Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions
What is List My Five?

List My Five is a FREE platform for people like you to create and publish Top Five lists online. Our Writers Compensation Program (WCP) gives you the opportunity to earn money from advertising revenue share form the lists that you create.


Who can join List My Five?

To create an account and publish your own Top Five lists online you must be at least 14 years old.

To join the WCP and earn advertising revenue share for the Top Five lists you create you must....

  1. Must be at least 18 years old.
  2. Must have a pay-pal account.
  3. Must provide information for tax purposes.
  4. Be a US citizen. List My Five WCP participation will be available for Canadian citizens and other countries shortly.
How can I join List My Five?

To create a List My Five account click here to get started.

To join the WCP click the "Join WCP" button on your account homepage.


What is a Top Five List?

All Top Five Lists are created by our members. You simply select the topic of for your list, the order of the list (1-5), and then describe the reason for each list item. do you have a Top Five List? share it online today and get paid.


How do I create my own Top Five List?

Once logged in to your FREE account we provide a simple to use publishing tool for you to create and publish your top five list live online.


What makes a good list?
  1. Topics of your Top Five List: be creative, be insightful, be funny, be informative, be current, be just about anything...List My Five topics are practically endless.
  2. Quality of your lists content: Focus on having a well written and detailed list when titling and describing your Top Five List.
  3. Selection of Keywords: Make sure your keywords are relevant to your Top Five List.
  4. Category of your List: Select the appropriate category for your List topic.
  5. List Popularity: Be sure your Top Five List has relevance, popularity, or a niche subject that people would want to know or debate.

What if someone already created the same Top Five List?

We allow members to have the same Top Five List titles as other members. For example a list title could be, "The Top Five Cars" and 10 members can have 10 different Top Five answers for that same list title.


Can I manage my account?

Yes, once you create your List My Five account you have access to your Account Homepage where you can view your real time stats including earnings and list page views for the lists you have created, you can also manage other part of your account such as your personal profile page.


Can I share my list with social networks?tworks?

Yes! we encourage you to share your list with your networks. List My Five has built in Facebook and Twitter integrations so that you can share your lists with your social networks as soon as they are published online.



Writers Compensation Program (WCP) Questions

What is the WCP?

The WCP is our writers compensation program. The WCP provides you with the opportunity to earn money by publishing high quality and creative Top Five Lists online. You will earn advertising revenue share generated from your published lists. The more lists you create and publish, the more money you can earn.


How do I join the WCP?

Joining the WCP is absolutely free. Once you create your List My Five account, click the "Join WCP" button on your account homepage and complete the sign up form.


WCP requirements:
  1. Must be at least 18 years old.
  2. Must have a pay-pal account.
  3. Must provide information for tax purposes.
  4. Be a US citizen. List My Five WCP participation will be available for Canadian citizens and other countries shortly.

Is my information safe on List My Five?

Your account information scrutiny is a top priority for List My Five, we use enterprise level firewalls and encryption techniques to store your information on a secure database for your protection. More detailed information about our security measures can be viewed in our privacy policy.


How do I earn Money?

We pay our WCP members advertising revenue share for the lists they create. The earnings our members receive are based on a variety of factors. Your published lists are not guaranteed to earn money. The earnings for your lists are unpredictable and are based on several components that may affect how much money (if any) you will earn for your lists. The components include, directly or indirectly, the following...

  1. Popularity of the Lists.
  2. Number and quality of inbound links to the lists.
  3. Topic of the lists content.
  4. Usefulness and applicability of the lists content.
  5. Quality of the lists writing.
  6. Amount of lists that you create.

How long will it take before I start earning money?

Earnings for List My Five are unpredictable. For example, some lists will generate revenue within the first day of being published, some lists may take weeks or months to see revenue, some lists may never earn money. Your lists have the potential to earn money everyday they are online.


How much money can I earn?

List My Five is not a "get rich quick" system. The revenue share we use is complex and unpredictable, we cannot guarantee a fixed monthly income. Typically the WCP members who follow these tips while creating their list have had a higher revenue share.

  1. Topics of your Top Five List:

    be creative, be insightful, be funny, be informative, be current, be just about anything...List My Five topics are practically endless.

  2. Quality of your lists content:

    Focus on having a well written and detailed list when titling and describing your Top Five list.

  3. Selection of keywords:

    Make sure your keywords are relevant to your Top Five list.

  4. Category of your list:

    Select the appropriate category for your list topic.

  5. List popularity:

    Be sure your Top Five list has relevance, popularity, or a niche subject that people would want to know or debate.

  6. Quantity of lists:

    Because ad revenue share is unpredictable, each list you publish online will earn different amounts each month. Some lists might not earn anything, however the more lists you create the more opportunities you will have to earn money.


Is there a limit to how many lists I create?

No. List My Five has not put a restriction on the amount of lists that you can create. As long as you have a good idea for a Top Five list, we want you to share it!


How will I be paid?

Currently, List My Five only offers payments via Paypal..


When will I be paid?

List My Five pays the WCP members monthly. We track your total earnings on a month to month basis. At the end of each month we total your earnings and issue your payment, via Paypal, by the 10th of the following month.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are NOT signed up for the WCP your monthly earnings will be LOST and reset to zero for the start of the next month.


What about taxes?

At the end of the year, List My Five will generate and mail out a 1099-MISC tax form with your total yearly earnings calculated on that document for you to file taxes. We are not responsible for your taxes.


Can I manage my WCP account?

Yes. Once you are a WCP member you will have access to the "My WCP" section on your account homepage where you can edit your tax & payment information, view your stats, and manage your account.


Fraudulent Activity Notice.

Fraudulent activity, including click fraud, will result in account termination and a permanent ban from List My Five. Please see our Terms of Use.

  1. Don't click on ads anywhere on the List My Five website.
  2. Don’t ask or cause others, including your readers, to click on ads on the site.
  3. Don’t use automated tools that click on ads on the site.

If you are found abusing the revenue share system you will be banned from contributing to the site, your lists will be deleted, and you will have to repay revenue earned by fraudulent means. Please see our Terms of Use before you create your account.