Criticizing the Site that Buys a Friend's Groceries
Bubblews is taking a lot of criticism for its decision to increase the redemption delay for international users, and I can't say I blame anyone who is angry about it. I'm from Canada, so I'm fortunate to be in one of the three exempted countries. I honestly think I'd be spitting nails were I not exempted!
That being said, I'm disappointed when I read some of the comments I've seen about how Bubblews isn't a legitimate site. The fact is, the site now has a membership of some 300,000. And it's still able to pay out a penny for every page view, like or comment I earn. Yes, it's taking a while to get those redemption payments. But I can consistently earn about $200 a month there. It's not a lot, but it's nothing to turn my nose up at either. It helps to pay the bills, which is something I can be proud of.
I've never earned that much on another paid to write site. I think I tipped the scales at Yahoo with around $60/month, but a good many other sites only pay a pittance compared with YCN. I've been here on Persona Paper since June, and so far all I've accrued is $3.34. My tally from InfoBarrel isn't any better.
I'm not pleased with all the decisions the Bubblews admin make. And I honestly think they've made a few really wrong turns that have led us to this place where they're going to hold back earnings extra long.
But I'm earning there, and getting paid. If I start earning better somewhere else, maybe I'll drop them. But for now, it's better than a kick in the pants. And that's why so many folks put up with all the inconsistencies and site outages, and whatever else they throw at us. Maybe there's somewhat of a loss of dignity in that. But do you suppose you're saving anyone's dignity when you sling mud at the site that pays for our groceries?
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