Looking for Alternatives to "B"

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  1. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Fed up with "B". I have concluded that the continual crash and burns are just never going to stop. I've given up.

    "B" has been around for two years I think. Seems to me some clones should have shown up by now. If anyone knows of any, I would really appreciate hearing about it; either here or privately.

    1. janderson99 profile image53
      janderson99posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I know a couple
      postanyarticle(dot)com
      writedge(dot)com
      "B" is essentially a forum with ads and images, likes and friends.
      I think HP should engage their community better ("B" like to get internal impressions).
      I suggested HP replace Q&A with 'Short-Cuts' to do what "B" does but the silence was deafening.
      see: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/119707

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        janderson99, THANK YOU!!!

        There is a project that I have been mulling in the back of my mind that I think one of your suggestions would be perfect for.

      2. janderson99 profile image53
        janderson99posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Update => writedge(dot)com has cloned themsleves as dailytwocents(dot)com

      3. dilipchandra12 profile image76
        dilipchandra12posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        We need in here a new system, to engage the community better  ---- and to get more internal impressions.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    My Hub traffic has really bombed. I think my summer doldrums slaughter has officially begun. Really do need to find second income source; one as good as "B" would be if it didn't have the technical problems.

  3. janesix profile image60
    janesixposted 4 years ago

    I am sick of B too, but I can't give up the money I make there. That 2 or 300 really helps me.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly. Same here. My fantasy is as follows...

      1. I sign on to HP every morning and see how much I earned yesterday.
      2. I then go to "B" and round that up to a nice. predetermined daily total amount.

      Kind of a nice form of self-discipline there for me. Unfortunately, every time I try to implement it, "B" outright sabotages me. So, I'm hoping I can find another site to do that with.

    2. Barbara Kay profile image92
      Barbara Kayposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      After several payouts from B, I haven't gotten this last one. I didn't break any rules at all. One nonpayment is enough for me. I've had it, unless if by some miracle is still shows up. It has been 10 days since I submitted, so I should have gotten it.

      1. janesix profile image60
        janesixposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        It's been taking longer lately, but I've gotten all of mine so far. I think this last one was like ten days.

      2. habee profile image96
        habeeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        It took my last pmt notification 12 or 13 days to arrive.

      3. viryabo profile image87
        viryaboposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        It now takes 12 days. My last one did, and many others own too. Some even said 15 days. It will come!

      4. Barbara Kay profile image92
        Barbara Kayposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I've got one pending, so I take my statement back. Thanks everyone for letting me know.

  4. LuisEGonzalez profile image86
    LuisEGonzalezposted 4 years ago

    Well....that was an eye opener...???????????

    1. janesix profile image60
      janesixposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Weird. I think someone's bored.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Sounds like a perfect "B" poster candidate to me.

        1. janesix profile image60
          janesixposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          I'm surprised he didn't save that little gem for his next 400 character post....

          1. paradigmsearch profile image90
            paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            I'm sure Arvind would have been thrilled.

            Update: I see the post in question has finally disappeared.

            1. janesix profile image60
              janesixposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              LOL...Now this whole post is going to seem weird, with no one knowing what we're talking about smile

  5. HollieT profile image84
    HollieTposted 4 years ago

    I think B is easy money when you have a limited amount of time and things to say, but still, I can't be bothered with it. I
    believe that's because writing bores me, however. I write all day long for income and to keep the wolves from the door. When it comes to passive income I'd rather paint a daisy, stick it on a product and try to sell it through Zazzle.

  6. Lew Marcrum profile image94
    Lew Marcrumposted 4 years ago

    Hmmmm....ok, showing my ignorance and naivete, but ...........what is "B"?

    1. HollieT profile image84
      HollieTposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Bubblews. A kind of micro blogging site which requires minimum effort but payment is uncertain and requires lots of reciprocal liking and appreciating other's posts.

      1. WryLilt profile image91
        WryLiltposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Or just using Google suggest and latest trending topics to get Google traffic big_smile

        1. HollieT profile image84
          HollieTposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          I still can't be bothered, Wry. Temporary writers' apathy methinks.

          1. WryLilt profile image91
            WryLiltposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Haha. Well I find it easier to write 100 words and see what floats as opposed to getting off my lazy butt and writing a full hub. big_smile

            1. HollieT profile image84
              HollieTposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              It's the whole writing saga for me, I'd so much rather paint or draw something. At the moment anyway, I'm temperamental smile

              1. WryLilt profile image91
                WryLiltposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                Draw a picture and describe it? Haha

            2. viryabo profile image87
              viryaboposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              That makes two of us!

  7. habee profile image96
    habeeposted 4 years ago

    Hope B isn't dead. I can't access the site at all this morning. Got a weird error message.

    1. viryabo profile image87
      viryaboposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes. B's been very terrible this morning. Took me 30 minutes to interact with 3 people, so i logged out! Will go take a peek later.

      1. habee profile image96
        habeeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Are we connected? I'm southernteacher there.

        1. viryabo profile image87
          viryaboposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Yes we are. And you are a good connection too . . . I'm anonymous kind of! smile

      2. Thelma Alberts profile image90
        Thelma Albertsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        It´s been terrible the whole day that I logged off and came here.

  8. Cynthianne profile image61
    Cynthianneposted 4 years ago

    I tried to log in today after taking a break (though I desperately need the money!!) because of errors and the whole site is down.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image92
      Barbara Kayposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It is back up again.

  9. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    How does one have time for other writing sites? Full timers? To tell the truth, I'd love to write 24/7 if I could.

  10. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Mini-rant.

    Well, the site was back up and the Notifications actually seemed to be working.

    So it suckered me into making another post.

    The site instantly turned to cr@p again. In other words, another wasted post again.

    I am one of those people that get physically ill when subjected to non-stop, never-ending incompetence. For mental health reasons I am seriously considering just outright banning that site.

    There has got to be an alternative out there...

    1. Cynthianne profile image61
      Cynthianneposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I get sick too. If I did not need the money so bad, I would just walk away and not look back. It is hard to think of long articles to write everyday here. sad I know some can do it but I can't seem to do it without getting sick.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I'm not sure I understand your post. As far as HP goes; they've pretty much always given me that warm, fuzzy feeling. It's that other site that could cause https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Fn36l_z3WY (2 min., 10 sec.).

        1. Cynthianne profile image61
          Cynthianneposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Oh, I was talking about "B" making me sick and me just wishing I could write articles for HP every single day, maybe even several articles a day. I LOVE this site (HP) , it is my health that makes writing long articles everyday hard. With "B",it is the stress of the site going down and unexpected errors when I think all is working good that causes me sickness from stress. Sorry I was unclear, I can see that after re-reading what I put. *sigh* not always a good writer. LOL and Yes!!! lol On the link. That song is going to be stuck in my head all day now, but that is good. Thanks!

          1. paradigmsearch profile image90
            paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            big_smile

            For what it's worth, I don't even try to write a hub in a single day. I'll peck at the thing for a week before publishing. I'm fine with that. My problem is trying to come up with a subject that I think will at least have a shot with Google. The eternal search continues.

            1. Lew Marcrum profile image94
              Lew Marcrumposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              It appears you and I have the exact feelings about this.  I wish I could write one each day, but I always "try" to be a perfectionist about grammar and subject matter, though at times I'm far from successful.  This leaves me with about one a week, or less.

  11. Barbara Kay profile image92
    Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago

    I take my statement back. B finally paid me the last payment.

    1. Cynthianne profile image61
      Cynthianneposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Good!!

      1. Barbara Kay profile image92
        Barbara Kayposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Cynthianne, Thanks.

  12. HealthyLivin7500 profile image60
    HealthyLivin7500posted 4 years ago

    what is "B"?

    1. janesix profile image60
      janesixposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      The Bloated Beast

      1. Solaras profile image99
        Solarasposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        ++++ lol

    2. janesix profile image60
      janesixposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Bubblews

  13. Greekgeek profile image93
    Greekgeekposted 4 years ago

    I have no idea if this is in any way representative, but I just checked my Wizzley account after ignoring it since last year, and....

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/8951283_f248.jpg

    The...heck?

    That's six articles, total. They'e pulling in 1000+ visitors a DAY.

    So there's another possible alternative with an admittedly very small sample size.

    The sad part?

    Somehow my adsense and amazon affiliate codes had disappeared from my settings, so I've been earning nada -- hence my ignoring the site.

    ...I may have to perform another experiment, seeding an equal number of  new articles on Zujava, Wizzley and my secondary Hub account, and watching what happens. (Zujava usually pays me a piddling $5 every few months, but I'd built exactly six pages there at the same time as Wizzley in 2012 and have left them to percolate. )

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Great minds think alike. I have likewise embarked on a similar project. Only difference being that mine will be "B" sized articles, i.e., deemed unworthy by HP, W, and the like.

    2. Stacie L profile image87
      Stacie Lposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I'm glad to see someone is getting views on wizzley. its not doing much for me.

      1. Greekgeek profile image93
        Greekgeekposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        So maybe it's a temporary fluke.

        It's interesting how we all tackle the problem differently. For me, I'm looking for truly passive income. I don't mind an initial outlay of a few days' writing, editing and effort, so long as the page can attract whatever visits it's going to attract and hold its position without my having to go back to it unless I really have new information to add (and nowadays I try to focus on evergreen topics that don't require updates).

        Also, I try to figure out how and where to publish the kinds of things I'm inclined to write anyway so that they will be the most successful -- in terms of earnings and visitors -- without my being embarrassed by overly aggressive advertising or butt ugly site design.

  14. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    And speaking of "B", they are once again inaccessible as I make this post. I've written them off. They are now priority level zilch on my daily to-do list. What's the point of making posts there when neither my Connections nor search engine visitors can access them? The revenue from my last two posts was truly pathetic. Oh, well.

    1. mary615 profile image94
      mary615posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      The site is down again this AM.  I am disillusioned, disappointed, disgusted, and disenchanted.  Why don't they get a better server?  Can you imagine if HP went down like B???

  15. Thelma Alberts profile image90
    Thelma Albertsposted 4 years ago

    B is really annoying. How can we ever post, read and interact with our fellow bubblers if the site keeps on going down? Well, the positive thing for this is, I have much time reading here in HP.

    1. Cynthianne profile image61
      Cynthianneposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It is STILL down! Ugh....I feel like I am wasting my time there. Wizzley?  I have never heard of that site.

  16. Solaras profile image99
    Solarasposted 4 years ago

    I was able to log in long enough to see that I had earned a dollar since my last log in 10 days ago.  Now Error 504.  Nothing can be done on that site. And early articles that I wrote there that ranked on page one and two for Google searches are now relegated to oblivion.

  17. Greekgeek profile image93
    Greekgeekposted 4 years ago

    For what it's worth, I misread those Wizzley stats. It was 1288visitors/7d not 1d. (I have dodgy eyesight.)

    So it's closer to 100-200 visits a day for 6 articles, up from almost nada. I'm still curious about the jump, but it's no longer a case of, "Great heavens, maybe we should be paying more attention to Wizzley."

  18. aingham86 profile image84
    aingham86posted 4 years ago

    If you like the shorter articles, Daily Two Cents is a relatively new site that requires 100 words minimum for a post. I've been there for a month now, and really enjoy it. The site is still new, but climbing in rank. The earnings are pay per view. Not the same scale as B, but definitely has the potential.

    1. Solaras profile image99
      Solarasposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That sounds intriguing; what topics are you posting over there?

      1. aingham86 profile image84
        aingham86posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I write about all sorts. Writing and weight loss have been mine main topics at the moment. There is a sister site called Writedge too which has a 400 word minimum.

    2. Cynthianne profile image61
      Cynthianneposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      hhmmm...this site sounds interesting. I shall check it out. smile

  19. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    If anyone is interested, I published a hub yesterday reviewing one of the Bubblews alternatives Janderson mentioned.

 
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