Well I am starting to get courageous enough and I am exploring some magazines for submissions. I am looking at some Christian magazines and parenting magazines currently. Part of me is just so scared to try though. I also just ordered a book on the ins and outs of freelancing.
Currently I am a Feature Writer at Suite. I used to work at AC, but became dissatisfied with how they run the show there. The good news is I am making more money at Suite now anyway. To clarify, Suite does NOT by page views. You get paid a share of the revenue when people click on the google ads. That percentage increases depending on how many articles you have published and if you are an FW. So the key there is to limit external links and write on topics that people are likely to see an ad of appeal - so some topics are better than others for that.
I'm also a feature writer there and have similar thoughts as Jenny; I've only been writing there a little over two months but not only is the $ better than I was making at AC, I've also had offers to write for print publications at a much higher pay rate. I'm definitely happy with the exposure I've received at Suite.
have started getting into AC....to answer another poster's question, I tried Helium a few months ago but didn't really get anywhere with it. To be honest I didnt think the quality of many of the other articles on there was up to scratch, so I didn't think it was worth it.
Suite sounds great though...will have to check it out.