Curious about differences between HP and another site.

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  1. PicturePerfectPet profile image81
    PicturePerfectPetposted 5 years ago

    I'm curious about another site called Bubblews. I've seen it mentioned quite a few times, and would like some feedback about it. Particularly how it compares to HP. I have not signed up on the site yet, and don't want to waste my time doing so, if it's not something I'd be real interested in.
    What are the main differences between the two? The positives and negatives of it? Do you prefer HP to Bubblews?
    Feedback from those who do, or have used both HP and Bubblews would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks so much!

    1. Cardisa profile image89
      Cardisaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Basically Hubpages is a content site while Bubblews is more of a social network. While you make instant money on Bubblews you make residual income on HP. Your hubs will take time to age and get organic traffic but as they do your income increases and stay that way for a while given that nothing goes wrong. However, the articles posted on Bubblews do not bring in residual income because they are like FB posts where they get lost in a feed.

      I would say that Bubblews is quick income while HP is medium to long term investment.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image96
        Marisa Wrightposted 5 years agoin reply to this


    2. Hikapo profile image80
      Hikapoposted 5 years agoin reply to this


      From what I see from other bubblews members, only post with 0 pictures and use only text for the highest chance to get paid with no problems.

      1. Rosie writes profile image88
        Rosie writesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I always try to use a picture so that I can backlink my posts to Pinterest.  But if you do use pictures, it is very important to give appropriate credit to the owner.  Or you can just use your own pictures which are usually best anyway and give yourself credit.

  2. Rosie writes profile image88
    Rosie writesposted 5 years ago

    I joined Bubblews in August and have been with Hubpages for over 2 years now.  I have written a hub about my initial experience with Bubblews.  While some choose one favorite over the other, I like both sites for completely different reasons and I like that they are different.  The main differences are Bubblews posts only require 400 characters, there are no templates, your earnings are based on likes, views, comments, and connections.  The payout was $25, but just recently raised to $50.  Another main difference is that most of your earnings come from interacting with others, not posting.  When I feel like writing a longer, more thought-provoking hub, I publish here.  And when I feel like writing a short piece, I post there.  I really don't think the income is very different, when comparing the time you spend to get to the same payout amount.

  3. wrenchBiscuit profile image79
    wrenchBiscuitposted 5 years ago

    To add some balance, here is a cautionary tale:

    1. Rosie writes profile image88
      Rosie writesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have read about some Bubblews users who didn't get paid.  I have been paid 3 times now with no delay and no problems what so ever.  I believe the site grew so quickly, they have had some trouble keeping up with all glitches and errors that have come up.  If I ever fail to get paid, I will probably no longer be a member as I do want to be compensated for my time there, but so far it has been great.

    2. NateB11 profile image91
      NateB11posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Can't believe everything you read on the Net.

      1. wrenchBiscuit profile image79
        wrenchBiscuitposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Ha! That goes without saying,but since you brought it up: The statement: "You can't believe everything ..." implies that we can believe "some" things.But that leaves us in a quandary, because as a rule, there is no internet authority that we can go to that will tell us what those "some" things are. Consequently,we can only make comparisons and then through those comparisons make a determination which ones we choose to believe.Since this amounts to what I assume to be common sense,it brings into question your motivation and the usefulness of your comment.

        1. NateB11 profile image91
          NateB11posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          My goodness. You really got it figured out. I'm betting you're kind of young. So, that's okay.

          My motivation was only to imply that the article you referred to was written by a liar. Which I'm pretty sure is the case, judging from the guy's site. What I said is useful because people will know that they can go check out Bubblews for themselves and not rely on a liar's word.

          1. wrenchBiscuit profile image79
            wrenchBiscuitposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Well then,you have provided something even more useful to this thread.I'm sure your friends also find you quite entertaining.

            1. NateB11 profile image91
              NateB11posted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Provocateur is a fancy word for a troll. And everyone knows what's wrong with trolls.

              1. wrenchBiscuit profile image79
                wrenchBiscuitposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                We can clearly see that Hubpages is a microcosm of the greater world at large.When people who have not been invited to the party are challenged in a respectful and intelligent manner to justify or explain the worthiness of their unwarranted intrusion of soundbytes and tired idioms,it is not uncommon for them to resort to various expletives,racial epithets,etc. Although there is a certain anonymity provided in these forums,many people apparently miss the fact that they cannot hide from themselves.

                This individual has achieved  nothing  here other than  prove to myself and the  general public that they are filled with pain.This individual would have profited more if they would have simply asked for help.What you have witnessed in this brief thread is a good example of why the world continues to fall  apart.It is not a name thrown in my direction ,or an evil word that troubles me the most. I have,a number of times,came upon a poor animal thrashing and screaming in agony; alone,lying along side a road after being nearly cut in half by a car.In such unfortunate situations,there is nothing you can do but either put the animal out of it's misery, or walk away.In this case ... I will just walk away.

  4. profile image0
    BethDWposted 5 years ago

    Bubblews and Hubpages are like apples and oranges, the type of content is radically different and so are the communities. I prefer hubpages content, because here you find well thought-out and informative articles (compared to bubblews posts which tend to be very short, often personal, posts that authors put less effort into). Bubblews is fun to network with people, and share your thoughts about things you are interested in without having to worry too much about drafting for quality. It's more of a social network than a writing site (as someone already mentioned). Hubpages is where I go to work on my writing, and bubblews is just sort of a fun social networking thing. That being said, it is much easier to rack up earnings on bubblews by getting views and 'likes'. But I haven't redeemed my earnings yet (haven't been there long enough) so I can't comment on issues with getting paid (though I have read that some people have had trouble getting the earnings they are entitled to).


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