Writing a Memorable Bio Page That Readers Will Trust (and Read!)
To create your own user profile page on Zujava, you’ll simply log in to your account and head to your dashboard. From there, the easy process of editing your bio is as easy as pressing the edit button, filling in your information, adding a photo, and hitting save.
Photo of gold pen by AnonymousCollective on flickr, licensed under Creative Commons 2.0.
Readers like to see a face behind the article that they are reading. Be sure to include a bio picture of you, so your mug will show up on every article that you write.
Yup, avatars are okay with us. However, putting your own face up on there on your profile can add a little bit more credibility to your articles. This can especially help when trying to gain the reader’s trust, and might make them feel comfortable enough to click through one of your Amazon products or suggested links.
Right: An avatar created at South Park Studios.
- Something personal about you. What are your hobbies? What city do you live in? Are you a parent, college student, or small business owner? Why are you writing on Zujava? These are some of the questions readers might want to know about you.
- A preferably square photo. Square photos will show up perfectly in the bio photo area. Other sizes will be cropped down to make it fit the allotted space.
- Credentials. This doesn’t necessarily have to be a college degree, doctorate, or diploma. Credentials can be experience in a specific field, niche, or highly developed passion.
- No spammy links or hard sales pitches. We don’t like this in our articles, either, and readers really aren’t cool with spammy bios.
- Gaudy sales banners and affiliate links.
- Inappropriate photos (this kind of goes without saying, doesn’t it?).
- A gazillion links to your Zujava articles and online properties. A handful of links is fine, but overdoing it makes you look spammy and makes Zujava look spammy. The bio will contain links to all of your articles, so linking to many articles again and again isn’t necessary.
- Overly optimized user profiles for SEO purposes including keyword stuffing. If you don’t know what this is, don’t worry – you probably aren’t doing this!
- False claims about products, or overly exaggerated claims (think Acai berries and “become a millionaire overnight” type of boasts).
(A quick recap…)
- A square picture of you.
- Personal information about you.
- Your credentials.
- No spam.
- No exaggerations.