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How To Start A Home Based Writing Business

Aug 17, 2007
If you have a passion and flair for writing, you can well be on your way to starting your own home based writing business. The proliferation of the Internet and the variety of writing requirements by different businesses have created a burgeoning demand for good writing. This can be exploited most profitably and can become a source of real income for you.

Writing Opportunities
There are different types of writing requirements in today's business environment. You can opt to choose the one that suits your skills, interests, and temperament.

Resume Writing
This is a requirement that job seekers are always on the lookout for, since not everyone can create an effective resume on their own. A creative resume writer can help by making effective resumes that meet corporate requirements.

Copywriting
There is an ever-increasing demand for copy writing from ad agencies, non-profit agencies, and corporations. This is especially suitable for those with a flair for writing persuasively as clients always have products and services they want to sell.

Search Engine Optimized (SEO) Keyword Articles
This market has grown exponentially in the preceding two years. Businesses and cyber marketing firms have realized that to succeed they must maintain high levels of traffic on their website and also conversion rates from this traffic. They need to provide content that meets their customers' needs. SEO keyword article writers meet this requirement. They write articles replete with common phrases and word combinations linked to their business. Every time someone searches for these phrases, the article comes up and helps to route customers to the website.

Business Writing
This area generates a large volume of business. Corporations are required to regularly produce documents like annual reports, brochures, direct mailers, sales letters, and other such materials. They are always on the lookout for writers, who can undertake these assignments. This can be source of regular income for you.

E-book Writing and Publishing
You can well take on assignments in the realm of e-commerce by writing fiction and non-fiction e-books. An increasing number of people now prefer to buy literature on the net. You can cash in on this demand especially if you have an understanding of technology.

Freelance Writing
There is a huge volume of papers, periodicals, newsletters and e-zines that are being produced regularly. This generates demand for articles on a variety of topics. You can delve into this field if you have a flair for this type of writing.

Fortunately, there is help readily available when you finally decide to take the plunge into home-based writing. Lucy Parker, a successful home-based writer herself has written a very handy guide to help you establish a viable and successful home-based business. It contains a wealth of information on how to develop your business plan, including start-up costs, pricing, marketing, and sales. In fact anything that someone starting a home-based business is looking for. So go right ahead and with a bit of luck and plenty of hard work, you will be on the way to making a success of your business.
About the Author
David Gass is President of Business Credit Services, Inc. His company publishes a free weekly e-newsletter on Small Business Consulting at their web site http://www.smallbusinessconsulting.com.
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