Many writers were sad and displaced when Demand Media announced the closing of their eHow writer's compensation program and that they would no longer allow any new articles written after April 13, 2010. The fairly new writing site, List My Five is attracting many of those displaced writers to their site with a clever top 5 list of just about anything. List My Five looks very much like the old eHow and promising for a lucrative rev share future for many!
eHow's wcp was the best one on the internet for paying decent rev share income. List My Five has a similar wcp with some type of algorithm that determines the pay for each list written. Each month there is a payout to your PayPal account after reaching the first $10 minimum. The sky is the limit with the pay, especially if you crank out hot topic lists and they build up page rank on search engines.
The simplicity of List My Five is a real magnet for many writers and readers, alike. In such a fast paced society with so much to read on the internet, a top five list allows the writer and reader to cover more territory quickly. eHow was similar but required a bigger word limit, which makes List My Five even more likely to grow big.
A big part of the algorithm on the old eHow was the Google ads and if your readers clicked on them. The click would bring revenue to eHow, who in turn, paid the writer a piece of the pie from the ad click. List My Five has Google ads also, but the ads must not be clicked by the writer as that is considered click fraud and it will get you removed from the site.
The comment section and star rating is just like the old eHow and allows for other writers and readers to let the author know what they like about the list. It also promotes social interaction in the List My Five writing community. The old eHow community has a thread in their forums all about this new site that is implementing changes regularly and promises of a soon coming forum community.
The reputation of the old eHow was one of friendly people from all walks of life. It had the feel of a good old front porch gathering of neighbors who wrote creatively and fondly of their life experiences in many arenas. Articles were screened but not by strict copy editors who can make your day or break you to pieces. List My Five has the simplicity for writers to share their knowledge and the friendly community of writers visiting each other regularly.
I'm so new to this. Thanks for a helpful read!
I loved writing for the old eHow. It was super easy to get some very profitable articles on the Internet without the frustration of copy editors. I have tried the Demand Media Rev share model, but by the time an article is approved by a copy editor the article is lifeless, and not very informative. I have not had much monetary success with that model. I hope List My Five gains in popularity and depth of lists quickly to facilitate a profitable writing site! Nice to see the fellow e-Howers!
I loved EHow, and still make an average of $20 a month from the site (with 29 articles), with one article that has made over $90. I'm hoping this site is just as lucrative.
I agree, LM5 reminds me of the old eHow. I love that LM5 has been started and I hope the site succeeds tremendously! =D
This is good stuff, definitely. What I like most is that we can write a list in as little as five minutes and it still rocks. I don't know, but what's happening here at LM5 is really awesome. The eHow look-a-like fact is a bit odd, but still alright.
nice one :)
Jseven--I really agree with you about Listmyfive being like the old eHow. I came here because I heard about it on the eHow forums. I , too, hope this site catches on!
So sorry eHow is kaput. Was really enjoying it. This might not be quite as profitable now but I'm hopeful it will grow and it is fun!
It will be important for us to build this site and give it credibility and authority for it to show up high in the search engines.
Good overview of a great site.
We helped build eHow, and now we'll help build List My Five! These lists are so fun to read and write. Good to see my buds on here.
Good list --glad it became the "List of the Day"! It really is very much like the old eHow.
The ease of the site is truly a real draw for those of us who write other places that are more complicated. No one should let their writing become "mediocre" however, just because no one's supposedly watching.:-)
I hear this often that ListMyFive is reminescent of the old ehow. Now they just need a forum.
Is this a recovery program for eHowcoholics?
I'm gonna have to track down David S and ask him!
Thanks everyone, I love you all! :)
I love listmyfive. This is a great place to write!
Love this new site. Sure makes up for the loss of the old eHow!
We eHowers sure do love this site! Nice to see you featured on the front page, J!
It's great to see so many familiar names here. Just as eHow writers made that site so successful, I'm sure we will do the same for LM5. Now, about Dolly, is Pam around? We need a LM5 mascot!
I agree with this list, especially the rigid editors at eHow. They have taken all the joy out of writiing for the site. Here at ListMyFive, there is much writing freedom.
Sure fills a hole that eHow left.
Who says you can't go home again? I agree - List My Five seems to have captured that magical something that made me wake up in the morning raring to write another article on the original eHow.
Very good points! I wrote a blog post about List My Five and am getting lots of readers. There's quite a buzz about the site.
"No you didn't" Haha, love it and agree!
List my 5 brought back the fun into my writing again. I love eHow but hate DS so this is one of my new homes. Nice list!
Ehow was great but this site will be better. Exceptional!
Yes, am loving List My Five. It's nice to have a new place to write that is similar to eHow.
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