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. This article covers our rules, payments, and FAQ. We've also 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 is technically complete, but you would like to request 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, please see our Request for Article list.
Yes! Please see our Request for Article list.
We accept, and sometimes publish, unsolicited articles. However, you should check our Request for Article list first to verify the topic is not already assigned to another author. If you cannot find a similar article in the list, please let us know what you plan to write before you begin. We will give you an assignment ID to to prevent duplicate articles.
To avoid assignment conflicts, we assign one article at a time. After your article has been published, you may request another assignment. Creating multiple accounts to circumvent this policy violates Vultr's Terms of Service and disqualifies you from the Trusted Author program.
Some authors rush to deliver multiple articles to maximize their income. Unfortunately, these articles are usually low quality and require our team to edit them, resulting in lower payments if published. You can increase your payments by following a few simple tips:
The secret to earning money by writing for Vultr Docs is straightforward: Deliver tested, edited, valuable content.
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 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.
You can choose to be anonymous instead of publishing your name on your articles. Joining the Trusted Author Program is not required to write for Vultr Docs.
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.
Vultr does not publish aliases for author credit. You have the option to leave the author name blank if you prefer not to use your real name.
We do not pay in Bitcoin. You may choose to receive payments through PayPal or Vultr account credit.
You are welcome to use a different PayPal address than your Vultr email address.
A Trusted Author can elect to display their name on their articles. We plan to announce other benefits for this program soon.
Yes, if the article is specific to Vultr Bare Metal. Vultr Cloud Compute, High Frequency Compute, and Dedicated Cloud products do not support nested virtualization.
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.