If you are just getting started with writing on the web, you may be overwhelmed at first by the large amount of choice available to you when it comes to content sites. Here are a few sites that beginners may find helpful.
Associated Content / Yahoo Contributor Network
If you have literally never written an article before, Associated Content is the perfect place to start because you don’t need to apply with a writing sample. You can simply log in and begin to write. AC allows writers to self-publish content or to submit content and have an editor review it. The advantage to the second option is that if an editor reviews it, you may be eligible for upfront pay. Self-publish articles are only paid on a revenue share scale. Upfront payments are usually made in 24 hours once an article is reviewed and revenue share payments are made once a month if a writer has reached the $1.50 minimum.
Hub Pages is a self-publish website where writers can make money through Amazon affiliates and Google Ad Sense. Once you create a user name, your next step is to simply write your content, add your pictures and post your hub. To monetize your hub, you will have to follow the proper steps to obtain Adsense and affiliate accounts. Once on Hub pages, you can experiment with different topics to see which types of content can earn you the most money.
Examiner.com is a website based on regions. These jobs ,must be applied for using a writing sample. Once accepted you will have your own area that you are free to self-publish in. For example, you can be declared The San Diego Amusement Park Examiner or the Nashville Restaurant Examiner. Payment is made based on page views.