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Another Writing Opportunity: MakeUseOf

MakeUseOfI 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.

Writing Opportunities

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.

{ 5 comments… add one }
  • cashflowmantra November 14, 2011, 9:29 am

    This sounds like a great site for which to write if you are a bona fide techie. Me, I might just have to check it out as a newbie for tips and help.

  • Dianne November 14, 2011, 8:25 pm

    I notice that the pay is quite high. Definitely an after effect of Panda. Thank you for the heads up, gives some hope for web writing.

  • Maria (Work at Home Mom) November 15, 2011, 6:00 am

    Felicia, Great find as far as the writing opportunity — that’s great for freelance writers looking for a gig.

    I was actually on their site the other day after a Google search for something technical I was doing with a WP site. I thought it was a cool name and remember thinking I’d never seen the site before. Funny!

  • Gip @ So Much More Life November 15, 2011, 8:52 pm

    Thanks for the tip. I might be qualified, so I’ll take a close look. I’ll let you know if anything comes of it.


  • Willi September 15, 2012, 4:27 pm

    Having a tech-gasm from this site! Thank you for posting!

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