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6 Creative Jobs to Earn Money Online

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If you’ve always dreamed of using your creativity to earn money, now is the time. 

The world is in flux. Major changes are being made everywhere in all facets of life. Making a positive career change is going to be easier now than in the past. 

If you’re a creative person, you should know that there are plenty of ways you can earn money online with your creativity. Whether you’ve lost your job and need a new source of income or you want to start earning some money on the side to give yourself a financial cushion for the future, there are several ways that you can earn money with your creativity.

The time has arrived to follow your dreams and earn money with your creativity.  Here are 6 creative jobs to earn money online. 

6 Creative Jobs to Earn Money Online

Freelance Writer

If you’ve always dreamed of writing for a living, now is the time to follow that dream. Whether you already have some writing experience or writing has been thus far just a dream, you can use this major shift in our world to become the writer you’ve always wanted to be.

As a freelance writer you can write a wide range of content such as:

blog posts
magazine articles
sales pages
technical content

If you’ve never earned money as a writer before, the Step-by-Step Guide to Freelance Writing Success ebook will tell you how to do it.

There are many paid writing opportunities all over the internet on places such as the Pro Blogger job board here, Freelance Writing Gigs here, LinkedIn Jobs as well as traditional job search sites. 

Etsy Shop Owner

If you’re good at making crafts, jewelry, clothing and other creative items, you can earn money with an Etsy shop.

With your Etsy shop you can sell a variety of products such as:

wedding products
home decor

You can open a shop, create what you create, and start selling, or you can learn a bit about how to do it first. You’ll learn how you can start selling items on Etsy here.

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If you already have a blog, now you have time – and a very good reason – to monetize it. If you don’t have a blog but you do know how to write and are fairly good at techy stuff, now is a great time to start one.

There are a wide variety of blogging niches out there. If you’re not interested in one of the common niches, you can create your own as I did when I decided to blog about freelancing.

Free ebook for freelancers, The Recession-Proof Freelancer by Carol Tice

Some popular blogging niches include:


There are different ways to learn how to blog. You can read the 11 things I’ve personally learned during 11 years of blogging. You can also teach yourself, you can buy a book on how to start blogging, you can start networking with other bloggers and ask them for advice, or you can take an online blogging course.

I personally learned how to blog a long time ago by reading an ebook. I don’t believe that ebook exists any longer, but the very successful blogger, Matt Kepnes, who wrote it now has a popular online course which teaches you how to create a travel blog right here.

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Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistant may not sound like a creative job, but it definitely can be. Virtual assistants are freelancers who do one or more type of work for one or more businesses, large or small.

Many of the types of jobs that virtual assistants perform are creative such as:

creating website pages
creating promotions and giveaways
creating graphics
handling Pinterest accounts
editing blog posts
editing photos
designing banners, headers and logos

There is a high demand for virtual assistants in the world today. You can learn about how to work from home as a freelance virtual assistant here.

You can get 10 free resources on many different aspects of working as a virtual assistant here.

You can look for work as a freelance virtual assistant on job search sites dedicated to this field such as Virtual Assistant Jobs here as well as general job search sites such as Fiverr, Upwork and Indeed.

Online Course Creator

Have you ever taken an online course? These are a super popular way to learn about pretty much anything in the world, from working online to buying a house to sewing a pair of pants.

There are thousands and thousands of online courses out there. This is good because it shows that the people creating them are succeeding in earning income from them. It also means that if you want to create and sell your own, there is a lot of competition. 

Creating an online course is still a good idea, and now is a great time to jump into these waters. 

You can create an online course with sites such as Udemy and Ruzuku.

You can take an online course to learn how to create an online course right here.

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Graphic Designer

Graphic designers communicate information through artwork and photography and create a wide variety of products like:

marketing material
magazine layouts

Most graphic designers have university degrees, but many do not. Graphic design online courses are available here with Udemy, which will teach you various aspects of how to earn money doing graphic design work.

You can find freelance design work on a job search site dedicated to designers called Design Crowd here, as well as general job search sites such as Fiverr, Upwork and Indeed.

It is time to let your creative side shine. Dive in with one of these creative jobs so you can start earning money online.



Images by Sharon McCutcheon, ptra

Sabina Lohr is a lifelong freelancer turned entrepreneur who created World of Freelancers to help others discover how to work for themselves online and live the freelance lifestyle. She’s always really enjoyed the freedom that freelancing brings, including several years on and off of working online while traveling and living abroad.

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