Wizzley is a new publishing platform similar to Infobarrel, Hubpages and Seekyt, where contributors can publish for free and get a share of the revenue generated from their articles. Here is a short account of my experience with Wizzley.
Benefits of Writing for Wizzley
Wizzley is a very well organized site and has a striking similarity with two of the most popular web 2.0 publishing platforms—Squidoo and Hubpages, and to their credit they have incorporated the best of both these publishing platforms and added a few features of their own. A really unique feature of Wizzley is the Download Module which allows the writer to upload a folder (less than 5MB) to their server, which can then be downloaded by the readers for free. Easy to use text editor and module manager (like Hubpages) and a variety of decent themes (like Squidoo) also make Wizzley an interesting alternative for content writers.
Further, Google likes Wizzley along with several other new publishing platforms (like Seekyt) and so Wizzley pages are likely to receive a significant amount of search engine traffic as a result of high search engine visibility.
Income Streams Available on Wizzley
Like both Hubpages and Squidoo, Wizzley offers a very large number of earning options and the fact that you get to decide which kinds of monetizing you wish to use in each article makes you feel more in control. Adsense and Amazon ad impressions share is rather low at 50%. Other monetizing options include AllPosters, Ebay and Zazzle.
A Screen Shot of the Wizzley Writer's Interface
Drawbacks of Wizzley
Apart from the relatively poor revenue share ratio, the major drawback of Wizzley is its exceptionally high and subjective quality standards. Every article submitted is manually reviewed by the administrator (which is good) and its usefulness is determined on a purely subjective basis (which is bad). Further, Wizzley’s scope is not as broad as Hubpages or Squidoo as they do not like technical articles, such as articles on college level mathematics (I am not talking about project reports or research papers).
Another minor drawback of Wizzley is that you have to publish 5 articles before your links become dofollow, which means it might require a bit of time and effort before you can use Wizzley for SEO backlinks.
Review of Wizzley in a Nut Shell
Overall, I think that Wizzley is a very exciting alternative for Hubpages, Squidoo and Infobarrel but it is not meant for everyone so don’t get frustrated if your best efforts keep getting rejected.