5 Part-Time Jobs for Writers

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Since many of you are searching for work from home writing jobs for beginners and easiest ways to begin a writing career, what doesn’t comes as a surprise knowing that it has never been easier to make money writing, we compiled a list of 5 part-time jobs for writers — just in case you don’t want to quit your day job quite yet.

We can all agree that between fulfilling family responsibilities, your day job and everyday pressures of life, there isn’t much time left for “extracurricular” activities, right? That’s why we felt the urge to help you earn some extra cash or even to make a career change. You just have to remember, that it’s never too late, and once you figure out how to overcome the biggest obstacle (your mind), the success is just around the corner. The best part is that, at first, writing can be just a part-time job, but eventually, it can even replace your day job. That’s the beauty of it; every job listed below can be both full-time and part-time job.

Part-Time Jobs for Writers


Now, when we cleared that out, let’s see what it takes to become a writer. First, you have to recognize your abilities, skills, and knowledge. Next, put on paper your expectations. While searching for a part-time job, you have to be persistent, patient, and above all hardworking. Also, confidence plays a great role. The success (read: money) doesn’t come overnight. Usually, the process of applying to any of writing jobs starts with (unsurprisingly) putting your writing skills to test. After completing your writing resume, where you should summarize your strengths, the next step is to create a portfolio to showcase your published work. In case you’re starting from scratch, a motivational letter is a way to go. The final step is to send in your job application or to finally get online by starting a blog or by creating a profile on one of the freelance platforms.

One of the great examples of the hiring process is the one we found on CustomWritings, where applicants have to pass a number of tests to prove a good command of English, as well as to possess academic writing skills and be able to deliver an order on a given topic quickly. So, working for an academic writing service such as CustomWritings is definitely something you should consider when thinking about applying for part-time writing jobs. Moreover, writing custom written essays, research papers or high school, college or university level assignments is definitely one of the best part time writing jobs for students. After all, it’s what they know (do) the best, right?

But now, let’s get back to our list of part-time jobs for writers. The idea was to research writing jobs market in different parts of the word to get the big picture when it comes to the most in-demand writing jobs. So, we started with the UK and Indeed provided us with some great suggestions. The same goes for the US market. After figuring out what’s “hot” in Europe and the USA, we decided to move East. The next stop was India, and Naukri.com was definitely of great help. Moreover, our list will help you finding part time writing jobs from home because we sought help from Upwork as well. That’s why your dreams about freelance writing work from home can, and will become a reality. We concluded our research with Linkedin’s and Glassdoor’s suggestions. What we come up with was a large collection of the most in-demand writing jobs. So, we singled out those marked as part-time jobs and chose 5 most mentioned ones. The final ranking is made according to the median hourly wage retrieved from PayScale. The most paid part-time writing job deserved the first place on our list of part-time jobs for writers.

5. Content Writing Job

Median hourly wage: $16,87

So, if you are interested in how to start content writing, then we should probably start with a content writing job description. The most important thing for creative writers is never to stop learning because the range of topics they have to cover is vast. However, there are few things of utmost importance, which you must know before you start. The first is an understanding of the major search engines and what exactly people are interested, in other words, what are they searching for on the Internet. Basically, your job is to provide the answers. So, once you learn more about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and keyword research and placement, put in use your writing skills and you can apply for jobs such as writing product descriptions and blog posts. At least in the beginning. Later on, when you gain some experience, you’re going to be able to write eBooks, case studies, news articles, etc. The second important thing is to learn some new skills by taking content writing courses as well as to check out some of the content writing examples, which will provide you with tips and tools you can use to improve your writing. Also, be sure to write catchy first paragraphs and to start articles with compelling opening lines in order to capture your reader’s attention.

Part-Time Jobs for Writers


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