Change Of Motive For Joining My Lot

United States
April 29, 2013 8:58pm CST
When I joined MyLot it was with the main intentions of earning a few dollars but I started reading the some of the post and the questions that are being asked and answered and I find that many people are hurting, have issues and are seeking answers to life issues. I am new to MyLot and even though I do not know each member in person, you have now become part of my online family. We do not have all the answers to life's questions but I see that all of us are trying to help each other and I believe that you all care about each other. Now my main goal of joining my lot has taken a backseat and just caring about my online family has moved to the number one spot. Yes, I still want to make a few dollars but I believe people are more important. How many of you have changed your mail goal of making money and have replace with helping and providing comfort to those who are hurting and seeking answers?
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@mythociate (15341)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
30 Apr 13
The two goals OUGHT to go hand-in-hand: as you help/are-helped-by more people, you make more money.
@Angelpink (4023)
• Philippines
30 Apr 13
That is also my reasons to be here ! I would be very hypocrite if i will say that i am in Mylot for purpose of reaching other people . Time is hard , i need to earn a little also , need to augment income . With hard life i guess we all need to be resourceful . Let us make used of our talents and other gifts whom God have given.
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• United States
30 Apr 13
Honestyly what brought me here was the money. Alot of the people that I associate with are also over on other writing sites that pay as well and I doubt I will come to MyLot if they are not paying. It was great while it lasted though!
• United States
30 Apr 13
To "mythociate": first of all, thank you for responding. Yes I agree that the two goals go hand in hand but my main goal has shifted from money being the number one goal to helping my new found friends to helping as number one and money as number two goal. To "Angelpink" I thank you for your your comments, yes, the same reason that brought all of us to MyLot was to earn some money and still is but we also enjoy the interaction with our fellow MyLotters and trying to help them in anyway that we can. When I joined I was not thinking of helping others (and I don't think that any of us did) until I began to read the questions and saw the need for helping more important than making a few dollars, and I agree that times are hard especially when there are bills to be paid and some added cash to help cover some of those bills still exist, but the focus has shifted. To "Shellyann36" - Your comments are appreciated. I've also done the writing and am still writing articles that I post on the internet in addition to joining MyLot. We are all looking for ways to make some money and when I found MyLot is was a place to get some cash to pay some bills.
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• Pakistan
30 Apr 13
though many of us intresting to join mylot because of earning but as we see later that we get many unseen benefit from this side we have different types of discussion that improve our knowledge in different issue some issue relying our mora; and social behaviour so it important side for gaining whether physical or logical
@Angelpink (4023)
• Philippines
30 Apr 13
Hi don't worry so much for that reputation , you are a newbie here and yet your doing great , having that blue start already. Me , i am almost 11 months here but loof i am still in red star but that is okay , still i am earning , learning and enjoying a lot ! Don't be sad , it will rise next days ..
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@Angelpink (4023)
• Philippines
30 Apr 13
Oh my this is not for here ..sorry ! This is my response to other discussion..
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• United States
30 Apr 13
Hi Profmuhammadakhtar: How are you? If I tried to pronounce your username I'd get my tongue all tied up, (lol). This is a great site to get have fun and make a few dollars at the same time. Yes, this site has many benefits and making full use of it can be of benefit not just to ourselves but to others. Lots of fun things to do and lots of interesting people to interact with as we learn from each other. Thanks for responding.
@MATT69AC (335)
• United States
30 Apr 13
The money is just an added "bonus" for being social here. I had originally came here for the money and quickly found out its not just about that. You can learn a lot of stuff here and have fun talking to people and making friends.
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• United States
30 Apr 13
I totally agree with you! I love talking to people, helping people and voicing my opinion. I don;t know why this site isn't as popular as Facebook. In fact, I'd rather be on mylot then Facebook. Besides, if I can make money doing it as well, and helping people, why not? :)
• United States
30 Apr 13
To Matt69AC: Thank you very much for your response, yes the money is an added bonus for being social and even though money is important caring about others and giving a helping hand is very important. Learning by talking with others and making new friends is a lot of fun and it also improves our writing not mention our typing skills. It's a win, win situation all around for all of us. My mother always said that "Good friends are better than pocket money." To AndyTwin2: I like your response. When you enjoy talking to people it makes a difference and you can learn a lot about that person and also what they contribute can be of benefit because while they are learning from you, you are also learning from them and getting some extra cash at the same time. Having a place to voice your opinion, well I guess MyLot is the place to go, it's a winning combination for all of us.
@vip25sc (48)
• Thailand
30 Apr 13
I think most of peoplw is fist join mylot because of money but I have seen many people mentioned that they keep active on mylot is not just because of only money but also because of friendship that they've got from this site. I just joined mylot only a week time, I hope to keep active ,aking friend and have fun comment on the discussion.
• United States
30 Apr 13
To: vip25sc: Yes, I totally agree with you, MyLot is a fun place to be, interacting with others and keeping active on this site is wonderful and where else can you go helping others and getting a few dollars at the same time? I'm glad I found MyLot because you can really learn about people by reading their post and responding to them and also getting your questions answered and so much more that myLot has to offer. Thanks for taking the time to respond. :)
@Anji1985 (47)
• France
30 Apr 13
I actually thought the same as you, I was interested in making some extra money. But after my first few days of MyLot (I recently joined also) it's been great and I've learned alot and also interacted with so many people.
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• United States
30 Apr 13
To Anji1985 thanks for your honesty. Isn't this a wonderful site to make new friends? Even though I've only been on myLot for a few days I find there is warmth and good people here and the interaction is good and helping others is a great feeling especially when they have questions and are seeking answers or they are giving advise. Have a wonderful day. :)
@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
30 Apr 13
if you want to help people and make few extra bucks. this is a great place to do it.
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• United States
30 Apr 13
To "MoonGypsy" I appreciate your comments and I thank you for responding. Helping people and making a few extra bucks is a very good thing to do. By helping others we also help ourselves and it lifts our spirits. The bible says that "It is more blessed to give than to receive." Have a great day. :)
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
30 Apr 13
My lot is alot more than just earning money. I have met people from all over the world here. Learned to cook from them, learned their way of living. By the way ... Im maria from Mexico.
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@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
30 Apr 13
Those who seek only money in mylot will be greatly disappointed because they wouldn't be making as much as they would be hoping for. You are correct that people are more important than money. The wisdom, the knowledge and the friends you gain in here are far more valuable than what you earn. Oh, and Welcome!
• United States
30 Apr 13
Hi Aja103654: I like your answer and your honesty. I find that people on this site are honest about what they think and how they feel. It's quite refreshing and actually very nice. We should never be afraid to voice our opinions because even if don't agree with the answers given we can disagree without being disagreeable and it's a nice feeling. Thanks for responding. Have a great day.
@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
1 May 13
Thank you verna! Don't be afraid to say what is on your mind as long as you are being reasonable and not being rude to anyone. We are lucky that we are free to voice our opinions in this site, we should not abuse it. Have fun!
• United States
30 Apr 13
i think everyone wants to make a few extra bucks but u r right reading the posts gives u an insight of all the other people with questions that need answers so I too read and listen to the posts and try to make a good response that might help the person in need
• United States
30 Apr 13
To creationsbysusie everyone who have responded thank you for your responses. Yes I agree that making a few dollars and getting insight from people all over the world is great. Everyone is looking for answers in various aspect of their lives and we are a family who are trying our best to help each other and at the same time we are trying to make a few dollars to help out with some bills we may have, or to buy a present for a loved one, what ever the reason is but as we listen by reading and giving good responses we are not only helping others, but we are also helping ourselves. Money is good but helping others is very good and as we continue to interact with each other we find ourselves growing in a positive direction helping and being helped. Have a wonderful day !!
@maximax8 (28249)
• United Kingdom
30 Apr 13
I am very grateful to my sister telling me about fantastic My Lot. She knows that I like to discuss things. At that time I was pregnant with my disabled son and now he is almost six years old. I was able to discuss on My lot finding out he was disabled at 36 weeks pregnancy. The earnings I look on as a bonus and the real values are the interesting discussions and the amazing friendships. I wish I could afford to visit other My Lot friends. Last year I had a wonderful time visiting a My Lot friend that lives in Chile. My lot members are indeed like an online family and we all live in different countries.
• United States
30 Apr 13
Hi maximax8: It's nice to meet you. God is a very good God and being on My Lot is a great benefit and I'm glad that My Lot family was here for you and is still is here for you and so many of us who just need someone to interact with and to join in interesting discussions. Yes, I'm beginning to find out that My Lot friends are very good people who really care about each other and will bend over backwards to help in anyway they can as we join together as one big happy family. May God continue to bless you and your son each day. I'm sure that your son even though disabled has been a blessing to you and your family, because children a wonderful. It's nice to know that you had a wonderful time visiting with other members of the online My Lot family and interacting with them. Yes, the money is an added bonus but friends are important because they can be there to comfort us and speak kind words of encouragement and give us advise when we need it. :)
• India
30 Apr 13
Hi friend, welcome to mylot. It is the best place to make online friendship as well as share our knowledge. Here we can share our problems and get solution for it as well as give solutions to other persons to solve their issues. We can find answers to various questions. We can make money from this site in our free time and get relaxed with our activities
• United States
30 Apr 13
Hi family: it's nice to meet you also. Thanks for responding. I'm so happy that people are responding and I'm having fun with all of you. mylot is a nice place to be and helping others and being helped, meeting new people and exchanging ideas is wonderful. Have a great day.
• Bulgaria
30 Apr 13
I feel exactly the same. There are so many destinies, everyone has his own story. You meet new people and they become a part of you somehow.
• United States
30 Apr 13
Hi arpecubha: Thanks for responding. Yes each one of us have our own stories and different experiences and over the years we've learned a lot and can actually use our experiences to help others who may be going through the same things we went through. It sure is a nice thing to do when we help others in their time of searching for answers to issues they have.
@iluvusabado (2560)
• Philippines
30 Apr 13
my main goal when i joined mylot is to get paid but then i've been enjoying sharing my ideas here. and i've been really benefiting reading about other people's opinions on some topics.
• United States
30 Apr 13
Hi iluvusabado: Nice to meet you and thanks for responding. After being on mylot we'll find our goals shifting as we share our ideas and we do have a lot to offer and this is a place where we find out a lot about ourselves, sharing ideas and just having fun interacting with others about different topics and learning from them.
@joizee (502)
• Philippines
30 Apr 13
Hi Verna! I still have the purpose of enjoying discussions here in myLot. But usually I get pressured that I don't earn much for the day because my husband might think I'm wasting time in another online job instead of concentrating in only one thing and be more productive in that. Thanks for sharing! :)
• United States
30 Apr 13
Hi Joizee: How are you? I'm new to this site so I don't know how long it will take to make a few bucks but I believe that in time you will see a few more dollars coming in. Try to get as many referrals as you possible can and that will help to increase your cash flow while you're still having fun while helping others. Don't worry because everything will fall into place, just keep trying. Helping others is never a waste of time and don't allow yourself to get pressured or become anxious. The bible said that we should "careful (anxious, never worry about anything) for nothing but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be known unto God." Philippians 4:6 King James Version. :)
• Pakistan
3 May 13
though many side provide alot of interesting and professional ideas same in case of mylot which not only provide financial benefit to their user but also still provided many more social and other activities
• Philippines
30 Apr 13
Part of the reasons why I joined my lot is to earn money. But believe me, my main reason is to gain more friends by posting and responding relevant ideas with the MyLot members. And I am happy if someone responds to my discussions. That only means that someone spent his/her time reading and responding to it.
• Philippines
30 Apr 13
My very first aim in joining mylot is really earning even a small amount every day. Just as you have realized, there are a lot of things to be enjoyed here. People who share ideas intelligently and emotionally. I still have the motive of earning. Thus, even if it is so slow to earn here, I still love staying here and interacting.
@grvdubey11 (1882)
• India
30 Apr 13
I joined Mylot three years ago but was not so active here, i was active in other discussion forums.But there i got fed up of unnecessary provocations during discussions.Here the people are quite friendly overall along with that Mylot rules and guidelines are of great help in maintaining the friendly atmosphere.Like other senior members here have mentioned lot of times that if one expects Mylot as a place to earn quick money then he/she is likely to get disappointed.Right approach would be to treat this as any other social networking website,so i think you are on right track.Best wishes.
@CuteMandy (165)
• China
30 Apr 13
While I come to myLot, I would like to practise English, make some new friends and earn some dollars. And now I found that I can help somebody, that is great here. I like to share my opinion with others.
• Philippines
30 Apr 13
I experienced the same thing you did, and I think other people did, too. I joined mylot with earning in mind, but as I kept on responding to discussions my reason changed. Now I don't log in just for the money. I log in because I like what I'm doing here in mylot. There are nice people here, and I like mylot's atmosphere.