I have been trying for months but have had no luck so far. I had the same idea as you to earn a bit extra while sat at my puter. If i hear of anything i will post it on here for you under the heading 'Homework' perhaps you would do the same if you have any luck cheers
Have you considered writing for a mag or paper? Some of the articles in todays "papers" have been in previous papers and then picked up by freelance writers and elaborated on by them finding the story behind the story. With mags you may be able to review items. Some sites on the WWW pay for reviews. Ask your local paper if they would pay for an article on the local allotments for their gardening section? or the school outing to the USA? etc. No it will not be easy - or they would all do it! To see your first article published is great!