Here's one free and easy way for writers to make a little extra money. Apparently, some writers are doing very well with this. I'm talking about HubPages.
Here's my first HubPages article:
Symptoms and Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Feel free to sign up for HubPages from my article page. You can write about anything that interests you including health, parenting, pets, writing... I mean anything!
It's pretty cool because you can add pictures and videos to your articles too.
After you sign up for HubPages, sign up for a free Google Adsense account if you don't already have one. Then, go back to HubPages and put in your Adsense ID # in the Affiliate Settings section. HubPages will automatically add Google ads to your HubPage articles (called "Hubs"). So, when people read your articles, you can make some money from people clicking on your ads.
One word of caution for people who may not be familiar with Google Adsense. I plan on putting much more information on this blog about making money with Google Adsense. Google Adsense is free for people to post ads on their websites and receive part of the revenue from Google ads. Never pay money to someone to join Google Adsense or make money with Google Adsense. Also, never.. and I mean NEVER click your own ads. Google can close your Google Adsense account and ban you from Adsense. It's not worth the risk. Instead, learn how to legitimately make money with Google Adsense. I suggest you start with HubPages. I will talk more about choosing keywords for Hubs and so forth, but for now, join and post your first Hub. Get a feel for it. They have an excellent guide to show you step by step how to do it.
Also, after you publish your first Hub, share it with people! If they join, you can earn a little extra income from their web traffic too. Remember, it's free to join. It's free to post articles. Google Adsense is free. Pretty cool, huh?