Work at Home Media Jobs

Artistic Jobs in photography, illustration, graphic design and more

Many of these work-at-home artistic jobs found on the web are for beginners and pay according. They are good ways to pick up extra cash, build a portfolio or sharpen skills. Eventually, the experience gained can lead to opportunities to build a home business as an artist. 


While most of these jobs are for beginners, this list of at-home artistic jobs also includes freelance opportunities for experienced artists. While many experienced artists may prefer to start a business or a home photography studio, earning some extra money on the side at these artistic jobs can help build savings need to start a business.


Avanti Press

Photography, Writing, Pet-centric, humorous greeting card maker licenses photographs from freelancers. Occasionally accepts new verse writers. Read the submission guidelines before sending your work. 

Avatar Press

Artists/Illustrators, Writers, Colorists
Comic book publisher hires for these artistic jobs on a freelance basis. Artists looking for contract work should send a link to a gallery showing their work. Colorists can send an email. Writers can email 8-12 page story with panel to panel descriptions and in full script format. And those who wish to submit their own creations should send an overview of the story, a detailed plot synopsis, sample script pages, character designs, and sample art pages. See website for details.

The Bradford Group

Designers, Illustrators
Collectibles company seeks freelance artists to work with its product development teams on products that include collector plates, ornaments, dolls, music boxes, and figurines.

Cape Shore

Company hires freelance artists working in acrylic, gouache, watercolor, oil paint, pastel and mixed media collage to create work in a variety of themes (nautical, Christmas, regional, florals, etc.) for its line of paper products.

Cricket Magazine

Magazines accepts hand-drawn and computer-generated illustrations from freelancers. Send non-returnable samples for consideration for an assignment.

Excel Sportswear

Illustrators, Cartoonists
Sportswear company hires freelancers to supplement its in-house art staff in creating original illustrations of mascots, cars, and high school sports.

Marian Heath

Greeting card company accepts submissions for everyday greetings as well as holiday art and some humor.  Click Submission Guidelines link.

Nature Friend Magazine

Monthly magazine purchases nature photography from freelancers.

Oatmeal Studios

Artists, Cartoonist
Artist's guidelines for greeting card company call for "fresh and fun-looking artwork in any media and style. Also, sophisticated, funky cartoony-type art (people and/or animals) with or without words. Color work is best."  Click Submission Guidelines link.


Take pictures of homes on the real estate market. Photographers set appointments, take photographs then upload the work. Payment varies. Amateurs accepted.

Papyrus Online

Artists, Illustrators, Photographers
Greeting card and stationary company purchases from freelance artists a range of materials from graphics, traditional, whimsical, humor and contemporary pieces to photography.

American Greetings

We offer a work environment that inspires creativity and provides challenging and rewarding work in a variety of functional areas requiring fresh ideas from many different perspectives. We seek diverse talent who are highly motivated to help us move the needle in the social expressions industry. We regularly recruit for a variety of positions throughout our company including marketing, illustration, design, art direction, writing and editing, interactive and information technology, business analytics, sales, and finance, among many others.

The Sun Magazine

Writers, Photographers
Pay ranges for freelance writing assignments (essays, interviews, fiction, and poetry) from $300 to $2,000. One-time use of photos pays $100-$500.

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