Become a Content Creator for Smoked BBQ Source

I created Smoked BBQ Source over 3 years ago with the aim of building a complete resource for anyone who wants to learn about traditional ‘low and slow’ barbecue and mastering the art of grilling and smoking meat.

Over the years we’ve been fortunate enough to grow, to the point where we have helped over 3 million visitors learn more about barbecue.

And now I need your help!

If you have experience with barbecue, grilling, creating recipes, curing or aging meat, making your own charcuterie or any other aspect of barbecue then I’d love to feature your experience on the website.

If you’ve ever wanted to get paid to barbecue here is your chance! You can earn between $50 – $200 per piece of content that’s published.

What type of content do I publish?

Smoked BBQ Source is a website for learning about the art and science of barbecue. It’s a resource for people of all skill levels.

Our readers visit us for our in-depth, practical guides across a variety of topics.

Here are a few examples of the different types of articles we publish:

You don’t need to be a professional writer to become a contributor, but you do need to have real world experience in the topic you’ll be writing about.

What we are looking for

We are looking for people who have something interesting to share who can become regular contributors to Smoked BBQ Source.

If you are interested in any of the following we would be interested in working with you:

  • Creating delicious recipes
  • Writing detailed how-to guides
  • Sharing your opinion, tips & tricks on a variety of topics
  • Reviewing products

Don’t like the sound of writing? We’re also looking for video creators who want to share their experiences with our audience.

Skills you’ll need to succeed:

  • You need to be a good communicator, capable of explaining topics in an easy to understand way
  • Ability to go in-depth into a topic
  • You should be able to take half decent photos. You don’t need a fancy DSLR camera, a modern smart phone will be fine!
  • Able to work with an editor and take on feedback
  • Use Google Drive and Google Docs to share work and collaborate

We want people who can become regular contributors. You should be able to contribute one piece of content per month (more is a bonus!).

How to become a contributor

There are two main ways we can work together:

  1. If you know exactly what you want to write about you can pitch us on a topic and we’ll let you know if we are interested.
  2. You can also join our team of freelance content creators. We will regularly assign topics based on your experience and interests and provide plenty of guidance and feedback.
You’ll be paid when your article is completed, based on the type of article and a few other factors which we’ll agree before hand. 

If you’re interested just fill out the application form below. If you sound like a good fit we’ll be in touch to discuss the next steps.

Apply to become a contributor