Can one really make extra money just by “writing articles”?
Well, the answer is: Yes, one can! Actually if you enjoy writing and are a good story teller, you can make a very nice living out of it or simply make your hobby into a cash cow if needed :-).
Content makes the internet go round. Think about all the websites you visit on a daily basis. The chances are you read some information on them, right? Well somebody needs to write that information! Now, don’t expect to approach a huge blog and become a staff writer overnight. Just as you would with real life magazines, you need to build up your experience and credentials before you’ll be able to write for a big website.
Instead, think about becoming a “ghostwriter”. What this means is that website owners will hire you to write for their sites, and you won’t get a byline on the content. This might seem bad, but it’s the biggest market for writers just starting out. Have a look at sites like oDesk and Freelancer to find jobs.