Besides Hubpages, I write for textbroker, ezinearticles, and I also write for an online magazine, http://www.beachcomberpete.com/write_for_us/
I write at textbroker, although the pay is not that great, they payout quickly and regularly, and you can choose what topic to write about. Ezinearticles give you a level that you can earn, and you can post your articles from HP for a backlink. http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Ruth_Kongaika
My latest is beachcomberpete which pays out quickly, and you just write about places you have been in first person perspective. I am really enjoying that one.
I have written for several others, but they either "died" or got too stringent. I do not like the sites where you have to bid to get the job. Best wishes in your writing experiences SidKemp.