Starting Discussions vs. just posting responses

United States
December 3, 2008 11:10am CST
I don't know if anyone else has noticed this, but to make money here you really have to start discussions also. For a month I tried to do nothing but post and my earnings were very minimal. On Monday I posted several discussions and wow my earnings were great. It just seems to me that you have to start at least a few discussions a day along with responses in order to earn any real money. Have you noticed this?
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9 responses
• United States
3 Dec 08
It used to be you earned more from responding, but now it does seem like you have to at least start one discussion a day to benefit. I've been doing this since I became active again, and my earnings are up quite a bit. I think you are right. I also find that responding to certain discussions earns more than others.
• Canada
3 Dec 08
Starting discussions is what drives this site. If you don't post a discussion every once in a while there will essentially be nothing to talk about :)
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@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
5 Dec 08
In my case, I always try to give my responses to all new discussions of my friends, as I receive the notifications in my email server. I give my responses directly from my inbox. Only if I can answer all of them that I always tried. The earnings remain slow for me so I also decided to start a discussion or two, each day...
@flojever (403)
• Philippines
4 Dec 08
Being new to this site, I'm not aware of this. I had thought posting a responses pays the same as starting a discussion. I had started two discussions and opted to post more responses. Reading this topic had made me aware though. For now, I'll have to settle for posting responses, but tomorrow I'll have to look for a good topic to start a discussion. I'll be wanting to earn real money too :0
@Anne18 (11036)
4 Dec 08
I have noticed this as well. Its good ot keep starting lots of new discussions, keeps the flow flowing
@mayka123 (10756)
• India
4 Dec 08
I do know that when we start a discussion if we reply to every respondent we do get a chance to earn more because we are paid for every post we make. I dont think we earn only for posting the discussion.
@kaka135 (14068)
• Malaysia
4 Dec 08
I guess it depends on the number of people replying to your discussions. But it's good to start some discussions. Even though I don't have time to spend time here, I still have some earnings. I think it's from the responses to my discussions. I think if you keep on posting responses, you'll also earn quite a lot, depending on the number and quality of the posts. ^_^
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
4 Dec 08
Hi bailycows! I don't really know. Whenever I start discussions I seem to make less money then when I just respond to others discussions. When I do start discussions I respond to them rate them and still I seem to spend so much time taking care of them I don't get to respond to others discussions and I tend to make less money. But, whatever works for you I guess is the best way to do it. I have tried all different ways. I still prefer to respond. I will try again to start some more discussions and see what happens.
@Zezloler (497)
• United Arab Emirates
3 Dec 08
I've noticed this as well. O.o I'm really surprised by how much my earnings increase when I start a discussion. o_o I usually post a discussion or day or every two days because of lack of ideas, but I should probably start more. =P This makes sense though. If we got as much money for responding to a discussion as we did in starting one, we would probably focus more on responding and wouldn't be as motivated to start more.