If you are looking for a way to make money by using your writing skills, one way is to simply set your mind to doing it. By going to the site Hubpages.com you can easily set yourself up a personal profile in a short period of time and you will be on your way to starting a nice way to start earning money for your writing talents.
When you sign up for this site the best thing that you can do for yourself from the beginning is to make sure that you highlight all of your areas that you feel shows your expertise in what you do. If you don't feel you have a special area of expertise then at least list all of the things that really are of interest to you. Make sure to also add a picture of yourself on your profile so that the readers have a picture to go with the articles that you write. You don't want to seem like a phantom on a site like this. Providing a picture has a way of showing that you have confidence in what you are doing.
If you are not just writing for the sake of writing but also have a product or service that you are wanting to sell, it's a good idea that you write articles about these products or services on these Hub Pages. An example would be if you have a product that promotes nutritional needs then you should write articles that help to promote living healthy with exercise and proper diet. Then you can link your article to your own site that offers the nutritional products that you might be trying to sell. If you don't have your own items to sell, that's OK too. Just join an affiliate program that offer products that you are interested in and then use your writing skills to promote these products.
Another way that you can put a product with your articles for Hub Pages is to go to the site Clickbank.com. You will need to create an account here as well. Once you have an account set up you can search their site and find products that you are interested in or that you might know enough about to be able to write something interesting about them. Once you find products that you like you can then create what is called a hop link, this is a product link that has your information connected to it. If a person clicks on your hop link and then buys the product you will get the credit for this and money will be sent to your PayPal account. (If you don't have a PayPal account, you of course will need to set one up.)
Once you have done this just start writing. When you write about different products make sure that you don't lose your personality in your writing and keep them interesting. You also want to try to include photos when you can and lists. These types of things seem to keep a person's interest more than just an article with nothing but text alone.
You should also consider marketing your articles. You can do this by going around and reading others articles and then write feedback or comments on their articles. When you do this, your links show up in your comments and this is an immediate way to promote yourself without looking like you are spamming. Make sure thought that your comments are honest and sincere. People know when others are being phoney.
Note: It's important that you be patient, love what you are writing about but most of all enjoy yourself and have fun while you are doing it.