Why isn't Mylot crawling with young people? and teens?

@NeoComp (1321)
United States
April 12, 2008 3:00am CST
Ok When i think about all the time young people and kids waste on the net chatting.. and not making any money, and then they complain about being broke. Well if they would use their time online to make money, they could reach some cash. I mean mylot is not even the highest paying site out there, but hey, it's easy money. And if you spend all day online chatting.. anyways.. you might as well get paid! It just makes me laugh when these young people complain they have no money.. yet they chat all day online... I need to tell them about mylot lol
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@surfette (674)
• United States
12 Apr 08
I've often thought of that myself and this is a very good question. Because they like to discuss subjects, bands, current trends, etc. that most of us "oldsters" wouldn't have a clue about, they stay away. Frankly, most of the discussions are aimed at subjects that you might have to have a little life experience to answer. I have thought that it might be a good idea to have a separate site called MyLot Teen that would focus in on their likes and dislikes. It would probably be more social with friends groups and interactive chat. This way they could enjoy the site, make money and be able to give opinions about what's important to them.
• United States
13 Apr 08
That is very true. I wonder what the age limit is on mylot as far as how young of a person can sign up. I know my daughter would like to get on here, but we only have two computers and my husband and I are already members. Plus you can only have one person per computer. But that is a very good question.
• Australia
13 Apr 08
im pretty sure when i signed up there was a 13+ age limit.
@union6 (326)
20 Apr 08
Im a teen :D lol i think that the problem is a chiking and egg situation as there are alot of grown up posts that probably put teens off but then the only way to have more teen posts is to have more teens posting lol
@skydancer (1716)
• United States
15 Apr 08
I have thought of this many times myself. MyLot, Gather, Boomertowne, and like sites actually PAY members for their participation in cash or gift certificates or something of that nature. And since young people seem to be the population in the most desperate need of money more often than not, why do they insist on showing off on MySpace and Facebook, and chatting on AIM, and seem to ignore the sites that they could actually join that would pay them a few extra dollars? It does seem counter-intuitive. I guess a number of factors come into play. Maybe their reason for networking is just to socialize with their friends, and if none of their friends are on MyLot, et al., then it can't really take the place of the chatting they spend most of their time doing. Also, the format is much different. MyLot is really posting and responding to discussions on an open message forum-oriented environment. There isn't really much opportunity to keep it between just friends if you're going to get paid. That's about the only explanation I can come up with. If that has nothing to do with it, then it is a real mystery why these paying forums don't have so many teens/young adults.
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
15 Apr 08
I'm not sure. I guess that they have better things to do. It looks like it would be a great place for single people to meet other people though. It looks like it would be a great place for them to earn some extra money also. I have always thought they could get money here also because alot of them love to type in chat rooms and such.
• India
14 Apr 08
you are right. teens are wasting time in chatting and in scrapping(orkut). i dont like both of them since i am 20 now. i never gone to orkut or any chats. i want to make money online and i am seriously working on it. if u have any idea to make easy money plz say something i could do.
@minnie_98214 (10574)
• United States
14 Apr 08
Too many rules to follow most teens dont want the hassle. Thats just my opinion plus most teens are busy out and about they stick to chatting with text messaging.
@bayness0 (281)
14 Apr 08
Because they are all on Facebook and MySpace...
@rombi001 (943)
13 Apr 08
I guess its also because most parents give their children money when they complain, so they don't really need to work for it... whereas the parent has to work twice as hard to cope with the expences... Hence, joins mylot :)
@RAINBOW2 (47)
• Argentina
13 Apr 08
Maybe we should promote better the site having referrals.I think that anyone would loke the idea of mylot.
@cheenlly (3485)
• Philippines
13 Apr 08
maybe because some young people didn't realize yet how to use their time in a very useful things but when time comes and they found out or learn to make useful things like using their valuable time into some worthful activities like here then they might be proud of themselves because they somehow help themselves be productive instead of just wasting their precious time in chatting online.
@EdG187 (7)
13 Apr 08
One reason is that most teens do not actually believe you can make easy money online by doing blogging and such, and if they do they don't think it easy and worth their time.
@sergeantrom (5712)
• United States
13 Apr 08
I asked my teenage son that question and he said all his friends are on myspace and wont leave. They spent too much time building their layout. I dont get it either, LOL.
@monyq83 (26)
• Australia
13 Apr 08
Maybe they just havent heard about Mylot? Im new to this site, have only just found it today, and I can guarantee you, If I hadve known that it existed before today, I would have been here long before today. Maybe we just need to spread the word a bit?
@rombi001 (943)
12 Apr 08
Well you can only have paypal if you're over 14 i think... and to have a credit card verified to paypal you would have to have a credit card... I would say that could be the reason why teenagers do not have that much interest in mylot. And people just over 19, I would say they are busy with other things to be concerned about making a couple of dollars a week from mylot
@reene0225 (352)
• United States
12 Apr 08
Ya know I was thinking about the very same thing. I mean I'm 20 and am always looking for ways to make a little extra no matter how little or much it may be. Teens are always complaining about not making any money and yet they are online so many hours a day. I've asked my sisters to join mylot and they just like whatever. They're 17, 15, and 13. You'd think that talking about important things or just things that interest them and being paid for it would make them jump for the chance, but they don't. It's very weird. They can have the same conversations with the same friends and then some as they do on myspace and get paid for it. Hmm I wonder which one I would choose. lol
@haisky (64)
• China
12 Apr 08
Chatting online is different from posting a discussion on mylot.Posting here you should obey mylot's TOS and should write as clearly as posiible,because your posts will be seen by many people from different areas.Hoeever chatting online with friends is more free.
@lexus54 (3577)
• Singapore
12 Apr 08
I don't think myLot will really appeal to them because I doubt they are out to make money this way. Their online internet chatting and the discussions in myLot are not quite the same. In the internet chatting, they use their own lingo, they make small talk and probably much of what they yak about are either nonsense or nothing much of importance. MyLot is different. Although spending time here makes money, one needs to make sensible, intelligent and at times serious conversation here by way of discussions, and that requires posters to express themselves in proper logical English. I don't think young minds will want to indulge in such kinds of conversations even if there is money to be made.
@TinaP40 (330)
• Spain
12 Apr 08
That is because young kids have the attention span of fleas and cant sit and type for very long and want to earn loads for doing very little in life LOL
@paid2write (5204)
12 Apr 08
I always look at the age of a person when they request to be my friend and many of them are in their teens and twenties. It is always a bit of a surprise to me but I accept them as friends anyway. What I like about myLot is the range of ages here. There are myLotters who are in their teens, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and older. I think this may put some teenagers off joining because they want to use sites where everyone is of a similar age. The teens who join myLot are the wiser ones.