Most of the Indian women take a break from their full time job after their maternity leave. They look out for part time jobs to earn money online without investment. There is good news for professionally qualified moms. They can earn money by writing tutorials online. Here, I have listed 21 genuine websites that pay you to write tutorials online in 2016.
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Are you a stay-at home professional graduate?
It’s not so surprising that so many girls are enrolled in professional degree courses in the past decade. Here is an interesting survey about Indian women pursuing professional degrees especially in engineering.
Women have more than doubled their number across the country’s engineering colleges over the past decade, pushing against one of the most resilient glass ceilings in Indian academics, the latest University Grants Commission statistics show.
A total of 276,806 women were enrolled in engineering and technology courses at the start of the 2009-10 academic session as compared to 124,606 in 2000-01, the data collected by the UGC shows”
I came across many women who earned professional degree and had resigned their full time job to take care of their kids. Some women leave their full time job for elderly care.
Writing tutorials helps to earn money online without investment:
Professionally qualified women are eager to earn money with their skill by doing part time work.
One such friend is Arathi. Arathi after finishing her Engineering in Computer Science has got a placement in one of the top IT companies.
She was a PHP developer and she worked for two years until she had her son. She has to leave her full time job and become a home maker.
Arathi had ample free hours as her son grows. She wanted to earn money online without investment. She found writing tutorials online paved the way for it.
Advantages of writing tutorials online:
Arathi enjoyed the following benefits by writing online tutorials:
- Flexible working hours – Yes, she was able to work whenever the child goes for sleep.
- Good pay – Once her tutorial is accepted she received money of up $150 on her pay pal account
- She doesn’t need to travel. She worked from the comfort of home
- There was no initial deposit to submit work of her tutorials
- She excelled in her skill as she kept on writing about programming and development
- She also created a brand and gained new clients
- She doesn’t run a blog. But, if you have a blog, you will get a back link and a nice introduction piece about you.
How much can you earn writing tutorials online?
The amount varies according to the website that you submit your tutorials. On an average people can earn $50 to $200 with a single tutorial. The more you write the more you earn.
Some websites also shares their revenue with their contributors. Certain website offers bonus pay- out if the tutorials get additional views from the visitors.
Expert writers can earn even $700 per article.
How good your online tutorials should be?
If you want to be a successful writer, you really need to follow the site guidelines. Please go through the author guidelines thoroughly before you submit any article.
Some websites ask for corresponding images or screenshots for the tutorials. Some websites do the image work on their own.
In general, if you want to succeed, your tutorials:
- Should be original and you will give rights to the website owners
- Should illustrate in-depth knowledge on the topic
- Should be of desired length. Generally of 500 words. Author guidelines will specify the tutorial length
- Should be properly organized
- Should be simple and understandable
- Should be well written without any grammar errors
What niche do you need to write tutorials online?
You can make good money when you write tutorials online in subjects related to PHP, web designing, graphic designing, Flash programming, Photoshop, Adobe etc.
Not a programmer, don’t worry! You can earn money writing on freelancing subjects and creating list.
21 best websites that pay you to write tutorials online:
While most of the websites look for designing and development tutorials there are a few websites who pay for other niches as well. I have covered them at the end, please don’t miss it.
1. Vector Directory:
Do you have love and passion for illustration? Vector Directory is the number one resource. You can showcase your talent by writing tutorials for them.
For each accepted article, you will get $150. They pay through Paypal account.
Contribute to Vector Directory at: http://www.vectordiary.com/tutorial-submission/
2. Tutorial Board:
Are you a graphical designer? Have excellent skill in any industrial standard CG software such as Adobe After effect, Autodesk Maya etc.?
Tutorial Board is ready to accept tutorials on these categories. You will get $150 for any accepted article.
Contribute to Tutorial Board at: http://www.tutorialboard.net/get-paid-to-write/
3. Flash Mint:
Do you have good knowledge on Flash, Flex, ActionScript, Animation? Flash Mint accepts and pays $150 for approved articles that you contribute them.
Contribute to Flash Mint at: http://tuts.flashmint.com/get-paid-to-write/
4. Developer Tutorials:
You will get $100 from accepted high quality article.
Contribute to Developer Tutorials at: http://www.developertutorials.com/write-for-us/
5. Design Stacks:
Earlier Design Stacks was known as AdobeTutorialz. They accept tutorials related to designing. If you have the skill, please write to them and get paid online through Paypal account.
Contribute to Design stacks at: http://designstacks.net/write-for-us
6. Site Point:
Check their writing guidelines here: https://www.sitepoint.com/writing-guidelines/
WorldStart sends computer related tips as newsletters every day. They pay for interesting average computer tips that you give.
Contribute for WorldStart at: http://www.worldstart.com/writers-guidelines/
Tutorial9 accepts tutorials related to Photoshop, Photography and Blogging. For each accepted article, you will get $50 to $150.
Contribute to Tutorial9 at: http://www.tutorial9.net/get-paid-to-write/
9. Go MediaZine:
Go MediaZine will help you to become an author by accepting your tutorials in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Web development. They pay you cash as well as Arsenal Credit.
Contribute to GoMediaZine at http://gomedia.com/contribute/
KingTutz accepts tutorials on Photoshop. You can also write about Entrepreneurial skill here. They pay $50 to $300 depending on the quality and length.
Contribute to KingTutz here: http://kingtutz.com/about-us/write-a-tutorial/
11. Theme Forest:
Theme Forest deals with web designing products. If you write for them you get $100 per article.
Contribute to Theme Forest at https://themeforest.net/become-an-author
12. The Techlabs:
Get paid for writing tutorials on Adobe flash, Adobe flex, Adobe Air, Adobe Flash light and Actionscript 3. You will be expected to write extensive tutorials and get paid of around $50 to $75. They like practical extensive articles on 3D Topics, Games, Apps, animations and more.
Contribute to The Techlabs at http://www.thetechlabs.com/become-an-author/
13. Smashing Magazine:
You will get paid for good articles that you write for Smashing Magazine. Get in touch with one of the editors to know about the payment.
Visit their editors here: https://www.smashingmagazine.com/contact/?Becoming%20an%20Author/Reviewer%20(Autoresponder)
Pxeleyes pays up to $200 for an approved article that you write. They look for step by step tutorial write ups in photography.
Contribute to Pxleyes here: http://www.pxleyes.com/tutorials/info/
15. UX Booth:
UX Booth expects you to write in depth UX articles of length 1,500 to 3,000 words. They look in for people experienced in wireframes, prototyping, IA (e.g. Balsamiq, UX Pin, Axure, etc)
You will need to write two articles per month. UX Booth offers a remote part time position for writers with good compensation.
Check here for more details: http://www.uxbooth.com/hiring-ux-writer/
16. Instant Shift:
Instant Shift is a great way to start your writing journey. They always look for fresh talented people to contribute on designing and development field.
The payment is based on the quality and length of the article.
Contribute for Instant Shift here: http://www.instantshift.com/contribute/
17. Envato Tuts+:
How much Evanto Tuts+ pay for writing? Some of the regular authors get paid up to $700 per article. However, on an average they pay $100 to $200 for each high quality article.
Contribute for them at https://envato.formstack.com/forms/create_a_tutorial?Source=&Medium=
18. Vector Tuts+:
Vector Tuts+ is one among Evanto Tut+ network. They provide a good opportunity for designers and drawing authors. Vector Tuts+ pay good money for writing articles related to Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Sketch app and Inkscape. Some of the regular authors get paid up to $700 per article. However, on an average they pay $100 to $200 for each high quality article.
Contribute for Vector Tuts+ at: http://design.tutsplus.com/articles/call-for-authors-get-paid-for-writing-for-vectortuts–vector-14108
This is also from Evanto network. Their tutorials include video production and they are expecting more tutorials starting from the month of December. Any topics you write related to Lighting, Shooting, DIY Projects, Indie Film Making.
They also pay for quick tip articles of length 500 words. You will earn $50 when you do quick tip writing.
Contribute your article at: http://cgi.tutsplus.com/articles/come-write-for-us–ae-17838
20. There are also lot of writing resources for programmers and developers. SpyreStudios and 1stWebDesigner are among them.
Don’t have technical skill. Don’t worry. Listverse pays $100 for top 10 lists that you make. They have variety of topics to choose from. It includes religion, weird, facts, space, human and more.
Contribute to Listverse at http://listverse.com/submit-a-list/
Internet is full of opportunities to earn money without investment. It’s in your hand to find your skill and use the opportunity.
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