Like writing? If you have decent writing skills, then it's possible for you to make a little extra income on the side by writing articles online! Writing a book or newspaper articles are not the only jobs for writers these days. People are always looking for information these days, and there are hundreds of websites dedicated to just about any topic ever.
Information is found on websites, and those websites are created by people who thoroughly research the topic at hand in order to create a high quality website. Most website owners do not create the content themselves though, that's where you're come in. People are always looking for someone else to research and write the information for them, which means there are really an endless number of available jobs for you online with countless places to find them.
A good place to start would be a site known as Fiverr. Fiverr is a website where people perform specific tasks for five dollars, although in the end you get three dollars and eighty-two cents so be sure to take that into account. Do a simple search on article writing and set the filter to most popular first. By doing this you'll see exactly what people are looking for and you'll be able to create a service worth looking at. Of course, competition is tough on Fiverr, so you will be to do some advertising elsewhere, such as social networks, in order to get a few initial sales. Creating a short video and uploading it to your gig will also help your service get noticed. For the video, just make a short slideshow about what you are going to offer and do not forget to mention that it is exclusively for Fiverr.
Freelancing websites is another route you could take. There are quite a number of available jobs on freelance sites such as Freelancer or Odesk, but do not just apply to any of them as you may have a limited number of times you can apply in one day. Make sure to fill out your profile extensively to raise your chances of being chosen for the job. Unfortunately, there are many people looking for unfairly cheap articles, so be cautious. In my personal opinion, the lowest you should go is $ 1/100 words, but of course the value of a dollar could be worth much more in your country as well as the fact that you may need to do more for less to get started in the freelance community.
Textbroker is probably the best option for those starting out. This site is basically a job board where article titles are listed and you choose the one you like the best. When joining, you will have to do a simple sample article test to determine your writing level. Level 3 is basic and you'll start at $ 1/100 words, but if you do get level 2 do not worry, as with a little practice you will get to Level 3 in no time. Make sure to proof-read and check your grammar, because Textbroker will be checking every article you write.
Membership sites are another popular option. This is the only method for finding articles that costs money, but you will not have to worry so much about competition and articles are much more interesting to write than on Textbroker. The service most notable is Real Writing Jobs, which is best article membership site you could join. Of course, membership costs money, so you will have to write a little bit to pay off the membership fee first, but you will surely make a profit in no time. It's the simplest way to get started writing online. If you're interested in this option then check out my video review on the service on the link below. I will go more in-depth into if it's right for you as well as list the pros and cons.
With so many options, there's no way you could fail at finding a few writing gigs. You could also create your own site, set up a service on a forum, advertise on Craigslist, sell your service on eBay, try listing your gig on Fiverr-like sites, contacting informational site owners directly, and there's probably a lot more I haven 't even listed or thought of. If you want to be a writer, the jobs are available, all you have to do is take action and write!