Update: The iOS Tutorial Team is now full!
Thank you so much for all who have volunteered, I was not expecting such an amazing response, with so many awesome & talented developers (45 in total)! You guys rule!
If you didn’t get a slot this time, don’t worry – I may be opening this up to more people in the future. But for now I wanted to keep the team small & focused.
Thanks again to such an incredible community.Original post:
As you may have noticed, I’ve been experimenting with a new way of writing tutorials – by taking suggestions from you guys!
Every week or so, I’ve been putting a poll in the sidebar where you guys can vote on which tutorial you’d like to see next.
And the coolest part is the ideas come from suggestions from you guys in the forums!
I’ve been really enjoying this system so far, because this way I’m sure you guys are getting the tutorials you want the most.
But there’s one major problem with this plan…
Too Many Good Ideas!
There are just too many good ideas to write about! Every time I’ve put up the post I’ve found myself wishing I could do the top 2 or 3 winners, but only have enough time to write about 1 tutorial a week.
So I thought I’d ask if any of you might be interested in helping write tutorials for this blog!
My goal is to move from 1 tutorial a week to 2 tutorials a week with your help, and maybe even more down the road.
The Tutorial Team
I’m looking for a few talented writers and iOS developers to join an elite “iOS Tutorial Team.”
Every week, we’ll take the top 2-3 winners of the tutorial vote and send them out in an email to the team, and if you’re interested in writing on one of the topics you can volunteer.
So basically you can write as much or as little as you want!
Once you write the tutorial, I’ll work with you 1-on-1 to help edit your tutorial to get it up to an ultra high-quality level.
What’s In It For Me?
First of all, writing tutorials for this blog would be a great way to help out other iOS developers, especially those just starting in their iOS adventures.
Second, I’ve found writing tutorials to be a great learning experience. Just when you think you know something, writing a tutorial on the subject makes you really learn all of the ins-and-outs, and it helps you become a better developer!
It’s also great to get feedback from the readers of the article, who often point out great tips things you might not have known up front. Plus, I’ll help you edit it so hopefully it will help you become a better writer too :]
Third, posting tutorials on this blog could lead to some great opportunities. By writing tutorials on this site, I’ve had a lot of opportunities I wouldn’t have had otherwise, such as contracting work, speaking and training engagements, and most importantly: lasting friendships.
At the end of any tutorial you write, you can include your picture and a link to any site you would like for exposure (example) (this site currently gets ~350K pageviews/month and climbing).
The top four tutorial writers (by post count) will also be listed in the “Top Tutorial Writers” section and the About page for additional exposure.
And if none of that convinces you, there’s also mad hard cash! I’m offering $100 per tutorial, which will be paid once the article is scheduled for publication.
And by the way, that is why I’ve been experimenting with adding ads to the site as you may have noticed – so I can hopefully afford this! :]
How Can I Join?
If you’re interested in joining the iOS Tutorial Team, please contact me!
If you have any examples of technical writing you’ve done in the past, or any apps in the App Store, please let me know in your email.
At this time I’m only looking for a small amount of tutorial writers, so if more people apply than I have spots for, I’ll choose based on those with most experience.
Thanks for your consideration, and please contact me if you’re interested!