An Outdoors Community
9 to 5 Hiker is a community for people who love the outdoors and still manage a full-time career. The blog (9to5hiker.com), YouTube channel, and Instagram account are for "Weekday Warriors & Weekend Explorers."
This is my personal passion project and a place where I can share my love for hiking, camping, backpacking, and overlanding while offering what it's like the manage the outdoors and my career from behind a desk.
Role: I do everything.
Goals & Challenges
1. Create a brand that is distinctively outdoors for full-timers while creating content that ranks well for search terms like "Havasupai backpacking."
2. Maintain a consistent schedule across all three platforms with fun, entertaining content that offers value.
3. Most importantly, own a passion project that I love and always enjoy.
Results & Takeaways
As a writer since college, I've tried blogs of all types—sports, humor, sports humor—but none of them stuck until I discovered my love for going outside (moving to Arizona helped with that) and launched 9 to 5 Hiker in 2017.
After more than two years, the posting schedule may fluctuate, depending on the channel, but I am always creating for 9 to 5 Hiker and have no plans to stop.