Types of writing you can get paid to do at home

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I love being a writer. I especially love that I can do it from home, because that allows me to earn income and still be here to homeschool my kids. If you’re thinking of trying to earn income as a writer, you must choose what type of writing you want to do; however, you don’t have to limit yourself to one kind. I get paid to do several types of writing and I work for multiple companies.

I’m technically (as in, tax-information-wise) an independent contractor who receives subcontracted work from companies who get assignments from clients in need of writers. You might work for one company only, or you might share your writing skills with numerous companies, or even get paid to write for individuals rather than companies. There are ample opportunities available to earn income through various types of writing and to do it from home.

Different Types of Writing that Enable You to Earn Income

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The following list show examples of types of writing that are in demand and for which you have a good chance of using to earn income from home:

  • Legal copywriting: Have I mentioned how much I love my job and the company I work for? One of my primary duties at Vertu-marketing LLC is legal copywriting. This is a fancy way of saying that I get paid to blog for attorneys. Legal copywriters can take on assignments in any area of practice, from personal injury law to criminal defense, real estate law and more. If you visit a legal website or blog, there’s a great chance that a hired legal copywriter has provided the content.
  • Online magazine writing: You’re currently reading The Hot Mess Press. This digital magazine site welcomes readers to enjoy articles on a variety of topics. Like many online digital publications, the Hot Mess Press employs a team of freelance writers to submit articles.
  • Other kinds of copywriting: Attorneys aren’t the only ones who pay people to write content for them. Many other business owners who maintain websites or blogs as part of their marketing programs are looking for great writers to help them build copy or content, as well. You can choose to work as an independent contractor for a company that receives assignments from clients then makes them available to you or you can offer your services independently of any umbrella organization.
  • Business description writer: Online companies such as Craigslist often hire people to write business descriptions for their directories.
  • Book author: Have you always dreamed of writing a book? Why not try to make your dream come true by submitting a manuscript for review? If you’re searching for a credible publishing company, look no further: Click here.
  • Speech writer: A lot of people pay good money to have other people write speeches for them. Whether you delve into the political arena or corporate work or other speech-related industry, if you have a knack for helping someone put their thoughts to paper and getting their message across, this might be a style of writing you’d enjoy.
  • Social media account management: Do you love creating memes? Would you enjoy getting paid to share your witty thoughts with others? Would you love to “work” by posting motivational quotes, news headlines or various other topics and stories on Twitter, Instagram, GAB, MeWe, Parler or other social media sites? Many company owners would rather hire someone to manage their accounts than have to take time out of their busy schedules to keep up with it all themselves. This basically translates to: Get paid to hang out on social media!

While this list is by no means extensive, it includes some of the most common types of writing that can provide ways for you to earn income from home. Don’t shy away from a particular style because you have no experience with the topic. I knew little to nothing about personal injury law, medical malpractice or estate planning when I began working as a legal copywriter more than five years ago. You can learn as you go, and a good company will have resources available to help you.

Have you earned income through a different type of writing? Tell us about it in the comments!

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