Product Name: Bubblews
Product Owner: Unknown
Advertised Price: Free
What Is It?
Write for the Bubblews community and get paid 50% of the profits from advertisements.
There are conflicting reports on whether Bubblews is actually a legitimate company, but the thing that is for certain is that this should NOT be a long term business plan for you.
Before You Buy:
The website seems pretty clean, and signing up is simple, fast, and easy to understand. There's really nothing to it. It's a friendly site, and has a very positive atmosphere. There is a general ‘writing community spirit' and articles on a wide variety of topics.
There are also some very, very poorly written articles and lots of people trying to game the system. Just about every time I visit the site, the featured bubbles on the front page have spelling errors. Anywhere there is money to be made, there are going to be people that try to game the system.
Other than signing up and getting started writing, there's not much else to do but start thinking of topics to write about!
What I Liked:
Though there are many reports of Bubblews not paying out, these are usually frantic, inexperienced writers who are looking for an argument. They are mad because they requested payment 2 days ago and it hasn't been paid yet. I have seen these types before. Bubblews is paying people plain and simple – it is not a scam.
Which brings me to my point: It's possible to write simple, entertaining articles on topics you are interested in and make money from it. It's not a lot, but it's something. Reports of $5 to $100+ dollars have been quoted.
Also, it's free, so the worst that can happen is that you waste some time and effort.
What I Didn't Like:
There is A LOT of spam on the site, and very little regulation. Articles are short, and most of them are written to make money, instead of writing to engage the reader. This is a recipe for disaster. HUGE online writing communities have been absolutely destroyed by Google algorithm updates for the exact reason.
- Ezine Articles
- Articles Base
- …and probably more
Google and search engines hate low quality content, and this will catch up to Bubblews eventually. This means two things.
1) Even if you write high quality content, you are still tied to the Bubblews domain, and the low quality content that others are producing will affect your rank in search engines.
2) As a result, whatever money you start to earn from Bubblews will be temporary. Their site will lose rank, you will lose views, and your income will shrink significantly.
Also, remember that you do not own the content you put on their website. This is their domain. Owning your own Dot Com website is like buying real estate, living in, and improving your own house. Writing for Bubblews is like renting an apartment in a crowded and noisy apartment complex.
This is not a long term business plan, and it's not a way to make money on the internet for a long period of time.
Who Is This Product For:
This product is for someone with some free time to write quick-articles, could use an extra $20 dollars here or there, and is not interested in spending time to build a business online.
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