By Guest Blogger: S McIntyre

One of the best jobs to work from home is having a freelance writing job. With its wide diversity of jobs it has proven to be a very lucrative career. Freelance writing jobs are not restricted to the common article and blog writing jobs many people are familiar with.

- Web content writing consists of article writing for various companies like Examiner, Demand Studios, Suite 101, Love To Know, Textbroker and more. They offer a huge selection of topics for you to write from. Some of the companies do focus on articles that are keyword rich for search engine optimization purposes. Although some offer low pay, you are also compensated on page views. Be sure to check each company’s payment structure.

- Ghostwriting is writing for someone else where they will take full ownership of the written content. It doesn’t require a lot of experience and very often the person will provide you with topics and keywords.

- Web copy may include writing content for websites. You may be writing frequently asked questions, terms of service, privacy policy, disclosure statements, help pages, online newsletter or e-zines and other website content.

- Press releases are important to companies. They are newsworthy articles announcing a company’s updates, events, awards of recognition and so forth.

- A fun and creative job to get into is writing greeting cards.

- Copywriters should be creative and they are responsible for creating promotional advertisements for the web, brochures, magazines, sales letters, slogans and other online media. They should have good researching skills for the products they will be writing about.

- Freelance resume writers can produce resumes that will stand out from the crowd and get the employer’s attention because having a good resume is one of the most important factors in finding a work at home job.

- Writing a novel or e-book can be a huge undertaking. Depending on the person, you may also be required to edit and proofread.

- Academic writers produce essays, reports, presentations, theses and research papers. You must have strong writing skills, excellent grammar and composition skills and write with a stylistic approach.

- There are law offices who hire freelancers to help them in writing legal topics, briefs, attorney profiles, draft motions and memorandums and much more. A law degree is a good advantage.

There are many more types of freelance writing jobs you can consider and all require some extent of experience. This is not just a job, but a business you can grow. Start by building an online presence, keep writing and take the time to learn the craft as there are many free online resources readily available.


S McIntyre owns, a free work at home resource focusing on telecommuting companies, daily telecommute job leads, articles, business resources and other work at home related topics.

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  3. Rachel says:

    Freelance writing jobs are a good option for someone who is good in writing. You have given a nice list of freelancing jobs. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Janice says:

    Even I feel that freelancing writing jobs is a nice option for people who want to work at home. As there are different freelancing writing jobs, a person should choose a freelancing writing job that he or she is passionate about.

  5. Sophia says:

    Thank you Sharon for sharing my article with your blog readers. I hope they will find it helpful.
    .-= Sophia´s last blog ..4 Reasons To Use Website Trackers =-.

  6. sharon says:

    Oh, they absolutely will Sophia! Keep the great work coming!

  7. Michele says:

    Many people would like to work from home and I feel freelancing writing jobs is a good choice. The best thing about these freelancing writing jobs is that people can fix their own time to work.

  8. Janet says:

    In these economic times, many people are trying to make some income. These freelancing writing jobs will help lot of people.

  9. Vladmir Almeida says:

    Hi sharon!

    I live in Angola(West Africa)
    I would like to know if this free lances are available for my country as well?

    Have a good day,


  10. sharon says:

    Hi Vlad! Nice to meet you. It varies by company. Some do have geographical requirements for candidates, but many offer opportunities worldwide. For example, I know that Demand Studios hires writers from all over the world.

    Check into the ones that interest you and then check to see what their requirements are.

    Good luck!

  11. My question is. Is their a software used for freelance writing?
    I have read many articles in Google and MS about blogging & writing and they talked about a software!!
    What are and where do you find the companies needing this service? Do you need a creative writing course?
    Thanks for your article and time.

  12. sharon says:

    Gail, I don’t see many writing and blogging job listings that require any special software. There are some companies that hire writers listed in this post on writing jobs.

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