Well, what can I say about GetAFreelancer?
GetAFreelancer is a site where people post projects and look for people to complete them. Sounds easy enough right?
You can either post a project on GetAFreelancer and have people bid on it or you can bid yourself on projects you find interesting.
A good example is:
Bob posts a project on GetAFreelancer that says "10 articles on real estate needed".
Helen, while browsing the GetAFreelancer job listings sees this posting and places a bid stating her experience and how much she will accept to do the job in full.
In theory, this is a good site with a lot to offer. Unfortunately, most of the people you will bid against for a job are not from the US so they will work for a lot less. If you are from the US, UK or Canada, or can write with perfect English spelling and grammar, you will win many jobs. It can be pretty frustrating competing with super low bids but the project posters know quality costs more.
GAF does have awesome jobs once in a while though and it shouldn't be overlooked. Even if you don't see anything now, sign up anyway and keep an eye on it. For writers, I'd stick to the Proofreading, SEO, and Copywriting areas. If you can make websites or flash games, you can make quite a bit of money there.
If you'd like to sign up with them and give them a go, here is my little referral link.
If you don't like the idea of being "referred" use this link instead. I don't mind!
If anything, browse their job boards and you may see something just right for you.