Online Job Platforms for Writers and Editors

We live in an ever-increasing online world, connected at all times and able to access nearly anything imaginable with a few clicks. This world has opened up an incredible opportunity for many to forego the traditional 9 to 5 desk job, and instead choose to work from home.

Whether it's because there are children at home to take care of, or just because they would prefer to stay in their pjs all day, writers and editors are taking advantage of this opportunity and earning a great living from the comfort of their own home.

Here are just some of the available jobs that writers can expect to find online:

1. Blogger

If you're an expert in a certain field, this should be an easy enough gig. Writing blogs is an easy, more casual and conversational way of writing. If there's a topic you've got lots of experience in, or something you just love, this is a great chance to talk about something you enjoy, while making money. You'll also be getting great exposure for yourself to gain further work.

2. Freelancing Websites

If you're open to taking different types of writing jobs, a freelancing platform is a great place to search for gigs. Jobs are posted for you to browse and apply. If you're awarded the job, you'll complete it and get paid - can't be much easier than that!

3. Card Creator

If you're great at putting together short quips, jokes or warm sentimental notes, greeting card writing may be right up your alley. You could be earning up to $50 for each idea you can generate, depending on which card company you work with.

4. Helpful Tips and Short Stories

Got some great advice you want to dole out, or just a creative story or poem you'd love to share with the world? Submit your work to a number of print and online magazines, who are always looking for great content. You'll only be paid if your submission is published, but if you're creating helpful or engaging content, you shouldn't have a problem.

5. Online Writer Job Posting Boards

Experts in certain fields can have great luck finding jobs in their field through various job boards. Whether you're looking for smaller jobs occasionally or you are doing full time hours, you can narrow down the jobs you're most qualified for using these types of boards.

6. Recipe Writer

While you aren't likely to entirely replace your income by writing recipes, you certainly can supplement it, so you have a little extra in the bank to enjoy a few perks. If you have some great recipes and don't mind sharing them, there are several places you should try out.

7. Resume Writer

If you've got a knack for persuasive writing, and could sell ice to a polar bear, you may want to try your hand at resume writing. Catching embarrassing mistakes on a resume and turning bland copy into a great personal sales pitch could earn you great cash.

8. Revenue Sharing Websites

With revenue sharing sites, you contribute content to the site and in return you make a percentage of the advertising revenue generated from your content. Each site does it a little differently; some offer base pay, while others are strictly based on how much traffic or how many clicks your content receives. Personally, I’ve never tried to make money this way, but here’s some success tips from Carol Tice.

9. Romantic Writer

Got a scandalously steamy idea for a racy novel? Get that idea from inside your dirty mind and into written format, and it could pay off.  

10. Travel and write

There are different ways of getting paid for your written work in the world of travel. Although you can find paid opportunities, most travel writing pays in free perks – travel, food and lodging. But, if you're an avid traveler, what better way to see the world than for free?

Opportunities are abound online. Put your talents to work and earn a great income, all from the comfort of your home, in your slippers and jammies.