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Thursday Thirteen - 13 Home Based Writing Businesses

by Mary Emma Allen on July 3rd, 2008



Since we’re focusing on home based writing and publishing businesses throughout July, I’ll mention 13 types you could consider.  Of course, there are others.

Sometimes you may combine a variety of them, as I have done.  Or you may do solely one type of writing if it will being in the necessary income.

Some of these businesses you’ll operate entirely from your home.  Others will involve traveling and research that can take you some distance from home.  Or you might write for a business/newspaper that involves your reporting to the office in person weekly.  Either way, you’ll be freelance, operating your own business.

  1. Travel writing
  2. Copy Editing
  3. Column writing
  4. Blogging
  5. News Reporter (yes, many of these are freelance)
  6. Ghost writing
  7. Compiling and editing anthologies
  8. Web site design and writing
  9. Newsletter production (print or online) for businesses
  10. PR writing for businesses
  11. Educational writing
  12. Publishing print and e-books
  13. Publishing a magazine or e-zine

What do you do as a home based writing business?  Share with us.

(c)2008 Mary Emma Allen

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13 opinions for Thursday Thirteen - 13 Home Based Writing Businesses

  • Anne Wayman
    Jul 3, 2008 at 5:41 am

    Commercial or corporate writing for corporations is a big one… see Peter Bowerman’s book which I reviewed at:

    good list… so writing all July, I’ll keep checking back ;)

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  • Miranda
    Jul 3, 2008 at 6:26 am

    I do mostly blogging, with some reporting thrown in for news Web sites and a column for my local newspaper.

    Love the list!

  • Anjeeta
    Jul 3, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    I seem to have found a niche as a travel writer and blogger about travel though I have written on real estate and education as well.Would love to do more like Grant Writing.

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  • Roberta Rosenberg
    Jul 4, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Hi, I’ve been a home-based direct response marketing copywriter for 21 years … I’d also add resume writing to the list!

  • Lindsay
    Jul 7, 2008 at 12:54 am

    I guess you can put me down for blogging. That makes up about half my income these days. The rest comes from non-blog websites that are based around niche articles in the home and garden area. Well, mostly home… gardening is for people who go outside. ;)

  • Mary Emma Allen
    Jul 7, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Thanks for stopping by Home Biz Notes, Lindsay, and sharing with us what you do for writing. It’s interesting that so many writers are finding the Internet a more lucrative means of earning a writing income than in the print world nowadays. We have to be willing to embrace change if we are from the print world. Also, some writers nowadays have started out on the Internet.

  • Mary Emma Allen
    Jul 7, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Thanks you, Roberta, for stopping by and letting us know about the type of writing you do. Copywriting and resume writing often area areas that writers don’t think about.

  • Mary Emma Allen
    Jul 7, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Thanks, Anjeeta, for sharing your multiple writing interests - travel writing, real estate and education. And you’d like to know more about Grant writing. Perhaps someone who does grant writing can let us know about resources for it.

    Incidentally, I had a stint into real estate writing many years ago. I wrote ads for a local real estate office and filled in as secretary one day a week.

  • Mary Emma Allen
    Jul 7, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Thanks for sharing, Miranda. You have a varied writing career, blogging, news writing, and column writing. What is your column about?

    I’ve enjoyed column writing for many years on various topics. My first column…and current one…is “Country Kitchen” for print newspapers. However, one of them is posting online as well.

  • Mary Emma Allen
    Jul 7, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Anne, yes, corporate or business writing often pays better than many other writing opportunities. Thanks for reminding us of this.

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