Work from Home to Subsidize Your Writing Habit

These great work from home job ideas can give you more time to focus on writing and polishing your ebook and getting it published.

EditionGuard

August 12, 2020

If you're an indie author who wants to spend more time honing your craft and focusing on your projects, one of the best ways to do that is by finding a work from home job. Work from home jobs give you more flexibility to work on your book when inspiration hits, and you can even find work in a related field that helps you build your skills.

Copywriter or Content Writer

There are hundreds of companies that need solid writers to write content for their websites and blogs. In some positions, you can work directly with clients who hire you to write for them; in others, you can work for an agency that assigns you writing for their clients. Working for yourself takes more effort, since you have to market your expertise, whereas writing for a media company or content marketing agency allows you to simply write, submit assignments, and get paid.

Consider these agencies:

ContentFly

Contently

Skyword

Writers.Work

Proofreader or Editor

Nothing improves your writing better than proofreading and editing other people's content. You need to have a certain level of skill to these jobs, but if you have the skills, this can be a highly paid work from home option that keeps you thinking about the construction of language day in and day out. Looking for work at home proofreading jobs? Try:

Lionbridge

Proofreadingservices.com

Scribbr

Transcription

Invest in some equipment and improve your typing speed by working in transcription. While most of this work is in the medical field and required medical terminology education or certification, there are other forms of transcription available as well. It's a great way to improve your speed on the keyboard, and easy to pause if you get a great idea for your own book. Look for jobs with:

TranscribeMe!

3PlayMedia

Net Transcripts

In addition to making money while you work from home, cutting out commute time and costs of working outside the home (gas, professional clothing, daycare costs, meals out, etc) can save you money that you can invest in marketing your ebook.

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