If you are thinking to make money with Listverse, then I would say the process is pretty simple.
Writers just need to create 10 items in the article, submit and wait for result.
Once your article is approved, you get paid $100 via Paypal within 30 days.
There is no alternative payment available so you need to at least have a Paypal account to receive payment.
Even though the process to make money with Listverse is simple, this doesn’t mean it is easy to earn money writing from them.
The company has strict rules and guidelines when it comes to the kind of article they would accept.
As pointed out earlier, the 10 items in your article must not have been published elsewhere.
There are tons of research you need to do.
Not only do you need to check existing content on Listverse to avoid duplicates, you too need to make sure that the content you wanted to write has not yet been available on other sites as well.
I’ve tried to search their site for existing list. It’s not straightforward and their search feature doesn’t seem to work at all.
For example, I searched for a list about “creature” that is shown on their home page, and search result shown error like below.
I didn’t really bother to find out what’s wrong technically.
Being put in such situation shows that Listverse makes it difficult for writers to start with the right content.
But how can you know what is the right topic to begin with if there’s no way you can do a research on this website?
From its homepage, I can only conclude that Listverse loves hidden knowledge or unsolved mysteries, misconceptions, and unique topic.
The last that this website will ever approve is common or ordinary topic.
Please refrain from starting with topics that fall into the category of self-help, sports, adult, personal stories, gaming or illegal content as these are not accepted at all.
Despite personal opinion is not acceptable, but if you think your opinion can fit in perfectly on Listverse, make sure you back up with facts from reputable sources or face outright rejection. Wikipedia as a source is not accepted.
Currently, Listverse only accept articles from native English speakers and those who are not will be rejected. This shows Listverse have very high standard of the English language.
On top of the strict guidelines, there is also strong competition to get your article published.
As I mentioned earlier, Listverse only approves 3 articles daily, selected from hundreds of submissions. It is rarely that they will publish more.
This means competition to get approval is very tough.
It is suggested that the article submitted should be about 1,800 words.
Unlike last time where articles get approved within days, now be prepared to wait for 2 to 4 weeks before they respond.
According to its founder Jamie Frater, Listverse is taking longer time to respond because the company wants to give writers more of a chance to be accepted.
Recently there are cases reported by writers that Listverse either delayed in payment or failed to pay for articles published on their website.
No explanation is given by the company on this allegation.