MakeUseOf is a consumer technology website with 21 million monthly pageviews. Our team consists of tech enthusiasts from around the world and we’ve been helping people make the best use of their digital tools since 2006.
Pay and Expectations
We are looking for long-term freelance relationships with writers worldwide. In addition to article pay, we offer a monthly performance bonus based on how your articles perform.
Our ideal candidate has credentialed expertise in technology, such as a relevant college degree, certifications, or past work experience. However, we do accept experienced writers with a proven background who are willing to grow into areas of expertise.
Candidates must be proficient in WordPress and able to pitch article ideas regularly. Accepted candidates will start with a probationary period.
We are specifically looking for writers in the following topics:
Social Media Writer
Relevant areas: Tutorials and explainers about social networking apps and social media for regular users. We do not cover business marketing.
Example Social Media articles:
- How Does the Snapchat Score Work and How to Get Your Points Up
- 5 Ways to Add Links to Your Instagram Posts
- The 5 Worst Tinder Scams: Tips for Dating Safely on Tinder
Relevant areas: Adobe products like Photoshop or Lightroom, as well as photo, video, and music editing software and apps.
Example Creative articles:
- Ableton vs. FL Studio: What’s the Best Music Maker?
- How to Vectorize an Image in Adobe Illustrator
- The 5 Best Long Exposure Apps for Your iPhone
Relevant areas: iPhone and iPad tutorials, troubleshooting, list of the best iOS apps, and similar guides.
Example iPhone articles:
- The 10 Best Apple CarPlay Apps for iPhone
- iPhone Speaker Not Working? Here’s How to Fix It
- How to Restore Your iPhone or iPad From a Backup
Relevant areas: Mac tutorials, troubleshooting, software lists, and similar.
Example Mac articles:
- How to Do an SMC and PRAM/NVRAM Reset on Your Mac
- Safari vs. Chrome for Mac: 9 Reasons You Shouldn’t Use Chrome
- How to Remap Your Mac’s Function Keys and Do Anything You Want
Relevant areas: Linux tutorials, Linux software, comparing distros and DEs, etc.
Example Linux articles:
- Fedora vs. Ubuntu: Linux Distros Compared
- Should You Install Arch Linux? 10 Reasons for Arch-Based Distros
- How to Fix Your Ubuntu Linux PC When It Won’t Boot
Relevant areas: Programming tutorials, techniques, explanations, and other relevant information for all levels of programmer.
Example Programming articles:
- The 10 Best Beginner Projects for New Programmers
- 17 Simple HTML Code Examples You Can Learn in 10 Minutes
- Visual Studio Code vs. Atom: Which Text Editor Is Right for You?
How to Apply
Please email us at apply [at] makeuseof [dot] com with the subject as “2020 MakeUseOf Writer Application”. Begin your email with “Challenges are what make life interesting.”
Include links to three relevant writing samples published on the web, indicate which topics you’re interested in, plus any previous experience you have in those topics, explain why you’d be a good fit for our team, and mention any other jobs/clients you currently have.