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Top 10 Business Ideas For Writers

 

For people who have a knack for writing, you might very well be able to start a business out of it. There is a myriad of business opportunities that are mainly about writing.


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If you feel you have the passion and skills to write for a living, here are some business ideas that could be best suited for you

  • Novelist

You can engage in the traditional way of writing fictional or non-fictional novels. They may also appear in various book formats like short stories and series.

You can opt to work with a publishing company to offer your books either in soft or hard copies in exchange for royalties. Although authors and novelists may not be seen as small business owners, the fact that they are contracted, not hired by publishers and often retain ownership of at least part of what they produce qualifies them as business owners.

  • Copywriter

Many businesses these days are constantly on the lookout for freelancers to write online or print a copy for things like ads or User Interface copies. You can provide your writing services as a copywriter to help with this need from different businesses out there.

  • Social Media Manager

Being a writer does not necessarily mean you have to focus on drafting bulky content. Being able to write quick but effective social posts can also be a huge benefit. If that’s your speciality, you can offer your services to businesses as a social media manager

  • Content Marketer

Content marketing is also a popular avenue for businesses looking to grow their customer bases. So, you can start a business by creating content like blog posts, newsletters and videos for businesses.

  • Content Tutor

Or you could offer your services as a writing tutor to students or even professionals who need a bit of extra help honing their skills.


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  • Freelance Journalism/blogger

You can also offer your services as a freelance blogger or submit your work to print publications like magazines and newspapers for a fee per copy or other arrangements by your employer.

  • Proofreader/Editor

If writing large copies is not your thing, but reading through for details, you can try proofreading. However, being a proofreader still requires some writing skills. You can charge other writers to go over their work and then make accurate and necessary corrections.

  • Ghostwriting

Ghostwriting gives writers the opportunity to offer another kind of service on a freelance basis. But instead of submitting articles or other pieces under your own name, they can be published under another name.

  • Researcher

You could also use those research skills to help out other writers or publications early in the process. You can research particular topics and then put together reports or findings.

  • Transcriber

You can start a business, transcribing various verbal communications from meetings to lectures into print versions — for those who don’t have time to take extensive notes or who wish to offer a printed version to participants.

These, among many other ideas, can stand as a source of livelihood for many passionate writers out there. There are many ways to spread out your skill and make money beyond what you have ever imagined. You just need to think smart and have a great way of managing your schedules.

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