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Earn Money Online Internet

BubbleWS

BubbleWS another Squidoo like site which pay authors write articles for them.  It’s still in primitive stage they need lots of improvements to be done. Their system is not exactly like W Squidoo.  It’s a different system. They pay for activities happen on your articles which are call as Bubbles.  This is how you get paid,

  • 1 cent for every view your Bubbles get
  • 1 cent for every Like or Dislike.
  • 1-3 cents for Facebook share.
  • 1 cent for comment in Bubble.
  • 1-3 cents for Tweets.
  • 1-3 cents for Google+.

Unfortunately their point system is like asking to be cheated.  I saw one guy complain about not getting paid after doing massive retweetings.  As to his stats BubbleWS owns him 1k usd per week or something like this. Probably BubbleWS didn’t even earned that much from those Bubbles guy had made.

BubbleWS does have some some rules about making these Bubble articles. Each post need to have at least 400 characters  (not so good. This should be like at least 200 words),  No Adult materiel,  no duplicate content,  has to be written in English,  no Referral or Affiliate links etc

Their payments methods are Paypal, Checks and gift cards. You can redeem your earnings when it reach 24 USD.  Earnings suppose to take 4-5 days a clear. But this is where they have problems. They do not have a proper communication system for this. They need to build a proper system so can respond  and talk with members about their redeems. There are people who has received  2nd and 3rd payments not haven’t heard anything about the first payment.  If you are not getting paid for some reason they should send you a mail telling so with reason why. This is one to biggest problems they have. There must be at least 5000 members who actively writing articles and then at least 100 – 200 must be hitting the redeem button everyday. Verifying all their posts is not something is when there are only several people to do that. Understandable. But members should able to see the status of the payment.

Another few things they can improve is their editor is terribly simple and posts look way too dull unlike at Squidoo. Also site and functions looks like the whole thing was programmed by cheap programmer. This might be the reason why it’s always slow.  Now BubbleWS is well known and becoming established site they should do a complete overhaul of their web site.

BubbleWS is an very promising alternative to Squidoo. I wish I could put equal to Squidoo but I can’t. Not yet.  They need to do something about it so their site can stand long.  There are lots of people who has gotten paid by BubbleWS so they are not a scam.

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Squidoo Lens Locked

I have used Squidoo since last year (2012).  It was only since start of this year everything has started going wrong. I never made commercial money making lenses. Or spam lenses to use only to get links.  I just made few lenses for topics I like and I have to admit I didn’t bother much about it at all.  One lens was locked few months ago and I didn’t bother  about it. I didn’t know they delete those locked lenses after 2 months. Unfortunately I didn’t save content so its all gone. Okey it was my fault I should have learned more about this Link locking problem.  Specially when I saw most of my Squidoo buddies were leaving the site.

I started using Squidoo because of some of my friends who were addicted to that site.  None of these people use Squidoo anymore.  They had losts so many lenses and they had left the site heart broken.  These people were those who really loyal to Squidoo. They are not webmasters to those who do internet marketing. They were house wives and senior citizens who had started writing there in their free times. They loved the site because its more of social networking site like Facebook for them. Then they started earning money for their lenses so they started making more lenses.  Squidoo encourage everyone to make lenses they didn’t both asking members to make quality  so members started focusing on quantity.

Then since Google Panda update sites like Squidoo and Hub pages started getting hit. Squidoo must have lost traffic and ranking because they started reacting pretty strongly. There were new rules and stuff and they started deleting and locking lenes right and left. Squidoo used to have a Alexa rank around 75 and now it’s over 400.  Maybe they think Locking and deleting lenses will get them back to where they were. But I doubt. They are loosing their more loyal writers than spammers.

Spammers don’t care about these rules or lens locking. They make low quality lenses just to get back-links. and usually the process is automated and use spun content.  If one lens is deleted then just make another. But real writers take time to make a lenses and they put all their love into the lens so it hurts them when their lens is locked and delete. They would do everything to get their lenses unlocked if they know what are the reasons. But Squidoo really don’t provide much info about why they lock a lens.

Anyway long story in short, I have started developing this blog. I will write here about anything and everything. Maybe I will have better success than I had there at Squidoo. At least here it’s my site and my content. Nobody going to delete it.