I'm 24 years old and was laid off earlier this year. I came to the well-reasoned conclusion that continuing work in my field with my credentials (graphic design at a vocational school) was not likely to provide enough money for a comfortable lifestyle, let alone to support a family or the like one day. I'm going back to college, but doing the math there is no legal employment opportunity that I will be able to pursue that will pay enough without interfering with my ability to concentrate as a full-time student. I would like to figure out how to make money online in the odd hours I have free, here and there. I'm hoping I came to the right place. Ultimately, I need to make more than a grand a month, and push towards $2000/monthly (or more) to be able to really set something aside and be comfortable. I'm pretty new to all of this, but I'm willing to do the work. I would love to get into a mentor relationship with someone who has experience as well. From what I've gathered, a good place to start is in article writing. I'm a native speaker and an avid reader, so language will be fine. My first question then is: Where do I start? Is there a good place to "learn" what they are looking for or? What is the best place to begin? What is a "good rate?" and so on. As well, if anyone has any comments or advice not directly related to the article writing aspect of this post (such as other ways to make money, strategies for long-term success, mentoring, and so on) feel free to reply here or in a private message. I know I don't have the post-count to start one, but I'm hoping I can reply to ones sent to me. Thanks in advance. I look forward to hearing from you.