Bubblews versus Hubpages

If you're an online writer, then certainly Hubpages is a great way to make money online. However, there are many other websites out there making tools and websites available to people to be able to make money - Bubblews is one of the latest - and this brings in the question of which is best: in the Bubblews -v- Hubpages wars?

UPDATE: Bubblews ended up disappearing up their own orifice and closed down.

The simple answer to this is that, if you want to make money online then you have to choose your websites carefully. On the other hand, you don't want to feel you missed the boat. You need to try out 2-3 websites where you are paid for contributing and see which one works for you.

Bubblews is the "latest big thing" and it's getting a lot of Internet buzz, with great feedback from people declaring fabulous results in the short-term, and a few disgruntled people sayng they struggle to get feedback from the company, but you always get those. I was paid promptly, to date, for every claim made.

With Bubblews, the rule seems to be:cash out often. You can make the first $25 in about 10 days, so it's a quick learning curve at least! After that, the $26s just keep coming faster. You should be able to make your second within a week - and still it gets faster. In the bubblews versus hubpages discussion, you can certainly get paid a lot quicker with Bubblews and you receive the money much faster.

Current Situation:

When I started writing at Bubblews and started this Bubblews versus Hubpages review and comparison there were some posts that said people weren't being paid.

But, to do it justice, I had to try. So, a few months on, what is the current situation? This covers early August to early October:

EARNT: $690

PAID/BANKED: $385

OVERDUE: $300

3 CLAIMS PER WEEK::I am now claiming 3x a week - you have to wait 3-5 days before you hear anything

With so much overdue and being claimed, is it worth it? YES - I've got money fast, that I'd have not got elsewhere in the timeframe. I needed Bread Today, not Jam Tomorrow.

I continued posting, in the belief the payments will all end up being paid OK. On 25 October 2013 I made my last post. With nearly $250 unpaid, nearly half, I stopped..

2014 Bubblews Review Update:

At the time of writing, 28 February 2014, I haven't had any new payment problems since early November.

All payments are on time/up to date in 2014.

Earnings from 1 January to 28 February 2014 are: $724

However - I am now backing off .... as it takes too long to earn the money, it's relentless effort to achieve redeeming every 3-4 days .... there are better ways of milking this donkey - and my next plan is to explore how to earn the money without the relentless effort.

Bubblews v Hubpages.
Bubblews v Hubpages. | Source

Bubblews -v- Hubpages: Revenue Share

Both Bubblews and Hubpages work on what is called a Revenue Sharing System. This means that the websites make money, through advertising (known as monetization) and they share this income with their writers through the Google Adsense advertising program and through In-house advertising programs.

When you join, you input your Google Adsense ID, eBay affiliate ID and Amazon.com Associate IDs into your profile and 60% of the time your page is read it will be your ID that is linked, so any clicks/purchases are attributed to your account.

What's The Revenue Share?

Website
Revenue Share
Refer a Friend
In-House Programs
Bubblews
50:50
$0.20 once they have made their first post.
All in-house
Hubpages
60:40
1-tier, 10% of impressions forever
Yes

What do Bubblews and Hubpages Pay You For?

Revenue can be shared by writers' sites like Bubblews and Hubpages through a variety of methods. But you need to think about everything that you do on a site and whether you get paid for it. Some people join and just want to participate in the forums, while others are prolific producers of high quality content on a daily or weekly basis.

  • Hubpages doesn't pay you for the forums interactions you make, just for the articles you write and the content of friends you introduce (10% of impressions are yours).
  • Bubblews says it pays "for EVERY view, comment, like and social media shares for EVERY post that you EVER write on bubblews."

This model can mean that Bubblews becomes overloaded with "non contributors", which, over time, might be its downfall, but this model does spread the word fast and wide, bringing traffic to the site.

Paid for Articles:

Bubblews pays you a 50% revenue share for your articles and content. Hubpages pays you 60% revenue share for your articles and content.

Paid for Comments:

Bubblews pays you for every comment you RECEIVE on your posts - AND - for every time you comment in response to comments received on your own posts. You are not paid for comments you make on other people's posts.

Paid for Likes and Social Media Sharing

Bubblews pays you for the likes and for social media sharing. Hubpages doesn't.

Refer a Friend

Both sites pay you for telling your friends, if they sign up and contribute. Bubble's model of paying members for commenting etc means your referrals might be more likely to contribute and generate a referral income, on the other hand it might just attract less determined people, who simply drop off.

The Hubpages Refer a Friend model means your IDs (Adsense, eBay, Amazon) are on the introduced member's content 10% of the time - so you get 10% of their impressions. These 10% are from the Hubpages' portion of the revenue sharing, meaning the 60:40 split is actually 60% to the writer, 30% goes to Hubpages, 10% goes to the referrer.

What Are You Paid For Bubblews versus Hubpages:

 
Bubblews
Hubpages
Articles
Yes, 50% Revenue Share
Yes, 60% Revenue Share
Refer a Friend
$0.20 for their first post only
Yes. 10% Revenue Share
Likes you Get
Yes
No
Paid Per View
Yes
Sometimes (via inhouse program)
Comments
Yes
No
eBay Afflliate Program
No
Yes, through Hubpages Inhouse Program
Amazon.com Associates
No
Yes, direct with Amazon
Inhouse Ad Program
All inhouse
Yes

Who Pays You? Where Does the Money Come From?

With Hubpages you're paid direct by Amazon.com and Google where you've earnt money through their programs. If you are in the Hubpages advertising program (which includes an ebay option), then Hubpages pay you direct via Paypal once you've reached $50. Stats are updated daily - payouts are at the end of the month, following the month in which the money was earnt.

With Bubblews they pay you directly via Paypal, a check, a Vsia gift card - or you can choose for them to buy you something.

Can You Use Affiliate Links on Hubpages or Bubblews?

If you are an affiliate, then you know that you can make good money from companies who pay you to drive buyers to their websites. To do this you sign up as an affiliate, obtain an affiliate ID/link and then use that online. The same applies to referral links.

  • Hubpages allows you to use affiliate links. There are limitations, e.g. you can't link to any Clickbank products, or Infusionsoft products. If you are writing good content then you can place up to two links to any external website, which could be affiliate links. This is OK and legal.
  • Bubblews does not allow you to use affiliate links. The Bubblews TOS, item 8, states: "....do not post links to places where you financially gain or for commercial purpose. .... you are not allowed to post Affiliate links and Referral links of other websites."

Are Affiliate Links Allowed?

Site
Yes/No
Info:
Hubpages
Yes
Max 2 links/hub. Some affiliate networks are not allowed (e.g. Clickbank)
Bubblews
No
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Which is Easiest?

Well - we all like an easy route, so you're probably wondering which is the easiest. Being the easiest doesn't mean something is better. It's easier to earn $1/year than it is to earn $1,000,000 - but which would you rather do?

  • Hubpages is more difficult to get up to speed with - that is because it is a high quality, well-formed system that has been developing, growing and improving for many years. Its writers are professionals and keen writers - people who care about the quality of their writing.
  • Bubblews is a great entry point site for people who are new to writing and just getting started, so unsure of how earning money online could work. It's easier, almost instant, to use, with very little to learn or worry about.

Another way to judge "easy" is how much you have to write. Both systems have minimum word counts:

  • Hubpages will warn you that your content isn't long enough, usually round about 500 words.
  • Bubblews requires you to write at least 400 characters, so about 80 words.

However - the longer the article, the longer the content, the better it is likely to perform. It's worth while only writing about subjects that you can write 800+ words about! Some of my articles are 2000-3000 words long. The page you are currently reading is over 1500 words. So try to write at least half of what this page is showing you!

Easier Doesn't Mean Better

Easier doesn't mean better - it just means easier. If you are a writer who cares about the quality of your writing, then choose Hubpages. If you are new and trying things out, try Bubblews.

What Does a Bubblews Article Look Like?

You just need one photo and some words.

It's much faster, almost instant, to write a quick Bubblews article, rather than the time it takes to formulate, structure and lay out a hub, with all its associated module types.


Once you've signed up with Bubblews, you just need to:

  • Click the yellow SUBMIT button near the top
  • Type a title
  • Choose a category
  • Upload a photo, photos will attract people, so pretty essential.
  • Type ..... and it's not many words.

Making Your Choice

You need to look at how motivated you are in order to choose between Hubpages or Bubble. Your level of participation will determine your outcome/earnings.

  • If you are more interested in writing, then join Hubpages first, then join Bubble.
  • If you are more interested in chatting in forums and commenting, then join Bubble first then join Bubble.

Over the years, Hubpages have proven themselves to be a high quality website, where your time and effort investment have been protected. There are many sites like Bubble out there and there will be more in the future - unfortunately only time tells which are survivors and which are duds.

What Do You Need to Do To Join Hubpages or Bubblews?

Joining both Hubpages and Bubblews is free. There are never any fees or charges for you to pay. This makes both of them a legitimate way to try to earn money onlne.

There is a simple signup process with both, taking you just a few minutes - and after that you are then a full member, for as long as you wish to be.

I've been a member of Hubpages for 6 years and it's done me well. I am only just embarking on my Bubblews journey as I think it is important to break out of your comfort zone and try new things occasionally.

Bubblews v Hubpages: Join Hubpages
Bubblews v Hubpages: Join Hubpages | Source

To Join Hubpages:

  • Create yourself a username.
  • Enter your email address, a password and fill out a Captcha form.

  • Write an article title and start writing. Don't worry too much about this being "perfect" as you don't have to publish it immediately - and, you can make changes forever - in fact it's a good idea to tweak your articles as you gain more knowledge and skills in layout.

Input your IDs

If you already have a Google Adsense account, ebay partner account, or Amazon.com Associates ID, you can input these into your profile. There is, additionally, an in-house Hubpages program you can choose to join.

If you do not have any of these, you can find out in the forums how to apply for/get each of these IDs. These IDs are key to you making money with Hubpages, so you will need to register with those programs in order to be paid.


Bubblews v Hubpages: Join Bubble.ws
Bubblews v Hubpages: Join Bubble.ws | Source

UPDATE 10: 11th redemption imminent, 2 days after the 10th. First $12 day reached.

UPDATE 11: I've made one post that's earning $12/hour. It's been running for 7 hours, first two were quiet, then it took off. It's organic/search traffic coming to it. This might become a $100 post that took me 10 minutes to write.

Bubblews versus Hubpages

At the time of writing, BubbleWS is outperforming Hubpages for income, for ease of use and for speed of payout.

More Sites Like BubbleWS and Hubpages

Wizzley is a great new kid on the block that's similar in look and feel to Hubpages, plus uses the same Adsense revenue sharing + affiliate modules layout:

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Comments 116 comments

G Miah profile image

G Miah 3 years ago from Muslim Nation

Thanks for the info. I just signed up for Bubblews and it was very simple. I can see what you mean by the difference between the quality.

I'll give it a go and see what happens. Got to try it to see what it's about!

Thanks!


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

They are different beasts, with different models. Overall Hubpages, for me, seems streets ahead of Bubblews, providing a long-term and residual income.

Bubblews is very much for the "want it now" style of income generation - meaning that when you stop joining in, your earnings could divebomb.

Hubpages' articles will grow, over time, to produce a nice residual and passive income for years to come.

I do agree that things need to be tried out - I "tried out" Hubpages when I started, then left/abandoned it .... but I spotted money arriving through Adsense, so got all excited that "it really works!" and came back. Glad I did.


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Paul Corvan 3 years ago

This is very informative. You sure did spend a lot of time crafting an excellent comparison between Hubpages and Bubblews. I agree with you, Hubpages is way better than Bubblews. In HP, the older your hubs become and the higher traffic you get, the more money you are likely to make. However, it's always good to diversify. For people looking to diversify their income sources, Bubblews is a good avenue. But for me I'd rather go for InfoBarrel. It's very similar to HP the only difference is the interface. IB has a very lousy UI. Thanks for sharing earner!


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thanks for your comment Paul

In the "early days" when I started with Hubpages, I struggled with the modules as they were flakey and sluggish. There was also a learning curve regarding module control :)

Other sites had bad UIs too - I never took to Squidoo and abandoned it after my first Lesns. MyLot was OK, but poor takings (and now they clear your account if you don't log on regularly).

Associated Content wouldn't allow anybody outside of the US.... and the rules and problems with sites roll on.

Overall, Hubpages is easy to use, enjoyable - and pays/works.


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Sue Bailey 3 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

Excellent hub. Voted up and shared. I am earning more on Bubblews than here and I like the site but I have a feeling that the bubble will burst pretty soon because of the poor quality content and all the plagiarism that gets posted on there. They need a filtering system and quickly because what self respecting advertiser would want to pay out to be associated with some of the rubbish that gets posted there?


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

I'm glad you're doing well with Bubblews Sue. As I see it - most websites "hide" the rules and don't spell them out in simple terms to people. You really have to [a] know there are rules [b] go looking for them. This means that there are '000s of kids copying/pasting stuff around the Internet, cluelessly thinking they're making money .... and another bunch of lazy scum poaching good content for the same ends.

As much as I'd like to be able to find another site as good as Hubpages, for me it's simply not happened yet - and I don't want to invest time/effort into a second community when this one can be as full-time as I have spare hours to accommodate!

Hubpages is my number ONE..... it's honest, decent, reliable and works.


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Hikapo 3 years ago from California

I just got my first payment from them today. Check just needs to be cleared.

I have slaved away at Hubpages and I am nowhere near Bubblews earnings.


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Sue Bailey 3 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

Hubpages is still my number one. I like the quality of it and here most people only follow you if they are ACTUALLY interested in the things you write; unlike BBews where they connect with you in the hope you will re-connect and help them to make money. I've been here on HP for coming up six years and I won't be leaving for the foreseeable future. Did you try The Writers Social yet; which is at present a platform to promote your articles from elsewhere? At the moment there is no revenue to be earned but I think there may be in the future. Unfortunately at present it is swamped with Bubblews people posting about their 'nth redemption' etc. Gradually more people from HP & Squidoo are beginning to join. Thanks for taking the time to reply.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thanks for your comment Hikapo - it's good to know people are being paid by Bubblews. It can be difficult to work out the shouters/moaners from the people who are doing the right things and getting the right results :)

Well done


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

I will admit that I logged in and stared at the WS this morning .... and finally selected a hub to post there.

I see it as a potential traffic generator, but also feel it's overwhelmed by the Bubblews posts, so I fear that unless I add it to my "Daily" list I'd just get swamped/overlooked.


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD

Thanks so much for sharing this information. I've been hearing a lot of buzz about this website and I am not sure how I feel about it yet. Thanks for breaking down the entire website for us so we can better understand it. Voted up and useful!


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David Trujillo 3 years ago from Medellin, Colombia

Great article. I checked Bubblews and it looks scammy. I can´t even find the rules to the webpage. Still I´m going to write a couple of articles there to see how it goes. But Hubpages will remain my main platform


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

LOL/David - love the philosophy.

Sometimes you do simply have to think: Yeah, heck, I'll join in....

All the best with Bubblews to you!


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KenDeanAgudo 3 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

Bubblews is more generous and it is not totally a blogging site but a mixture od social networking and blogging that that makes it unique from other. So we cannot make comparison between hubpages and bubblews for both site have different styles yet with a little things that are the same.


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KenDeanAgudo 3 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

Vote up ;-) for correction bubblews requires 400 characters only not 400 words.

I have been here and i love hubpages but at the same time i love bubblews too. Bubblews is such a very interactive and fun to dwell in especially when your just starting on your blogging and writing journey. I wonder how could i refer a friend here for i was just new here.

Thanks for such a complete hub ;-) good job!


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thanks for your input and Bubblews review KenDeanAgudo

That's interesting - so we should be looking to create "blog posts" on Bubblews, rather than "articles" which we write for Hubpages. I can see, from that, how it could be considered more fun for many.

I think a blog style, that's got a shorter word count requirement, would make it even better/easier for new users to get to grips with.

It sounds a bit like MyLot used to be - before they removed the income incentive (and recently redesigned to a more Twitter-look and feel).

Thanks for sharing.


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KenDeanAgudo 3 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

Welcome earner, yes bubblews is fun ;-)


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

Thanks for the information. I'll take a look this site.


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Jordan Hake 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri, USA

Thanks, earner, this is a really thorough dissection of the clash of these websites.

I looked at Bubblews myself, and was disappointed with the quality of articles there, and I decided I'd rather earn slow here amongst such excellent writers than earn fast amongst people who didn't care about quality.

Maybe I'm judging too fast? Is there quality content on Bubblews?


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Hikapo 3 years ago from California

Hey Jordan, try it out. Don't dismiss it until you try it.

There is quality content.

But I need to know your definition of "quality".


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KenDeanAgudo 3 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

Of course yes, there is quality contents there jordan, the niche there was a combination of professional and newbies. It's a free flowing community. Interesting post matter most there. And bubblews is a community were you can express you self freely. Tell about your day today experience that will inspire readers more than a plain, knowledge based content which is somewhat boring. That's there vision and it is beautiful, new concept a community which really appreciate simple people to express themselves


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Jordan Hake 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri, USA

Thanks for responding, Hikapo and KenDeanAgudo.

@Hikapo: By "quality" I mean people doing their best to be accurate, clear, and engaging, writing a good article, and trying their best.

@KenDeanAgudo: Do I misunderstand Bubblews? Is the purpose of Bubblews different from Hubpages? If so, that would make complete sense of why I was disappointed. I was expecting another article writing community.

My question then is "For what purpose do people write of Bubblews".

Thanks for helping!


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Jordan Hake

Yes, I think the issue is that the sites are intended to be used for different purposes, so people comfortable with one will find the other 'lacking'. If you started with Bubblews you might find Hubpages over-complicated and confusing; if you started with Hubpages you might find Bubblews too "full of fluff and low quality writing".

I think the answer is to use Hubpages for "serious" articles and writing, that potentially have a 10-year shelf life - and to use Bubblews to present your own slant/opinion on issues, news events and more of a blogging style with an expected shelf life of months/a year.


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Jordan Hake 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri, USA

Thanks, earner! I'm glad it was just my perspective, I'd like to see more people being writers, and it's nice to know I was wrong. :)


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mpropp 3 years ago from Minnesota

Very interesting! I will be honest and admit I had never heard of Bubblews before....there seem to be so many different content writing and blog sites. I appreciate the thorough comparison and now my curiosity is peaked and I'll have to check it out. Thanks!


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krisaclark 3 years ago from California

I too recently joined Bubblews, and my problem with that website is it seems you get instant traffic within a few minutes, but it dies down so quick after that and your post gets buried by everything new that everyone is producing. Anybody getting good, steady traffic from any of their posts on Bubblews?


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KenDeanAgudo 3 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

Yup I have an steady traffic on bubblews, everyday even i don't write i was earning $2-$3 a day and it was so cool. I have almost 5 or 10 articles with SEO, Search Thank's God it's Friday on google, click the first picture below. It is one of my highest articles with high views even its been two months now . .


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KenDeanAgudo 3 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

Hello Jordan Hake;

The site is not a pure writing knowledge based content. It is like a facebook which pays you every post and share. It is fun and the community was very interactive. Mostly, they don't tend to concentrate on informational but mostly interesting one that will captivate readers interest. So the site was not boring to dwell in ;-)


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thanks KenDeanAgudo

$2-3/day isn't too bad at all is it! Certainly that would seem faster than most could/would earn at Hubpages.

Thanks for the feedback, it's useful to get actual Bubblews earnings noted.


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Gcrhoads64 3 years ago from North Dakota

I don't believe it has to be an either/or situation. I write Hubs for the long term benefits, Bubbles for the short term.

And yes, it is 400 characters, not words. A Bubble is a Tweet on steroids. ;)

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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thanks Gcrhoads64

Yes, Bubblews is 400 characters, Hubpages is 500 words. 400 characters is about 80 words by comparison.... so easier.

There are many times when I could say 80-100 words about something, but not 500.... so it's great to put some quick information, quick tips etc, onto Bubblews on a whim!


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maggs224 3 years ago from Sunny Spain

I like Hubpages and I like Bubblews, I have only been on Bubblews since March this year, and I have already had multiple payouts with out a problem.

This site may not last long before its bubble bursts, as some one has already said, but in the mean time I am making around two or three dollars a day on this site.

This comment is already long enough to be a post on Bubblews and would start earning me money right away.

One tip though redeem your money as close to the $25 mark as you can and you will see the money within a few days.

If you let your earnings mount up then you may end up waiting a long time before you see them.

I let one of mine get to seventy something and I am still waiting on that one to appear, but two others that I redeemed after that one, which are around the $25 mark are sitting in my pay-pal account already.

Bubblews may not last but it is not a scam, and you set the standard of what you post, I still find it difficult to write only 400 characters as can clearly be seen from the length of this comment lol...


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liesl5858 3 years ago from United Kingdom

Very good and informative hub, thank you for sharing.


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Toytasting 3 years ago from Mumbai

This hub has broadened my horizons for both HubPages and Bubblews. It was just yesterday that I signed up for Bubblews, so can't really say as of now which site I prefer. But HubPages has been a great platform ever since I joined. Thank you for sharing this. Cheers!


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Gina145 3 years ago from South Africa

The two sites are so different that there is definitely a place for both in my life right now. My most successful post at Bubblews has earned more than my total income at HubPages to date, but most of that income came in one day and it has died down since then. I regard my Hubs as writing for the long term and my Bubblews posts as being for short term income.

You've done a great job in summing up the two sites. Just one correction - Bubblews pays you for every comment you receive on your own posts. If you answer a comment from one of your readers, you will get paid for that. However you will not get paid for comments you make on another person's post.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Gina, thanks for commenting and your feedback.

And thanks for the tweak/clarification that you get paid for every comment you receive on your posts -and- paid to respond/reply to your comments on your posts. But that you don't get paid to comment on other people's posts.

I've adjusted the text above to make this clear.


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Caleb Melvern 3 years ago from Philippines

Bubblews has an interesting payment system, one that is so attractive online writers both old and new just fall for. As others have mentioned, Bubblews is OK for quick cash and short term goals. But if the amount of spam continues to rise, the future of the site seems bleak to say the least. And just to add, their site layout and design are just horrible. It's so annoying to navigate through your notifications, especially if you follow hundreds of people and already have hundreds of followers yourself.


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DonnaCSmith 3 years ago from Central North Carolina

Good review. I am testing Bubblew until I reach the first payout and see if I get paid;o) Most of my posts are bloggish.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thanks for leaving a comment Caleb Malvern and DonnaCSmith

Caleb: Yes, they do need to work out how to cut out the spam.

Donna: Good luck with your test, you learn something from every experience, so no effort is wasted.


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DonnaCSmith 3 years ago from Central North Carolina

I don't like that stupid video and having to skip it every time I log on to the site, and yes the bubble theme is messy.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Donna

Yes, that video annoys me too!


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poshcoffeeco 3 years ago from Cambridgeshire

Thanks for this. I just joined Bubbles today and published my first article. I think both sites have a lot to offer. Bubbles will work for me when time constraints and motivation are in short supply. I would recommend Bubblews to anyone with the same dilemma because you can quickly make money in a shorter time.

However, time will tell whether it will be prove to be a long term strategy. One thing with HP is that good articles mature and perform better in maturity. Not sure if BB Ws will do the same.

Vote up on this one.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thanks for your feedback poshcoffeeco

My first time on bubblews I made about $3 from 100 views and 9 short writings, most without photos.

I think it's important to test when's a good time to post too. As many of the people are in the US, it's best to post when they're awake - and to test 7 days a week as it's more social than business so weekends might be well frequented.

All the best!


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poshcoffeeco 3 years ago from Cambridgeshire

I was thinking just that today, thanks I will test everyday this week. Have made $2 from 90 views at the moment. Not bad as a starter. It seems strange that you can post a short article without any fuss and see results quickly. Must admit it seems too good to be true. Hope it's not a one trick pony and they are in it for the long run.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Without followers, it's difficult to get many views, I don't think they've got a big audience yet and a lot of the content is drivel, so it's hard dumbing down to that level :)

It is easy to bang out something quick then - in response to a sudden idea or something on the news.... but how worthy/valuable that is, only time will tell.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

I prefer Hubpages for the fact that we can research, learn and write properly, Bubblews is really quick, in fact I get the feeling that nobody ever really reads what we write as its all about earning the money, so when I write a Bubble I don't tend to write it too long, just the main facts, great info, thanks!


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marieryan 3 years ago from Andalusia, Spain

Hi, earner, (high earner??)

After a few years on HP and nowhere near payout (50$) , I decided to give Bubblews a go 2 days ago...nothing to lose by that, I thought.

I have been amazed to see $1.50 in the 'bank' after only 2 days on Bubblews and only 2 short items published.

However, this short experience has made me value more highly my experience on HP, yes, even though I have very little chance of payout in the next year or two, at my present rate of progress! Am I crazy?

After writing on HP, it seems almost fraudulent and irritating to write short items, devoid of all the HP paraphernalia (which I enjoy so much!) I love learning how to use the capsules and am always amazed at how professional even MY humble hubs turn out by the end of the process!

My problem is that writing takes time...good writing takes longer....and good long writing takes even longer. In the end, I have to decide how best to invest my precious 'writing time'.

Bubblews is completely different to HP and it's taking me some time to adjust! For the moment I am considering putting a few more items up on Bubblews, see if it works as it says it does and hopefully 'redeem', in order to feed my addiction /obsession / attraction to HP.

Is that legal?


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thanks for your comments.

I had to drop Bubblews as I had other things to concentrate on. I already have too many irons in the fire, so to speak ... pulling me in every direction. I think Bubblews is BRILLIANT for new writers/starters. It's free, easy and achievable.

However, I can say that it has earnt me more this month than hubpages has, even though I've got a historical bank of over 200 hubs and done "not a lot" with Bubblews at all!

It's fast cash .... for sure.


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DonnaCSmith 3 years ago from Central North Carolina

I reached my 2nd payout today with Bublews and made payout with Hubs this month, too. I like them both.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

That's good Donna. Well done. I'd like to make a payout every day somewhere .... that'd be cool.


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DonnaCSmith 3 years ago from Central North Carolina

earner, me too. I simply don't work that hard at it. All my pay in Hubs is residual now. Still, the best way of earning via writing is freelancing. But these content places are fun practice and I find I can recycle a lot with Bubblews, even pitches in my old queries can be tweaked into a Bubble.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thanks for your comment Donna. Not sure I understand what you meant when you said "even pitches in my old queries can be tweaked into a Bubble"

Bubble is a LOT easier than Hubs though. Quicker. Dip in, write, leave.....


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TIMETRAVELER2 3 years ago

I just joined B a few days ago and already have earned more than $7. I am using it as a place to put hubs that I deleted due to low interest. It's better than just letting them sit! It is also something to do while HP irons out it's Google problems, which right now seem overwhelming. I think B will morph into something better over time, but for now, it works for me. Great hub!


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Yes, re-using cut down versions of under-performing Hubs is a great way to feel your original efforts weren't wasted.

I've been kept busy populating a website I own and getting it back up to date .... after I'd let it slip due to concentrating on Hubpages for too long :)

I intend to return to Bubble pretty soon though ..... for fairly fast postings that yield high results per 1000 views - in fact, it's paying me about 5x the amount I am getting from hubs right now.... so it seems a great place to concentrate on next rather than writing more lengthy hubs.


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DonnaCSmith 3 years ago from Central North Carolina

Earner, I have lifted synopsis' from old article queries, tweaked and published them in Bubbews. Also reworked some old articles, and do some journal-like pieces. I love being able to do some quick little blurbs and watching the dollars add up. I am working on my third payout.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

That's promising Donna! Well done. Bubble seems to be a fast way to make money online with zero cost. So many take months between starting and getting a payout, but BubbleWS seems a fast payout.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

A quick update, I'd not had the time to go to BubbleWS for awhile, returned there yesterday .... and wrote my 10 allowed pieces/day.

CPM is close to $13. Not too shabby for "not trying", but simply writing off the top of my head.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Two days on and I can report that I'll be able to click redeem either late today or tomorrow.

CPM's working out at $12.75. For comparison, HP's 1/4 of that.

So, first signs are that Bubblews -v- Hubpages has Bubblews has a much higher CPM


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Just a quick update.... I'm expecting to be able to press the REDEEM button later today. My account is currently sitting at $24.91 so not long now. This is a high CPM rate.

The next stage will be waiting to see how long before I am paid at BubbleWS, which I'll update this with of course!


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

I pressed the REDEEM button on BubbleWS shortly after posting the above.... now it's a question of waiting for the payout. I've no idea how often they do a payment run or when the cutoff times/dates are.


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Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

I am looking into Bubblews you saw in the forum that you had written a hub comparing HubPages to Bubblews. Very good information here. I feel as though there are lots of things I can write about on Bubblews that won't work here on HubPages. I often have an idea for a hub but then realize I won't have enough words to hit the 1,200 mark on hubPahes which is what I try to shoot for. That amount would work on Bubblews so I think I will give it a try to earn while I can there...just in case it all goes downhill like some people are predicting. Thanks for this great information!


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

You're welcome Karen. It is a freeing experience, writing on Bubblews, as there are less rules, hoops to jump through etc. You've not spent 3-4 hours carefully crafting a piece that will end up getting no traffic .... it's only 3-4 minutes.

All the best and I'm glad this BubbleWS -v Hubpages article helped you.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

I have received my first $25 from BubbleWS.


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Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

YAY...that's great. I just read a post from today somewhere that Bubblews is going down the tubes and not paying people. They must have very strict rules about who they pay and if they behave correctly on the site.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

To be paid a Paypal account has to be verified. Maybe some aren't.

The other option is an echeck, to the address in your profile, maybe they're impatient for a physical cheque, or maybe they've broken rules.

I think, for some, feedback is slow appearing. It's difficult to say without actually knowing.

Anyway, already I've just made nearly $5 in the last 3 hours and I've not really done much - it's running under its own steam now.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Another quick update - I've another $16 in my BubbleWS account now and I've not been "trying". I've made a few posts, read a few of others, but not been maximising what I could have done. This was an easy $16 without too much effort at all.

You can make 10 posts/day; it's not that difficult to find you're making $1/post. For people who are "good at this sort of thing", much higher sums could be achieved within just 2-4 weeks.


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Glenn Stok 3 years ago from Long Island, NY

After reading your hub a few days ago I registered for Bubblews. I awrote five articles and over $2 is already in my Bubble Bank. I'm finding that I have less hesitation to write because they allow really short articles. I end up writing much more than the 400 character minimum anyway. But it's psychological since we don't have to think of how much to write. And when we get started we just keep going.

With HubPages I have to get myself into the mood to write a lengthy article of substance. Looks like Bubblews has stumbled upon an interesting method of avoiding writer's block. I'll continue to use HP for my large articles. I consider the posts on Bubblews to be more like a blog. They both have their place.


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DonnaCSmith 3 years ago from Central North Carolina

I know back when I first began writing online I was told to keep article under 600 words because people had short attention spans for reading online. I think if you write tight while getting valuable info down you will do just fine on Bubblews.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

All excited/excitable at the moment .... as it's touch and go if I make 2nd redemption before midnight.... or after.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

This morning I reached the next redemption threshold so pressed the REDEEM button.


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

I finally took the plunge and joined Bubblews yesterday. I have two posts. Very easy to do, however, I had a problem downloading my photo for the second one. The first one did OK. I tried editing and trying to download photo again. Still, nothing!

I see many good friends from HP there, so that makes me feel better about the site.

Voted UP and shared with others.


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sparkster 3 years ago from United Kingdom

I gotta be honest, I'm not too impressed with Bubblews so far. The earnings are good but there's hardly anything there worth reading, it just seems to be people spouting random cr*p that isn't even remotely interesting and not much else. I'd like to post articles there like I do here at Hubpages but doing so seems a bit pointless. Finding such an article at Bubblews is like trying to find a needle in a haystack.


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PurvisBobbi44 3 years ago from Florida

Hi,

Thanks for the information and it is nice to know the difference between the two.

At the moment by heart is at HubPages and my 13 blogs and that is about all I can handle plus my family and pets.

I have enjoyed seeing everyone's Bubblews.com on Google+ and have read most of them.

I have learned so much on HubPages and I am still learning and trying to redo my hubs as per their instructions. I feel they are improving the site by instructing us on writing better hubs.

Thanks and good luck in all that you do.

Bobbi Purvis


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Great review! I think there are a lot of quality posts on Bubblews. I do wish they could find a way to weed out the spam and the fluff. Maybe they will I love reading the short, informative posts. I think HubPages has it wrong in recommending 1150 words for a "stellar hub." As far as readers go, they lose interest in long articles. I know I do. (Except for this one, of course, which is awesome!)

I'll still write longer articles at HP, but I enjoy the quick posts and payout on Bubblews. :-)


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Careermommy 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Wow, what a detailed and very informative article. I read it from top to bottom. You've given me a lot of food for thought and I will definitely check out Bubblews!


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thanks for your comments on Hubpages compared to BubbleWS.

Yes there are t of rubbish posts on there and the navigation could be improved. But Rome wasn't built in a day.

I tend to ignore when 18 year old boys from India/The Philippines who only write about PS4 games connect with me as I know they're not interested in connecting, they're just trying to get views.

That side of it is annoying. And the people who don't speak English, but make poor posts by using a translator.... I wish they'd stop that. http://www.bubblews.com/news/964698-your-post-is-u...

But once you've found some good people to connect to it starts to be easier.

I'd say it's easy for anybody to make $100 in their first month if they've the desire to do so.


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David Trujillo 3 years ago from Medellin, Colombia

Bublews is boring but easy to handle. I stopped posting there mostly for being lazy, and differently from Hubpages the income when you do nothing is almost zero. On the other hand, Hubpages income increases every month even if I don´t writte or do anything. Still, I like Bublews because the effort is minimum. So far $19 dollars on the site. I´ll post again here if I get any trouble with my first $25 payment.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thanks for commenting David. It can be a bit tedious, due to the low quality standards and foreign spammers posting nonsense. But once you've made some connections if you stick with them you can pick your way round the rubbish.

I am finding that even when I do nothing all day on BubbleWS it is still outperforming my huge number of hubs. Currently I have 3x as many hubs as BubbleWS posts.

My Hubpages income decreases every month. It's now 1/8th of its peak - and, along with decreased direct Hub income there's further incomes losses (e.g. affiliate sales/Amazon etc). So it's a bigger overall effect.

I've so far received $25 on BubbleWS, am awaiting another $25 and have $8 built up in my account since 2 days ago.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Just checked my email - and 5 hours ago I received an e-check via Paypal to say BubbleWS has paid me for my 2nd $25 redemption.

Next one won't be too far away as I've $17 in there already.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

I'll be paid by BubbleWS for the 3rd time this week. Reached the 3rd $25, this time quicker (5 days). Making GREAT friends too. Easy to use, no pressure. It suits me right now.


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

Just came back to reread this Hub. I'm too new at Bubblews to get paid, just hoping. I have noticed some Hubbers are using that site to link back to their HP articles. I don't think that is allowed (correct me if I'm wrong). If you break any of their rules, you will not be paid! Also I had problems downloading photos cause they were too large. Pixels should be 640X480 I discovered.

I'm enjoying that site so far. Wish Hubbers used their HP name so I could find them easier. I'm the same there as here.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

You are correct that some people are connecting back to their Hubpages - but this isn't against the rules. The rules are against referral or affiliate links. Just a link back to a page/site you own, so long as it's in context and adds to the small bubble article, is fine.

Gratuitous listing of hubpages' links and doing a spammy 400 character intro wouldn't be OK.

But, linking is legit.

I've not noticed image sizes. I'll keep an eye out for that. Stuff like that can be reported to the site - maybe it's something they need to include in their next version.

I've cashed out 3x now - and today, at 5pm, I'd made $7 since 7am - an additional $4 after the redemption - and I'd not even been on the site for 3 hours.


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Glenn Stok 3 years ago from Long Island, NY

In reference to Mary's (mary615) comment above, I am one of those who used a different username on Bubblews. I did that because I didn't know how legitimate it was when I started and I didn't want to take the chance of being associated with something low-ranking with Google, since I have Authorship under my name confirmed. But now that I got to know Bubblews, and trust it, I wish I had used my name, as I do on HubPages. Usernames cannot be changed once you get started. I did put a link to my Bubblews profile in my Google+ so people can find me. That's a solution for those who used a different name there and want to be found.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

I use a different name on every site. I have no "brand", I've always been a little shy/embarrassed about my writing as every piece is written for a different reason, in a different mood - and many are "tests" for one thing or another I am looking into. I'd therefore not wish for people to judge me on the breadth of myy writing.

On the other hand, I have no portfolio to show an interested client....

I did register with G+ when it came out, but did nothing with it.


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cmoneyspinner1tf 3 years ago from Austin, Texas

Bubblews turned me sour. I had two accounts and both got deleted. That doesn't bother me. It's not my site and they don't have to let me publish there. But if you had two accounts and they both got deleted and nothing else is said or done, then ... that type of interaction gives off a bad vibe. Anyway ... wish them success just the same. The platform is easy to use. Kind of awkward in certain spots but they'll probably smooth things out as time goes on.

My observation. Lot of crap on Bubblews. English poorly written. No spell checking. Content has no substance. (My opinion.) But there are also really good writers, great reading, etc., etc.

HUBPages is fantastic if you're serious about writing. I like this "progress checkmarks".

Bubblews didn't appear to be filtering or vetting non-quality posts. I assume they figure that what's the "liking" is all about. Although? My posts and my comments were being "liked". But they clearly decided "somehow" (???) that my attempts to "Speak clearly. Write Your World", should not be spoken. (O.o) Not at Bubblews anyway. :)

BOTTOM LINE: There's no way you would earn money freelance writing for HP, Wizzley, Squidoo, Zujava, Seekyt, WikiNut, etc. - , like the way you earn money on Bubblews. None of them can compete with the Bubblews pay out (assuming you get paid - lots of complaints about non-payment).

If my account had not been deleted, within one month, I would have earned more from writing for Bubblews than I would have earned from all the other places I publish articles and from my blogs, put together.

Anyway, I'm done with Bubblews and I ain't going back. I was mistreated. Maybe they might say different. But ... I've worked for a very long time, in many places and professional courtesy is not something you have to read in a book to know how to extend it to fellow workers or others. Most people know how to treat other people decently. I was not extended professional courtesy and the business etiquette was sorely lacking. Not bad-mouthing them. I'm just being honest; an honest assessment or observation based on my actual interactions there at the site.

@earner - Feel free to delete this comment if you think it's inappropriate. It's your HUB.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

That's a good tip from Glenn Stok - if you use different names:

" I did put a link to my Bubblews profile in my Google+ so people can find me. That's a solution for those who used a different name there and want to be found."

I'm not into Google+ yet. I've joined, but left it at that so far... it's on the list to investigate.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

cmoneyspinner1tf - you've brought up some interesting points there. In comparing BubbleWS -v- Hubpages there are more nuances/differences between the two that this article couldn't go into.

One of the bad things about BubbleWS for many people is that their detailed rules aren't known. They have what seems a simple rule set, then you can find you've broken a rule that's not published. There's no central "Big List of Rules" so everybody's in the dark.

Having two accounts is a reason some accounts are deleted - I've seen that before with one of their biggest, high profile, writers, who is currently starting again and reposting all his stuff under a new name (after consultation with them).

How many accounts can you have at BubbleWS: One.

I should update the article to show this. You can have more than one account at Hubpages.

The reason/difference for this is that at BubbleWS you could sit with two accounts and simply like/view all your stuff, pushing up your income - yet providing no valid views/likes (for which you are paid).

But they should make it clearer.


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cmoneyspinner1tf 3 years ago from Austin, Texas

NO. No. I did NOT have two Bubblews accounts at the same time.

I had two Bubblews accounts that got deleted.

I set up one to try it out because people at HUBPages and Wizzley were talking about it. My first one got deleted. At the time they were having "server issues". I created another one but also contacted them about the first one. I don't know what happened to either one of the accounts other than they "vanished".

Don't know. But I also don't care either. I've moved on!

BTW, this is my 3rd HP account. My first two got deleted at my request after they stopped me from publishing because apparently I did not understand the rules here. Although I was having big fun! And actually made a little bit of money.

Unlike Bubblews, HP did contact me and give their reasons which I wasn't going to argue about because it's their platform! One day I decided to ask if I could start writing for HP again, created a new account, let them know I'm the same person that was here before and ... Voila! Now you see me!

For contrast and comparison - HP's treatment of me is an example of professional courtesy and proper business etiquette. (As if everybody doesn't already know what that kind of behavior and attitude looks like.) :)

@earner - Thanks for the feedback.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

At the moment I am viewing BubbleWS as "money I might get", which is a great deal larger than "money I am not getting" ... if you see what I mean.

If it fails to turn up - I've tried and seen for myself.

If it turns up - it's doubled my income this month.

As I had no other way to try to get "instant money", it's worth a shot.


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cmoneyspinner1tf 3 years ago from Austin, Texas

Yeah. I thought it was worth a shot too. That's why I tried it.

Honest money is honest money.

It's the ONLY REASON I tried it. What other reason would there be? Seriously?

Fun? Socializing? Practicing up on how to voice mindless opinions in 400 characters with a public domain image to make it look appealing? Making connections? :) NOT!!!

I need income! I was there for the same reason as everybody else! "Instant money".


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Mark Ewbie's raking it in over there. He gets more comments/post on average than my most successful post.

He's a genius and master of fun ....


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cmoneyspinner1tf 3 years ago from Austin, Texas

@earner - I don't know who Mark Ewbie is, so I Googled him. Good for him!


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

He's great. Worth joining Bubz for :)


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Glenn Stok 3 years ago from Long Island, NY

Bubblews had been full of bugs tonight and now is down completely. Anyone else notice that? Or is it just me not getting access. I notified &BubblewsSupport2 just before it totally went down.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Yes it was, they were having server problems due to high traffic. They put the site "Under Maintenance" last night but it's up and performing perfectly today.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Just updated this post. Five payments applied for, four paid out. Over $100 banked and paid, and another £26 awaited - between 15 August and 10 September.


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sm825 3 years ago from The Uknown

I have not been paid since june 24th, will probably contact them again. As far as i know i have not broken any rules.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

My 5th payment cleared (echeque). 6th payment clearing (echeque). 7th payment applied for 2 days ago.


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DonnaCSmith 3 years ago from Central North Carolina

I'm patiently waiting on my 4th. The other three I heard something in a few days but this time it has been over a week. My acct keeps increasing even though I've not added new posts. I can imagine things are getting hectic with the growth.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

9th redemption submitted last night. 7th and 8th are clearing (echeques).

Total actually banked to date: $128.88

In clearing right now: $75.13


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

I've made one post that's earning $12/hour. It's been running for 7 hours, first two were quiet, then it took off. It's organic/search traffic coming to it. This might become a $100 post that took me 10 minutes to write. It's not evergreen, so will suddenly die - but a nice boost.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

End of the day, traffic slowed down, but it's over $100. Total income for the day ended up at $110 (one day = midnight to midnight UK time). The post had been running for 12 hours at the end of the day and has already made another $7 in the 2 hours since midnight.

So, Bubblews versus Hubpages - it's been a walkover this past month. Bubblews has won hands down.


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DonnaCSmith 3 years ago from Central North Carolina

Awesome Earner! I just deleted almost all of my posts, leaving the ones about my writing, books, etc. I am sure they will be gone soon. I have waited four weeks for my 4th payment. Emailed with no answer, so I'm done. I did get 3 payments and I have about 160 short pieces I can later develop into articles. So, it was not a loss. But I will not let my writing sit there and make them money and I not get my share. So done.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

The problems for non-payment are:

• Over-simplified rules, so you could be breaking a rule and your interpretation was different to theirs

• Total silence, it just fails to appear

• Chasing doesn't seem to make much difference

• If you do get an answer to a query about the rules, it's as poorly constructed as the original rule - it's like they're foreign or something

• No idea if you made a violation, or what it was. It could be a violation on one post, that got 5 views .... yet you'd lose your whole redemption.

I've nervously submitted my big claim. I've made $200 this week.


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DonnaCSmith 3 years ago from Central North Carolina

Yes, all ture. Well, my balance kept increasing so I wasn't losing anything showing in the "bank." Of course now it is showing minus since I deleted my posts. I have no idea what was wrong, but since I'd asked several times and got no answer I figured it was time to hang it up. I hope you keep on succeeding. I was fun while it lasted for me.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

If you'ded me I'd have said not to delete your posts, but to edit each one, leaving it at 400 characters that don't really say anything. That way the account doesn't go to a minus.

It's unacceptable not to explain and be open with people. I've seen some other odd things, like a writer with 250k of views who was deleting everything, then pasting it all into another account because he'd signed up twice (in error/forgot as it'd been ages before and he'd done nothing) - and you can only have one account. It was all very bizarre.

Make you wonder sometimes if it's run purely by inexperienced IT graduates who've no idea how companies/IT systems really work.


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DonnaCSmith 3 years ago from Central North Carolina

Well, looking at his bio he is very young - 27 I think. I can't help admire his work and it could be he is overwhelmed by the growth. It doesn't seem to matter to me that I have a minus balance since I wasn't getting paid anyway. I still have my account and if things turn around I'll be back in the game.

It is very time consuming to do the socializing. Maybe it will be better organized later.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

I've now got some unpaid claims, amounting to quite a bit. I've updated the post above to include a link to a post detailing those, which is updated every time something changes.

That will give an up to date reflection on "real time" status of any amounts Bubblews did not pay me. I am still hoping/optimistic it will all be sorted out.


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

Just came back to "check in" and see the comments you are getting. I am still enjoying Bubblews. I am taking low performing Hubs, deleting them, waiting, and then put them on Bubblews. I can get three or four Bubbles from one Hub. I just condense the Hub and cut it down.

I am not having any problems getting paid, either.


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wordscribe43 3 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

Excellent article- well organized and filled with great information. I just started over at Bubblews, but I am having a great time.


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Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

This is an excellent hub. You gave so much information and described both sites well. Couldn't have done it better myself!


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Buildreps 2 years ago from Europe

Nice Hub, but you didn't fully answer your own question 'Who Pays You? Where Does the Money Come From?'. I am interested in your opinion and how you look at the money source of Bubblews.


alexsaez1983 2 years ago

Glad I came across this. I signed up for Bubblews after reading a favorable Hub about it yesterday (can't seem to find it now, for some reason). The fact that these people can't be relied on for payment is a bit worrisome. I also read elsewhere that getting on their case results in no response. Luckily, all I plan to do is copy/paste old Hubs that don't have any traffic and see where that goes. Worst comes to worst, I'll have wasted a few moments of clicking. If this place proves to be as bad as some say, I hope there's some authority (maybe the BBB?). The site is down right now, and it seems to be a regular issue. I'm starting to think maybe they're not too competent in the IT area.


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sparkster 2 years ago from United Kingdom

Bubblews state that they have an algorithm which calculates how much their advertising is drawing in at any one given time, they take 50%, the user gets 50%.


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Karen Hellier 2 years ago from Georgia

I write for both sites and enjoy them both, although HubPages requires a great deal more thought and more careful planning, time and energy. I am paid by both sites and very happy to have found them.


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David Trujillo 2 years ago from Medellin, Colombia

I´m also thinking of making my Bubblews vs Hubpages hub.

look me up as RamblingMan in Bubblews

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