I started off in my career with creative writing jobs. It wasn’t easy at first, but it was the perfect work for the introvert, which is me.
Writing online is wonderful, but it’s not something that just falls in your lap. Hey, I just wanted to put that out there before I shared anything else. When you start writing online, you can get lost easily. Unlike when I started, there are so many options, it can make your head spin.
That’s because all over the internet, you will find millions of writing jobs. The thing is, there are so many people looking for a magical opportunity.
Here’s the key: you must make yourself stand out, and as an introvert, it may not be easy for you. Don’t fret, the good news is, it’s probably more comfortable than hitting the pavement looking for work. Oh, and did I mention how creative writing can be?
Creative writing jobs
Introverts do feel more comfortable, for the most part, working online. You don’t have to face your employer in a physical setting. Communication is still key, but the communication doesn’t really require a dress code. Unless, of course, you’re interviewing for a writer’s job on Zoom or some other video platform, but it’s not as common as emails or calls.
But for now, let’s look at several creative writing jobs that are perfect for the introvert.
I’m going to start here because I love this type of creative writing. Yes, blogging can be both formal and casual, depending on the client. As far as jobs go, being able to sit down in your own home and create an interesting and engaging blog post is just heaven.
In some situations, you can work in your pajamas, especially when video calls aren’t required. Blogging is comfortable, but it is also authoritative, so you get to enjoy what you do while sharing facts and helping people. I think my favorite part has always been helping people through words.
2. Content creation
Another creative way to share your words is through content creation. There are many websites that go through updating phases for different reasons. They either get tired of their usual look, or they need a new layout to draw in more customers.
If you have a little marketing in your background, you can help site owners revamp their site and promote what they’re selling at the same time. While content creation was always a bit more difficult for me, it might be right up your alley as an imaginative introvert.
3. An author
If you really want to be creative, why not go all out and write a book. Now, I’m going to be absolutely honest with you, writing a book is a long process that takes many avenues of creation. But no matter how difficult it may be, getting those ideas out of your head will help you focus on even more ideas.
Becoming an author gets a bit easier all the time, and it seems like so many people are doing this. But if you want to be creative and make money at it too, you’ll have to take your time with this one.
If writing a full-scale book is not for you, then maybe an anthology or book of poetry would be better. I started out writing poetry, long before the internet became popular. I filled notebooks with poetry and even wrote a couple of short stories.
If you’re introverted, writing poetry or short story anthologies gives you the author role, but doesn’t require as much long-term work as far as the writing. If you wish to publish, you will have to decide to submit, self-publish, or something hybrid. Either way, remember, you’re doing what you love to do, and you don’t have to be around people to do it.
Some people can actually make on and off careers by entering writing contests. While this isn’t steady work, it can fill a few gaps when in need, and some of these competitions pay well.
There are so many writing contests on the internet that you can try, some with entry fees, and some totally free to submissions. The prizes range from a few hundred to a few thousand, so it’s not really too shabby.
Some writers are building a presence interviewing other writers. They also provide promotional services to help gain views, reviews, and followers. I recently volunteered to do an interview in exchange for promoting a website. In these cases, it’s a win/win situation.
The interviews can be as creative as you want, as long as you and the writer are in agreement about the content. You can also get leave links to your other writing, and you get to blast your name. Us writers understand the importance of bylines.
7. Product descriptions
A few years back, I landed a job with a small handbag and accessory online business. My position was writing fun and interesting descriptions of all the products. A few years before that, I even did a little work writing descriptions for costume party clothing.
Both of these jobs allowed me the freedom to be creative and descriptive while promoting each product. The company selling the costume clothing even wanted the descriptions to be humorous. So, if you’re an introvert and you land a job like this, you will love how it provides an outlet to be yourself.
8. Magazine articles
These are some of the most difficult creative writing jobs to land, in my opinion. However, they pay really well. You can find article writing jobs for magazines in your local area or online as well. Considering there are so many different types of magazines around, you can find one that suits your interests.
For example, there are many art magazines looking for articles on artists and their work. Likewise, you can find magazines about mechanics. You’d probably be surprised by how many different magazines need writers.
Being creative is natural to the introvert
I’ve come to realize that part of the reason I like being alone so much is that I have an imagination. I love to paint, tend my garden, and absolutely love to write. And I never really get bored because I always have a head full of ideas. Trust me, I’m not bragging. It can be torturous at times.
So, if you’re introverted like me, and you love to write, maybe you can dabble with a few of these suggestions. Just remember, like any other job, writing takes work. But once you’ve found your place in the writing world, there will be a network that will keep you moving forward.
Introverts unite, creative writing jobs are plentiful. We’ve just got to get out there and leave an imprint so the work will come to us.
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