Being a long-time member of the main writing platforms, such as Squidoo, I like to investigate new platforms, often while still in Beta. I did so with Zujava, but somehow the account disappeared. So, I reopened my account and am once again active in the community.
Zujava is a bit different than most. The major difference being the writer must create 3 leaves (pages) in order for any of them, or future leaves to be published. This is to ensure quality, and although it could be considered a bother by some, it seems as though it is “paying off”.
About Zujava’s Creators
Bill Nihill, one of the creators of Zujava is no stranger to those in the Squidoo community. In fact, many newer platforms are created by current and former “Squids”. He liked Squidoo, and what it offered, but felt it could be improved upon. So, he and the co-creator began Zujava. One of the intentions was better quality information, and a more fair pay-out system. He is an artist and a writer. Bill keeps users up to date with the latest information via blogs and leaves.
Justin Emond is the developer of Zujava. He is the “go to” guy when it comes to keeping the site up and running, as well as trying to make it one of the best platforms available. I honestly do not have a lot of information about Justin, but one thing is for sure…he is doing a great job with Zujava!
Making Money with Zujava
There are actually several ways to make money by using Zujava. One is by incorporating your Google Adsense ads and Chitika accounts, as well as adding any Amazon sections you add to your page. You share in the revenue with Zujava.
Another way is by referring others to the site. As with most platforms, encouraging others to join is often rewarded. It isn’t much, but I suppose it could add up if enough people are referred. By the way, the link above for the site IS my referral link. However, I do not skew my reviews of a site for the purpose of getting revenue. My opinions are honest and straight-forward.
Businesses can also make money by creating, or having someone else create a quality “Leaf” for them. These are quality back-links, and I will go into that in a moment. The rules of content are stricter than some other platforms, but that just adds to the quality of the site.
Now for the nuts and bolts: Zujava has a PR of 3. Seeing as how it is a newer platform, that is pretty good. Chances are high that the PR will continue to climb. Links created by those who are established at the site are “DO FOLLOW” links. Zujava is, like most other good platforms, very community based. Simply throwing a new leaf up does not guarantee anything. Those leaves which are maintained and inter-linked are going to fare better than others. Authors who are active in the community will achieve more success with their work than will those who post and run.
I’m very excited about Zujava overall. It appears to be an all around win-win situation. The monitoring of the leaves means that most of the junk is kept out. Since content IS king, it is best to choose your king wisely. The “Petting Zu”, which refers to those with less than 3 leaves, also increases the likely hood of Zujava becoming a link dumping site. As a writer, this means a lot to me. As a business who wants quality links, it should mean something to you as well.
Omaha Writers Group can work with you on a plan to open, maintain, and grow your Zujava presence. If you would just like several leaves done, and that’s it, we can do that as well. Keep in mind that we will adhere to the rules of the site. Our reputation is on the line, and so is yours.