Careers

1. Freelance Solar & Electricity Writer

Location: Remote

Hi, I’m Alex, and I run Footprint Hero, a blog about DIY solar power that reaches over 100,000 readers every month. My mission is to teach readers how to solar power anything.

About the Role

I’m looking for a freelance writer to write SEO-focused blog articles about:

  • Simple electrical calculations and conversions, such as how to calculate watts from volts and amps and how to convert milliamp hours to watt hours
  • The basics of electricity, such as “what is a watt hour?” and “what is a battery C-rating?”

Examples of the types of articles you’ll be writing:

You will also be updating existing electricity articles on the blog by fleshing them out and adding more information or explanation where needed.

Responsibilities

  • Write and format articles in WordPress about electrical calculations and conversions and the basics of electricity in an easy to understand manner
  • Take good photos of examples or analogies to complement your articles (smartphone photos work just fine) and upload them to WordPress
  • Update published articles by adding more information or explanation where needed
  • Collaborate with an editor (Alex) on assignments

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

Requirements

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree OR 2+ years professional experience in a field related to electricity (e.g. electrical engineer, electrician, solar installer)
  • 1+ years freelance writing experience
  • Fluent in English
  • WordPress experience

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 Zoom interview