Do you set specific earnings goals for yourself?
By Lena Kovadlo
Staten Island, New York
November 3, 2017 2:36pm CST
There are people who reach the minimum earnings amounts on a monthly basis on different sites no matter what those minimums are. I am one of the people for whom it never happens. Therefore, I do not set earnings goals on sites that pay because if I don't achieve them, which most likely will be the case, I will be very disappointed. And it's not like I have total control over how much money I make anyway. A big part of it depends on other factors. So no matter how much effort I put in, the rewards may not be much different. Here on MyLot, it took me four months to reach the minimum, for which I got paid in October. I hope to reach my next $5 in three months or less. I have halfway to go, so hopefully by the end of the year I will have reached my third $5. If this happens, that's great. If it doesn't happen, it's okay because I do not tell myself "I have to make $5 by the end of the year." It's just a wish. On HubPages, it took me seven months to reach the minimum (there it's $50), for which I got paid in October. I actually surpassed it by about thirteen bucks. Hopefully, this time around it will take me less time. And it looks like it may happen because I already have close to $22 in new earnings. Would love to get there by the end of the year but again, I do not tell myself "I have to make $50 by the end of the year." It's just a wish. And because it is just a wish, there shouldn't be any disappointment if earnings are not achieved by that time. And if there is, it should only be minor... Do you set specific earnings goals for yourself?
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• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
I started out the same way as you do, when I joined Mylot 2 years ago. It took me a long time to reach payout. At HP, I never made payout after joining 3 years ago. Maybe I'll get it by the end of the year. I barely make a dollar a month (last month at 1.03) and not much with niche sites or Amazon. What's your secret? For here, it's 20 cents a day to make $5 a month.
• Staten Island, New York
@paigea But can't just go to a discussion, leave a response and then go to other responses and comment on them. Maybe a few but not many or all of them. That wouldn't be right, unless you really had something to add that others have not already said.
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
I am like @KristinH as i started in October 2015 and did not reach payout until April of the next year. But have been getting at least $5 since June of this year. Not a lot but enough to make payout and that is usually my goal to make the payout. I will set tiny goals after i make payout
• Staten Island, New York
@Marty1 It's not much but it's great to be able to get it every month. Has yet to happen to me. I don't set goals but I wonder if I tell myself I must make $5 by the end of the month, if it will happen. I have half way to go. And if I get there it would have taken me two months to get there, which would be an improvement.