Online Home Business Ideas For The Budding Writer

Without a doubt, writing is one of the most valuable and sought after skills by both offline and online businesses. Think about how often you see written materials - everything from screenplays, to books, to news articles, to sales pages, to reports, and resumes - just to name a few.

While most people can write, only a small fraction of those people can write effectively. Depending on the kind of writing it is, how you write, and how you communicate through words is different - a novel writer does not use the same approach to writing as a copywriter does when writing a sales page, for example.

Below is a list of 13 home business ideas for the budding writers amongst you.

Blogging - Possibly the mother of all writing home business ideas, blogging is basically writing informative articles, humorous commentary, your opinion, product reviews, posting photos and videos, and anything else you can think to write about day after day after day. Blogging can be monetized using paid advertizing, affiliate promotions, CPA advertising, selling advertising space on the website, building a list, or by promoting your products and services directly.

Report Writer - There is a never-ending demand for high quality accurate reports - businesses use them to communicate to their clients, and marketers use them to attract subscribers to their mailing lists as just two examples. Being an expert in a field allows you to write with authority, and vice-versa writing quality reports helps to brand you as an expert in your field.

You can get writing jobs and get paid to write specific reports, or write reports on popular topics and sell the resell rights to other marketers and businesses, or write reports as a lead into your mailing list or to promote your own products and services.

Product Creator - much like report writing, you can create complete products in written format - training guides and manuals spring instantly to mind. In the online home business market there are hundreds of topics people are eager to learn more about such as how to write compelling content for their reports, websites, and sales pages and letters, to how to drive traffic to their websites and offers, how to attract more business leads, how to write an effective email autoresponder sequence, and so on.

Resume Writing Services - Anyone can write a good resume, but not everyone can write a great resume. There are professional services getting paid a lot of money to write tailored resumes for specific job applications and in certain industries. If you have experience in writing good resumes, this might be something to consider.

Product Reviewer - Many companies actually hire professional independent product reviewers to look at new products and trial new services. the goal is typically twofold - get feedback on the product or service with an eye towards further improvements, and also to act as positive reviews to share with potential customers.

You can also earn a living reviewing products and posting the reviews to your website, and monetizing the pages with links to the products that earned a favorable review. Be careful not to give every single item you review a positive review, be honest and only promote products worthy of it.

Copyediting. This is where fact checking takes place, and where grammatical, stylistic and typographical errors are caught.

Proofreading. This is the last stop for a "finished" piece. The proofreader makes sure the copyediting changes have been properly made and no new errors are created in the process.

Developmental Editing. A developmental editor works with a manuscript on big-picture things like organization and content issues.

Book Doctoring. This is an editorial service provided for manuscripts written by experts. They create a manuscript as best they can and then a book doctor puts it into publishable shape.

Ghost Writing. As a ghost writer, you actually do the research and write the book and someone else's name is attached as the author. This is similar to report writing or product creation but typically on a larger scale.

Copywriting. This is the art of selling with words. Copywriting primarily applies to sales letters and sales pages, but also includes scripting sales videos and sometimes shorter punchy articles and reports. Copywriting uses influence and psychological triggers to ethically compel people to buy your products or services.

Magazine Article Writing. Magazines and newspapers are a great way to get your writing published before tackling the daunting task of writing a whole book. You can submit your content to both offline paper magazines and online publications.

Web Page Content Provider. Providing content for a web site is a good way to make some money writing - this is a catch-all for any kind of content not included above - it may be a short story, an opinion on a trending topic, an industry review and so on.

One way you can really use to explode any business with writing is that of content syndication - now i'm not talking about writing articles and submitting them to article directories, or republishing your articles as pdf documents and submitting them to document sharing sites (although both of these have their place in promoting your online home business website) - but in this case i am talking about true syndication.

As you build your business you will gather up a list of websites that are more than happy to republish your work with full attribution to you - and this can include print magazine, online ezines, newsletters, popular blogs and other places that already have an establish audience.

Getting your content in front of these readers can send you massive amounts of traffic to your website and earn you a stellar reputation as an expert in your field. this all adds up to more subscribers to your own newsletter, and ultimately more sales of your product or service.