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The ultimate work-at-home opportunity is not in the corporate world, American Writers & Artists Inc. explains in a new report, it's in freelance writing.

There was at least one group who didn't bat an eyelid when Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer banned telecommuting by Yahoo! employees recently.

Freelance writers, specifically in niches like copywriting, desktop publishing, grant writing, web writing, and more have long thrived outside the rat race. Through writing they've found a way to work at home in something they love and have an extremely flexible schedule, without sacrificing income.

Ironically, most of corporate America, minus Best Buy, which recent banned work-at-home situations, is on the same side as the work-at-home crowd. Sixty-three percent of U.S. businesses and 85% of Fortune 100 companies allow employees to work at home.

Freelancers have clients, not bosses. And they can choose who they want to work with and when. No wonder it's a popular career path with those who want to spend more time with family and not in traffic, engage in long-neglected hobbies, and even sock away enough money to retire early.

And there are several types of freelance writing niches that offer very high-paying projects, including copywriting, grant writing, social media consulting, and more. Freelancing does not mean taking a pay cut.

Like anyone who works from home, American Writers & Artists Inc. member Steve Roller has had to adjust from his old 9 to 5 workdays. But he wouldn't trade his new career for anything.

“More than anything, freelancing means time, freedom, and the ability to work from wherever I choose,” explains Steve. “It hit me at Thanksgiving when I got together with 24 family members. A lot of them are very successful, but I had more vacation and time with my family than any of them. I'm not tied down with a brick-and-mortar business or the rigid schedule of a government or corporate employer.”

Stay at home mom Krista Magidson took up a copywriting career to earn money while staying home.

“Being a freelancer has helped me to have a career that is flexible, which I love,” says Krista. “But what started out as something that I thought would help me to earn enough money to help with my family's finances and keep my children out of daycare has turned into a job that I absolutely love.”

Steve and Krista are not unique. In fact, this situation is quite common among new freelance writers. Freedom, flexibility, and high-paying projects combine to provide the freelancer with the ultimate work-at-home situation.

For the entire report on work-at-home opportunities offered by freelance writing, go to: “Freelance Work At Home Careers Allow Writers to Work Where, When and With Whom They Want”.

Editor’s Note: Members of the media have full permission to reproduce the article linked above either in part or in its entirety, once credit is given to American Writers & Artists Inc.

Media Contact: For information about American Writers & Artists Inc. content republishing, available source material or to book an interview with one of our experts, contact Associate Editor Carol Barron, 772-678-0287 (US), CBarron(at)awaionline(dot)com.

American Writers & Artists Inc. has been publishing direct-response copywriting and graphic design home-study programs since 1997. Their mission is to help people develop the critical skills to acquire financial security, independence and freedom. AWAI equips members with the tools and connections necessary to land clients, start working professionally, and earn money fast. And through their free site, businesses can find and hire skilled AWAI members quickly and easily. For a complete list of programs and more information about AWAI, please contact Associate Editor Carol Barron, cbarron(at)awaionline(dot)com or (772) 678-0287.


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