Do you think it a waste of time here?

China
June 15, 2009 3:53am CST
I joined mylot about a year ago, but until now, I haven't got any payment yet because I don't have much available time here, and besides, I've got no referrals to help me earn. Mostly, I just linger around here for a little while, without posting and without responding. To get the minimum payment within a month, we'll have to spend at least 2 hours here to post discussions. That's rather a long time. Sometimes, I even think it a waste of time here, I may never reach the payment. Guys, what do you think? How long time do you spend here everyday?
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98 responses
@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
15 Jun 09
It's no waste of time if you spend your time here efficiently. If you have popular discussions I think you can earn more money in less time. You have to research which subjects are most popular and what tag strategy works best. Mysdianait and mike1979 are working on this. I spend sometimes up to 8 hours in weekends on mylot. Although i dont earn much, I like it here.
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• China
15 Jun 09
Thank you for responding. Maybe what you've suggested is right. I should learn how to spend my time efficiently. good luck!
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@fwangaa (3058)
• China
15 Jun 09
i don't think it is a waste of time in mylot. you can make a lot of friend here. and study a lot. don't let your head so stupid. and you will earn some extra money. so it is better for you continual in here.
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• United States
16 Jun 09
I like mylot because I use it for information. There is no better information than comments from other members. Each of them has a different outlook and need going on. Through different members I have gotten a lot of good recommendations on what is a scam and what it not. Without them, I would have wasted lots of time where I could have used my time more productively.
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@CatGods (4596)
• United States
15 Jun 09
Well if you aren't going to start a discussion or reply to a discussion, then you most definitely will make little to no money. I myself will make the 10.00 payout maybe 2 or 3 times per year. But then again I'm not here for the money. I have made a few very good friends and have learned about allot of different sites that I can make use of. So in that respect I feel mylot is worth my time.
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• China
15 Jun 09
Maybe you're right. I do not start many discussions, nor reply to many. Making friends here is a good idea, and I do hope to make some good friends here.
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@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
15 Jun 09
well if you think of only earning here,then it's a waste of time because earnings here is just very minimal!..cents! but if you think of learning from other people's experiences through posted discussions and responses, well then you're earning MORE here at mylot..that's why i'm still here..
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• China
15 Jun 09
Yes, you're definitely right. We're here not just for money, but more importantly, for communicating with and learning from others. I almost forgot my initial intention of being here. Thank you for reminding me.
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@med889 (5958)
15 Jun 09
It is not a waste of time being here chenxiaoyue. I am here since 2 months and yesterday I got my first payment which made me very happy to continue being on mylot. You have to give some 1 hour everyday in mylot atleast to be able to get the minimum. I am here everyday and I love to respond to various discussions. All you got to do is to give some time everyday here and then I am sure you will reach the minimum payment. Just try.
• China
15 Jun 09
Congratulations on your payment! I think I'm sometimes a little impatient. I just can't wait for a long time. Now I know what I should do.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
15 Jun 09
I don't think it is a waste of time beause I use this website not only to earn money. I use this as a recreation. I escape to mylot during my work, respond to some discussions, create some discussions, comment on something, feel refreshed, and get back to work. It is very enjoyable.....at the same time I earn soemthing along with my recreating. It is wonderful.
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• China
15 Jun 09
I appreciate your response. You helped me to understand why I'm here.
@nimzia (389)
• India
17 Jun 09
Hai my dear friend.I understood your feelings.When you have no time to spend here,its ok.But when you get regular time and you are here for atleast half an hour you can earn good income and also you will get good time pass.Don't consider this as a waste site.Always try to enjoy while you are here in mylot.I don't get much responses for my discussons,but i feel here very good and relaxed.Like me i wish you toobe enjoy here without getting bored.Good luck and happy mylotting.
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• China
17 Jun 09
Thank you for your kind response. These days, I try to spend more time here and I also see my earnings growing, though not rapidly. I'm lucky to receive so many responses to my discussion. Good luck to both of us!
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
17 Jun 09
I enjoy my time here and it is not because of the money although I have been getting paid every month for a while; it’s not a lot of cash more like pocket money really but it is a nice bonus for something I would be doing anyway. I log in almost every day and the time can vary from an hour or two to almost an entire day, it depends. I think it benefits your earnings if you focus on the quality of your posts and not the number but I’m sure you were already aware of that.
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• China
17 Jun 09
I can say for sure that I've been paying great attention to the quality of my posts. I'm not boasting. But sometimes things just work differently. Maybe it's because of this that I feel it's a waste of time here. It's like you devote much but get little reward.
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• Philippines
15 Jun 09
i am still new here in myLot... a couple of days old, lol... i spend some time here...and im enjoying a lot... and learning too...
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• China
15 Jun 09
Welcome. Hope you'll enjoy yourself here.
@kaz_man (293)
• Australia
15 Jun 09
Me too, I joined about a year ago, but now I am using mylot more then before. I'm using mylot at least 30min-1hour every day, haven't earned much but I think its worth it. Its better then other sites, as some sites become scam like they don't pay at all. But over all I think its a waste of time, but it does help to improve typing and writing skills if you write in long paragraphs.
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• China
15 Jun 09
Yes, you're right. Lingering here does help to improve writing skills, espeically for non-native speakers.
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@justinus (1110)
• Karawaci, Indonesia
16 Jun 09
I got myfirst $10.23 after more than 3 years with myLot, it was very expensive achievement and not wasting time hahahaha
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• China
17 Jun 09
Aha, you're more lucky than me. I'm still empty-handed. I'm trying to work harder recently and expect my first payout within 2 months. I have every confident in myself. Good luck to both of us!
@justinus (1110)
• Karawaci, Indonesia
17 Jun 09
I think you already near to the bottom limit, I saw you posted more than 400 it is close to the limit, I got receipt from myloter to post commet at least 8 lines and 10 times a day and also pictures will help your earning. Good luck, sie sie !
• China
18 Jun 09
I've made some bucks recently, though not much. I expect my first payout this month. I hope I'll make it. Besides, you mentioned 8 lines comment. You mean we have to write at least 8 lines when commenting on others' responses? That's a tough job I'm afraid. To me, 3 or 4 lines of comment does not mean it is in poor quality, and 8 lines is by no means absolutely quality comment. I'm a little confused.
@Jemina (5784)
16 Jun 09
I spend a great deal of time here on myLot and for me it's not a waste of time. Because of myLot I have learned about other paying sites and other stuff where you can get paid online so I owe a lot to myLot. Since I joined myLot in January 2007 I have earned around $500 by doing other stuff online. I know it's not much but I think I'm on the right track now. Reaching the top of the ladder of success doesn't take a day or two. It could take years. But if you are persistent enough and focus on your goal, one day soon you will get there.
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• China
17 Jun 09
$500? Wow~~ That's a big sum indeed. You deserve the reward since you put much time in. I also learned form other mylotters some legit paying sites and I've joined one or two to increase my earnings.Here on mylot, I'm still far away from reaching payout, but I'll keeping working. Good luck to both of us!
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@Jemina (5784)
17 Jun 09
Not all of that earnings came from myLot though but it's from this site where I learned about those other paying sites where I also earned.
• China
18 Jun 09
Yeah. That's one of the benefits of being here. We'll get to know which site pays and which site is a scam. So we don't have to waste our time on scams.
• China
17 Jun 09
Wow, 100 responses! (now 101:)Is it a new record in mylot? I've almost felt jealous:) I bet it's a surprise for you te receive so much concern! That's what I intend to say. Mylot is not only a site to earn. You can get more than earning here: to communicate with others, to solve many practical problems, to help each other......That's what we like to do, and we are paid for this! Isn't it fun? Actually, you can earn totally $1 just from this discussion if you add comments to every response you receive----don't oblige yourself to do so if you don't have so much to say:) By the way, I'm glad to find you are in the the same place as I:)
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• China
17 Jun 09
It's really a big surprise. I didn't expect my discussion to receive so much concern and I feel very happy for the warmth of so many mylotters. Before I posted this discussion, I felt upset with mylot and even thought of leaving; but so many kind responses help me realize the true fun of being here. We're here not just for money, there are more important things for us to pursue, such as the opportunity of communicating with and sharing with others their opinions, getting help from them and making nice friends here. Actually, I got little(only $0.40) from this discussion though it indeed received a huge number of responses. It's good to see you here, sarah.
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• China
17 Jun 09
Probably you haven't fully understood me:) You won't get paid from other's responses but you'll get paid from your every quality comment. You only get $0.40 from this discussion because you hanven't commented on all the responses (it must be a huge task:) do it as much as you like) By the way, have we met somewhere before? :)
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• China
17 Jun 09
It's indeed a huge task. It takes me almost an entire day to comment on these responses, and I haven't finished yet. But anyway, it's by no means a tiring thing to comment on each response cause I get to know what other people are thinking about on this issue. I should say thank all mylotters who respond to my discussion. It is them who make me understand the meaning of being here. And I should also be thankful to you for your telling me something about the evaluating system here. I've never known that comment on responses can help me earn. I used to think it useless.
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@jayrene (2713)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
i dont think its a waste of time here... i spend here many hours everyday, well that's because i am working online, and mylot is most of the time open when i am online, i go through my online stuff and include mylot with it. i think there are many things to gain here, not jsut the earning part, a lot of discussions really here that i have read have been useful to me, i have learned a lot here... if you are having a hard time reaching payout, and you dont want to spend many hours here, try doing some tasks, it will help you reach payout easily, since it pays high. my first month here i already got paid, and this second month i have more than the minimum already... i do a lot of posting in discussions here as i like participating in them.
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• China
17 Jun 09
I can see you fully enjoy yourself here. I'm working hard these days to reach payout. As you mentioned, I've also found that I can gain a lot of things here, like sharpening my writing skills, learning from others and keeping my mind active. I tried tasks but only to find they are not for me. I couldn't even open most of the link given. The worst is some high paid tasks only allow US citizens to participate. That's awful.
@jayrene (2713)
• Philippines
17 Jun 09
try the writing tasks, craiglist and the post link, they are for everybody not just for selected countries...
• China
18 Jun 09
Thank you for you patience in responding. Perhaps I'll follow your advice and try some writing tasks. Hope you have a nice day!
@andy77e (5165)
• United States
17 Jun 09
Well, I'm not interested in the money. A minimum wage job, doing really basic work, will pay no less than $7.25, and that's to do such difficult tasks as bag groceries. That's the simplest, most boring easy job in the US. One hour of that, a day will pay $50 a week. Compared, if you spend hours every day, for a full week, you might get $10. Here's the point. If you like talking about stuff, and like to get a few dollars for doing it, this isn't bad. If you like talking, there are better forums. If you like earning money, there are better jobs. Again, this is for people who want to talk, and would like a few bucks for it. If you are coming here to get some consistent income, you will be sadly disappointed. No one get's rich off of Mylot.
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• China
18 Jun 09
Hmmm~~~Probably you're right. We'll never be better off from mylot. It's a place for sharing opinions as well as gettting a little reward from it. This is a fact that all of us should realize. I don't lack money cause I have a full-time job. So it'd be better that I consider posting on mylot as a way of relaxing.
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@andy77e (5165)
• United States
18 Jun 09
Not to say there isn't a place for this. I'm sure in China where some earn less than the minimum wage of $2 a day, no doubt an extra $10 a week, or even a month would be a real boon. But here in a America for example, the smallest part time job will easily provide more money for less hours. Clearly there are better forums too. For example I can't respond to the person above me. This is to prevent two people for replying to each other constantly (like a real discussion) and racking up tons of money just between themselves. On my regular forum, I talk politics, quote research and documents, post links, post graphs and pictures citing my points. I have an avatar, and a signature of my favorite quote of one the founding fathers. Here I can do none of that, so I greatly prefer the other forum. Of course I don't earn any money there, which is too bad, I'd be earning at least a dollar a day.
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• United States
16 Jun 09
I dont know why you call it a waste of time; haven't you met lots of nice people here? I think you need to respond more to posts..I dont get paid every month; but I do like to come here..It's a pretty nice place to unwind.
@sacmom (14317)
• United States
16 Jun 09
You make an excellent point littlefranciscan! There are some very nice people on here. And I agree, it can be a nice place to unwind as well.
• China
18 Jun 09
I do have met a lot of nice people here. That's why I'm still here even though I haven't got paid within a whole year. But sometimes it's something that makes you upset. We all need impetus to go on, and money is a kind of it.
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@jovz07 (648)
• Philippines
15 Jun 09
no its not a waste of time here!! i got no referrals to help me earn to.. but i do not lose hope here!! just be patient.. having no time here is maybe one reason why you havent paid yet!! mylot is not a waste.. just keep trying and trying.. then you can have what you want!!happy mylotting!!
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• China
15 Jun 09
Thank you for your kindness. I'll try.
@jovz07 (648)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
ok.. maybe the reason why you are not earning is your post.. maybe you are posting too short..youi have to put details on your post so that you will be credited for summiting it..happy mylotting..
@dianmelydia (2272)
• Indonesia
15 Jun 09
I joined mylot at the middle of April. I received my first payout several days ago. I think mylot is a great site to earn money. You can earn more money by doing more efforts. Just post 20 to 30 responses with quality per day and let see how much you can earn in a month. I've proved it myself. Good luck and have a nice day. Happy mylotting.
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• China
15 Jun 09
You joined mylot just 2 months ago and you've already got payout? wow, that's great. How could you make that? Sometimes I think it's impossible to reach payout in a short time even if I post as many as 20 to 30 discussions with quality per day. When I post discussions or reply to others' discussions, I think about my words carefully in order to make it qualified. But the point is I don't know how much I can make by posting or replying a discussion.
@mysdianait (64064)
• Italy
15 Jun 09
No-one except the admin knows exatly how much we earn. There is no need to start lots of discussions. You can spend the whole time responding and commenting and you will earn just the same or even more because if you post discussions that are not original they will not create interest. Worse still, if they are repeats they would be deleted. Do not give up hope. Find out what works best for you and good luck!
@bagumbayan (2707)
• Philippines
18 Jun 09
Okay lets forget about it. Of course its nice we are exercising this kind of discussions together with our feelings. We are all humans. God Bless.
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• China
18 Jun 09
Thanks. I must learn to control my feelings next time. Sometimes I'm just too sensitive.
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@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
17 Jun 09
now that you mentioned it and now that i cannot afford anymore my quota of 15 posts daily i came to realize that mylot is one of those things that aren't for everybody. i mean way back then when i have control and say on my time i reach the payout. now, even though i'm halfway my payout i realize that mylot takes dedication so that any mylotter would feel satisfied and reach their target.
• China
17 Jun 09
Yeah, mylot is a place that requires efforts and dedication. As you said, it is not for everybody, esp. not for those whose purpose of being here is to make money. What they want is quick cash without making efforts. I do hope everyone here enjoy himself/herself and reach the target before long.
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• Philippines
17 Jun 09
Well, that depends on your view here in mylot. It is indeed very tiring if you will expect your income here. Why not visit here like your another account from another website which does not pay. Just post at the topic you wanted to talk with and respond to topics of your interest. You can create more quality responses and later you can see that you are earning already and having fun at the same. Mylot also is a place where you can meet another people and do referrals here for another earning site. There are also task for you to have additional income.
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• China
17 Jun 09
You're right. If we expect to earn much here, it will surely be a very tiring thing. When I first came here and joined mylot, making money was the main purpose. I was holding the same view even two days ago. It sounds funny, right? But now, I've already changed my mind when the disussion I started received so much concern. Many mylotters just tell me that I should consider it a place of communicating with and sharing with others their opinons, and by saying that, they meant no harm. I really appreciate that.