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Would this be the right kind of article for Wizzley?

 
HollieT
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on 10/09/2012

I'm considering moving a few articles which I have on Hub Pages to Wizzley. There are two articles which I'm particularly proud of which are more of a resource for single parents, if anything, nevertheless, I'm not sure if they are the type of articles which Wizzley would necessarily want. One of them is approx 2300 words in length and gives detailed information about charities which offer financial assistance to lone parents, including how they can obtain free Christmas presents for their children. The second is a sister hub, and explains how an application for financial assistance should be drafted. Are these the type of articles which Wizzley would accept? .

I plan to monetise them by featuring books from Amazon about how to find your way out of debt etc. 

JoHarrington
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on 10/09/2012

They sound great to me.  I've got ones on AI and the Death Penalty which top 6000 words each, so you'll not be in trouble for length!


HollieT
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on 10/09/2012

Hi Jo,

Thanks for replying. I'm glad the length wont be an issue. I hadn't previously attempted to monetise them, felt a bit guilty, if someone is struggling so much financially should I be promoting products. Having said that, I'm not  promoting the books but people have the chance to buy them if they wish. 

I used to be a Probation Officer and as such, had literally written hundreds of charity applications, but also had hundreds accepted. My little piece of expertise is now on it's way to Wizzley! Smile

JoHarrington
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on 10/09/2012

Happy days!

As far as I've ascertained so far, anything is accepted at Wizzley, as long as it isn't banned in the Wizzley Nots or the rules/TOS.

I'm looking forward to reading your articles!


chefkeem
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on 10/09/2012

Bring it on, Hollie. Should be very interesting and useful material.  Smile


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
Jerrico_Usher
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on 10/09/2012

*snickers* I wrote a post then deleted it haha... I'll leave em alone :)


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HollieT
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on 10/09/2012

Thank you all (snickers, bit confused Kiss) I've got to de-index them first, but also planning on moving a few more too, which I *know* would fit. I must admit that I have a hub which I know would do well here, but has lots of facebook likes which I didn't want to lose. Still, if people liked it once,Smile they will again. 

Jerrico_Usher
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on 10/09/2012

Why don't you rewrite the "Hub" from a non competing (with the original) angle, then link all that traffic to your wizzle... this way you keep the hub, keep the likes, build a fresh wizzle and your old one now has more information they can get on whatever it is... and whatever you write about... that's what I'd do :)


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Sheri_Oz
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on 10/10/2012

Hi Hollie:

I'm looking forward to reading your posts about single parents and help they can get. I am curious though, what is the connection between probation officer and applications to charities for single parents?

Sheri


HollieT
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on 10/10/2012

Hi Jerrico,

 

I hadn't really considered that. The hub in question is very young, I published it just as I got slapped by Google (I'm presuming it's a slap, although there have been issues there with the robots.txt files- so, could also be responsible) Someone FB'd it which has led to another 40 or so FB likes, but it gets absolutely no traffic whatsoever from Google, which is why I'm wondering whether it's worth leaving it there at all. The FB likes are nice, but they don't amount to much traffic.

 

Hi Sheri,

When a PO assesses risk of re-offending they also have to consider other factors which may have contributed to the offenders behavior. Such as homelessness, addiction, separation from family, employment and education etc. If it is deemed that those other factors have (and they so often do) contributed to offending behavior the PO will  partner with other agencies to address the issues. So, for example, if homelessness has been an issue for someone who has committed a street robbery, the agencies will work together to find accommodation, but the offender then has to furnish that accommodation when they are only in receipt of benefits. Consequently, applications to charities are written for help with the cost of furniture. Or, a client may want to pursue employment (which is actively encouraged) but does not have suitable clothing for an interview. We make an application for a clothing grant. 

Also, there are many charities which will not consider an application if it is not supported by a statutory agency (such as a PO or Social worker) Sorry, that explanation was not very concise. :)

HollieT
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on 10/10/2012

I meant to add, single parents are just one group which a PO might work with, but more often than not single parents come before the courts because of petty offences such as shoplifting (sometimes for food, or children's clothing) I've written the hub with single parents in mind because they are a group which are particularly struggling in the UK at the moment. Women and children are believed to be the worst hit by the economic crisis.

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