I have made my first dollar on MyLot!

Indian Paintbrush on Mt. Diablo California
@TheHorse (51629)
Pleasant Hill, California
October 8, 2015 12:37pm CST
It took a week, but I made it through the dollar mark last night as I slept. For some reason, I don't get a lot of likes and comments on my own "discussions," but I'm pretty active in making comments and joining the dialogue on others' discussions, so that must be where my earnings come from. My worldly wise advice to "newbies" would be to interact as much as possible, as it appears we're rewarded for interaction on others' discussions, not just our own. Am I right about that? The photo is of Indian Paintbrush, which comes up in mid-Spring on Mt. Diablo, near my home.
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@much2say (34689)
• United States
8 Oct 15
[Clap, clap]! Yep, interaction is the key here! I love it when everything is in working order (unlike that other place) and we all have a great time. It's a nice feeling when you know you can rely on a site!!
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@marlina (60949)
• Canada
8 Oct 15
Yes, one must interact a lot here, that's the name of the game.
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@TheHorse (51629)
• Pleasant Hill, California
9 Oct 15
I wonder if we'll ever know the whole story behind "that other site." Did they intend it to be a quasi-scam the whole time? Or did they just get in above their heads? I admit that I do want to know.
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@much2say (34689)
• United States
9 Oct 15
@TheHorse I think we all deserve to know the truth. That's the least they could do for stringing us along this entire time with words teasing about the big plans they had and were working on. But they probably won't.
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@NeldaHoxie (1422)
• United States
8 Oct 15
It's one of the things that I like here. We can make money by participating on other people's conversations. I don't have a lot of time some days and I don't want to start discussions and then leave for several hours.
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@TheHorse (51629)
• Pleasant Hill, California
9 Oct 15
I still like it (ego) when others comment on my posts. But it's fun to be able to travel around the site and get involved in any conversation I want to. And to now that being involved in others' discussions can lead to earnings.
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@jaboUK (50134)
• United Kingdom
8 Oct 15
Yes you can even earn before you post anything - I just flitted about making comments and responding when I first got here, and was surprised to find money in the bank.
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• United States
8 Oct 15
yepperz, most 've my 'discussions' fall quite flat 'n i 'twas plum shocked 't the bank numbers risin' jest from the interaction with other folks. kinda refreshin', not feelin' the need to come up with dribbles, havin' that freedom to jest go enjoy what others'd penned. gorgeous plant! i'm hopin' to put some in here this comin' year 'long with some others who can possibly withstand our weird weather. big hugs 'n congrats!!
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@TheHorse (51629)
• Pleasant Hill, California
9 Oct 15
Yeppers, like what if my most interesting event of the day was being able to tweeze that nose hair that had been itching me for a week. I could post about it and hope for a few sympathy likes, or just give up. But here, I can find an interesting discussion and just join in.
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• United States
9 Oct 15
@TheHorse aha! yer pickin' on my failed attempts 'f puttin' discussions, eh? i'm gonna tell yer new asian bride 'bout that ms. anna yepperz, that's one' f the perks 'bout this place i do so enjoy. glad'ja finally made it o'er here!
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@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
9 Oct 15
This is very good advise, and very true, even if one's own discussions don't tend to lead into lots of action, one can find that action elsewhere. Sometimes i have a good discussion that gets used on and on for days, and then I have some that bomb, you never know!
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@TheHorse (51629)
• Pleasant Hill, California
9 Oct 15
I have the occasional discussion (like this one) that gets more than 15 comments, but I enjoy the conversations wherever they occur. It's nice to know we're compensated even when our participation isn't on our own posts.
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@maggs224 (1774)
• Alicante, Spain
8 Oct 15
Well you managed your first dollar much quicker than I did lol... Still I do have fun even if the money doesn't quite roll in :D
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@marguicha (80518)
• Chile
8 Oct 15
Cogratulations! I only need a few cents to reach my dollar mark. I love to interact. This is what I most love about mylot. Si I guess that everything go well.
@rosekiss (30152)
• Eugene, Oregon
8 Oct 15
You are so right that interaction is the key here, as that is what we have to do to get paid. I love it a lot, and I am having so much fun with the interaction. I have never laughed so hard as I have at some of the comments made in here. That is a good thing though, as laughter is good for the soul, so let's all keep on laughing.
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@MALUSE (31825)
• Denmark
8 Oct 15
I've got $4.43 after 11 days. Not bad, I don't complain. It would have taken me a quarter of a year on the B site to arrive there.
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@sharon6345 (106735)
• United States
8 Oct 15
I find that to be the case too when I explore for a few hours. I see blessings creeping little by little. Good luck making more cents in the bank.
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@kiran8 (14874)
• Mangalore, India
8 Oct 15
Thats goood...It took me more than a week to earn my first dollar because of lack of time...I am sure once you interact more and take part in others discussions you will start earning more ..
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@amnabas (9858)
• Karachi, Pakistan
8 Oct 15
Welldone my friend keep going and keeo interacting.
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@OneOfMany (9188)
• United States
9 Oct 15
I made 25 cents my first day and I only posted a discussion at the very end. I do not earn fast here, only just getting over $5 yesterday, and I'm 2 days shy of being here a month.
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@TheHorse (51629)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Oct 15
If I can get to $5 in my first month I'll be pretty happy.
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@OneOfMany (9188)
• United States
10 Oct 15
@TheHorse That's just because we're used to the Bubblews rate. :P
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@TheHorse (51629)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Oct 15
@OneOfMany Yes, we're used to the trickle. Here, we can do better than 5 cents a day if we're active in visiting and commenting on others' posts.
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@Carol2015 (138)
• Zhengzhou, China
9 Oct 15
How long do you stay on the site every day?
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@TheHorse (51629)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Oct 15
I stop by as a break from doing other things (grading papes, etc.). But it winds up being several minutes at a time.
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• Zhengzhou, China
11 Oct 15
@TheHorse Then, one week is really a short time for me.
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@TheHorse (51629)
• Pleasant Hill, California
11 Oct 15
@Carol2015 It adds up--I wind up noodling around the site for half an hour sometimes!
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@annierose (17417)
• Philippines
9 Oct 15
Wow! That is amazing! How much time did you spend in here to have an early payout? I hope I can do same thing but I cannot be active here as much as I want to. I only sign in here whenever I have free time. By the way, thank you very much for such a good suggestions. So, interaction is the key. I think this site is pretty awesome for it offers a lot of benefits to its users. Happy mylotting and Congratulations!
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@TheHorse (51629)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Oct 15
I haven't come close to the payout level yet. But if I can make a dollar my first week, and maybe two dollars my second week, I'll be well on my way towards $10.
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@annierose (17417)
• Philippines
12 Oct 15
@TheHorse Oh, I misunderstood your post. I thought you almost made it to the payout. I have been here for a long time and I think the fastest time I can make to have my payout here is one month. Well, I could not devote all my time here because sometimes I run out of ideas. Happy mylotting :)
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@sishy7 (26748)
• Australia
9 Oct 15
Well done! We earn from other interactions to our posts - they could be our discussion, response, or comment posts. We don't earn when we just post a discussion, response, or comment alone. But the minute others interact to our posts, we will start earning.
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@TheHorse (51629)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Oct 15
So it's most important to post things that will elicit comments from others? That's what discussion/conversation is all about.
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• United States
9 Oct 15
It looks like you got a ton of responses from this post. Guess you just have to post stuff that the audience responds to. lol Anytime someone posts about hitting a milestone on myLot it seems to get some buzz. I just started a couple days ago myself and am only up to 16 cents. Maybe I'll be able to post about making my first dollar soon too. Keep having fun.
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@TheHorse (51629)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Oct 15
In that way, it's not that different from "that other site." Posting about our interaction with the site gets a buzz.
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@Asylum (46834)
• Manchester, England
8 Oct 15
It took me about 3 weeks to reach my first $1 after returning here, although I was not very active and was in no particular hurry. It comes as no surprise to me that your responses have been low because it does take a little time before other members get to know you. Interacting is always the way to go here because that is the only way to become involved with others.
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@TheHorse (51629)
• Pleasant Hill, California
9 Oct 15
I've been pretty active. This evening, I've been alternating between writing progress notes (a job-related thing) and leaving comments on posts.
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• United States
8 Oct 15
You get rewarded for the comments you make on the articles of others. You don't get anything for comments on your articles or those you make on our own.
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• Pune, India
8 Oct 15
@AbbyGreenhill, I don't think this is right. We do get rewarded for the responses we receive on our discussions.
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• United States
9 Oct 15
@Analyst001 That's how it was explained to me, so I'm just taking that person's word for it.
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@TheHorse (51629)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Oct 15
Abby, my impression is that we get rewarded when others respond to us, whether it's our posts or our comments on others' posts.
• Angeles City, Philippines
9 Oct 15
Thank you for sharing. Now I know just what to do. And congrats! :)
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