Jobs

The following positions are currently open:

  1. General Virtual Assistant
  2. Freelance Solar Writer

1. General Virtual Assistant

Location: Remote

About Footprint Hero

Footprint Hero is a blog and YouTube channel about DIY solar power with over 200,000 monthly readers and 25,000 YouTube subscribers. Our mission is to educate people on how to use more renewable energy in their lives, and we strive to make DIY solar power accessible and understandable to a wide audience. The site is run by me, Alex, and you can learn more about me here.

About the Role

I am seeking a highly organized and proactive General Virtual Assistant (VA) to support my day-to-day operations. The ideal candidate will work with me directly to help with administrative tasks, content management, small research projects, and data entry tasks. This is a fully remote freelance position.

Responsibilities

  • Do minor content updates for old WordPress blog articles – such as adding links and removing broken images and videos
  • Create and manage affiliate links for WordPress blog posts and YouTube videos
  • Upload videos to social media platforms, such as Facebook, TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram
  • Do minor formatting for blog article drafts – such as creating and adding affiliate links, grabbing screenshots from my YouTube videos, and adding photos and videos
  • Perform simple data entry tasks in Google Sheets
  • Do minor updates to YouTube video descriptions
  • Perform basic internet research and write brief summaries of your findings to share with Alex
  • Manage comments on social media platforms
  • Have occasional video calls with Alex to discuss tasks

Requirements

  • Fluent in English
  • Familiarity with WordPress, Google Workspace, and the main social media platforms
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Strong written communication skills

Pay

  • $15-20/hour, based on experience
  • Paid via direct deposit

Workload & Contract Length

  • 5-10 hours per week
  • You pick when you work — I’m highly flexible
  • Indefinite contract length — If you do good work, I’d like to keep you as long as possible!

Next Steps

  • Apply via the link below
  • If I like your application, I’ll move you on to a short paid trial ($25 fixed fee, paid via PayPal)
  • If you do well on the paid trial, I’ll move you on to a video interview
  • If hired, I’ll ask you to sign a contract and fill out a W-9

2. Freelance Solar Writer

Location: Remote

About Footprint Hero

Footprint Hero is a blog and YouTube channel about DIY solar power with over 200,000 monthly readers and 25,000 YouTube subscribers. Our mission is to educate people on how to use more renewable energy in their lives, and we strive to make DIY solar power accessible and understandable to a wide audience. The site is run by me, Alex, and you can learn more about me here.

About the Role

I’m looking for a freelance writer to:

  • Write SEO-focused blog articles about the basics of solar power, such as topics like “what’s the best angle for solar panels to face?” and “what are the most common types of solar batteries?”
  • Convert our video tutorials to blog articles, such as in this article where I used the information in the video to write a structured, SEO-friendly blog post

Responsibilities

  • Conduct internet research
  • Write and format articles in WordPress
  • Explain technical concepts in an easy-to-understand manner
  • Convert our video tutorials to write SEO-friendly blog posts
  • Take good photos and screenshots to complement your articles (smartphone photos work just fine)
  • Collaborate with an editor on assignments

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, engineering, environmental science, or a related field
  • 1+ years technical writing experience in a related subject (e.g. solar power, renewable energy, climate change) OR 1+ years professional experience in a related field (e.g. electrical engineer, electrician, solar installer)
  • 1+ years freelance writing experience
  • Fluent in English
  • WordPress and SEO experience preferred

Pay

  • $0.10 per word
  • Paid via direct deposit

Workload & Contract Length

  • 3-4 articles per month (roughly 1 per week) of 1000-2000 words
  • 3-6 months expected contract length, with a chance to extend

Next Steps

  • Apply via the link below
  • If I like your application, I’ll move you on to a paid trial which will consist of 1-2 trial assignments ($25 fixed fee for each assignment, paid via PayPal)
  • If I like your trial assignments, I’ll move you on to a 15-30 min video interview