I started with yelp.com - and wrote over 515 reviews for them. This was a non-paid gig, but was a great writing site to connect with other local writers - and people who were into reviewing restaurants and local businesses.
After this, I began with hubpages.com - and wrote a number of articles on my favorite topics. I had a couple of articles that accumulated a lot of viewers - and was asked to do a radio show. I started "The Research Rabbit Whole Radio Show" - and interviewed a number of guests for about 3 years.
About a year ago - I was asked to do a lecture at a local venue - and decided that my time was better spent to put my speech in the form of a blog - where people at the seminar could follow along with my speech directly from my blog - and could do their own research under my 2 blogs - theresearchrabbitwhole:9/11 edition (blogspot.com) - and thereserachrabbitwhole (blogspot.com). This is a non-paid gig - also, but has resulted in a good following. I've had over 30,000 views in less than a year - on the 2 blogs. According to the statistics on my blogger posts - (the smaller blurbs designed to bring the audience to my posts) - I've had over 140,000 views.
This is all working. My writing concepts are becoming more well known - and it is creating a good format for other opportunities to open. However, my next step is to generate more income.
My next goal will be to create my own website where I can not be censored. And to start writing a series of books - based on my research and blog information.