How do you manage your myLot account?

@laridbz (1287)
China
June 26, 2007 4:37pm CST
I'm asking this question specially for old users, but of course I welcome new and not-so-old users (like me) to answer this discussion. I'd like to know how you manage your account. It includes basically everything: 1. Amount of discussions you start (daily); 2. Amount of answers you get for each of your discussions; 3. Amount of responses you post on other's discussions (daily); 4. Amount of (active) referrals you got; 5. The minimum payment you chose (and why); 6. Amount of friends you got here; 7. The average of your monthly earnings (if you don't mind sharing, of course). It's ok if you don't want to share some of these things, and it's also ok if you want to add something else. Thank you all!
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20 responses
• United States
27 Jun 07
Items 1, 2, 3. I keep track of each day, 4. I dont have any referrals. 5. I have the lowest ($10.00) payout because I was not sure if myLot would last and I did not want them to disappear while still owing me a larger sum of money. 6. Always keep my friends at less than 150 as that amount I can give my full attention to. 6. It is against the rules to give actual earnings.
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@laridbz (1287)
• China
27 Jun 07
Are you sure it's against the rules to say the average earnings? I've seen so many people taking about it before... Well, anyway, sorry for asking that then, and thanks for responding the other things. :)
@mrsbrian (1951)
• United States
27 Jun 07
It is against Mylot rules to discuss earnings,Im not sure why people dont read and follow the guidelines when they sign up, I also see a lot of the being posted but i think they get deleted as soon as the Mylot police catch them.
• United States
27 Jun 07
Yes I am sure. It come under the following copied from discussion guidelines: Dont..Post anything that discloses your personal information or others' personal information. We do not disclose it to anyone for good reason.
@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
27 Jun 07
Really I don't manage it or break it down in such ways. Mainly I just post for fun and the money is a nice bonus. In order: 1. I have so set amount of discussions that I start daily. When I think of a topic I post it. It's as simple as that. I have gone over a week without posting any new discussion topics of my own. 2. The amount of answers I receive to my discussions varies on the topic of the discussion and where it is placed. There is no firm answer here. I've had some with only 1 or 2 replies and others with 70+. Certain topics do attract more people than others, but I don't base my discussions on the amount of answers I will get. I try to post something that I find interesting. 3. Again there is no set amount of discussions I reply to on a daily basis. Basically I check my friends discussions first, then new or recent discussions, discussions with no replies and then discussions from my interests. I just answer whatever interests me at the time. 4. Zero active referrals. I do have one referral but that person is inactive. 5. I will cash out the least amount which is $10.00 for me. If I have the option of cashing out I will. There is no reason to have them hang on to my money. Besides if the site folds for some reason I would like to have cashed out as much as possible. 6. I have at least 200 friends at this point. I try to add friends when I can. I will give everyone a chance. However, if they never respond to my discussions, or worse don't respond to my answers in their discussions I cut them loose from my friends list. I don't like the idea of typing for my own benefit, or rather for nothing. 7. I make over the minimum payout that I have chosen consistently on a monthly basis. It's actually very easy to do, at least for me.
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
27 Jun 07
I try to respond to at least 10 discussions and start 3 topics a day, this is my maximum limit now. I also try to comment to every single responses my friends made. I'm not bothered with amount of responses I received to my topics, it's good enough for me if someone can relate to it or maybe give it different perspectives, it can be BR already. I chose lowest min payout, since paypal doesn't charge to receive that amount anyway. My earning is up and down every day, I don't know on what base I can calculate the average, but I think it's more than 1 cent. What's up, my friend? why so many questions? :)
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@laridbz (1287)
• China
27 Jun 07
I kind of have no goals in here. I check the discussions, respond only to what I think it's worthy and don't create too many discussions myself. I'd like to know if you guys follow some kind of system in here, you know? And if you do, what's the best. Only that. :) And thanks for responding!
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
27 Jun 07
Honestly, I really do not keep track of any numbers here as far as discussions I create or respond to. I post as much as I can when I am able to be online. I have a good amount of very good friends here that I love communicating with. I only have one active referral as the others ones either stopped using the site or had no interest. I am usually over $15 a month here on myLot.
@laridbz (1287)
• China
27 Jun 07
I have only one referral, and he is not very active. Thanks for responding, honey! :)
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
27 Jun 07
I don't start many discussions since innocent ones can be deleted. I try to respond to up to 50 a day since I like to make a dollar or more a day. However, since I have worked a few days I have made much more that I ever could on Mylot so it took a back seat. I could care less about the number of responses although I do like my friends coming and saying something in response to them. I have 4 referrals and 1 is truly active. I know the others are dealing with some things and so when that is taken care of they will become active also. I set the payment at 10 since I hit that easily and over that is gravy. I would be in trouble for sharing the amount however you can do some math with what I have told you thus far. Good luck with this. I am here to make some pocket money and the friends are true bonuses. There are too many glitches here to make this a fun site, especially with invisible moderators and poor emailing system. I do appreciate the pocket money so I stick around for as long as it lasts.
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@laridbz (1287)
• China
27 Jun 07
Sorry, I didn't know it was against the rules to share the average earnings, as I've seen a lot of discussions about this subject before. Thanks for responding, sweetie! :)
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I don't have any set goals yet..I just go with the flow..I look each day to see what I have done and try to do the same or more. It all depends on the day..I chose to reach $25.00 before I get paid. Not sure why..I haven't had a pay yet.
@laridbz (1287)
• China
27 Jun 07
Although I have more than 300 posts and I'm in my second month here, I haven't set any goals either. That's why I'm asking you guys. :D
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
26 Jun 07
I don't I just do what I can get done I do not set targets or anything like that I will be on here most of the Day but I do other work on here and so I will do what I can on here it can range between 30 to 100 Responses a Day Discussions I will do when I know what to write there can be Days I will not do any and then Days where I can do 2-4
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@laridbz (1287)
• China
26 Jun 07
Alright, Gabs! Thanks. ;)
@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
27 Jun 07
My activity here is pretty random actually. =p 1:probably one or two a week 2: varies, though probably averages about 30 or so 3: varies widely. Some days I'm not on at all and others I might do 20 responses or so 4: 0 active referrals for me 5: $10, because I'm too nervous about sites shutting down, since it has happened to me a lot in the past 6: 300 something friends! 7: Like everything else, this varies widely. Usually $20-$40 a month You'd think with my having been here since January, I would have more of a system worked out, but I pretty much just get on when I feel like it and do whatever. =p
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@laridbz (1287)
• China
27 Jun 07
Hello, sweetie! Well, you get some nice earnings! I'm pretty random too, and I usually don't log in during weekends and stuff. And just like you, I just do whatever I feel like, but I was wondering if you guys had a system and some goals to achieve. Thanks for responding, my friend! :)
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
28 Jun 07
*hugs Transdisc* Thanks. =)
@kitkat1 (1227)
• Canada
27 Jun 07
Hello my friend i dont mind sharing my methods if it helps someone out that is great so i will give you my list as follows my friend. 1. I do not start discussion daily but i usually start at least 20 new discussions a month. 2. The amounts of answers i get to my discussions vary of course but they are usually between 12 and 40 hopefully someday soon they will be higher than that though. 3. I try to post at least to ten other discussions a day as my time on mylot is limited where i work 5 days a week and have a family to tend to. 4. At present i only have one active referral as i have not added any more yet but i do plan to soon the more the better. 5. I have my minimum payment set for 25.00 right now i am considering upping that though i like to have a good amount when my payout comes to me and it gives me something to work towards. 6. My friends list at present is 227 and growing every day. 7. my average monthly earning right now are not that high about 10 at the moment but i am not as active as i would like to be either right now and having a dial up internet slows things down as well maybe when i get high speed it will work a little faster. Thats all from me hope it is what you are looking for.
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@laridbz (1287)
• China
27 Jun 07
Hi, my friend! I don't have any "second intentions" with this discussion, I really just want to know what methods you use and if they work fine. Like it was said before, we can interpretate data and get to a conclusion, but it wasn't my original idea. Thanks for responding!
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@kitkat1 (1227)
• Canada
3 Jul 07
Thanks for the best response my friend
@magica (3710)
• Bulgaria
28 Jun 07
If you treat your participation here as kind of job and you need to make a business plan -i advice you not to do you.There are no rules. The rules and the strategy kill the pleasure of the contact with some good friends here. If you for example today you meet just some few interesting discussions or just dont have mood to write- you will miss your daily plan. Will you feel guilty?:-)
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@laridbz (1287)
• China
29 Jun 07
Hi, Magica. No, I don't treat it as a job. I treat it as entertainment. But what the heck, if there's a way to earn with entertainment, why not do it the best way possible? ;) So no, I won't feel guilty! Hahaha! :)
27 Jun 07
What do you count as old? I've been here for 6months, which I personally don't count as a lot but I'll share. :) 1. I make between 3-5 (normally lower, sometimes higher) 2. This is always random but to every 10, I post around 4 to different users and how many I can reply too. 3. When I'm in the swing between 100 to 150 (of course not always) 4. None. (I have 11 though) 5. $100, tasting the system but it's a figure I'd like to hit monthly. (to test my tips/advice) 6. I have a long list, never counted but I have about 10+ friends I'd count. would be more but some have sadly left. 7. I don't want to mention, as I don't like to gloat or seem like I am but 5. (it's normally less but now I could if I wanted) ~Joey
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@laridbz (1287)
• China
28 Jun 07
Hi, Joey! Thanks for sharing!
27 Jun 07
I am new here just started using mylot ome few days ago and i hardly have time to share views and opinions here i just want to get here and meet people i am not really interested in the pay just coming here and making new friends.
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@laridbz (1287)
• China
28 Jun 07
OK then! Thanks!
@Stiletto (4584)
27 Jun 07
I very rarely start new discussions - maybe only a couple of times a month. I average about 15 - 20 responses to them I think but sometimes it's less and a few times it's been more. Depends what they're about. I post about 10 - 30 responses a day. I work online so I only really come on myLot when I want a break so it tends to be off and on through the day. I have zero active referrals I chose $10 as minimum payment. I never, ever leave money lying in things like myLot. MyLot could disappear tomorrow and so would any money that had been accumulated. Average monthly earnings are around $10 - occasionally more but not a lot more and sometimes it takes me a couple of months to reach payout - especially when I'm finding myLot boring as I am a bit at the moment.
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@laridbz (1287)
• China
27 Jun 07
Hi, Stiletto! Thanks for your nice post and for sharing information! :) Good luck!
• United States
27 Jun 07
The only goal I have set for myself is to make about 30 cents each day. I really haven't figured out exactly how many responses it takes me to get there, but I seem to be doing enough, since I have made at least that amount nearly every day since I set my goal. I don't really start a whole lot of new discussions of my own, because I often can't think of great topics. As for referrals, I only have two so far: one has never posted, and the other seems to have gotten bored pretty quickly. I definitely would like to get some active referrals! I've got my minimum payment set at $10. If I can keep my responding active enough to make 30 cents or more every day, I should be able to make my payout amount every month!
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@laridbz (1287)
• China
27 Jun 07
Yes, you will! :) That's the average I'm making too. Sometimes more, sometimes less. Thanks for responding, sweetie!
@wachit14 (3600)
• United States
27 Jun 07
I used to have daily goals, but not anymore. It took the fun out of it for me to have to post a minimum amount or to have to start a discussion in the hopes that it would be successful. I do what I can and I don't worry about the referrals. I won't share the earnings portion though. In the end this is more of a hobby than anything else for me and any money I earn is just an added bonus.
@laridbz (1287)
• China
27 Jun 07
It's ok, thanks for responding! :)
@charms88 (7541)
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
1. I normally post one thread daily but lately I rarely post a new one as my time is very limited nowadays. 2. Depends on the topics I posted. It ranges from 50 to over 100 plus. Its still hard work as you need to comment back on every responses. 3. I used to respond to as many as 60 to 70 responses a day. Its down to 30 or lower these past few weeks. 4. I don't have any single referral. I work alone and I'm fine with it. 5. $10 minimum payout and have all my earnings accumulated at my account. I didn't withdraw any single cents yet. 6. I have over 250 plus friends but I can only count on my fingers the number of friends who really supported me in all my threads. It just doesn't make sense to me why some posters like to be added on my list but never partake in any of my threads. 7. I won't divulge my monthly earnings. All I can is that mylot had greatly reduced our earnings nowadays. Its higher when I first started out.
@laridbz (1287)
• China
27 Jun 07
Hi, charms! Thanks for responding here! Cheers. :)
@raj0019 (2627)
• Argentina
27 Jun 07
1. I stop with 1 discussion for next few days 2. Amount of answers i get for each of my discussions are not sure. They vary according to topic 3. I post 10-30 responses daily 4. I have 29 inactive referrals 5. The minimum payment you chose is $10 6. I have over 250 friends here 7. The average of your monthly earnings is less than $10
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@laridbz (1287)
• China
27 Jun 07
Hi, sweetie! Thanks for responding! :)
@KrauseHome (35529)
• United States
27 Jun 07
Well, lately since I work Full time, I come in here when I can. And on my days off, or time I have to come in here and Post, I make sure and post at least 30 posts that day. As for the amount of answers I get for each discussion I find a lot of times, it depends on what time I post them, and also the type of discussion that I start. I also make sure and respond back to each of them when I can to help keep all of the discussions going as well. The amount of Earnings I have chosen most months is just the $10, but there are a couple of times I made over $25 in one month. Lately, I do not have the time to spend in here to get over $25 in a month, but I am already over $10 this month so that is nice. I have a lot of Friends in here. Not sure how many of them are still active though, but I feel anyone here who takes time to be Active and respond back and forth to the Discussions I start, then I will make sure and take time to post back to one of theirs as well. This is also a Great way to develop strong friendships on here with someone as well. Well, I continuously am having Fun being a member here in myLot, and hope you continue to do so as well.
@laridbz (1287)
• China
27 Jun 07
Hello, my friend. Thanks for sharing and for your nice post! Cheers! :)
@axter69 (379)
27 Jun 07
to be honest the money is a bonus I am not sure if I will ever even take it out I am just here as I enjoy the diffrent topics.
@laridbz (1287)
• China
27 Jun 07
Ok, thanks! :)
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
27 Jun 07
My availability of time is not the same everyday. Hence I do not fix up any goal. How much ever I can , I will keep posting. If any topic strikes, then I will post a discussion.
@laridbz (1287)
• China
27 Jun 07
Thank you, buchi!