Online Writing....Avoiding Scams, Searching for Sites

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Treading carefully into the online publishing arena, avoiding the scams and focusing on the possibilities

Recap

I've reviewed a number of online publishing sites.

I've looked at the non-paying Topic Spotter and Seekyt, which are nice places but you won't earn a cent, as they are clicks* not hits,
(There is some possibility Topic Spotter may pay through adsense for views, but I wouldn't hold my breath.) These sites are as Snipley. Click on Ad Only.

There's the looney sites, like Zujava,, which doesn't lie about paying anymore as it doesn't. There is the pointless; Knoji, and the dead; Amarpals.

Expertscolumn has been up and down, I don't know where it is at this minute although it was up last night.

There are the time wasters like Helium which, considering how badly it ripped off its users is closed, and the produce-a-10k- article but get no-pay Wizzely.

There are, the no longer revenue producing, Bukisa and the Ponzi of Bubblews.

I don't recommend any of these sites.

(*Clicks mean that someone clicks on an ad. Hits mean that someone visited your page. You can see that getting 85% of clicks is less than getting 50% of hits; as who ever looks at an Ad much less clicks on it?)

What you want is a site that pays by the view, either something like 1c per every 20 or shares the revenue earned by the site on the Ads posted; which is supposed to work out to about the same.

What you don't want is to be sucked into a scam where you publish but are not paid.

Writing Scams--Bubblews

Let me explain for those who have slow brains. Bubblews is a scam. It works as does any other scam.

Fresh blood is lured to the site by pimps and shills who are paid for each dupe they drag in. Further, If they don't drag in dupes they aren't paid.

Let me make this clear; if the Site Pimp does not bring in a number of warm bodies per month that Pimp will not be paid for its writing on the site.

They can write until their fingers bleed, but as failed pimps, they won't be paid. Hence dragging you onto Bubblews is the only way they can insure their 'Redemption,' and explains why they are so rabid they will attack anyone who disparages this Scam.

How It Works

As in all scams; 99% of new users will get their first 'redemption'. This is to 'prove' the site is legitimate.

Cash Plus; one of the biggest Ponzi Schemes in Jamaica ALWAYS made that
first payment. That is because 99.99999% of all idiots in Jamaica who invested in
the 'double your money in 30 days' Ponzi did reinvest.

So X invested $100; got back $200, and reinvested! This time, more than a puny $100.
And lost more than a puny $100.

The Great Bubblews Ponzi

Bubblews always makes that 1st Redemption, (as they call it.) As soon as you put in for that Redemption, your account is set to Zero and you start again.

After a few days, (in 99% of all cases) you will get that redemption and think; Oh Yippee! Bubblews is legit!

And you start to write your fingers off.

Only about 10% of all users will receive that 2nd Redemption.

Those who aren't paid are made to feel that they "Broke The Rules!"

This epithet has been used successfully in all other writing Ponzis.

Reflections on Factoidz

The most successful writing Ponzi was Factoidz.

As it began to fail, Factoidz dropped many of the best Staff Writers to 'Members'.

Members are not paid. The revenue their articles produced was taken by the owner of Factoidz, Mike Quac, (who runs Knoji today) and was used to pay Newbies.

As the Best writers dropped to Member usually had earned over $100 a month, that sum could pay ten Newbies and get them writing up a storm.

The Newbie stuff could be labeled 'Low Value' and paid badly.

Complaints against Factoidz reached a crescendo, and it collapsed, changed it's name to Knoji, then moved to become a 'crowd sourcing' site, whatever that means.

It is no longer a writing site.

One of the most funny? Sad? Embarrassing? events was that of a Factoidz Shill who ran behind everyone who dared criticise that site, and she herself was dropped to Member and hundreds of dollars of revenue was taken from her.

To whom could she complain?

Return to Ripoff

The same trick Factoidz used is Standard Procedure for Bubblews.

Revenue is produced by ripping off the better writers, and using the money they earn
to pay Newbies their first redemption and recompense Pimps for bringing in warm
bodies, as well as fill Arvind's pocket.

Most writers who are not paid are made to believe that they will be paid by the regurgitation of various lies; i.e. site down, restructuring, will be paid in 7 days, blah blah lie, lie, so keep writing.

It's pretty stupid to write in September, put in for a redemption, not get it, and keep writing. Put in for a Redemption in October, not get it, and keep writing.

Perhaps you might be surprised how many stupid people have access to a computer.
However, to be kind, one has to factor in the pimps and shills who make the new writers feel that the error doesn't lie in the pocket of Arvin, but in themselves.

How To Rip the Ripper

The only way NOT to lose at Bubblews is;

1. Join the site under a new name.
2. Spend most of your effort commenting on other people's work, real comments not just 'good work' but do no more than three comments a day.
3. 'Like' no more than three articles a day.
4. Every two days or so, publish short extracts of work you intend to publish elsewhere.

For example, suppose you are working on an article about Nelson Mandela.
Create a summary of no less than four hundred words, no links, no photos, nothing but a virtual outline, written in a simple style.

5. Do not Network, link, or mention any of your articles anywhere. Just write them, post them and leave them.
6. Do not engage in any friend making. Act as if you are too stupid to click on 'friend requests' or respond to those who visit your profile.
7. Never in any comment, mention any other writing site or be lured into any discussion.
8. Check your Bank frequently to see how the money is being accumulated.
9. Delete Cookies each day. Bubblews loads you with cookies, many of the spy type. They track your movements. Make sure as you log off of Bubblews you delete cookies history, everything that connects you to Bubblews.
10. When you reach Redemption, which is $50, put in and sit down. Do absolutely nothing at all whatsoever.
11. When you receive that first redemption, (which is a 95% chance) cease to participate in the site, save log on once or twice a week to check your bank. See how your coin is accumulating on the extracts you have published. (And remember to delete cookies)
12. As you reach within $10 of the next payout, publish another extract. On the next
day, comment on three articles. On the next day 'like' three articles. Do nothing else.
13. As you reach $50 put in for your second redemption. You have a 99% chance of not getting it.

As you can see from the above, you have made $50 for virtually nothing. That you don't get your next 'Redemption' is not a loss. All of the items you published on Bubblews are mere summaries. The real articles are published elsewhere.

You can not be accused of 'Breaking the Rules'; as the Shills love to do. You won't be getting into any begging competition with a site which steals your work. Your work won't actually be stolen as it's simply a poor outline of what you intend to write.

And you got your $50.00

As To New Sites...?

Teckler

This was a must miss. It paid worse than any other site, ever. The rates were so low they made Wikinut look like a gold mine. Because it was a waste of key strokes to join this site it has gone down. Apparently forever.


Bein

This is another new site which clains to deal mainly with business. When one reaches $5.00 (calculated by some 'points' scheme) one is allegedly paid. I have met persons who claimed they were paid, Once. Then the 'points' required were doubled.

I don't believe it pays any more or is accepting articles.

Postanyarticle


This was an interesting site. It accepted short undecorated articles. It has been up and down and now appears to be permanently down.

It was part of a 'troika' of sites created by Aaron Coates; Expertpages, FullofKnowledge, and Postanyarticle.

All are dead.
Not unexpected.

Don't Jump

As I've posted before; don't jump into a site and give away your soul. Don't work yourself to death in expectation you will be paid.

Many sites do NOT pay.

Most of the Owners of writing sites are scam artistes. They have learned from the errors/successes or other scammers.

If you are an explorer, and not sure if a site is good, you follow the advice in Adventures in Writing.


Keep a set of recyclable articles, these are factual/historical items. These are articles you can retitle, juggle paragraphs, and publish over and over again under different nicknames..

Understand that scam sites have different payment schedules; i.e one might pay for the first article, may pay for the first month, may even pay three times, then, once a large enough user base is created, or enough valuable articles are received, cease to pay.

Understand there are thousands of online publishing sites, and it is very easy for the owner of the site to take your work and republish under his name elsewhere.

This is the sorry state of Online Writing Today.

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Bubblews, Bukisa, Hubpages, Online-Writing, Pay, Ponzi, Postanyarticle, Scams, Seekyt, Teckler, Topicspotter, Triond, Wikinut, Writing, Zujava

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author avatar Vickylass
5th Jan 2014 (#)

Good info on writing and paying sites. I wrote for Bubblews for a short period, influenced by some who were amazed at how easy it´s earn with them. After a while, I achieved to accummulate 35 dollars that I´m still waiting for them to pay them to me. Also, they blocked me out without a notice and without any explaination of why they had done so. To hell with them! If they aren´t scam, they´re quite like it. Triond used to be a very good one and I´m still with them, even though, one needs thousands of views to get a couple of dollars, but you know what I like best about them, despite their flaws, which are several of them? I like that on the 10th of each month whatever I´ve earned on such a month is sent into my Pay Pal account -work done and paid no matter how much! Thanks for sharing!

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author avatar kaylar
5th Jan 2014 (#)

You're very welcome. I love that about Triond and I'm told that PAA is the same. You get your money, like clockwork.

A really cool guy got onto Bubblews and wrote an article about it on Hubpages. He got like 100 comments, and then Arvind from Bubble contacted him to pay him.

Like the brother had put in for a payout MONTHs ago, never got it, wrote an article about it, and Arvind crawls along with the $ owed.

Make sur you always DELETE cookies when you leave Bubblews. They have a lot of spy ware which messes with your computer.

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author avatar madugundurukmini
6th Jan 2014 (#)

informative

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author avatar kaylar
6th Jan 2014 (#)

Thank you

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
6th Jan 2014 (#)

wow you have done your homework ...I will add yahoo and others I cannot even remember..only wikinut makes the grade and google plus..

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
6th Jan 2014 (#)

A well written and interesting post, kudos!

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author avatar Mariah
6th Jan 2014 (#)

You are definitely our expert on online information, I've learned a lot from your posts Kaylar,
Thank you

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author avatar kaylar
6th Jan 2014 (#)

I am honoured to be of help

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author avatar MarilynDavisatTIERS
6th Jan 2014 (#)

Good morning, Kaylar; thanks for an informative update. I'll plug your other article as helpful as well. It attracted my attention when you wrote it and I was just starting out here at Wikinut. Thanks for sharing this information with us. I appreciate it. ~Marilyn

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author avatar kaylar
7th Jan 2014 (#)

You are very welcome, glad to be of help.

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author avatar M G Singh
6th Jan 2014 (#)

Nice post, but you may be wrong on Bubblews. My girl friend is writing on it and has been paid 10 redemption in just 3 months.

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author avatar kaylar
7th Jan 2014 (#)

Madan, a scam only works when there are those who can say..."I was paid 10x." If everyone isn't paid you get the site going down, but as long as there are those who like your girlfriend are paid, it stays up.

She's just lucky...at some point she won't be paid.

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author avatar Retired
6th Jan 2014 (#)

This was an interesting article. You seem to have really done your research for this post. As with most things on the internet we must be careful because some of them do not last.

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author avatar kaylar
7th Jan 2014 (#)

Like most online writers, I'm always searching and trying sites. This is because I've got it down to a 'science', and also have contacts with those who also know the 'science'.

As I said in Adventures in Writing, I don't put my 'masterpiece' on any site I don't know, for a FACT, pays.

I don't mean that one 'taster' I mean sites like Wiki, Triond, Hubpages...and probably PAA, which pay on time everytime.

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author avatar kaylar
7th Jan 2014 (#)

Like most online writers, I'm always searching and trying sites. This is because I've got it down to a 'science', and also have contacts with those who also know the 'science'.

As I said in Adventures in Writing, I don't put my 'masterpiece' on any site I don't know, for a FACT, pays.

I don't mean that one 'taster' I mean sites like Wiki, Triond, Hubpages...and probably PAA, which pay on time everytime.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
7th Jan 2014 (#)

Thanks for the info. Very informative.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
7th Jan 2014 (#)

If something looks too good to be true, it usually is. Sad that they are out to pick the pockets of the most vulnerable and trusting. Thanks for the excellent share - siva

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author avatar kaylar
8th Jan 2014 (#)

Siva, that's what went thru my mind with Bubblews. How could they pay for comments? For Likes? Of course, I put myself forward and got the first pay out...then nothing more.

Oh, I got the occasional piece of A.I. spam, but they haven't paid since May.

I don't write there...and the few times I go on, I have a pile of cookies to delete.

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author avatar kaylar
15th Jan 2014 (#)

Bein has gone down; like Expertscolumn it was unsustainable. Postanyarticle is still functioning.

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author avatar kaylar
19th Jan 2014 (#)

Expertscolumn has come back on but it is impossible to log in or join. Bein has gone down. Postanyarticle seems legitimate.

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author avatar Claudia J. Rodriguez
31st Jan 2014 (#)

Thank you for this insightful and helpful post. You are so right about Helium. I have written for helium and have never received any pay.

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author avatar kaylar
31st Jan 2014 (#)

Helium will have you write a 1k well researched piece on Henry VIII then pay you nothing and publish another person's article.

I just can't be bothered.

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author avatar kaylar
20th Apr 2014 (#)

UPDATE
1) PAA--- still isn't paying
2)EXPERTSCOLUMN--pile of work to get published...not paying

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author avatar kaylar
8th Jun 2015 (#)

UPDATE
1) PAA is DOWN
2) EXPERTSCOLUMN is Up

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