Freelance Home Finances Writer
BobVila.com, the online home of America’s original home improvement icon, is looking for contributing writers!
Visited by millions each month, Bob Vila publishes new content daily, with themes running the gamut from aspirational to instructional. Readers trust the brand for answers to questions on home loans, ideas for increasing return on investment, and guidance for selecting the right home warranty. Therefore, we rely on our writers to deliver accessible, solidly researched service content on anything and everything related to the home.
Our content comes in the form of comparison guides, advice columns, how-tos, reviews, and more. Above all, our priority is packaging the need-to-know info in a well-researched, easy-to-digest story.
Assignments are readily available as part of the planned editorial calendar, but pitches are also enthusiastically encouraged and often rewarded with even more assignments that cater to your specific interests. Shorter 800-word stories start at $150, and that price increases to $300 and up depending on word count and the amount of research involved.
You will work closely with Bob Vila’s editorial team to craft a story and polish it as needed to align with the brand’s voice and style.
The Ideal Candidate:
We are looking for writers who are experts on home and personal finances to educate homeowners and renters alike on their best options for loans, projects for ROI, warranties and more. Ideal contributors are detail-oriented writers with a deep understanding of financial terms and an understanding of SEO best practices. Contributors must have bylines on major home and DIY, real estate, or financial advice websites.
The below qualifications are not strictly necessary but definitely a plus! Let us know if you have:
- Expert knowledge on topics including, but not limited to: home warranties, home insurance, home loans
- Spent time in an industry niche (e.g., financial advisement, real estate)
- Received category-relevant education or other certification (e.g., a real estate license)
- Industry contacts
If this sounds like you, we hope to hear from you! Tell us all about your expertise with this niche and why you're passionate about it. With your application, please include three story ideas you’d be keen to write, your resume, and links to your recent bylines.
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