YES and please see my Freelance Writing Hub.
Here are a few real work-from-home jobs in the freelance writing niche:
There are plenty of others. BTW, I personally do this 100% of the time, in addition to my passive income websites drawing in some cash (last month $730 from passive income, this month...not so much!).
I'm on Elance, and if you visit my Hubs you'll see one I wrote on this exact topic. Good luck!