Amazing - Someone posts how to make more on mylot and...

@saundyl (9690)
Canada
June 17, 2008 11:37am CST
I was browsing a while ago and I stumbled across a discussion Saying the poster knew the money making secret of mylot. This poster started the discussion and as far as I can see didn't post much more than what every one should already know - Participate in the discussions. BUT they have 10 or so pages of responses of people asking for the secret and haven't seem to have gone back to the discussion after starting it. Why is everyone so attracted to the "Secret"
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@myklj999 (19858)
17 Jun 08
This is probably one of the people who are under the assumption that they get paid for people responding to their discussions and have posted that to get responses. I never pay them any attention, because I know how to make money here, and it's simple. Post, post, and post some more! You get paid for what you and your referrals post, nothing more. You don't get paid extra for best response, and if 500 people answer your discussion you will make no more than if 5 did, unless you post a comment to every response. It's what YOU do that earns you money!
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@GardenGerty (104102)
• United States
17 Jun 08
Even posting comments to every one of your responses does not earn. The guidelines say so. I do believe that you make more with better quality posts, and that you make more if you participate in all phases, like starting discussions, responding to discussions, commenting on discussions and adding pictures or images.
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• United States
17 Jun 08
Thank you for this! As a new member, I was interested when I saw that discussion but didn't have time to read it. I'm glad I didn't waste my time!
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@jerzgirl (8037)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
18 Jun 08
The responses themselves may not get him anything, but because they bumped his discussion up in popularity, THAT probably did. He's probably running a test discussion to see what affect it has on his earnings the next day. Not a bad way to do it, if you're just learning it.
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@wahm805 (76)
• United States
17 Jun 08
I saw this post yesterday also in the "Make Extra Money" section. They never did reply to everyone inquiring their "secret", but I did notice that when I received my newsletter this morning that they were the most popular post from yesterday. If you want to offer some tips up, actually give them instead of leaving everyone hanging.
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
17 Jun 08
I agree! It just flabbergasted me at how many people responded asking for the secret. (I'm surprised too that flabbergasted isn't showing up as a spelling error!)
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@jerzgirl (8037)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
18 Jun 08
Maybe that post WAS the secret - it got pages of responses, hit the top discussion list, counted as a started discussion - that person just made big coin on MyLot with that simplistic, yet obvious, discussion. He doesn't have to answer (in theory) if his point was already made. Post a discussion with high appeal and wait for the responses to roll in and the popularity to propel it to the top. Ingenious - and he didn't post any links, either. Of course, if everyone starts doing that, it will come to a quick end, but hey - he got what he wanted!! LOL
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@shogunly (1406)
• Libya
18 Jun 08
Hey I know that discussion it was posted by user "makemoneyHear" and I responded to it but I can't find it among discussions I responded to where the H did it go ? I wonder it was reported because the poster did not do what he promised to do ??
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
17 Jun 08
hello saundyl, i was browsing my daily digest here and saw that one and was intrigued coz i know in the past a lot of member here claimed that they do know the "secret" and is willing to give it to you for free (duh!) in this case i check the whole page and didnt see a single response (i hope i am correct LOL) from the OP and the discussion just goes on and on and on, i thought it was against the mylot rules but i guess their radar is not yet on this one, i know the other day i check one on my daily digest and it is no longer there and that is what i thought coz it seems to be violating the rule. anyway, this seems to attracts a lot of new comers here as well as those who are having a hard time earning the amount they are wanting despite their post number. i dont post much as you can see on my post number but i try to make sure that i am imparting something with sense with everything i am responding and i think that helps me earn decent earnings here since i became active. like most says, post, post post with quality on it will give you a good earnings. have a good one.
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
17 Jun 08
I agree being active is the way to go. I'm not sure if mylot would delete that one or not as its not actually TELLING anything about their earnings calculations.
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
17 Jun 08
maybe, but i remember months ago seeing the same discussion being deleted, i was too naive then and i posted there and found out the next day it was gone. it didnt mention anything but the fact that it is kinda misleading in a way may trigger it, who knows sometimes a discussion is deleted coz someone doesnt like it and flagged and and makes the admin delete it. anyway, thanks for the response. takecare
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
17 Jun 08
Interesting. I'll make sure not to ever post in those types of discussions even to point out other things I'm aware help.
@uiwwitch (892)
• United States
17 Jun 08
Eversince I joined mylot, I've read a number...as in a lot...of posts/members claiming to know the secret to earning more at mylot. Some of the information they posted are actually useful but some are just bogus. I only keep three things in mind...1. participate only in the discussions I'm interested in, 2. Be aware of posts that are more likely to be deleted and stay away from them and 3. be more descriptive.....It won't get you a lot of money but at least your posts will count. Why is everyone so attracted to the "secret?" For obvious reason, easy money.
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@GardenGerty (104102)
• United States
17 Jun 08
You have picked out some of the best advice there is. I do not earn tons of money here, directly, but I have, by pursuing my interests, learned tons of profitable things. My money is easy, easy come and easy go. I have lots of fun, enjoy my time and try to be genuine. That is why I earn as much as I do. Not a fortune. But it is fun and that is worth more than almost anything.
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@uiwwitch (892)
• United States
17 Jun 08
Exactly! There's a lot of things to learn here....some can even lead you to earn more money. But like you, I am here more for the fun of discussion rather that earning BIG bucks. I even forget to check my earnings!
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
17 Jun 08
The three you listed are probably the biggest things to follow. I honestly don't think theres any real big secret other than the algorithm. I've found mylot to be very profitable in the ways of knowledge - sharing/discussing, friends, an outlet to share the upsetting bits
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@kykidd (6819)
• United States
17 Jun 08
WOW 10 pages of responses! That's amazing! I freak out if I get 2 or 3, LOL. I've been here over a year and I think I am still learning. I was amazed last month when I started making my responses 2 or 3 paragraphs instead of just 3 or 4 lines. It made a huge difference in my myLot income. This was based on a tip that someone who had a very high ranking had passed out to everyone. I guess we are all here to enjoy the conversation, but also to make as much money as possible while we're at it. :) Hope you have a great day posting!
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
17 Jun 08
I've only been here a couple months and I find something new everyday i didn't know about mylot (some i wonder if its just rumors). I also am amazed when my discussions get more than a few responses. Thank you for the tip about longer paragaphs/responses.
• United States
17 Jun 08
"I was amazed last month when I started making my responses 2 or 3 paragraphs... It made a huge difference in my myLot income." Question from a newbie (not sarcastic, just curious in hopes of learning more about how to earn on myLot) - What exactly do you mean by "huge"? Huge as in, "I doubled my earnings from 50 cents to a dollar" huge? Or... ? Also, someone somewhere said something about a daily earnings cap on myLot. Does anyone know if there actually is such a thing?
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• India
18 Jun 08
Hello saundyl! Everyone is obviously curious about earning money sooner than possible, i believe. That's it. When we have the potential , we shall earn so much and enjoy as well. Happy Mylotting!
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@GardenGerty (104102)
• United States
17 Jun 08
Everyone thinks that there is an easy way to do everything. I think that person found a way to get lots of responses. Not that that really counts for anything. I know some people they should ask about earning on here, but you are right, it is what we all know already, and just often fail to practice. I wonder if you will get lots of responses to this one? It tells as much as that one did, apparently.I guess the real secret is to have a hook to grab attention with.
@myklj999 (19858)
17 Jun 08
Even posting comments to every one of your responses does not earn. The guidelines say so. You may be right, because I have been known to be wrong, but I have never seen this in the guidelines, and I've been through them quite a bit.
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@myklj999 (19858)
17 Jun 08
"Thank everyone that responds or comments on your discussion. This will not increase your earnings." This is the closest I can find to what you are saying, and it is not the same thing. Giving back 3-4 sentence long comments on responses in your discussions will earn you money.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
17 Jun 08
I agree with "everyone" (or a lot of people) thinking there's an easy way to do things. I do know there are some tips that people share that are helpful but more along the lines of how to do things rather than how to make money at it. I haven't seen the bit about responding to discussions in the guidelines However I find the guidelines and FAQ aren't very helpful. I don't know if this will get as many responses or not. I'm not too worried either I just wanted to state how surprised i was at how many it got for the zip of info it gave.
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@arcidy (5016)
• United States
24 Jun 08
Well we all want to make more I know ive searched on secrets how to make more money here when I first started but really there are no secrets the only thing you can do to make more money on here is post a lot and make your post long at least one paragraph which you will get the most for that post. But I dont think there are any secrets here and only noobs think there are secrets. I know because I thought there was a secret at first.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
24 Jun 08
LOL the only secret here is how they calculate earnings.
@Muelitz (1592)
• Canada
24 Jun 08
How do you earn money on this site? It is by using the site, posting an interesting discussion and getting good responses, right. So these person thought that by starting a discussion about the secrets of the site would make many gullible persons interested to post replies and post comments. Why do we ask for secrets, it is already defined in the FAQ of the site. Everything is there from do's and don'ts and how to earn more.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
24 Jun 08
I think sometimes their don't arent very clear.
@nupats (3564)
• India
24 Jun 08
hi dear i also saw tht discussion yesterday but i had not answered it..bcoz i dont think there can really b any shortcuts here..this is a very simple site and so no point falling prey to such discussions i actually thought of waiting for the posters reply..have a nice day..happy mylotting..
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
24 Jun 08
seems to me that theres several discussions like it.
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
24 Jun 08
I'm really baffled at people joining up to earn money - I thought the main point was to join in interesting discussions and make some friends! Maybe someone was having a bit of a joke to see how many people answered ... and it looks like it worked!
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
24 Jun 08
I figured that was the point of joining as well..to chat and made some friends.
@biobio55 (282)
• Indonesia
18 Jun 08
I saw that discussion yesterday. I don't know if it revealed the secret or not. I just don't have any time to read all responses since it was more than 10 pages. It is very popular and crowded. Do you get the message? Do you get the secret? Can you tell me the secret? Or everybody just drown in responses? I did.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
18 Jun 08
I never bothered to respond - I read the first page, saw he never responded to anyone and closed out of it. I was just surprised at how many pages of responses there were.
@biggerb (2028)
• India
18 Jun 08
Even I answered hoping to get some tips.Was it a way to get more responses? Like me I found so many who wanted tips.Everyday I keep going back to see if there is any response, but there is nothing there.Hope we are not being fooled.
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
18 Jun 08
Pretty sure it was a trick...It's been deleted now so there won't be a response.
• United States
18 Jun 08
You are right, there is no secret to MyLot. The only way you will boost your earnings is hard work, placing your discussions correctly, and maybe getting some active referrals. Everyone is attracted to the "secret" because they are naturally looking for the easy way out. In the meantime, this person who posted this discussion has made a good amount of money from these people looking for the "secret". Take it from me folks, there isn't a way to cheat the MyLot system. Just keep posting, and you will make it.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
18 Jun 08
That makes a lot of sense - attraction to secrets and easy ways out.
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@jban0811 (98)
• Australia
18 Jun 08
I think it's just that people want to earn more money and they are so desperate. I mean for some people, earning on MyLot might be slow but personally, it's one of the fastest earning sites I've ever used and of course, it's more enjoyable then doing hundreds of surveys and signing up for random things you are not interested in. People are attracted to the secret so they can make more on MyLot but I think the only secret to earning more on MyLot is by making a long quality post which would probably give you more money than a response of only one or two brief sentences.
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
18 Jun 08
The word secret is the attraction then...as well as the temptation to make more money easy. Makes sense but...It's more fun to just post about fun things than it is to go searching through discussions for secrets!
• India
18 Jun 08
Heyy !!! this discussion must be a scam as far as i guess ............. someone must be collecting the profit out of this discussion ......... he must be gaining a lot from responses ............. so be wise and think twice............this is my advice to all you mylotters.........tc and happy earnings !!!!!
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
18 Jun 08
I noticed this morning (ok so i checked because i was curious to see) that the discussion was deleted. I wonder exactly what guideline it broke but I know others at the beginning of this discussion said it was probably going to be deleted. Therefore I doubt he made anything at all from starting it.
• Indonesia
18 Jun 08
I was wondering if the person ever replied back to those people who asked for the secret. But at least the user did know a way to attract the others to respond to the person's discussion. LOL.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
18 Jun 08
I dont think so, and even if he/she did respond the discussion was deleted sometime during the night (or other people's day)
@mizcash (686)
• Canada
17 Jun 08
This person just wanted to get alot of response to his discussion and also to hear what people had to say regarding making money from home. He's smart.
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
18 Jun 08
Its rather deceptive.
@katemeow (848)
• Singapore
17 Jun 08
actually, just mention the word SECRET and people will be begging you to tell them what it is :) i guess it's just intriguing. also since easy money is involved. kinda funny, huh? :)
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
18 Jun 08
I'm one who prefers to keep a secret and not say i even have one!
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
17 Jun 08
Yeah, I saw that post too. That user has posted a lot of discussions like that. They always get a lot of responses from people wanting to know the secret. It is crazy.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
17 Jun 08
I didnt even think to look and see what else the user had posted. It is crazy, I agree.