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DigitalOcean is building a comprehensive collection of tutorials about open-source software deployment, configuration, and development. If you have technical knowledge, a knack for explaining things, and drive to help other system administrators and software developers, our editorial team would love to work with you to publish your content.

We're particularly interested in the following kinds of tutorials:

Got something else in mind? We want to hear your ideas for unique content our readers will love.

Apply to become a DigitalOcean community author by submitting a writing sample below, then work with our professional editors to hone your writing skills, get published in our rich knowledge base with over a million unique pageviews each month, and get paid for your time.

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This is to make technical review easier if you are approved as an author. If you don't have an SSH key, please create one.


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This is the primary way we evaluate your application. Please make sure the sample you submit has a similar level of technical content and explanations as the tutorials in the DO Community. It's not necessary, but we prefer samples that follow our writing guidelines and match our style.


Feel free to share a link to your website, GitHub account, Twitter profile, etc. We'd love to know if you maintain or contribute significantly to any open-source projects. Let us know how you found our authorship program and what motivated you to apply, too!


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Most new tutorials are paid out at $200; production-focused topics may be paid out at up to $300. Updates for existing tutorials, such as distribution changes, are typically paid out at $50 to $100 based on the quantity of changes and technical content. All payouts are at editorial discretion.

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