I've been inactive here on HP for a few days.
My first excuse is that I broke my laptop.
But before that happened I wrote on Bubblews for the first time.
I earned more money over there in a couple of days than I've ever earned here in months.
But... The content that I was writing wasn't even nearly up to standard with the quality of my articles here. I feel ashamed and dirty!
How is it that Bubblews can offer more payment, for bad content? Is it legitimate?
don't know. but would love to know. You have to work pretty hard and wait a long time over here.
You can and will get paid on Bubblews. How consistent your payments will be is something else entirely however. I myself got paid each and every time, but I only redeemed about 4 times months apart from each other. Apparently, unless it has changed within the past 2 or so months, it takes up to 14 days for a 50 dollar redemption to clear, and then there is the paypal waiting period to deal with as well. Redeeming anything much higher than 70 dollars is not advised since you might be more likely to not get paid at all or take even longer to get paid.
I would also advise not to write anything controversial what so ever over on Bubblews either. People get butthurt about what you wrote, complain about it to bubblews support, next thing you know your article is taken down without any kind of warning and you lose money
There are a plethora of people on Bubblews that simply click, like, and comment on your articles so you might do the same for them and earn more money. If quality content is something you wish to read, Bubblews would not be the first place I would look. There are certainly some quality authors on there...but not much.
Because it's not a writers' site, it's a social site - a bit like Facebook with articles. LIke Facebook, it really doesn't matter what you say, just as long as people are being active. You'll notice that if you stop being active, your earnings will drop like a stone!
As I mentioned above, my earnings have not stopped. They have dropped some, of course, but still I have earned 25.00 since I was last active on the site.
I had never hit payout, a somewhat common feat with me it seems.
But on the days I did not participate, my earnings did not rise a cent.
Were you writing content like "I ate breakfast" or SEO content like "How To" or "Top Ways"?
I was talking about bubblews, and I mostly wrote crap.
I earn a dollar or two a day there, haven't published in about 6 weeks I think. If you have SEO friendly titles, you can continue to get regular external traffic.
Earnings don't drop much if you put some quality articles on there and not a bunch of crap. That's because it's not just Bubblews followers that make money for you, it's people on the Internet that want to read your title.
Can't imagine they could make you feel worse than this place...I really should get over and check them out.
With less than 100,000 views in three years, I think you need to work on your SEO. Your title is 75% of that, so optimise your titles for what people would Google on those subjects.
I don't write for pay and my views only show that much because once you delete a hub you lose those hub views. I have deleted very many. I have over 22,000 views on just one hub I have up now but thanks for your advice. People like you make HP what it is.
When I was still writing for Bubblews, I liked the easy writing style of practically all writers. You don't have to do much thinking but just write off the cuff. It is more of a social site, so I find fellow Filipinos who are quite active on the site. Some of those are neighbors of mine ---former students and my next door neighbors. They write about the simple stuff and everyday life and they get paid every time.
There are also good writers on the B, and I admire them. They can write good stuff and post once in a while since they have daytime jobs or other projects. During the summer, some of my students practically worked 20 hours every day and they get paid twice in 10 days. One hundred dollars is a big thing in the Philippines. For kids to be earning P4,300 every 10 days or P12,000 plus a month, is a big help to their families and themselves.
I believe $50 dollars is not a large sum of money in Western countries --- like the US, Canada, and Australia as I have siblings and relations working in these countries. Working your butts off for 20 hours every day to get $750 a month is something not acceptable if you are also going to spend in US dollars. Bubblews is a good thing --- to crank out 1 to 3 articles per day only so a writer can do other worthwhile things.
When I was still with the site, I earn more writing at iwriter than anywhere else. I earn from Bubblews ($25) every 2 weeks cranking 2 to 3 articles everyday. I do offline work the rests of my time, that gives me my bread and butter. I like HubPages since it looks respectable and decent regardless of pay.
I wouldn't recommend writing on there. I did for a bit. Made some money (230~ dollars) then my account was banned. They didn't send me a warning. They didn't tell me why. They do not have customer service unless you have an account so I made a new account and sent them a message. No reply. My account was literally deleted. I knew this because I used the same email from my original account the account for account I made to send my customer service ticket. If my account was still alive somewhere my email would have still been locked. I would recommend staying away.
I did do some research and a lot of people seem to have the same issue. They have really strict plagiarism rules from what people were saying on other forums and stuff. I do a lot of articles that involve citations and what not, so I'm guessing I was banned for "plagiarism" which is a load of bull. But hey, if they think properly cited work is straight plagiarizing then so be it!
I had the same issue. I don't think it was plagiarism, but that I wrote my opinions about the terrible writing on the site. What offends me the worst is the fact that they have left the majority of my writings up. they make money off them but not me. I asked for the material to be removed, but no response. There is a tempting side of me to take them to small claims court.
This site I don't know much about it and don't really want to know after reading all the post about how much money yes you make but then they just shut you down with out notice and keep your material sounds like a site that pretty much uses individuals work to make money, they catch you in for a little while and dangle money in your face then, leave you high and dry from your own work, continuing to keep it and make money. Users I say.
I write regularly on Bubblews. I think of it as writing practice I get paid for. I don't like my writing to be a total waste of my reader's time so I try to make it better than most of the garbage that gets posted on the site. Basically I write my short snappy not so serious stuff there. If I have a more serious article in mind I come here. Your posts there have a really short shelf life so you'll make money right away but you won't see real long term residual earnings there.
How they can afford to pay what they do? I don't know. They must get good money for their advertising. I been with them for more than a year now and have never missed a payout. Might now last forever so I wouldn't put all your eggs in that basket. I use a different user name over there although I don't make any effort to conceal that I'm the same writer.
I recently join hubpages and I have been interacting with Bubblews for sometime. I must admit that the earning process on that site is easy. That is why many people are joining the site. I am not a professional writer but I make sure that what I am writing are worthwhile for the readers' time. I have been paid for several times although the waiting time would take longer than the earning time.
No, it's not legitimate. If you read my article (conclusion) on: <link snipped> the conclusion should be inevitable that Bubblews is a scam. Most people that still earn money over there are shills or marketing targets that lose their privacy by leaving too much cookies on their computer.
What I don't understand in this thread is that nobody seems to bother how you actually make your money on Bubblews. I never saw anyone explain clearly how the money source works, besides the empty statement "I made $300 on Bubblews, you must have violated the rules". You got this money because the other half didn't got it. Am I clear? It almost seems like in the US everyone seems to be blind to cheaters as long as you took your own money...and you call this social blogging?
99% is blogging for the money, not for the "social" part, please don't tell yourself and others lies.
Bubblews is Selfish Blogging, not social blogging...just saying
Oh, yes and Amy asked a question that nobody seems to answer: "How is it that Bubblews can offer more payment, for bad content?" We all know somewhere deep inside why this is, but lack the courage (or lack intelligence?) just to answer this question plain and simple: because it partly takes money from the Ads and partly sells your private information drained from your computer.
I never heard of this site before but as it appears on here it's more or less like facebook, but if you can be paid more great....
It is legit. I have been paid. And they revamped it and the new layout is cool.
Good luck being paid consistenly over there. Maybe you wont be one of the thousands of people that have never been paid more than a few times.
You'll get paid. I've been with Bubblews since March and have made money and have gotten paid. Just follow their rules and all will be well. I could make a lot more money than I have if I be consistent with it, but I'm not. My daughter made over $100 in two weeks. I've heard of people making $750 monthly there. It's really a system you have to follow in order to get that flow of money coming in which are making connections and posting at least 7-8 posts a day which isn't hard since they only ask for no less than 400 characters and you can write about anything you want. Make sure images used are copyright free and no plagiarism and you'll be fine.
You also should read this thread:
Or not, it is your time.
I've heard quite a few people actually review bubblews in a positive manner, despite the poor quality of articles over there. As long as you don't violate rules, you don't seem to get shafted.
I wrote there for about 3 months, and got paid every time. But when the payout went to $50, it seemed to attract a different group of people. Some of the older ones are there, but many are just writing illiterate blurbs and seem to have an arrangement going with others like them to "like" and "comment" on each other's stuff. I'm up to about $40, I should write a few more Bubbles to cash out.
It's easy money for writing stuff off the top of your head. But you need to be sure you manage your time there wisely. If you waste too much time there, it's not worth the money. If you write here, you are in the company of a lot of good writers, have a support system, and will make money once you have a body of hubs. Even if you write something of good quality on Bubblews, not many will take the time to read it. Good luck.
That's the problem I have with it, nobody seems to want to write there. Half of it is impossible to understand, it feels like they've reworded stuff from elsewhere on the internet and posted in bulk every day. Just to earn a few. Not for the fun of writing. And it therefore isn't much fun to read.
Of course there is some good stuff there too but even I'm in the guilty party.
I feel like a crook for barely making any effort and earning for it, but it's just so easy. I'm not sure if I feel comfortable with that. I want to give the internet value for money! It sounds ridiculous I know.
I write real stuff, some of my best in my opinion - as do some others. Short does not have to mean poor. Lot of spam and few real readers over there - but a place to practice, vent and "speak your world". I have earned, and been paid, just over 1200 dollars in a year. Could easily double, maybe treble that but I have a day job.
You've not heard of that? It means 2.5 times.
Could you pls not mock me when I am mocking someone?
If someone else could chime in with 1/2 a comment, we would have a treble. (It would take a full comment to kill a mocking third).
The English have their own dictionary. There's really no limit to their vocabulary... They keep it locked up in Buckingham Palace and until we can get our hands on it, there's no way to prove them wrong.
Bring your floaties. Also, my car is electric, we'd have to stop every 2 hours and charge... we're going to need a very long extension cord... waterproof, of course.
No problem, I have a gas guzzling generator we can bring. (There has to be a simpler way).
I have a giant sling shot in the garage, but then how will you get there?
I'll take a raft with my friends.
More importantly, how will you survive the landing?
Okay, I like the flying puppy, but now I think we've been bad. I have not spent time at Bubblews, (I signed up and never went back). Sed-me, can you provide some good input for Amy regarding it? (Sorry Amy).
I agree Jean Bakula, Bubblews can be time consuming.
I was going to put this on Bubblews but it is down at the moment. So here is what I do for fun...
I am absolutely worn out. The kids have been screaming and wetting the bed, and my poor cat is nowhere to be seen.
Four nights this has been going on and I am ready to kill someone.
All because I had some fireworks for my son to celebrate National I Don’t Eat Kosher Meat Day. One of the rockets accidentally landed in Mr.Cohen’s garden and slightly damaged a petunia.
Next thing I know he has launched cruise rockets and Amazon drones at the side of my house and is shouting “God is Great” and wearing a silly hat.
Now he has parked his car on my front lawn and is busy fencing off part of our back garden to build a new conservatory.
I rang our local politician Mr.Blair to complain but he said I had asked for this by voting for a Moslem in the recent elections. How was I to know?
As I look out of the broken window I can see Mrs.Cohen wailing to the Press about her petunia. None of them have noticed my dead cat which Mr.Cohen has pinned to the new wall he is building.
I tried to go there today, but site is down for maintenance. I haven't been putting anything on there lately. The day I try to go back it's down.
Interesting thread. I haven't been to Bubblews in a while. I got paid all 8 or 9 times I redeemed when it was $25. I did one at $50. The deal is, though, once you've been at HP for a while, you don't have to write posts and read other posts like crazy to get people to read yours so that you can make payout. I had to work at it to make payout at Bubblews. Here I don't have to do much of anything anymore to make payout. So maybe it's a time factor thing. I did check in with Bubblews recently, and my total had gone up some. But it was slow. I probably need to post some more, but then I feel like I have to comment on thousands of posts. LOL. What to do, what to do.
I have read all the comments here. I'm new and still in college. I joined HubPages hoping I could earn money by writing. Is the site itself legit? Do they REALLY pay you?
In 2 years you will make your first $50, unless you're super serious about it, then you will make it after one year. Don't let me influence you though... I am a talentless hack. Ask someone who knows the definitions of SEO AND Panda...
For clarification, Sed-me had a lot of great material here under another name in the past, and does know what she is talking about, however I am not sure she utilized Search Engine Optimization... so maybe that would make enough of a difference for you.
HP is legit, and will pay you. It is slow during the summer months, but I'm not sure where you are from. You need to build up a body of hubs before you will see any money though. Probably at least about 25, and they need time to age. Make sure you read all the TOS, get a Google AdSense account, and go for it.
Plus if you write anything really good, you may be able to use it in College English 1 or another class of yours. Just don't post it anywhere else on the internet. Good luck.
I have to jump in and defend Bubblews, I guess. I started there last August and have never missed being paid.
There is no comparison between HP and Bubblews: the two are completely different.
The main difference as I see it:
1. HP requires research to write a good evergreen ariticle.
2. Bubblews is just a place to post "fluff". Your connections will read and comment and that's what brings in the income.
I would say HP is the Cadillac of writing sites; Bubblews is the cheapest auto!
Some very successful Hubbers are over there.
How long is it taking you to get paid? I am waiting now for 13 days, and am feeling a little suspicious.
It always took me almost 2 weeks to see a payment, clearly Paypal doesn't trust Bubblews. When I was writing and cashing out more there, it took 3 days for Bubblews just to acknowledge you made it to a payout. Paypal held their money for at least 10 days, and then it takes the day or up to 3 (depending on your personal bank) for the money to be available in your own account. But I got paid every single time I met the threshold.
I keep a separate checking A/C for my writing money, as it's too easy to write a check with money you THINK should be there by now, and overdraw your account. Plus I do readings and people pay through Paypal. But if they change their minds as Paypal is transferring money to my account, it just results in a big headache.
You do Readings! Awesome! I'd love to know more about your work.
I have heard nothing from B on my redemption, but I don't think I ever did. I usually received a notification from Paypal 3 days after redeeming that money was on its way from B.
I redeem so infrequently these days that I have no idea what to expect. Sounds like your experience with them differs from mine.
It is taking them longer to pay. Evidently the staff cannot keep up with the redemptions. They have grown too fast too quickly! Before they payout they check the posts to make sure you have not broken any of their rules. That must be very time consuming. Everyday I see the report from Staff with the info on the accounts they have deleted for breaking the rules.
Assuming you have not broken any of their rules, you will be paid.
Well, the infamous "B" has been down for several hours now. And this time it is with a maintenance message, as opposed to the usual server crash & burn error numbers.
Me thinks the much-heralded major revamp is in progress.
Personally, I don't even have a theory as to what they're going to come up with. This could be really interesting.
When the first week of July came and went, and all that seemed changed was a little more speed with the site (oh, and whatever they did to some home page, or whatever...); I was hoping that wasn't "It". Because if it was, there was the "heralding" had been way, way, out of proportion to the changes. I'd envisioned so much more. (I hope they don't get rid of the big, long blocks of teeny-tiny text. ) I seriously love those.
One thing I'm hoping for is a stats page. I do believe I've tossed dozens of flash fiction stories onto that site. I'd like to be able to easily find them all. Then I'd post all the links into one big happy flash fiction library page. At which point I would then hawk that library page all over town.
This is a super-long post, but sometimes I just get perverse pleasure from writing tons and tons of words and knowing I won't earn a penny from them.
Long story short: I like Bubblews and have been paid several times within 80 hours at first; most recently, within six/seven days (with a weekend in the mix). Although it's faster now than it was, it would be good to be able to go through stuff more quickly (particularly for the person who doesn't want to spend all day on the site).
Long story long:
I went to B's, thinking it could replace my take-a-break time that I used to have the HP forums for (before a lot of people and/or sockpuppets left the forums for one reason or another. When I heard that B's is a social site I thought it might be a good replacement. I generally don't socialize anywhere online, mainly because I don't have the time to do much of anything but write (for one reason or another) and - maybe - take a break from the writing "whenever".
Anyway, I discovered that the whole way things are at B's doesn't really make for that kind of quick social chat. You know... a thread (or in their case, a post) where people then have back-and-forth chat/conversations. They have some of that on there, but with the site's slowness it can be hard to find it. I didn't want to go and find "every Hubber name" I know because I was worried that "recreating HP" on their site might look "funny" to them for one reason or another.
The slowness of the site has improved, but I just went there and got "Under Maintenance". The slowness has made it kind of tricky to seek out connections who might really want to either write or do "genuine" socializing; and what goes on there tends to be, "good post" or "good post, now read mine".
So, when it turned out B's wasn't going to be what I thought it was (and when I saw that other people were posting long posts/articles) I just figured I'd take the connections as they come (or at least most of them), make a few that I happened to find, and build up an inventory of writing for anyone who is like me, and who likes to find reading. I figured I'd throw in some shorter, sillier, things; and look for people who weren't so much interested in writing, but in just doing that little bit of "just socializing". My plan was to have that be a "Phase I" type of thing, so if I wanted to spend a few minutes reading and commenting on others there'd be something there for anyone who wanted to read (or not-read but - although not my preferred way of operating - like in return for my liking their post). Worst case (and with limited time), I'd have a bunch of posts for anyone who came looking. Best case (and original plan) was that once I had enough Phase I in place I'd then start doing shorter posts. "Win/win" (sort of) because I write anyway, so it wasn't a big deal to do those "Phase I" posts.
Best case (particularly with some improvements having gone on/going on now), I'd put in some more effort to finding connections (rather than just mostly connecting back to whoever connects to my profile.
It's not fast "bucks", but it's not my job either. I don't do anything "funny" on there. The biggest challenge has been moving through the material to find new connections. Because of the slowness (and - sorry - sometimes, unbearableness of some aspects of the site) , I do tend to find people whose stuff I most often enjoy (may skip a thing here or there), and then when I see those people I go see what else new they've posted since I was there last. (And I don't just mean people who are writers. I mean people who write about their grandchild, etc.)
My thinking has been that with enough (evergreen) material of one sort or another; and with some more day-to-day, shorter, posts as part of "Phase II"; all a person (me) really needs to do is go read other people's stuff (probably enjoy it), comment/like etc. (Worst case, B's tells people to stop writing long stuff on there, but things don't look like they're going in that direction on that site.)
I only have (I think) 400-plus connections on there (and x percent of them have been booted for the usual reasons. I have 200-plus pieces of mostly evergreen stuff. Even if I don't post more in my "Phase II" if I stir up some more connections and read their stuff/like, etc., I'll at least get x amount of meaningless,reciprocal clicks it won't take a lot of posting or time (even if I don't make more connections).
They tell people to "build a following". I've done that time and again on one site or another over the years (nothing phenomenal, but decent). My day-to-day doings aren't all that fascinating; so (kind of) my only hope of "a following" is the writing I do. If I do much in "Phase II" I'll take that shorter-post approach (because they do get read and liked far more often than longies). I'll still aim for reasonably evergreen, though.
I know everyone has his own aims (etc.) for online activities; and I know there are quicker ways to make the proverbial "buck"; but I think people who want to make money by writing (and only writing - one thing or another) need to have a longer-term approach, a plan and a willingness to make smaller amounts of money on each site; and let the many "baskets" add up.
I don't happen to care about the stuff in my "Phase I inventory" on B's; but because there's always the chance of "having an issue" if one wants to delete something, I'll be pretty careful about what longer stuff I post on there now that I'm in "Phase II". (I figure, if you compare it to Facebook, or "whatever", nobody expects all kinds of high-quality material on those sites either. B's has improved and been refined quite a bit since May 2013, when I first found them.)
I've seen that, even with the relative few posts/connections I have now, if I spend only a little time just reading/commenting, etc., the dollars actually add up a lot faster than they did for me 100 posts ago.
I don't know... I think people who want to make money "just writing" (rather than "any way they can on the Internet") need to set how much time they want to spend on any site, and figure out how to make things work for them on that site.
You are my favorite new poster. We should all come with a long and short version. XOX
I agree with your post. It's fun over there, and you can post little stuff you don't have to research, things that just happen to cross your mind. You just have to make sure you aren't spending hours on there, it's not worth that. It's like Pinterest in that way, I make boards on there if I need to do something mindless.
The way Bubblews is constantly down is a real problem too, it's often for hours, and prevents you from socializing or connecting at all.
Jean, I kind of think of Bubblews as the word-version of Pinterest - at least for me. I'm just more of a words-person than picture person; so my mindless activity is kind of what I'm doing right now - posting on here without concern for money, readers, or anything else. (There's only so much looking for pretty pictures that I can do without getting exhausted. )
I have made close to $1000.00 dollars there in the year I have been on Bubblews. I have received all requested payouts with no problem.
I have 174 "Bubbles" published there.
It has been a month and 11 days since I last published there and made my last payout. However, that being said, I have zero new Bubbles posted yet my earnings from existing Bubbles has risen to $25.12 during that month and 11 days.
For those folks still getting the maintenance message, try refresh. If that doesn't work, you can "backdoor" at http://www.bubblews.com/account/bank Then sign in. Then if/when maintenance message appears wherever, refresh will work.
And the site is busy, sluggish, and nothing new discovered yet.
Din't really want to but I also just joined them and posted some stuff. I heard they pay but from what I read the work doesn't seem too be quality. But regardless any place I can practice and get paid is a place I want to try.
I keep going the "undergoing maintenance page". I am not a patient person...
I'm generally not when it comes to the computer and the Internet but my internet connection sucks so, I guess it sort of doesn't bother me. I can't say I've gotten used to it though because I still get the urge to slam my laptop repeatedly on my desk until it works.
It appears to be up now but it crashes every other screen. Is this normal for Bubblews?
Oh yes. In fact it is actually much better than it was a few months ago, but still crappy. I could barely see the front page half the time let alone do anything to actually earn me some money. They are supposedly incorporating updates in July that will revolutionize the site and make it on par with Facebook.
With that said, we are almost halfway through the month and I do not see anything new outside of the search bar just not working at all instead of usually crashing the site. I stopped taking that site seriously when they deleted my account without doing any type of investigating what so ever.
Off to a great start! 4 minutes after creating my account and its already been deleted.
The site crashed right after I made it (and was looking around) but I had to recreate it either way.
From what little I've been able to see, it looks as though they delete/ban native English speakers. Nothing against those with English as a second language, but I'm finding the articles I can read...umm...yeah...
There are plenty of people from the Philippines who write on Bubblews whos content is...not great. I dont think that native english speakers are directly targeted, considering that the only people I followed spoke english fluently, but non native speakers certainly aren't penalized.
I am in Bubblews and I make $100 in seven days and there is no hustle about what you publish. You only need to have a minimum of 400 characters and you should not post pornography or copy from others
Phew. I have been researching treble and triple thinking I may have made a WRITING MISTAKE.
If Google found out they might slam my stuff even further. Fortunately I found this in the Oxford dictionary...
"Treble is an excellent alternative to triple. Well done Mark"
I love that the dictionary named you by name. I guess there truly is no limit to your fame.
It is the new personalisation of the Oxford Dictionary. More touchy-feely - more social style. They focus less on describing the words and more on how many votes they get.
Ive always wanted a dictionary that was sensitive to my needs... and I need to feel smarter than I am. If I wanted someone telling me I was doing everything wrong, Id call my mother.
But it is a fact that many good writers in HP has shifted to Bubblews and earn lot of money. Quality as you said is not ok as what HP demands for.
The thing about bubblews is that the quality is atrocious. Every other person is from Southeast Asia, in general, writing very grammaticality incorrect posts. It's important not to take the site or yourself so seriously. I don't think anybody is there to hone their craft and write excellent articles. You can basically make a post and say 'I am the cheesman' 35 times and if people like it, you will get paid for it.
I agree with what @csmiravite-blogs said. It's more like a social network that you just so happened to get paid for your posts because of advertisements. And in other countries, 50 dollars is a bigger deal than it is in US. I'm living in Morocco now, where 150 dollars a week, which is not a living wage in the US, is considered an enormous salary. So bubblews gives people, especially in those locations, a good opportunity to make some extra money. Its pretty good employment in comparison to what readily available in their towns.
Personally, I don't mind getting paid to vomit 400 characters of nonsense
Yes, I mean, $50 is $50, and if you can get it without wasting too much time, it's worth it. I am shocked by the amount of posts that make no sense at all and Bubblews, and ones that were obviously copied paragraphs from a much larger article, and out of context. I don't see why a site would allow that. But I guess if advertisers will pay for space, that's why. It just makes me scratch my head as to why 100 people would "like" and "comment" on stuff like that, but they are often trying to help fellow people in the Philippines, I guess.
When I feel like it, I write 2 or 3 Bubbles here and there. My life has changed a lot in the last months and I'm not sure where I want to write. I prefer it here, but will be upset if I write and find my work is stolen the next day. Now I realize with the passing of time that many of my best pieces I wrote when I first came here were stolen days after I posted them, plagiarism just wasn't noticed as such a big issue then. Plus I have to use Google Chrome or have a terrible time posting on here with all the changes since I came, and don't really like Chrome, internet explorer was easier for me.
There is certainly no rule that you have to write crap at Bubblews. If you write better articles, maybe you will get better search traffic. I find that I do have some passive income there.
Looks like maintenance round 2 has begun; and nary a "backdoor" to be found this time.
Happy to say it started sufficiently after when I posted my bubble of the day, and was thus not robbed as has happened to me in the past.
Okay, so you all sparked my interest about the B thing, so I decided to go check it out, only to find that it is down for maintenance. Guess I'm sticking with Hubpages :-)
seems like everyone has eventually moved to Bubblew-- hope you comeback soonest
It saddens me to see people use HP's forum to encourage Hubbers to jump ship. This site does a lot for us, simply by hosting, trying to monitor & stop abuse, and being very supportive. It's fine to write elsewhere (even several other places), but maybe it's nice to dance with who brung you when you're here.
Marcy - Bubblews has its advantages, but it will never replace HP.
Marcy, all is well.
Hubbers don't leave for Bubblews. Hubbers merely expand to Bubblews.
Me, for example. Short posts and CW on Bubblews. Long, contributing-to-society stuff on HubPages.
In fact, there is not one single post of mine on Bubblews that HP would want anything to do with.
I don't think any of us are trying to persuade anyone to jump ship and move there. It's not even close to the standard of over here at HP and their customer service is terrible.
It's just a nice change for a few days when you're out of inspiration or don't have the time in the day to research and write 1000 words worth of content.
Like everyone else, I post serious, researched writing on hub pages and although recently, I post mostly movie reviews and random nonsense at 2 am.
The explanation for part of the nonpayments is that there are spam accounts that count towards your views. When these accounts are eventually deleted, the views stay and count towards revenue but Bubblews doesn't pay for those views. Something along those lines anyway.
Which is why you should request a redemption when you hit at least 60 dollars. I highly doubt there are THAT many spam accounts that generated over 10 dollars worth of revenue, so either way you are still above the 50 dollar threshold
Marcy has a good point, we really shouldn't be using HP's forum to complain about other sites. I guess we do it because many of us began looking for better paying sites after we began making so much less money on HP. So many HP and also Wizzley people post on Bubblews, you go over and know a lot of them.
I'd like to point out this is the second time they've deleted my account in my less than two days of being there. I think I'm done.
Don't waste your time like I did.
I have a Bubblews account. I've never had trouble with payments, although they do take ages to process. Interaction with other users does increase earnings, but you have to wade through a lot of crap for it. There are some interesting writers on there, and even the 'what I had for breakfast' type of post can be enlightening, as the user base is so diverse.
The frustrating aspect for me is seeing people with 200 connections and 4 posts getting over 100 likes for a piece of garbled nonsense, while I'm getting around 20 likes from my 1200 connections for an article on, for example, how drivers seem more frantic on a Friday.
The site is awash with like-swappers and cliques, and interesting comments have almost fizzled out into pasted boilerplate with variations on the same 'nice post' theme.
Yesterday, I posted about the death of the last surviving original member of the Ramones, Tommy Ramone, and I received these three comments:
1) Great and informative post <Thank you for sharing dear friend
2) i like your post "give and you shall be rewarded"
3) you have an very informative post nice blog keep sharing thanks for this article
Hardly the sort of thing to start a discussion on the subject of the post.
To me, writing for HubPages is like making a cannelloni from scratch; it takes time, preparation and care. Writing for Bubblews is like knocking up a Pot Noodle. The sad part is, the Pot Noodle pays better.
Its because bubblews is merely different from Hubpages. Bubblews is not a writing site it is a social blogging site. like facebook but the difference is that you get from to it. Bubblews is about sharing your interesting life, daily routines etc.
I have been here on hubpages and I can earn that $50 threshold here in just two weeks on bubblews. So please, dont compare bubblews to hubpages because they have different perspective
My day job was really hectic for awhile (no time to research and write HP articles) so I had a bit of fun on BubbleWS for a few months and earned enough for the effort I put in. The constant glitches really bothered me so I stopped writing on the site and really haven't missed it. This thread hasn't told me anything to make me want to go back either, I'd rather concentrate on writing for HP again.
Having only started visiting Bubblews two days ago, I'm unimpressed. I'm biased though, as they've deleted my account three separate times (in two days) without reason. I didn't even post or comment.
Wow. And suddenly Bubblews just got a whole lot better. Check out the new layout! I have to say... I'm impressed.
Yes, it looks and feels much better -- no more short comments like "nice post". They are also giving you an estimated payment date (though it may now take up to thirty days!).
There are also no more dislikes. However, earning is not as fast as it was before, maybe because people are still learning how to use the new interface.
I like their mission statement,
"Bubblews is a fresh, new perspective to the traditional social networking model. We believe that the thoughts, experiences, opinions and life-changing events (news) of individuals around the world are some of the most powerful and interesting content. We also believe that people should be compensated for this type of information that they share on social networks, and the audience they are able to attract because of it."
Yup, Bubblews looks quite professional now. I used to always consider bubblews as just another site to write, to earn fast. But now it looks totally professional. I miss the bubbles though..
I got paid the first time I claimed (about a year ago) then NOT PAID the next 2 times after which I stopped writing there. This happens to a lot of people who have apparently not broken any of the "rules". If you're lucky enough to put in a claim on a day when they have money you will get paid.
Others have also had their accounts banned for no good reason. If you write on a trending topic that goes viral and you suddenly get a ton of hits, your account will most likely be banned as they cannot afford to pay you.
I still put the odd post on there for a link to one of my hubs or sites as Google still loves the Bbws - goodness knows why as most of the posts on there are atrocious.
Why on earth would you continue to post there if they've not paid you twice? Is the link value to your blog really worth the loss of those payouts?
Appreciate your explanation as to what happens on those that are banned from this site. thanks
I found it! In the last paragraph above. "Google still loves the Bbws." Yes, I would like to know whether or not this is true. I had given up on the site but maybe I will try it for some links.
I don't know if Google loves Bubblews, but I have often been surprised by having them turn up in search results. It's not something I expected. On the other hand, they are also often relegated to "other results not shown" status. Maybe SEO does make a difference.
Today Bubblews underwent a major re-construction.The outlook and the way things work have drastically been improved.I can say Bubblews made me a better writer.It taught me to be original,write normal things and desist from porno. The money in Bubblews start rolling as soon as you join.In Bubblews,there are quality writers but the minimum is 400 characters.In Bubblews,you get published even with your mistakes.The rules are few but infringing any makes you lose your redemption
Looks like nobody else has realized it yet, but the revenue party is over.
A critical component has been eliminated. The message now in its place kind of implies the removal is temporary, but my guess is that the change is permanent.
Update. Hurray! The message disappeared. I am once again being notified when someone Likes one of my posts. I'm glad to be wrong.
Did not notice that -- I had submitted five posts and though the movement was slow, I did manage to get around $5 without doing much activity.
The fact that they have error-proofed the system by making it impossible for under 400 character posts and short comment spam should mean that the staff will be less overwhelmed processing payments (just an assumption on my part).
Just give it a few days for people to learn the ropes - the money will be coming in faster than before.
I can't see what the "critical component" that has been eliminated is, but the fact that the number of posts per day has been changed from a max of 10 to a max of 5 is going to make a considerable difference for some.
summary- 1. Most of the Hubbers are or have been on Bubblews.
2.Many people here have earned from Bubblews which pays
3.The people here who call Bubblews crap are the same who write the crap.
4.Some accounts were deleted mysteriously-maybe infringement of a rule.
5.Bubblews seems a more heated and content filled discussion.
6.There are some good and bad points for Bubblews.
Oddly, I kind of miss the old format.
But I realize that is because it is not easy to teach an old Spot new tricks.
Spot has put a direct link to his Bubblews notifications on his bookmarks website. Spot is learning to adapt. Darwin would be proud.
Yeah okay I haven't even earned half a dollar for my last three posts combined... This is where it gets tricky...
Have you been commenting on people's posts and making connections? That's the only way to really make money. Also, SEO still matters on Bubblews.
Actually no I haven't really. Only a little but clearly not enough for it to amount to anything.
And I still need to get the hang of SEO, I just assumed traffic on Bubblews was mostly internal.
That would be why! Start talking with people to get your traffic up. And use the free seo programs to make titles that are really catchy and you should be good.
Well, serial liking is dead.
Whenever I'd visit a post, I'd usually visit 2 more. The links were right there and it was convenient. No more.
Now I've always got to go to the author's home page and read through the clutter each time. Not worth it. Not to mention the bandwidth-hogging multiple videos here, there, and everywhere...
Something tells me I'm about to become much less valued as a connection...
Bubblews seems like Twitter, but you get paid. A lot of people writing about nothing just to write something to feel important.
I have had a dabble over there and you do seem to earn however not much appreciation for you work, with all the unrelated comments you get.
Thanks to this thread, I joined today under a pseudonym. Created two posts, liked a few, followed a few, commented (real, sincere comments) on a few. It looks like it pays one cent per action. It's a silly little thing, but easy. And like a couple of others have mentioned, the key I think, it to use SEO in titles. Write for the masses, not simply in-house members, most of whom are ESL and clearly haven't even read the piece they're commenting on.
I'll try it for a month or so to reckon if even the little time I spend there is worth all those penny actions.
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