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