Did you know I provide outdoor freelance work?

I’ve been interested in and practicing various digital marketing, content creation, writing, and social media activities for the past twenty-five years. I’ve always been interested in maintaining the website and growing them. I’ve had the opportunity to get decent at it, too. It’s just as much a passion of mine as hiking, biking, and outdoor recreation.

What better way to combine all my outdoor stuff with my marketing stuff – than to provide outdoor freelance work to those interested?

These are the outdoor freelance work services that I provide.

Who do I Provide Outdoor Freelance Work To?

Outdoor Freelance Work

I don’t provide freelance work to everyone. I’ve decided to “niche down, “ meaning I focus on particular sectors to provide services to.

So, I only provide outdoor freelance work rather than general freelancing. The types of customers I will accept are:

  • Lodging customers (Cabins, Inns/Lodges, Airbnb/VRBO, and campgrounds)
  • Outdoor shopping (Outdoor gear stores, etc.)
  • Hiking trails and preserves (Government, Non-Profit, and Non-Government managed)
  • Public Land Management (Government, NPO, and Non-Government Organizations)
  • Outdoor-related Blogs, Websites, and Online Communities
  • Outdoor-related Social Media Influencers and Creators
  • Specialty Outdoor Outfitters (Races, Guide Services, Gear Rental, Outdoor Entertainment, etc.)
  • Outdoor-related organizations (Non-Profit and For-Profit)
  • Other Outdoor-related types (Negotiable)

I define outdoor industries related to outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, camping, biking, equine, water activities, and related. I do not provide services for game harvesting (hunting) or fishing.


Outdoor Freelance Work: Digital Marketing

Digital marketing is the effort to promote your space on the internet. I provide a few different services for this particular area.


Search Engine Optimization

I can provide consulting and creative search engine optimization (SEO) services. SEO is essential because the internet is so large and competitive. In the simplest terms, SEO means that your content/website is optimized for search engine indexing to rank better and be seen quicker by people searching for specific terms (keywords). The ideal position on search engines is to be on page one of search results relating to your target keywords.

I can do this for you or consult with you and show you how to do this.


Link Building

I can provide consulting to show you the best ways to build links. This means other people link to your website/content. This will help your overall PageRank and SEO scores on search engines. Most people will take any link, but not everyone is good. There are paid link options through advertising or organic options where you don’t pay.

I can provide consulting to show you how to accomplish this.


Digital Marketing

I can consult you to show you how to promote and market your website/content to the type of audience you’re looking for. Many people make the mistake of targeting everyone instead of the particular audience that will likely consume your products more quickly.

I can provide consulting to show you how to do this specific to your business or space.


Social Media Services

I provide various social media services.

I can provide essential social media management of Facebook and Instagram accounts. This includes content scheduling, engagement, and community development.

I also provide consulting to show you how to properly manage your social media accounts, even if you manage multiple accounts.


Outdoor Freelance Work: Digital Content

Content is often the most crucial focus in the digital world. Content is what people are looking for. It is what will make your brand. I provide various services relating to content online. See examples of my work here and here.


Freelance Writing

I can write articles, blog posts, social media posts, and sales copywriting content relating to the outdoor industry and the spaces I have explained above.


Website Management

I can manage or modify your website if it uses WordPress. Contact me for more information about this.


These are the outdoor freelance work and services that I currently provide. If you’re interested in my services, please contact me today, and let’s talk about it. All consultations are free.

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Shawn Gossman

Shawn Gossman

Founder, Hiking with Shawn

Howdy folks! My name is Shawn Gossman and I founded Hiking with Shawn. I’m an avid hiker, cyclist and outdoorsman here in the Shawnee National Forest. I was born and raised in Southern Illinois and never want to leave. Click here to learn more about Shawn Gossman

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