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Getting paid for writing

I have de­cid­ed I don´t suck at writ­ing tech­ni­cal ar­ti­cles. I am not all that great, but I don´t suck.

And I am quick, too.

So, I have de­cid­ed I would like to get paid. I tried send­ing email to ed­i­tors@news­forge.net (they claim to pay for con­tent) but have not got­ten even a "no thanks" re­sponse. Maybe they are slow­ish ;-)

Any­one knows any oth­er sources of in­come for some­one who can write de­cent short tech­ni­cal ar­ti­cles?

I think I will con­tact Lin­ux­World and Lin­ux Jour­nal, but they are a bit too ... high lev­el. You know. Re­al mag­a­zines ;-)

I on­ly mean for this to pay a few buck­s, it´s not what I in­tend on liv­ing from ;-)

In the mean­time, I will con­tin­ue writ­ing one or two ar­ti­cles a week, any­way!

Dario Rapisardi / 2006-04-03 06:31:

Hi Roberto,

You shouldn't under estimate you with Linux Journal. Daniel Coletti (you know him) wrote an IPSec mini-howto for the on-line edition some months ago. And while it wasn't a bad mini-howto, I know you write better (and more edutational stuff) than him.

So go for it. You can start sending an article to the online edition. If it gets enough hits, they usually put it in the printed edition. Or you can ask for money from the beginning :).

Jeff Hodges / 2006-04-03 06:32:

follow Dario's advice. at least, you won't worry about the "maybe I could have" issue later on.

Roberto Alsina / 2006-04-03 06:33:

Ok, I will. I have already proposed a couple of articles to the LinuxWorld Magazine editor.



After I see what happens, I'll try Linux Journal.

Anthony / 2006-04-03 06:40:

You should try to submit your pyqt articles to Linux Magazine http://www.linux-magazine.com/Writers/General