MakeUseOf is a consumer technology website with 15 million monthly readers, mainly in the US, UK, and Canada. We’ve been teaching people how to make the best use of their digital tools since 2006.
Our team consists of tech enthusiasts from around the world. Many of us have been with MakeUseOf for 5-10+ years and have advanced from writers to editors and more. We pride ourselves in supporting our team members to become the best they can be.
Pay and Expectations
We are looking for long-term freelance writer relationships.
We expect a minimum of 8 articles of 1,000 to 1,300 words published per month. The pay is $90 per article or $120 with experience, e.g. if you’re currently writing for a reputable publication.
Applicants with credentialed expertise are ideal (relevant college degree, certifications, past work experience, etc). However, we are open to accepting experienced writers who can grow into areas of expertise.
While our writers aren’t locked into writing for any particular section of the site (except during the initial probationary period), we’re specifically looking for more coverage in the topics below.
We’re recruiting writers with expertise in the following topics.
Relevant areas: Linux tutorials, Linux software, exploring and comparing distros and DEs, etc.
Relevant areas: Explainers and tutorials about VPNs, malware, privacy, antivirus software, etc.
Relevant areas: Mac tutorials, troubleshooting, software, etc.
Relevant areas: Programming tutorials, explaining programming concepts, comparing programming languages, etc.
Relevant areas: Arduino, Raspberry Pi, other microcontrollers, hardware hacks, 3D printing, etc.
Relevant areas: Adobe products like Photoshop or Lightroom, but also photo, video, or music editing software and apps.