These are some of the best sites in my opinion to make money from just writing short articles. I can guarantee you that you will make money from all of these sites if you try.
1. Triond: http://www.triond.com/rw/217171
Triond is in fact one of the best writing programs on the internet today. You can submit just about anything as long as it is appropriate. Triond will give their writers 50% of the revenues that are generated from the author’s published items. I have never had any trouble getting paid so far and they have always paid me on time. Writers can publish almost anything including things like articles, photos, videos, and audio. Triond will be you either through check or PayPal.
This is a fairly well known site over the internet and is like Triond. This site also pays through PayPal but the downside of this is that you have to wait until your payout reaches $25 to get paid. Helium also gives you a part of the revenue earned from your articles and sometimes pays for just publishing articles.
This is a site that requires you to apply to write articles instead of just making an account. For every article that you write you automatically get paid $10 and you receive 80% of the ad revenue of your articles.
About.com are for freelance writers who work online to write guides and how to guides for people. I’m not sure how this site pays people or how much they pay but some people I know say it is pretty a good site.
This site pays you through PayPal to give people your helpful and original tips. If it’s good enough they will publish it and pay you $3 per tip.
Every article or lens as they are called in this site will carry Google Adsense ads. These are used to generate money for everyone. I’m pretty sure this site pays through PayPal and if you want to know how much they pay you will have to check it out yourself.