Zujava

What is Zujava?

Zujava is a new content contribution site, much like HubPages. No need for an Adsense account the earnings are calculated on a 'leafs' (articles) popularity and paid out via Paypal.

If you can build a hub, you can build a leaf. It's simple, easy and best of all, free!

Creating Your First (Hub-like) Leaf

To create a page, you'll click "create a leaf" and be brought to the intro. From the intro, you'll be able to customize the URL, write the intro, leaf title, pick a topic, and input your tags. Save that page and away you go. You can add additional sections (modules) from the sidebar tool.

What Type Of Content Is Allowed?

Pretty much what you can get away with at HubPages will be the same criteria at Zujava. There will be an emphasis on quality and a minimum word count of 250 words.

Referral System

HubPages givers a referrer 10% of the ad impressions of a referred author. Zujava's referral is similar, except they're giving 20% of the earnings (out of their share) of whatever your referral is making.

In fact, for every user you refer to Zujava for the first year (until February 1, 2013) that amount will be 25%.

What a great incentive to encourage your friends and family to sign up too and get them publishing online.

Payment

Payment is made via Paypal.

There is a 60 day lead time, automatically paid monthly. Just like you experience now on HubPages for their own ad program.

My Earnings

Month/Year
Earnings
February 2012
$3.11
March 2012
$5.64
April 2012
$17.22
May 2012
$20.46
June 2012
$17.96
July 2012
$24.30
August 2012
$28.22
September 2012
$39.67
October 2012
$48.16
November 2012
$227.13
December 2012
$250.90
2012 Earnings
$682.77
January 2013
$79.99
February 2013
$98.31
2013 Earnings
$178.30
TOTAL EARNINGS
$861.07
This is the per month earnings from just one of my accounts.

But I'm Already Hubbing!

Yes, you are.

And there's nothing stopping you from creating a Zujava account, publishing great content, and throwing the occasional link towards a similarly themed hub.

Remember what they say, don't have all your eggs in one basket...

How cool (and cute) is the logo!
How cool (and cute) is the logo!

Sign Up!

Sign up to Zujava now and start publishing and earning.

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rmcrayne 4 years ago from San Antonio Texas

What timing darkside. I was recently pondering AdSense-free options. If diversifying, seems it would be an excellent idea to have options NOT dependent on AS.

Always good to bump into you. I check your profile from time to time to see if you're still active here. Tried to find you on Wizzley, and I think I did. Not darkside there or Zujava?


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darkside 4 years ago from Australia Author

HP is pretty much the only place I am known as Darkside. Over there I'll be Glen.


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rebekahELLE 4 years ago from Tampa Bay

I was just checking my email notification of new hubs and was surprised to see your name! This sounds rather interesting. Is this your site? Can we browse the site before joining? I like the name and the logo. Very cool!

We miss you around here. :-


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tlpoague 4 years ago from USA

This is interesting information to know. I have never heard of this website, so will have to check it out one of these days. Thanks!


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freelanceauthor 4 years ago

Thanks for the share. It would be good to be one of the first few members.


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Green Lotus 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Great to see you here Darkside. Thanks for always turning up with something new and exciting. I will check it out. Thanks!


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waynet 4 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

Nice one! I'll sign up under you! when I get the chance. Sounds good!


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darkside 4 years ago from Australia Author

Will be good to see you there Wayne.


LYS 4 years ago

thanks for the heads up but is the site down or something,keep getting the message no route to host?


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darkside 4 years ago from Australia Author

Just some teething issues. That problem has been fixed and it's back up and running.


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Tanya YpsiGirl 4 years ago from Ann Arbor

I will try it out under you. Question: Darkside, I'm curious what your thoughts are about having different user names vs a main user name on various sites? Thank you.


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darkside 4 years ago from Australia Author

There are benefits of using the same name. But I think the same can be said by using different names too, for completely different reasons.

If you're working heavily in the one niche you could really stamp your name as being an expert in the field if you used the same name.

Personally, I like to mix things up. I use different names at different sites.


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada

Interesting! This is another one to put on my list. I checked out the layout and it is certainly an attractive site. It's nice to know what's out there!


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rmcrayne 4 years ago from San Antonio Texas

Hey Glen, I joined Zujava through your link. My first leaf tied for third place in the recent contest. The prize is a blog post singing my leaf's praises, which I will print for my portfolio!


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darkside 4 years ago from Australia Author

That's fantastic!


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internetgeek 4 years ago from Hyderabad, India.

There is always good to have an alternate. Zujava seems to be interesting. Thanks for sharing and voted up :)


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rmcrayne 4 years ago from San Antonio Texas

Really cool joining Zujava in their infancy. The competition is small compared to HP contests. I just got selected as one of the two grand prize winners for this month's contest, and will be getting Dragon Naturally Speaking. Another nice entry for my portfolio.


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darkside 4 years ago from Australia Author

Congratulations!

With it being in its infancy and so many of the prolific writers coming from HubPages and Squidoo it's nice to see familiar faces win these contents.


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rmcrayne 4 years ago from San Antonio Texas

I know! I don’t have much traffic yet, but I'm super proud of my wins.

Dragon Speak wasn't so much a motivator though. I tried using it a few years back for my patient documentation. I dutifully completed several training modules, including one for radiologists, which I thought was perfect for me as an upper extremity therapist. Not so much. Maybe the Dragon just can’t understand a Southern accent. Some of the errors were funny enough that I started a Word doc to record them. Here are a couple:

lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)= latter leprechaun the lightest

DeQuervain’s (tenosynovitis of the thumb)= the queer brains

Dupuytren’s contracture (disease of the palmar fascia)= to deterrence contractor


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darkside 4 years ago from Australia Author

That's hysterical! You should make a hub (or a leaf) about that!


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McGilwriter 4 years ago from Florida

I'm adding Zujava to my arsenal of writing. Might as well diversify, and you don't need adsense. I only use hubpages for backlinks because Google has given me the middle finger on my Adsense account. So awesome that they can just ban you and when asked why, it's "because we can." I know the rules and I don't click on my own stuff ... bah!


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Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

Thanks for this great information. On my way to check it out!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 3 years ago from Portland, Oregon

I've heard of Zyujava, but haven't tried it. I tried branching out into Wizzley, but quickly grew dissatisfied. I'll sign up for ZuJava and see how it goes.


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bean3185296328795 3 years ago

How does it compare money making wise? Thanks for this hub. It's well written and informative. I'd actually never heard of this one.


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

Thanks for sharing this info. Always glad to have a back up option for Adsense. Thanks for telling us about this option Glen. Will be checking it out from your link and joining.


ren 3 years ago

I published a few pieces on zujava, but even after having made a few backlinks they are still not showing up very high in Google. How does anyone make money on that site? Frankly, I've never seen any Zujava articles appear in my search results, ever. Not a good sign from my point of view.

I'm skeptical that the owners are even making enough to justify keeping it alive, looks like something that might go belly up overnight.


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Marisa Wright 3 years ago from Sydney

I don't know if you're still actively using Zujava so you may not be aware that the rules have changed. The new rules may suit writers who want a "writerly" site where quality rules, but for the average internet writer, who wants to use rev-sharing sites to interconnect their work, Zujava is now less useful.


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darkside 3 years ago from Australia Author

Hi Marisa, no, I haven't kept abreast with the changes (either here or anywhere else). I've been concentrating on writing for Kindle, as well as other offline pursuits.

Any good URLs with the developments?


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Marisa Wright 3 years ago from Sydney

Not really - one of the frustrations is that there isn't one place where all the new rules are clearly spelled out.

The best I can do is a forum thread I started to let people know.

http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/107991#post2299505


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LindaSmith1 3 years ago from USA

I have been there since September and earned $2.66 in the most recent pay out, but $2.65 of that was Amazon sale commission, and the revenue share was ONE PENNY having over 80 articles published.

I will be leaving and going elsewhere.


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darkside 3 years ago from Australia Author

Linda, that would be your third or fourth payout now?


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fanfreluche 3 years ago from France (but Canadian at heart)

Impressive earnings Glen, Zujava is a great community and a nice place to write too. I am way behind you in terms of earnings over there but I love it anyway.


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darkside 3 years ago from Australia Author

You can see it's been a gradual curve, and shot up suddenly (which could be due to the silly season), but what it does show is the potential there. I was invited to be one of the first to join before the site was made public. I think there were 4 or 5 original authors. But there's a lot of potential there. And because they started the right way they won't be punched in the face by Google later.


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LindaSmith1 3 years ago from USA

Darkside, my first payout was November, March will be my 5th. I have yet to meet payout even with Amazon earnings, and i don't think I will make it in March either.

I have started publishing on Squidoo. The ones earning on Zujava are the ones that started with it. The new ones, I don't think they have a prayer there unless they get into the Zujava clique. Zubassadors can make you or break you, and there is a bunch of them which I find rather funny.


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younghopes 3 years ago from India

Hi darkside, as i can see this hub was written long time back but now as i read it what is your experience? Are you still writing and have your earnings increased?


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Tembrooke 2 years ago from US/TN

I've mainly been using Squidoo, but I've wanted to try another platform too. I tried to join Zujava but gave up on them because of the approval process (the Petting Zu). I made 3 leaves and waited (and waited, and waited) for approval, but after two weeks, I hadn't heard a thing. I started reading the forums to try to figure out what was up, and Bill had a post saying they only review accounts every 2 - 3 weeks (despite the FAQ implying that the process should only take a week) -- and he said something like "if we missed you this time, shoot me an email and we'll get you next time." That pretty much settled it for me. I can understand the need for an approval process, but I think it's ridiculous to keep people waiting for weeks before their accounts are approved to publish! It made me feel like they really didn't care if I joined or not. So I came over here instead and published those leaves as hubs this morning. Two of them are already active, so I feel confident that I made the right choice.


Maryjoy 2 years ago

It can 100% be from your page or blog. I've got the RSS feed from here to our romance eBook squdioo. If a page I made was completely unrelated to the site then I would probably find a relevant feed to use. My next article will be on hubpages and I have a nifty RSS trick you may enjoy.


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LindaSmith1 2 years ago from USA

Tembrooke: I see nothing has changed there from your post, in fact maybe even worse for those stuck in the PettingZu. The site is a waste of time, IMO and there is a lot of favoritism there.


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Tembrooke 2 years ago from US/TN

Sounds like I definitely made the right choice in pulling my work and coming here instead! Thanks for the feedback, Linda.


darkprinceofjazz 2 years ago

I too had petting zoo issues back in October-November of 2012! I emailed and emailed without response, and finally gave up.

I see I wasn't the only one and the problem still exists, I was disappointed because I know many who earn on Squidoo who have earned well there too.

The frustrating thing for me was the fact that the site was then even smaller than it is now, so it should not be such a hardship to answer emails! I can forgive sites like HubPages or Squidoo when the volume is high. I have always been responded to on HubPages and Squidoo when I email, might take a week or two, but they always do.

You should not have to be friends of the owners to get a response.


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pkmcruk 2 years ago from Cheshire UK

I really like/liked Zujava and I just hope that they will be able to sort out their recent issue with Amazon and keep the boat afloat.


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Shailendra Mishra 2 years ago from Indore, India

@LindaSmith1 1 cent earned for 80 articles published! This is horrible.


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LindaSmith1 2 years ago from USA

Shailendra: I deleted everything and left.

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