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Work-at-Home Writing Jobs

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Writing is an extremely versatile profession. Online writing jobs run the gamut from freelancing for consumer magazines to self-publishing on the Internet. Freelancers often build a business over time, contantly networking to find new outlets, but regular online writing jobs are always welcome.

Online Writing Jobs

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Typically work-at-home writers and editors work as freelancers. However, some companies do hire telecommuting employees for writing jobs. These online writing jobs are mostly entry-level.

About.com

About.com contracts with more than 100 experts in many different fields. They write online content from home and are paid a minimum based on the number of articles they create. However, compensation increases with page view growth.

Allvoices

Writers are paid based on the performance of their "brand" or page views of the news content they write. Payment is based on page views and contributers are paid in minimum $100 increments.

ChaCha

Like a search engine but with live work-at-home guides answering the questions, ChaCha pays per answer, which it says averages out to $3-9 per hour.

Clickworker

Worldwide crowdsourcing company hires independent contractors for writing jobs as well as data entry, translation, and research. Pays on a per piece basis. Registration and an assessment are necessary before "clickworkers" can begin accepting tasks for payments.

CloudCrowd

Crowdsourcing company offers micro jobs in general writing, marketing writing, and editing (Chicago Manual of Style). Writers and editors sign up using Facebook. They must pass a series of assessment and build a credibility score to access each type of work, which each pay a small fee and possibly a bonus.

Demand Studios

Demand Studios accepts applicants with writing, editing and filmmaking skills. They are assigned to produce made-for-the-Internet content that appear on sites like eHow.com, LIVESTRONG.COM and dozens more sites. Writers are paid both on a flat fee and revenue sharing basis.

Examiner.com

Writing jobs at Examiner.com are for writers with insights and knowledge about local events and communities in topics ranging from sports and parenting to food and green living. Pay is based on the size of your readership.

Families.com

Pays bloggers (with a cultural background from the U.S., Canada, Australia or UK) $4 per 300-word blog for posts about family life and other subjects.

Indeed.com

Search Indeed.com for "freelance writer."

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