Now Hiring – Freelance Writer

I’m looking for a freelance writer with a background in horticulture and/or arboriculture who can write 10 or more 500+ word blog articles monthly on topics related to tree care and lawn care and is available to start immediately.

The primary focus is professional tree care, including tree pests & diseases, best trees to grow, pruning, tree removal, etc. Other topics will include lawn and landscape care, organic approaches to plant care, fertilization, soil management and general interest articles related to the home landscape/garden.

All articles must meet the following requirements:

  • must be locally appropriate to specific cities/areas (locations range from CA to ME – what works in CA won’t work in ME)
  • must reflect recent thinking and best practices in arboriculture and horticulture (there are a lot of myths and “alternative facts” out there)
  • should be written at about a 7th grade reading level without industry jargon or too many technical terms
  • you’ll be working from a description of the “ideal target” for each article but the audience will typically be property owners in more affluent neighborhoods
  • must understand SEO best practices and implement that in your writing
  • must be able to develop a story so that it is appealing to the target audience and encourages them to take action (e.g., call for more information) – these articles aren’t just to present factual information, they’re intended to position the business as a credible and trustworthy source of knowledge about tree/lawn care in the local area so that readers are more inclined to use their services

The position involves a steady workload. I’m looking for someone who can commit to producing the necessary articles monthly (a few each week) and over at least the next 4 months (although the need is ongoing so work can continue indefinitely).

Note that this is work for hire – your name wouldn’t appear on the articles.

If this sounds like a good fit with your experience, interests and availability, please send me an email to get the discussion started.