Call for Home Automation and Tech Product Review Stories

A paid opportunity for writers

Thomas Smith
Nov 12, 2020 · 3 min read
Photo by Louis Reed on Unsplash

Gado Images is re-launching our popular Do-It-Yourself Home Automation blog — both at its original address Diy-Ha.com and here on Medium. Originally founded in 2006, DIY HA covers home automation, consumer electronics, life automation and more.

For years, DIY HA has existed primarily as a YouTube channel, which has several thousand subscribers and gets about 1 million views per year. With an increased focus on written content across the web, though, we’re re-launching the long-form, editorial, written version of the blog.

To that end, we’re actively looking for (and paying for!) written content that addresses home automation, DIY tech, reviews of consumer electronics, and life automation strategies.

Here are a few sample articles from the publication that have done well:

There are two ways to work with us.

Get Paid Directly for Your Articles

We’re actively buying great reviews of consumer electronics, home automation tutorials, DIY tech writeups, and more.

We pay $25 per accepted article via Paypal, Venmo or Zelle.

Guidelines are as follows:

  • Articles must be at least 500 words
  • We love voice-y reviews! Inject your own opinions, experiences, etc. into your articles — don’t just recite product specifications. We’re actively looking for a diverse set of articles from creators of many different backgrounds.
  • Product reviews should include basics about the product: price, key features, etc.
  • Any photos included with your article must be your own, or from a source such as Unsplash or Pexels.
  • If we pay you for your article, the article is considered a work for hire. You are selling us the rights to your article. But this is not a ghost writing opportunity. Your article will appear under our DIY HA byline, but it will be attributed to you as the author. You may provide one link to include in your attribution line — such as to your Twitter, your Medium page, a blog, etc. We want you to get credit and recognition as the author of your work.
  • For product reviews, you must own the product you’re reviewing, or have used it extensively. No reviews based only on information you found elsewhere on the Internet. Reviews should be based on first-hand experience.

Have an article you’d like to sell to us? Send drafts to tom@gadoimages.com and feel free to reach out with pitches, questions, etc. too.

Submit An Article to Our Medium Publication

Have a great product review, home automation tutorial, DIY tech writeup, etc. that you want to publish on Medium, or have already published?

We’d love to run your piece in our Do-It-Yourself Home Automation publication here on Medium. We’d also love to promote the heck out of it on social media, to our 1,000+ Facebook followers, our 2,500+ YouTube subscribers, and more.

Guidelines:

  • You keep all the rights to your article. If you’re in the Medium Partner Program, you’ll keep any revenue your article earns. The article will appear in our publication under your Medium byline.
  • Articles must be at least 500 words
  • We love voice-y reviews! Inject your own opinions, experiences, etc. into your articles — don’t just recite product specifications. We’re actively looking for a diverse set of articles from creators of many different backgrounds.
  • Product reviews should include basics about the product: price, key features, etc.
  • Any photos included with your article must be your own, or from a source such as Unsplash or Pexels.
  • For product reviews, you must own the product you’re reviewing, or have used it extensively. No reviews based only on information you found elsewhere on the Internet. Reviews should be based on first-hand experience.

Email tom@gadoimages.com with samples of your proposed Medium articles to be added as a writer on the publication.

We hope to work with you, and happy writing! If you know a writer who might be interested in this opportunity, please share this article with them.

Do-It-Yourself Home Automation

Publication covering home automation, consumer electronics…

Thomas Smith

Written by

Co-Founder & CEO of Gado Images. I write, speak and consult about tech, privacy, AI and photography. tom@gadoimages.com

Do-It-Yourself Home Automation

Publication covering home automation, consumer electronics, life automation and more.

Thomas Smith

Written by

Co-Founder & CEO of Gado Images. I write, speak and consult about tech, privacy, AI and photography. tom@gadoimages.com

Do-It-Yourself Home Automation

Publication covering home automation, consumer electronics, life automation and more.

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