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We’re Hiring Freelance Technology Writers

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 US writers.

We expect a minimum of 8 articles published per month at approximately 1,000 words per article. We are offering $120 per article, with an additional monthly performance bonus that starts after one year and grows the longer you write for us.

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 an 8-article 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, NOT business marketing.

Example 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

Creative Writer

Relevant areas: Adobe products like Photoshop or Lightroom, but also photo, video, or music editing software and apps.

Example 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

iPhone Writer

Relevant areas: iPhone and iPad tutorials, troubleshooting, best iOS apps, etc.

Example 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

Mac Writer

Relevant areas: Mac tutorials, troubleshooting, software, etc.

Example articles:

How to Do an SMC and PRAM/NVRAM Reset on Your Mac

The 7 Best Alternatives to Apple’s Official Magic Keyboard

How to Remap Your Mac’s Function Keys and Do Anything You Want

Linux Writer

Relevant areas: Linux tutorials, Linux software, comparing distros and DEs, etc.

Example articles:

Fedora vs. Ubuntu: Linux Distros Compared

Should You Install Arch Linux? 10 Reasons for Arch-Based Distros

5 Linux Tablets and Tablet Projects Worth Looking Into

How to Apply

Please email us at writing [at] makeuseof.com with the subject as “2019 MakeUseOf Writer Application” and 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.

Thank you!