Do you like to write? I stumbled across Examiner.com a while back and thought it sounded interesting, so I checked it out.
Examiner.com is creating a vast network of writers who are experts on tons of different subjects from fashion to politics to the environment and family issues. Writers' articles appear in their city's local editions. There's an Examiner site for most cities across the country and you can apply for a job in your local area by clicking here. For instance, apply to be the Pittsburgh Frugal blogger or a Boston political blogger. Once you start the application process, you'll see the positions available for your location. I applied to be a Frugal blogger for my area, but decided not to take the position(although it was offered to me) because I realized it would just be too much for me. I seem to always bite off more than I can chew. ;-)
That's why I'm sharing this opportunity with you. There are lots of positions available and while you most likely won't get rich, you'll make a little cash working for them. More importantly, you'll have the chance to build your writing portfolio and be motivated to write on a daily basis. From reviews I've read online, the amount of money you earn seems to depend on how actively you promote your articles. If your article is picked up and put on the front page, you're likely to get a huge burst in traffic. (You're paid according to page views.) If you're interested, investigate to find a niche that you can be passionate about and apply. Make sure it's something you're truly interested in because if you don't really like or know much about the subject you choose, you'll burn out quickly!
Do you work for Examiner.com? If you do, I'd love to hear from you and get your feedback to pass along here!