I write occasionally for Associated Content . It is a website where you can create original content and publish it for either exclusive or non-exclusive use by the site for various outlets. You are either paid by performance (pay per page view) only or with an upfront payment (after a review) and subsequent performance pay.
In addition, you may come up with your own ideas, or answer their "calls for content" which are ideas in which they need something written. Right now, for instance, they are looking for political news, recipes and local issue news. These "calls" might be paid by performance only or by an upfront payment. A recipe article might be performance only, while first-person Democratic National Convention accounts might go for $10.00.
Anyway, here is one of my latest articles, Pros and Cons of the Brother HL-4040CN Color Laser Printer