How do I earn in myLot? - A handy reference guide for ALL users

By JJ
@JolietJake (37721)
June 15, 2017 8:40am CST
Hello friends and neighbors and other assorted members of humanity, it is I, JJ, with another glimpse at How myLot™ Works. Today, we'll try to break things down for you a bit. The first step (and ultimately the most important) is PARTICIPATION. While myLot does NOT pay you for your participation, you can not receive any interaction from other users (which is what myLot DOES pay you for) unless you participate. There are three ways for you to participate and receive interaction (and you are paid for any interaction to any of these three items): a) Create a discussion. - You will receive payment for any responses to the discussion received from other users or from any 'likes' given to the discussion by other users. b) Respond to a discussion started by another user. - You will receive payment for any comments or 'likes' given to your response by other users. c) Make a comment to any response or to another comment by another user. - You will receive payment for any comments or 'likes' given to your comment by another user. Fairly simple, isn't it? You participate, other people interact with your participation, and you get paid for it. A WORD (OR TWELVE) ABOUT PARTICIPATION: You don't need to be a literary genius and write multiple paragraphs. But you do need to write something that will entice other users to interact with what you wrote. Simply writing 'Okay' or 'Good' or 'I agree' is not going to give other users much incentive to reply back to you. Since you are not being paid for what you write, but for what is written back to you, then you need to give them something worth talking about. Yes, if they 'like' your one word response/comment, that is received interaction, and you will earn for it...but not as much as you would earn if they also make a reply back to you. Be serious. Be creative. Be stupid. Be funny. Be silly. But try to make sure they can't help replying to what you say. THAT, my friends, is what pays. -end of lesson #124,364,976-
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@LadyDuck (112696)
• Switzerland
15 Jun
Sorry we do not have the "clap hands" emoji here. This sounds very simple, but I fear I will continue to find those silly comments, like "okay" "hahaha" (?) or the usual "I agree", with this last comment people think they are always on the safe side.
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@JolietJake (37721)
15 Jun
I agree
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@marlina (58263)
• Canada
15 Jun
Some people think that they are "participating" by simply writing "okay".
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@LadyDuck (112696)
• Switzerland
15 Jun
@marlina I suppose that they consider that "okay" is an intelligent and interesting comment.
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@JohnRoberts (35808)
• Los Angeles, California
15 Jun
You mean you can't just sign up and magically earn?
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@JolietJake (37721)
15 Jun
Oh, I can, but not you
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@marlina (58263)
• Canada
15 Jun
@JohnRoberts, Some people think they can!
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@pgntwo (20260)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
15 Jun
@JolietJake Psst. It takes two to tango...
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@FourWalls (8825)
• United States
15 Jun
Someone's seen a few too many "I'm new here, how does this work" posts this week.....
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@JolietJake (37721)
15 Jun
I really need to bookmark one of these and just start posting the link on discussions like that.
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@marlina (58263)
• Canada
15 Jun
@FourWalls I skip those now. It seems to me that if one is joining a website, they should know what is required before they join.
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4 Aug
xD I am one of those people "I'm new here, how does this work"
@vsai2008 (7632)
• India
15 Jun
Grateful to people like you who makes things simpler for us new users :)
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@JolietJake (37721)
15 Jun
I try to post these occasionally to help out people, realized it had been a while since the last one
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@vsai2008 (7632)
• India
15 Jun
@JolietJake Keep posting them :) will be looking forward for more :)
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@marlina (58263)
• Canada
15 Jun
We should be grateful to JJ @JolietJake, he is very helpful.
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@owlwings (37871)
• Cambridge, England
15 Jun
Excellente! Might I suggest that: " While myLot does NOT pay you for your participation, you can not receive any interaction from other users (which is what myLot DOES pay you for) unless you participate." might be a little confusing to those who have trouble with conditional clauses in English. I'd propose: "myLot does not pay you JUST for participating. It only pays you when other users interact with what you have posted." --------------------------------------------- [If you want to change that bit to something on the lines of what I suggest and delete this response, that's OK with me!]
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@marlina (58263)
• Canada
15 Jun
Can't wait for lesson #124,364,977
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@Kandae11 (23292)
15 Jun
Seems like I am still learning, for example - item (b)- I wasn't aware that I receive payment for likes given to my response.
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@pgntwo (20260)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
15 Jun
It counts as interaction and is there in the Guidelines, I think. So remember that thumb-up icon ;)
@JolietJake (37721)
15 Jun
Yep. Alex finally came out and stated it in a comment in his last discussion
• United States
16 Sep
I didn't know this either.
@akp100 (13170)
• India
15 Jun
Be anything but have interaction !! Lesson learned.
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@JolietJake (37721)
15 Jun
Yep, because without it, no pennies...
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@akp100 (13170)
• India
15 Jun
@JolietJake True. We just need to force others to react on our content. By hook or crook or whatever it is.
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@sabtraversa (8995)
• Italy
15 Jun
That's right, how are you today? Unoriginal, I know.
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@pgntwo (20260)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
15 Jun
Comments are the trickiest, as it is not always obvious which comment preceded it (or whose comment). It's a mystery.
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@JolietJake (37721)
15 Jun
Unfortunately they stack in order posted and not under the comment they are directed to
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@pgntwo (20260)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
15 Jun
@JolietJake Hopefully the algorithm takes that into account.
@JolietJake (37721)
15 Jun
@pgntwo That's why they are tagged...and any comment that is not tagged is to the original response.
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@ridingbet (34615)
• Philippines
16 Jun
i really hope that the newcomers will read your discussion. i scrolled the new users discussions and i still see many one-liner discussions that do not need further elaboration.
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@JolietJake (37721)
16 Jun
I think that will always be something of a 'problem' here since there is no way to make anyone read the guidelines before they jump in and start posting
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@ridingbet (34615)
• Philippines
16 Jun
@JolietJake yes, and asking others to comment on their discussions is a way to increase their bank which, i believe, should not be the case if they read the guidelines. i do not comment on these types of discussions, because it should be protocol for one newbie to learn about the site.
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@GardenGerty (88713)
• Marion, Kansas
15 Jun
You even earn if someone gets mad at you and chews you out, or as some people where I grew up say "blesses you out".
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@JolietJake (37721)
16 Jun
I've had some really good earning days because of arguments
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@mackoy85 (156)
• Manila, Philippines
15 Jun
Thanks for this one! This is a big help for people like me who just got back to myLot after being inactive for years after signing up back in 2012. ;)
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@JolietJake (37721)
15 Jun
Glad to be able to help you a bit
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@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
16 Jun
very good advice, I like to ask questions and stuff to encourage feedback as well
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@VivaLaDani13 (15940)
• Perth, Australia
16 Jun
@JolietJake Thank you kindly for posting this. Although I have the hang of it now, it's nice to know you like to remind everyone. The new and the old.
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@Lucky15 (33769)
• Philippines
15 Jun
most of the time, i have been...silly
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@EddieHands (31248)
• United States
15 Jun
I just post and money magically appears ! hooked on phonics worked for me! meow
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@lovebuglena (2437)
• United States
16 Sep
And here I thought all this time that if I leave a comment on a discussion by another member that I will earn for that.
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@JolietJake (37721)
16 Sep
Nope, just for what you receive.
• United States
16 Sep
@JolietJake So hypothetically, I can spend hours commenting on discussions, and if no one comment on my comments I earn a BIG FAT zero...?
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@JolietJake (37721)
16 Sep
@lovebuglena Yep...that's what it states in the Earning FAQ: "If no one reads what you wrote (follows a link to it), interacts with it (responds or comments to it) , or otherwise considers it interesting (likes it), then you likely won't earn anything." (Words in parenthesis mine)
@gnatsmom (503)
25 Sep
Thanks for this post. There were a couple of things I was confused about, but you clarified them perfectly.
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@JolietJake (37721)
25 Sep
It can be confusing, since myLot doesn't write it out in black and white and unless you've been here forever some of the statements on the Earning FAQ page can be a little cloudy
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@augusta123 (1326)
26 Aug
This is very useful especially for newbies like us.Can the quality and the length count for a dime?
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@JolietJake (37721)
26 Aug
The length has nothing to do with it. The quality of anything is determined by how it is interacted with by other users.
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