What I did to keep myLot bank growing steadily

@Drosophila (16694)
Ireland
December 21, 2015 12:08pm CST
I joined myLot since Septemeber and didn't plan to stick around. I was going to finish my research and nuke the account. Three months later on, I'm still posting away. I can tell you it's not about the $$$ because it's not, the interactions I get from this site outweighed any $$$ myLot pays out. At the same time, it is ALL about the $$$! There's something nice about watching your bank balance goes up.. even by cents. I am sure, you know what I'm talking about. My earnings averaged over the 3 months have been extremely steady. The days I earned next to nothing, are the days I didn't even log on. So this what I did to keep my bank growing steadily: 1) Create one discussion a day. I think there are enough posts on how to write interesting posts already, so I'm not going to re-invent the wheels here. 2) Respond back to the people that responded to my post. If someone is interested in what I have to say about this topic, chances are I will enjoy exploring the topic with them. 3) Someone I really enjoy interacting with let's put them on "Follow" and check out their posts. Chances are they are probably talking about things I'm interested in. 9 Times out of 10 they are! 4) Comment on the posts that are interesting, it's ok to disagree. But keep it classy. No one needs aggravation after all. The community rewards positive interaction after all. 5) Check out the newbies and unanswered posts, there could be some very well written gem there. Help another member and you are rewarded in more way than one. 6) Enjoy myself and have fun. The best way to keep $$$ growing steadily is to enjoy myself. Not to fret over about the popularity of my posts. If a discussion doesn't take off, no big deal! My comments are probably taking off somewhere and collecting $$$... All in all, I have had a very busy month, there have been days I barely logged on. But, my bank has been more healthy than ever.. so I thought I'll share my experience here. How's your bank looking? Do you have any tips for us?
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@PhredWreck (6051)
21 Dec 15
I don't have any tips, I just hang out and do whatever feels good.
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
21 Dec 15
your posts are always good to read.. and you're on here all the time lol.
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@Hatley (164451)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Dec 15
hi@Phredwreck thats pretty much what I am doing too how are you and Scar doing your Grinchyness?:
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@vandana7 (68959)
• India
16 Jan 16
Yeah...and sometimes you disappear..
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• Lenox, Georgia
21 Dec 15
Sounds a lot like what I do here. =) It is so much fun being here!
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
21 Dec 15
It's fun alright.I am genuinely surprised by how much fun it is.
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@Hatley (164451)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Dec 15
hi both of you it is indeed fun and it helps me not to be lonely in this tiresome retirement center.
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
21 Dec 15
@Hatley it's definitely a good way to meet people. :)
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• United States
21 Dec 15
We all have our way of doing things, just like in real life!
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
21 Dec 15
Totally! Hence this article is titled "what I did.." versus "what anyone should do".. xD
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• United States
21 Dec 15
@Drosophila Yes, I understood your title, I was just making conversation.
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
21 Dec 15
@AbbyGreenhill Totally! I did ponder if I should even write this post, didn't really want it to come across, "this is how you should do it" post. Like you said, everyone has their ways of succeeding.. So what's your secret sauce?
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@mysdianait (64148)
• Italy
21 Dec 15
You said it all there so there is not much else to it at all. Have fun and don't fret about the cents as they take care of themseves and then myLot will take care that receive them
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@Hatley (164451)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Dec 15
mysd hi what I love most here besides m y friends here is the dependability of our admins here not like the bad word bad word bb that left a lot of my frieds unpaid.
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@mysdianait (64148)
• Italy
21 Dec 15
@Hatley Absolutely agree on that!
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
21 Dec 15
Totally! I've not come off here without having had a good time and some growth to the bank!
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@boiboing (12879)
• Northampton, England
21 Dec 15
I'm keeping my fingers crossed to reach redemption this month but it has been a weird month of ups and downs.
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@Hatley (164451)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Dec 15
@boiboing I did it this morning crossed to ten dollars and some cents me Im retired so am on here a lot.
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
21 Dec 15
@boiboing I guess you've been travelling too, so that might have some impact, best luck! @Hatley ooh Gratz! You've hit the mark already
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@boiboing (12879)
• Northampton, England
21 Dec 15
@Drosophila Yes, it's not been an easy month. A lot of meetings where I can't sneak off and take a peak at MyLot.
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@Hatley (164451)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Dec 15
Hi@Drosophia you did an excellen job of covering all the earning bases so I can only say you summed up how I feel too about our great mylot.I'm retired so Im on here a lot to mylot lol.
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
21 Dec 15
I've yet to discover the secret receipe to "making a hit discussion", so I don't rely on it as the basis of my "earning". :) Glad to hear you made payout already way before Xmas :) It should make a nice present for Jan!
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@Hatley (164451)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Dec 15
@Drosophila yes I will s ure appreciate it as it helps me topay my 56 dollar cable bill
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
21 Dec 15
@Hatley is that a monthly bill? I never get used to how expensive US bills can be.
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@inertia4 (27792)
• United States
21 Dec 15
I was here on MyLot way back when. And it was a great site then, and now it is a great site again. I was on cloud nine when I heard that MyLot was going to start paying again. And I haven't stopped since. I think for most of us it is about the money. I believe we all like to see some incentive for the work we put into the site.
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
22 Dec 15
That's definitely one site you don't feel bad spending time on.
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@inertia4 (27792)
• United States
22 Dec 15
@Drosophila Right. I love being here and love my friends here also. The communication and the fun I have is second to none.
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
22 Dec 15
@inertia4 Yep, I'm quite surprised by the genuine niceness of the people here.. it's not something I come across often "out there".. xD
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@WorDazza (10089)
• Manchester, England
21 Dec 15
Oh I see! All we ever were was material for you!! Do I get a mention??
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
21 Dec 15
Lol, you're the first man I know who objects to being "used". xD But why, ofc, your business novel idea will make us billionaires! Just imagine the title "Hugo's Boss Saves Hugo and the Day!"
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@WorDazza (10089)
• Manchester, England
22 Dec 15
@Drosophila Maybe we should write it together, remotely. Hugo could be the trusty sidekick. Sort of a K9 with fur!! Seriously though, I hope you don't give up on this place now you've used and abused us.
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
22 Dec 15
@WorDazza Lol.. we should defo explore the business novel idea! and e-publish it one person a chapter a time.. then split profit 45:45.. with 10% goes to Hugo! I'm definitely going to stick around and hijack your posts continuously, as long as you're here to write 'em!
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@marlina (80412)
• Canada
21 Dec 15
That is about what I do every day or most days.
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@sugartoes (43766)
• Greencastle, Indiana
22 Dec 15
@Drosophila that seems like the BEST way to keep things moving from what I can tell, is just interact on other topics as many as you can everyday all day if you can.
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
22 Dec 15
@sugartoes oh ya, branch out and diversify, find other interesting posts.
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@sugartoes (43766)
• Greencastle, Indiana
22 Dec 15
@Drosophila oh I surf the site when I don't have something to read. after I get done reading my replies
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@celticeagle (121007)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Dec 15
That is really good advice. I think that each person has their own way of doing things on here. Things that works for them. Making it fun keeps people coming back.
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
22 Dec 15
Totally, we all have such different styles, it's definitely not a one-size fits all approach. :)
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@celticeagle (121007)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Dec 15
@Drosophila ...No. One size fits all doesn't work.
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@zebra2222 (5198)
• United States
22 Dec 15
It's more about relaxing and writing than the income. Enjoy!
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
22 Dec 15
You're right, I do write better since I've been on here. That's definitely a bonus add to the skill set. :D
@GardenGerty (105151)
• United States
22 Dec 15
When you give, you receive. Give attention when you can be here. People will give you attention back, even when you cannot be here.
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
22 Dec 15
No truer words ever uttered! :)
@Teep11 (7264)
• United States
21 Dec 15
The interaction seems to be the key because we all know that it won't produce enough to make a living off of but every little bit helps.
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
22 Dec 15
Totally, I don't think anyone can quit their day job over this. :) I just allocated my time previously spent on Facebook now here.
@Shellyann36 (11258)
• United States
21 Dec 15
We have the two weeks of Christmas/New Year's vacation that started on Friday and I am going to take advantage of that free time to get lots of comments in here at myLot!
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
21 Dec 15
Oh ya, am going to spend Xmas with my aunt, so lots of drunken myLotting expected.
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@Beatburn (3959)
• Philippines
21 Dec 15
I am sharing this to others who have been lamenting about not meeting the deadline for this month. I enjoy it here especially interacting with those I follow.
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
22 Dec 15
Glad you like it. :) Yep, I use myLot as a reward for me too. I find more interesting stuff here than I do on say Facebook.
• United States
21 Dec 15
@Drosophila this soundsike a recipe fot myLot success.
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
21 Dec 15
It's what works for me aye. :) What's keeping my bank steady is my interactions with others. Which is good, because I can't always think of interesting stuff to go on.
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@rosekiss (30258)
• Eugene, Oregon
22 Dec 15
Mine has been going up ever so slowly. I won't reach payout this month, but then, I wasn't trying all that hard either, and it has been slow. It should pick up after Christmas and New Years. I think that everyone is getting ready for teh holiday, so they just can't spend the time in here that they would like. I do come in here in the moring, and do my notifications that I receive over night.I haven't been taking the time to post to new discussions, as I have things to do besides here, that take precedence to mylot.
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
22 Dec 15
Totally our life gets the priority. I hope it improves for you! Yep, I was the same last couple of weeks, just log in and do my notifications then log out again. It's just a hectic months for everyone. Hope you have a good holidays!
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@rosekiss (30258)
• Eugene, Oregon
22 Dec 15
@Drosophila I hope your holiday is great too. I just have other things to worry about too, besides the holidays. Things that take top priority over mylot or anything else for that matter. Things will get better for me though, in no time.
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
22 Dec 15
@rosekiss It's always the darkest before dawn. But the lord see it all and set it right.
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@kevin1877uk (36985)
22 Dec 15
I think you are doing just what you need to do. Even days when I'm not here I still see account growing although not much few cents but "every bit helps" My way of thinking, on Bubblews I had 2,800 post, here I have just a little over 200 and with those 200+ post I still earn ok it's only a small amount but if I have 2,000+ posts, how much would I earn? I guess it will be more than a few cent but I could be wrong. When I first came to the world of earning online I read about "content is king" which I though was a load of rubbish it was until a few years late I realise that it is true, the more content you have the more chances of you have of someone seeing your work. If you only had one post/item or whatever you like to call it, the chances of it been seen online is very slim. If you had 1,000 post/items the odd change. I think if you continue to write over time you will continue to earn and the more you write the more you should be earning.
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
22 Dec 15
Totally, you summarised it nicely. Its good myLot is a platform for you to be able to practice content generation. I do find that I can write better and I am more willing to write since I've been onto myLot.
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@kevin1877uk (36985)
22 Dec 15
@Drosophila I'm glad you are writing more now :)
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
22 Dec 15
@kevin1877uk Thanks thanks! ya I don't think I can output more than 1 discussion a day.
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@Bluedoll (17039)
• Canada
22 Dec 15
Sounds a lot to me like funded research. The real question here is what is the next thesis statement. The members that interact could be volunteer test subjects. I like number #2
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
22 Dec 15
HAHAHA.. volunteer test subjects! Well, am hoping to wrap up the diploma and move onto the social media jobs. I still don't like writing, so am trying to see if I can get a role with minimal "content generation" and more strategical planning. Like Why, When, Who, How, to communicate, but not "what". What = the actual message to communicate.
@Bluedoll (17039)
• Canada
22 Dec 15
I like to think of writing @Drosophila as communication too. If there was just one style of writing in the world that would just be horrid. There are all kinds of roles, writers and writing applications. I hope you do find the position you want in the new year where you can exercise your skills in an area you want.
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
22 Dec 15
@Bluedoll Thanks thanks! Ya, it's going to be tricky trying to land a social media strategist role with an open liner of "well.. i hate writing.. but I like to communicate'
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@else34 (13601)
• New Delhi, India
22 Dec 15
@Drosophila,That's exactly what I do.I post only one discussion in a day,though not strategically,but because I lack time,and use the rest of the time at my disposal to interact as much as possible.It works miracles.
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
22 Dec 15
It's great right! I've tried posting more than 1 discussion a day, and I find it's not a good approach. It actually cannibalises the other post. So I just let it run its course then post another one later.
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@else34 (13601)
• New Delhi, India
22 Dec 15
@Drosophila Yeah....that's the right strategy.Send a post and then begin interacting with others on their posts.Let your post attract the maximum possible number of likes and comments.Send another post the next day.
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
22 Dec 15
@else34 That's what I found worked out really well. Also I don't always have interesting ideas, so it's good to stock up for the future. lol.
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