HubPages is obviously a great way to earn money once you have accounts with Google's Adsense, Amazon, Kontera and Ebay. The more traffic your hubs get = more likely ads will get clicked = revenue for you!
AssociatedContent.com is a similar site, and lulu.com allows you to publish an array of different items (books of all kind including e-books, calendars, photo albums, cds, dvds, etc.).
Also, check out The Ivory Tower (www.theivrytower.com). It's a pretty extensive directory of submission sites for writers and artists alike.
((I couldn't figure out Elance either, by the way!))
Lastly, keep doing job site searches on creative writing. Craigslist and Indeed seem to be my favorite sites. As a creative writer, be creative in your search criteria, and try to think like a search engine, which will return results not based on a phrase usually but in finding each individual word. For example when I was looking for a reporting analyst position a while back, I typed 'crystal reports' (the software I'm accustomed to) and every job that had "reports to [manager/VP/CEO, etc]" came back, rendering my search pretty much useless! Quotes around a phrase usually eliminate this from happening :)
Hope I helped, and good luck!