Thursday, March 06, 2008

10 Telecommuting Jobs (Careers that let you work from home)

I ran across an article on CareerBuilder entitled 10 Jobs That Let You Work From Home (see link below) that inspired to day's post.

How Getting Engaged Led to a Telecommuting Career after 23 Years

I was talking to a girlfriend of mine who lives in New York City yesterday. We first met at the legal publishing firm where we she still works in 1987. She's getting married next year and will be moving to South Carolina.

As she's been with the company for something like 22 or 23 years, I asked her, "What are you going to do for work when you get married and move down south (all us good girls eventually come back to the south!)."

She said, "Oh, I've already talked to my supervisor about working from home/telecommuting."

I said, "They're gonna let you do that?"

She said, "You remember K who used to work here? Well, she got engaged last year and her fiance's job moved him to Texas. She went with him and she's telecommuting."

I know three more women from the company (two who got married) and one who just wanted to, who telecommute as well. So, it probably going to work out for her. One lives in DC, one in New Jersey and another in New York City.

Freelancing, Outsourcing & Telecommuting are on the Rise

To give some background, this company has always outsourced work. In fact, it's how my company, Inkwell Editorial, began. You can read the entire story in the ebook, In Business: From Startup to Success! My girlfriend told me that in recent years, they have made cuts and are outsourcing a lot more work to India (outsourcing used to be done locally and on a small scale).

As a matter of fact, another one of my close girlfriends who worked at the same company was downsized last year out of her middle management job after 15 years due to these cuts.

This is a large legal publisher who was bought several years ago by an even larger publishing conglomerate. My point in telling you all of this is that companies are more willing than ever to offer telecommuting options. And, they are relying on outsource options evermore as well.

Hence, if you see a company that offers telecommuting options, that's a good one to apply to as a freelancer. For more info on telecommuting careers, see the aforementioned article on, 10 Jobs That Let You Work From Home.

Two New Moneymaking Freelance Writing Ebooks

FYI, I'm about 25% finished with the newest ebook from Inkwell Editorial entitled How to Find Unpublished Freelance Writing Jobs. I manage to stay pretty busy as a freelance writer. Part of that is due to the fact that I seek out assignments in unfamiliar ways. This ebook will address how to go about doing that so that your pipeline is practically always full.

I will be releasing two new ebooks within the next couple of weeks; the aforementioned one, and I'm putting the finishing touches on How to Start a Popular, Profitable Freelance Writing Blog, the ebook I discussed in the latest issue of Inkwell Editorial's newsletter. Want a copy? Subscribe to read the most recent issue, and all previous issues.

Today's Freelance Writing Jobs / SEO Writing Jobs
Note about job listings:
I list positions that offer immediate work – and future work. Keeping your pipeline full requires taking a long-range approach and thinking out of the box (eg, sending in your credentials to FT postings). That's why explanations are given w/some listings.

Technical Writer


Copywiter Needed For Print Ads & Marketing

Web Content Writer with Emphasis on SEO

SEO Writer

Internet Content Editor (it's good to have your resume on file with firms like this; trust me, they keep them around and call in a pinch!)

Web Content Writer- Financial (from the same company as the job above, which means that they have more than a few clients who are seeking writing talent; again, good to have your credentials on file with them)

Web Content Writer (they outright say they support "your freelance or full-time job search needs;" so, get your info to them!)

Freelance Writing Jobs from the Public Request Section of (Read more about this here)

Title: Do it yourself Computer Videos
Description: Looking for videos to help my visitors \'do it yourself\' This can be animated or real life. Require full rights, and willing to give credit in \'credits\'
Price: $10-20
Article amount: 1-20
Content length: 500+
Subjects: Building a computer Install a Motherboard Install a CPU Install Memory Install a Video Card(May include SLI/Crossfire) Installing XP Home/Pro Installing Vista basic/Premium/business/ultimate A goal of 4-10 minutes for each video should be the guideline.

Title: The difference between JPG and RAW
Description: I need an article writing explaining in great detail what the difference is between JPG and RAW in a camera, along with the benefits of shooting in RAW. It needs to explain very briefly that there ARE advantages to shooting in JPG, but that the benefits of RAW are far better, along with why. The style of the article needs to be light-hearted, but factual and interesting, written in the style of
Price: $50-100
Article amount: 1
Content length: 900-1200
Subjects: Photography / JPG+RAW
Notes: I need full rights for this article; Be willing to negotiate, because I am.

Hope everyone is having a fulfilling Thursday. I'm already so behind on projects, it's a shame!

Yuwanda Black, Publisher
How to Start a Successful Freelance Writing Career Newsletter
P.S: Notice jobs with "SEO" in the title? Want to learn how to make at least $250/day writing simple 500-word SEO articles? Read how here.
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Dreamer girl said...

I am a teacher who really enjoys writing. Many times I just have an experience and I end up writing something that I really like. My writing is based more on personal experiences more like opinion articles. Do you have suggestions on how I can try to get my work out there? I am looking for jobs that I can do on the side. Thanks so much for any advice that you can give me.

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