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I Made More Than $500 Last Month on Bubblews

Updated on November 17, 2013
Some of my posts on Bubblews are about foods and recipes.
Some of my posts on Bubblews are about foods and recipes. | Source

What is Bubblews?

What is Bubblews? Some people refer to the site as a writing site, but it’s really more of a social networking site. It reminds me a lot of Facebook – with the added bonus of getting paid. People post short articles that are at least 400 characters long – 400 characters, not 400 words. Photographs can be included in the posts, but they aren’t required. The posts can be about almost anything, but notice I said “almost anything.” Pornography and posts about illegal activities aren’t allowed. Some users use the site to make personal blog-type posts, telling about their day, their hobbies, or their interests. You’ll also find recipe posts, tutorials, trivia, humorous posts, and posts and photos about different locations.

Bubblews is a nice way to make quick cash.
Bubblews is a nice way to make quick cash. | Source

Bubblews Earnings

Last month, I earned $560 and some change from Bubblews. How do you make money with Bubblews? You get paid for every like, every view, and every comment you receive on your posts. You get these by connecting with other users, called Bubblers. If you have good connections, they’ll read your posts, and hopefully, they’ll click the “like” button. Sometimes your connections will leave comments on your posts, too.

To be honest, I haven’t even tried to figure out the pay scale on Bubblews. According to what I’ve read, ad revenue is shared with users on a 50-50 basis. Members can redeem when their account reaches $25.

My chief purpose for writing on the site, initially, was not about earning money. I was more interested in interacting with people from around the world. It didn’t take me long, however, to realize I was making money while I was having fun. And yes, bubbling is enjoyable. I’ve met hundreds of people from all over and have gotten glimpses into their lives and cultures. I have connections from Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Jamaica, China, India, Philippines, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Greece, South Africa, Slovenia, and lots of other nations.



Hubpages is for more serious writing.
Hubpages is for more serious writing. | Source

Bubblews Scam?

Is Bubblews a scam? Based on my own personal experience, Bubblews isn’t a scam. As far as my experience goes, it’s completely legit. I’ve cashed out more than thirty times, and I’ve never had a problem receiving payment. The payments go directly into my Paypal account.

I’ve read blog posts claiming that Bubblews is a scam. Some users say that their first redemptions were paid, but the subsequent payments weren’t paid. I’ll admit that I was skeptical at first. In fact, I joined several months ago and submitted one or two posts, and then I sort of forgot about the site. I didn’t resume submitting posts there until the end of September.

I don’t think the people complaining about Bubblews are untruthful. I think they didn’t follow the TOS somewhere along the way. From what I’ve seen, the biggest problem seems to be associated with photographs used in posts. Some aren’t properly attributed, and others are breaking copyright rules.

Something else I see on Bubblews is users’ posting current news headlines and bordering on plagiarism. I avoid that. Bubblews asks its users to write their world, so that’s what I do. I post funny or interesting events from my life, some of my personal recipes, and information about places I’ve visited, books I’ve read, movies I’ve seen, etc.


Hubpages vs. Bubblews

For some reason, there seems to be some animosity between Hubbers and Bubblers, as many members of Hubpages also write on Bubblews. I really don’t understand the bad feelings here. I like both sites, and there’s no reason anyone has to choose between the two. Both sites have their own advantages and disadvantages.

As far as earning money is concerned, I see my Bubblews posts as quick, easy money, but I don’t see as much value for residual income in the long run. My Hubpages articles, however, are more of a slow and steady way to earn from writing, with the likelihood of residual income. I still earn on hubs that I wrote years ago, for example. I’m not saying this could never happen with Bubblews posts, but I think it’s much less likely to earn real residual income from them than it is to earn residual income from my Hubpages articles.

I also earn money via Amazon and Ebay with my hubs, which isn't possible on Bubblews. Bubblews is fun and laid back, while Hubpages is more serious. Hubpages focuses more on writing quality, while Bubblews focuses more on social networking.

Will Bubblews Last?

Will Bubblews last? Well, that’s the $64,000 question, isn’t it? I’m not business-minded enough or tech-savvy enough to even attempt to answer this question. The site could be up and running for decades, or it could be a flash in the pan that fizzles out in a month or two. I’d like it to last forever, but if it doesn’t, I’ve made some decent money there and have enjoyed my stay. My humble advice to you is to use Hubpages for longer, more detailed articles, and try Bubblews for short, fun posts.

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      nicomp really 2 years ago from Ohio, USA

      I bet you aint making that much now...

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      Heather Gomez 3 years ago from Monterey, CA

      Thank you for your review. I was curious about Bubblews too. I believe you are right. It's not about choosing between Hubpages and Bubblews. Writing and earning an income online is about expanding your horizons with multiple streams of income; both residual and immediate alike.

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      Shiela Gerona 3 years ago from Philippines

      Bubblews platform is improving but they no longer accept articles about recipes there.

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      Thanks for the informative article. I've been contemplating Bubblews for awhile, and your honest review has helped me decide to test drive the site!

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      Susie Lehto 3 years ago from Minnesota

      I am thankful that I do get paid from Bubblews, and just redeemed for my 36th time earlier this evening. I do not write crap on the site, I actually write articles, and I use my own photos.

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      Hajer 3 years ago from Tunisia

      I've never heard about this site, gonna try it ;)

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      Mary Hyatt 3 years ago from Florida

      I just came back for a reread: The TOS as changed as of July 30. We can only use one photo now which is too bad, I think. I still enjoy it there and I see you frequently along with many other Hubber friends. There are people still complaining about not being paid, but I think that's because they don't follow the rules! I'm still being paid.

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      MaryBeth Walz 3 years ago from Maine

      Ooh, habee, that sounds like fun too!

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      Holle Abee 3 years ago from Georgia

      You're welcome, mb! I haven't been spending nearly enough time there lately, as I've been busy with my furniture projects.

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      MaryBeth Walz 3 years ago from Maine

      I'm ready to redeem for $150. I love writing short stuff about whatever I want. I've been taking photos like mad and now just write about everything! The redemption time is longer than it used to be but more in line with most everyone else - 30 days. It takes a while to get going and get the hang of it, but it's now my part-time job.

      And I want to thank you, Habee, for introducing it to me!!

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      jandee 3 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Hello Habee, Bubbles is great,I spend about 5 hours a week there and nothing as much as you re.payouts but I have done fine. I agree about connections from India who are top writers and do get paid.

      best from jandee..kiss for the pups..

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      dogtreatlady 3 years ago

      I write some over there, but don't have the time required to interact much. You must spend a LOT of time there to make that much!

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      I think you hit the nail on the head. I joined Bubblews about 2 months ago and I do enjoy it. It doesn't mean I've left HubPages, there is room for both and they are different as you pointed out. Writing on Bubblews is quicker and easier that composing a hub here, which takes me a lot of time. I enjoy both sites and will continue to write for both as long as they are viable.

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      MaryBeth Walz 3 years ago from Maine

      Thank you! I just signed up and am learning about it. It's an adjustment to writing short snippets instead of longer articles. But, it is fun!

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      Haydee Anderson 3 years ago from Hermosa Beach

      Thanks for sharing. Until now I hadn't heard of Bubblews, but I will definitely take a look at the opportunity. ; )

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      Thomas Byers 3 years ago from East Coast , United States

      I have always been paid on Bubblews and I am doing real well there. I am now on about 20 different sites. I still do good here also. I decided to spread myself out over many sites including many of my own. I have many posts on sites go viral but only here and on my own sites. I had one Hub here that went viral and paid me hundreds of dollars a day for several days and still will sometimes pay $10 to $60 some days. I do heavy on topic marketing. Something I have not done at Bubblews but I make hundreds of dollars a month there to. You can make big money on line but you have to approach it as a full time job. I spend about 18 hours a day online for a few thousand dollars a month. And if I can do it anyone can. Great Hub Page habee

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      Donna Campbell Smith 3 years ago from Central North Carolina

      Katharella, I did not get an answer. So I deleted all but about five which tied into my writing with mention of my books. I got an email last week warning me my acct. was in danger of cancellation b/c of self promotion. I don't think that was the initial reason for none payment since it has taken them all these months to tell me that.

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      RunningDeer 3 years ago from Iowa

      How much time do you have to dedicate to Bubblews to make the $500? I don't have a lot of extra time, but it does sound intriguing.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Lots of good information here, but I don't see or feel any animosity, for I bubble too.

      I know a lot of Hubbers who are Bubblers and lots of Bubblers who are Hubbers. I think they can co-exist. I want them both to have success.

      I am so glad you made good money there.

      Shy123

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      Katharella 3 years ago from Lost in America

      DonnaC Why did they stop paying you? With these ever changing rules and such it's just better there for many!

      Congrats Habee, if your name is the same there I'll connect! I love it there!

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      CMHypno 3 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      Congratulations Habee, that's great news. I don't write on Bubblews as it isn't really my thing, but can't understand why some hubbers get so het up about it. Where people write is their business.

      Hope you keep on earning in 2014!

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      Donna Campbell Smith 3 years ago from Central North Carolina

      They stopped paying me after three months. I was enjoying it while it lasted though.

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      Grant Handford 3 years ago from Canada

      I joined BUBBLEWS 6 days ago and am almost caught up to how much I have made from Hubpages all of this month. I should pass that amount by tomorrow.

      It's a cool site. I really like HubPages and I really like BUBBLEWS.

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      mooboomoo 3 years ago from London

      I have never heard of this site but I'll certainly take a look now and see what I can make of it all. Thank you for this informative and un-biased hub.

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      Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      habee....Thanks so much for the "positive" news on the Bubblews site. I, like so many others, have read numerous negative. It sort of gets confusing. The only way to know, is to give it a try yourself. Sounds like you have had a great experience.

      I've worked at it, slowly, but would like to put more time into it as soon as my schedule will allow.

      I believe the redemption amount is now $50, rather than $25.00 but in any event, their payout system seems pretty promising.

      Congrats to you!....UP+++

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      ologsinquito 3 years ago from USA

      I don't think it's a scam either. Payment issues seem to arise from mechanical glitches sometimes. The site has grown very quickly, and it has probably suffered from growing pains. Sometimes this results in it going off line. If people are going to redeem, they should probably hit the redemption button during a slow period. Don't redeem if you have had trouble loading pages, as this can be a warning of an impending crash.

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      Mary Wickison 3 years ago from Brazil

      I am a bit peeved with the site to tell you the truth. I haven't been paid since early October. I am owed more than $200. I stopped writing for them, have emailed them several time with no response. I am considering closing my account, opening a new one, and see how that goes. I think they have issues with people in third world countries.

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      Graham Lee 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Thank you for this great info. I shall give it a try. Excellent.

      Graham.

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      Madeleine Salin 3 years ago from Finland

      I wrote for Bubblews some months ago, but then I "forgot" about the site. Maybe I'll return again and give it another try. I still like HubPages more. Great and informative hub!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      A very balanced review of both sites. Loved reading this!!

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I've redeemed 15 times since I joined 'B' in August. No problems at all with being paid. The one thing I like is being able to write shorter posts. I turn out many more articles than here on HP.

      Still, my heart is here at hubpages. But it's hard to juggle both. I can hardly believe you've made this much money on Bubblews. When did you join?

      Thanks for writing this - Audrey

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      Teresa Schultz 3 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      Great earnings on Bubblews; well done. (I'm pleased to be one of the South Africans you know on Bubblews) - I'm thoroughly enjoying Bubblews and have been paid all my redemptions too - not as many as yours yet, but over 20 anyhow, that I'm happy about.

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      PDGreenwell 3 years ago from Kentucky

      Been off Hubpages for a while due to other responsibilities. Probably an excuse more than an explanation as sure I could have written something! Anyway, just coming back online. You are one of my favorite Hubbers, so I took a peek at Bubblews based on this article. It certainly doesn't look like a high quality site, but actual payout is intriguing. I might just give it a try, to see what happens. Thanks for your great posts!

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      Justin Choo 3 years ago from Malaysia

      I had my first post in B on 13 Nov and hit the redeem button on 28 Nov. Received my first payment $25.03 on 5 Dec.

      Bubblews is different from Hp. B is easy meat to earn little money so long as you keep writing anything ,even very short nonsense. Hp is a different cup of tea, quality and style.

      I like both. B for its fb-format, with no stringent control at all. Hp for its high standard requirement and passive income. I need only spend a few minutes to write one post in B, while I have to spend days on research to produce a hub of decent standard.

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      Amelia Griggs 3 years ago

      I joined a few weeks ago and have a few posts on there so far, and have accumulated $2.45 so far. It looks like you have to be pretty active on the site to gain traffic. I'll keep trying, and it's good for short articles, but for more serious articles, my heart belongs to Hubpages. :-)

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      Lohrainne Janell 3 years ago from Fairfield, IA

      Thanks, Habee, for a very informative Hub. I will give Bubblews a try. I had not heard of it before, but it sounds doable and fun!

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      Holle Abee 4 years ago from Georgia

      Shy, did you state in your posts that the photos were your own? I always put "Photo is from my own collection" at the end of each post.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Holle, I am so glad Au fait suggested that I read you hub. I have been posting on Bubblews starting at the end of August, but I guess I have not connected to enough people yet. My user name on Bubblews is Shy321.

      May I ask how do you find their TOS, the pictures I posted are ones that I took with my own camara.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, interesting and shared.

      Shyron

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Good evening Habee,

      I'm going crazy doing "unproductive" labor, clicking "likes" and "connect" in B. I think this site will burst in due course. My bank stands at $5.68 in just the first 3 days. And I am only starting. I now have 183 connects. If not for your hub here confirming your earnings I will never believe it. That's why I forgotten about B since registering in August.

      I read from a few profiles indicating redemption dates and not receiving payment.

      I shall give this my best for a few weeks and see whether my crazy clickings and writing nonsense can really pay off. LOL

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      Amelia Griggs 4 years ago

      Hello Habee and other hubbers, Just for fun I'm giving B a try (although my heart belongs to Hubpages) and I was able to set up a login called learn-aholic. I submitted my first post last night and it looks like I made $.18 so far, although there was one dollar in my bank initially. It will be very interesting to see what happens. But I still have big goals to get a lot more hubs on HubPages, so look for more hubs from me soon.

      Regards,

      Easylearningweb

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      rickzimmerman 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Now I'll have to try bubbles! By the way, in the coming weeks, watch out for this guy!

      https://hubpages.com/holidays/Little-Known-Santa-N...

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      John Fisher 4 years ago from Easton, Pennsylvania

      Looks like an interesting website, I will have to check it out some time. I'm more of a Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest fanatic (or perhaps lunatic), but never hurts to check other things out, right?

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      Holle Abee 4 years ago from Georgia

      Darkprince, I've read about those viral posts, but I haven't had any of my submissions go viral. I always redeem between $26 and $30.

      I don't link any of my bubbles to anything else, and I have a different username on B.

      Like I said in this hub, I don't see much passive income opportunity on B. The hourly wage is low, but I spend time on B that I would mostly otherwise spend being lazy, so it works for me.

      Besides, like I said, it's really fun! I'm an addict.

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      Holle Abee 4 years ago from Georgia

      Hi, Mary! Well, I can only speak from my personal experience.

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      Holle Abee 4 years ago from Georgia

      fbesares3, I didn't realize you were spearofink! I wondered where you'd been! If you rejoin under another name, let me know.

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      How forgetful I could be. Actually I have opened an account with Bubblews in August but have totally forgotten about it!! Now I must activate it.

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      I have been procrastinating joining Bubblews for months. From what you earn, I am going in right now. See you later, and thanks "habee".

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      Janis Leslie Evans 4 years ago from Washington, DC

      Thank you, habee, for this clear, non-biased explanation of Bubblews. I'm still trying to figure out how to pronounce it. Your hub is quite helpful and informative, letting the reader weigh the pros and cons about joining or not. I can barely keep up with HP so I doubt that I'll join. I think I would try it if I was a full-time online writer like a lot of hubbers. Great job, voted up and useful.

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      darkprinceofjazz 4 years ago

      There are 2 sides to every story, perception is in the eye of the paid beholder. Honestly I was paid 3 times over a 5 month period, $25 to $30.

      I certainly could have made a lot more money if I wanted to, but understand this: Do a breakdown of actual time writing, and connecting, when you think of it as an hourly rate, it suddenly doesn't seem as great a deal.

      Also I know people who tried to do it as a passive income opportunity, hoping to let their past posts just keep earning, and a few I know had their accounts suddenly deleted without warning right before redemption.

      I also know that larger posts that legitimately go viral, are not always being paid. $385.00 was the amount in one person case I now well and trust.

      The site is overrun with Spam, that's a fact, but since the Bubblews model doesn't really depend on Google they can get a way with it, but if I were anyone, I would be very careful about linking my other articles to Bubblews, I would also be careful about setting up Google authorship on Bubblews articles, it might be considered a bad neighborhood.

      I personally asked for my account to be deleted because I have better things to do, and am diversified enough, plus I don't want to get sucked into the spam abyss that is Bubblews.

      There are legitimate people on Bubblews, good writers that need the money, and you can FOR NOW make money. My advice is be careful and don't put all your eggs in the Bubblews basket, I got sucked in back in May. I am so glad I made the decision to get out a few weeks ago, I will not be going back. Good luck to all those who stay.

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      I read a Hub earlier today blasting Bubblews for being a scam!!! I'm glad you wrote this Hub. People respect what you say, and will believe you when you say it is NOT a scam. I earn more there than I was earning here on HP.

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      fbesares2 4 years ago

      I former Bubbler here , Spearofink I wish I could come back, I got deleted due to some old account issues, I also salute bubblews

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      Barbara Badder 4 years ago from USA

      I've heard that several payment methods are offered, but Paypal is the only one that works. This is why some people aren't receiving payout.

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      Holle Abee 4 years ago from Georgia

      MG, I've seen those, but I haven't had any probs.

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      MG Singh 4 years ago from Singapore

      I wonder if people writing and commenting on this site are aware that a payment crisis has enveloped Bubblews and tens of writers in the month of November are not paid. So many posts are there on Bubblews to read on this subject. Just access the site.

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      Writer Fox 4 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      Thank you for publishing this and for your candor. I'm glad to read something about that website from someone whose opinion I trust. Congratulations on your success there!

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks for sharing your insight! I've had a Bubblews account for almost a year and still haven't done much with it, simply because it hasn't been a high priority. It's great to know that there is so much earning potential there. I agree with you about advantages and disadvantages of HubPages and Bubblews. I love that I still earn money on articles from 2-3 years ago and don't plan to stop writing here any time soon because of the value in that residual income.

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      Amelia Griggs 4 years ago

      Although I will do most of my writing on hubpages, I decided to give bubblews a try to I filled out the new account form, selecting a username, easybubblenews (I was surprised it didn't tell me this was taken), and it seemed to work and I was logged in, but then after I went into my account to make some edits and saved changes, it suddently said my account was no found on the server, like it instantly deleted it. Did anyone experience this?

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      Holle Abee 4 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for reading, friends! I'll try to answer all the questions here.

      1. cfin, I think I'm already connected. My Bubble name is southernteacher.

      2. Most all the traffic is internal.

      3. I haven't figured out the per hour pay. I mostly bubble when Iwould have otherwise been watching TV, so it's profitable for me.

      4. My 4 Danes are great!

      5. Overall, my funny posts probably do best.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Interesting news about Bugaboo, Holle, I mean, Bubblews. Is it recipe articles that seem to be most popular? Just wonderin'.

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      Judy Specht 4 years ago from California

      This is the most sensible information about Bubblelews. Thanks.

      How are your dogs?

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      Koralee Phillips 4 years ago from Penticton British Columbia Canada

      I've joined the site now, because I wanted an avenue to write shorter articles, and make extra money. Although they're longer than 400 characters :)

      I'm curious though, when you take your $500 and divide it by how many hours you're on the site commenting, liking, and connecting, approximately how much an hour does it pay?

      That's how I like to gauge if a writing site/project is worth my time, or if I should just do it for fun.

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      mythbuster 4 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

      Wow - 500 smackers! I've only heard of this site over the past few days (been offline a lot, but I'd better get back ON, eh?).

      Thanks for writing about the site and how you're earning and enjoying interactions on-site.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Hi, yes its so darn addictive! I have earned quite a lot on there too, and I am beginning to take it for granted now, so I hope the bubble doesn't burst! lol!

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      Kristen Haynie 4 years ago from Modesto, CA

      I would really like to try this site out. Based on what I've heard about it, there really isn't a fair comparison to be made between it and HubPages. HubPages has pretty high standards for the content posted, while this site seems to be more of an 'anyone can post just about anything' type of deal. The fact that you made so much money from it is really appealing, though. I will have to give it a try.

      One of my biggest concerns is if this site even has a ranking in search engine results. If not, does all of the traffic come from within the community?

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      Ann-Christin 4 years ago from UK

      I am enjoying Bubblews I love the laid back you can write about anything feel of it. I have had all my payments so far with no problems.

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      Deborah Neyens 4 years ago from Iowa

      Glad you are having success there. I've posted a few things but just kind of let it lapse. Maybe it's time to revisit it. I'm not too far away from a payout. after all.

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      passionate77 4 years ago

      very detailed and thorough review of bubblews. thanks a lot habee dear, for sharing such a nice experience at bubblews, its really great that you accomplished it all there, i really enjoyed reading all through your post and also bookmarked it, would definitely love to try that site too, million blessings ahead habee dear.

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      cfin 4 years ago from The World we live in

      Bubblews has an issue with people just going from page to page and writing "connected". I really makes it impossible for me to enjoy the experience. I have the same username there, so if you wish to connect feel free :)

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      SEXYLADYDEE 4 years ago from Upstate NY

      Thanks for the update. This is the first I'm hearing about this site. I will definitely look into it. And will give you a few comments. You are a great writer and it was generous of you to share.

      Dee

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      MG Singh 4 years ago from Singapore

      Dear Habee, we are talking of percentages. A few Phillippines getting paid does not mean anything. Many writers from Africa and Asia are not paid including me.

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      Rohan Rinaldo Felix 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      I'm glad you have earned so much from bubblews... I have redeemed twice and not been paid yet. And I believe I haven't violated their terms... even with regard to copyrighted images... You've given me hope though! Thanks!

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      Holle Abee 4 years ago from Georgia

      MG Singh, I know some of my connections from the Philippines report regular payments from Bubblews.

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      MG Singh 4 years ago from Singapore

      Bubblews does not Pay to writers from third world countries. Its a devious and clever site. Take the percentage and You will get the fIgure. You are lucky you are not from Africa and Asia

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      Mary 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Thanks for this clear explanation of the site habee..I'm not interested in joining at the moment but have been curious to know what it's like and may join in the future..Cheers

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 4 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Habee, this is a great hub and a very honest, fair comparison of HubPages and Bubblews. I agree with all you wrote about these two sites. I do not think Bubblews is a scam -- I do think it either will not last long, or it will turn into a more serious site like HubPages, once the owners start making good profits.

      I have great fun writing for Bubblews and I know I can make a lot more money there if I get my act together and write more articles there. I like the quick easy way it is to submit an article or blog type post. I also very much enjoy writing for HP, even though it is much more time consuming. Thanks for this review hub, well done!

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      Nathan Bernardo 4 years ago from California, United States of America

      Yes, I'm really loving it over there on Bubblews and everything you said about it is right; it's mostly social networking not so much about writing (though I try to write good stuff there) and they do pay. I get paid every 4 to 5 days, more or less. I get a little residual income and nowadays I can post only a couple times a day and still reach payout within 5 days. It's fun, I like it a lot. I agree, HP and Bubblews are just two different sites; I like both. I agree, it's HP for the long-term residual and Bubblews for the fun and immediate. I write on both sites still. I think it can last. People are thinking about it like an article submission site; it's not that. I don't think content is the issue with Bubblews, it's not about that. It's a social site where you get paid. I think it is the future; paying users for the content they contribute to keep a site going. Great philosophy that Arvind has.

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      Adrienne F Manson 4 years ago from Atlanta

      Wow!! This is certainly news to me, I have never even heard of this site. I thought I was keeping up on the new sites as far as writing and earning. Of course no one can really stay on top of ways to earn online. Thanks for sharing this information. I find myself sticking with sites like Hubpages, but I will give it a try. Thanks again.

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      Amelia Griggs 4 years ago

      I also have never heard of bubblews.com, so I appreciate you sharing this information about the site. I just went to the website and watch their introductory video. At first I thought the animation was really cool and ingenious but about 3/4 of the way in I started getting lost when the robotic man and woman were using her magic wands, but it did make me quite curious about the website. I'll check it out and who knows, maybe I'll give it a try. Thanks again,

      Regards,

      Easylearningweb

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      TurtleDog 4 years ago

      Definitely a cool site.

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      Lee Barton 4 years ago from New Mexico

      I also had never heard of this site. It sounds like something I'd be interested in. Thanks, habee!

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      Great going on what you have accomplished on Bubblews and HubPages.

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      wabash annie 4 years ago from Colorado Front Range

      A very interesting hub! I have never heard of this site and look forward to seeing what it has to offer. Love learning about what is out there ... Annie

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      Wendy Golden 4 years ago from New York

      I am interested in making more money until Hubpages starts to pay off. I just got accepted by Google a couple of weeks ago. This sounds like a great way to make some extra cash. Thanks for sharing. This is a very useful hub. Voted up! :-)

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      Koralee Phillips 4 years ago from Penticton British Columbia Canada

      I've never heard of Bubblews. I just went to check it out and watched their little video. It sounds like so much fun, and I love connecting with people from other countries. I'm babysitting a Pomeranian named Goldie, and he's so cute and silly, I have lots of stories to share.

      I think it will take a bit for me to figure everything out, but is sounds like a hoot, with the added bonus of making some money. And if its Habee approved, I have no doubts it's legit.

      From reading some other articles on the internet claiming it's a scam, it sounds like people who think they can cheat the system by copying other writer's stuff, get shut down quickly.

      Thank you so much for sharing your insights into Bubblews.

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Sounds like you struck pay-dirt! Sounds very good for you! I'm happy that it's working out well and doing you good!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      My thoughts exactly! There is no reason for people to compare HP and Bubblews, as they are totally different and useful in their own ways. I've been going at it more slowly than you but have been paid eight times with no problems. I could use more money, but I haven't had a lot of time. Tell me, do you have to spend a whole lot of time on there to make over $500? I would think so. Still, I may try to do a little more than payout once a week or ever ten days, which is what I've been shooting for. Thanks for the input on the site. You reflected many of my own thoughts about the site.

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      Lela 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Bubblews is addicting. You forgot to mention that. It's kind of like twitter and FaceBook combined.

      I have found that it's easier to make a little 'photo' there to make your post stand out a bit. I also still use wikimedia. I'm surprised the TOS doesn't explain how to attribute photos.

      I also don't feel the need to save my work there. Just write a quick 3 paragraphs and post. Not going to change the world, but it's quick and easy.