7 Reasons Why BizSugar Will Make You an Awesome Blogger [2020 Updates]

By: | June 5, 2016 | Tags: , , , ,

Update: It’s been more than four years since the publication of my BizSugar review.

The site now has a forum as well as a sharing community.

In that time, BizSugar has resulted in my boosting my blog’s success:

  • I have strengthened my friendships made at the site.
  • I was interviewed on a podcast hosted by a site moderator.
  • The powers-that-be share my posts on Twitter so my brand growths there.
  • Other blogs link to BizSugar articles, so my SEO gets better. For instance, SmallBizTrends, a high authority blog, links to my BizSugar articles. Since BizSugar is a content curation site, I curate my content there. Then, the real benefits begin. SmallBizTrends link to my posts. Since SmallBizTrends is syndication world-wide, my SEO gets better due to the link. Also, my exposure gets better since SmallBizTrends is syndicated.

You can have all these benefits too. Are you ready?

Let’s dive in.

BizSugar brings blog traffic #blogging

UPDATE:

In 2019, BizSugar split into two sites, one for training and one for social sharing

Are you frustrated by your lack of traffic from traditional social media sites?

Have you heard great things about the ability of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest to bring traffic to your blogs only to be disappointed?

Why not try BizSugar.com as an alternative?

Since it’s not mainstream, you might find you stand out more than sites with millions of users.

Don’t be deterred by the name of the site either.

Although there are many business people who use the site, anyone can. Since there is no cost, you can use it for free. BizSugar is a free source of self-promotion for you.

I am not a business blogger. I use the site, I love the site, and best of all, I regularly receive traffic from it and so can you if you follow the tips in this post.

What is BizSugar?

BizSugar is a social site on the Internet where self-promotion of your articles is allowed.

While it is true that users share online marketing tips, they share posts about many topics that you might write about. For example, BizSugar contains articles and videos about trends, strategies, productivity, and social media just to name a few of the site’s many categories.

The important point is that although it is named BizSugar, it is not just for marketers or other business people.

Advantages of BizSugar

  1. You can make new contacts. David Leonhardt feels the contacts you can make on BizSugar are even more valuable than the traffic you receive: Over the years, I’ve used BizSugar as a blogging community. 59 pages of submissions are testimony that I am not a new member.  I have found it to be the best of the niche social bookmarking websites.  It’s not the traffic as much as the outreach.  People have contacted me with, “I’ve seen you on BizSugar; let’s work together.”  In other words, quality over quantity.
  2. You can strengthen your connections with bloggers you already know. You can send a message to your connections at BizSugar. It is a social media site, after all.
  3. There is less competition to try to stand out since it is not a mainstream social media site.
  4. Serious bloggers use the site, so you won’t have readers coming and going like a revolving door. Bloggers statistically abandon their blogs within nine months. Since BizSugar’s users are more experienced users, they won’t abandon their blogs and stop reading your articles. According to blogger Danny Wong, BizSugar is full of supportive users who will be excited to read your articles.
  5. A wealth of resources exists for you as a blogger. The articles are written by experienced bloggers. Also, the Best of BizSugar is a SocialHub at the site where you can get help.
  6. BizSugar is fun due to its sugar theme. Your default avatar is a sugar cube. There is a category called “Sweets”, and the votes are called “Sugars”.
  7. BizSugar is a potential source of traffic for your blog. Users have a choice to read a snippet of your article on the site, or they can click “View full story”. This will enable them to see the entire post on your blog, and your page views will increase. If users vote for your post, your article will get pushed to the top, and your visibility will rise. This will, in turn, lead to even more traffic for you.

Receiving traffic from BizSugar is easy. Just add your link to the appropriate topic.

For example, I added my Grammarly tutorial to the technology category. I have a large number of readers who blog about technology who can add their posts to this category as well.

I also have many readers who blog in the Personal Development niche. Self-development is one of the categories you can post your link in.

I have bloggers who write about saving money. One of the site’s categories is finances. With a little creative thinking, you can connect your content to their site.

Voting:

If you like an article, you can vote for it. I suppose this would be the equivalent of a thumbs up or clicking the Like button on other sites.

BizSugar helps bloggers get blog trafficand get #blogging help

By looking at the screenshot, you can see  three of my articles that received votes.

If you like an article so much that you would like to recommend it to others to read, you can make an article “hot”.

The top article, 19 Strange Ideas that Will Amplify Your Productivity, was recommended by another BizSugar user. For that reason, it has a caption under it that says who made it “hot”.

Voting and commenting will increase your “karma” score. It indicates your level of engagement at the site.

BizSugar Tutorial

Step 1: Go to BizSugar. com. To make an account, click “Register”. Put in your User Name, type the captcha, and activate the link in your Email. Go back to BizSugar and log in. You can also log in with Facebook.

Step 2: To submit a post link, click “Submit New.” Enter the URL and click “continue.” You can change your headline if desired. You can tag your post. Write a 2-3 sentence description. Check your spelling if desired.

Step 3: Submit a category. Click the drop-down to see the choices.

Step 4: Type a 1-2 sentence summary of your article. Check spelling if desired. Click “Preview and Submit.”

Step 5: You will get to see what your article will look like. If you are happy, click “Submit”, if you are not, click “Modify.”

BizSugar helps #bloggers

 

 

Click Home, and then Recent. You should see your post on the “Recently Submitted” page.

Even if you can’t relate your content to the content posted at BizSugar, still a great source of resources and potential new contacts as you comment and vote on the articles there.

BizSugar Strategy

  • Have a voting buddy. You upvote their links and they upvote yours. It makes it easier to get traffic.
  • This is a social site. Be social. Share other people’s articles and not just your own.
  • Only share your best work. Serious bloggers are at this site. Put your best foot forward!
  • Make sure your content matches the category you choose. Although you may not be an entrepreneur, there are categories such as productivity, technology, and social media that may relate to your articles. I had trouble finding social media. It is listed under marketing.
  • Don’t try to leave your links too often. In contrast to other social media sites, BizSugar has safeguards in place against spamming. You can only submit your links a limited amount of times at first. In order to ensure no one engages in too much link dropping, users have levels which increase with engagement.
  • Put a badge on the blog post that you shared. When BizSugar users come to your site to read your article, if they see the BizSugar badge, they will be more compelled to vote for your story which will increase its visibility at BizSugar.

Click “Sweets” and then “Tools.”

BizSugar can bring bloggers blog traffic #blogging

This will bring you to a screen where you can choose your desired code to copy and then paste into your post.

  • Take advantage of all that BizSugar has to offer. The Social Hub is an area similar to Twitter, and Best of BizSugar has valuable resources.

Are You Ready to Try BizSugar?

In conclusion, BizSugar provides a great opportunity for you to expand your blogging network in many different niches by increasing your blogging connections. You will be making new contact familiar with your blog and increasing traffic to your site. The whole time, you will have fun doing it.

Readers, please share, so other bloggers looking for new ways to promote their blogs learn about BizSugar.

Have you heard of it? Have you tried it? What have your experiences been? Do you think you might try BizSugar? I look forward to your views in the comments section.

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  1. Jen

    Janice, as usual, you are so educating. 🙂 I find I can always learn something new from you. I do need to watch the shiny object syndrome as a newbie, or maybe it is always like that? Thank you for sharing a brand new resource today!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Jen,
      Thank you for writing me on Sunday. Nice to see you. I love that– shiny object syndrome. Hopefully, you’ll find all my suggestions “shiny,” and it will always be like that. I’m glad you enjoyed the BizSugar article and found it valuable.
      Janice

  2. Jeanette Hall

    Downloaded the BizSugar plug in. Will give it a try to see how it works for me.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Jeanette,
      Great to see you on Sunday. I don’t even have the plug in! I predict you will do really well there. You will use the plug in to promote other people’s articles, and they will, in turn, promote yours.
      Let me know if you recommend the plug in after you’ve had it for a while.
      Thanks for writing to tell us about it.
      Janice

  3. John Doe

    It sounds great. Anything that will allow you to self promote, is a number one to me. Score another one for Janice. Thanks a lot for the great info as usual. You are the best.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi John,
      Back at you. You are pretty great yourself. Thanks so much for your support of my blog.
      Janice

  4. Julie Syl Pit Stop Crew

    I used to use Bizsugar as a new blogger and I think I over spammed lol. So maybe now its time to try it again. Thanks again Janice for a value packed post to help bloggers grow their reach and influence 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Julie,
      Thanks so much for writing. I really appreciate your support of my blog. I am glad you liked the article. Thanks for the comments. They warn us against over spamming. I hope you saw my request for a short interview about your Pinterest recommendation.
      Janice

  5. Barbara Radisavljevic

    This is totally new to me. I just signed up and am waiting for email. I doubt if I’ll find anything there to match my niches, but who knows? It can’t hurt to try.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Barbara,
      Did you get the Email? I don’t remember getting one, but I signed up a while ago. If yes, did they have a thread for your niche? I’m glad you are trying to use BizSugar. Let me know how it goes. Thanks for writing.
      Janice

  6. Carolann

    wow, never heard of it! I’m on there now checking it out. Thanks again so much for always bringing us awesome information!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Carolann,
      Great to see you. Thanks for writing me. You are sweet to say such kind words. Now that you’ve checked BizSugar out, what do you think?
      Janice

  7. dgkaye

    Thanks for this great introduction to Bizsugar. I’m bookmarking it for future investigation. My plate is much too full at the moment to look after another blog right now. But it sounds great. 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Debby,
      Thank you so very much for asking the people on Google+ to help me pick a book title! Much appreciated! Thank you as well for writing me about my BizSugar article. Thanks for bookmarking. When you get a chance, check into it, and let me know what you think of the site.
      Janice

  8. Melinda Mitchell

    Thanks for bringing Bizsugar to my attention, BBFFJ.
    I’m all about the fun, and the sugars!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi BBFFM,
      I hope you are doing well. You have been in my thoughts. BizSugar is fun due to the ambiance with the sugars! I’m all about the fun too. Thanks for writing.
      BBFFJ

  9. Carol Cassara

    New to me, so this is such a useful post. Not sure I’ve got the bandwidth for yet another site..but will go over and take a look at the whole thing.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Carol,
      I never thought about the bandwidth. I increased mine, so I guess I’m okay. When you get a chance to check it out, let me know what you think of BizSugar.
      Janice

  10. Cathy Chester

    Another site I need to explore. Thank you for all of your golden nuggets of information that you continue to share with us, Janice.

  11. Roz Warren

    I’d never heard of BizSuger. I’ll definitely check it out. More blog traffic = good. Thanks for the recommendation.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Roz,
      Is nice to meet you today in order? If yes, nice to meet you today. I run a blogging tips site, so at MostlyBlogging, I often write about how to get more blog traffic. Definitely good here. When you check BizSugar out, let me know what you think. Thanks,
      Janice

  12. Michelle

    Never heard of this either and you are my guru of techie info. Thanks for sharing this. Will be checking this out for sure.

    • Janice Wald

      Wow Michelle! I’ve never been called a techie guru before. Thanks for the high praise! Great to see you! Thanks for writing with such kind words. When you check it out, let me know what you think.
      Janice

  13. Rena McDaniel

    I had never heard of this before, but as a Technical V.A. I think that it may be to my benefit to check it out a little further. I pinned this so I can take the time to read it as I sign up. Great tips thanks for sharing it.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Rena,
      You must be quite tech savvy. Thanks for bookmarking and writing me today. Thanks for the kind words.
      Janice

  14. Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski

    I had never heard of BizSugar. Interesting. I used to write about blog marketing. Is it sort of like Triberr?

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Rebecca,
      Nice to see you. No. Triberr is full of groups that promote each other. At BizSugar you are on your own. You promote your post and hope people vote for your story. The more votes, the more visibility. Thanks for your interest in my article.
      Janice

  15. Linda Wolff

    This came at the right time! I’ve been wanting to up my promoting game for a while and maybe this will help. Thanks for sharing!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Linda,
      Great to see you here! I often write about blog promotion here. Mine is a blogging tips site. I’m glad you found the post timely and valuable.
      Janice

  16. Cathy Lawdanski

    Janice – had never heard of BizSugar! Will check it out. Tweeted, Pinned & Stumbled!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Cathy,
      Thanks so much for sharing my article, and in three places! You are in good company. Hardly anyone has heard of it which is why I thought it was a good topic for an article.
      Janice

  17. Leanne

    I’ve never heard of this before (so many interesting sites out there!) but I’ll have to go and have a look at it and see if there’s anything of mine that fits the categories. I’ve stumbled and pinned this to remind me!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Leanne,
      Wow! Thanks for sharing twice! Exciting! Let me know if they have a thread that applies to your content.
      Janice

  18. Doreen McGettigan

    I’ve never heard of it either. I still think blogging is a social sport and the more you visit and comment the more you will be visited and commented on. I will check this out. I am curious to know if there is a paid version.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Doreen,
      I love your comment– blogging is a social sport. I’ve never heard that before. Well put. I am not aware that there is a paid version, but when you find out, let us know. Thanks for your interest and your profound quote.
      Janice

  19. Anita Campbell

    Thank you for the kind words about BizSugar. I encourage everyone to check it out.

    All the best,
    Anita Campbell, CEO of BizSugar.com

    • Janice Wald

      Dear Anita,
      I feel honored you dropped by. Thank you for the support of my article. I am glad you liked it.
      Janice

  20. Martin Lindeskog

    Janice: Thanks for writing this blog post with a handy dandy instruction on how to get started with BizSugar!

    All the Best,

    Martin
    one of the moderators

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Martin,
      I feel honored that you came by to thank me. I am a big fan of BizSugar and was happy to write a great review of the site.
      Janice

      • Martin Lindeskog

        Janice,

        You more than welcome! 🙂

        Great to hear that you are a big fan of BizSugar.

        FYI: It is a comment thread on your entry on BizSugar… 😉

        All the Best,

        Martin

        • Janice Wald

          It’s a comment thread? I’m on my way to check it out right now. Thanks for letting me know.
          Janice

          • Martin Lindeskog

            Janice,

            Thanks for commenting on the comment thread! 🙂

            All the Best,

            Martin

  21. osama gohar

    Is Bizguzar a replica of Reddit ?I am sure it is.Well ,article submission sites are well known for driving traffic ,if the article receives some karma/votes and it becomes popular as you mentioned.I had not tried it yet,but after reading this article I am gonna try it.Thanks !

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Osama,
      I have had more traffic from BizSugar than from Reddit. When you try BizSugar, let me know which one you think is better; thanks.
      Janice
      Janice

  22. Dara

    Aaah anothe social media site to learn ? It actually sounds cool, I will check it out. Thanks for the information!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Dara,
      I believe nice to meet you is in order, so… nice to meet you! I think your blog name is really funny.
      BizSugar is cool! Traffic from many sources adds up to a nice day of page views. Thank you for the comments and the visit.
      Janice

  23. smiling notes

    I never knew about Bizsugar and I will definitely try it out. Thanks yet again for an informational post, Janice!!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Shamira,
      I’m glad you enjoyed the BizSugar article. (If I already responded to you forgive me. I’m trying to stay organized on the cruise ship.) I am still getting traffic from posts I put there long ago. Let me know what you think after you check it out.
      Janice

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