Do we get paid for sending private messages to Mylot friends?

United States
March 20, 2009 10:39am CST
On days that I send private messages to my Mylot friends (and we talk back and forth via private message), I've noticed that my daily earnings go up. Just wondering if anyone knew if this earnings spike could be related to using the Mylot private message system. Does Mylot pay us (as Mylot users) when we use the private message system? Would love to hear your thoughts on the matter.
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@cream97 (29175)
• United States
20 Mar 09
Hi, beautyqueen26! I don't think that myLot will pay us for emailing via private mail. If they would, it would be nice to have some more extra money. But, I am unsure of the answer to this. You may need to refer to you earnings FAQ's. And if the answer is not there, then contact myLot and ask them this question. Or maybe someone from here can point you in the right direction. I hope that you can get the answer to this discussion.
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• United States
20 Mar 09
Thanks for your help on this subject. Maybe it's just wishful thinking or hope on my part. Would be nice for members to be paid for everything we do on Mylot, not just public posts.
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@cream97 (29175)
• United States
20 Mar 09
Yes, beautyqueen26, it would be very nice to get paid for doing PM's.. Maybe one day myLot will make this available sometime this year. Who knows.. Have a great weekend! Cheers!
• United States
20 Mar 09
And, the same to you, my friend! Thanks for chatting with me today.
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
20 Mar 09
Hi, beautyqueen26. I have not noticed this about my earnings and I do PM back and forth a bit with a person or two. But if you believe it to be true, feel free to PM me all you like.
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• United States
21 Mar 09
I may take you up on that!
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@makingpots (11928)
• United States
21 Mar 09
Thanks for the best response, bq.
@echomonster (2229)
• Greenwood, Mississippi
20 Mar 09
You could concoct an experiment to find out for sure. Suppose you took one day and only wrote private messages on myLot. No discussion activity, no image uploading, no tasks...just private messages. If you find you made money that day that wasn't from your referrals, then you'll know that myLot is paying you for sending PMs! It might be nice to take one day to connect with your myLot friends on a one-to-one basis. I don't often send PMs, though; if I suddenly were to start, I think my myLot friends would feel I'd gone nuts!
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• United States
20 Mar 09
Mine would too! But, I do like your idea. One day, I might just do private messages and the next one only upload pictures and do nothing else. That way I would know for sure. Usually doing a variety of things around the site, including posting to news, blogs, uploading pics, chatting at discussions; starting discussions, etc. makes more money for me. Maybe it's a volume issue. I'll check into it. Thanks for your input.
@chrislotz (8207)
• Canada
20 Mar 09
I've always wondered the same thing. I think we get paid every time the site asks us for tags. And since it asks for a tag when we send a private message, I think we do get paid for it, but no one knows for sure. I have spent many hours in the last year I have been a member, trying to figure out how we get paid here. I have done many experiments to see. One of the things I did was send private messages and nothing else, to see if my earnings went up, but they didn't. So I am not sure about this one. Alrighty then, talk to you later my friend, Have a good mylotting day, Chris
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@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
20 Mar 09
Absolutely not. You will not get anything with the private messages you have had even how many you have sent in a given day or in an hour. Only your participation in any discussions here and in the tasks.
• United States
20 Mar 09
Stay positive! I'm trying to cook up some support for this idea. If we all pull together and support this idea, Mylot might start paying us for the little things including private messages.
@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
21 Mar 09
That's not gonna happen even you are being optimistic in this case. That is just an insane way of giving an incentive. That is near to impossible to happen even how much you will try.
@ajithlal (14568)
• India
21 Mar 09
I also think that they don't pay for private messages. I think messages are one of the way to communicate with each other. Well, it is first time I am hearing that earnings are going up through message. I also like the idea of having chat session in myLot. This will helps to increase the communication between the myLot members.
• United States
21 Mar 09
The chat session idea is a good one. Perhaps it would make the Mylot members feel more like a community. With a live chat, you have that feeling of being in the same room as the person. When one person says something, they get an answer back, then and there and don't have to wait for hours. It's a really good idea. I hope it catches on.
• Australia
21 Mar 09
I don't think we get paid for pm's but I agree with the comment on experimenting by having a day of just sending pm's to people just to find out.
• United States
21 Mar 09
I don't send enough PM's! That's for sure. But, I love chatting via PM. I should definitely do more. It was just one of those days and it was so much fun. And, the next day I noticed more money than usual. Maybe it was a fluke. I'm hoping not. Thanks for your comments.
• Philippines
21 Mar 09
maybe , but I am not sure if we are paid in the private messages.
• United States
21 Mar 09
Wishful thinking, I guess!
• India
20 Mar 09
hello there, i have no idea whether they pay for PMs or not....but i hope they do... have a nice day.
• United States
21 Mar 09
Would be nice if they did.
@alicia812 (648)
• Australia
20 Mar 09
Hi my friend. I am definite that we don't get paid by sending private messages. These messages are for our personal use and no other persons can access it but the sender and receiver; sponsors cannot benefit on the page which makes me think that MyLot doesn't generate views and revenue on the page obviously. Just my thought. See you around.
• United States
21 Mar 09
OK! Thanks for your comments. I was thinking Mylot was getting page views.
@GardenGerty (92229)
• Marion, Kansas
20 Mar 09
I do not send that many messages, and have not noticed an earning spike. I would not be surprised however, because they say that they pay you for all activity on MyLot.
• United States
21 Mar 09
That's true. I've read that in the Mylot FAQ. I think it's one of those unsaid ways of earning. Mylot is good about helping out members.
@arcidy (5017)
• United States
20 Mar 09
I doubt they pay us for sending private messages to friends. Since if they did im sure we would all take advantage of it lol. I would message all of my friends every day if they paid us which I would be getting a lot of money but im sure they realised that and it would be dumb for them to pay us to private message people.
• United States
21 Mar 09
I guess it's more wishful thinking on my part. Certainly, it would be nice if they did pay us to do things like send private messages to friends. But, if they don't then that's alright too! Thanks for your comments
• India
20 Mar 09
Hey i dont think that sending private messages help us in earning anything,coz i've sent many pm but there wasn't any change in my earnings.
• United States
20 Mar 09
I'm still hopeful!
@minnie_98214 (10574)
• United States
20 Mar 09
I dont think they pay us for this. Wouldnt it be cool if they had a chat feature like facebook has if you no facebooks. It shows who of your friends are online and you can open a small window to chat with them.
• United States
20 Mar 09
That would be awesome! Chatting is so much fun and it's the one thing that Mylot lacks that I would love to see.
@Darkwing (21590)
25 Mar 09
It's quite possible, but I can't really give you an answer to your question. I use the private messaging system, but haven't noticed that it changes my earnings any. I guess it's worth keeping an eye open on that one. Brightest Blessings, my friend.
@mummymo (23709)
23 Mar 09
From everything I have gathered in the past Mylot won't pay us for using pm's sweety but then again there is so much that we don't know about the payment algorithm who is to say what really counts towards the payment system! xxx
@AmbiePam (46329)
• United States
22 Mar 09
No, no money for private messages, no money for best responses...believe me, I've asked. And then when someone insists we do to get paid for that stuff, I ask again. And no is always the answer.
@LittleMel (14059)
• Canada
22 Mar 09
not that I know but things might have changed now doesn't sound possible though I mean why would they pay for pms? isn't it personal, and how do they determine the grounds of payment?
@ratyz5 (7830)
• Philippines
22 Mar 09
Hmmm~ I have considered this possibility before as you can also include sending Personal Messages to other members within the 'participation' column whenever you check you earnings but, I have not really taken any initiative to keep track of my earnings while only sending personal messages when I suddenly got active on replying back and forth with another member in this site..
• United States
22 Mar 09
hmm..not that i know of? i always thought that was exempt..