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Star was founded by Arvind Dixit in Feb. 2012, and the concept behind it is quite revolutionary. It is a place where people can post, like, and comment (just like Facebook) and get paid for doing so. The motto for the site is, “Speak Freely. Write Your World.” So, after almost two years, how is the site doing now?

Since joining Bubblews in Mar. 2013, I have observed some real growing pains, but the reason for that is that Bubblews is really growing! In the early stages, the site was quite slow, and the administrators made the necessary changes to operate much more efficiently and enjoyably. Coping with a continued surge in users, the company has incrementally dealt with the growth by tweaking the site.

You can read a tutorial about how to use Bubblews here.

Bubblews pays users in three ways: Paypal, checks, or items purchased and sent. Having utilized Paypal for my payments, I have been paid every penny that was due me. This has really seemed quite generous for just having some fun on Bubblews. It sometimes takes a while for the payments to be processed, and some users get very irate at having to wait. Each user’s contributions are screened to be sure no site rules have been broken, and that sometimes takes a while. The minimum threshold for redemption has been raised from $25.00 to $50.00, and that seems to have made redemptions timelier.

The content on Bubblews varies, and that is what makes the whole experience much more fun than the average writing site. Although site rules require the use of the English language, there are obviously many people for whom English is the second language. While a few readers may be perturbed by the occasional broken English, most people find the cultural exchange an integral part of Bubblews. There seem to be quite a few people from the Philippines on there, and they are quite delightful.

The content is divided into categories, and if you want to read about food, you certainly can. There is no shortage of material on Bubblews, and merely clicking “like” or writing the occasional comment is how the whole thing works. The reciprocal back and forth, familiar from Facebook and other social media sites, actually generates income for users that can be seen in “the bank.”

The potential for income is probably unlimited, although you are allowed only 10 posts a day. Liking and commenting can be done around the clock, and it seems that some do. Before the change in redemption amounts, many users were cashing out for $25 every day.

There are reviews for this site that discuss some kind of Bubblews scam, but this is not the case. While there may be the odd user that is still owed some money, the administrators are making every effort to catch up. The support staff, led by the 25-year-old Arvind Dixit, is very accessible on the site. There are also many who have broken rules such as posting less than the required 400 characters, and as the site clearly states, they will not be paid.

This site is the real deal. The exciting thing is that there are users around the world generating some serious income where they live, providing for a better standard of living for their family. Wherever you live, getting $50 every few days is not so bad for doing what you were doing anyway: posting, liking, and commenting on social media.

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