Set up a blog, post the articles and throw up some AdSense.
Write reviews and link to the products you're reviewing for a commission.
Sell links in blog posts
Set up a network of blogs on the same niche and sell blog posts. The network doesn't have to be huge. 5 or 6 different blogs with 10 posts each should do it.
Sell the article to associatedcontent.com
Write the articles and use them for your own squidoo pages.
Use original articles as hubpages.
Set up a squidoo page or blog for an affiliate product, then post articles to drive traffic to it.
Use the articles as web pages for niche websites.
If you MUST write at such low rates because there's no other way to put food on the table. Then for every cheap article you write for someone else, rewrite it for yourself and use as above. When I say rewrite I mean to the extent that it would not be recognized as the same article. Even if you're writing at substandard wages don't cheat your client.
There has been some discussion in subsequent posts that I am encouraging writers to steal the ideas, keywords, and research from their clients and use them for their own benefit. That is not my intent. When I say rewrite an article so it's not recognized as the same article I mean if you presented both of the articles to the client, the client would not recognize them as the same article but would consider them two different articles. Plagiarism is not acceptable under any circumstances.
Anybody got more suggestions please post.