I have my first referral! Now what?

@sacmom (14347)
United States
December 30, 2007 2:06am CST
After being on here for over 10 months I finally have my first referral! The only problem is, the referral is my husband and I don't see him posting on mylot much, especially since I'm the one who uses our desktop computer the majority of the time (other than our kids, that is LOL). Well, maybe things will change once he gets the hang of things here. :P Do you have any family members that are mylot members? Did you refer them or did they refer you?
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@chunter (1761)
• Singapore
30 Dec 07
Most people who got referrals, the referrals usually don't do as much like you said... Not sure about mylot terms and conditions about 2 or more accounts from the same IP address....if that is allowed, you can set up two PCs for you and your husband to use Nope...I don't refer my family members...
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@sacmom (14347)
• United States
30 Dec 07
I'm pretty sure it is allowed, so long as we have separate pay pal accounts. Though I better double check to be certain as I don't want to be breaking the rules! We do have 2 PCs, the only problem is, we have dial up and share the one line.
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@lala766 (243)
• United States
14 Feb 08
I wish I could get one referral!! My hubby will not do it at all. He has no time. Maybe I can convince someone to join soon. Congrats on you referral.
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
30 Dec 07
Now you just hope that he uses myLot quite a bit so that you will make some extra money and maybe he will get referrals that can help too. Maybe he will like it quite a bit after he gets used to it. It took me a while to get used to this site when I first started out. None of my referrals are on here anymore and gave up trying to get more people. None of my family members are on here and have no interest or time to use myLot.
@valerie37 (969)
• United States
14 Feb 08
I sent my 18 y/o daughter an invite. She would be my only referral so far. Problem is I sent the invite about 4 days ago and she still hasn't even joined.
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@sacmom (14347)
• United States
15 Feb 08
Hopefully she will join soon! :) I tried to refer a couple of friends of mine a few months after I signed up and got my first payment. However, they never bothered to join. It's too bad for them as they are missing out on all the fun! :)
@chrislotz (8207)
• Canada
8 Jan 08
I thought you can't have someone sign up with the same IP address. I could be wrong but if I were you I would maybe check with mylot to find out before he does do a lot of posting and then they cancel his account. I don't have any family members as referrals but I am a downline from my nephew. I have 5 referrals but I don't know them personally, they signed up from my blogg, but they don't work the site. One of them signed up 2 months ago and did 5 responses on the first day and then never came back. Another 3 signed up 2 months ago also and have never posted a thing. I tried to send them PM's but of course they don't answer them because they haven't been back. I then have one that signed up 1 month ago and posted one response and has never returned either. I don't know why people sign up and then never come back to see what the site is about or to work it. Why waste their time.
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@sacmom (14347)
• United States
9 Jan 08
Don't worry Chris. I looked it up again after posting this discussion and saw that people that share the same ISP can have their own mylot account. But thank you for your concern. :)
@sunshine4 (8710)
• United States
2 Jan 08
I have 2 referrals for this site and they do nothing. Like someone said, your referrals don't usually do as much as we do. Also, be careful....I know some sites don't let you have referrals that use the same computer as you~it is considered cheating. I don't know the rules on that with this site, but have read it on some.
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@sacmom (14347)
• United States
3 Jan 08
Don't worry sunshine. I looked it up and checked again after someone made a comment about it (just look at the first response I received). It is not against the rules, though MyLot will keep a closer eye on these two accounts since it's from the same ISP.
@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
31 Dec 07
-"After being on here for over 10 months I finally have my first referral!"- Grats to you Sacmom. -"The only problem is, the referral is my husband and I don't see him posting on mylot much, especially since I'm the one who uses our desktop computer the majority of the time (other than our kids, that is LOL)."- Get another desktop or laptop! Plenty of them can be found online and at some low price ranges (desktops $300-500, laptops $500-750; sites: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com). That or tell hubby to get on The Lot more often! -"Well, maybe things will change once he gets the hang of things here.:P"- Yeah, it takes awhile to just ease in sometimes, especially if you aren't use to it at all. You can at least encourage him a bit and convince him we're not all ogres or anything. -"Do you have any family members that are mylot members?"- Nope, none.
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@sacmom (14347)
• United States
31 Dec 07
Thanks Pro! We do have a laptop as well, but neither of us use it much as we (meaning me LOL) prefer using the desktop and are on dial up. Unfortunately we can't get cable or DSL where we live (which is out in the sticks LOL), so we are basically stuck with using one computer. LOL at 'ogres'! He thinks mylot is pretty cool, though he's more into reading the things on here rather than posting discussions and replies. :P
@Polly1 (12651)
• United States
31 Dec 07
Congrats on getting your first referral, at least you can keep the money in the family, hehe. I have 8 referrals and none of them do anything, oh well. I used to try to get referrals, not anymore. I did tell some of my family about mylot, they weren't interested. Their loss, personally I really like mylot whether they paid or not.
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@sacmom (14347)
• United States
31 Dec 07
Me too. Though I also like the money that comes along with it, even if it is just pennies a day. :P
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
30 Dec 07
I have 10 referrals, non is active...lol I am not sure if your husband can be your referral, as you use the same IP. Mylot may have problem with it. You can check it out, I am not sure if this is right or not.
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@sacmom (14347)
• United States
31 Dec 07
Thanks for your concern polachicago. I have read the guidelines for this and it IS allowed (look at my reply to the very first response and you'll see what I mean).
@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
30 Dec 07
My husband just joined too, and i referred him. I dont see him lasting long either, but i may be wrong. I am guessing after he gets to about 4 or 500 posts, if he makes it that far, he will give up and stop coming on to mylot. It sure is hard to get referrals isn't it ??
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@sacmom (14347)
• United States
31 Dec 07
It sure is! I gave up on trying to get any referrals as nobody I know wants to join.
@foxyfire33 (10017)
• United States
30 Dec 07
I sure hope I don't lol and I wouldn't want to. Mylot is the one place I can talk freely so it would b very awkward if I had a family member here...particularly certain ones. I guess since your referral is your husband there's not much you need to do...other than encouraging him to post more. If it was someone you didn't know you'd probably want to make sure they were a friend, PM them with encouragement and advice and welcome them here...you can do that with your husband offline. Of course this is just what I would do, I'm still waiting for that first referral.
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@sacmom (14347)
• United States
31 Dec 07
Hahaha! I hear you foxyfire! I too have certain family members that I would not ever refer here. This is my place to vent freely if needed (yes, about them) and I couldn't do that here if they were here, now could I? Though if they were to 'stumble' accidentally onto mylot on their own (with no help from me), they may not recognize me anyway, so I would still be in the clear! LOL
@ESKARENA1 (18304)
30 Dec 07
well, like you I reffered my husband and like yours he doesnt come on here much at all. Even when he does come on here he tends to use this account anyway. Oh well, guess ill never be rich
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@sacmom (14347)
• United States
31 Dec 07
Since joining, my husband does go on Mylot, the only problem is, is that he would rather read peoples discussions and the responses they get, rather than join in on the fun. :P I certainly can't get "rich" this way. ;) LOL Hopefully this will change soon as I'd love him to become a regular member, though it certainly wouldn't be for the money! LOL Even though my husband isn't very active (other than the reading he does on here, that is) I'd rather him have his own account on here, than use mine. My account is just that...mine. I've seen some other mylotters do this and it gets rather confusing when people are sharing one account. It makes me wonder if I'm "talking" to the person that made the account, or to someone else. LOL
@lols189 (4798)
14 Feb 08
my sister is a member of mylot and she is the one who referred me to this site and i am glad she did as i really enjoy being a member of mylot
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@byfaithonly (10717)
• United States
4 Jan 08
My daughter is a member of myLot but when she joined I messed up and gave her the wrong link so she didn't show up as my referral. Oh well, she's not active so I'm not missing out on much. I have 12 referrals and only 3 have been active at all and then not very much.
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• United States
2 Jan 08
I think I have like 22 referrals and none of them post anymore. Some of them posted for a few days and then just never logged back on anymore. I don't have any family as my referrals though.
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@guss2000 (2234)
• United States
2 Jan 08
I have 2 refs and neither of them do anything :( I should get my boyfriend to sign up-- maybe he could post about cars or trucking or something. I wonder if I beg him, if he will try it. He is a talker, so he might like it.
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
2 Jan 08
I have 12 referrals & none of them are family members. None of them are active now. It is VERY difficult to keep referrals active. Hope your husband enjoys My Lot.
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@williamjisir (22909)
• China
31 Dec 07
Hello dear sacmom. It is good to know that you have your hubby as your referral. Well, I have already invited my niece as my referral, but as she is at college without having much chance to use computer, she is seldom seen mylotting. It is a nice thing to have some active referrals to help make easy earnings at mylot. Thanks for your discussion, my dear friend.
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@nkhanna (926)
• India
31 Dec 07
well i am the referral of my partner.he send me this link and i became the member.most surprisingly since he is so busy in his work that he never gets time to be on mylot.i spend much time on mylot than him.but its good that he is earning as well form my earnings.i am happy for him.i think its only worth having referrals if your referrals participate in it otherwise its of no use.
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@jiangli (363)
• China
31 Dec 07
Despite I have 67 referrals during four monthes ,But none of them is active ,It makes me feel despressed .most of them are strangers for me
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@vanities (11336)
• Davao, Philippines
31 Dec 07
well yeah i do recruit my husband but hes too busy now adays that he cant be in my lot ...maybe in his right time he will be active...i also recruited my daughter and yes she was active for sometime but lately shes been busy travelling..it is related to work ..