5 Unusual and Weird Writing Jobs That Will Test Your Creativity
So, you spent four years busting your butt to get that journalism degree. Now what? Among the sea of other aspiring writers, you may find yourself in a low paying position or an underpaid entry level job until you can get the experience needed to move up in the world.
But how can you afford to pay off those nasty student loans when you can barely afford to put food on the table? Like 44 million other Americans, you may get a side gig.
The best part about being a writer is all the crazy and weird freelance writing jobs you can find. As it turns out, there are online writing jobs on just about anything.
Don’t believe us? Keep reading to discover 5 unusual and weird writing jobs that are sure to test your creativity.
1. Online Dating Profile Writer
With the internet being used for seemingly anything and everything today, it should come as no shock that online dating has exploded with popularity. While this may seem great because of the wide range of options, many people are crumbling under the pressure.
“How can I stand out?” “How can I sound romantic without being cliche?” And thus opens the opportunity for more jobs for writers. In an attempt to create a profile that stands out, some people are hiring writers to create their online dating profile for them.
2. Fortune Cookie Writer
Have you ever read a fortune cookie and thought: “what does that even mean?” Well, there’s a good chance it was written by one tired writer struggling to come up with something unique.
Being a fortune cookie writer is one of the most creative writing jobs you can find. You can come up with some of the craziest and outlandish fortunes and see if you find one in your own Chinese takeout fortune cookie.
3. Sex Writer
It’s no secret that sex sells. We constantly read about it in books and magazines and see it on the news and TV shows. So, of course, there have to be jobs for writers dealing with the sex industry.
This may include writing weird sex toy product descriptions, advertisements for adult stores, porno scripts, or a sex and love advice column. Check out this website to become a freelance writer and see how many sex-related jobs you find.
4. Gravestone Writer
Have you ever walked through a graveyard looking for inspiration? We haven’t either, but that could be in your future with this weird content writer job.
Writing an epitaph may seem easy – after all, it’s only one or two sentences. But, summarizing someone’s entire life into a few words is a challenging task.
You’ll need to understand the essence of a person (without ever meeting them) and be able to bring their loved ones comfort when they visit the tombstone.
5. Breakup Writer
Are you dreading breaking up with your significant other? Well, you’re not alone. Ending a relationship can be awkward and painful.
That’s why there’s a whole group of people looking to avoid that face-to-face breakup. You’ve heard of love letters, now prepare to hear about breakup letter! Like the name suggests, there are people who end their relationships via letter – and those who aren’t good with words hire freelance writers to do it for them.
The Weirdest Writing Jobs
If you need to make a little extra cash on the side, why not have fun with it?
There are tons of weird writing jobs that will push your creativity and make you a little extra money while you’re at it.
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