The 5 Lies Bubblews Wants You to Believe
During the six months or so I was active at Bubblews, I was actually paid three times. Yet I resist submitting any additional posts to the Bubblews site for reasons to follow. I’ll add that my total earnings from four redemptions have been a bit over one hundred dollars, but to date I’ve only received payment for three of the redemptions. In total a little more than $75.00.
Noting that the Bubblews site claims a poster will be contacted within 72 hours of initiating a redemption request– At this writing, it has been over thirty days since a request for redemption has been submitted. This will be the second of my four requests for payment that have had a similar issues. The first was eventually paid to me, after more than a six week wait and a little coercion (explained later in the text). The outcome of the pending redemption is yet to be known.
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The 5 Lies Bubblews Wants You to Believe
1- We split the ad revenue we make off each post with the author 50/50.
Not true– Bubblews posters earn .01 cents for each view, like/dislike, and social media share. This has been the sole payment scheme throughout “2013”. In order for this to be correct, each post would have to earn exactly .02 cents every time someone views, likes, or shares a post. Bubblews would then have to share this precise .02 cents payment 50/50 with each post author in order for this statement to be accurate. It is improbable that Adsense or other ads earn precisely this amount.
2- You will get paid for EVERY view, comment, like/dislike and social media shares for EVERY post that you EVER write on Bubblews.
Not True.– While you may earn .01 cent for every like, view/dislike and social media share. You have a chance of receiving payment only after you have earned $25.00 threshold. However, as many can attest to; “There is no guarantee that Bubblews will pay you.” There is no known formula for why some get paid and others do not. Or some get paid quickly and others must wait. It seems to be an entirely subjective matter left to the discretion of the Bubblews staff.
3- Every submission you write will be viewable on your own personal profile. Make a name for yourself, diversify what you talk about and watch the money add up!
Not true– While, your submissions may be viewable for a time through your personal profile, they may also be removed (by bubblews) from your author list. At this writing I have authored 54+ posts and currently only four are viewable from my personal profile.
4- Write Your World. Speak Freely
Not True.– I had issues with receiving payment from a previous redemption and after several unsuccessful attempts at trying to get a response from customer service through the customer service e-mail, tried to find satisfaction through writing a well worded (but factual) Bubblews post describing the incident. Bubblews removed the post (censorship? ) within minutes and consequently paid the redemption (oddly , also within minutes).
5-Feel free to contact us at any time about anything. We will be sure to answer within 86 hours. We make customer service a priority.
Not True– And this is the lie which bothers me the most. The others can be thought of as forward thinking, or hopeful. But lie number five is simply insulting. As I write this post it has been 30+ days and three attempts at contacting Bubblews customer service regarding my last redemption and a missing $25.00 (and change) payment. I apologize for the vagueness of the submission date and the exact amount… however once an author submits for a redemption, there is no longer a record of earnings that is accessible by the author.
An additional item of concern is that if you are to delete a post from Bubblews, your account will reflect a negative entry for any payments that you have earned from that particular post. E,g., if you have a posted that earned $1.00 over the course of its life and you now decide that you wish to retract that post, by deleting it; Bubbles will penalize your account for that $1.00 which was previously earned. In essence Bubblews will take back your “already earned” earnings if you dare to delete a post.
While this may not alarm some, it is problematic in that it allows Bubblews to retract payment for services already rendered, simply because you do not wish to continue rendering those services (displaying your post). I’d offer a cautionary tale to Bubblews regarding this practice. The Maryland based company may want to determine the legality of this practice prior to continuing it.
The Bubblews site is not without merit, but this author believes that there are many bugs to be worked out before it can be recommended as a stable or completely reliable platform for any serious writer. I wish the Founders of Bubblews all the luck in the world, but truly recommend they step up their customer service platform. As it stands it seems to be virtually non-existent.
Bubblews TOS – http://www.bubblews.com/terms
Bubblews Corporate Address – Bubblews.com, LLC 14203 Georgia Avenue, Apt. 202 , Silver Spring, MD, 20906
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winlin enjoys writing here and there online and is sharing his journey with others at BZAU.com