A quick search and you will discover there are many ways for you to make a living online. If you like to write there is a complete world that opens up for you. There is such a demand for writing, editing and proofreading that if you are at all any good you should not have any trouble finding projects.
There are many places to find writing assignments online. Sites like Guru Elance oDeskdemandstudios and associatedcontent are all options. The first three, Guru, Elance and oDesk are setup in a manner where you bid on writing projects that are posted by clients with a need. Your fees vary as do the commissions, so compare and choose which setup seems to be right for you. Elance has the lowest monthly fee, which is rather appealing and oDesk seems to be the most difficult to work on.
Associated Content which is now own by Yahoo and Demand Studios offer a different way of writing. They hire experienced freelance writers and editors. Demand Studios pays between $15 to $100 per assignment. An added bonus is that you could be eligible for health insurance if you meet activity requirements and tenure. Associate Content offers three ways for you to make money. You can get paid upfront anywhere from $2 to $15 per article, you can earn performance payments of $1.50/1000 page views or you can be assigned articles and get paid from $10 to $100 per article.
At Associated Content there are three ways to earn money: Upfront payments for content you write ($2 to $15 per article), assigned articles ($10 to $100 per article) and performance payments ($1.50 for every 1,000 page views of your article if it’s posted online).
Editing jobs and proofreading jobs are also readily available, especially on Elance and Guru. Again, you bid and then wait for the vendor to make their decision and pick a provider.
You might consider writing an e-book and marketing it through one of the many self publishers, which includes Amazon, which is an excellent way to make a steady stream of passive income. Don’t just write any e-book. Seek out a niche that you have something to share and make sure that the market isn’t already saturated. Selling e-books can make you a solid income when done right.
You might also decide to launch a blog in a niche you are interested in, then as your readership grows, you can start to post ads or affiliate promos to make money. AdSense allows you to make a little bit of money every time someone clicks an ad. Amazon offers an affiliate program where you earn a commission if a purchase is made through your link.