What does myLot is for you, fun or "job"?

Italy
June 27, 2007 9:13am CST
Hi everybody, I was reading some discussions on myLot and I noticed a strange (for me) fact, so I opened this new discussion about it. The question is: what does myLot represent for you, just fun or almost a "second job"? Today I saw lot of persons writing hundreds of posts on myLot and talking about a monthly "goal" or about a minimun sum of money to reach, so I thought: and what about the fun of writing and discussing all kind o arguments with people from all over the world? Do you really surf myLot only as a way to earn some extra money?
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33 responses
• Australia
28 Jun 07
I do it for abit of fun. Somedays i might get to make 50posts & other days 2, or even none.If there is a topic i don't really have a great answer for, i don't waste mine & other peoples time replying. Sometimes i surf messages for ages before i even reply. I haven't been on mylot for a few months, so it certaintly isn't for the money.Im a stay at home mum, so its abit of fun & any $$$ I do make is only a bonus & i use the money on ebay to buy myself, my son, or my hubby something.Hes gotten some lovely things & it never effects our budjet which we both love & im doing it by "earning it" which i enjoy coz my main job being a mum & wife is not paid with money, so its nice to feeli can do that!Even if its only a little bit!! Sorry so long!
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• Italy
28 Jun 07
Don't mind about it, I love when someone opens his/her heart just like you, even if the messages are long as yours :) I liked your reply 'cause it's full of mummy-sweetness and responsability towards your family. I hope you have great fun on myLot; then the idea of using myLot earned cash on ebay was effectively not so bad at all, for example using it to buy something small but unexpected or useful for everyday's life without effects on family's budget. Nice idea!
• Italy
24 Jan 08
mylot is the best
• Singapore
28 Jun 07
For me, mylot is a place to improve english, earn extra money, make friends, for fun.
• Italy
28 Jun 07
Oh, another fact I didn't mention before: "myLot as a place to improve English". As you perhaps could see from my myLot profile (I'm almost new here so I still don't know what you can see on other users' profiles) I'm not an English mothertongue user: I'm Italian and myLot is a good chance to freely improve my average (as you can sometimes see in my posts..) English. I don't ignore that the possibility to earn extramoney could be important to some users, but I think that without a great amount of fun myLot would be so boring... :)
@hinocki (670)
• Italy
29 Jun 07
It's a fun at all. My job is my real job.
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@bob1983 (31)
• Italy
28 Jun 07
I don't know very well yet, because I'm using mylot from a little bit of time and, I tell you the truth, at the first time I decided to use it only for money. Maybe, after some time, I'll begin to improve the site only for fun!
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@dragan80 (920)
• Italy
28 Jun 07
It's not strange question for me I think MyLot is not only a fun, but it is also a mini-job
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• India
28 Jun 07
I am not here for the money alone.This is my answer.I am being helped out by other members very well in areas where I do not have any knowledge.Mylot seems to be like an encyclopedia wherein you ask for anything and the answer comes in many forms and shapes.It makes us think in different angles.All possibilities for method can be learned very well.
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@robin121 (16)
• India
28 Jun 07
as i m ner to mylot so i have not earn yet so please let me know the clue to earn good money if possible still its fun to spend time over here
• Italy
28 Jun 07
I don't really know, I'm brand new just like you as you can see in my post rating near my nickname and I'm only looking for some fun here: I don't really mind about reaching the payout every month (then it's my first month here, eheh :)
• United States
27 Jun 07
i do for now just trying to make some extra cash i got in a fight with my boss over a work injury and long story made short its my fault i had an injury and im a liar so yeah got mad and quit now im on my lot trying to have "fun" and i dnt know how much this thing gives u so yeah
• Italy
28 Jun 07
If I rightly understood you could have an interesting story about you and your work: if you agree why don't you tell it to us? (I love reading strange stories other users post on myLot, even if I don't know how confidential and personal your story could be)
• United States
27 Jun 07
Just to meet friends....would be a "job" if the payout was bigger at one time.
• Italy
28 Jun 07
Wow, what an honour! Did you write your first message on myLot to answer my question? :) It makes me very glad!
• India
27 Jun 07
Well, I think it's mostly fun, for one thing they don't pay us enough for it to be a 'job'. I doubt if anyone can support themselves on this kind of money and I'm sure that if you spend the time at a Real job you would earn far more but it's nice to be paid Something though.
• Italy
28 Jun 07
..and you're the 4th! Perhaps I didn't correctly write it in the first post: I meant that before opening this discussion I read too much people (in my opinion) writing something like "How much do you earn every month?" "What's your monthly myLot goal?" "How can I increase my earnings?" and so on, AS IF myLot was only an online earning-system without the fun element. So I opened this discussion to talk about it, but perhaps I didn't explain the "core point" as well as I'd like to. ..then it's obvious that myLot can't be a real job in the common sense of the word!
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
its more of fun for me. More than the payment, i do enjoy sharing my ideas and at the same time learning of how other people feel about my questions. Money is out of the question here because the money that you get from mylot cannot really provide for your daily living. If youre looking for a job that pays well, you have to look for another online job that promises thousands of dollars in an instant.
• Italy
28 Jun 07
Yes, that's the point: I love Internet 'cause it let me share my ideas with other people in the world, it's incredible! Let's read better: i jokingly write "job", it's obvious i didn't mean a "real job" but "almost an online (second) job". Is the difference clear? you're the third writing the same thing, so i'm starting to think i could have been misunderstood.
@touchnshine (2821)
• India
27 Jun 07
Dear kobayashi My lot is a fun site basically .. but I have seen many users take it as both -- fun as well as -- money so I don't think there is anything bad in it .. The money they earn motivates them a lot to come back again on mylot. Though the earning is not that much but it gives a satisfaction. I take the money as bonus :)
• Italy
27 Jun 07
Dear touchnshine, I don't think there's anything "bad" in it; I only noticed how many users open discussions as they only have in mind their own goal to reach (number of posts, minimun monthly amount of money and so on) and not the fun in joining myLot. As I first said: I consider the money as a well-coming (does this compound word exist in English? I forgot!) bonus, nothing more: my monthly goal is the fun! (even if I don't absolutely want to put my own idea of myLot over the other ones)
@omupas (1243)
• United States
27 Jun 07
MyLot is more fun than anything else for me, the money that comes along with it is secondary. I use other things online to earn income from, and while I do have set goals for what I accomplish on myLot, I make more money doing other things. So for me, I like the discussions moreso than the money making aspect. I enjoy exchanging thoughts and ideas with other people. If myLot stopped paying, I'm sure I'd still log in and be a part of this community.
• Italy
27 Jun 07
"If myLot stopped paying, I'm sure I'd still login and be a part of this community" -- I can't affirm the same for the moment, but only because I'm almost new in myLot (look at my post rating!)and I have to understand if this kind of forum is good enough for me. I'm joining 3-4 more forums than myLot in Internet (non-paying forum) just for fun, and even if there are not earning possibilites I don't mind, 'cause I just love the way I can freely talk in it.
@pallidyne (858)
• United States
27 Jun 07
If money was the only goal, it'd be damn boring. I can't just continually type up meaningless tripe-- Even if it is just relationship advice, or how cute the rabbits are at the park--- there has to be something to it for me to post at all. Something that is important to me. (Yes, the bunnies at the part are important to me..)
• Italy
27 Jun 07
Ok, that's exactly what I meant when I opened this discussion today: how can people "spam" every thread writing non-sense only to earn a little extra sum of cash? I don't say that the earning-system is not important at all (if it wasn't, myLot wouldn't have almost 100k users), but I need some fun when I made everything in my life.
@creationhub (3068)
• Malaysia
27 Jun 07
Mylot is both fun and job to me. I too have high aspiration to earn good money here. It is not happening yet but I need to be patient. It is not easy to spend a lot of time at mylot so I have to rely on my getting active referrals to help out maximise the earnings.
• Italy
27 Jun 07
Ok, that's a sincere answer. I'm agree on the argument of time: to earn average/good money you have to spend a lot of time on myLot, and I think that if myLot is seen as a work by someone it become even more difficult to reach an average payout because there is the anxiety to earn much money. I prefer to enjoy myLot 'cause i'm able to talk about every argument in the world with people living in all the 4 corners of the Earth :)
• India
28 Jun 07
it's just fun, not a job anyway, i mylot in between gaps from orkut and yahoo messenger
@venshida (4837)
• United States
28 Jun 07
It's for fun. The extra money is just a fringe. The money is not something I count on. There are months when I don't even meet payout but that is fine with me. If someone can make enough to pay a bill every month here that's great, I am happy for them. You have to spend a lot of time here to make any kind of money. I prefer to do other things with my time.
@magikrose (5423)
• United States
28 Jun 07
For me it is both fun and job. Icomr to mylot for 1 because I actually enjoy responding to discussions. PLus I get to earn money for having an opnion. Couldent get any better.
• Australia
28 Jun 07
Whilst i thought it would be fun, i primarily joined because of the financial perks, only to realise that it's not that great in that either. I've been quite disappointed, so i'd say it's neither for now.
• United States
28 Jun 07
I really enjoy the discussions here on mylot, and I enjoy writing-even though I am not really good at it-I also enjoy seeing the other responses to the discussions. I don't have a goal set for myself as far as money goes, right now my schedule is kind of hectic, so I never know when I will be on mylot. I think the earnings part of mylot is just an added bonus, for me the fun part is the discussions. I have also seen the other posts about how much people are earning or making a goal to earn. I just read the discussions and join in on the ones that interest me.