This is a new writing site that is gaining a little interest. I had some writers ask me if I have heard of the site. I wasn’t familiar with it and wanted to discover what I could. There isn’t a lot of info about it online, but there is a little buzz to share.
Bubblews is free of charge to join. This is a writing community where bubbles (posts) are created to earn money online. Writers are encouraged to create posts that can earn money for every view, comment, like or dislike and social media share a reader makes.
A personal profile holds bio info along with posts created under your member name. With 15 different article categories a variety of subjects to write about are available.
The page layout is simple and easy to navigate. There are not a lot of pros to share about the site since it doesn’t have a long online history. What some see as a pro may be a con to others.
One of the most glaring is the fact posts are simple and short. The possibility there are not a lot of rejections by editors is apparent.
The community of writers working on posts for the site will have a revenue share of 50/50 for advertising. After reviewing what the site has to offer, most of the posts are less than 300 words. These are more like expanded tweets or flash fiction in their structure. Each post has a like and dislike button, total views are displayed along with comments and social media buttons. Comments can also be voted up or down. Shorter posts mean less writing.
A post or comment can be flagged as inappropriate. There is not a lot of definition on what this means. However, I can guess they are investigated and removed when necessary.
Writing categories include art, beauty, business, crime, cool, fashion, food, entertainment and many others. Categories like crime are highly unusual and will attract some writers with an interest in these articles that fall outside of the norm for these kinds of sites.
One of the first things to catch your eye is the fact that Bubblews’ website indicates the patent is pending for the writing community. They have been online less than 2 months and the LinkedIn profile shows they have less than 10 employees. A small privately held company offering the same services as other websites may have some stiff competition. Though, not dealing with thousands of members could mean a faster response time for any questions or issues that occur.
Newer sites do not have the “clean up” of older articles a lot of older sites have ahead of them for getting rid of the bad content that bring a websites page rank down. Older sites are still “cleaning up” keyword stuffing and other bad article habits.
Every page view doesn’t earn the same. A repeat visitor to the same post is only counted once. However, the same visitor to three different posts will count as three different page views.
Even though they advertise you get paid for comments, social networking, page views and more you are really only getting paid for a reader viewing your work. What the reader does after arriving at the post will vary, but it does not dictate more pay on top of the base.
Ad revenue varies based on what Bubblews is earning. Even though they share ad revenue 50/50, half of nothing is nothing. In addition, most similar sites have higher ad sharing revenue.
A redemption form must be completed for cash payment. Points are earned which can be turned into cash or items. What these items are defined as isn’t mentioned on the redemption page for Bubblews. There is not a lot of details on points and how you earn them.
There is a form to complete when you want a check sent out for your money. If there is a minimum amount before issue isn’t clearly stated.
The print for comments and posts is small and certainly nothing fancy. They didn’t go for the bells and whistles when it comes to displaying the sites content.
Shorter articles are not always a good thing. This could hurt the page rank of the site over time. Quality informative info is what benefits writers that earn a living online and belonging to a site with high standards for these is what to look for in the long run of having terrific passive income.
The server connected to the site has had several instances over the last week where it was completely down. This could be due to the amount of traffic received at any one time, causing an overload or other issues with starting a new web community. Many writers admitted they received a response the site doesn’t exist after trying to sign in and being down is a habit and not an exception. This is a definite con.
I assume there is a referral option for earning since I have seen several articles with a referral link attached. One Bubblews post shared for every friend referred you will earn 21 cents. There is a top referrer contest which could increase this amount to a one-time payment of $3, but for most this isn’t enough to make it worth your while. Comparable sites give a portion of the referral ad sharing which is wonderful.
There is a LinkedIn profile that shares they have only been online six weeks. They also have a presence on Facebook and Twitter. Without an enormous amount of information around the web on new sites like these, it is difficult to find great reviews from members that have tried them out. More time will tell if the site produces a good revenue stream for writers or not.
Getting in on the ground with a new site does have benefits. This is especially true if it takes off like Pinterest or Facebook. Though, there are lots of others that do not. You simply dont hear about them. What category this one falls in remains to be seen.I have not joined the community and it doesn’t appeal to me at this time. Anyone that has can certainly share their experiences they have had so far with the rest of us.