Updated April 19th, 2017

Content Guidelines

Reasons to Publish on Listiller.com

Publish your articles for some great benefits, including:

– Optionally earn 100% ad revenue (your AdSense/Chitika code is required)
– Submit new or existing articles (that you own)
– Include self-serving links
– Your article is exposed to thousands of monthly visitors
– We do some article promotion for you
– You may include a short bio or blurb

You may also claim some paid assignments on occasion (continue reading for details).


Acceptable Content

This site is ideal for self-employed individuals and freelance enthusiasts.

While we have a special interest in freelance writing, this is a general community for people who want to make money and succeed independently.

Writing category: 700 words minimum. Freelance writing tips and advice.

Blogging category: 700 words minimum. Think social media, SEO, increasing blog traffic, WordPress, and general blogging success.

Money & Freelance category: 600 words minimum. Other creative ways to make side income and being independently successful (especially when done through a computer or smartphone).

Topic Examples

Ensure that your content is fairly creative and not too basic or generic.

Unacceptable topic examples:

What is SEO?

How to Become a Blogger

The Benefits of Blogging

Acceptable topic examples, using more creativity:

How SEO Will Change in 2017 and Beyond

10 Overlooked Freelance Writing Techniques

I Couldn’t Make Money as a Blogger/Writer – Until I Adapted this ONE Habit

How to Deal with Multiple Clients as an Introvert

Acceptable examples based on ‘Money & Freelance’:

This is How I Make Money with Amazon — And So Can You

This Company Pays You to Check Your Email All Day

How to Launch Your Freelance Business in 30 Days

Can You Make a Full Time Income with TaskRabbit?

Seven Quick Ways to Make Money for the Holidays

A Smartphone App that Pays you to Browse

Note: Many of the above examples are not actually published here. Feel free to write them, if you wish!

Takeaway:

Topics should focus on ways to be more successful while self-employed or as a freelancer.

Recommendation: Perform a quick site search (at the top of the screen) prior to writing an article. Submit your article only if it’s not too similar to previous subjects.

More Details

Article Status: You may post either new or previously-published articles — as long as you own the content.

Previously-published content must link back to the original source at the beginning or at the end. For example: This article was originally published on [your-blog.com].

No degrees required: Ensure that your topics are fairly open and that almost anyone can implement them.

Think of the stay-at-home mom or dad who learns about an interesting idea and decides to try it out with little hesitation.

Tone and Quality

Your tone should be casual and conversational.

Please break paragraphs into 2-3 sentences each. A wall of text is unattractive.

Note: If your content is excessively poor, we will write a note and leave it “Pending” until you fix it.

Linking

You may include some dofollow links, but everything must flow naturally. Compose an article, not a sales page.

If you provide a review, for example, find something negative about the item even if it’s minor.

Adding Images

All articles must have a Featured Image. Click the Pixabay icon available from the New Post screen.

 

featured_img

 

 

 

Featured Images should be rectangular (landscape). However, any image dimension is fine within the body itself

*** End of Main Guidelines ***

(Everything below is optional)


Optional: Revenue Share

You may optionally insert an ad code from the Revenue Share screen. You will earn 100% of the revenue for each click on your ad.

Rules:

  • Only one ad is allowed.
  • At the moment, we only accept rectangle ads (For example: 250×250 or 336×280).
  • Important: Insert your username along with the title of your ad. Something like this:

If your ad isn’t published, it’s likely due to not following the above guidelines.

Note: A Listiller-based ad may appear on articles without an ad code, unless you disable it from the post screen.

 


Optional: Claiming Paid Assignments

How to claim paid or “direct” assignments, which are found on the right pane of the New Post screen. 

  1. Click to expand the task you’re interested in.
  2. Click “Assign to me” to claim it.
  3. Click “Write it” when you are actually ready to work on it.
  4. Click “Mark as Done” when finished.
  5. Click “Submit for Review.”  You may claim more assignments once you submit the current one.


Misc. Tips and Notes

Other questions are answered in our “FAQ” page.

We own the tasks that we personally pay you for. This means they go under the Listiller (or staff) byline.

Paid assignments have an unofficial 5-7 day deadline. Payments are sent out on Fridays.

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