Money, Money, Money

United States
February 28, 2008 2:51am CST
Just out of curiosity, when those of you mylotters first started at mylot, did you do it because of the conversations or the money? Has that changed now that you have gotten to know other mylotters? I know me, personally, I don't do it for money although it started out that way. That's only because I didn't know anyone on here. I haven't made payout yet and that's not a big deal to me. I have found conversations here to be quite wonderful. The advice that many of you has given me has helped me in so many ways. Sometimes I think it's quite sad that this world revolves around money. Everything has to center around money. But money doesn't make people happy. Sure...It helps, and it makes people happy to afford the things that they need and want...but how many of you have walked away from your computer happy because you made a new friend on mylot or because the advice they give you really did help you? I know this has happened numerous times for me so I was just wondering if it's the same for anyone else? Thanks for your opinions guys....
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22 responses
@rovian (1927)
• United States
28 Feb 08
I joined myLot to earn money and that has not changed in the time I have been a member here.
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• United States
1 Mar 08
Its nice to see someone be honest here and not just agree with the person that started this topic.
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• United States
1 Mar 08
It's hard for me to imagine joining a site for money. How much can you make here? I'd imagine you'd have to invest a lot of time here to make $20/mo? At the most? I've joined to network and get info, so I could use my time more productively and make real $
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@jhovzky (39)
• Philippines
4 Mar 08
just like you, i was just curious about making money online that is why i joined in mylot, but later on i'm enjoying on making friends and give my opinions on the discussions. I don't care if i will be paid or not. Its nice to make friends isnt it? I've been a member for almost a year now, but i ddnt experience to be paid here, but thats okay and not a big deal.
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@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
3 Mar 08
To be honest when I first started on her it was because of the money, but now I stay for the people and the conversations. I love that there are so many different topics on here that I can look at and respond to. I have gotten a lot of great advice on here and find a lot of great topics as well.
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@moondan (714)
• China
2 Mar 08
To be frank,i take part in mylot for improving my english level.discussing with people from all over the world,can nourish my mind,broaden my horizons and render me a fresh feeling.though now i havn't made my friends from mylot,but making friends is one of my purpose in mylot.Money is also one of the purpose,but not the most important.I don't think discussing and talking is the of earning money. With the quickening pace of technological and economic development,money is more and more important.people sad without the money,but when you have lots of money you may not be happy.So i think we need money but we don't need so many money.I can live and i can give my parents and child good life that is enough.
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@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
1 Mar 08
most people got into mylot for the money ,i was actually doing a search on social networking sites when i came across mylot.com,it was when going through the services that i realise that i could make money from mylot but believe me the information from interacting with others is immense
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
29 Feb 08
yes i agree with...we can't find true happiness in money...although i can help but don't be a servant of money...it can make you bad if you continuous acquiring it specially in a very quick way...many people or individual promise to pay a very large amount but sad to say their promises gone...i am here not for money but for the friendship and the sharing of good ideas...
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
29 Feb 08
Hi fallenrain, I have to agree with you because I feel the same way. When I first came here I was looking to make money, but this is a great site and I've made friends here. I wouldn't want to leave. Blessings.
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@SViswan (12072)
• India
29 Feb 08
I was never for the money (though it is an added bonus). The first time I stepped into myLot (more than a year ago), it was for the conversations and not the money...and I'm still here for the conversations...because I love to yap...and I get to do it here without irritating anyone..lol
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@winterose (39922)
• Canada
29 Feb 08
i was drawn here for the money, I was looking for every conceivable way of making money from home, since I cannot work outside the house anymore
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
29 Feb 08
Like everyone else here, it was because looking for an extra income. But soon money matter is no longer an interest. I find that mylot is a place for me to look for friends, answers to some of my questions. I find that mylot community is caring and there so many good people here.
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• United States
29 Feb 08
I'm a new mylotter (as of day before yesterday,) so I have ot say that I came to mylot for the money. BUT, this is REALLY a cool site! I still haven't figured out how the money thing works, but what a great board to post and learn and share about SO MANY different topics!
• Malaysia
29 Feb 08
One of the hot topics is setting targets on how many discussions to do per day. One today said 1500 discussions for March as the target. Why? This is all definitely for money. Everyone today has money as the main objective when writing though you may be carried away sometimes on intersting discussions. Still, for most, if not for everyone, money is the main objective. Can anyone roughly estimate how much can you earn for 1500 discussions per month?
• United States
28 Feb 08
Frankly, I never joined MyLot for the idea of the money. I mean let's face it. If you want to make money, MyLot is the wrong place to be because you are certainly not going to be making a decent amount of money. One is better of joining www.TreasureTrooper.com or www.CashCrate.com. But I joined MyLot because it helps me in the sense that it improves the way I communicate my ideas. I just do it out of fun because I am very opinionated and I like getting my point across to a wide-section of people. The fact that MyLot.com pays is just a big plus. I am doing something I enjoy doing which is exchange ideas. -Feel free to disagree!
@vijigopi (991)
• United States
28 Feb 08
Well, I must admit that I was at first surprised how someone can pay you for discussions. But then I realised it is quite difficult for me to make a lot of money here because I'm not that much of a discussion starter or a problem solver. Like you, I too haven't reached payout even once. But I may say that it has given me solutions to a lot of problems I had. I have known quite a lot of people here whom I found very impressing and the way they handle questions or situations have taught me a lot. So right now, I would say that I am here for the people rather than the money. Even if I don't respond to any discussion, I always have fun reading the responses of others.
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@rinaaus (1203)
• Australia
28 Feb 08
When I first joined I was very excited about the site, I can talkative as I want and get some small dollars for that. How fantastic is it? I rarely to reach payout easily, but it is Ok because from this site I learn a lot a lot about making money online. Everyone is crazy about referrals (including me as well), and there are a lot of good advises about making money online from here that I can not find anywhere else.
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• United States
28 Feb 08
I would have to say that mine is for the conversations and the friendship. I have been a member of mylot for over a year and have yet to be paid so that should tell you something lol. I enjoy the conversations and making new friends. If I ever reach payout, that will just be an added bonus.
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@shorty08322 (1270)
• United States
28 Feb 08
i did it for the money that is what i did it for becouse i need the money
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@nyumix (1661)
• Belgium
28 Feb 08
In the first time, I think it was for money.But after joined for few weeks I felt like addicted and like to share something with other mylotters. Just fun!
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• United States
28 Feb 08
Sadly I am enjoying the adult conversation on here. I'm a recent SAHM after having my second child. I did first check my lot out for the money but regardless of the money if I didn't enjoy the conversations I wouldn't bother writing. Its just not enough money to do something I'm not enjoying. I definitely see the potential for some great advice on here too.
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28 Feb 08
i totally agree with you.people seem to be slaves to money.i oftern say to myself:you're poor but you're cool.money cant equal a lot of things.our world should be filled with love.
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