I had never thought about it until a colleague started to tell me about how to earn money on the internet at lunch one day.
I researched it that very afternoon and now, after a year of giving it a go part-time, I am now a full-time freelance writer.
If you enjoy writing, then you must trust me when I say that writing unique content for the web would not be very hard for you.
You can always choose various jobs where the subject matter actually appeals to you and then get paid for it, which is great! Of course, not all of the writing jobs out there are going to be on your ideal topic but they are worth completing because of the earning potential.
There are a lot of different writing sites out there on the internet, so I would recommend that you do a lot of research before signing up to any, although the majority are free to sign up with, so no harm would come of any sign ups that you never used again.
When I first started, I focused on writing as many articles as I could, on as many different subjects as I could so that I could show variety in a portfolio to potential clients.
I also learnt how to incorporate SEO within my articles, so I recommend you learn this too.
These days, a lot of my income comes off my own website and two of my blogs due to the affiliate programmes I have signed up with as well as having Google AdSense, which is great as once it is running, you don't do much else with it but still get the money! So I would definitely recommend registering for a few of the well-known affiliate programmes.
If you are looking for faster ways to earn money then some would say to try selling your writing.
I would be cautious when doing this as you need to be aware that you lose the rights to what you've written but if you are happy with that, it is of course worth looking into.
Writing for the internet is not a way to make money fast or really easily, it takes a lot of hard work as well as patience.
Your work must be accurate otherwise you will not be accepted for jobs and your income will soon dry up.
It can take some people a long time to learn how to earn money on the internet, so I would recommend being patient and taking it one step at a time.