Get Paid for Posts, Likes and Shares! Too good to be true? I think not
Have you ever seen a service that charges you some money to avail it? You might be thinking, “Of course! There are plenty out there.”
Well, have you seen a service that is free of cost? Of course, you have. You have used Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and plenty of such types.
But have you even heard about a service that PAYS you for availing it? No? You might say, “Of course not. It is not even possible.” What if I told you there is a social network that pays you for using it. You get paid for posting about yourself, your experiences, or any other interesting stuff. You even get paid for getting likes, comments and receiving views.
Sounds too good to be true? That’s what I thought too until I found out about Bubblews (read: “bubble-ooze”) at CNET. This social network pays you a part (about a penny) from the revenue it generates from the advertisements on your content. In other words, you get paid for socially interacting with other people online.
Bubblews theme is somewhat similar to Google+. While the site looks simple and doesn’t seem bore to the user, ads may prove to be a traffic-repelling agent. Nobody likes ads. Remember Mark Zuckerberg’s motto in Social Network movie? He was against ads and believed that “ads are not cool.”
The site was launched in 2012 in beta phase, and claims to have 20 million visitors per month.
You can share your thoughts in a minimum of 400 words. You may add a photo too. Bubblews has its own ways of tagging people. A hashtag is “+” and you can tag other people using ampersand “&” sign. Each post is called a bubble, which actually looks like a card to me.
Once you reach $50 in your ‘Bubblews bank’, you can cash out by Paypal. The company says that more payment processors will be added in future.
Bubblews need more traffic to provide a decent amount of share to its users. “If the site can reach critical mass I believe this model will be far more attractive to people than the free alternatives,” wrote Rob Enderle, who is principal analyst at tech research group firm Enderle Group.
The site may not be paying much at the moment. It won’t make you quit your job. But you can get a little amount of money out of your online interaction with your friends and family. Jason Zuccari, Bubblews president and co-founder, gave an example of a woman in Philippines who was able to make enough money to buy her a refrigerator even when the site was in beta phase.
This startup seems promising and if it is able to attract mass traffic, it will certainly revolutionize online social media experience.