The internet has certainly redefined life as we know it, and among the many things it has affected is how the world works. Nowadays, a lot of business transactions are done online and naturally, several industries were born as a result of this new way of doing business.
If you have decent skills in writing, you might want to try out freelance writing. There are many freelancing sites that can be found online but personally I “work” at oDesk.
Signing up with oDesk is easy, and it does not require any membership fees ever. They make their money by imposing a certain amount on top of your bid, to be paid by the employers who hired you. This makes the site very provider-friendly. Other sites require joining fee, or a fee for each bid made. This does not do a provider much good, since works are never guaranteed. You can end up spending a lot just on bidding, and not earn.
Make sure you complete your profile and while you don’t have any feedbacks and work history to showcase yet, maintaining a blogsite might help because buyers would always want to see first some samples of your writing work.
Take exams that are related to the category you wish to work on. So if you are an aspiring writer, you might want to take the same tests I have taken, and more.
You need to take and pass the oDesk Readiness Test for Independent Contractors and Company Managers to be able to bid on projects. Other tests are usually requirements of buyers.