Freelance Position No Longer Available
Outbox Online is seeking a qualified individual to work on an hourly, as-needed basis creating website pages within WordPress. On large projects (some involving dozens of pages), content is sent from the client in a text-based document format along with any relevant images (usually as JPGs), and that content needs to be ported from the text document into WordPress pages (or posts) using the styles defined in the theme.
An example of the kind of work you’d be doing is on this site: http://culinarymasterclass.com. Each of the dozens of recipes & techniques for this site was entered into WordPress as an individual post, along with its image. All styles were determined by the theme, but the paragraphs needed to be formatted, as did the lists, the titles and the images. And, in fact, this page you’re reading right now is a good example of the kind of formatting that would be required in most cases.
If you have managed a WordPress site in the past for an employer & have been responsible for making basic content updates then this would be a good fit.
Work Anywhere & Anytime:
All that’s necessary to do the job is a computer, internet access, and editorial access to the working sites which I will provide to you. When and where you do it is entirely up to you!
Payment is $35/hr and an estimate of time-to-completion for each project will be required.
Please note that this work is on an as-needed basis & I cannot guarantee that it will be regular.
If you are interested, please contact me at & be prepared with examples of your work.
1. Responsiveness. The most important part of what Outbox Online does is quickly & thoughtfully respond to requests from clients for either new or maintenance projects. To make this business successful my clients need to feel like I am on the case ASAP, and I need to finish work as efficiently as possible to keep it profitable. Anyone who would like to work for Outbox Online on an hourly basis will need to share in the desire to be responsive (within regular working hours) by taking care of requests quickly & efficiently. Communicating to me when you expect to have something complete allows me to schedule across projects at a high level, and therefore communicate that schedule to clients so that everyone knows what to expect, and when.
2. Familiarity with WordPress. Outbox Online projects are (almost) exclusively done in WordPress, so a basic understanding of the different sections of the WordPress administration pages, shortcodes, and page editing is critical.
3. Problem Solving. Although all Outbox Online client projects are done in WordPress, semi-custom website clients use a variety of different themes that work in a variety of ways, so your ability to quickly figure out how each one works so that the site pages can be updated in response to a request for new/different content is critical. And fully-custom website clients use different features of WordPress in different ways, even if my coding methods have a common baseline. So your ability to identify which components drive the content you’ll be updating (without lots of ongoing direction) will be important.
4. HTML Coding Skills. An understanding of modern, CSS-based HTML coding is necessary so that all pages that are created or updated for clients maintain clean code without the artifacts left behind by WordPress using the Page-editor’s visual tab. This includes use of inline styles as necessary for one-off solutions, floating images and divs, and all the basics (headings, paragraphs, lists, horizontal rules, images, embedded video/widget code…)
5. Images. Often, clients provide images that are not optimized for the web — frequently they are high-resolution, large-dimension photographs. Your ability to resize and optimize images for use within page content will be important, as will your ability to determine basic layout flow around images (such as floating images within content in a visually appropriate way).