I haven't tried my hand yet in writing articles but when I started my research 2 months ago about writing, I came across with forums where they mention the names of writing sites where you can submit articles. The payment schemes differ but the essence is you get paid (this excludes those sites that are considered scams, those who failed to pay their writers). The articles are around 400 words and you get to earn from either the Likes or comments your article gets or from the SEO capability of your article. Another site pays their writers depending on the views that the entire site gets.
Have you tried that?