Thrifty Nomads is an inspiration hub for affordable travel created by a husband-wife team, Jen & Ted. Our goal is to not only motivate people to travel, but to show them exactly how to do it, with practical and easy to read articles. If this is a concept you’re passionate about, let's talk!
Current writing jobs (March 2020)
At the moment, we are seeking freelance writers to author pieces in any of the following areas:
Credit cards and points: We're looking for U.S. based points gurus who regularly score free flights, travel insurance, airport lounge access, and other benefits using their credit cards. The ideal candidate keeps up-to-date with the latest card offers and knows how to get the best value out of point redemption. We are looking for reviews on individual cards, personal stories of how you have benefited from points travel, tips and tricks on point redemption, and niche topics on card benefits (travel/car insurance, airport lounge access, etc.)
Teaching English online: Seeking someone with extensive experience teaching online. Can lead to several articles articles around online teaching topics e.g. explanation of TEFL, TESOL, recommended reputable courses, reputable job sites, and so on.
Ideas on pacifying travel at home or nearby or isolated trips.
Remote destinations. Listicle or detailed guides.
U.S. destination guides: (example here and here). The ideal candidate has lived in and around these destinations and can offer insider tips beyond your typical Lonely Planet book.
How-to guides on niche topics (e.g. how to travel cheaply with children, how to travel if you have debt).
Work & travel topics (e.g. how to teach overseas, how to work remotely & travel).
Inspirational posts (e.g. why grief inspired me to travel).
Any “travel hack” type posts
What we look for
We seek writers who can create digestible, practical information. All articles should be concise, accurate, and sensibly broken up with headings. Our aim is to have readers gain new knowledge from our articles, without having to sift through “fluff”.
We want you to write about topics that you know inside out, not just a place that you spent a few days in.
We especially like to highlight DIY and cost-effective methods of travel. This doesn't mean always taking the barebones backpacker route, but explaining the cheapest ways to travel at the comfort level you want.
Professional writing experience is preferred, but not essential if you can provide samples demonstrating your writing abilities. We supply a detailed template and contract for proposed blog posts to successful applicants.
Rate of pay & how to apply
As hard-working bloggers ourselves, we don’t believe in making people write for us in exchange for free “exposure”. Your time is money. Serious applicants will be provided with information on rates, and all our writers are paid.
Background info about yourself including writing experience and where you’re from, trips you’ve done (including destination(s) and length of stay in a particular region if you wish to write a destination guide on it)
Minimum 2 samples of your writing OR a draft/outline of any of our required article types listed above
Ideas for blog post(s) you are interested in writing
Due to the large volume of e-mails we receive, only successful applicants will be contacted. Thank you!