I signed up randomly one day and checked it out. I saw someone share a post of a user who made $750 a month using the site (approximately $25 a day). This grabbed my attention immediately so I decided I would check it out. I never intended to make it a full time thing but I thought a few bucks here and there would help out (and it does).
I quickly skimmed this article and wrote my first random article. I went around connecting and liking other people's posts, just trying to figure the place out, I was sort of addicted from the get-go. The best way to describe it is "a social site that pays you per click, view and comment." It's like a Facebook type site but they pay you. I quickly took a liking to this site because I love clicking LIKE buttons. It's fun reading random things, clicking "like" and commenting; Bubblews has found a way to monetize that activity (or so it seems). I'm not sure how long the the site will last but it's one of those "take the money and run" things.
The Gist of It
- 400 character minimum.
- You must write original. Do not copy from anywhere.
- Get paid as soon as you reach $25 minimum UPDATE: 12/14/13 Minimum raised to $50
- Write about any random topic (no porn, gambling, drugs or illegal stuff)
- You get paid one penny per view, comment, "like" or "dislike" you receive.
- Visit, comment and interact with other Bubblews users for more activity (revenue).
My Bubblews Payouts to Date
What I like about Bubblews
I like that Bubblews gives you a dollar when you sign up! Who doesn't want free money right? It's also good motivation to get the next $24 for a payout.
Bubblews pays you when you reach $25, you simply hit the redeem button and cash out. My first payout took me 8 days to reach. I quickly hit the redeem button and an email was sent to me 3 days later telling me an eCheck had been sent to my Paypal for the money. The money usually comes 5 days after the email, so it takes 8 days to receive the money (normally). I have heard of a lot of delayed payments but so far, that is the norm for my situation.
You can write about any random topic you want on Bubblews, except anything pornographic, gambling related or illegal. I post random thoughts or questions I might have and it's all acceptable. There is a 400 character minimum, which really is nothing. You cannot use referral or affiliate links but you can post your blog in there for reference or any other link that might be useful in the post.
What I don't like about Bubblews
It's very time consuming getting started on Bubblews because you have to practically whore yourself for likes, visits, comments and connections.
The notifications are overwhelming at Bubblews and there is no way to sort or organize them. Another annoying factor is that if you comment on someone's bubble, everytime someone else comments, you will be notified (whether or not they are talking to you or not). It becomes a bit too much because it drowns your notifications.
Every time someone you are connected to posts a Bubble you are notified in your notifications, this is good and bad, good if you want to visit certain people, bad if they post a damn bubble every 5 minutes. Beware of people who post and post and post and don't visit back, it happens a lot there.
Bubblews has very slow loading pages, and there are more bugs than in Louisiana. The site is very glitchy and it's hit and miss as to whether your "like" or "dislike" will stick or not. They are in the middle of upgrades (I think) but the upgrades so far have not really improved the functionality of the site, it's more or less just improved the looks.
When you hit the "like or dislike" buttons, the page reloads. That's terrible, who wants to wait for that? As an long time internet user, I want instant gratification! The same is true when you comment, the page reloads each time.. Booo... too slow.
Tips for using Bubblews:
Do NOT copy anything from the internet. I repeat, nothing from the internet (even if it's yours). That would be duplicate content and you won't get paid. Don't do it, not even a little bit.
Use your own images. Do not take any from the internet unless you know for sure they are commercial free (most images are not).
Visit only those who visit you back. Go through your notifications and visit the people who visited you. If someone leaves you a comment, respond to them. Visiting people, liking their post and commenting on their post is how you are going to get them to come back and visit you. It's very time consuming at first but once you have built a relationship with these people, money seems to add up quicker.
If you are looking for more connections, visit people who comment on other people's posts. The people who comment are going to be the ones that are actually visiting and contributing on the site. If someone is taking their time to comment, then they are probably a good connection, most of the time.
When you connect with people, visit a bubble or two and leave a comment. Don't just connect and leave a message that you connected. That is of no value to anyone. Show that new connection that you are worth connecting back with.
Tagging people is a good way to keep a conversation going. To tag someone, you put the & symbol infront of their name. Also, when you tag someone it comes up in their notifications that you mentioned them in a comment, which means they are lot more likely to come see what you said rather than if it said "so & so commented on your comment."