In 2008 Bukisa was the rival of Triond. Like Triond, the site paid you. Hence there wasn't any Adsense or other such wait and see; one was paid directly from the site on a regular basis.
At one point, Bukisa received MORE hits than Triond. Many people wrote for both sites.
Bukisa wasn't as intuitive as Triond so posting there was a bit more involved, however, many wrote for the site and received their pennies.
Triond decided to have a double tier policy. If one chose, one could be paid by Adsense as well as by Triond. This meant twice as many Ads on the site. Some people opted in, some didn't.
Bukisa, however, decided to stop paying it's contributors and have them paid by Adsense or Chitka ONLY.
Now this is always a discomfort for writers as Adsense, no matter how one tries to tweak it, is very clumsy and often doesn't give one the information they want; that is; how much money did I make this month?
Once Bukisa took this route, many writers just couldn't bother any more. Hence hits began to decline as writers stopped contributing.
One assumed that it would either go out of business or do something to entice writers; which is paying from the site so that one can go to their account and see how much money they earned this month.
Well, they did Do something.
Bukisa has redesigned the site in such a way that:
a) Users can not Publish
b) Newbies can't join.
If you are a previous user of Bukisa and log on, you can not submit any work. If you press the publish button you get an error message. If you are a Newbie, the email you receive comes without an activation code.
You can try publishing at any hour of the day or night, and will be told; "Bukisa is momentarily off line."
If you want to join Bukisa you will Never get an activation code. You can get 1k emails and not One will have the code.
It's probably the worst designed site on the Internet.
Poor Bukisa, can't do anything right.