I also like Examiner.com
However they do have some requirements such as submitting a sample article for approval before they accept you, attending a phone conference orientation, choosing a specific category/topic you will be focusing your writing, and a request to publish at least two articles per month. You will be notified each time you don't publish within time.
Once you are accepted as a writer you start to earn based upon views. There is no third party approval required like Google Adsence.
Some of the down sides are I don't believe they are international. Primarily a U.S. operation. There is little if any interaction between other writers because you do not receive notifications.
Therefore there is little if any of a feeling of "community", no Q&A or forum sections, you are responsible for promoting your articles via Facebook, LinkedIn Groups, and various other avenues as only your immediate "subscribers" would be notified of any new article you wrote since notifications aren't sent out based upon topics.
Lastly if you don't maintain publishing an article every two weeks or so you run the risk of being placed on a type of "probation".