Assignments for Home-Based Writers

From the book – How to Start a Home-Based Writing Business by Lucy V. Parker, these are sixty key assignments for home-based writers:

  • Advertising copy
  • Anniversary materials for corporations, organizations, institutions, municipalities
  • Annual reports
  • Articles for employee magazines
  • Articles for single-sponsor magazines
  • Articles for trade journals and small magazines
  • Brochures
  • Calendars
  • Capability brochures
  • Catalogues and product sheets
  • CD-ROM/ Interactive media writing
  • City and newcomer guides
  • Collateral materials
  • Conference and trade show materials
  • Consultation
  • Contributing editor assignments
  • Critical reviewing
  • Direct-mail packages
  • Directories
  • Editing
  • Employee benefit materials
  • Environmental materials
  • Family histories and genealogies
  • Flyers
  • Fund-raising materials
  • Ghost writing and collaboration
  • Greeting card writing
  • Indexing
  • Industry-specific writing
  • Instructional materials
  • Investor-relations materials.
  • Letter writing
  • Manuals
  • Menu writing
  • New product regulatory writing
  • Newsletters
  • Newspaper feature writing, reporting and stringing
  • Packaging design and copy
  • Policies and procedures writing
  • Political campaign writing
  • Press releases and press kits
  • Proofreading
  • Proposals
  • Public relations services and materials
  • Radio and TV ads and promotions
  • Researching
  • Restaurant reviewing and writing
  • Resume writing
  • Retail and mall promotions
  • Sales presentations
  • Scripts and storyboards
  • Speeches
  • Sports materials and services
  • Teaching writing
  • Technical writing
  • Telemarketing scripts
  • Transcripts and other forms of word processing
  • Translations
  • Travel writing
  • Website content providing

Go through the list and pick out which you like to do, could do more of, or could learn to do. It’s a great list. Find a copy of the book for more information about any of the assignments above.

You can also look up information about being a virtual assistant. I know some writers/ web designers/ virtual assistants – people who are leaving their options open and learning a lot of new skills. The key is to find your niche, the area(s) where you can flourish and grow and really love what you’re doing.

eListas

eListas, The Most Complete Mailing Lists, Groups and Newsletters System on the Net

I’m not seeing the magic word… free. But, I need to be up early tomorrow so I can’t stay to continue looking.

I’d like to see what lists are here. Any ASCII art, road trippers, day trippers, ex candy stripers, pixel art types, writers even? There are always writers. We come in packages of 50.

Absynthe Muse

Absynthe Muse

Apply to be a mentor for a young adult who wants to write. I don’t think it’s all professional writers or writing. Some just want to write better and don’t have goals for publication. At least that’s my impression from reading another page of the site.

ClickNwork

http://www.clicknwork.com/

We currently need good writers for our newsletter sites that are growing rapidly. At the moment (January 2011) we have six active sites each of which has a number of newsletters and our writers daily prepare summaries that are sent to a range of clients to help keep them up to date with important business developments.

It’s interesting but before I sign up I’d like to hear from others who are involved. How has it been working for them.

Addendum: The site may be abandoned. The section for writers seems to have been forgotten since 2011.