My exact question is this: what is the best way to start freelance writing online? By freelance I mean writing your own content and getting paid for it, not writing what someone else asks of you. And of course it needs to earn some income, otherwise I wouldn't be able to spend much time on it.
I am a content writer who has been in the field for about 3 years. Mostly I have been writing content to clients who hire me. Now I am eager to write my own content and earn a little income through. I hope you understand why I am asking this: there is a difference between writing what you like and writing what you were asked.
I tried out Hubpages on this venture but it has not been successful. Is there any similar website that permits earning via writing your own content?