Hi first when I clicked on this exchange I assumed it was for writing (science, fiction, pamphlets, whatever), but realized it's mostly computer related. So I like to hear if people have had success in other areas as well, specifically writing, and can provide me some practical help. If this is the wrong forum, please let me know where I can post it, thanks.
Edit: to add more info, I have tried various online magazines (e.g. New Yorker), based on info I found online about places that pay for articles/stories/poetry but I have had no luck. Some places also ask that you do not make simultaneous submissions so basically I have to wait 6 months or longer before I can submit again to another place so this really ties up my hands. Because I have a college degree, I do like to do research online and write an article about that, like for instance on psychology or health related issues. I also have an interest in writing poetry and fiction but that's a hobby of mine and I have no college degree in those areas. I just like to be able to make some money each month, anything upwards of 500 dollars as right now I'm in a tough situation (because of an illness) and can't be working outside home.
I really appreciate your help. :)