Whether you are an aspiring freelance writer or a professional novelist, there comes a time when you want to do something other than just write for a living. While writers do come in all shapes and sizes, it’s important to take some time off from your main occupation and spend some time doing a side job every once in a while.
This can benefit both your creativity and mental stress levels since you will be making more money in the process and resting from all the stressful work you have in store. What are some of the best side jobs to consider if you are a professional writer in order to boost your revenue stream and get some much-needed breathing space?

• Blogging

Blogging is a very popular type of writing that most unfamiliar with the niche would simply call a “brain dump”. You can blog about anything, anytime you want, without any limitations as to what the topic of your article might be. This is a very good way to develop your own writing voice without a client watching your every move, while also being able to monetize your efforts through ads and sponsorships.

• Translation work

Depending on your knowledge of world languages, translation work might just be what you need as a full-time writer. Translation work is a very different type of writing in a sense that it doesn’t require much creativity on your part.
All you have to do is translate a piece of writing or a literary work into a different language that you are also familiar with. Translators get paid handsomely for their work since familiarizing oneself with a language does take years of practice and patience.

• Tutoring

Paying attention to a young and energetic student that needs your writing expertise to guide them forward is an amazing calling for any writer. Knowing that your skills are up to the task of teaching someone what you know and about how writing should be done is a great way to spend time away from your full-time occupation once in a while. This can be a great way not only to earn a little money on the side but also bounce ideas off of young writers who may have a different perspective on your work from yourself.

• Copywriting

Lastly, copywriting takes a place on the list for being a very niche type of writing that pays extra well. Writers that are verse in their languages can make great money from coming up with slogans, tag lines or even commercial dialogues (due to their time limitations). Knowing how to deliver the message across several seconds of attention you may have from the reader is a very good practice for anyone claiming to be a professional writer.

In summation

There is a multitude of side jobs that writers can tackle whenever they feel as if their primary work is suffering. Taking some time off and doing similar things that are less stress-inducing but also pay well is a good way to let yourself know you can still write well. Choose the side job that suits your interests the most and learn as much as you can from it in order to improve your primary occupation in the process.

Author's Bio: 

Sylvia Giltner is a freelance writer, HR manager and blogger who works at Resumes Centre. She helps people to write the perfect resume and land a desirable job.