Get Paid to Write Tutorials

HostGarou is building a large, comprehensive, and beautifully written collection of tutorials. Get paid up to $100 per article.

About the HostGarou Community

The HostGarou community is a rich knowledge base with nearly a thousand published articles and over a million unique page views each month. HostGarou articles are written with an overwhelming focus on the reader, driven to be as clear and straightforward as possible. All HostGarou articles have two common features: they are written clearly and leave the reader feeling educated about the topic.

Become a HostGarou Author

We are incredibly proud of the developer and sysadmin community we have built with the HostGarou knowledge base and are always seeking more people to contribute and let others know about their best practices and server techniques.

HostGarou articles should relate to installing or configuring free and open source software and applications on the following operating systems and distributions: Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, CoreOS, and FreeBSD.

Why Write for HostGarou

Share what you LOVE: We believe that the best writing is done about topics the author is passionate about. We are seeking authors to write on a variety of subjects spanning the entire open source Linux and FreeBSD ecosystems.

Stand out: HostGarou’s tutorials rank high on Google and can provide exposure to your topic and your own work. We recommend that authors sign up with the google authorship program. Furthermore, community articles get promoted on our social media profiles, extending author exposure to an extremely wide audience.

Get Paid: We value your time, energy, and experience. This is why articles published in the HostGarou community have a payout of $200 for full-length articles, and $100 for shorter, narrow-focused pieces. Authors can claim this money in HostGarou credit or get paid out through PayPal.

The HostGarou Author Submission Process

Submit a Sample

Contact us and let us know about your background, what you’d like to write about, and send us a writing sample of some work you’ve done in the past. You can contact us through our author form here.

Writing Check

Your sample article will be checked by a member of our community team. We look for clear and error free writing, excellent communication skills, and knowledge of the subject matter at hand.

Next Steps

Once we have reviewed the sample article fully, we follow up and provide potential next steps. If the sample article looks like a fit for the community, we proceed by working with you to finalize the article or series that you are seeking to contribute to the community.

This includes:

  • brainstorming topics that don’t duplicate current community content
  • narrowing down the focus of the article to ensure that the scope is doable and can cover all required aspects of the topic

If the article looks like it may not be a fit due to grammar, author’s experience with the subject, or because it too closely replicates content already in our community, we will let you know. Unfortunately due to time constraints, we cannot always provide a full breakdown of why the article was not a community fit.

Helpful Links:

Please review the following resources to find out more about how to write a successful HostGarou tutorial.

HostGarou Writing Guidelines
Formatting HostGarou Articles