Hey all, Just saying hi. New to the forum. A friend introduced me to the site not too long ago, since he knew I was interested in writing. He said he just started and he's got an offer of $5 per 500 words. That doesn't seem too bad, starting. I was wondering, though, what it can get up to if you really put time and effort into it? I read recreationally all the time, and have always loved writing. I figure if I can make some money out of it too, hey, why not? It's worth a shot, at least. Can anyone give some info as to how, really, I get started? Any tips at all would be appreciated. I've heard it's just doing these $5/500W gigs until you build up a reputation for yourself and you can get down to the real money-making. I've got quite a bit of free time (sadly), and would love to, at least, put some money in my pockets if I'm not doing anything else.