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Thanks, Bubblews; I Guess I Should Feel Lucky?

Many of you are (or were) also members of Bubblews. Over the last few weeks and months there has been much controversy surrounding that site, especially regarding payouts. News was released regarding the administration refusing to pay certain older requests, which amounted to literally hundreds of dollars for some folks.

People that had been loyal and dedicated to the site had finally lost hope and realized they were not being treated fairly. After all, if you write dozens and dozens of articles and promote them and comment on other articles, thus being a worthy, contributing member of the site only to end up not being paid, how disheartening is that?

At any rate, I have not been writing anywhere too often these days, but I managed a payout of the minimum for Bubblews back in November and have been waiting for it, wondering if it would ever arrive. When I requested payout my total was for just under $55.00. I did finally receive my money from Bubblews about a week ago, so about 60 days after my request, but the amount was only $33.47, which is $20 less than I anticipated.

I wasn't holding my breath to receive payment and am happy I received something, but how can anyone really write there in good faith anymore? Many people write because they enjoy it and it's a hobby, but when you are supposed to be paid as well and the owners of the site do not pay as agreed, it makes you wonder if you should continue to write at all for them.

Entire Article Copyright (c) Bethany R Marsh 2015

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seren3 wrote on January 17, 2015, 10:39 AM

It is sad that the admins decided to solve their problems by cutting payments. I ended up getting $64 of $200. Not impressed!

peachpurple wrote on January 17, 2015, 10:46 AM

mine is just at $50.34, should I wait a little longer? COngrats, at least you have receive some rather than nothing

FreyaYuki wrote on January 17, 2015, 10:50 AM

Congrats emoticon :smile: . At least you got your payment. Lots of people lost theirs. And also heard about many whose payments were slashed.

Bethany1202 wrote on January 17, 2015, 11:19 AM

Oh that's awful! I'm so sorry! : (

ChickJ wrote on January 17, 2015, 11:51 AM

I have been hanging out there, hoping it will change. A lot of new faces but nothing really has change. I am dropping out at the end of the month. I promise myself to post one a day for a year. I am almost there.

Soonerdad3 wrote on January 17, 2015, 12:07 PM

Oh yeah, I just received my final payout echeck earlier this week and it has cleared and is sitting in my PayPal account. I am going to be deleting all my posts and request my account be deleted. The lack of communication, the deception and downright rude handling of the whole situation led me to leave and discover Persona Paper.

nbaquero wrote on January 17, 2015, 12:11 PM

bethany1202 let's just say your losses were minimized by this payment. I do not trust them at all. At least you got something.

BarbRad wrote on January 17, 2015, 2:02 PM

That''s precisely why I wrote my goodbye post there a couple of weeks ago and why I broke my silence once more to write a response to Arvind. It's the trust that has been broken.

Kasman wrote on January 17, 2015, 2:38 PM

Given the number of members who still praise Bubble Ooze I can see it carrying on for a while yet. Maybe it will surprise us and keep going for ever!

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on January 17, 2015, 4:42 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. At least you got something. I got nothing out of my last redemption. How am I supposed to buy cat food and insulin with nothing? I don't think Walmart will follow their logic.

scheng1 wrote on January 18, 2015, 4:00 AM

I have gained a lot over the years, and I still am grateful for the extra income.

maxeen wrote on January 18, 2015, 3:21 PM

It isn't fair to be treated so badly by them,I can't understand some of the the ones from here, who go back there when they can read what happens..They must think they have some special immunity.

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 15, 2015, 4:48 PM

By now, I am sure you have heard that Bubblews had died and no longer exists. It is sad when it had so much potential, if it had only been run correctly.