RIP – Share Good Memories of Bubblews

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    • #46617

      Narayan
      Participant

      So the inevitable comes!
      The infamous Bubblews closes down abruptly keeping up to its notorious ways of operations. It was not kind to its users even while shutting down. The users are complaining of the close-down message appearing all of a sudden in the landing page!

      No matter what, Bubblews was a site that made a lot of people smile. It was a site that realized the dreams of many who wanted to earn online. There has been enough discussions about all the bad things about bubblews, we all know that.

      Since it’s closed down now, let’s say RIP, and reminisce our time on Bubblews. Let’s share the good experiences, learnings, or anything memorable about Bubblews.

    • #46619

      shaloowalia
      Participant

      So finally the site closed down. Bubblews was the first site which introduced me to online earning. It was a good experience and I made many friends there with whom I am still in touch on facebook.

      • #46627

        Narayan
        Participant

        @shaloowalia
        It wasn’t my first earning site, but it was the first site where I earned big amounts..Unfortunately, I couldn’t make good friends there, as most of them were leaving the site all through its life!

      • #48476

        ptrk12
        Participant

        The time from June to Oct 2013 was a good time for me on Bubblews. In fact I had good interactions with so many guys there- some like @laksh, @deepam etc are here also. At times, the discussions over comments was so enchanting that I used to devote 5 to 6 hours at a stretch on the site. And those $25 payouts per month did help me at that time.

      • #48539

        angie10
        Participant

        @laksh…I had the same experience! I think by the time I rocked up, friendships had already been made and not many people were happy anyway. I guess the last thing on their minds was welcoming newbies and befriending them LOL

      • #48545

        Narayan
        Participant

        @angie10 hehe 😀 true that.. but what surprised me was there were still a lot of people active there hoping to get paid!

      • #48624

        angie10
        Participant

        I know, @Iaksh….I could never understand that at all! I think some of them were doing it out of loyalty to the site, which then threw it in their faces. It’s just sad.

    • #46629

      shaloowalia
      Participant

      @laksh bubblews was quite good in terms of earnings. no other site has ever come close in terms of payments.

      • #48541

        angie10
        Participant

        @shaloowalia…and many people have cited this as possibly being one of the things that ultimately brought it to its knees, sadly!

      • #48715

        ptrk12
        Participant

        Following an unsound financial model is always risky for an enterprise.

    • #46632

      Grecy Garcia
      Participant

      I still feel sad. I have this bitterness about the site, I have mixed feelings right now, but I think I will make a blog about this.

      • #46634

        Narayan
        Participant

        @grecy095 heheehe 😀 I know there will be at least 20 blog posts here about Bubblews today 😀
        yes, I too have mixed feelings.. no matter how pissed off I am about the site, it’s a fact that it has paid me good money!

      • #48717

        ptrk12
        Participant

        @laksh, even I am planning a blog post on Bubblews- perhaps this can get me good hits too 🙂

    • #46633

      erlymccheaven
      Inactive

      So surprising then..let us hope Blgojob stays for good for many years..

      • #46636

        Narayan
        Participant

        @erlymccheaven That’s what I pray for everyday when I login here!

      • #46639

        erlymccheaven
        Inactive

        @laksh, hehehe, you’re funny friend.but the way the dealt with writers very clear sooner they’ll shut down,,and now the evidence is here. I hadn’t claim my $28 dollars. Let us do good here at Blog Job.

    • #46641

      Grecy Garcia
      Participant

      @laksh I just made mine. they owe me $700+, what I will be missing are the memories. I will miss the site, the memories, some of the people , but not the staff.

      • #46642

        Narayan
        Participant

        @grecy095
        You are soooo fast, just like @iamshane487 .
        Could you just share one or two good memories in short?

      • #46775

        priscillaking
        Participant

        $700! We aren’t nearly hard enough on thieves like Arvind & Jason in the U.S. They should be working on chain gangs, ten hours a day to pay what they owe and overtime if they want water.

      • #46784

        rextrulove
        Moderator

        The worst part is that Jason’s dad is a multi-millionaire, if the information I have is correct.

    • #46643

      iyanpol12
      Participant

      Despite anything that it has done like not keeping its promises, it saddened me. The reason is, it has paid me nearly $2k in just 9 months. I also learned how to write articles there.

      • #46646

        Narayan
        Participant

        @iyanpol12
        $2k is really a big amount!
        I earned just over $600 there in 1.5 years

      • #48543

        angie10
        Participant

        @iyanpol12…wow, you really made a pretty penny from Bubblews! Well done, my friend 🙂

      • #48574

        rextrulove
        Moderator

        It wasn’t hard to do back then, @angie10. I was originally getting about $25 two or three times a week, for several months. I know one person who cashed out daily.

      • #48622

        angie10
        Participant

        Wow, kudos to you, @rextrulove! You did really well out of it 🙂

      • #48678

        rextrulove
        Moderator

        @angie10, it did take effort. I was writing 5-8 high SEO informative articles on the site every day, and spending at least 2-3 hours commenting and interacting, daily.

      • #48695

        angie10
        Participant

        My, that was a lot of work, time and effort that you invested there! I bet you enjoyed it too? I’m glad you did get rewarded for your efforts, and hope you weren’t owed anything by Bubblews before it crashed and burned.

      • #48703

        rextrulove
        Moderator

        I cashed got paid in October, so I didn’t lose much this time. They still owe me $170 from last year that I’ll never see. Still, I do enjoy writing, regardless of where I’m writing.

      • #49098

        ptrk12
        Participant

        @rextrulove, that was a lot of work and its sad you were not paid fully for that.

      • #49111

        rextrulove
        Moderator

        Yes, @ptrk12. That $170 represents about 40 articles, plus all the time spent interacting. But again, I would have written anyhow and I enjoy interacting when I have time.

    • #46645

      Grecy Garcia
      Participant

      @laksh I will blog about it, I will dedicate this day as a bubblews day. But anyway, my memories about Bubblews is when I was so depressed and alone. I posted what I feel on one of the post and I never thought I will received a more than 100 response. I could not even read it all. I thought I was alone but then again, I was not. That is the reason I fell in love with the people there.

      • #46647

        Narayan
        Participant

        @grecy095 Great! That’s all I asked for 🙂 It’s such instances that make us reminisce a site, place or people..You can blog about it in detail though 🙂

      • #46662

        deepam
        Participant

        it was a site which made us all so happy because we were rewarded very nicely

    • #46648

      Grecy Garcia
      Participant

      @laksh I will my friend. I am doing it now actually. Hope you read one.

    • #46649

      Narayan
      Participant

      @grecy095
      okay, super-fast, super-active and super-cute Grecy 🙂

    • #46650

      Grecy Garcia
      Participant

      thank you for that super sweet friend @laksh have a great day my friend.

    • #46651

      @laksh, it closed forever OR simply temporarily.

      • #46652

        Narayan
        Participant

        closed forever

    • #46653

      lejla1311
      Participant

      Oh, I had no idea it si closed forever. I have good memories over there. I earned a lot of money there, but really a lot, and it was good while it lasted. Nothing lasts forever, especially something so god like that.

    • #46654

      iyanpol12
      Participant

      Yes. During the “Tag Me” time, I was paid more than $200.

    • #46656

      @laksh, are you serious?

    • #46663

      deepam
      Participant

      hope we see another one like it in the near future

    • #46665

      Maricel
      Participant

      my first writing site goodbye,

    • #46668

      henry
      Participant

      When I received my first payment of $25 from bubblews, besides being the first payment I ever received from online work, it also made me feel that bubblews would be the next big thing online forrever. Even with the endless nonpayment issues, many still hanged on hopes that things will get better until the latest news. Anyway, the last time i was there, the site admin was preparing to launge the app called sweeble. Does anyone here has experience with the app?

      • #46669

        Narayan
        Participant

        @henry Oh, so he is gonna screw a lot more people with his app now? I’m not gonna try it!!

      • #46776

        priscillaking
        Participant

        “Sweeble” was another rip-off of someone else’s word and someone else’s concept. I hope they never got it off the ground.

      • #46789

        gina145
        Participant

        As far as I know Sweeble is up and running, but they won’t be able to cheat their users as they’re not offering to pay them anything. I’ve never bothered to find out about it though as I don’t want to put any more money in Arvind and co’s pockets.

      • #48962

        angie10
        Participant

        @Gina145…so they have no intention of paying people?! I wonder if some of their loyal supporters will be happy to work for free?

    • #46672

      jasgal142
      Participant

      I enjoyed my time there, but they were paying out way more than they were making, which meant bad things were bound to happen.

    • #46675

      realityspeaks
      Participant

      Bubblews used to be a favorite writing site. I never imagined Bubblews would shut down without intimating its users, but it’s happened. Thankfully, I have made a backup folder of all my articles posted there.

      • #46682

        peachpurple
        Participant

        @realityspeaks/ lucky you, I still have hundreds articles there not yet copy, my fault

      • #47080

        TAlberts
        Participant

        @peachpurple I have some which are not copied yet but gladfully i wrote mostly on my Words before transferring my posts to Bubblews. It was a good time there and I have found friends. RIP to Bubblews!!!

      • #48623

        angie10
        Participant

        So sorry to hear about that, @peachpurple! Is there no hope whatsoever of ever retrieving your material?!

      • #46823

        Fifi Leigh
        Participant

        can we use our Bubblews posts on this site?

      • #46826

        rextrulove
        Moderator

        That would be a rule violation: “You agree to only post unique original content”. If it was previously published, even if that site no longer exists, it isn’t original content.

      • #46864

        Narayan
        Participant

        @fifileigh WE CAN PUBLISH them here, if they no longer are indexed in search engines..

        @rextrulove
        unique content, in general, means it should not exist anywhere else.. if they have been de-indexed from search engines, they can be used for sure.. Sheridan has made it clear here https://blogjob.com/forums/topic/reblogging-from-sites-that-are-no-longer-running-e-g-bubblews/#post-46863 even otherwise, that’s the general rule, unless specified otherwise.

      • #46897

        Fifi Leigh
        Participant

        if the site is closed down, doesnt that mean that everything we posted there is now delete from the internet?

    • #46676

      Nana
      Participant

      Good bye to a once sicial site to make friends

      • #46683

        peachpurple
        Participant

        @nana/ yup goodbye to them but we should welcome them here

    • #46681

      peachpurple
      Participant

      aw man, i still have 915 articles at bubblews! i haven’t copy them out yet!

      • #46791

        gina145
        Participant

        @peachpurple I’m really sorry that you’ve lost so many articles. When I first started having problems getting paid there I went back through my archive and made sure that I had copies of everything. I wasn’t thinking about the possibility of the site closing back then, I was just concerned about the possibility that they’d delete my account if I complained too much. Since then I keep copies of every article I publish on any site I use.

    • #46684

      moondebi
      Participant

      I felt sad, but I am happy that at least they have let the people know about it.Many of us made a good money from the site.

    • #46685

      peachpurple
      Participant

      @jasgal142/ OIC, that caused them to shut down. They still owe me USD$400

    • #46688

      peachpurple
      Participant

      @henry/ heard of it, but not going to try it. If they had been paying all writers, they would going strong now. They cheated my money!!

    • #46689

      peachpurple
      Participant

      @maricel/ that is my 3rd writing site

    • #46690

      peachpurple
      Participant

      @deepam/ isn’t blogjob better than bubblews?

      • #46777

        priscillaking
        Participant

        I like that Blogjob is trying to cap payouts so that they don’t promise people too much and then have to cut payments or fall behind on making them. I like that Blogjob has both social forums and full-length blogs. I think the site’s a bit slower…and the people are, to a considerable degree, the same people!

      • #46867

        Narayan
        Participant

        @priscillaking
        in almost all the earning sites, it’s the same people hehe 😀 Yes, I think blogjob is doing a great job on that front.. it’s not getting over ambitious, and taking things slow and steady..and since it has many elements in it, rather than just post and like and like and like, it’s more rewarding and exciting here.. I’ve almost stopped logging in to facebook!

    • #46691

      peachpurple
      Participant

      @shaloowalia/ it was the first and only site that gave me the huge earning in my lifetime but was the only site that had cheated my $400 which was huge loss to me too

    • #46697

      Anne Farmer
      Participant

      They could have given us warning because I didn’t get to take all of my articles from there yet. Grrr, they make me so mad. They strung people along for months and months.

      • #46723

        Narayan
        Participant

        @anne123farmer Well we all knew its fate a year ago.. you should’ve taken down everything 🙁

      • #47082

        TAlberts
        Participant

        Anne, that is why we have to have our backup files just in case it happens again. I hope not.

    • #46705

      rextrulove
      Moderator

      I made a great deal more at Helium, but I did make a tidy sum at Bubblews, up to the time they withheld the payment to so many people they owed money to and changed the rules, which affected so many others. I can’t say that this surprises me, with all the class action lawsuits that have been brought against them and the black-listing by the Better Business Bureau, a year ago or so.

      • #46724

        Narayan
        Participant

        @rextrulove True.. Those who left back when they first sensed something fishy are the lucky ones.. But your experience with Helium and Bubblews only shows that all these sites last only for a short term, and that we need to be on our toes all the time!

      • #46736

        rextrulove
        Moderator

        Helium still exists, just not as a pure writer’s site like it was. Being owned by one of the biggest publishers in the world (RR Donnelly) insures that it keeps going. Such is business, though. Poor economy translates to business failures. If a business lasts 5 years any more, they are doing pretty good.

    • #46781

      priscillaking
      Participant

      Right. Sorry if it bothers anybody that so many bad memories from Bubblews bubble up when I think about that site. I did e-meet several nice people there…and am glad to see so many of them here!

      I don’t think we should ever sweep what Bubblews did under an emotional rug, even just for the sake of one feel-good page. I think we should use the angry energy we all feel and demand laws that are much, much tougher on scammers like Arvind & Jason. It’s theoretically possible that when people set up a web site, call for material, and promise payment, the FCC could require the site to be set up so that all payments would be automatically forwarded to the contributors before the site manager could even see how much had come in that day. We in the U.S. owe that to countries where US$700 would go so far that intelligent adults would ever even consider going on writing while a site like Bubblews owed them US$700. People like @grecy095 should have been paid, promptly and automatically–let Arvind & Jason wonder whether *they* were ever going to see an actual dime out of all the advertising money. And we *can* demand that that happen.

      • #46849

        Narayan
        Participant

        @priscillaking It’s okay.. I understand.. it’s evident that we have the bad memories more than the good ones related to that site.
        Well it’s theoretically possible, but technically a bit difficult.. But what we could do now is to rip them off by crashing down their new venture (the sweeble app, NOT sweeble.com). That is also, obviously, a scam..why? because it says “You must not post violent, nude, partially nude, discriminatory, unlawful, infringing, hateful, pornographic, or sexually suggestive photos or other content via the Service.”
        And yet you see such photos on the homepage of the site! And they kept the loyal bubblews users, who were with the site until the last minute, in the dark about their new venture.. obviously because they didn’t want anybody from bubblews to ruin their new site.. So LET US DO THAT!!!

      • #47079

        priscillaking
        Participant

        Sounds good @laksh …I don’t do “apps,” but wish success to anyone attacking or sabotaging any subsequent ventures by the Bubblews Scam Gang.

    • #46805

      nerdieeds
      Participant

      I was paid 7 times from the get go and experienced the bad times when my balance was not paid. I still wanted to thank Bubblews for sending me money when I needed it the most. To all my friends out there who still stayed until it closed down, I will miss you. I hope to find ways to talk to them again.

    • #46819

      Nana
      Participant

      I always was paid one of the luckier ones and I have all my articles saved

      • #46857

        Narayan
        Participant

        @nana You didn’t miss even a single payment?!??!

      • #48963

        angie10
        Participant

        @nana that’s great to hear, and I’m glad you got to copy your articles over before the site folded 🙂

    • #46821

      Fifi Leigh
      Participant

      yeah, this is sad the Bubblews just died, after almost 3 years of struggling to stay alive on the internet. i had fun sharing all kinds of creative and artistic content as well as videos. I even started my e-journal there. i had fun exposing hidden information.

    • #46822

      Fifi Leigh
      Participant

      yeah, we should create a Bubblews funeral post on here, so we all can give Bubblews a proper internet burial and lay it to rest. it will help us move on to better blogging career ahead, now that one chapter of our life is finished and we are ready to start a new chapter.

      • #46851

        Narayan
        Participant

        @fifileigh It’s better to have a separate place for our serious blogging instead of depending on third party sites..After all this, I decided to have my own blog site on wordpress.. I even purchased a domain name.

    • #46858

      angela
      Participant

      That’s really worrisome. Why are they shutting down?

    • #46872

      shaloowalia
      Participant

      @peachpurple i had also lost payments worth 600$

    • #46906

      Nana
      Participant

      I was not paid once but it was my fault at th $25 time I stopped or left when it took months to make money

    • #46943

      Xavier Bage
      Participant

      Has it really closed down? Sad! In spite of many non payments, Bubblews was the site where I got most of my online earning. I had over 900 blogs there.

      • #46956

        Narayan
        Participant

        @xavierbage That’s true.. it’s the only site I’ve been able to earn significant amount till now.. but it’s also true that it ripped off almost everyone!

    • #46972

      Let us close it. It might be good but is apparently no more. Let us pray for this website. Now, what should be next course of action?

    • #47103

      Fifi Leigh
      Participant

      I just went on Google to google old posts that i had written on sites that i am not on anymore, and those old posts no longer exists. i even tried to find my old bubblews posts on the internet, and it takes me to a page which notes Bubblews no longer exists. so, i dont think any of our posts from bubblews exists anymore. they are probably all deleted or something. i can’t even find old posts from allvoices, in which i used to be on between 2008 to 2012. so, i might also use old posts from allvoices as well on this blogjob.

    • #47112

      Danny
      Participant

      lots of memories we had in Bubblews, including me.

    • #48456

      Susmitha Anoop
      Participant

      I have earned 400 dollars

    • #48537

      angie10
      Participant

      Sadly for me, I never got to enjoy Bubblews during its glory days 🙁 I think the point at which I joined was when everything was going downhill, so I have no good memories.

    • #48855

      jkct01
      Participant

      It was good when it started, then it turned bad. It will keep on happening. Just be ready.

    • #48895

      TAlberts
      Participant

      I have no feelings anymore about Bubblews. I saw it coming and seldom visited it. I never counted how much I earned from that site and how much I lost. I put the time of Bubblews into a close box of experiences though I miss my friends there and I hope to find them again online.

      • #49021

        gina145
        Participant

        @thelme55 A lot of former Bubblews members are now at myLot.

    • #49004

      Grecy Garcia
      Participant

      Okay so the sweeble.com is different from Sweeble the apps. Yes, I remember Sweeble the apps was mentioned in Bubblews before. I never try downloading the apps because I am not into apps.

    • #46635

      Narayan
      Participant

      @barbrad
      Exactly! It’s the same with me.. I’ve not made even 10% on all other sites put togetheer of what I made on bubblews.. but since last November, when I felt it was all over, I didn’t waste any time on it either! Thank God!

    • #46788

      gina145
      Participant

      @barbrad They only closed today, so that’s not why everyone moved to myLot. I imagine the members were just getting bored with the lack of activity at Bubblews and followed those of their friends who had given up on Bubblews a long time ago.

    • #46779

      priscillaking
      Participant

      That would’ve been true for me, too, if they’d actually mailed payments after asking where to mail them to. I was the one who commuted 30 miles a day to post fundraisers on behalf of a needy family, and asked that they send the $50 to the church fund. They never did. Even before they started ripping other people off, while everyone else seemed to be earning as promised, Bubblews ripped off that family who’d been threatened with being put out on the street on Christmas Day.

    • #46793

      rextrulove
      Moderator

      A number of people are beginning to find their way to EliteWriters.org, too.

    • #46856

      Narayan
      Participant

      @barbrad Exactly! All the good bloggers say the same 🙂 But I wasn’t able to take up a niche, as I felt I couldn’t do it.. It’s a broad site now, but at least I know that I won’t lose my articles and I don’t have to carry them and hop from one site to another!! I will soon be sharing my site with you for your advice 🙂

    • #46878

      Narayan
      Participant

      @barbrad I had read the article some time back, but I will have to read it again for this particular info.. Thanks for reminding 🙂
      @barbrad I just read it again.. and amazingly that’s what I had in mind.. I have already approached a few writers whom I’ve known for some time now.. In fact, I had you also in mind 😛 hehe 😛 Those sites look really good, don’t they?
      I just hope I can do something with mine in the coming days!

    • #48542

      angie10
      Participant

      Hang on….@rextrulove, are you actually reviving the site?!?

    • #48551

      rextrulove
      Moderator

      @angie10, actually the site didn’t previously exist until about September. So it isn’t revived, it is relatively new.

    • #48621

      angie10
      Participant

      Thanks for the response, @rextrulove 🙂 I guess maybe I should rephrase; what I meant to say is, is this the new site that replaces EliteVisitors, or is it a completely new venture complete with new management? TIA 🙂

    • #48674

      rextrulove
      Moderator

      @angie10, I could go into great detail about the differences, but EV is dead and buried. The person who owned the domain name, had the server in his name and who had the host account is gone. I have no idea where he is and don’t particularly care. We own the domain name, my partner actually purchased the server and the host is totally different. The Elite Writers focuses on good SEO practices, EV never did. The theme for the site is different, too.

      In other words, Elite Writers was built from the ground up, in September.

    • #48694

      angie10
      Participant

      Thanks for the in depth explanation, rextrulove; much appreciated 🙂 All I can say is I’m glad you parted ways with him, and wish you the best of luck with EliteWriters!

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