If you have your own blog, you may wonder why you would ever want to write on a self-publishing platform like Wizzley. Can't you simply use your own blogging venue for anything you would ever want to say online?
Why a Blogger Should Write Articles at Wizzley
There are very valid reasons for bloggers to write articles off-blog at free sites like Wizzley. You can build your online empire, strengthen your reputation, and build backlinks.
But I Have My Own Blog!
I Don't Need Wizzley
Actually, there are some great reasons to sign up at Wizzley (or other online writing platforms) and write some articles -- reasons that will help and complement your blogging ventures.
[NOTE: Throughout this article I will refer to Wizzley. But you can replace "Wizzley" with any other writing platform and these principles remain true. I personally find Wizzley easy to use and Google friendly. Furthermore, since I'm posting this article at Wizzley, it's only natural for me to promote it instead of another site.]
It's About Niche
Stay On Niche With the Help of Wizzley
Every blog must have a niche and remain true to that niche.
The problem is that most people are a combination of many different interests and hobbies. Once you start blogging, the itch to share your thoughts online can be all-consuming. There may be much you want to say that does not fit your blog niche at all. When you need an avenue for off-niche expression, Wizzley is a great place.
You can write about any topic at all without worrying that it will negatively impact your blog's SEO or loyal readership.
For example, I have a homeschooling blog. But as I've built up my blogs, I've learned a lot about blogging, product reviews, and managing time as an online content creator. Most of the homeschool moms who read my blog don't blog themselves. They don't care about my blogging insights. So I bring those ideas to Wizzley (or Hubpages or Squidoo) to share them with the world.
Building Your Reputation or Brand
All Over the Web
Besides a platform for off-niche expression, writing articles at Wizzley builds your reputation and/or brand. If you want to be an online force to be reckoned with, you need people to recognize your name and instantly think of your niche. The way you do that is to be "everywhere" with one consistent voice, user name, avatar, etc.
Imagine that someone is searching for information on a particular topic -- your speciality. Wouldn't it be great if the majority of the top Google searches were all your content at different sites? The search engines are only going to give so many results from a single site. But if you have written about that topic at your own blog, at another blog (guest post), at Wizzley, at Hubpages, at Squidoo, etc., there is the potential that all of your work could be shown in those top search results. No matter what the reader clicks on, it's YOU! What do you think that does for your reputation? It just went through the roof. Everywhere the searcher looks, he sees YOUR avatar on some brilliantly written piece of content that perfectly answers his question or provides the product that meets his need. Your online empire has taken over that keyword.
Backlinking and Driving Traffic
Articles at Wizzley provide backlinks to your blog which in turn promote your blog's authority with SEO. The secret to this is linking within relevant articles. If you are using Wizzley to write about your off-niche interests, you are not going to get a good backlink to your site. Instead, write an article here about something related to your blog's niche. Then on that article, use a text link with relevant anchor text back to your blog or to a specific page within your blog.
Here's an example. I have a homeschooling blog. So I want to link back to my blog on my homeschooling related pages at Wizzley. On my What is Notebooking? page, I made sure to link back to The Notebooking Fairy, my notebooking blog.
Besides the backlink, hopefully, some of my article readers will actually click over to my linked blog post to see what else I have to offer. That means traffic to my blog and possible subscribers. Those translate into potential customers for the purchase of my ebook.
Surfing the Web
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You may be reading this article and thinking that it sounds impossible. Just keeping up with your blog itself is time consuming enough. You can't add yet another writing assignment to the to do list.
Let me assure you that writing at Wizzley is easy. It will take you no more than half an hour to set up your account, input the profile information, and watch a few introductory videos or read the FAQ and begin a new article. You can write your first Wizzley page in another half an hour and have it posted, ready to be indexed by Google or other search engines. (Google loves Wizzley.)
Take baby steps. Write just one strategic page at Wizzley. And then think about when you may have another half hour to an hour to create another one. Slow and steady wins the race.
Other Perks of Writing at Wizzley
There are some monetary rewards to writing articles at Wizzley. You are probably not going to be able to quit your day job soley from what you receive from Wizzley, but a few dollars a month is a nice perk in addition to the authority, reputation, and backlinks you get here.
Add your adsense publisher ID and Wizzley automatically gives you from 50-60% of the ad impressions (see the help page for the nitty gritty details).
Other Affiliate Revenue Opportunities
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