I came across a writing opportunity that I thought was interesting. The name of the site is MakeUseOf.com.
MakeUseOf is a cool site that offers how to’s, guides, downloads and shout outs to new and cool websites. It’s geared towards helping its readers make the best of the latest computer technologies. They cover Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. If you’ve ever used a computer, I’m sure you’ll benefit from visiting MakeUseOf.
MakeUseOf is looking for qualified writers. They don’t want folks who occasionally use the Internet and feel they can write a short blog post about the experience. They’re looking for bona fide computer people who go into apoplectic shock when the power goes out and all Internet connections are down.
They want techies that know their stuff and can explain it in such a way that a newbie can understand it.
For these gifts, talents, skills and abilities, MakeUseOf pays a minimum of $50 a post for starting authors. To that they will add an additional $10 if you write a post taken from their Story Ideas page. On top of that, if the post performs well, you may get a bonus (according to their site a hefty bonus).
Some Stats on MakeUseOf:
- Domain Name Registered: July 3, 2006
- Google page rank: 7
- Alexa Page rank: 992
I snooped around on the Internet and all info I’ve come across regarding this site has been positive. If I were looking to write for someone else, I’d definitely apply there.
If you currently write for them or have in the past, I’d love to hear your take on them.