I’ve gotten a few emails asking for more info about Zujava since I mentioned it in a few vlogs and recent posts. I’m going to answer some of the most common questions I got as well as tell you about the best guide I’ve found to help you make money over there.
What is Zujava?
Zujava is a writing platform a lot like Squidoo. It’s 100% free and you write articles called “leaves” to earn money. The modules used to build pages are also a lot like Squidoo.
What is the difference between Zujava and Squidoo?
Well, one big difference is the domain. Being able to write from both sites allows you to gain backlinks from both sites if you are writing on these platforms for traffic. Another big difference is the tier payments. Both sites pool all of the adsense earnings and half of it is split between writers. On Squidoo it’s split between the top lenses giving around $50 to the top 1000 lenses and $.50 to $10 to other top lenses. The thing is, it’s hard to even get into tier 2.
On Zujava the adsense pool is split between EVERYONE and tiers are based on percentage. That means the tiers will grow to allow more people in tier one as the site grows. It also means every leaf is going to make you money, even if it’s much right now. As the site and traffic grows, so will the tier payments.
The biggest difference is quality control. Zujava puts you in something called the “Petting Zu” when you join. Here you write three leaves and they are checked for quality. They look for grammar errors, copied content, or anything breaking the rules. Your pages won’t go live until they approved. While this can be annoying while you wait, because the wait is sometimes pretty long, it means the entire site is full of higher quality pages which is going to get it a lot of Google love as the site grows.
Should I use both Squidoo and Zujava or pick one?
I use both. My favorite thing to do is create a Squidoo lens on a hot topic and write a Zujava leaf on a more niche topic and link them together. Here is an example.
I get people going to both and making their way to the other if they didn’t find what they needed. You could also create two on the same topic but from different slants or covering different information. What’s better than being number one on Google? Being number one AND two!
Is there a guide to making money with Zujava?
While no one has written a guide for Zujava specifically, there is a guide I’d highly recommend. It was written for Squidoo but it’s absolutely perfect.
Guides like Squid Pro Quo won’t really work because the coding doesn’t work well on Zujava and Zujava likes more content than you’ll normally see on Squid Pro Quo lenses. That’s why I’d recommend Tiffany Dow’s Squidoo Quick Commission Guide.
This guide is about creating lenses to promote Amazon products, but by thinking about consumers. It teaches you to create content filled lenses that are awesome.
You can read my review of the product over on SquidsPro.
Do you use Zujava? Do you have any other Zujava questions you’d like me to answer? Let me know in the comments.