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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