If you publish short fiction, and you want to try to make a bit of money on the side, you may want to look into Kindle Singles which, according to this article, is Kindle's effort "to promote shorter-length eBooks." According to this article by Robert Niles, authors of Kindle Singles make 70% of each sale and are open to anyone who has published an eBook for the Kindle.
An interesting column talking about the way to start on a freelance career. The writer, Paula Pant, recommends first going for the "low-hanging fruit" — the low-paying jobs that are in abundance — and then, when you've established yourself, starting to pick up the higher-level, better paying jobs.??
Give Me Money! Finding Freelance Work.
IndyWeek.com has published a short article by editor Lisa Sorg on what she looks for in a freelance writer. Her advice is good for all freelance writers — as somebody who has been an editor for umpteen years, I can attest to their truth.
A colleague has recommended the Morning Coffee Newsletter, which lists freelance writing jobs; it comes out every Tuesday morning. It's basically a roundup of jobs gleaned from sources such as Craig's List and other job sites, but it's a handy way to find freelance ads on one page.
The Freelancers Union has a page called The Freelance Life which offers stories by various members about the joys and travails of freelancing. With titles like "Lobster or Mac & Cheese" and "Making the Best of Down Time" it's worth checking out.