Another way to earn writing from home is through writing.
The best part about writing is that it offers a wide gamut of opportunities, from becoming a published author, by-lined magazine essayist, or resume writer. You can be the next J.K. Rowling earning billions from her writings, or you can do freelance writing to give you a little extra that can support your Starbucks coffee habit.
There are so many types of writing that you can pick and choose which one to specialize in. Here are some ways you can earn from writing, such as:
- Editing and proofing websites
- Freelance writing
- Resume writing
- Search engine optimized writing
- Writing blogs
- Writing greeting card messages
- Website writing
- Writing a book and self publishing for profit
- Translation business
- Article writing
- Ebook writing
- Writing a book and using print on demand publishing
- Business plan writing
- Screenplay writing for films, documentaries, and television
- Telemarketing scripts
- Advertising copy
- Sales copy writing including catalogs, and ecommerce websites
- Press release writing
- Technical writing including user guides and manuals
- Corporate writing, including employee handbook and annual reports
- Short story fiction writing
- Fiction writing, including children’s books
So where do you find writing jobs on the Web? There are plenty of places, such as:
- Elance = as of this writing, there are about 1,167 different types of writing jobs
- Rentacoder – offers a number of web writing opportunities including article writing, ecommerce product copy writing, search engine writing, even small writing jobs such as forum postings.
- Odesk.com = a number of writing opportunities are posted on the site, mostly focusing on article writing, web writing and technical writing
- Freelancer.com = checking on the site yielded about 341 writing jobs found, such as freelance writing, content writing for websites, academic writing, product review writers, among others.
- Online Writing Jobs = thousands of classified ads listings looking for writers of various kinds. Just be careful of scammers out there.
- Writing Bids = search through 1000s of freelance writing projects to bid, but be wary of scams
- Associated Content = you can apply to submit your content and be paid, though chances are higher if you are an established writer
- FreelanceWriting.com = Maintains a magazine guidelines database, which is key to getting a paid magazine writing job
- Craigslist = you can also find freelance writing job postings at Craigslist. Be careful though and verify the veracity of the job poster before putting too much time
- Reviewstream.com = buys consumer reviews
- Helium = offers a marketplace for freelance writing
If you know of other sites posting writing opportunities, please feel free to comment below!