Actually, while in college, aside from working at the school library and the cafeteria as a dish monkey, my roommate and I managed a pretty good income from typing papers. We were totally cutthoat though, undercutting the lowest price out there by 50 cents. At the time, in the early 90's, we charged $1/page, free corrections, and if the paper you paid us for typing was rife with errors when we handed it to you, it was free. I had just bought a $300 word processor and paid for it within 2 weeks.
Other things are gonna be what you hear others tell ya: find something you like doing. I'm looking for work right now as well, and since I really do enjoy figuring out taxes and number crunching, I'm going to hit up the local tax prep shops and see if I can't land work.