September 6, 2011 4:20am CST
its now almost one month now since i have been actively participating in discussions here in mylot and so far i have only earned $0.51:( to be honest i am extremely frustrated with my earnings. how long will it take me to earn the minimum payout amount? how many more discussions will i have to start and join to earn it? i think i'm running out of things to say:( i am not inspired anymore to start or join any discussion here.
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6 Sep 11
I am a little concerned too. Not so much about the earnings as about the idea that this discussion might be deleted. Why is talking about earning a don't or is there another reason for deletion? This is something that will drive me away unless of course there is a good reason for deletion of posts. I can not write if edited or moderated excessively unless I understand and just not go there (some topics I guess). As far as earnings (not the writing parts)that give us dollar amounts goes, I would like to encourage everyone to continue to find ways to increase the little number beside your name because I can tell you that I've posted else where on a message board (will not give the name)that gives far less. So to get an opportunity to post and make anything is a plus really. Honestly, it is something to earn a little than nothing at all. On the other hand perhaps there needs to be reasons for writing other than making the money that inspire us. Hope that helps!
• Grand Junction, Colorado
7 Sep 11
@ blue, one major taboo here is talking about earnings, especially when stating how much specifically you have earned, this is because the algorithm that is used is a secret. This is stated in the guidelines, discussions that discuss specifics are deleted. If you haven't already done so read the guidelines and FAQ's they will give you much info on what is and isn't allowed.Our stars are also factored into our earnings so without a star your probably not earning as much as you could, so respond to discussions to earn your star. Your number also does not go up as fast when responding in your own discussions, you only move up 2, however you earn for responding in your discussions. So my advise to both of you, is that you still have a ways to go. Many mylotters make payout each month, you just need to be very active, and your numbers make it appear that your not as active as you think. To get a star you have to have a user rating of 100, the higher the star the higher you will earn. You will not get rich here. If your looking to have fun and earn then this us the place to be. I have been here for quite a few years and am active at times. I enjoy the site, but the earnings are unimportant to me. Hope this info helps some.
6 Sep 11
It is kind of hard to earn payout but if you really like the site it is worth a try. Just add discussions but more importantly comment discussions with longer responses so you can will some more. Maybe you have been giving one sentence responses when the best you can do is write 3 or more sentences to actually get some good cash here.
6 Sep 11
I do not intend to demotivate you in any way but it is very well possible to reach the payout: I joined yesterday and I already made $0.62 the first day. It may still not be a lot but if I keep doing so every day I'll be able to cashout pretty soon. In fact I'll try to keep increasing my daily earnings and reach $1.00/day, perhaps even $50/month or $100/month in a while. I do spend a lot of hours on myLot already though, I think I spent like 4-5 hours on myLot already, if not more. I do type pretty fast though and I just search for topics that are of my interest and on which I'd like to share my opinion ( in at least 4 sentences usually ). Your posts/earnings ratio seems alright, like 2cent/post. So just try to keep posting a lot on things you love or are interested/motivated about. Good Luck!
7 Sep 11
your response is the most positive of all the responses i have received for this discussion. its in fact very inspiring for a new comer like me because you don't sound condescending and judgmental at all. because of your very positive advice i have decided not to give up on my lot. thanks!
7 Sep 11
I'm very glad to hear that my response motivated you! myLot is a great place to enjoy and still earn some extra money at. It won't get you rich, certainly not, but earning $1/day is very well possible! You may even earn more as you get the hang of it. Good luck to you!
6 Sep 11
Since you only have 26 posts, it's normal that you're nowhere near payout. myLot is not, in essence, a money-making site - it's a community where the money is a bonus. You'd seriously have to spend a lot of hours on here, posting a lot of content to make payout every month. I make payout most months but I don't start many discussions at all. I find that the best thing to do is to post decent-length responses that are helpful, with quality info. Of course, I'm lucky that I know a little about earning online, so I can usually post great long tracts with tips and ideas in response to people's questions. Post long, helpful responses. Post often. Enjoy myLot instead of looking at the earnings and you'll find they mount up quicker than you'd think!
6 Sep 11
I like the idea of a community and thinking about the extra as bonus, works for me. The only thing I can really add to this thread is perhaps that the incentive is enough just as long as it is real, which presently I have not one reason to doubt. Since my personal goal is mostly ego building anyway (I have never made a dime directly from any source online )then this opportunity is really going to be a boost for me. My goal is to get to bonus time! I do enjoy posting so if I can make some kind of contribution and in exchange see a bonus, then I will certainly be happy. The other thought that comes to mind is that there may be other ways but if they are not so enjoyable are they suitable for me? So I guess everything is a trade off. I have posted in other places without feeling appreciated and if joining a community works, is enjoyable and has rewards... :-)
15 Feb 12
hello Professor...i have been a member of my lot for two years now but its only been three for almost four months that i have been actively participating in discussions here. i am not disappointed with my earnings and the number of post i now have Professor ...in fact i am now enjoying myself here its not because of my earnings but because i am learning a lot here. thanks for your advice Professor!:)
6 Sep 11
dude if you are really here for money then you should try others sites because here in mylot you have to be active for long hours sacrificing your personal time for other things .......i would rather suggest you go and try some other mini freelancing sites that would help you get a some good money at the end of the month
• United Arab Emirates
6 Sep 11
Joining in mylot is both earning and having fun. My mindset right now is not just to earn but also to learn and enjoy by means of participation either by starting a discussion or answering a question or giving out opinions.:)
22 Jan 12
Well, if you spend 2 hours of your time in here and do more activities like commenting 50 or more and post 1 discussion a day that must be enough for you to earn some and for sure at the end of the month make around $20 or even more than that if you do more activities... Do not be frustrated because that's feeling too when I started and don't know what to do here. If you follow my suggestion I think you can say thanks at the end of the month
• United States
12 Sep 11
I have had friends that I brought here say the same thing. They thought if they answered just a few that they would make what I do. They finally figured out after looking at my profile that I do alot more than that to earn payout. It takes work to make enough each month or two to get to the payout. Looks like you have been told the same thing from everyone else.. hoping all of that advice is showing up in a better earnings for you now. :)
11 Nov 11
hi mashnn!!! yes you are correct i am fairly new here in my lot but i am trying very hard to make the meager number beside my name grow bigger every day by posting a lot of responses to discussions every day. my friend from India inspires me to try hard every day so he wont be able to overtake my number of post....hahahaha...but he's not very far behind me though... because he's very good!!!
13 Sep 11
Why don´t you begin by answering posts instead of starting one? It is a lot easier and if you give a good answer you will be paid as much as if you start a post. Although we don´t know how much we earn for each post, comment, answer or other participation, it is not much more than a cent each. So, to gewt $10, you would have to get involved in more posts. I would recommend you to get into more interests, get some friends so you can follow their posts and comment on them. Luck and welcome!
24 Jan 12
Hi I am new here and in 1 week of activity I made more than what you declared! I do not understand how this is possible...anyway I saw that you have a score of 278 which is a lot higher than mine...so I do not get it! If I compare Mylot wiith other systems i find Mylot preatty good.
24 Jan 12
good for you... but what you failed to notice is that i started this discussion 5 months ago that is why i have a higher number of discussions answered than you do but when i started this discussion i only had 26 ...so that's the reason for the big disappointment then but now 'm starting to enjoy it here in my lot!
23 Jan 12
That is unbelivable.. You made only $0.51 in a month... If you have been active for this long, then your earnings should have been more than that... I think, you were not active enough. Make sure you write quality data and enough of it.. Avoid the one liner posts at all costs because they don't receive a lot of credit or attention.... Take care...
22 Jan 12
I think it's really weird that you only won $0.51 cents if you have been participating actively, because this is the amount that I won in a day that I really participate here in myLot. Maybe you should give a look to the others ways that you can win money here in myLot and also check if you can improve your answers.
• United States
10 Nov 11
I am surprised to hear of that. I earned $1 yesterday. Are your discussions or comments getting deleted? I hear that causes you to lose money. Be sure that your responses are thorough, because if your responses are too short, you probably won't earn any money for them.
11 Nov 11
hi dolphinlover198! thanks so much for responding to an old discussion i started three months ago. i was really frustrated with my earnings when i posted this discussion and i nearly gave up on my lot because i expected too much. if i remember right i was able to post only 26 responses and started a couple of discussions though none of my discussions started have been deleted so far. right now i am quite happy and contented with where i am right now in my lot. i have found friends who motivate and inspire me to go on and not think about the earnings and that's just what i did. though my earnings is not that much yet but i am earning a lot in terms of friendship and learning experience.
13 Sep 11
i have noticed that not all rate the comments made on discussions so i think that even if i strictly follow that rule on rating responses on the discussions i have started its not an assurance that the responses i make will be rated in return. so what i do is i just submit responses to discussions as much as i possibly can and not think of the ratings at all so i wont get frustrated.