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Can You Make Money at Bubblews? Review of My First Week

Updated on February 10, 2014
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What is Bubblews?

I'm sure many of you have heard about the site taking online writing by storm: Bubblews. Well, I finally checked it out. After only a day or two, I was hooked. Sound familiar? This nail-biting addiction also happened for me with HubPages about two years ago. It's not a bad thing or a passing thing, as I'm still here.

So what's so special about Bubblews? And why do I plan to bubble around there for a while? I'll give you some details about my first week's experience with writing at Bubblews.


Basics of Bubblews

Basically, posts on Bubblews consist of short interesting posts. Bubblers (yeah, you heard me; that's what we're called) are paid for writing their bubbles (that's right), plus for "like" clicks and comments on their posts.

Writers "connect" with each other, much like "followers" on HubPages. Instead of a "feed," bubblers generally write on each other's profile pages in order to tell them they have connected with them. Or they just might want to leave a personal message.


It's fun to be a bubbler!
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Benefits of Bubblews for Me

As I mentioned in "Ways to Get Creative Again," Bubblews is giving me an outlet for fun, creative posts. When I don't feel like writing a detailed article or one assigned by someone else with all its stipulations, I can post a quick bubble instead.

I think of it as longer Facebook statuses. Instead of spending time on Facebook, I often post things I'm thinking about on Bubblews--and get paid for it! After all, the post has to be only 400 characters (not words). Adding a photo, as with any article, is always helpful, too.

Did I mention that I am also running into other hubbers on Bubblews? It's fun. It's just another way for all of us to connect, network, and have a good time.


Thoughts on Bubblews

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Bubblews Stats for One Week

After one week, from a Sunday to the next Sunday, I posted only eleven bubbles. Many people post up to ten per day, which is the limit for a day. For my week of eleven posts, here were my stats:

  • 11 short posts
  • 130 plus followers
  • just over $10 income for the week

That seems like a good first week for me. Somehow my earnings jumped up to 13 bucks the day after my first week and then over 15 the next day. This is with posting just a short post or two per day, plus commenting on and liking some of my connections' posts.


Bottom Line?

With any online writing site, writers work hard to build portfolios as well as passive income. At Bubblews, many bubblers cash out for their $25 minimum after just a few days. I do see how quickly the cents and then dollars add up with my just spending a short amount of time per day on the site.

I'll be interested to see how well I do once I add more connections and create more bubbles. With only eleven posts, in just one week, I'm set to earn more in my first month than (especially with the latest drop in views and revenue) at a site I've been giving my sweat and tears for two years now.

I'm going with the flow now, enjoying the ride. Perhaps I'll give a full month's update. And I'll be interested to see where I am with this new, exciting writing site after two years.

If you decide to check out Bubblews, look up VickiLynn! I'll be over there bubbling around.

How to Join Bubblews, Rules, and How it Works

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      Victoria Lynn 18 months ago from Arkansas, USA

      I wish I had saved my posts. Oh, well. Live and learn. I had about $40 in my account when they closed.

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      Debra Allen 18 months ago from West By God

      I just saw your comment Randy. I am so glad things are going to be working out for you mom. Take care.

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      Randy Godwin 18 months ago from Southern Georgia

      Hi Deb, my mom is coming home today and having a heart vale replaced at the end of May. She's doing well now and we're hopeful of a full recovery. Thanks for the well wishes, Debbie and good luck yourself. :)

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      Debra Allen 18 months ago from West By God

      I also removed all of my posts there and saved them to my pc when they were telling me not to be afraid, and then I had something that was to be afraid of...they didn't pay me the last check that was coming to me. Arvind was a very arrogant person.

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      Victoria Lynn 18 months ago from Arkansas, USA

      virabo--And sank it did!

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      Victoria Lynn 18 months ago from Arkansas, USA

      Teresa, I wish I had done that. I'd like to have those posts to expand on. Oh well. Stuff happens. :-)

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      viryabo 18 months ago

      True. It was great while it lasted. I remember I joined after reading this hub and did make a few hundred dollars before the ship finally sank!

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      Teresa Schultz 18 months ago from East London, in South Africa

      I saved all my posts (to my pc) as I published each one. I also removed them all (from Bubblews) except for 5 or 6, when there were signs of the site coming to an end. It WAS good while it lasted, though, yeah :)

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      Victoria Lynn 18 months ago from Arkansas, USA

      Rosie writes--yes, it was good for connecting with people. But it fell apart!

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      Victoria Lynn 18 months ago from Arkansas, USA

      Kimberleyclarke--and I had $40 plus sitting there and many posts that I lost. Bummer!

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      Rosie writes 19 months ago from Virginia

      It was a good site while it lasted - great way to connect with people all around the world quickly.

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      Kimberley Clarke 19 months ago from England

      Well, Rest in Peace Bubblews. The place shut down as soon as I joined! Something I said?

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Nadine May - My name on Bubblews is VickiLynn. Victoria Lynn was already taken. :-( I can't spend too much time on there these days, so my earnings add up slowly. I only write when I have time to comment some. At least it's another income stream, so it's okay. I'll look for you over there, too!

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Hi Victoria I tried to find you on Bubblews but no luck so far. I do not spent half the time that others do, and most of that time is spent commenting, but yes its fun and the earnings are great.

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Fiona--Yes it can be a distraction. I haven't been over there much lately due to my teaching schedule, but I hope to bubble some during the holiday break. :-)

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      Fiona 3 years ago from South Africa

      Hey there, I think you and I are going to fight - I went over to Bubblews and signed up and started surfing - I see what you mean about it being fun - even if I never make a cent, it looks like a lot of fun. More distractions from working on my hubs, damn.

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Karen--Yep, 7 times. I've been there since August 4th, so about 2 1/2 months. After the first time, I was doing every week, but I slowed down last time due to my schedule, so it's about two weeks now. Some days I don't have much time to spend on there. And hardly any on the weekends. Yeah, it's a little money coming in!

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      &EatCookReview I'm glad it's going well for you! I'll look for you over there. :-)

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Wow VickiLynn, you've been paid 7 times? That's great. How long have you been on at Bubblews? How often are you reaching payout? I am making it about every 2 weeks and hope to get that up to once a week. $100 a month at Bubblews would be great.

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      Chantele and Julie 3 years ago from Wales

      @VictoriaLynn I blame you entirely for my new addiction! lol! 3 days in and its going really well!! Hopefully I can make my first redemption within my first week! You can find me as Daisydayz over there too!

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      EatCookReview - I've been there about 2 1/2 months now. I've had 7 redemptions that went smoothly and am close to my 8th one. :-) Hope to see you over there!

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      Chantele and Julie 3 years ago from Wales

      Sounds V interesting, will be checking it out asap, will connect when I do! I've been here on another account - Daisydayz - for a while now so always looking for new online systems to earn with, this sounds like a really good one! Be interested in an update from users who have been there longer?

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      articlemachine I haven't checked out teckler. Bubblews isn't a scam either. I've been paid 7 times, and it has all been smooth. As long as someone follows the rules, I believe they will be paid. Thanks for you input on teckler. I may check it out one of these days.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      moonlake You can share your own bubbles. I've shared sporadically--not much. I've heard that you can share each post once with each media site, but I don't know if that's true or not. ??

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      unknown spy I hope your payment comes through for you!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Hi Paul! I've found that even posting less may bring in similar amounts of revenue as long as we do some connecting/reading, too. I'm just trying to do one post per day right now. I'll see you around! :-)

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Can you pin, google+, share, facebook and tumblr your own Bubblews or do you wait for someone to do it?

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      xstatic Yes, this hub has done well! I'm glad you are having fun and success over at Bubblews!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hi vicky. I just redeemed again, 2 weeks ago I think around 40+ dollars. But until now I havent paid yet..

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 4 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

      VictoriaLynn,

      I, too, am on Bubblews having recently joined. Yes, the money adds up faster on Bubblews if post multiple bubbles every day and build up a good number of connections. Voted up and sharing with followers.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I don't know, Insane Mundane. You're absolutely. right. :-)

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      This has been a great hub for you and Bubblews too. I have redeemed three times now in just over a month, and it is a lot of fun as well.

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      Insane Mundane 4 years ago from Earth

      Who is the idiot up above, that calls their self "J," with the shameless self-promo?

      @Victoria Lynn - If you don't delete that person's comment, can I spam your comment field, too? I could add hundreds and hundreds of links to this post, as well. Actually, there are literally thousands and thousands of redemption posts at Bubblews.com. LOL!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      lovedoctor--I hate when that happens! Happened to me, too. From now on, I copy what I write in case I have to re-insert it. I hate re-writing stuff! Ugh!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      LisaMarie--The site goes down for maintenance (or overloading) off and on. I hope that is something they will improve on.

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Victoria, I had written a very interesting bubble & rather than do it on word like I usually do, I just typed it without saving it. When I clicked submit, it said that site was under undergoing maintenance. Well so much for that, I guess I won't be writing a bubble after all.

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      Lisa Stover 4 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      It seems the site is down, is the normal?

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Look me up there LisaMarie! I'm VickiLynn on Bubblews!

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      Lisa Stover 4 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      I just started and I'm addicted!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      schoolgirlforreal--I see Kashmir56 over there quite often. Yes, they give you a dollar to start with, so that's cool. Perhaps I'll see you there!

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      schoolgirlforreal 4 years ago from USA

      Hi Victoria

      I signed up! Kashmir56 told me and it's awesome! I earned $1 for signing up I think Lol. I will be posting soon, as SGFR SEE u there, can't wait to be bubbling :) =)

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      You're welcome, Faith. Have a great weekend!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Marlene (lovedoctor),

      I am sorry, I have not been to Bubblews this day, but I will connect with you sweetie, plus I want to read all about ketchup! : ) It better be Heinz ... hehehe

      Hmmm that is interesting a lot have stolen my name! LOL I had to put the names together, so it is FaithReaper there.

      Have a lovely weekend.

      Hugs to all and thanks Victoria for all of your informative hub.

      Faith Reaper

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Awesome, lovedoctor! Oh, yeah, the ketchup article was great!

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Vicki I meant

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Hi Vicky, just connected with you earlier. left you a reply comment on my page for ketchup article. lol. I connected with faith too. It took me a while to find her there are several writers with her same name

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I'm VickiLynn, lovedoctor. I think I might have connected with your beach name!

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Okay, sounds good. what is your name on bubbles so we can connect? lol

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      I guess I will leave the ads, but ... See all over there : ) Hugs

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Look for me, too, lovedoctor! LOL

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Faith--Glad you're there! Yeah, just do a search for her name!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Yes, I have them on all of my hubs but to no avail .... is why I am thinking of disabling them. No financial benefit as of yet : )

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Faith--So you don't have ads on your hubs at all? That's too bad, as you could be getting some kind of financial benefit for your views. Yeah, I agree, that the ads don't always match.

      I know, xstatic! Some great discussion!

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Faith, I tried looking for you, but didn't find your account. http://www.bubblews.com/account/65253-floridabeach...

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      I am there now, and just trying to learn my way around. I may read and explore before writing something. I can already tell how much fun and creative one can be there without a doubt! So, if I wanted to connect with FloridaBeachLover up there (lovedoctor), do I just do a search Need to watch your video again. LOL

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      What a great string of commentary here.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      No apologies necessary, Faith Reaper. I'm enjoying the exchanges between you gals. Yeah, come on in, as Mary says, the water's fine!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I get more from HP ads than Google, but I'm only about 5 bucks away from a Google payout--after over 2 years, LOL!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      lovedoctor--I've heard that it's nearly impossible to re-open a Google AdSense account once it's closed. I don't think that's fair, particularly when it's beyond your control!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      DzyMissLizzy--Sorry to hear about your hubby. You've got your hands full, I'm sure. Bubblews is a place you can pop in an out of, but it is kind of addictive. Maybe one day, huh? Thanks for reading!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Victoria,

      Well, as far as the ads, they are actually taking away from the writing and do not seem to be making any difference as far as making any money, so I should have never signed up after a year and several months of not being signed up to earn, as it seemed my score has dropped so much, and I did not write here to earn in the first place, so that doesn't really doesn't matter really either. I just do not see any benefit of the ads on hubs when Google doesn't take the time to match it up correctly with the subject matter of the hub. Sometimes they get it right, but they are so distracting and take away from the actual hub. Well, it just seems that way. I may be having a frustrating day. LOL

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      No problem, Faith. We have to figure these things out, right??? :-) Why would you turn off ads on HP, though? Curious. :-)

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Okay, cool Faith. We figured that out. LOL. Yes, this is my most popular hub on HubPages. LOL

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Faith--All I ever had on mine was the url to HubPages.

      lovedoctor--That's cool that your bubble was shared so many times!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Lol, Mary,

      I am glad you did so .... yes, I do remember reading about being the age of 18 ...lol well, they will sure have a lot of 99 year olds over there : ) when I glanced I must have seen the HP website address and thought it was the email, but one does have to give the email, and I was just concerned with privacy issues and identity theft with the age, etc., as Marlene and I both have had issues before in the past with unwanted contacts. LOL I have no objection to being 99 either, so I may join and we will be the most active 99 year old bubblers around : ) Okay, I may just do that. I feel like I can just be really creative there and have a lot of creative ideas and fun ideas to write that will not make it here, so it would be refreshing to write whatever and have fun doing so. And a little bit extra will help with those medical bills piling up maybe.

      Thanks for the insight. Forgive me, Victoria.

      Hugs and love to you dear Mary,

      Faith Reaper

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Here I go; chiming in....I read in a tutorial, they ask your age because you have to be over 18 to write on the site. My age there is 99 also. Your email address is not public, but Bubblews needs it for their records on your account, like notifying you when money is sent to you, etc. I have no objection to being 99.

      Faith, you would love it over there. Come on in: the water is fine! I'm Mary615 there, too.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi sweet Marlene (lovedoctor),

      I am fine sweetie. LOL thanks for clarifying. I am signed up here to earn money on HP, but when I initially signed up over 17 months ago, I was not here to make money but to just share a message, and I know you know what message I attempt to share : ) but then I thought, well, since I am on here so much maybe I should sign up to earn, and I did in May this year, but .... : ) LOL Plus the ads they place on here do not match up with what the hub is about and some are horrid! So, I just may disabled my ads as there just is no point that I have seen as far as attempting to earn any money here. Every now and then, Google will place an appropriate ad to go with the hub here, but it is rare. I love your bubble name : ) If I do, I will add you there. I do love the HP community, they are the best!

      Have a lovely evening.

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Hi Victoria, Sorry to invade your space here. lol. This is for my sweet friend Faith.

      Hi Faith, How are you? That is fine. Yep, I am one of the 99 ones. That is too funny Faith. why I look 30 when I am 99.. I added vinaya and he has 99 for his age too. Are you on Bubbles? I am FloridaBeachLover, add me there.I was thinking of writing a recipe for a Bloody Mary. I have to go back and read their policy as far as to what I can write. lol The only reason why I can't make money on here is because my Google adsense account was closed for invalid clicks. I used to get tons of hits for another site that I blogged for and what I think happened was that someone click bombed my page and that is how my account got closed and they never reinstated it even though I was very persistent about it. There are various ways to make money here on hubpages, but they still ask you for your adsense during the registration process & you can't open a new account if your previous one was closed. I don't want any problems.

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      Liz Elias 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Great review--I've seen a few remarks about that site in the forums, but I'm not sure I'll check it out myself.

      I appreciate your description, but I already have a bit too much on my plate with hubby's health issues.

      I will hop over and have a look-see, and who knows--one day, I may join up. But for now...I have too much already invested here, and as I said, can't afford to take on more writing at this point.

      Voted up, interesting and useful.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Marlene (lovedoctor), sorry to include you in my confusion. I think I am straight now. LOL I know you understand why I am so concerned with such privacy issues, all too well! Oh, you are one of the 99 ones LOL, that is too cute, you can write a funny hub there about why I look 30 when I am really 99! LOL Well, there are some I have known to actually live to be 105, maybe that is what I will put ...kidding. Wow, that is amazing! I know, for the first year, I did not sign up to make money here, and then I just did, I think in May of this year, but ... : ) so do not know why I even bothered, and probably should just turn ads off here on HP? Yes, views is what matter most here, and I understand about why such precautions, as that is what I am most concerned with too. Thanks Marlene and I apologize Victoria for invading this space here : )

      Hugs to all, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Okay, I just checked, and it is your HP address not your email address that shows up, so when I went to sign up if was asking for email under the same section, and I could be wrong, but I feel better now : ) sorry for he confusion! Thank you for your patience. These articles are keeping you hopping for sure

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Hi Faith, You don't have to connect with everyone who tries to connect with you. As far as email and age, just go to settings and place a check next to your email and save it so it doesn't show up on your page. For age, I entered 99 just to be funny and I had this one guy leave me a comment saying why is your age 99 on your profile and your picture looks much younger.. Well, if I was 99, I would be dead right? I've only written one bubble, now here is what's interesting... My article, which I wrote a few days ago has been shared around 210 times on twitter and other social media. As of yesterday, I made $1.25. That's more than I've made here on hubpages in the last two years. lol. I am very selective as far as to who I add on my page. For instance, here on hubpages, I have my settings very private. No guests or people outside hubpages can leave me comments. I get tons of views regardless.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hmm, well maybe it changed as when I clicked on your other Bubblews article on the other HP article and clicked your profile just to see what all it entailed, I saw your real full name and email address and age. I will double-check on via your other HP hub where you provided a link to one of your articles there? Hopefully, if it was, they changed that due to problems of such sort. That is why I did not sign up yet for I do not want my email out there for the whole world.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Yeah, I don't see the emails showing, either. Maybe lovedoctor was contacted through her HP messages? Did she put her HP url on there? But I don't see an email address on the profile. I think that would be going too far. I think we probably just had to give it to sign up, as many sites require. Let me know if you guys find where it could be?

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      LOL, well, yes, I am assuming as it is required when one signs up and it is located in the public part, as is one's age LOL, when the other information is in the private part, i.e., home address, so I was wondering why the email is made public, lending it to more of a social thing, but maybe it is required and it doesn't show up, but I see your email when I click on your page? Just wondering as here on HP, to be contacted by email, one has to go through email and such and then one does not have to respond if unwanted? I just remember lovedoctor stating she received unwanted contact via email from Bubblews as it is so easy to do so, as it is there for the world to view, unless I am really off base here? LOL and that could very well be the case!

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Faith Reaper--The email is public? I hadn't noticed, I guess. I haven't had issues or heard of people having issues. I have noticed that a lot of people put 99 for their age. Why do they even ask for the age? Maybe I'll change mine to 99! Or 00! LOL. I did put my HP address for website since I have so many articles here. I've seen a lot of other hubbers do that, too. Some people put their blogs. Anyway, that's my three cents worth. LOL

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      xstatic---You may be right about the evergreen thing. Cool! Yeah, I think it varies with what people are able to do time-wise.

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      It can all be very confusing. I don't see where emails are showing but I'm sure that is just me missing where it is.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Yeah, Teresa, like Lady G said, it sometimes take longer. Don't despair! Let us know when you get it!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Victoria,

      I noticed they require that one's email to be public, and I saw where lovedoctor, had commented that she had received unwanted contacts outside of Bubblews, so I would not want that hassle, however, I am not single and young like Marlene (lovedoctor) is : ), and they do require one's age to be public, so it does seem it may be a social site that promotes contacting those who join outside the community. Have you had any issues as to that aspect. Also, I saw a place where it said "website" and I thought that meant we could put our HP profile page there. I have seen some hubbers place their Bubblews address on their profile here. So, just wondering of your thoughts on all of this.

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Mary and Lady G--I have been confused about whether or not we should link to HP or not. Are you sure we can, Lady G?

      I do credit my photos. Learned that at good ole HubPages. :-)

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Turns out this will be an "evergreen" Vicki! I am glad to hear that not all writers there can redeem as fast as you did, since I am starting slowly.

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      Debra Allen 4 years ago from West By God

      My first redemption too almost 2 weeks. Check you bank to see how and when they hold incoming money to your account. Paypal will hold too. It's not always the sender. 72 hours is 3 days and you money will not register until after 2 the next business day.

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      Teresa Schultz 4 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      You're welcome. The place is terribly addictive and I was upset when I couldn't access the site for a few hours last night - but it's there again for me this morning :) I redeemed for the first time a day and a half ago, but have yet to receive the money into my PayPal account - am supposed to not be concerned for 72 hours though, and am only half way through that, so am just trying to be patient - and hopeful.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Teresa, I hope they last, too. It's fun and easy to make money. I need to copy and paste my bubbles into Word to save them, too. Thanks for the input!

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      Debra Allen 4 years ago from West By God

      You can link to your other articles on any site, just not your referral link. I wrote a bubble about Redemptions that clears up some of why they don't get paid. Some do not fill ou the form completely and I also see lots of other rules that are violated. There is one who said that he didn't get paid because his country didn't have a way to get him the money. That may just a small part of it but if you read his articles, they are broken english and that is one of the rules that he violated, but he can't see that.

      I take my own pictures and use them, that way I don't have any photo credit violations. It's just easier that way.

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Just a reminder to Hubbers: I wouldn't link back to HP from your Bubble. I don't think that is permissable. Also, I see some folks fail to attribute their photos. Those folks are very strict about their rules, and they say they will NOT pay if you break any rules. Too bad they are not more specific about their rules, though. I just hope I'm following the rules!

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      Teresa Schultz 4 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      I hit the redemption button for the first time on Bubblews yesterday. I hope the site lasts long into the future. I fear that it won't if they don't make some changes to it / the rules. If they don't do anything to ensure the site lasts long into the future, it's still at least worth it to stick around there, making money easily, until such time that the site no longer exists. I make sure to save all my content, so that I can use it elsewhere if anything goes wrong with the site in the future - and with that in mind, I mostly try to write longer posts on Bubblews (not just their 400 characters minimum.)

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Marsha--Wow, you're busy! Yeah, things are pretty slow here right now. I actually made over $2 this weekend on Bubblews without writing there. I was just testing it. So passive income is even possible. :-) Maybe I'll see you some there!

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      Marsha Musselman 4 years ago from Michigan, USA

      Hi VickiLynn, I found your hubs here from another hubber/bubbler's comments on a friends profile page and thought I'd check you out. I will connect with you there.

      I only began writing hubs mid May, I think and so far made $1.90 last month and am up to $1.72 this month, so what I can make with bubblews is so much better even though it's slower than some because I work two jobs, seven days a week. I have off two days from each, but not the same two days.

      I don't have time to do all the following on both sites, so am taking a bit of a break from here for a bit until I get that going better.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      xtatic--Well, it's better than any other online site right now. I hope to see you there more!

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Good to hear Vicki!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      xstatic--It builds and seems to go faster with time. I've gained 2 bucks this weekend doing nothing. I was curious to see about passive income. It's adding up!

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Sometimes slowly too. I have posted six and have about $4 & change in my "bank."

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Majidsiko--Sometimes it adds up really quickly!

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      Majidsiko 4 years ago from Kenya

      Made one bubble and got $1 in a few hours.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      janetwrites--No internet for 2 days! Wow, that must have been tough. :-) Let me know when you get paid. Hope it is soon!

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      Victoria, sorry for my late reply but I had no Internet access for about two days. It took about 6 days until my payment was cleared. Now I'm waiting and waiting for my second one.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Nate--You explained it all very well! It is sort of like blogging, without having to keep up with your own personal blog!

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

      Yes, I'm at Bubblews to stay, for the reasons you stated; you can flow freely with your writing without any hindrance. I enjoy it there, bottom line. I have also approached it the way you do; it's like posting to Facebook, but instead I get paid for it. I mean, all of us have at least ten thoughts during the day: Why not post them to Bubblews, share them with people and get paid for what you contribute to the site? I also like the very basic format; just a simple blog. I like putting together a more involved web article too, but sometimes I just want to blog.

      Nice review, all very true.