If you are on the look out for earning money online, then dailytwocents.com can be good option for you to start with. It is a relatively new site and pays you based on the basis of page views. They pay you 1/2 cent for each unique page view which your article will generate. If you are able to get 1000 views then they will pay you $5. The payment is via paypal.
You can publish almost anything you want provided it is not against their TOS. However, the content has to be original. I have only recently started writing for this website, and so i am far away of seeing $5. However, the good thing is that they do allow affiliate links. You can add one affiliate link for a minium word count of 200.
It is of course not a get rich quick kind of a scheme, rather you need to build a long list of portfolio in order to get those $5. However, if you follow keyword research you can do so with ease.