What's required to become an instructor for an established educational network like Envato? Depending on the level of experience you have with any of the above technologies, it could mean a variety of things.
Here's a breakdown of everything we're looking for and what you need to know in order to apply to join the team.
The Skills We Need
For those of you who are regular readers, you know that we aim to publish content on Tuts+ Code that focuses on web development technology. Sometimes, we do a call for instructors across a variety of areas.
This time, we're looking for people who have a deep knowledge of the following topics:
Regardless of whether you work with these in a professional capacity or as a hobby, we're looking for people who are well-versed and passionate in all of the above to help educate others.
Writing a High-Quality Tutorial
If you're looking for tips on how to write high-quality tutorials, here are some quick pointers:
- Look at projects that you've recently completed and the most challenging aspects of them. What did you learn? This is content that would make for a good post.
- Review your email and see if others have asked you any questions recently. If so, take a look at the answers you've provided and then use them as inspiration for a post.
- Look at some of the things that you've used in past writings or courses to teach others, and take advantage of that content to seed ideas for content.
Of course, there's more. For more information on what it means to write a high-quality tutorial for us, please review this post.
How Much Can You Earn?
One of the first questions that every instructor has with respect to writing for us is: "How much will I get paid?"
Given the topics that we're looking for, pay rates start at $250 USD per article. We offer $60 USD for quick tips. We are also willing to discuss rates for higher profile authors and educators.
Furthermore, if you're a regular instructor who consistently meets deadlines, provides high-quality content, and follows up with readers in the comments, then you can expect to earn more as you continue to work with us.
Apply to Be an Instructor
You can visit this page to apply, but before doing this, please consider the following points:
- As mentioned, we're looking for those of you who have a deep knowledge of the aforementioned languages and technologies.
- We're looking for developers who have some experience in writing; however, we do have a review and copy editing process that we'll use to make sure your writing follows our standards.
What information is required to apply?
- Your name
- A brief paragraph about your background and why you're a good fit
- A link to an article that you've written, helped create, or like
- Two ideas for tutorials that you'd like to write for us
- Examples of your work, either attached images or a link to your portfolio
Note that e-mails with just a couple of sentences or without ideas for articles will be discarded. We're looking for passionate instructors to teach passionate readers.
Applications are taken on a "first come, first served" basis. They should include any prior experience you have—as asked for on the form—as well as ideas that you have for articles.
Though pitching an article doesn't guarantee an opportunity for authorship, it will allow us to talk with you about your potential for writing for us.
With that said, I look forward to hearing from you and I can't wait to see what you bring to the table to help us!