Legitimate writing jobs do exist. And, if you’re underemployed and trying to make ends meet in this difficult economy, you may just need to look for alternative ways to make a living. If that’s the case, then writing articles for publication, writing press releases or writing content for corporate websites could be your answer.Freelance writing jobs cost very little to get started and there are many great resources to help you along the way. Let’s take a look at why there are so many writing jobs from home and how you can capitalize on the demand.The Facts:We live in an information hungry societyWith the advent of the Internet and wireless communication, there is a constant need to disseminate and distribute new and exciting information. Today’s news is tomorrow’s history. No one cares what was new yesterday. Yesterday is old news. We all want to know what’s new now!Corporations rely on the dissemination of informationIn order to keep their products and services in front of their consumer’s, corporations large and small are constantly looking for avenues to flood the marketplace with information about what they have to offer and why we should spend our hard-earned money on it.Corporations cannot afford to do it all themselvesIt literally takes armies of people to keep up that torrent of information flooding to us, the consumer. Corporations large and small need help. They need to continually put their products and services in front of us -and they just don’t have the resources to do it. That’s where you come in. The last fact is:They Need YouYou can join their ‘army’ of copywriters, article writers and editors. And, you can do it from the comfort of your own home. You don’t have to work in an office or meet any quotas.You can be your own boss -freelancing for large corporations, small businesses and independent shop owners.All you need is a plan and then….you need to act on that plan.”But I don’t have any experience,” you say.Don’t worry. There are plenty of legitimate ‘Work from Home’ plans that guide you through the entire process.Look for a system with a money back guarantee, a system that guides you through the process -step by step -and gives you direct one-on-one coaching so you make the very best of your work from home opportunity.My advice would be to join a free work from home forum. The folks participating in these free forums will help you in your search.Check out this Squidoo lens which explains these forums and what to look for while searching for legitimate writing jobs.