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Daily Two Cents Review: A Good Alternative to Bubblews

Updated on July 21, 2014
Daily Two Cents is a Bubblews alternative and worth your consideration.
Daily Two Cents is a Bubblews alternative and worth your consideration. | Source

There are many people looking for Bubblews alternatives, and Daily Two Cents could be the perfect answer for you. It is run by the same people who run Writedge but there are a few differences to the two sites. This is certainly the one for those who like to socialise and want to do more than just write and make money online. Here is my Daily Two Cents review based on my own experiences on the site.

A Site for Making Money

This is definitely a site to go to if you want to make money writing online. In the last month alone I am already on 1,600 unique views. Considering the site pays 0.005 per unique view (or $5 per 1000 unique views), that is over $8. Now I’ve only been on the site for four months and I have just over 90 posts on the site, so that is a great amount for me.

Compared to Writedge, my views are around four times the amount. Some of this was due to a spammer sending fake traffic for a short time, but it was also due to a few people coming in with a large fan base. People checking out one post on Daily Two Cents are then checking out 10 or so more because of the social side of things.

There are also regular competitions and contests to make more money. One is for the person who posts X number post—the next one is the 5,000th post I believe. Every now and then, the admins put up a random post on Facebook with a challenge and monetary reward to encourage people to do more.

You also get to add your own affiliate links. While Amazon is the most popular, you can add whatever site you want. You can only have one self-serving link, depending on the number of words in your content. The good news is that you make 100% from the commissions on those links, or you could even send people to your own website to gain clients or customers.

Socialising and communication will help you earn brownie points on Daily Two Cents
Socialising and communication will help you earn brownie points on Daily Two Cents | Source

Earn Points for Socialising

It’s not all about the income. The site is great for those who want to socialise, whether it is sharing on social media or commenting and making friends. There is a little pop up that appears on the right hand side that allows you to connect to your social media account (either Facebook or Twitter). From there, you earn points for various activities and have the ability to level up.

These points don’t make any money yet. However, it is possible that they will in the future. Really it’s just a great way to see if you’re active on the site. The more activity, the better it is for the longevity of the site and the search engine ranking.

Excellent Support and Customer Service

One of the best things about this Bubblews alternative site is the excellent customer service and support. Apart from the sleeping hours (for obvious reasons), the two admins are always around. When they’re not around, members of the community are around to answer as many questions as possible. There is a Facebook group and a forum where members congregate to chat, share and answer questions.

No question is too silly, and the admins never get annoyed at people asking something. Of course, you need to try out suggestions offered rather than constantly asking the same questions over and over again.

If you’ve had a problem with receiving your pay (and yes, the site really does pay on time), you can send an email and you will get a response within 24 hours. Want to know how to get more traffic? The forums and Facebook groups already have the answers, but the admins are also happy to help. There is also an email newsletter that offers tips and special gifts on a monthly basis.

Daily Two Cents May Be New but It Is Growing

That’s right. Daily Two Cents is still new, which is why there is little about it so far, especially compared to Bubblews. However, it is a growing site. I remember when there were just a handful of writers on it on a daily basis, but now there are many more and so many interesting pieces of content on the site.

It possibly helps that the minimum word count is 100 words, and it certainly seems like people are opting for that. This is the social side of the site. More people are migrating over from Bubblews and posting the type of content they would have done on that site onto this new one. However, the longer posts tend to do better for those wanting to gain more views.

The good news is that all types of posts are accepted. All that the owners want is original (not copied from elsewhere even if they are your own posts) and well-written posts. Think about your spelling and grammar!

Does this sound like a good Bubblews alternative to you? Maybe it just sounds like a good site to make money on. I definitely highly recommend Daily Two Cents and not just to make money (although that is certainly a positive). It’s a place to socialise, get to know other writers and develop your craft.


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    • rosaflorence profile image

      R D Hayes 

      3 years ago from Oklahoma City

      I wrote for them for a while. I liked them but it seems that i actually earn more here on HubPages. I hear of people earning a lot from Daily 2 Cents but, those people have to have a lot of articles written. Here I have very few articles and do well by them. I am working to bring my pay up, and have been working on articles to submit to Hubpages.

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      Alexandria Ingham 

      3 years ago from UK

      Carola, you're right that they've changed. I haven't updated this hub in a while. I don't always swing by here anymore since DTC and WE are better earners for me separately compared to HP. I'm not sure why my hubs don't do well anymore, because I still promote them but I haven't written anything in a while because the earnings took a massive fall in October last year. They've remained steady but DTC and WE remain more profitable.

      I'm surprised you didn't make anything with either between April and October with the pay per view model. Topic is a lot to do with it, along with promotion. I made payout every single month on both, making more than the minimum each time. I do write four times a week and promote regularly. I also have a FB fan page dedicated to one of my topics which really helps. There's also a lot of support from other successful members on the site to improve earnings. The FB support group is an invaluable resource.

      The change to AdSense was disappointing for many of us, but my earnings have remained stable. Again, topic and promotion are key to this.

      Writers do still get 100% of their affiliate earnings, and the AdSense split is 75/25 in favour of the writer.

    • Carola Finch profile image

      Carola Finch 

      3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Daily Two Cents and Writedge have changed as of October, 2015. They only pay a revenue share now through Adsense. I have written for them since April 2015 and never made a red cent.

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      4 years ago from Oradea, Romania

      I will try DTC, and I'm sure I will earn more than on Hubpages in a short time.

    • peachpurple profile image


      4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      hi, its me peachpurple, read your regular posts at writedge. I prefer there than DTC. Your posts are great

    • aingham86 profile imageAUTHOR

      Alexandria Ingham 

      4 years ago from UK

      Marisa, I haven't actually worked out my hourly rate. To start with, I don't go by the hourly rate rule as it takes time to build up the portfolio. I barely spend much time on the site though, and consistently make payout. I'm halfway to my goal of $100 per month at the moment, so I can't really complain. it turns out that being sociable isn't essential for success :) I am finding it much better than HubPages for earnings at the moment since the Panda update in October.

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      4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I had never heard about this before. But, thanks for the review. I hope this site become my second chances after hubpages. Voted up and success for you!

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      mike king 

      4 years ago from california

      I suppose it is every writers dream to validate their work by generating some cash. Like all art, the muse may be elusive

      and grant little for time and effort that goes un recognized or

      worse, unread at all. That there are welcoming sites for new,

      untested writers to crank out their stuff is unprescedented. To get

      paid anything at all speaks highly of the creative possibilities of

      those who make it all happen. Getting paid to write for those new

      at it is somewhat like signing a novel before writing the first page.

      Is making money the goal or capturing a reader however brief, the objective? The sheer joy of writing may be a great motivator and

      provide the writer with endless possibilities for a lifetime. Good luck and good wishes.

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      Kate Swanson 

      4 years ago from Sydney

      How is the income doing now? I'm seeing some people saying it's a good site to write on but I've still to see anyone sharing their stats. I always like to look at an hourly rate, because that's always the most realistic way to assess a site that's social: if being social is an essential part of income generation, then you have to count it as part of your effort. That way, I can make informed decisions abou the best use of my time.

      Even at its best, Bubblews worked out at about $2 per hour. Any idea how DTC works out?

    • aingham86 profile imageAUTHOR

      Alexandria Ingham 

      5 years ago from UK

      I encourage you to check out Writedge too. That is more like YCN than Daily Two Cents, but both are great (and are sister sites). Good luck at getting your kids back to school. I'll be in that position within a few years time.

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      Amie Butchko 

      5 years ago from Warwick, NY

      I am going to check this out in the next few months. I need to get my kids back to school, but I was so sad that Yahoo Contributor Network shut down and want to look around at other good alternatives.....

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      Jane Hill 

      5 years ago from New York

      Sounds good. Let me try it out.

    • aingham86 profile imageAUTHOR

      Alexandria Ingham 

      5 years ago from UK

      Hi Lybrah. I've seen you around and commented on a couple of your posts when I've seen them pop up :) Like any site, it takes time to build up but it is a great site for making some money.

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      5 years ago

      I've tried it already. At first I wasn't making anything, but it has picked up lately. It took a while for me to earn on here, too. Check out my posts the next time you are on Daily Two Cents. I am Lybrah


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