I used to think that people who wrote articles were special people who were journalism majors in college. Boy was I wrong. As it turns out anyone with a computer can and should be a writer.
Why you ask? Because in my opinion everyone has something to say, so why not write about it.
Just take a look at some of the articles here on Wizzley. There's a tremendous variety of articles written by a massive group of people from a variety backgrounds with different interests.
Many people not only use Wizzley as a writing outlet, but also as a source for generating income. Article writing can be a great source of passive income. That is, once the article is written it has the potential to earn revenue for years to come. That happens because Wizzley places ads on your article. When someone clicks on one of those ads revenue is generated that Wizzley share with you. The ads are Google adsense ads, so you will need to open an account with adsense.
You will also see Amazon ads on the article pages. These can be the writers ads that will earn them a commission when someone clicks on their ad and then subsequently buys something on Amazon over the next 24 hours. This is called affiliate income and you do need to open an affiliate account with Wizzley.
Squidoo is another place you can write articles and earn an income. It operates in a similar manner to Wizzley.
Squidoo has been around longer than Wizzley and is ranked higher by Alexa, an internet ranking service. I've published a lot of articles on Squidoo , some of which generate me income each month. Squidoo is very good platform and has a very large number of module styles that can be used. It is definitely worth signing up for.
Article Writing Caution
Writing articles is not a get rich quick scheme. You have to write good original content and then and only then do you have a chance of making any money. In addition, it will be months before you see any significant revenue. You must be patient and keep at it for the long haul. If you do, you will be rewarded.