How do I earn? First, I write for folks who have no time to write for their own blogs. Second, I write thesis or doctorate dissertations for other people who discover me online--or rather used to write them for people--but today, I just edit their works. Dissertations are boring. Third, I earn from AdSense on my blogs. Fourth, I earn from affiliate products I sell on my blogs. It's recommendable to be a seller as you're also a writer online. And fifth, I earn money selling supplement products through network marketing also through my blogs. I'm doing it today with Vital-C powerful health products.
If you want to write online for money, start with a blog. Look for a specific topic to write about--your niche--and fill your blog with good articles on it. I have Choy's Cut for instance, which is a collection of all my interests. I want to have a single site where I put all my stuff. You can earn money from personal blogs like this, too.
Why do I prefer blogs to websites? Blogs are simple. You can choose to be personal and casual, getting rid of formalities (and even grammar), at the same time that you are factual. I love narrating facts than reciting them. I often write the way I speak and blogs can give you the freedom you need to do it. I love to share what I think and I want my readers to know that the thoughts come from me.
Personal blogs like this take out the boredom in writing. Writing can get to be a bore when it's too formal and serious and you can't say "I" or "me" or "you." I like to tell jokes and laugh in my writing, and I love the idea of earning money from things you love doing--like writing online for money. Can you believe how NBA or PBA players earn big money by just playing the sport they love? It isn't work for them--it's a hobby. I hate work. I love to earn money from a hobby.
That's how I want it--writing online for money and just loving every minute of it.