Vultr Docs is our knowledge base for the Vultr community. If you are a technical writer looking for assignments, you've come to the right place. We pay top rates for articles, ports, updates, and technical summaries.
We've published several guides to assist you as you plan your Vultr Docs contributions.
Thank you for contributing to Vultr Docs. We look forward to reading your articles!
These payment rates are guidelines; we evaluate each article individually. We base payments on the amount of original writing, excluding code blocks.
New articles that are ready to publish without editing by Vultr are eligible for the highest payments and an author's byline.
We pay 50% of the new article rate, up to a maximum of $300, for ports of existing articles. Ports are are guides rewritten for different platforms, such as an Ubuntu installation guide adapted to support FreeBSD. Ports should contain significant new information, and should not plagiarize the original article. Ports with only minor differences are not eligible.
With pre-approval, we pay 50% of the new article rate for updates to existing articles. Updates should contain significant new information, and should not plagiarize the original article. You'll find more information about our Request For Article system here.
If your article needs our editing assistance, we may consider reviewing it as a technical summary. If it is accurate and we publish it, we pay 50% of the usual rate without an author byline. If you are a technical expert and need help editing your article, please include this editor note in the article submission form:
Please edit this technical summary for me. I know there will be a 50% reduction in payment.
We accept a limited number of technical summaries each month. This policy applies to new articles, ports, and updates.
Users reading your articles are primarily interested in server administration and applications. Therefore, our documentation library consists of these major categories:
We do not accept articles about:
If you need help selecting an article topic, see the Trusted Author Program requested topic list.
Yes! Please see Vultr's Request for Article (RFA) System.
Thank you for writing the article. Please do not submit it until you have requested an assignment so we can verify it hasn't been assigned to another author.
Due to the high demand for articles, we request that you work on one article at a time. After your article has been approved for publication, you may request another assignment. We do not assign multiple articles to a single author at one time. This prevents conflicts where multiple authors request to update the same article.
We don't have a limit on the number of articles an author can submit in total. Authors who submit a few high-quality articles will generally earn more than authors who submit many substandard articles. If your goal is to earn as much as possible by writing for Vultr Docs, our advice is to slow down. Please pay careful attention to our style guide and focus on good technical writing.
Requesting an article assignment or accepting an assignment does not create any obligation by Vultr to publish your article. We may ask you to make changes or corrections, or the team may decline to publish your article without an explanation. We will make a payment offer after reviewing your article.
Unfortunately, no. Please keep a copy of your article before submitting it. How did you test, proofread, and edit the article if you don't have a saved copy?
Vultr does not provide editor notes for unpublished articles. Because we pay well above the industry standard rate, we expect our authors to submit ready-to-publish articles. As a member of the Trusted Author Program, you should be a skilled technical writer that does the research required to produce a quality article without coaching. If you need a refresher course on technical writing, we recommend the free Google technical writing course.
Not every article will be accepted for publication even if it meets all program guidelines. The decision to publish an article depends on many business factors, and Vultr may decline to publish articles at our sole discretion without a detailed explanation.
Our approval of an outline concept does not create a contractual obligation to publish an article. It only means the outline isn't on our list of unpermitted topics.
Sure! Joining the Trusted Author Program isn't required to write for Vultr Docs. We accept unsolicited articles, and you can choose to be anonymous. Please send us your article here. You'll need to create a free Vultr account so we can contact you and arrange payment.
Payment for articles does not constitute an employer-employee relationship. Therefore, authors may not represent themselves as Vultr employees online.
These payment rates are guidelines; we evaluate each article individually, prepare a payment proposal, and obtain your consent before publishing. We will not publish your article unless you agree with our proposed payment.
Thank you for contributing to Vultr Docs! Please use the Suggest an update button below each Vultr Doc to report errors in our documentation. If you have questions about the Vultr Docs program, please contact us. We appreciate your feedback.