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Write for Linode is Linode’s technical writing program for freelance contributors. Write for Linode pays you to contribute to our library of guides and tutorials, which features more than 1,000 documents and attracts more than one million readers every month.

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Write for Linode
Write for Linode

What Do We Write About?

Our library covers a broad range of open-source cloud computing technologies with a focus on free software. This includes but is not limited to:

Write for Linode - DevOps Tools

DevOps Tools

Kubernetes, Docker, and other configuration management software

Server Infrastructure

Web servers and application servers


Databases, block storage, object storage, and all other aspects of cloud storage
Write for Linode - Programming Languages

Programming Languages

In particular, server-side use cases
Write for Linode - Linux


Essential Linux concepts and utilities

Documentation takes on a few different forms

Write for Linode - Tutorials


An exploration of a technology's capabilities, but without a specific end-goal (example: Solving Real World Problems With Bash Scripts - A Tutorial).

Write for Linode - How-to Guides

How-to Guides

Guides that result in a ready-to-use installation of server software, similar to a recipe (example: How to Deploy Istio with Kubernetes).

Write for Linode - Overviews


Conceptual overviews of a technology (example: A Beginner's Guide to Kubernetes).

Write for Linode - Troubleshooting


Help guides for a given technology (example: Troubleshooting SSH).

Why Write For Us?

Linode’s library is a long-running and popular resource for developers, engineers, and others.
By contributing, your work will be a part of this well-established, trusted reference.

Get paid for your work

You will be paid a minimum of $400 for original guides. Updates to existing guides start at $100 each.

Work with modern documentation processes

Linode's library is hosted on GitHub, and by contributing to the library, you'll be adding to your portfolio on GitHub. Our library is also maintained under the docs-as-code methodology, where the tools you use to write documentation are the same tools used to write software. As a contributor, you'll be:

  • authoring your drafts in Markdown;
  • previewing your drafts with Hugo, our static site generator;
  • version controlling your work with Git; and
  • reviewing Linode's automatic unit tests of your drafts, which will check for spelling, styling, and other issues.

Note: If you’re not familiar with one or more of these tools, we’ll provide resources to help you adopt them.

Because docs-as-code is becoming more popular, the skills you’ll exercise when writing for Linode are transferable to other work. In particular, documentation is a valuable asset for open-source projects (as evidenced by programs like Google’s Season of Docs), and we hope that Write For Linode authors are well-prepared to contribute to open-source projects too.

Contributor Testimonial

"Write For Linode is a fantastic way to share subject matter expertise to a wide audience, and their talented editors elevate the process to provide a great experience."

- Tyler Langlois

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