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Bubblews Review & Impression: Exploitation versus Generosity

Updated on May 26, 2015
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Bubblews is a social blogging site that was launched last February 2, 2012. It is a site wherein you can post whatever you like: you’re thoughts, reflections, ideas, knowledge, expertise and whatsoever $6 just under the sun. The concept and idea of the website was to create a community that pays members by their thoughts, feelings and interest equally—equally in the sense that they will be paying their writers 50/50 which means 50% of the earnings coming from Google ads and advertisement will be given to the writers and the remaining 50% will be taken itself by bubblews. Fair and very charitable if you will see the compensation plan they will be giving 0.01$ per views, comments, likes/dislikes.

On the first week of September the website had release its 3.0 version which is likely more beautiful and friendly. The “like and dislike” buttons are now separated and the homepage of the site is clearer and well organize. Over 100, 000 writers had signed in and the site global rank in Alexa was 4000 + before and now it become more popular placing in the rank of 2092 defeating old blogging and writing site.

Generosity

Payment System

The compensational system was easy whenever you reach the minimum threshold which is 25$; you can redeem it. They will be sending it via PayPal, check (for United States resident only), gift cards and any type of payment that are available to them. But before you make some redemptions make sure that you have done the following criteria:

1. VERIFIED PAYPAL - you must have the verified PayPal in order for YOU to receive their payments. One PayPal for one user, any writer that will use multiple PayPal account will not be paid.

2. FOLLOW RULES – you must not violate any single rule if you wanted to get paid easily. They have eight (8) rules and all of them are simple to follow.

3. LINK PAYPAL TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT – If you wanted hard cash instantly whenever bubblews had paid you, then you might consider linking your debit or electronic card to your PayPal first.

Exploitation

The Rumors behind Bubblews

Despite of the happy posts of members who are getting paid, there is lots of entreaty that remains unheard. The community with broken dreams from bubblews who are experiencing delayed, unpaid, deducted payments. Some have violated the rule that’s why they were not paid but some who are doing their best but remain unpaid. These rumors are kept and remain unfold for whenever a writer post a bubble that bashes and reveals the dirty schemes of bubblews, the site automatically delete or some are dislike by the support team even the founder of it.

Some payments are deducted and given with discrepancies especially if your redemption is over 50$ and you will just notice that the site had sent you money that was not the same of what you had expected to arrive. Some are confused and some are disappointed of it. Some questioned bubblews why it happens, and there answer “We had just sent what he/she deserve” When it happens you cannot do anything but to keep silent. There tagline “Speak Freely” are incarcerated by this little dirty schemes.

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What happen if. . .

· You had plagiarized – mostly they are deleting accounts which are constantly copying others work in the internet. They need unique ones and if you wanted to recycle you article in the sense that it was already published on other site you can republished it on bubblews but make sure you had put the link where it comes and the author of it.

· You had violated a rule- if you had done this thing then you will not be getting paid at all. But don’t lose hope for after that you can again redeem and make sure on the second attempt you had already followed the rules.

· Your redemption didn’t come – if this happens to you, then you must email them and inquire of your redemption again and again. I guess this is the hardest part and irritating part of getting paid when you need to beg to them just to send your payment. Some delayed payments are processed after 2-3 weeks or even months.

· You had multiple accounts – probably, they will know it because you are using the same IP address. And when this happen, of course all your hard works will be wasted.

· You receive an email from moderator – when this happen, never expect that you will be getting paid with your redemptions. But in some cases the moderator messages you about when your payment will be process.

My Painful Experience

I was a bubbler since January 2013 and I was almost 9 months in bubblews. But the journey was not so easy and happy. It was not smooth, for I have experience glitches and different violations. Of course I have learned from that mistakes but the pain of not getting paid because of carelessness in unbearable. But you know what the most painful, it’s when you are accused of plagiarism even you own that article. I had fought back and explained to them all the needed truth and luckily they have listened to me and I got paid for my first redemption. I let my first account get down and I started a new account for a better start.

I have also seven unpaid redemptions from my 28th time of redeeming to them. It was worth 200 + and till now, I haven’t receive any single dime. Here are the list of my unpaid redemptions and the dates when I have redeemed it.

· March 7, 2013 - $84

· June 11, 2013 - 27$

· July 2, 2013 -$27.59

· July 10, 2013 - $26.43

· July 26th, 2013- $25.11

· August 5, 2013 -$29.42

· August 16 -$28.22

I have shared this frustrating experience to you in order for you to get ready whenever it also happens to you also. And as clarification, all that unpaid payments are still pending and months had already gone and nothing had change they just keep on promising that they will be looking to it all. Even I had done all the rules, this tragic encounter remains unresolved! Read more about bubblews

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In General

Don’t be too frustrated, afraid and hate bubblews. Even I encounter this painful things I am still thankful to bubblews that they had paid me 21 times. And it’s such a great blessing and help to me in my studies. If you are wondering if the site is a scam, I would tell you, it’s not but partial of it remains a mystery especially on unpaid, delayed, and deducted payments.

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      LindaSmith1 3 years ago from USA

      8 redemption requests-8 payments received.

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      Kenneth C Agudo 3 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      you are LindaSmith1. Mine 28th redemption - 21 received

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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      Great information Ken-I am not a Bubblew user but I have heard the pro's and cons from friends. At least you've been paid for most of your work. Good luck in getting the rest. I hope they pay you for your time and writing.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      I haven't had any problems with Bubblews payment, in fact its been fine. But the one thing I would always suggest is that the second you get to $25, make sure you ask for your payment. For two reasons, one being the quicker you get it the more likely that if bubblews goes wrong you have been paid, and secondly I noticed that people have said that if they wait too long and ask for large numbers of money it takes longer, because the Bubblews system has to do it a different way, not sure if that's true, but grab the money and run! lol!

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      LindaSmith1 3 years ago from USA

      Exactly Nell. The ones who are having to wait lately are the ones who are trying to redeem and the system goes down. So, if the system is acting up, wait to redeem the next day if the site is doing okay. Like Nell, I hit $25, I hit the redeem button.

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      Kenneth C Agudo 3 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      Hello Minnetonka Twin , thank you friend for stopping by ,

      oh really? you haven't tried bubblews yet. I am waiting for my latest redemption now. Hope it comes

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      Kenneth C Agudo 3 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      hello Nell Rose thank you friend for the message. hehehe I hope they will gonna pay my delayed redemption. I hope that you will have a great bubblews journey too

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      Kenneth C Agudo 3 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      you have the point Linda.

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      Jemuel 3 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      I have always been curious about this bubblews thing. Few hubbers were telling that they've earned fast through Bubblews than HP. Furthermore, I also heard some bad issues regarding this new site. This include unpaid redemption and delays - the reason why I am quite hesitant to make an account with them.

      Well, I want to thank you for this well-written hub. I now understand how Bubblews works, and I am now considering to sign up on this site. I do hope you can redeem your earnings soon. Voted useful!

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      Kenneth C Agudo 3 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      Hello jemuelO :

      Really, I am glad that you want to sign up already in bubblews. Good luck and add me there "Isolation" is my username.

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 3 years ago

      Hi,

      I just started on Bubblews. I am not really getting right into it the way I did here on Hub Pages. I am not sure if I will stick with it or not. I kind of feel like I am too overwhelmed with all the social sites that say they will pay you, then you sit and worry and wait. good luck. I hope you get paid. shared, up ++ and tweeted. take care

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      Kenneth C Agudo 3 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      Good luck Jo but my payments are keep on rising and always been pending. I guess they are exploiting now. =( I have almost 9 unpaid payments. But i still hang on to them. But i don't love the site anymore

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      LindaSmith1 3 years ago from USA

      Isolation: I noticed that you use photos and images from all over the internet. You know, as an HP member that not every photo or image on the Internet is free for the taking. Just because you place a URL as credit, does not mean that you have permission to use photos, images, etc. Improper use of photos/images will certainly stop payments from being made.

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      Kenneth C Agudo 3 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      I know that LindaSmith1, as far as i was concern i always check my violations and all the pictures are not copyrighted without water marks

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I am on Bubblews and as yet not have been paid three payments so I am not active there

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      Kenneth C Agudo 3 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      Me too, I am not active there and I have almost 10 pending redemptions

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      Linda Bryen 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello! kabayan, I haven't tried Bubblews yet but I heard a lot about it, good and bad reviews. Hope you get all your payments soon for your hard work. Thank you for your article about Bubblews I might give them a try to see what happens.

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      Kenneth C Agudo 3 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      Hello, too liesl5858 22

      It's nice to meet my co-filipino here on hubpages. Good luck there i hope you will not be disappointed, they pay too, but sometimes, yun nga pag minamalas

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      Linda Bryen 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi! Ken, it is nice to meet you too, I wish you every success here and Bubblews and hope the dispute will be resolve soon for your sake.

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      Kenneth C Agudo 3 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      Thank you liesl5858 =)

      I just got paid on bubblews but i have still 10 pending payments amounting to $300 plus. Still a mystery if they are a scam or not. but I have been paid for 23rd time.

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      celebritie 3 years ago

      Thanks for the review

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      Kenneth C Agudo 3 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      welcome celebritie ;)

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      iluvceleb 3 years ago

      I have not tried of bubblenews. If they pay through paypal, I might as well check it. Good luck in retrieving your pending payments.

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      Kenneth C Agudo 3 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      Its bubblews but according to them it was intended to be pronounced as bubblenews just like what you had said. My account was deleted there so I created a new account but I seldom post on bubblews after that. They have been so unfair.

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      Shiela Gerona 2 years ago from Philippines

      They have a good start. What I can say is that I stopped posting on B site. I prefer to put my opinions and thoughts on my own blog and here on HubPages.

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      Kenneth C Agudo 2 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      Yes, they have stop already. Things are so worst there. i don't visit the site anymore. Sad truth but bubblews is on its death end

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