Is Bubblews Better than Redgage?
Two of the leading social networking sites that pay users for content submission are Redgage and Bubblews. Which is a better choice for earning more money? Redgage is the older of the two, having been founded in 2007. Bubblews is just over a year old. There are several similarities between the sites, but there is always the question of which is better than the other.
The Purpose of Both Bubblews and RedGage
Both Bubblews and RedGage have a similar purpose. They exist to give people the ability to post short blurbs to the immediate community and the internet at large. On RedGage, users can post pictures, links, videos and blogs. People connect with "friends" on RedGage, and these friends are more likely to view the images and content that people share.
Bubblews allows for "connections" and users are able to post "Bubblews" that are little blurbs that are between a tweet and a full-length blog post in length. The site requires that users post at least 400 characters per post, and the terms of service are against spamming and duplicate content. A post that meets the requirements of Bubblews can be composed in a matter of a couple of minutes.
DISCLOSURE: The author does not get referral credit for those who post on RedGage. Bubblews pays out $0.01 when a referral posts their first post, although this amount can get slightly larger at times.
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Getting Paid on These Sites
Both RedGage and Bubblews allow users to earn money from posting things that they might otherwise post on Twitter or Facebook. This is the best part of using these two sites. The goal of RedGage was to pay people to do what they would already be doing anyway.
The pay scales are totally different on the sites, and Bubblews appears to come out well ahead in this regard. RedGage pays based on the number of views that content gets. Users start out at $0.60 per 1,000 views. The rate can increase from there, but everyone starts at the bottom.
Additionally, there are other options to get more money out of RedGage. There are content bonuses that generally run between $3 and $5. These are usually attached to really good content that is relatively popular with the site moderators. There is also a $25 raffle each day. People who post a blog can enter for the random prize. They do pay out, as I once won the raffle.
RedGage pays out in multiples of $25. The minimum payment is $25, and the funds are put on a RedGage Visa card. To give an example of how little the site can pay, I have only earned about $2 in about a year on the site outside of one content bonus and one raffle win. I have probably posted around 50 items.
Bubblews is much more generous with its pay system. There are people who have earned several hundred dollars through the site with much less work than would be required on RedGage.
Users earn one cent for each view of their posts. Users also earn a cent each time someone rates their post with a like or dislike. Each comment on a post earns a cent, as well. A person can only view, rate, and comment on each post one time, so a friend cannot go and game the system by posting 5,000 likes. Referrals also earn, but the standard referral fee is only $0.01.
Like RedGage, users can cash out after earning $25 on Bubblews. They merely need to request payment. Unlike RedGage, which pays only in multiples of $25 on a RedGage Visa card, users of Bubblews can choose to get their funds through a check or PayPal.
To compare the sites, I have earned about $5 ($1 is a bonus for merely signing up) in about two months on the site. I have posted less than 30 Bubblews at this point for this amount.
Positives and Negatives of the Sites
Both RedGage and Bubblews are legitimate ways to earn money online. This is definitely a positive aspect of using the sites. Bubblews appears to be a better avenue to make more money quickly, however.
Both sites can also be used to create backlinks for sites that authors might own or use for income purposes. Therefore, the sites can earn more money than the amount they earn through views. They can both be used to drive traffic to another site, although I must confess that I've had basically no success driving direct traffic with RedGage. I have gotten a few referrals from Bubblews.
The sites can both have some pretty marginal content, as there is no real weeding out process. Some people can be kicked off of Bubblews, but I've not personally heard of anyone being reprimanded by RedGage as of yet. Poor content is a problem with both sites.
Finally, there is the issue of site speed. RedGage can frankly be quite irritating when signing in or posting new material. It is usually necessary to hit submit two, three, or more times. Sometimes, the post will not even go through. This, as noted above can be quite annoying. When I first signed up, it appeared that Bubblews had this same problem of very slow website speed. In the past few days, however, the site has gotten much quicker in terms of load time.
Others who have had experience with one or the other site, I'd be interested to hear what your opinions are. Which is better? Bubblews or RedGage?