Writing for a living has a lot of appeal. You can work wherever you want, whenever you want, and you get to learn something new and interesting every day.
The downside is that you probably won’t make a ton of money from it. The best-paid writing jobs are very competitive. To snag them, you’ll need a fair amount of experience and a compelling portfolio.
Fortunately, even as a newbie, you can still find lots of opportunities for writing gigs. Blogs, magazines, and journals are desperate for writers who can turn out high-quality content. With persistence, you can carve out a niche for yourself and even make a full-time income (if that’s your dream).
Whether you’re just looking to make a little bit of beer money on the side or you’re hoping to become the next Stephen King, here are 13 avenues you can try to get paid for your writing skills.