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Bubblews and My Review

Updated on November 15, 2015

Bubblews Shutdown

screen capture of Bubblews site
screen capture of Bubblews site

I felt sad for Bubblews writers

I no longer write for Bubblews. I'm still thankful because this site served as the way for me to discover that it's possible for me to earn online. I felt sorry for their existing writers.

Wishing them luck and success in their new online venture. I remembered the day when Squidoo (another writing site) shutdown.

Bubblews Old Logo

By bubblews (online) [CC BY-SA 1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
By bubblews (online) [CC BY-SA 1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons | Source

Bubblews Rating as an Online Writing Site

2 stars for Bubblews Rating as an Online Writing Site

About Bubblews

It's a website or blogging platform introduced by Arvind Dixit and Jason Zuccari to the world wide web in 2012.

Their website have a unique name which I believe is a combination of Bubbles and News.

As of December 2014: Bubblews is made up of 13 staff.

They became popular in the Philippines after they made a post on their Official Facebook Page about a lady who was able to buy some toys from her Bubblews earnings for some kids in Tacloban City during the wrath of Yolanda Typhoon.

Bubblews is a paid blog site that caught the attention of different races. They share their revenues to their members who create content and made interactions within Bubblews community.

Based on their previous statements, a member could earn from views, comments and likes on their posts or blogs.

Majority of their members are from the Philippines, Canada, India, Sri Lanka, U.S.A., United Kingdom, and Australia.

Bubblews Current Logo

Bubblews Current Logo
Bubblews Current Logo | Source

Bubblews Timeline

On September, 2012 - the Beta Version of Bubblews website was launched (Version 2.0).

On July 16, 2014 - the New Bubblews Platform was introduced. A member could use images within Pixabay Free Image Search.

On August 12, 2014 - Selected Bubble Posts were displayed on their website's homepage which is also called "Featured Posts".

On August 28, 2014 - Another Bubblews Feature was announced which is the Youtube integration where members could include embedded code of Youtube videos on their own bubble posts. One could include ten Youtube links on a post.

On August 30, 2014 - Many Bubblews members got upset because their Bubblews Links on Facebook were blocked but everything went back to normal within a week

On September 4, 2014 - CEO & Co-Founder Arvind “Avi” Dixit and President and Co-Founder Jason Zuccari was nominated to speak at the 2015 South by Southwest event

On November 10, 2014 - Arvind Dixit and Jason Zuccari have been nominated for Forbes 30 under 30

Bubblews Huge Changes

  • The ability to see the number of views on your post was gone.
  • There is a limit for you to redeem - Only once in 30 days and 60 days to wait for their payment if you did not violate their rules.

They is no longer support the following countries: Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Vietnam. They believe that some of the members on those countries mentioned made violations like spamming and manipulating the number of views.

Due to those changes I mentioned, some members got upset and no longer create posts.

Bubblews Platform

Bubblews website works on any type of device whether it's a mobile phone or an Android tablet. There is no working mobile app available for Bubblews.

Bubblews Changes

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My Experience with Bubblews

I became a member of this website on June 4, 2014 (my first account).

My second account was created on August 3, 2014.

I was able to use their old platform (Beta 2.0) in which I have included my Facebook page. However, I got spam messages from spammers because during that time they had some issues with spams and bots. I also encountered internal server errors every now and then.

They launched their new platform wherein spammers and plagiarists have been rampant.

A Facebook group was formed to address this issue and I joined them. Our group is against the violators, plagiarists, and spammers to save their site.

After joining the group, I got too many spam messages on my own Facebook account so I left my old account and deleted my posts. My friend told me that he got his payment and he urge me to join again so I created a new account. My old posts on the old account is still indexed by Google and the new account does not. It takes time for Google to index my new posts using the new platform.

I made good connections through that site. Some of them are from U.S.A. and Sri Lanka but they are no longer active because of their unpaid claims.

I do miss them because they are my active connections.

I shared my bubble posts on Facebook because earning from views is great but after the recent changes made, earnings is no longer the same

I was about to receive my first $50 payment through Paypal but I have to wait for sixty days.

A bubble post of mine was deleted because I indicated how much I am earning from other websites which is against their Terms of Service.

What I like about them is that their staff is interacting with some members and creating their own bubble posts. I also have some friends who already got their pending payments from them. Within sixty days, I might receive my first payment from them.

Update as of December 29, 2014

It's more than 60 days and I did not receive my first and only payment. After reading an upset post from a fellow Filipino, I have decided to delete all my posts on that site. I felt that my effort was wasted. I've been an honest member of that site.

The problem with that site is their means of communication between them and their members.

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My Conclusion and Own Opinion

The Chief Executive Officer of Bubbllews made a post about their inability to pay claims of all their members due to their mismanagement. Claims made prior to November 11, 2014 will no longer be processed (this applies to all of their members).

They were not able to monitor the money coming in (from their Advertisers) and money coming out (payments to their members). They also have issues like bots and spams after they introduced the new platform.

I was able to make friends from different parts of the world by using their platform. If they are upset with the current status of their site right now, their members are upset also because of their unpaid claims. Not all of those members had been a violator of their site.

Due to those changes that happened, new writing sites emerged like the following:

SeraphicInsights.com

BlogJob.com

Whzon.com

Bubblews is still operating until now despite of the problems they encountered with their previous members and issues with Better Business Bureau (BBB rated them "F").

There are lots of changes and improvements on their site as of Aug. 21, 2015. I think there is no more issue with the payments with their current members.

"Let us all come together again and make the future brighter than our past was."

— Arvind Dixit

My Recommendations

Since there is no written contract that binds between Bubblews and their members regarding payment agreement, there is no assurance if you will get your payment. There is no stability when it comes to redeeming.

If you love to write online, I would recommend that you write here on HubPages or create your own blog or website.

If you are earning from Bubblews, good for you, enjoy the fruits of your labor. But there is no guarantee for future earnings. Their rules are always changing with poor communication between the member and the staff.

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      stereomike83 23 months ago from UK

      It is almsot ironic to see that Bubblews has now gone as I wrote my first new piece there in almost a year just a couple of weeks ago to test the water. I never earnt a penny from the site as I got in too late when you got a cent per view and whilst I never saw that business model working, I do think they missed a trick as I did like using it as a micro blog but it seemed to become too toxic.

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      Shiela Gerona 2 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks for dropping by. Good to know about the earnings you made on that site. I tried to create a post over there. The website have a new look and it loads faster.

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      Sharon 2 years ago from Philippines

      Being an online worker, we should always be open for changes. Anything can happen in a split of a second. I was an active member of the site but after the changes, I stopped writing and started other activities. But I am thankful to the site because I learned a lot from it not to mention the earnings I made.

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      Shiela Gerona 2 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you @dilipchandra12. I have visited their site yesterday and I could only see only few posts on their homepage. Their recent announcement which made their writers got upset created a great impact towards the site's performance.

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      Dilip Chandra 2 years ago from India

      That site is now explaining things with zero honesty. They still need to standardize the way they are operating.

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      Shiela Gerona 2 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you @KenDeanAgudo and @csmiravite-blogs. It's really sad that they treat us like that because during the time that they had some issues with bots and spams, we support their site. They made an announcement that they will not pay claims made before November 11,2014 (this applies to all members - international and U.S.). In my own opinion, HubPages is the best writing platform.

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      Consolacion Miravite 2 years ago from Philippines

      There are other sites to write for, though I haven't tried them yet. Prime Aque's site is one - D2D Tips, I think. Another is, Daily Two Cents and its sister site. HubPages is for our more serious work. The B is dying, or if not, already dead. No use fanning it to life. :)

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      Kenneth C Agudo 2 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      Oh that is the reason why we haven't got our redemptions, it is really sad that we are getting such treatment. I hate the changes and I have 3 unpaid redemptions I hope it will arrive soon, I don't write for them anymore, I will wait for my payment first before i write for them again

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      Shiela Gerona 2 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you &WiredForSense

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      WiredForSense 2 years ago

      It is very quiet on Bubblews now, it seems they are paying out US writers first, lots of U.K. writers still have outstanding payments.

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      Shiela Gerona 2 years ago from Philippines

      Good for you. Thank you for your comment.

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      Sarah 2 years ago from Portugal

      Nowadays I use bubblews to publicise my other blogs and sites where I can, really, make some money.

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      Shiela Gerona 2 years ago from Philippines

      I haven't receive my $50 yet and it's more than 60 days. I'm still checking that website from time to time peachpurple. Thanks.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i am a fellow writer at bubblews. Problem now is the payment. I waited since sept 2014 until now, more than 90 days, still no news. I bet lots of people are facing this problem. So, I don't hang out there often now

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      Shiela Gerona 2 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you for visiting my hub Buildreps. I'm still crossing my fingers because I still have friends there who continue to support the site.

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      Buildreps 2 years ago from Europe

      Hello PinoyMom, it's always interesting to read a personal experience. You might be aware of the fact that I proved by showing the facts that Bubblews is a scam. Wishing you all the best and I hope you earn good money!

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      Shiela Gerona 2 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you Mills P for visiting my hub. Both sites are different. You are correct, there are lots of good writers in Bubblews.

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      Pat Mills 2 years ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      Even if Bubblews fixes my account so I can log into it (I haven't been able to do so since July), I probably won't return. I miss those good writers I met there, as well as those like me who made the jump from Epinions as they went out of business. Here, I'm at a place where I can speak freely and write my world.

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      Shiela Gerona 2 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you NateB11. We felt the same way.

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      Nathan Bernardo 2 years ago from California, United States of America

      You're right about them being unpredictable and unreliable about payments. That's one reason I don't spend a lot of time there anymore. I had fun with the site for awhile though, and I liked it better before the changes over the past several months. I still go there sometimes and write a few posts and interact a little and check my bank. But not often.

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      Shiela Gerona 2 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you billybuc for reading my hub and leaving an insightful comment.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      The voice of experience is always the best voice to hear....nice explanation and observations.