Our company needs awesome home improvement writers for long-term, consistent work
We’re an established media company with a portfolio of great websites and we’re looking to augment our current team of amazing writers. Let's take a few questions to gauge your interest.
- Can you write?
- Are you currently writing freelance blog articles?
- Do you have hands-on experience with power tools, appliances, automobiles, landscaping, and general home improvement projects?
- Do you currently work in the home improvement industry? Or do you have experience in any number of trades (e.g., carpentry, plumbing, electrical, etc.)
- Maybe you’re a Do-It-Yourself enthusiast who knows their stuff?
- Would you like to share your knowledge with others and receive fair compensation?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above bullet points, let’s talk!
About the work
Our growing home improvement portal contains a range of informative and commercial content. We’ll be writing articles similar to:
- How to Change Your Pool Filter
- Boiler vs Water Heater: What’s the Difference?
- 42 Types of Screwdrivers (with Pictures)
- 10 DIY Workbench Projects You Can Build Today
- 10 Best Handheld Vacuum Cleaners in 2021
- Polaris 3900 Pool Cleaner Review – Our Verdict
- Husqvarna 440 vs Stihl MS250
We’re looking for
Experienced writers – Enthusiasm is far more important than experience, but priority will be given to those who’ve written about home improvement extensively or worked in the trades.
We prefer writers with a minimum of 1 year writing for online publications, but we will accept new writers with exceptional hands-on experience and a fantastic writing style that makes us want to read more!
Native English writing chops – You should have polished writing skills and at least a passing familiarity with Grammarly and spellcheck in Word.
Meanwhile, we like writers who know their stuff AND jump off the page with personality and engagement. No stodgy, academic writing here. We’re people writing for people.
Native English-speakers preferred. This is somewhat non-negotiable. You must also be intimately familiar with writing for a US audience.
Digital competency – Nothing fancy, just the usual stuff.
- A PayPal or TransferWise account
- Core competency with MS Word and Google Drive
It would be awesome if...
- You have access to a camera and possess some basic photography skills (we pay extra for that, of course!)
- You are willing and able to have products shipped to you for hands-on testing and reviewing (free stuff!)
- You own the stuff you'll be writing about (not a requirement).
Experienced, authoritative writers create trustworthy content
Because we’re all adults here, it’s safe to say that most of us have at least some experience with appliances and a certain number of hand tools. A generalist freelancer could probably do a good job writing for this site—others have. However, we’re looking for writers who have more than a passing familiarity with the home improvement niche.
We prefer writers with a proven track record of experience either writing about home improvement or working in the trades.
What do you get in exchange?
Working with us
We offer fair pay, plus bonuses and raises – The greater your experience, the higher we pay. Moreover, we routinely give raises to writers who perform. Also, we give per article bonuses on a wide range of materials.
You get paid in a timely manner – You’ll be paid four days after you submit work (via PayPal or TransferWise). For example, if your weekly deadline is Tuesday, 11:59 PM EST, you’ll be paid that coming Saturday (usually in the morning).
We offer consistent work – We assign content every week, period. Many of our current writers have been with us for over two years – and still going strong! Several writers work for us full-time and make an excellent living. Word counts per week range from 10-25k+.
Flexibility – Work at your own pace, adjust your desired word count per week to suit your availability.
Weekly deadlines – Our editorial calendar has two deadlines per week: Tuesday and Saturday. Get your assignment on Tuesday, turn it in the following Tuesday.
Our editors care – We believe in getting the best out of our writers with encouragement and constructive communication. Your assigned editor will be invested in your success as a writer. When you have questions or concerns, we’ll be there like Shazam!
Superb guidance via SOPs – Our comprehensive writer’s guidelines cover everything you need to know about working with us, including instructional videos and detailed examples.
Ease of communication – No conference calls, no Slack chatrooms, no Trello boards. Aside from the trial and hiring process, all communication will take place via email with your assigned editor.
Potential for a byline and author's bio – Unlike many ghostwriting gigs, we’re looking for writers who want credit for their work. We’ll go into further detail if you get the position, but the short version is you’re eligible for a byline after a month of writing for us.
How to apply
Simply click on the link at the bottom and fill out the form. When you get to the last question, please supply the answer to: What is the longest river on Earth?
What happens next?
1. If we want to move forward, we’ll be in touch via email. Earmarked applicants may be invited to a short 10-minute interview (text/voice) on Skype or Zoom. Lately, however, we’ve been conducting interviews via email as well. If you have an established presence on the web, the process moves much faster.
2. We’ll ask you to complete a paid trial assignment (typically, 600–1,800 words).
3. Once the trial is complete, we’ll make a decision. If we decide to work together, the articles will start flowing.
Even if we don’t decide to bring you onboard at this time, we’ll keep your application in our database for contact in the future. You might be surprised by how many of our current writers didn’t make the first cut. But they answered when we called back about a month later.
Don't wait, apply now
We generally go through the applications as they come in; however, a large number of applicants won't be considered. The bottom line is the sooner you apply, the better your chances of an invitation to interview.
Thanks for reading!