My Experience with Bubblews

Lena Kovadlo By Lena Kovadlo, 10th Nov 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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My experience with Bubblews - a website that lets people publish short posts and earn from them for every view, like and comment that each post gets.

My experience with Bubblews - writing, post activity, earnings, and thoughts...

When I first heard of a site called Bubblews and the idea of being able to write whatever you want (with a few exceptions) in only 400 characters and be able to earn some money from it I was intrigued but thought it was too good to be true. Was it really possible for me to actually make money online simply by publishing short posts and having people read them, like them and comment on them? I decided to give Bubblews a try. I had nothing to lose and perhaps some extra income to gain. I had no problem coming up with what to write about and ended up publishing a lot of posts, a number of which were way over the 400 character limit. It wasn't necessary to write long posts but I love to write and often find it hard to stop.

While I wanted to see if I could actually make some money with my posts it was more important to me that whatever I published actually got activity. I wanted my posts to be read, liked and commented on. And that is exactly what happened. Of course, there were way more views on my posts than likes or comments but that was okay. So long as my work was getting read that was the most important thing.

Of course, with all that activity meant earnings, which was an added bonus for me and one of the reasons why I joined the site in the first place. The site paid a penny for each view, like and comment. I had to earn a minimum of $25 to get paid and then later $50 as the site ended up increasing the payout minimum. Once I had reached the payout amount I had to submit a redemption request and that money was paid to me via my PayPal account.

I was able to redeem my earnings seven times, accumulating a bit over three hundred dollars. That doesn't seem like a large amount but it was to me. Unfortunately, one of my redemptions was never paid to me.The site experienced a technical issue with submitted redemptions at one point and I happened to be one of the people that never got paid for my sixth redemption, which I had made during that time. I ended up losing a bit over fifty dollars. I contacted the site about this a few times but my issue never got resolved. I never got paid for that redemption, while many that experienced the same issue actually got paid what they were owed. This left me upset but there was nothing I could do so I just let it go.

Even though I didn't get what was owed to me I still continued to write for the site and was able to earn what would be my last redemption (my seventh), for which I was thankfully paid for. Why was it my last redemption? After receiving that payment I have not been able to reach the $50 minimum. It's been over a year since my seventh redemption and my Bubblews bank is sitting at only four dollars and change. If this continues I don't think I will ever reach the minimum payout.

I understand that the reason why my earnings are very slow and low is because we are no longer paid a penny for each view, like and comment. The rate for each action now depends on the country and the advertising rates, which tells us nothing in terms of how much we actually earn. But it also has to do with activity to my posts being low and that is something that I don't understand. What has changed that is causing this decline in activity? Why did my activity to new posts and those already published go down drastically with posts hardly getting any likes or comments and with views being very low? It just makes no sense to me. And I am not the only one experiencing this issue.

All this started happening shortly after my last redemption when the people running the site decided to change it. The look, layout and features of the site changed. And I believe some of the rules had changed as well. After those changes were implemented my activity to posts both old and new greatly decreased. I get hardly any likes and comments and the views are way too low. That’s a good enough reason to stop writing for the site and perhaps even take my already published content off the site and move it elsewhere. What’s stopping me from doing so is the fact that I have four dollars and change sitting in the Bubblews bank. I am hoping that with my existing posts and the newly ones I publish that I will finally be able to get to the $50 minimum again and hopefully sooner rather than later. But the way things are going it seems that by the time I get there, if I ever will, that I will be old and gray by then.

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author avatar Lena Kovadlo
Lena Kovadlo is an author of ten published books and an editor of two poetry anthologies. She is a writer for HubPages, Writedge, Daily Two Cents and other sites. She also helps authors publish books.

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author avatar Retired
11th Nov 2015 (#)

Yes, sadly it's not the same now. I heard of many people that they were getting paid well, but then after a while I joined, after writing several articles I found out about the changes, so I left because I wasn't earning. I hope things get better for you with this site. Great share.

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author avatar Lena Kovadlo
13th Nov 2015 (#)

I am trying not to lose hope... I care more about the activity than the earnings although both go hand in hand. But to see what I write hardly get read. It's like what is the point of writing then if hardly anyone reads it?

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
11th Nov 2015 (#)

I think the reality of their earnings has taken its toll - I personally felt what they paid looked too good to sustain.

Thanks for sharing your experience Lena - siva

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author avatar Lena Kovadlo
13th Nov 2015 (#)

A penny for each view/like/comment wasn't much. But there were plenty of people who were able to earn $50 in a few days time... How I have no idea but they did. And if a lot of people earn that much so quickly then there could be a problem paying them all if the site is not making enough in ad revenue.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
11th Nov 2015 (#)

Take some time to make some money and they changed everything for the bad

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author avatar pohtiongho
11th Nov 2015 (#)

Those assholes also owe me more than $200.00. There was always a technical problem. I left but am not sure if they had deleted my site. They want to get rich quick.

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author avatar Lena Kovadlo
13th Nov 2015 (#)

I think now if a user is not active on the site for a certain period of time the account gets deleted. That is what I heard. How long a user has to be inactive for that to happen I have no idea though.

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