Become a Hiking Writer for ThruHiker

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Josh Koop

I live with my wife and daughter in Katy, Texas and my local trail is the Lone Star Hiking Trail which is an amazing way to experience the Sam Houston National Park!

ThruHiker is looking to hire a team of 10 writers to create articles for Right now, this site is brand new, but the owner of ThruHiker has run many large sites with millions of page views, and I am eager to build this site into the ultimate place for Thru-Hiking nuts to unite.

I’m looking for experienced thru-hiking enthusiasts with good knowledge to share, but it’s okay if you’re just a passionate hobbyist without vast experience in thru-hiking the triple crown you are still vital!

If you’d like to get paid for your thru-hiking knowledge and earn a little extra to pay for your hobby, then this is a great opportunity.

PAYMENT. We pay $0.03 per word, and our articles are all either 1,000, 2,000, or 3,000 words in length. So you’ll be paid either $30, $60, or $90 per article depending on the length. Article lengths are pre-assigned based on the topic, so you’ll know up-front how much you’ll be paid for your efforts.

CREDIT. Writers will have their bio appear on their articles and you can mention a social media profile in that bio if you choose to build up an audience over time. However, some articles may be requested to be ghost-written. For example, if we reviewed a particular gear on the channel, we may request that a writer create an article based on our previously published and held opinion and experience with the gear and publish it under another name.

SCHEDULE. All writers will be expected to produce three articles per month. It is critical that you not miss a publishing date, ever. Writers who miss a publishing date will be let go. For most freelance writers, three articles per month are perfect so they have plenty of time to work on it without being overwhelmed, but writers can almost always pick up additional articles to write if you’d like more work. You can write articles at your leisure and schedule the article to automatically post on the morning of your publishing date.

OWNERSHIP. You understand and agree that all photos, videos, written content, and all other media submitted to becomes the exclusive property of ThruHiker LLC and you do not have the right to republish that content on your own site.

LEGAL. This opportunity is available for writers around the world. This is a freelance writing gig and you will be an independent contractor and will receive a 1099 form at the start of the year. ThruHiker and is owned, operated, and published by ThruHiker LLC, a limited liability company headquartered in Katy, Texas.

Ready? Apply below. We will contact successful candidates on a rolling basis as spots are open. Watch for an email from us.