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Get Paid $100 Per Article On Listverse

Updated on November 26, 2015

Is it true that you can earn $100 per article?

If you are an online writer, then you are probably excited about the title of this hub. Getting paid a whopping $100 per article is incredible – so incredible that it might begin sounding too good to be true to many writers out there. They say if something seems too good to be true then it likely isn’t true. But I want to assure you that in this case it is totally true that you can earn $100 for every article that you write. If you are astonished by this, I don’t blame you because I myself was extremely astonished when I first heard that as an online writer I could regularly earn $100 for every article that I write and which gets published. It was totally unbelievable considering that up until that point I had never been paid more than $10 for a single article.

Where can a writer earn $100 per article?

There are quite a number of websites and blogs out there that are paying somewhere in the region of $100 per article. Some of these blogs that are currently paying around $100 per article include Back2College.com, BirdChannel.com, Cosmopolitan.com, Listverse.com, etc. All these sites are great sites with millions of visitors visiting their sites every month.

My favorite of all these amazing write and get paid websites is Listverse.com. The main reasons why I consider it my favorite among the lot is the fact that I have used it before and find it not as complex and difficult to participate in as the others. Anyone can submit their article to Listverse and get paid $100 if their article gets accepted by the site.

What is Listverse.com and how can I earn on the site?

Listverse is a website that publishes mainly list-style articles. The website is loaded with nothing but top 10 lists of extremely fascinating things. According to the website, they have the top 10 lists of everything under the sun. It is kind of true when you consider the fact that they are always publishing new lists on any topic you can think of. It will therefore not be surprising if you visited Listverse.com right now and found lists like these: “Ten Ways College Makes You Dumb”, “The Ten Most Dangerous Cities In The World”, “Ten Deaths Caught On Live On Camera”, “Ten Celebrities Who Died Of AIDS”, “Ten Mysterious Celebrity Deaths”, etc. This is what Listverse is all about. The site only publishes lists that are fascinating and appealing to their readers.

Now, that you have understood what Listverse is all about, let us now take a look at how a writer can make money from this site, which is what I guess majority of the readers are waiting for.

The only way you can earn money as a writer from this site is by getting your list-style article accepted by the site. There is no other way to earn from this site apart from that way. But I must confess that it is never a walk in the park getting your articles accepted and published on Listverse.

Listverse has simple rules that every writer who intends submitting an article to must follow. The rules are as follow:

  • The article must be the writer’s original work. There is no room for plagiarism on Listverse.
  • The article must be at least 1,500 words and contain a minimum of 10 items. This therefore means that you cannot write a list that contains 9 items. For example, Listverse will never accept a list like this “Top 9 Conspiracy Theories”.
  • The writer must link to reputable sources in order for Listverse to be able to verify what the writer is saying. And by reputable sources, Listverse is talking about sources such as BBC, CNN, etc. Listverse doesn’t consider sites such as Wikipedia, TMZ, etc reputable sources and therefore will not accept any link to such sites.
  • The list the writer submits should be one that hasn’t already been published on Listverse or anywhere else. For example, if on the Listverse site there is a list like this “10 Footballers who died on the field”, Listverse will not accept another article with similar lists.
  • Last but not least, your lists must be fascinating and appealing to readers.

You can write about anything under the sun and Listverse will accept and publish it providing you follow the rules above and that Listverse finds your article fascinating. Remember that they are paying you $100 per article. This therefore means they won’t accept any and any article unless the article is truly awesome.

Payment: How Listverse pays writers

Listverse pays you the moment your article has been accepted. After you submit your article to the Listverse Editorial Team you’ll receive a message from them telling you that they have successfully received your lists and that they would contact you in two weeks to let you know whether they have chosen to accept it for payment or not.

Here is the message I received from Listverse when I submitted my first list to them entitled: “10 Footballers Whose Deaths On The Pitch Shocked The World”

Dear Kojo Enoch,

Thank you for sending in your list: 10 Footballers Whose Deaths On The Pitch Shocked The World. We read all submissions.

We will contact you within two weeks to let you know whether we have chosen to accept it for payment or not. Feel free to send in other lists in the meantime.

Readers should know that even though Listverse tells you it takes two weeks to review your article, it normally takes just a few days for them to contact you. I was contacted about three days later and told that unfortunately my article couldn’t appeal to their readers and they could therefore not accept it. Here is the message I received:

Dear Kojo Enoch,

Unfortunately we are unable to accept your list for publication because it is a subject we feel won't appeal to our readers. We are looking for lists that are remarkable—lists that make you go "wow!" This list is missing that remarkability.

Please don't be discouraged from sending in other lists for consideration. We recommend reading the Listverse Author Guide for some pointers on successful submissions.

Even though my article wasn’t accepted, I wasn’t discouraged and I went on to submit other lists to them. After a number of submissions, one of my articles eventually got published, and I received my first $100 payment from Listverse. It was amazing. The mere thought that I had received $100 just for writing an article of about 1,500 words and the fact that my article was going to be viewed by millions of people was too incredible for me to sleep that night.

Readers should know that as soon as the Listverse Editorial Team accepts your article and decides to publish it, they send you $100 via either Paypal or Bitcoin. These are the only payment methods that the site uses. You can therefore not receive payment from them if you don’t have an account with Paypal or Bitcoin.

Conclusion

While Listverse is a great site to earn money writing, I must stress on two important things here. The first one is that when you submit your article or lists to Listverse and it gets published and you are paid $100, the work no longer belongs to you. You basically lose all the rights that you have to the work to Listverse Ltd since they have bought the article from you. The second thing is the fact that it is not very easy getting your articles or lists accepted by Listverse. Before Listverse accepts your lists, it must be extremely remarkable and appealing to their millions of readers all over the world. It takes a great deal of effort to write an article good enough and interesting enough that appeals to Listverse and their millions of readers. But if you take your time and do a proper research, you can create content good enough to be accepted by Listverse. While it is not easy, it is worth it. When your article eventually gets accepted and you receive your mouthwatering payment, no one will tell you that hard work and determination pay.

Have you ever tried getting your articles (lists) published on Listverse?

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    • myvenn profile imageAUTHOR

      myvenn 

      2 years ago from Ghana

      Yes indeed it can be quite challenging find interesting lists which aren't already published. But if you do eventually find one and write it well, you will be paid $100 for it. It is not easy but it is worth it.

    • cherylone profile image

      Cheryl Simonds 

      2 years ago from Connecticut

      Sounds too good indeed. When you consider how many lists are already out there, finding lists that are unique and not already out there is definitely a difficult and daunting task.

    • myvenn profile imageAUTHOR

      myvenn 

      3 years ago from Ghana

      Yes you can publish the articles Listverse rejects anywhere you want. So far as they don't accept your articles and pay you for them, then you can publish them wherever you please because they are still yours. For example, I have published on my blog and some other places a couple of the articles rejected by Listverse. You only lose the rights to the articles when Listverse accepts them and pays you.

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      Nancy Yager 

      3 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      You say we lose our rights to the articles we submit. How about the articles that Listverse rejects? Can we publish the rejects elsewhere?

    • myvenn profile imageAUTHOR

      myvenn 

      3 years ago from Ghana

      It is a great site for writers to earn money from. But the problem is the fact that it demands a lot of hard work. It's not very easy getting your articles accepted by Listverse. But if you try hard enough, you can eventually get your articles published there.

    • Reynold Jay profile image

      Reynold Jay 

      3 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Sounds great to me--It is nice that you have first-hand experience with this. Well done.

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