In the first part of this article, I spoke about the following online writing jobs:-
- Web Content
- Blog Posts
- Press Releases
- Sales Pages
There are several other kinds of online writing jobs that are available, though they may not be as popular as these ones. Here is a list of them.
EBooks, or electronic books, are online documents that carry detailed information on a particular subject. They are usually quite long, some of them may run to hundreds of pages, and are written just like a book. They will need to have a foreword, a contents page and a postword. Everything will need to be divided into chapters. To write an eBook, you will need to have a lot of knowledge on the subject and should have an aptitude to teaching. Since this is voluminous work, you are paid highly as well.
Reports and Technical Writing
Again this is something that requires a lot of knowledge on the subject. These are things that professionals in the particular field will refer to. You have to be ready for questions and clarifications as well. Even the people who have such writing assignments will usually be experts in the subject. So, when you are writing, your work will be very closely scrutinized. Again, the pay is high.
You can take up these very simple jobs too. Research a particular product on the Internet and find out more about them. Then, form an opinion about the product and fill out a survey form. This is not much writing, but you will have to have an opinion. Pay is generally good, but you won’t find a lot of these jobs going around.
Some websites that are based on quizzes will constantly have a demand for these as well. One example is ExpertRating.com where you can apply directly. Pay is not very high for preparing quizzes, at least not commensurate with the kind of knowledge and work input you are providing, but if you have a penchant for asking trick questions, then this could be the right thing for you.
You may be asked to write these as well. The description is usually for the website of the product or for an online store where it will be sold such as Amazon or eBay. It is a good idea to check out these places first and see how other products are described and then follow the pattern.
Many people who buy products online first read their reviews and try to get and know the products better. This is where the requirement for writing reviews stems from. You can have an opinion here and most people won’t mind if you write negative reviews as well. Pay is adequate, not as good as for writing technical stuff or reports.
So, here they are… the different kinds of online writing jobs that you can find. Look at them closely and see what you would like to do.