Medium.com is another writers place -- you can write for free, but if you pay their fee, you get paid when people read your posts!
I am on Medium though I don't post regularly... Boo Wendy!
In 2021, the membership rates are $5 per month or $50 per year.
That's really not bad at all... and if you do write and post on their site, you will earn over $5 per month (assuming you post good stuff and frequently!)
I can't guarantee anything, of course, but I know plenty of folks who earn money from Medium by posting their original thoughts and stories.
Try it -- $5 for 3 months straight, which gives you time to read others and follow them, as well as people finding and following you. If you don't make money, or if you don't end up writing as you thought you would... you can end paying the fee, and simply write there for fun!