I don't know whether to laugh or to cry...a personal rant
About two months ago, I was earning about $200 a month on Bubblews . I was doing what I love doing the most...writing, interacting, leaving comments on other people's posts and offering tips, word of comfort where needed, sharing jokes or personal anecdotes.
Then Bubblews banned all members from Pakistan , Vietnam and Bangladesh. Though I can still see quite a few prowling around there, probably by using proxy or illegal means, my Bubblews days are over.
In the past 6 weeks, I have tried quite a few websites like Persona Paper, Tsu , Chatabout, Daily Two cents, D2Dtips etc. In this period, I have earned $2 on PP, 6 cents from Tsu and about a dollar on Daily Two cents. As far as earnings go, this is quite abysmal and if I were some other person, I would probably collapse on the floor and howl and screech like a banshee.
But I am not that person. i am still grateful, I have a few platforms where I can write to my heart's content, make some new friends and maybe continue to grow as a writer. I refuse to wallow in self pity or give in to depression because this is a dark hole from where it is difficult to emerge.
Though I am unable to find joy in my earnings column, I refuse to cry and give up.
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MegL wrote on November 26, 2014, 1:32 PM
To lose an income of $200 per month is quite a blow!
LeaPea2417 wrote on November 26, 2014, 2:02 PM
I feel the same way and yes at one point, I was earning a good amount on bubblews. It is sad that it is not the same there anymore. The one place that I am earning the most at the moment is Slicethepie.
Donna_Thacker wrote on November 26, 2014, 2:54 PM
Oh my thanks! I have an account at Slice the Pie that I forgot all about. I need to see if I can remember passwords!
Scorpie wrote on November 26, 2014, 3:29 PM
Writing for ad farms has become a hobby rather than a means of income. Advertisers just don't want to pay for placement on these sites.
melody23 wrote on November 26, 2014, 4:13 PM
I am earning next to nothing on bubblews these days, but at least I wasn't banned just because of the country I live in! I don't go there much at all these days but again that's not the point, it was unfair what they did to all those writers just because they happened to live in a particular country. If you are looking to earn more from writing, check out some of my reviews of paid to write sites, you can find them on my profile or in the writing category, they might be helpful. If you cant be bothered reading all that, just check out oDesk, they are my personal favourite of all the sites I write on, income wise.
bestwriter wrote on November 26, 2014, 6:41 PM
Banning a country is ridiculous specially when for whatever reason that is, they find those reasons if at all the world over. All I can say is that they have lost a good contributor. We are not banned but I have not received payment for July and August. I do not go there anymore. One is not paid if there are violations and if there are violations the account is deleted. My account is there! Funny!
Feisty56 wrote on November 26, 2014, 6:59 PM
I admire your tenacity and spirit. A $200/month loss is substantial. I'll hold good thoughts for you that you find some writing jobs to make up the difference and then some. : )
AliCanary wrote on November 27, 2014, 1:51 AM
Oh my goodness. Well, go make a profile on oDesk right away. Then look into Textbroker, Hire Writers and Writedge. Maybe also Fiverr and Milk the Blog. Good luck!
Dawnwriter wrote on November 27, 2014, 2:34 AM
Thank you and i will definitely check out the sites that you have mentioned.
Dawnwriter wrote on November 27, 2014, 3:11 AM
Thanks AliCanary but many of these sites are available to select countries only (US, UK, Canada, Australia and maybe New Zealand). I don't know about Writedge because Daily Two Cents is open for all so i will check this out too.
Dawnwriter wrote on November 27, 2014, 3:12 AM
Thank you Feisty56
Dawnwriter wrote on November 27, 2014, 3:28 AM
My account is still there although i have written at least 20 emails asking them to delete my account so that I can use my stuff elsewhere. I have no hope of getting paid my September and October payments but at least they should delete my account.
BarbRad wrote on November 27, 2014, 4:19 AM
I never heard of Slice the PIe. How does everyone find out about these sites?
BarbRad wrote on November 27, 2014, 4:21 AM
I, too, am missing those great Bubblews earnings, especially since I counted on them to pay my overhead when my business sales were bad. Now i have to take medical leave from my business for two months, and I'll have no income except writing and the little bit I make on Zazzle.
AmyBoo wrote on November 27, 2014, 5:33 AM
I know how you feel from being in the same boat, my earnings there have been cut and I only make about a third of what I used too. Its a shame really and like you Im trying to find alternatives, but not yet found anything. x
LoudMan wrote on November 27, 2014, 8:31 AM
What a lovely site, the ooze.
carolscash wrote on November 28, 2014, 12:07 PM
Keep working on those sites and keep looking for something more. I know that the earnings decrease at Bubblews and the banning of members has hurt many.
Donna_Thacker wrote on November 28, 2014, 1:28 PM
I mostly hear about other sites from my online writer friends. When I hear something mentioned I go check it out just to see if I want to join. I am a member of many earning sites!
tafmona wrote on November 30, 2014, 2:56 PM
I was earning 70$ every week on bubblews, and now I have all my redemptions pending, around 500$ and am hoping they pay me am also so much affected since I don't have a job and rely on online writings to earn a living, but am hoping all will be well.
Anja wrote on December 1, 2014, 7:37 AM
If it makes you feel any better, no one is earning $200 on Bubblews anymore. I am sorry that they did that to you, and that they owed you money. They really had no right to shove you out without paying you. The problems they had were their own fault, they didn't take care of them properly in the beginning and their solutions were unfair to many.
scheng1 wrote on December 3, 2014, 6:59 AM
I just hope that you have saved your work in Bubblews, so that you can republish here after deleting your account in Bubblews.
crowntower wrote on December 6, 2014, 6:08 AM
That is really a bad news you know for all the bloggers and it is a little scary that bubblews might collapse and shut down for good. I hope Arvind should do something about it.
WordChazer wrote on December 6, 2014, 4:15 PM
Well, despite others' best intentions, tonight I read your post which stated the pay rates on Tsu. So I left. Because despite everything, I prefer the crowd on Bubblews. And I prefer the crowd here, although the earnings aren't as good. I feel more welcome and more appreciated. I can't even read this site on the phone, but I still feel more connected here than I did at Tsu. It reminded me too much of Teckler, I think.
slexy143 wrote on December 8, 2014, 12:20 PM
bubblews is still owning me more than $200. I too refuse to cry and that's how I found personapaper and so far have loved it.
Randajad_The_Traveller wrote on December 28, 2014, 9:44 AM
I know how you feel, I use to earn 300 dollars a month and now everything is hard.
Randajad_The_Traveller wrote on December 28, 2014, 9:46 AM
Slice the pie banned my Ip address after not logging in for 2 years. it seemed like inactivity leads to banning
shaggin83 wrote on January 19, 2015, 12:05 PM
Wow $200 a month that was a really impressive amount for writing online. I wrote on and off on Bubblews but see now that it has pretty much become a non paying site. I waited a few months and did not receive my last payment I was owed. I saw another member who was very active there left and writes on here. So here I am! Hoping that this site will be good even if the earnings are slow I don't mind as long as I will be paid. I need a place to write or I go stir crazy sometimes. It stinks that at Bubblews they will no longer pay people from Pakistan but I truly thing they wont be paying anyone anymore anyway even me from the United States. I hope to be able to find a sense of community here like I felt at mylot. That was my favorite place to write. Gather was really nice to. I miss both :(
rosepetal wrote on January 19, 2015, 11:32 PM
I know how you feel. I wrote on Bubblews as well. Hopefully, they will recover, but I'm not sure that they can. The payout is terrible as well.