Can you really make a profit?

@JKostura (107)
United States
February 19, 2008 1:01pm CST
Hi everyone! Ok..so I am very new to Mylot and am really enjoying reading and responding to discussions...Obviously I understand the basic conscept of this site. I was just wondering..what are your experiences w/ Mylot? Has anyone really made a decent amount (without asking to personal of a question) of money? I'm always searching to find legitimate ways to make some extra cash. If you have any tips of how to better my experience w/ this site, I would love to hear them!! Thank you!
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24 responses
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
20 Feb 08
You'll most earn here through postings, uploading images and through referrals. But all of it depends on your participation here, on how active you are and the average of posts you make. As for me, I have been a member here for more than a year now and I haven't experience of not getting paid. We can earn here though not that much, but the best thing is the legitimacy of this site..
@JKostura (107)
• United States
21 Feb 08
Yeah, I'll agree. Mylot has a much safer feel to it then most of the sites out there. Plus, I dont get alot of "adult" time thru out the day, so this is what I call relaxing. And..if while relaxing I can make a little extra cash, I'll definitly be happy! Thanks for your response!
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• Canada
20 Feb 08
I joined about a week ago and my earning are up to ninety-eight cents as of the earnings update yesterday. I often wonder where on earth it is midnight when the earnings are updated. Mine are updated at 10:15 in the morning. I have four referrals, only one of who ever posts, so my earnings arent as high as they would be if i had a good few referrals. I highly doubt that anyone can make alot of money here, maybe if they had hundreds of referrals who post... but pocket change is always nice. but a snack at the store or something. i make a goal of how many times i should post a day and then keep track of how many posts i made on a piece of paper that i keep enar the computer. i also try to type until my respose fills the size of the box and i make sure to put in at least three tags to make my reply more "complete" and help to guarentee a higher percentage of posts that i get paid for.
@JKostura (107)
• United States
21 Feb 08
Yeah....I must be slackin! I've been doin this a month (here and there I guess) and have about .70! I tried to refer friends, but they weren't too interested so...that kinda went out the window. At least for now anyway. Pocket change sounds good to me! I can use all the help I can get :) Setting a goal is a good idea. How long would you say you spend on the site..if you dont mind me asking. I'm just wondering. I find myself re-reading things that I've typed..then w/o realizing it..five mins have gone by! Someone once said they can post at least 4 things in five mins..yeah..im definitly not there yet! Thanks for your response and your tips!
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• Canada
21 Feb 08
To be honest, I usualy spend the majority of my day on the site but I also have other "money making schemes" open at the same time, so while it takes me forever to reply to each discussion it is becuse I am doing other thigns as well. I am unemployed due to illness and am trying to get about 100$ from various money making sites to fund the start up costs I need to opena small online business. I would love it if I could perhaps earn some money faster but as I can not work and my EI has to go towards rent and food and what not, this seems to be the best way to try to fund my business. I have found three more referrals (I post the link in vaious blogs I have, such as myspace) but none of those have started psoting yet. Best of Luck!
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@JKostura (107)
• United States
25 Feb 08
You sound like me! Due to current circumstances, my only option is to find a something that can be done from home. It just seems that w/ so many of us out there trying to find legit opportunities, that there would have to be an easier way to go about it. Something w/ no start up costs etc...I would invest as much time as I needed if I didnt have to invest money. Like you said, even tho this seems to take alot of time to make any profit, at least you CAN make a profit! Thanks for your response
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• United States
19 Feb 08
I haven't been here long made .50 so far it's a lot of typing. I can go to bk or McDonald's soon.
@JKostura (107)
• United States
19 Feb 08
LOL yeah...good thing for the Dollar menu!
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@JKostura (107)
• United States
21 Feb 08
Wow!! Thanks for letting us know. I've seen that site alot...and prob have registered w/ them. who knows. Ive registered w/ so many of those sites!! I'm sorry to here that you had a bad experience. Its too bad that there has to be junk out there like. We're lucky to have Mylot to actually make some legit cash...even if it is a very small amout :) Thanks again
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@wy2008 (185)
• China
27 Mar 08
i am looking forward to 10$ ,too.
@34momma (13896)
• United States
25 Feb 08
I have been on mylot for over a year. and i must say that I have made payout for almost every month that I was on steady. i did leave the site for a while and came back. but you can at least make payout every month if you start posting at least two post every single day and reply to at least other post maybe ten to twenty of them. make sure when you ask and answer you don't give one sentence answers no ask one sentence questions. make losto of friend and make sure you hav their post being emailed to you so you can get them when they are asked. welcome to mylot and have fun
@JKostura (107)
• United States
25 Feb 08
You made payout every month? thats great! and encouraging...Thanks for the advice. I will definitly put it to use. Usually its not too hard for me to write more than a sentence considering I tend to ramble quite a bit! LOL And even tho the earning process is slower than I would like it to be, its still increasing. An extra $10 a month would really come in handy. I can use any extra money I can get :) Thanks for your response!
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
25 Feb 08
and of course, the more people you invite by sending them your referral link the more money you are going to make too. so I say try everything and anything that is going to help bring in that money
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@JKostura (107)
• United States
25 Feb 08
Oh definitly! My prob is, my referrals are so pumped up for like a day..then they dont wanna do it anymore lol..but that's alright. Are you allowed to post your link on social sites do you kno? Such as myspace?
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@izathewzia (5142)
• Philippines
20 Feb 08
Yah, if you will only put some effort. This is not an easy money-making site. You really have to exert effort to earn here.
@JKostura (107)
• United States
21 Feb 08
I'm definitly trying. I've found that since becoming a member, my typing skills have dramatically improved. As for my spelling, yeah..thats what causes me to re-read my posts taking me 5 mins just to post one thing LOL Thanks for your response!
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@JKostura (107)
• United States
25 Feb 08
Yeah I've definitly met some nice people and you're right, it is great for venting! My life is soo hectic and stressful right now, I think typing alone lets me get some of it out...my poor keyboard LOL
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@subha12 (18453)
• India
20 Feb 08
I think you should know Mylot is really a genuine site. i can't say you will earn a lot. but you will earn and will be truly paid when you reach the payout here. i have been paid thrice till date and I think its the best site i have ever found which pays.
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@JKostura (107)
• United States
21 Feb 08
That's really good to know. I haven't reached the cashout rate yet...but I'm lookin forward to it!! Most of my experience w/ these type of sites haven't been very rewarding. But..I've really been enjoying my time on here and getting to meet new people so, I agree w/ you about it being genuine. By the way, that pic is adorable!!
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• China
27 Mar 08
Does Mylot can really pay us the cash? It is so strange to hear that I can hardly believe it. So how can we reach the payout? Just ask more or answer more?
@prem622 (402)
• India
25 Feb 08
You are really landed at a nice place JK... This is really a genuine way to make some decent money. So far i've not made any money but trust me we can make something very sure n sooner too... Be very active is my tips to you! Happy myloting
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@JKostura (107)
• United States
25 Feb 08
LOL thanks for the tips! I am really trying to post and respond to as many discussions as I can...I just don't have enough hours in my day :) Hopefully i will get to cashout sometime soon...my earnings, tho slowly, are still increasing which is very exciting!!! Thanks for your response.
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• Philippines
25 Feb 08
When I joined MyLot, I was looking forward to earn money from here. However, I soon realized that I will not really earn that much. But I am still here because I am having fun participating in discussions and interacting with members. I used to be addicted to Yahoo answers and I spend my time earning points there, however, I do not get paid. So I would rather choose MyLot since it pays too, even if the amount is not that much. I really love MyLot.
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@JKostura (107)
• United States
25 Feb 08
yeah it is fun and can be very addicting! I find myself saying Im only going to be on for 15 mins or so, and an hour later I realize Im late for something I needed to do! I didnt even know Yahoo had anything like that..Yeah I joined fusioncash and did all the freebies i could possibly do..and still didnt earn enough to cash out. Im far from cashing out here, but at least I know its legit and will happen when I post enough. Its definitly a nice site to vent and get advice from and I look forward to seeing my earnings increase everday lol Thanks for your response!
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• United States
23 Feb 08
Yes, you will make some money. Probably more money then a chain letter, lotto, or any such nonsense..I know as I have done this thing and just ended up poor for it..but you won't here..it is your time..and your computer..it is fun and educational. Yes, I got my first payout of 10.00 paypal..it does happen..but now i am up to 17+ dollars but it was not easy as I spent a lot of time doing this..but it takes my mind off of a lot of things...have fun...its addictive ..but its like chewing gum for the mind..lol
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@JKostura (107)
• United States
25 Feb 08
You are definitly right about it being addictive. I came down to the computer telling myself I had about 15mins to spare..and an hour later....LOL I had to pry myself away. Its so encouraging when you can see your earnings have increased!! (even if it is only a .10 or so) I haven't made enough to cash out yet, but I am hoping to soon! Thanks for your response!
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@ade4real (30)
• Nigeria
23 Feb 08
i also joined recently and i am still new to this site and i dont really understand the reward system very well
@JKostura (107)
• United States
25 Feb 08
Yeah..I'm not exactly sure how they "grade" your discussions and responses etc..but, from the advice that I've gotten, always make sure to write at least four lines or so. The more you write the more your pieces will be worth. I far from cashing out..but, I've definitly seen a change in my earnings recently. (of course, Ive had a little more time to be on the site lately) Just hang in there, I'm sure we ll be able to make a good chunk of spare change :)
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@mrsjbelle (1641)
• United States
23 Feb 08
At first I thought this site wasnt worth my time but I came back and love it now for the comraderie and advice that I get. I have 7.23 so unless I post like a mad woman I wont make payout this time but will next month unless something happens where I cant get online. Hey its an extra 10 bucks and its fun to do so why not. Now if I could get some active referrels it would be really good because that definetly helps you earn.
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@JKostura (107)
• United States
25 Feb 08
Yeah all of my referrels are slacking LOL So far Ive almost earned a dollar....w/ a little luck I'll make pay out in a few months LOL nah I hope to make my hard earned $10 next month!!! I'll agree w/ ya though, the advice you get from people really helps. Hearing different peoples point of view really goes a long way. Thanks for your response!
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@loneleaf (165)
• China
20 Feb 08
i am new around here and as a no-english, reply in english is a challenge to me, so earning is not my purpose, this site can promote my english knowledge.
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@JKostura (107)
• United States
21 Feb 08
Wow. I give you alot of credit. That's a really good idea for you to use this site to help w/ learning english. I'm sure it can be challenging. Just trying to study a different language in highschool was enough for me :) Good luck and have fun!!
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@nyumix (1661)
• Belgium
20 Feb 08
In my opinion, I don't think we can make lots of money from here. But according to some advoces from people, try to post good posting and you probably can earn your minimum payout quicker. I am still trying to male it too.
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@JKostura (107)
• United States
21 Feb 08
I think youre right..we prob wont make much, but a little extra is always nice! I find myself getting excited to see earnings go up each day LOL Yeah I think it all depends on how much effort you put into it. I've gotten alot of different advice and comments from people. Some are doing really well and some have only made a few cents. I guess we just gotta keep trying! Thanks!
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@kalav56 (11503)
• India
20 Feb 08
I have still not got any payment from this site -I have been a member for quite a few months now but I am not a very very active member.However,I like the feeling of real care , genuine warmth that emanate from this site and have made friends. There is extremely good sharing of ideas with no trampling on personal space and with no bigotedness and I love this site.I take care to make good reponses and slowly , one day I will make enough points that enable me to write more and more and get paid better-only after reaching 500 points we can upload Photos and also copy paste if we want to.As such, I am in the process of learning typing and my slow speed also hamppers me a bit. I have also been improving my typing in this endeavour-I like it and am getting hidden benefits by way of self improvement.So, these cannot be quantified, you see.
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@JKostura (107)
• United States
21 Feb 08
Yeah, I'm not extremely active w/ the site either..at least I wasn't when I first began. The past few days I've been trying to login more often. It's nice to hear that you have had a good experience w/ the site. I've met quite a few people as well. I've really been enjoying reading what people have to say and its always nice to see your earning increase, even if it is a little at a time! My typing speed is ..well..decent I guess LOL but I find myself re-reading things that I've typed causing me to take 5 mins or so just to respond to people :) But I agree that this is a very nice site to be a part of. Thanks for your response!!
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@yannycui (377)
• China
20 Feb 08
Yes, you can make profit here but not so much. Mylot is a place for free discussion rather than a place to deal. But you really can make some pocket change here. I have posted 26 posts and my balance is 0.15 now. It is not a big bucks, but make me feel good. It is good things to see your balance increase everyday.It will make you happy,won't it.
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@JKostura (107)
• United States
21 Feb 08
Its really funny you say that bc I was just looking at my earnings and they have increased like .15 cents from yesterday and I got really excited! LOL Its also fun to see people respond to your thoughts and hear their experiences. Hearing what others have to say really helps put your thoughts into perspective. I'm looking forward to being able to making some money just from basically expressing myself! Thanks for your response!
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@bcote212 (1113)
• United States
19 Feb 08
You definatly can make good money on this site. I cant say that I am one of the people that do. I am at almost $10 right now. You do earn more though if you have referrals that are active as well. I personally dont worry too much about that though. I am here for the awesome people that are on mylot. There is something about the people here that you just cannot find on other sociall sites. Good luck, and welcome to mylot.
@JKostura (107)
• United States
19 Feb 08
Yeah I'm definitly enjoying the site. Its much more relaxed then others Ive found. I'm looking forward to reaching my $10 :) Thanks!
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
19 Feb 08
I'm probably not the best person to answer this question for ya, but I'll put my .02 in (rather, .21 !) I just joined late yesterday afternoon and by midmorning when the earnings were posted I made .21, and that's with no referrals. May not sound like much, but to me its much better than the regular social networking sites out there, and I'm getting more interaction out of the discussions here. If I can get some referrals I know I can make a few bucks. It may not pay a bill, but it might buy a loaf of bread and jar of peanut butter!
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@shob2201 (620)
• India
21 Feb 08
I made around 12$. Then left mylot. Now I am back again and hope to make some pocket money.
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@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
25 Feb 08
hi JKostura. I think there is a way to make quite good amount of money here - if a person is really talkative and his talking(writting) does make sense;). Oh, and I forgot about having plenty of friends interested in joining under you. Of course mylot isn't a place to make millions of dollars a month LOL. But it is really great to have even 10-20 $ for sharing our views only. I don't know any other legitimate site which pays for that. I think it is much better to post and earn here, after a month or 2 of beeing a member here. At the beginning I was so slow at posting at mylot. Now I do it faster and better. And since we have mylot newsletter, I always start posting from answering topics from newsletter, and it is much easier for me. have a nice day, jazgottt.
@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
27 Feb 08
I should be a little bit more talkative here, just like I am in real;). I always tell myself - I'll post more tomorrow... And than... I don't post at all for few days or I post few posts only. I don't like to visit MC'Donlads, but some extra cash always helps:). cheerio, jazgottt.
@JKostura (107)
• United States
29 Feb 08
yeah..I'm the same way w/ telling myself I'll post more later. When I'm online, I usually have a ton of things to do at once, so it can be difficult. Then others, I find myself saying I'll only stay on Mylot for 5 mins or so..and an hour later Im rushing to get things done!! Not into Mcdonalds huh? LOL yeah Im not exactly found of it, but..it comes in handy when ya only have a few dollars to spend :/
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• United States
3 Mar 08
You probaly can't make any real money on this site, unless your on this site 24/7 and just the social butterfly. I've been apart of this site for about a week now and I only just made it to .50 lol
@JKostura (107)
• United States
4 Mar 08
I agree w/ that. Ive been a member for over a month i think and I havent even made $2!! :) but..thats ok. When I do reach enough to cash out, it'll be a nice little addition. And its always nice to check out whats new w/ mylot members. Thanks for your response and welcome to mylot!