penny Hoarder

If you love writing and have some awesome ideas about making money or saving money then consider writing a post for The Penny Hoarder.

Writing is a fast way to earn money if you can get regularly published on one or many websites. And most writing or guest posting opportunities will allow you to promote your own website business or blog.

But I’ve never seen a writing opportunity that’ll land you $800 if your post goes viral and gets massive traffic, it’s a great way to earn extra money from home. Best of all you are just writing 700-800 words which you should be able to complete in about an hour.

So let’s take a look how to earn money with The Penny Hoarder…

The rates for The Penny Hoarder are quite reasonable if you are writing great content, and it’s fair that you only get paid if your post gets some massive traffic, but given a few million people read this blog every month, your chances of success are high if you’re regularly making the front page.

But, how awesome would it be if your blog post went viral like this one and you made a $800 paycheck for less than a days work? In reality it takes a little more than just good writing to make a blog post go viral, it also takes hard work.

How To MakeViral Content

#1 Research the Trends

When you write about something that’s relevant and in the news or popular on social media you stand more chances of people spreading your message. You see people like to be the first to share something with their friends as this improves their authority in their social circles.

Most social media platforms have trending hashtags, so you can discover what other people are looking for right now.

Pro Tip: If you can create an article that is current you might also stand a chance of getting it published quicker.

Alternatively you can use Google Trends to discover what people are searching for on Google. Here’s an example on the top stories on Google right now.

Google Trends

Which is great if you’re a sports writer, but fortunately, Google Trends has other categories you can search for, like business, entertainment and Health so check it out.

#2 Write it Today

Let’s face it, there’s no point in writing an article next week about an event that’s happening today. Relevancy is the key to going viral so make sure you write the article on the same day you do the research.

Social media is so fickle so you’ll need to get the article published quickly too, the same day if you can. However, traditional news stories last over days and weeks as the news stories spread slowly through news media outlets. So know who you are writing for.

#3 Promote, Promote, Promote

You might just be a writer but’s it’s also you job to make sure your writing is heavily promoted so don’t just leave it up to the publisher of your work. Get on social media and promote your work. Join hashtag groups and reference your article as often as you can.

If you look deep enough you’ll find that every good viral post started with plenty of research, sweat and unlimited coffee to make it as popular as it is.

Follow the 80/20 rule here. Spend 20% of your time researching and writing the post and 80% promoting it.


I like the Penny Hoarder because the payout structure rewards great work. Other paid writing assignments will only pay you a set fee and don’t allow you to profit if the post goes viral. If you can get a regular gig writing on The Penny Hoarder and write evergreen content your paychecks might keep flowing a long time into the future. It’s a great way to earn extra money from home.

Earning Potential: 7-MONEYBAGS


Time Required: 1 hour

15 minute time blocks