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Bubblews News: Will I Get Paid?....the Answer Is Yes

Updated on June 29, 2015
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Rosie is a library media specialist. An avid reader and life-long learner, Rosie enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise in many areas.

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Posting on Bubblews

When I first joined Bubblews, I was very excited. It was fun and I could see the cents changing to dollars at a decent pace. I've spent 25 days on Bubblews and have earned approximately a dollar a day which is not as much as some, but I have not invested much time either.

I have submitted 42 posts which are short paragraphs with pictures. The posts are at least 400 characters which equates to about 100 words. So that is 4200 words for $25. Is it worth it? At that rate, I would say no, however, seasoned bubblers ensure that with more posts, connections, likes and comments, which you build over time, the rate at which you earn will increase. I like that idea.


The $25 Mark

Today I kept a careful watch on my bank as it steadily climbed to $25. My bank is a tab I can click on within my account, to see how much money I have earned at any given time. I decided to copy all of my articles and paste them into a word document for 2 reasons. I wanted to make sure they were saved, should I ever decide to leave Bubblews, and I wanted to look over them quickly to be sure I had followed all of the rules.

There has been a lot of talk on Bubblews and on Hub Pages about some writers not getting paid. These writers who have commented insist that they did follow the rules. Another complaint is that Bubblews never explained to them why they didn't get paid. I find this disheartening, especially for those who are living well below their means and are dependent upon this small income, which can be considered a very large payment in other countries.

The things I mainly checked for were:

  • Is each post at least 400 characters?
  • Did I attribute all photos correctly?

On the website, it states that the amount shown may not be exact, so I waited until my bank showed that I had $25.33 just as an added insurance. Then I clicked REDEEM, oh my!

Now I wait for at least 72 hours for contact. I have chosen to be paid via Paypal and am assuming contact means an email stating that the money has been deposited into my account.


What About You?

Would you stay if you were not paid?

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What Will I Do?

I will need to decide whether to stay or go, should I not receive payment. At this time I feel that I would definitely not stay. I do enjoy posting on Bubblews and being active with its friendly and supportive community of members. I also find it interesting to read about people in other countries that I have never talked to before. Today I was communicating with people from Hong Kong, the Philippines, Manila, Romania and Switzerland. How cool is that? Even so, I do not think I will stay a member if I am not paid. If I were wealthy and had time to blow, maybe. But like most people I'm not, and I have to use my time wisely.

It's Been 72 Hours

I clicked REDEEM at close to 9:00am on September 9th.

72 hours have passed and I haven't heard anything. I haven't been posting on Bubblews since I clicked REDEEM, but I have been active, reading and commenting on others' posts.

Today is September 12th and at about 5:30pm, I was sent an email from Bubblews stating that "Funds Are on the Way!" It said that it would take 3-5 days for the money to be deposited into my Paypal account. So, it took 3 days and 8 hours (80 hours) but it is done. Yeah!

I am now looking forward to posting on Bubblews. I hope to increase my earnings fast by being active on the site daily.

Update 2015

While my story in this article did turn out positively, Bubblews has taken a turn in the way they are doing things in the past few months and it looks like many members have left. They are no longer paying a penny for every like, comment, post... From my own experience, it takes a lot of posting and interaction to simply earn 1 penny. From discussions by members, Bubblews had a financial crisis and they are now more of a social network instead of a writing forum where members earn money. I have decided to keep my account and see if anything changes, but I will hardly be active.

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    • Rosie writes profile imageAUTHOR

      Rosie writes 

      4 years ago from Virginia

      articlemachine sorry to hear this. I have only redeemed once as I just don't have much time to spend there, but I will redeem once again in a few more days. I don't think I will stay there if I miss one redemption.

    • Rosie writes profile imageAUTHOR

      Rosie writes 

      4 years ago from Virginia

      Moonlake, from reading the posts of longtime Bubblers, they have said this and think it to be true. That is that the rules there must be adhered to or payment will not be issued. I'm not sure how this process is done or if it is done well by the admin there. I have only redeemed once and had no problem. I have not spent much time there since, as it takes a lot of time (for me at least) to reach the $25 mark and I am very busy with work and family. Thanks for reading my hub. Best wishes.

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      moonlake 

      4 years ago from America

      I notice on Victoria Lynn's hub about Bubblews you wrote "It is important to read the rules because it does state that they will not pay you if they are not followed."

      What did you mean by If they are not followed.

      I turned in my first redeem and have not heard anything yet.

      Enjoyed reading your hub voted up.

    • Rosie writes profile imageAUTHOR

      Rosie writes 

      4 years ago from Virginia

      TheTipMan, I am only speaking from the short length of time that I have been there, but other than the Bubblews community, those who see your post most likely be from Pinterest, Facebook, Tweets, and any backlinking you have done to other sites.

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      TheTipMan 

      4 years ago from United States

      Seems awesome, but then again how do you get popularity for your blogs/Articles? I mean i'd say by luck being in the google engine, but of all my searches i've never once seen a link to bubblews. So where do your views come from?

    • Rosie writes profile imageAUTHOR

      Rosie writes 

      4 years ago from Virginia

      The TipMan, Bubblews is both for people who like to blog and post meaningful articles. The part I like is that the articles (posts) only have to be a maximum of 400 characters (not words) which is an easy task for hubbers. You earn about a penny with every "like", comment, or view from others. You can connect (follow) with others and they will do the same for you. Your connections will build over time and so will your pennies. The more active you are on the site (viewing, commenting, liking) others' posts, the more money you will make. Every time your funds reach $25, you can get paid, which is a great feature.

    • Rosie writes profile imageAUTHOR

      Rosie writes 

      4 years ago from Virginia

      Yes randomcreative....although slow compared to some, it has gone well. It is definitely worth checking out...the more time you have to spend there, the more you can make and over time I think it will pay off.

    • Rosie writes profile imageAUTHOR

      Rosie writes 

      4 years ago from Virginia

      Glenn Stok sorry for not replying sooner. I will connect with you today. I look forward to looking at your posts.

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      TheTipMan 

      4 years ago from United States

      I don't quite understand what bubblews is. Do you get paid to write articles like hub pages, or just to blog? If so how do they pay you, per article, adsense, or other ad affiliate programs?

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      Rose Clearfield 

      4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      I'm glad that Bubblews has gone well for you so far and that the first redemption went smoothly. I don't have a lot of time to devote to the site right now, but it seems like a great opportunity. Thanks for sharing your story.

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      Glenn Stok 

      4 years ago from Long Island, NY

      I just connected with you Rosie. I'm Genuine_Sharer over there. I wish we could change our username so I'd use my name a I do here. But too late now.

    • Rosie writes profile imageAUTHOR

      Rosie writes 

      4 years ago from Virginia

      Glenn Stok, I see...well it took me quite a while too, 20+ days, but like you, I did not spend every day there either. It seems that redemptions may come sooner though as you build your connections - many of them come back to view your posts. I am just Rosie on Bubblews. Hope to connect!

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      Glenn Stok 

      4 years ago from Long Island, NY

      Rosie - you had asked if it has been over 80 hours for me yet. I think you are referring to waiting for redemption. Sorry if my comment was misunderstood... I didn't get to my first $25 yet. What I meant was that I did not do my first redemption yet. I'll be curious to see how it goes for me. But I'm only halfway there. I started writing on Bubblews about a week ago. I don't post Bubbles every day, so it will be awhile.

    • Rosie writes profile imageAUTHOR

      Rosie writes 

      4 years ago from Virginia

      Victoria Lynn, that is great! I noticed you have done an excellent job building connections. That is something I need to work more on.

    • Rosie writes profile imageAUTHOR

      Rosie writes 

      4 years ago from Virginia

      Glenn Stok, I have seen many posts that don't seem to follow the rules. Most commonly, they won't have any photo attribution. If I hadn't been here at Hubpages already, I wouldn't have understood what that meant entirely. Has it been over 80 hours for you?

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      Victoria Lynn 

      4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I'm on my 4th redemption. They have all come smoothly. I hope that continues. I don't have time to bubble every day, so I do hope the redemptions will start coming more quickly over time!

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      Glenn Stok 

      4 years ago from Long Island, NY

      This is good to know. I just recently started and I didn't get to my first $25 yet. But when I check the Bubbles of those who don't get paid, I usually see the reason for it. The most common mistake is incorrect or no attribution of photos that are used.

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      Leena 

      4 years ago from new delhi

      really can't say...some are waiting for months to be paid and the management never answers back to repeated emails...an entire hub can be written on pros and cons of bubblews.

    • Rosie writes profile imageAUTHOR

      Rosie writes 

      4 years ago from Virginia

      That is good news waqour. I hope things continue this way.

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      waqour 

      4 years ago

      I have got paid my first redemption and waiting for the second.

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