Wizzley -v- Hubpages Compare Writing Sites

Wizzley -v - Hubpages

As a writer, you'll find there are many sites you can write for to earn money working from home. In comparing Wizzley -v- Hubpages this article just explores some of the initial differences that can help you choose which one will suit your writing style.

Hubpages' writing quality and requirements are, at present, more arduous than those at Wizzley, making it fast the "best writing site online" in the eyes of Hubbers who are looking to build a second income stream.

Wizzley -v- Hubpages
Wizzley -v- Hubpages | Source

The Wizzley interface is very familiar to Hubpages' writers as it uses the same concept of entering your affiliate links into your profile, then using modules to lay out the page content.

You start by creating a page and are asked for a title, an excerpt and you're then given a text module to type into.

Once you've finished typing, you can then preview your page before you publish it.

Like on Hubpages, you can also return to your writing at any future point to tweak, improve, delete or add to any of your content.

Adding Images to Wizzley

The same rules apply on Wizzley as on any other writing site. Adding images enhances your user experience and engagement and all images need to be either your own photos, or a properly attributed image available under license or in the public domain (or an image you have paid to use, but most online writers don't pay for stock images as the income's not assured).

To add images to Wizzley, you add them into an image module. They have two image modules:

  • Flickr
  • Images


Wizzley Modules

Wizzley Modules
Wizzley Modules | Source

Wizzley Modules

The modules at Wizzley vary a little from Hubpages. There are additional ones. Modules in common with Hubpages are:

  • Text • Images • Map • Amazon • eBay • Poll • Youtube

Additional modules on Wizzley are:

  • RSS Feed - something Hubpages removed.
  • Article List - I've yet to inviestigate this
  • Duel - I've yet to investigate this
  • Recipe - although Hubpages has a Recipe layout, Wizzley enables you to create a recipe that contains a recipe module. Hubpages have recently changed the way they do this, but I've not used their latest version yet.
  • Contents - I've yet to investigate this
  • Article List - I've yet to investigate this.

Additional Affiliate Opportunities wtih Wizzley:

  • Zazzle - another way to generate an income from Zazzle online stores
  • AllPosters - an additional potential income stream selling images/posters on your articles

Wizzley -v- Hubpages: Wizzley Templates
Wizzley -v- Hubpages: Wizzley Templates

Themes and Layout

The Wizzley way of doing this is to offer you some instant templates to use to make your presentation a bit different.

You get to choose colours, which articles will show in your sidebar, articles to exclude from showing, You can also choose to enable Pinterest sharing (it is on by default).

Choosing the font is also easily done in this section, which is always visible on the side of your page as you're creating/editing your page.

Earning Money with Wizzley

Earning money with Wizzley is the same as it is with Hubpages and the Google Adsense system. You write your article and Google Adsense modules are placed around the page.

Additionally, if you are an affiliate of ebay, Amazon.com, Allposters or Zazzle you can add in additional modules.

Wizzley Referral Program

Like Hubpages' referral programme, Wizzley offers you 10% for the lifetime of a new member's ad impressions, which comes from the Wizzley share of the pot. The use of this is available to you once you've published just 5 articles.

Optional Chitika

Some people cannot or won't join Google Adsense, for them there is an option to use Chitika instead. Chitika is similar to Google Adsense, it works in the same way as they have a pool of adverts they serve and you get paid for any click throughs to the advertiser's site.

Wizzley -v- Hubpages Income

 
Wizzley
Hubpages
Minimum Article Length
A minimum of 400 words per article
A minimum of 700 words per article
Referral System
10% of impressions for life
10% of impressions for life
Affiliate Modules
Amazon, ebay, Zazzle, Allposters, Chitika
Amazon, ebay
Your Revenue Share
You 50% │ Wizzley 50%
You 60% │ Hubpages 40%
Adsense on Pages
Yes, immediate
Only once page has had 100 Views

Overall Review:

Overall, if you're used to Hubpages then you'll find Wizzley easy to operate. Allowing shorter articles makes it easier for new writers, or more seasoned writers who have a subject that they've not much to say about.

It's always important to explore new communities and new sites. I think Wizzley satisfies a lot of the criteria that most online writers are looking for.

Hubpages OR Wizzley?

It'd be just daft to limit yourself to one site. Write on both, appreciate the differences and see which one fits your writing topics and writing style best. Wizzley offers more integrated affiliate ID modules and, at the time of writing, has less onerous rules and criteria for writers to meet.

Hubpages offers a higher %age of the revenue share than Wizzley and is a more well-known site.

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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

A fine review. I'll be checking out Wizzley. Thanks for sharing this info. Voted up, useful and shared.


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD

I like Wizzley a lot, but I don't feel like it pulls in as much traffic as HubPages. Yet I do feel it is an up and coming site, so it is in any online writers best interest to join it. Thanks for sharing your views on Wizzley!


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thank you rajan_jolly - everybody says not to keep all your eggs in one basket - and I thinkt he look/feel of a site and how it functions is important in choosing where else to write. It's not easy learning a new system, so to move to one that's similar and 'easier' makes sense. Wizzley is the best site like Hubpages for those reasons in my opinion.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thanks for commenting Jeannieinabottle - traffic is very important to any site. However, you have to also look at the potential another site gives you. For example, you can use whizzley to sound out ideas for something that might become a much larger post on Hubpages; creating a backlink to your Hub/s on the subject in the process.

Also, we don't know what will happen in the future. I have been with Hubpages for 7 years; Hubpages was first registered 8 years ago. Wizzley was first registered 2.5 years ago. Who knows where they'll both be ranking in 5 years' time, but having survived the first two years in business under extraordinary economic conditions Wizzley must be doing something right.

It's better to write one piece a week there now, than to look back in 2 years' time and think "Wish I'd tried it sooner".


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teaches12345 3 years ago

I have heard of Wizzley and wondered about the site's benefits. Thank you for sharing it here. I may try it out soon.


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David Trujillo 3 years ago from Medellin, Colombia

Just like the article Bublews vs Hubpages pushed me into opening an account there I think I´ll open one with Wizzley. Is it to British oriented?

Voted up as useful!


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cmoneyspinner1tf 3 years ago from Austin, Texas

Wizzley and HUBPages are both good. Excuse me. Great!

As far as publishing platforms are concerned - both easy to start, easy to learn, easy to use.

First plus: HP has the best revenue-sharing plan.

But here's what really makes HP more appealing.

- Earn money from Wizzley? (O.o) IDK! You can see clicks but you don't know how to convert that to $$$. If I earn money, I guess I'll know if something shows up in my PayPal account.

Second Plus: I don't have to guess if my HUBs are earning money. I click on the tab that say "my earnings" and I KNOW!! Can't beat that!


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NateB11 3 years ago from California, United States of America

I've been looking for another rev-share site to write on in addition to HP. This article presented a great other option. Definitely seriously considering doing a little work on Wizzley now.


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cmoneyspinner1tf 3 years ago from Austin, Texas

Although HUBPages doesn't have a specific module, if you are an affiliate HUBPages allows you to place links for Zazzle and Allposters at your HUBs.

Also, it's easier to tell if you're earning money with HP because you just click on the Earnings tab and view.


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cmoneyspinner1tf 3 years ago from Austin, Texas

Well guess what? Now I have to eat my words. Checked my Google Ad Sense account today and $$$ are showing up pertaining to my Wizzley articles. So although there is no Earnings tab within your Wizzley account like with HUBPages, by creating a channel in my Ad Sense account associated to Wizzley, I am able to see money starting to trickle in.

Who says perseverance doesn't pay?

Not quite ready yet to say KA-Ching! But it will get there. ( I hope! )

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