Whether you've spent your career in journalism or always dreamed of being a writer, the Internet offers many opportunities to become a published writer and get paid for it. Seek out content-driven sites that need regular articles or find companies who need help updating their blogs. Magazines and websites that update content daily are always looking for interesting, well-written content that's well researched, timely and relevant to their readership. Companies of all sizes are also realizing the value of having an online "voice" and are using freelance writers to write articles, blog posts and generate social media buzz. If you have no professional writing experience, consider starting a personal blog first, or maybe writing for some outlets gratis to build your reputation.
There a few ways to fulfill your writing ambitions. You may be able to turn a passion for travel into a vocation as a travel writer; magazines, newspapers, and websites are eager for articles and insights about interesting locations and experiences. Thoughtful reviews of books and movies are also in demand.
You could also start your own blog about a subject you're passionate about, whether it's photography, gardening, nutrition or politics. You could share your experiences about your career on the road or working with teenagers. At blogger.com and other sites, you may even attract advertisers who will pay to put relevant advertising on your blog pages.