How Long Before myLot Newbies Drop Out?

United States
August 1, 2008 10:02am CST
In another discussion, I observed how many people there are on myLot (currently 138,317), and I asked how many of these people consider themselves active on the site. Given the number of responses that I received to that discussion, I want to ask a follow-up: How long is it before most myLot newbies drop out? Since 138,317 are not active on the site, I am going to assume that there is a huge number of myLot dropouts. Is it a certain time frame - maybe two months? Is it a certain number of posts - maybe 30 posts? At what point to most myLot newbies who do not decide to go the distance call it quits and stop using their myLot account?
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6 responses
• United States
1 Aug 08
Well I am new if you count being on here for a month as still new. I am usually on here for hours almost every day if I can. I think that a lot of people get board with the site because there are alot of discussions being repeted. Plus, it takes a long time to earn alot on here and people when they are new get dicuraged.
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@maximax8 (28560)
• United Kingdom
1 Aug 08
I think that there are so MY Lot dropouts but their profile stays active and if they wish to they can return to My Lot at anytime. At the bottom of a members profile it says when they lasted logged on. For some members this can be months ago. I have been a member of My Lot for more than one year but some people that joined My lot at around the same as me are no longer active. Some of these people did thirty posts, others more than one hundred. They were active for a few months then got bored perhaps. Some My Lot members have got thousands of posts and are not currently active members. One of My Lot friends has recently returned to My Lot after a couple of months break.
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• United States
1 Aug 08
Other sites where I participate start a "class of ... " fill in the blank for whatever week of the year you joined. I think that a lot of friends are made that way, and maybe myLot would do well to have similar interest groups available to people as they join the site? Maybe it is boredom that finally drives them away from the site. Or the money doesn't turn out quite like they had hoped it would. I made payout this month for the first time, so I'm pretty excited. Thanks for your reply!
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@myklj999 (19765)
1 Aug 08
I don't really have a clue, because I don't follow the newbies to see what they do. I figure if they leave before they hit 500 posts I usually don't see them unless they start out strong with interesting topics. I think many of them have this idea they're going to make tons of money here, and when they find out how much work is actually involved, they just give up; but I couldn't tell you how long that period is.
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• United States
1 Aug 08
I think you're right. That's probably where myLot loses most of the newbies, is when they realize how hard it is to earn money... or how much it takes to make payout... I see a lot of newbies especially in the "Make Extra Money" category... And I seem to run into quite a few people never quite make it to 100 before they fall off the planet... But I suppose that they otherwise would not be easy to find if they do not have that great of a number of posts floating around on the site or if they do not post outstanding discussions... Thanks for your reply!
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@shell1986 (405)
• United States
1 Aug 08
I was a mylot dropout but I started back a few days ago. I'm pretty proud of myself for the effort I have made over the last few days!
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• United States
1 Aug 08
Hi, shell1986, and welcome back to myLot! All I can say is, "Good for you!" What do you think led you to drop out? And what brought you back?
• United States
1 Aug 08
Well I was commenting and not getting any compensation whatsoever! I had posted discussions and everything. So I decided to give it one last try and I've gotten a lot more than I figured I would. Its good to be back and I'm looking forward to a wonderful relationship with mylot! :-)
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• United States
1 Aug 08
It takes a while to get the hang of the earnings game here at myLot. Some things work; some things don't. I had one day where I posted a discussion that got all sorts of replies - but I did not reply to any of my respondents - and my earnings did not go up dramatically... And I've had other days where I've responded to everything and posted discussions and replied to interests and uploaded photos and rated everything... and ended up in the $0.90 takeout range. Some people claim to have made $4/day - which seems a little out of my league at the moment. I do wonder if the higher your number goes, the secret earnings calculation takes that into effect? It's all speculation. One thing is for sure... we actually do get paid! And it is nice to get paid... Thanks for your reply! Hope you do well this time around! :)
@monaliu (344)
2 Aug 08
It is too difficlut for me to anwser your question.I can remember that ERP system which used in fatories. It will turn to be very slowly,even make some mistakes by system if many people to use it together.
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• United States
3 Aug 08
I think my question did not translate correctly. There are now 138,486 people who have signed up for myLot. 138,486 people are not all active on the site. Many have quit. Many quit a short time after joining myLot. Make a guess: How long before new people grow tired (or bored) with myLot and quit? Are all quitters the same? Or do people quit at different times for different reasons?
@monaliu (344)
3 Aug 08
yes,time it limited. I am sorry I can't answer the point. ha ha... Tell you the truth from my bottom heart. Maybe I quit it if I haven't meet you here. As you know,I only read your discussion right now.Maybe many people come here only for earning, they will leave if they think it is difficult to get this. Maybe another problem is they had much time before,but something have changed with their life that they have no time to come here...of course, maybe some people find another address to play online... he he...
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@KrauseHome (35514)
• United States
2 Aug 08
Well, just for example... I have 33 Referrals. Right now, only 2 of them are active, and I have quite a few who have signed up in here, and have never done anything in here. If myLot was to remove all of the 0 posters, and posters who have been banned, etc. on here, that would take out at least 100,000 or more I am sure. You will see people come and go in here all of the time. So at anyone time, it is hard to say what the number is, but I am sure it is maybe 10,000 at most active in here at any one time. (I could be wrong though.)
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• United States
3 Aug 08
This is where I was eventually going with this - to the question of referrals. I do not have any referrals yet, but as I begin to actively recruit referrals, I am curious if there is some common pattern for a point at which people drop out of myLot - or stop participating - so that the one who has gone to all of the trouble to "refer" can keep his referrals (and the referral earnings) active past that typical drop out point. It's hard to say how many people are actually active on myLot. (Maybe the site displays "number of people who have posted today" somewhere? That would be a nice statistic to know... or "users currently logged in"...) Thanks for your reply!