Lemons are a fact of life. When you get handed a bunch of them, you should juice those babies and sell as much lemonade as you can! You could compare the current economic conditions to a bumper crop of lemons. People are out of work, or working less than desirable careers to make ends meet and they are desperately seeking for the solution.

Bestselling author and entrepreneur Alan Bechtold showed me that publishing is the way to collect other people’s content on your own site for cash flow. In fact, many marketers are trying to get this done, and they need content. Unbelievable amounts of content. And since a bunch of the sites that go up are only using previously published material, a market has appeared for anyone with plans to become a freelance writer.

Look on Google for ghost writer (not the movie). I discovered hundreds of jobs available for freelance writers here on this site: http://www.online-writing-jobs.com/ (I have no affiliation with this site, it is just an example of what you can find if you search for freelance work. Simply being a prolific writer is enough to earn a good living. Now that writers have more tools available to them than ever, this is the best time to take on Freelance Writing as a way to make money. With a little research and preparation, you can create a decent article or blog post for someone else to use that will allow you to take full advantage of your skills while earning a paycheck.

You won’t get rich on one freelance job, but you can take on many of them in a day, so that you can bring in an extra hundred dollars a day if you do enough jobs on a consistent basis.

In fact, as you get better at writing for others, the more repeat business you will receive, just because it is more convenient for a client to request more content from a known entity, than it is for them to guessing who will write quality content from all the hundreds of bidders out there. As you build a relationship with your clients, many of your customers ask for your services directly, instead of going through websites like guru.com.

So if you find that you need extra money, and you have the time to write, you will want to think about becoming a full time freelance writer. You can set out doing it part time until you collect a list of paying clients, but once you attain a comfortable income with writing, you can consider taking it fulltime, because you will find that as you become more efficient, your writing gets even better. Efficiency can lead to even higher paying writing clients, which can set you on your way to financial freedom, because you can negotiate ghost writing contracts where you get a portion of the royalties on the books you write!

Get your first client today!

Micheal Savoie is the founder of the Author Development Network, where he helps writers hone their skills with the help of their peers. Sign up for free at http://authordev.com and check out his Freelancer’s Guide.