If you haven't already, register with some freelance websites. Many of these can help an aspiring writer get their foot-in-the-door. The digital, freelance writing door.
Here are 2 links to a few of my favorites:
Freelancer has a lot of low paying jobs to help one get started.
Scriptlance is basically the same.
Check them out and you can start making money immediately. I'll have some in-depth reports of all the different freelance sites and other interesting information, including free PDFs.