Writing Jobs Online … You Have Choices

Are you the type of individual who enjoys writing? I’m not talking about writing novels or kid’s books, but something you could handle part-time, perhaps a few hours a day. If your answer to this question is a ‘yes,’ then there are writing jobs online that may be just up your alley. No, you don’t have to have any experience to do this or have a master’s degree in journalism.

Writing Jobs Online … Don’t Let Fear Get In The Way!

In my opinion, there are two major factors that come into play that prevent individuals from succeeding with writing jobs online. First of all, most people lack confidence in their writing skills. These people feel that writers must have a special talent that they simply don’t possess. They talk themselves out of it before ever getting started. Here are the main reasons that stops people from writing:

  • They lack the necessary grammar skills (Punctuation, Sentence Structure, Etc.)
  • They lack writing experience
  • Don’t have the time

Another issue that many aspiring online writers run up against is finding a legitimate place to start. There are thousands of online writing jobs out there that promise huge financial rewards. I am not saying that all of these don’t deliver on what they promise, but there are quite a few scams out there. This skepticism is natural, but it shouldn’t stop you from pursuing an opportunity to write.

You Can Do This … And Here’s How!

The very first thing you should decide on when entering this type of work is deciding on what you want to write about. I would advise you to concentrate on a couple of areas of interest and look for writing jobs in those areas. Using this process will allow you to familiarize yourself in a specific area which leads to a more confident writing style.

There are a number of areas of online writing that you may want to consider. As mentioned before, it is important to discover what type of writing best suits you. No two writers are going to have the same interests or styles and there will be work to be found that matches your unique style and interests. Here is a look at three types of writing jobs that are quite popular and potentially very lucrative.

  • Freelance
  • Blog
  • Content
  • Article Writing


Freelance – This is basically what the word implies, freedom to choose what it is you want to write about. There are a number of ways to find work as a freelancer and finding a job within your interest or expertise should not be difficult. In its simplest form, freelance writers get paid for providing written content. For example, let’s say someone contacts you and wants you to write a cover letter and resume for them. Through a dialogue between the two of you, the details are ironed out including the fee associated with this task and when you  have completed the assignment, you will be paid.

Blog –  Create a website and write (blog) about a particular interest you may have. Within your content, you may want to recommend or review a product, which can turn into an online business if promoted correctly. As an affiliate you can choose which product you would like to review/recommend and drive potential customers to your site and possibly get sales.

For those who would like to start a blog but lack experience in getting things off the ground there is a platform available to make this possible. The platform is set up in a way that allows individuals to create their own business website (blog) to use as a writing tool. This platform, known as Wealthy Affiliate, will provide you with all the necessary tools and training to get started with your blog. Their training model is perfect for beginners as it will walk you through each step in creating a blogging website step by step. In a matter of minutes you can have an active website up and running and start writing the same day. You now have your own business in place!

ContentContent writing is another way that can lead to some nice revenue. Many companies, looking to sustain a quality web marketing campaign are always on the look out for content writers to perform this task.  of online writing which is closely linked to web marketing campaigns. A script is usually provided by the company or source asking for this request.

Article Writing –  If you have an interest in writing an article for a magazine or newspaper this may be what you are looking for. Newspapers and various magazine owners are willing to pay a handsome amount of money to have this done. Non-fiction content is most common here.

Where To Find Writing Jobs:

  1. Freelance Writing
  2. Flexjob
  3. The Writer’s Job Board
  4. Blogging Pro
  5. Simply Hired
  6. Indeed
  7. Hubstaff Talent
  8. Craigslist
  9. Problogger

These are just a few of the sites where you can find writing jobs in all kinds of areas. In most cases, these companies looking to hire you to perform some writing, will most likely ask for a sample of your writing skills. This is something that you should look forward to, as it will provide you the opportunity to see where you stack up with other writers.

Writing Jobs Online … Just Some Of The Benefits

Freelance – Of all the writing jobs online, becoming a freelance writer probably opens up the best chances to find work. As mentioned earlier, you have quite a bit of control in finding jobs that best fit your credentials. There are literally thousands of jobs being posted each day looking for freelance writers in all types of areas.

As an added bonus, you can perform these jobs from the luxury of your own home. Assuming you produce quality writing, you will find that finding writing jobs online will become much more easier, as companies will seek you out which can lead to a long-term relationship and further assignments.

Start A Blog – One of the major benefits of creating a blog is the ownership associated with it. As the owner of the blog, you have the freedom to decide what you want to write about, when you want to write and the purpose of your blog. Perhaps you will use your blog to promote products as an affiliate and provide your readers with factual information regarding the product.

You decide which products to promote or review and have complete control in the entire process. In a very short time, you will be looked at as an ‘authority’ in the information you provide to your readers. You want to gain your reader’s trust.  Through this process, you will quickly learn which writing methods are effective and find that writing content on your blog becomes easier and easier.

Another great benefit to starting a blog, is the passive income that can be generated. Let’s say that you have started a blog regarding the benefits of using a quality skin product. In your blog, you write about a specific product related to skin care with an honest review and provide your reader with the opportunity to purchase this product through a link on your blog. (Affiliate Marketing)

Let’s say that a number of your blog readers purchase this product and are happy with the results. Here’s where it gets fun! Once your reader (customer) has used up the skin care product, most likely they will return to your blog and purchase this product again and again and again. Your goal is to create quality content, drive traffic to your blog, and hopefully get a number of your readers to purchase this skin care product. This can result in a very nice passive income for you!


In Summary

Finding writing jobs online and generating an income from the comfort of your own home can be an exciting time. One thing to understand when entering this market is like with any type of job, work is required on your part. Too often, individuals become impatient or are looking for immediate results without giving the online writing process time to develop. Staying diligent and providing quality, resourceful writing content will land you plenty of opportunities.

If you have a specific interest that you enjoy or have great knowledge of, this is a great place to start when looking for writing opportunities. Do you like sports? Food? Gardening?  If so, you can find online writing jobs in these areas as well as just about anything else you can think of. Just take a little time, do some research and use the resources I mentioned above to find something of interest.

Blogging is my personal favorite, because it has an ownership element related to it. It gives you great freedom in terms of how you want to run your business and providing written content on your blog. If done correctly, this can become quite lucrative and provide financial stability for years to come. If this is something that interest you, I will leave a link to Wealthy Affiliate where you can get started with a Free Membership. I hope this article has been beneficial to you in some way and brings some clarity to the world of writing jobs online.



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