3. Get paid to write
If you have a way with words, look at sites that pay you to write.
WriterAccess: This service connects freelance writers with businesses that need written copy. Freelancers send their resumes to WriterAccess and complete a screening process that tests and confirms a writer's proficiency. WriterAccess assigns a star rating to the writer, so clients know exactly what they are getting and prices are adjusted accordingly. For example, a 2-star writer will cost $0.02 per word, whereas a 6-star writer will cost anywhere from $0.10 to $2.00 per word.
ListVerse: Look online and you’ll see a slew of articles that start with the number 10. If you can put together 10 fun facts about things, this is for you. ListVerse will pay you for a well-written list of any kind. Looking at their site, subjects range from “10 Paranormal Events Witnessed by the Police” to “10 Strange 20th Century Ruins.” ListVerse pays you $100 for any article that you write and publishes it. But it can't be plagiarized and needs to be more than 1,500 words.
Write and sell eBooks: Writing a book is one that many people overlook. You don't need to write a novel. It could be something as simple as 20 dynamite recipes. Whatever your topic, no matter how big or small, there's most likely an audience. Click here to learn how to write and sell your own eBook.