What's Guidecentral?

Guidecentral is a fun and simple way to discover DIY ideas, learn new skills, meet amazing Makers who share your passions, and even create your own DIY projects.

How much does it cost?

It’s absolutely free. You can get it on the App Store, Google Play, Kindle Store, or visit our website. On Google Play, you’ll also find the Guidecentral app collection for Android - a separate app for each popular Guidecentral category - available for free.

Do I need to register?

If you download the Guidecentral app or go to the website, you can browse any of our projects at any time, no need to register! If you want to create your own guide, like or comment on a project, or follow your favorite Makers to keep up with their DIYs, you will need to register using your email, Facebook or Twitter accounts.

Is Guidecentral compatible with all mobile devices?

The app is compatible with all Apple devices running iOS 7.0 or later, and all Android smartphones running version 4.0 or later, as well as the Kindle Fire. If your mobile device doesn’t fit these requirements, you can open your mobile device browser and visit our mobile website.

What's the Guidecentral Maker Program?

The Maker Program lets you earn money by sharing your DIY projects. This program is about you, the Maker, and we want Guidecentral to be a stepping stone for you to grow your DIY business and reach more people around the globe with your skills.

What are the benefits of becoming a Maker?

In addition to earning for every new guide approved and bit more each time someone in the community likes your projects, becoming a Maker will give you an elevated profile within the Guidecentral community. Your picture will be adorned with a Maker Badge and your guides can be featured on the homepage of our apps and website. You also have the opportunity to be included in the Featured Makers section of our homepage and the apps. Want to know more? Visit our Maker Program page!

Who can join the Maker Program?

Anyone can be a Guidecentral Maker! You just need to be at least 18 years old.

How can I become a Maker?

Just follow these three simple steps:

  1. Sign up to Guidecentral using your email, Facebook or Twitter account.
  2. Go to “Create New Guide” and upgrade to a Maker profile.
  3. Submit a new guide. When our Editorial team approves your guide, you’ll be officially a Maker.

Will others see that I’m a member of the Maker Program?

Yes, your profile picture will be adorned with a Maker Badge that will signify to users that you are a part of our Maker program.

How do I create a new guide?

It’s easy! Go to “Create New Guide” on our website or app (if you are an iPhone user look for the create guide icon). You’ll be able to add a title, take or import photos and insert captions and supplies as you create your project. Be sure to check out our Guidelines to learn more about creating an outstanding guide that our community will love and share.

Can I edit or delete my guide?

Once a guide is submitted, you cannot go back in and edit it or delete it freely. So think hard about what you submit and make sure you check it twice! If you need to make an edit or want to delete a guide all you have to do is email us and we can take care of it with you.

Are my guides visible to anyone?

Yes, absolutely! Once your guide is published, it is available on our apps and on the web for anyone to see.

To get the link to your guide you can either check the email we send you after your guide gets approved or log in to our website. You can then access your profile page, view all of your guides and copy the link from your browser.

Who owns the content I upload to Guidecentral?

You own all the content you add to Guidecentral. Upon publishing a guide, each user remains the owner and is responsible for the guide. You simply grant us a licence to publish and distribute the content. For more information, please refer to our Terms & Conditions.

Do you accept guides in other languages?

Yes, we do accept guides in other languages as long as they adhere to the guidelines of what a guide should be.

Can you help me with some ideas for my projects?

No problem! Visit our ideas page for some inspiration. You can also visit our trending guides page to see what the most popular guides have in common.

How much money can I earn?

There is no limit with the Maker Program's social bonus! You will earn $4 for every approved guide and you will receive a bit of extra cash every time someone likes one of your guides. As long as you keep creating and promoting your guides, you will keep earning!

When do I receive the money?

You can manage your earnings from your Guidecentral profile and withdraw your money once you’ve reached a minimum of $50. The funds will be transferred directly to your PayPal account.

I have an idea to improve Guidecentral and/or the Maker Program.

Great, we’d love to hear from you! Please send us your ideas and recommendations. We'll get back to you as soon as possible.