The other day while reading my emails, I came across a new hub by Lakeeerieartists about a brand new writing site called Wizzley. This new site is the brainchild of ChefKeem, Ron Passfield, and Anne Corcino. If you are not new to writing online, especially at Squidoo, then I’m sure you will recognize their names.
What the owners of this site have done is take the best of Hubpages and the best of Squidoo and combined them all together to make this new site. Since I’m always looking for new places to write, I immediately signed up for this new site.
My first take on the site was that it looked eerily similar to Hubpages. The workshop is almost exactly the same except for the addition of a couple of very welcome income module additions.
Below is the text editing box that is used at Wizzley, see what I mean about it being similar to Hubpages? I really like this because I don’t have to learn how to use yet another site to start publishing right away.
To the right is a screenshot of the module picker, module organizer, and the Thumbnail uploader that is used for adding what is the equivalent to the “Lens intro picture” on Squidoo. I think the best part of the entire experience of building my first page at Wizzley, was the ease of moving modules around. You see, you can move the modules around and hit the save button, allowing you to save the order of the modules very easily. This was always a problem that I had with Hubpages; I didn’t like to drag my mouse all the way to the top of the page in order to move them around. I did learn after working with Wizzley that this is possible on Hubs as well, but it was a lot more obvious to me over at Wizzley.
Hubpages and Squidoo have both been around for a very long time, the best thing about Wizzley is they will be able to learn from the mistakes made at both sites. They already have a “trusted user” status that you can achieve by publishing 5 good pages. With the trusted status, the links in your pages on Wizzley will become “do follow” and I”m sure that is a big part of the reason you are considering writing there. I realize that right now the site is small, but they are hand reviewing every page that is written and ChefKeem has already written a post in the forum that spam and copied crap will not be tolerated. The authors of the crap they found were told to either shape up or get out. Since they were trying to take the easy way out, my guess is they “got out”.
While I don’t advocate using free sites as your only source of income, they do make great supplemental income to add to the money your main sites are bringing in. For example, I have decided to write some supplemental pages about shoes that I found to match the Miche Bags that I’ve been reviewing. It’s these types of pages that I’ll be writing at Wizzley, Squidoo, and Hubpages from now on. Will that change in a couple of months, maybe, since I seem to change with the wind and my IMADD.
No matter which way you decide to use free content sites, you should at least register at Wizzley to protect your online identity, especially if you have a following online that knows you by your online identity.
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Originally posted 2011-06-02 06:21:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter