There are a number of jobs available to a whole host of freelancers in a number of different ways, Each freelancer has a choice between making some money the way they want, or actually making money by working for another person. Ultimately, there are entrepreneurial levels of home based workers, and there are other different types of work available as well.
For choosing their own hours, there are a job that has people dealing in customer service from their own home in a phone support basis that answers calls and provides different levels of information for the company. This often happens in a specific company that can change depending on the location and the area of customer service being provided. This is hugely popular for outsourcing to India.
Part time is work that is similar just fewer hours and being paid less, there is anything different, except less work for another person and more time for yourself which, depending on the situation could be exactly what the person wants.
Being an affiliate means creating your own income by selling some person's products or building their own products. By making different understanding and making solutions, each affiliate can earn a commission based sale on the stuff being made. This can cost a lot of money, or it can be done free of charge. Either way, it's worth the effort at times.
Being a writer has many different types of work. Depending on the specialty or unique area the person writes in, they often want specific types of information. Being a poetry writer will have a person looking in the poetry specific categories on different websites and adding different information and potentially joining a few contests that are all over the internet.
For poetry writing, doing a simple search in the search engines and finding some writing specific platforms could offer the edge that is wanted. While sometimes the poetry demanded isn't always the unique in depth information, but more of a unique wrapping of some main points in order to get something done that wasn't previously thought. Working from home or working in a place that is considered home is simple and is often made to be some type of myth, well it isn't and while the circumstances can change it depends on the type of person and their own will to write and create.
The possibilities are endless for anyone in any of these categories. Only unlimited by their own imagination.