Now you can get paid for it. I randomly came across http://ehow.com/. This site is full of "how to" articles written by members. Here are some examples of articles that were listed on their main page:
-How to Inspect a Bathroom Before Buying a Home
-How to Give Verbal Instructions
-How to Apply Press-on Nails
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