alternategigs1 (1).jpgIf you’re looking to start a new career or perhaps make some extra cash on the side, here is a list of eight unconventional job opportunities for the writing-savvy. There are some you may not even realize you’re qualified for, such as a youth writing instructor.

Take freelancer writer Ellen Engelke, for example, who saw that her town was looking for a literary arts teacher for children. With just her resume, a writing sample and an outline of a curriculum, Engelke was able to secure the gig without any previous teaching experience. Now she teaches several eight-week classes, which meet once a week for a few hours per class. But, she also has a lot of free time to do other things, like freelance work. ”It is really fun,” she said. “I have students who are really loyal and they come back over and over.”

For the complete list of job opportunities and how writers landed them, read Great Side Gigs for Journalists and Writers.

Andrea Hackett

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