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5 Home-Based Business Ideas for Writers
Turn your passion for writing into a home-based business .

Author:
Franchise Finder

Are you an enthusiastic writer that just loves to put your thoughts and feelings on paper? Do you long to be able to make a living out of this passion? Well, you can! Many writers have turned their skill and passion for writing into a profitable home-based business. Let’s take a look at some of the potential areas where you could generate an income.

1. SEO article writing and content writing:
Many web based businesses and web design companies require freelance writers to take on some of the work load when it comes to compiling content for new client’s websites, updating content on existing client’s websites and writing keyword rich articles on topics that are closely related to the businesses which they run. Article writing for the purpose of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is fast becoming a fantastic way of ensuring added exposure for a client’s business online. You can earn valuable part time income by providing these services.

2. Create Hub Pages or Lenses for clients and charge a service fee:
Hub / Lens pages are a great way for a business to gain exposure online and do some social networking at the same time. Once you have a few clients you can easily create these pages for each client. A hub/lens page is similar to a website and needs to be created by submitting a conversational article on products and services that your clients might provide (and know a lot about). Links are then created from the article to the client’s website. While this type of work has an great SEO function, it is also a great way to earn some extra income and let your creative writing juices flow. For more on this type of writing you can visit www.hubpages.com and www.squidoo.com.

3. Create a community newspaper & offer advertising opportunities:
Being the creative editor of your own community inspired newspaper can be great fun as well as a lucrative home-based business for a writer. Most people are very interested in what is happening in their area and even if you do not charge to distribute your newspaper to the neighbourhood, you can earn valuable income on offering advertising space. Writing and featuring interesting articles and news on the area will create interest and awareness of your newspaper and hence a greater demand for advertising space and wider distribution.

4. Resume writing:
Having a skill for writing and being able to word things clearly can be just what you need to start a home-based resume writing business. Putting together an effective curriculum vitae or resume is quite a challenging task for many people. While the information is readily available to them, they might require assistance with writing their motivational letter and laying out all their information correctly. This is where you could offer your writing services and charge accordingly. By offering your services to assist people piece together their resumes or CV’s, you could have a great part-time, home-based business.

5. Business plan writing:
Writers
who are business savvy will find writing professional business plans a dream! Many people actually struggle to piece their business plan together and often seek out the assistance of someone who has some background in the field or who has effectively researched this type of writing. Writing business plans is a professional service and you will be able to charge a decent service fee for this.

While earning a living from writing is the dream of many writers, some simply lack the drive and motivation to get started. Don’t be held back by your fears, take that step and allow your passion for writing to develop into something that can create an income for you.

Author: Franchise Finder, Online Directory of Franchises and Business Opportunities in South Africa

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