We're always looking for good writers at Baeldung.
1. About the Site
Baeldung is a technical site focused on the Java ecosystem, with a reach of about 8M page views per month.
We publish tutorials and how-to articles – with a strong focus on practical, ready-to-run code.
As a new author, you should already have experience with the technology you'd like to cover and focus on, as well as good command of the English language.
Finally – previous writing experience is, of course, a plus, but certainly not a requirement.
2. Getting Published
As a new author, you'll go through a quick onboarding process and start working with one of our editors.
Simply put, your editor has the goal of helping you get your article over the finish line. They're going to review your article and give you technical and language feedback.
A quick note about your publishing schedule – as an author you decide your own cadence and go as fast as you want to go. For example, we have great authors publishing 1-2 articles each week, and we have authors publishing 1 article a month.
You can find out more about our editorial team here.
Here are some typical budgets used for authors:
- 1500+ words – 90$
- 1750+ words – 95$
- 1500+ words – 95$
- 1750+ words – 100$
Once you get started, we have a lot more budget levels (the top level is 22), based on the quality of your writeups.
Here's the full list of budget levels on the site, if you're curious.
And we generally handle payments via Paypal, Skrill or upwork.com.
4. Topics We're Focused On
We have an internal, long list of topics you can pick from – about 150 open topics at any point in time.
Some authors prefer to suggest their own topics – that's perfectly fine as well.
Here are the main themes/areas for articles:
- (new) Linux
- Core Java, Kotlin
- Core Spring, Spring Boot, Spring MVC, REST
- Spring Security
- Java Persistence (Hibernate, JPA, etc)
- Java Marshalling (Jackson, Gson, XStream, etc)
- Java Libraries – Guava, Hamcrest, JUnit, Mockito, Maven, Gradle, HttpClient, Vavr, RxJava, Apache Commons, and so on…
Before moving on to budgets, here are the two ways you can publish on the site:
- A guest post with a full author profile – publishing under your own name (non-paid engagement)
- As a paid author, publishing under the generic baeldung user
While more authors chose the paid engagement, there are certainly advantages to publishing under your own name:
Yes, Tim got the job 🙂
Finally – Level 9 authors and above can do both – paid engagements published under their own name.
And, if you're curious – here's our list of authors.
6. Core Values and Guidelines
There is a single core value you need to be aware of:
The article needs to be practical and focused on a code (good code samples are absolutely essential).
Here are the Formatting, Code, and Writing guidelines:
7. First Step – Get In Touch
Here's how you start:
1. Introduce yourself (contact the team) – including a link to your LinkedIn profile
2. We'll go through a quick evaluation process
3. You will receive a Contributor account on the site (meaning that you'll be able to write but not publish)
4. When the article and code are done, you'll submit your draft and Pull Request and let your editor know that everything's ready to be reviewed
5. Your editor will review the PR and the draft and send you detailed feedback, in video form (usually 5-minute screencast)
6. After integrating the feedback, we hit Publish