First off, I have to apologize to my subs and readers for iBSD’s silence the past few months.
I’ve been on an extended holiday away from my home office and have had to prioritize projects with the minimal amount of focused work time I’ve had.
iBSD had to go on the back-burner for a while.
Right now, I’m putting in extra time to clear my list so I can (soon) focus again on my BSD content.
Which brings me to an important announcement.
Your BSD knowledge is valuable
The main reason why I started iBSD as a YouTube channel (and blog) is that I wished BSD guides for average users were easier to find.
I’m not talking about advanced server docs.
More along the lines of these kinds of questions:
- Why won’t my graphics card work?
- How do I get X up and running on FreeBSD?
- How do I install/compile program X?
- How do I customize packages?
- Why can’t I get sound through my headphones?
- How do I upgrade OpenBSD?
Questions that average Joes ask all the time but have to sift through subreddits and forums to find answers for (and often can’t).
BSD will never truly become a viable alternative for normies if nobody can find simple answers.
The BSD’s are amazing operating systems for daily drivers and I just wish I had more time to pump out useful guides and tutorials (I don’t even consider myself an expert - I just learn and share as I go along).
I realized something this past week:
There are loads of BSD’ers out there with knowledge to share who have figured stuff out on their own that could benefit others immensely. But maybe there’s just not enough incentive to share that knowledge with others.
An opportunity to get paid for short tutorials and guides on anything* BSD-related
Here’s an experiment I’m running for the next few months.
We’ll pay a flat rate fee for short and long guides on up-to-date BSD tutorials that are easy to read and follow (FreeBSD, OpenBSD and NetBSD only).
- Quick guide (< 1000 words): $20USD
- Detailed guide (> 1000 words): $35USD
Must be tutorial content that is not readily available online or easy to find already. Content that actually benefits the BSD community. Duplicate content (stuff you’ve posted elsewhere) will not be accepted.
Primarily aimed at average, desktop users and home server setups.
Can include hardware-specific guides (provided that hardware is recent). I’ll accept proposals for anything from hardware configuration to installing software.
If you’re interested:
You can contact me here with your idea and I’ll ask you to provide that written tutorial in Markdown.
Payment will be made via PayPal.
There may be an opportunity for you to progress to a regular contributor (the iBSD site is going to be redesigned to facilitate this in the near-future).