Today, there are millions of websites on the Internet that need content. If you’re a good writer and know how to write punchy copy with lots of short sentences, then you’re a good candidate to write articles for websites. As you know, the web has a different style to it, compared to writing for print. It is very conversational and lively. The writing should have an easy to read and engaging style to it.
One of the easiest ways to break into the business is to sign up for one of the many freelance writing sites on the web. The process varies some, but these sites post web content writing jobs and freelancers bid for these jobs.
If you have in-depth experience in a particular topic, you can become a specialist in content development, which will garner higher fees. For example, if you have a background in real estate, you may want to develop articles just for real estate agents, developers and investors.
Elance.com, virtualecommerce.com and sologig.com are good examples of sites that provide writers with solid writing opportunities, often for well-known companies.