Ever heard of Listverse.com? You might have read these list-articles on Yahoo.com. They are looking constantly for new stories from freelancers. You don’t need to be an expert—you just need to have great English, a sense of humor, and a love for things unusual or interesting.
It works like this:
Listserve.com says: You write your list (1,000 words/10 list-items minimum), you send it in, we reply and say “Great, we’ll publish it” and send you $100 by Paypal (don’t have an account? just make one—it’s easy and free), or we reply and say “Sorry, it isn’t the sort of thing our readers will love, give it another shot.”
Do you know of anything, that has several benefits, worth to make a list of? Comb through you book’s manuscript, is there a place or an occurrence that is so unusual, it could be the basis for a list of … Have you been or read about a place that has many facts to be listed? Can you list awesome features of anything in science, technology or travel? Maybe unusual benefits of a certain plant or a list of awesome hidden travel gems in a country. The possibilities to write about are endless! If your article is accepted you will earn $100 for it. Well it’s not much, but compiling lists is not that hard too. So much easier than to write thousand words of a fiction novel. To make $100 you would have to sell at least 50 books first – minus the production cost.
Samples of “List-Articles”
Where can you find ideas?
Nothing easier than this:
- your daily newspaper or online stories
- your own book manuscripts and research in it
- Guiness book of records
- Science websites
- travel experiences you had
And don’t forget to read the articles on Listverse.com to get even more ideas, and to see what’s already covered. Study the entire Author’s Guide before submitting, and format the sources according to the Author’s Guide, Section 7.
What if they don’t take your article?
No problem at all! There are hundreds, probably thousands of newspapers and magazines – print and online – whom you can offer your article. Type “freelance”, “freelance writing” or “freelancer” into the search function of this blog and you will find lots of companies that are looking for well-written and unique articles.
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