Questions abouts "Write for DOnations" program

I am interested in knowing about the program “Writing for DOnations”.

I understood correctly from the information in the website that for every new tutorial DigitalOcean gives 2 independent and separated payouts?

  • One payout for the author of the tutorial valued in $300. So I will receive $300 in my pocket.
  • Another payout for a charity of the author’s choice valued in another $300. So this charity will receive another $300 in their pocket.

So, is DigitalOcean giving then $600 in total for every new published tutorial?

Also, I see I can publish in the language of my choise among the ones that are available. I see that Spanish, my language, is available in the list of the tutorials page.

If there is a publication in English for example talking about “Elegant UX in React with Material-UI”, can I just write my own version of publication talking about Material-UI library but totally different from what it is written in the English version and I would get paid for that? So DigitalOcean does consider the uniqueness of a publication regarding not only the topic but also the language (in this case these 2 publications would be different because of the language and because it’s not just a translation)?

Also, even if I write in English version in the publication and talking about Material-UI, maybe I write about different stuff not necessarily of what it is said there in the existing tutorial, so this would be also possible in order to get paid?

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Hi Néstor, thank you for your question and your interest in the Write for DOnations program! I’m a Technical Editor here at DigitalOcean working on W4DO.

On your questions regarding payments, yes, as the author you receive $300 for original tutorials published on the Community site and a matching donation of $300 to one of these charities or funds. As you say, that means we pay $600 for every original article published.

You can apply for the Write for DOnations program on this page with a technical writing sample and your proposed topic for a tutorial. We review submissions weekly and respond to you soon after. We’re accepting articles in English; currently we’re not looking for translators.

Thanks so much for your questions Néstor! We look forward to seeing your submission soon!