Asking yourself “Where can I get paid for my handwriting?” and coming up stumped?
Don’t worry, in the online world you can get paid for just about anything.
But what about a skill like good handwriting? What jobs can you get with good handwriting?
Learn how to turn even average handwriting into a job. Thinking about handwriting analyzation? You have options there too.
Where Can I Get Paid For My Handwriting?
You have several options to get paid for your handwriting in the creative, art, and graphic design industries. From freelance handwriters transcribing digital copy, to creating special event personalized invitations, to being a calligraphy artist (whether you’re teaching it or simply showcasing it), to font creators, opportunities in graphology, and occupational therapy with children, there are a number of ways you can get paid for your passion of handwriting.
1. Freelance Handwriter
In a time where technology is king, many companies are taking it back old school by adding personalized, handwritten letters and mail-outs to their marketing campaigns.
Think about it. You’re probably more likely to open that piece of mail with your handwritten name on it than the normal digital printout we’ve seen countless times, right?
It’s a personal touch that companies realize will make their mail-outs stand out.
There’s also postpigeon.ca if you’re in Canada.
And, no, your handwriting doesn’t have to be “perfect”.
Most companies are looking for legibility and the ability to write in multiple styles, transcribing digital copy to handwritten letters.
From Ziprecruiter, one such job in Austin, Texas requires the freelance handwriter to have “a working knowledge of English spelling and grammar rules”, adding, “We get requests for a variety of styles, including – male sloppy, cursive, all caps, business casual, bubbly…the list goes on and on.”
From Peopleperhour.com, another freelance handwriter job starts at $14/hour and comes requested from a start up wine company looking to add that personal touch to their marketing with personal notes.
2. Creating Personalized Special Event Invitations
Specials events like weddings, graduations, anniversaries, etc. have many things in common.
One of which is their fancy invitations and gift cards.
Many of the top answers from a Quora search for “What can a person with excellent handwriting do to earn money?” involved creating a handwriting business online where customers would send in thank you cards, invitations, or full length letters to be transcribed into a beautiful handwritten final result.
I feel like that would be an instant winner, no?
If you have the gift of beautiful penmanship with a touch of flare, creating your own handwriting business website could really take off.
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If you do go this route, prepare yourself mentally for the tired and achy writing hand you’ll soon have. Not to mention the back aches you’ll soon get from sitting on that fat wallet!
During my research for this article, the website Write On Results came up twice on page 1 of the Google search results as a great resource for freelance handwriters to find jobs, however that information seems to be outdated.
According to ivetriedthat.com and moneymakingmommy.com, Write on Results looked to expand on this business idea of handwritten notes by outsourcing its handwriters, allowing you to enroll and make yourself available for freelance opportunities just like this.
The Write On Results website is no longer active.
3. Calligraphy Artist
Freelance calligraphy artists can get pretty consistent work creating personalized invitations for special occasions like weddings charging up to $5 per invitation.
Websites like Fiverr and Etsy allow calligraphy artists to find a global audience.
Check out the listings on Fiverr for “calligraphy” and you’ll find calligraphy artists charging anywhere from $10 to $500 for custom calligraphy work.
The same goes for Etsy. If you have a love for creating one of a kind art for people, building your own Etsy shop around your passion for calligraphy can earn consistent revenue.
Check out these Etsy shops for some ideas.
And if you really have that extra touch of flare, building a website or YouTube channel around the art of calligraphy could truly explode for you.
Calligraphy is a legit art form. And there is something about watching an artist at work that is truly captivating.
This video, for example, will stop you in your tracks.
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4. Digital Font Creator
Ever wonder where “Brush Script” and all the other millions of fonts came from?
If you have a knack for design and a love of handwriting, creating digital fonts could be an option for you.
There are many sites available where you can design and create your own fonts.
According to arcstone.com, the 6 best sites for creating your own font include:
- ifontmaker – Create you font in 5 minutes on your iPad
- fontstruct – Build. Share. Download fonts. It’s simple and free.
- fontographer – Classic, clutter free font editor
- calligraphr – Transform your handwriting or calligraphy into a font
- yourfonts – Add a personal touch to your computer
- Raster Font Editor – Font editor for the creation of bitmap fonts
Once you’ve designed created your fonts you have options as to how you want to sell them, either through a font foundry or font reseller.
Much like when you sell your photos online, the differences between the two options have to do with exclusive and non-exclusive rights to the fonts.
5. Handwriting Recognition and Analyzation (Graphology)
If you’re looking into a job opportunity in handwriting recognition and analyzation, it’s not so much your own penmanship that you’re looking to bank on, it’s your passion for studying handwriting itself.
According to erieri.com, the average pay for a graphologist is $44,071/year in the United States.
It’s a very interesting science, used not only to determine personality traits (check out scanmyhandwriting.com), but also used in court to determine forgeries and identify suspects.
6. Handwriting Occupational Therapist
If you have a passion for handwriting and helping others, what a great fit a job as a handwriting occupational therapist could be.
Sometimes the simple ability to write can be taken for granted.
Helping both children and adults overcome their struggles with handwriting can be a very rewarding (and lucrative) endeavor.
Several listings related to handwriting occupational therapist were found on Ziprecruiter at the time of this article’s publication. Check out their current listings here.
There are many opportunities to make money with handwriting. Whether you have exquisite penmanship, an artistic flair, a passion for design, or even an analytical eye, the handwriting niche can be a lucrative one. From freelance handwriters, to calligraphers, to font designers, and handwriting occupational therapists, the options are many. Whether you decide to pursue a job in handwriting as a hobby or a full time career, work for someone else, or work for yourself, the options listed in this article should give you a great starting off point.
Are you someone looking to get paid for your handwriting? Have you always wanted to share your calligraphy? Do you have a passion for graphology?
Let me know in the comments section below. All comments and/or questions are welcomed and I always reply!