Should we be paid more?

United States
February 5, 2007 5:01pm CST
Think about the time you spend on this site each day? Do you really think the pay is fair for the time you spend on here? I mean a cent or two a post isn't very good. Do you people have any idea's on how they could raise the price they pay us by a few cents? I do I think that if they got some more adds on their site that they get paid for they could afford to give us a bit more. Get a sponser or two. It's just a bit unfair I think for the time we spend and what we make. They would be better off puttin some ads on the pages so that we could make a few more cents any other ideas you have for how they could do this? Maybe mylot will read this and like an idea so lets make this the most popular one on the site. Give it a good rating on the first post please and we can do it. (I give good ratings to all posts on here)
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48 responses
@misskatonic (3727)
• United States
5 Feb 07
Every day there is a post like this, and Mylot continues to use the same algorithm they've been using. Look at it this way: Mylot doesn't have to pay us. There are no other forums out there that actually pay. The ones that claim to are all scam sites. They pay us as an extra little reward. This isn't a job. This isn't a contract situation. It's like when a friend gives you a gift basket after you've spent the night with them, helping them through a hard time. They don't have to do it, they aren't expected to do it, but it's a nice gesture to say 'hey, I appreciate what you do to help me!'. You don't have to spend any more or less time here than you want to. And I will point out that you don't have very many posts on here. I think it would be a good idea to spend some more time and actually wait until you've made a monthly payout before commenting on earnings. I've been here three months and I've made over a hundred dollars altogether. For an extra, non-necessary thank you gift, I think that's more than fair.
• United States
5 Feb 07
I guess it would make sense to have waited. I was thinking what would both help me and get a lot of attention from other users. I already have on huge topic (if you check my profile its at 8 pages) and like that. So I thought I'd see if there were idea's on how mylot could afford to raise their price. While I understand how this is more of a community not all about money, I'm sure there's not a person on this site that would have something against raising what they pay because face it we would all like to earn more money. I do believe my earnings will go up from what I've made so far but I also believe there are ways that mylot could afford to pay us more. That's what I'm going after because if mylot read this and saw a really good idea that they liked, I'm sure they'd consider it. Then yeah you see what I'm getting at? Everyone would like it raised even if they don't mind where it is now. It isn't neccisary to raise it from what it is as the moment yet a lot of people would like that. If mylot could afford to pay us more I'm sure I would so that ends this post if you still don't see why I posted this I guess oh well. Reguardless of them raising the pay I'll still be active on here but like others I'd like more.
• United States
5 Feb 07
As I pointed out, every day people post all sorts of ideas on how and why Mylot should pay more. And people contact Mylot admins directly with their ideas. The owners and administrators of Mylot see dozens of ideas every day on the subject. Break down the numbers: there are a good 60,000 active members on here. The average monthly earning for an active Mylotian is thirty dollars. If you multiply thirty by 60,000 that's at least $1800000 on average that Mylot pays every month. Then you have the more active members like myself and others who earn between 50 and 100 dollars a month. This is just to give you an idea of what Mylot pays out altogether every month. I doubt they can afford to pay us more and still manage to make any money themselves.a
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@medooley (1874)
• United States
6 Feb 07
Another thing you have to remember is that myLot is also in this to make money for themselves. And if they can get 60000 people here just paying them two cents a post, why should they increase payments? Everyone here who has been here a while will probably tell you that they earned a little more a couple of months ago. My guess is that as more people come to myLot they will be forced to lower the payments for each post. It is supply and demand, and there is nothing we can do about it really.
@f3rcho (258)
• Argentina
6 Feb 07
I think it's just great that they pay us just for chatting and debating! If you really think about it they shouldn't even pay us!!
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@baweja (197)
• India
12 Feb 07
I also agree with you and think we should be paid atleast some decent amount per post, if not more then atleast 5cents per post!! Still, we have to work hard to earn a decent amount to get it encashed. I am here from the last one month and have hardly earned. I am waiting when i will reach $10 to get my first online income. Its too far at the moment and its making me sad and discouraged.
• United States
13 Feb 07
5 cents a post seems a bit overboard but I have made $5.79 in about 9 days so it doesn't seem that hard to get 10$ into my account.
@072006 (1279)
• India
5 Feb 07
hey docterdew, i really dont have any problem with wht mylot is paying, i am bit happy with this, just because what we are doing here is not a job its just like we are chatting with oir friends and posting our views there on friends discussion. Well if mylot feel comfortable in increasing pay for post they will do it for sure, they will take preper decision for their users, well as you said , yes we can definately help each other in boostion g our earning like marking best response, and answering opur freinds discussion , say what?
• United States
5 Feb 07
say what? What do you mean say what? Type out your question so i know what your asking.
@Questy (98)
• Nigeria
6 Feb 07
If I had my way, I'd say we deserve to be paid more. Take a look at very meaningful responses people make on this site. I try to put in at least an hour every day, and i'm not connected at home so it tells on my wallet. A few more sponsorships and I think we'll get there. The tempo's moderate anyways.
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@charlesming (1866)
• Singapore
6 Feb 07
I think the earnings has dropped over time somehow. I don't really know why. Maybe after fine tuning they realise this is the best way to go but the incentive of coming here as often isn't as great as before. :(
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• United States
6 Feb 07
Nah I really dont think we should be paid more. Its nice, but I mean think about it. At least were getting paid for it. There are lots of sites out there where you can blog or post forever and you dont get a penny. Im grateful that mylot is even around. Go mylot! This is just my opinion.
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@pmcdee (274)
6 Feb 07
You have to remember that this is not a job. You should look at myLot as a great place to have intelligent and interlectual conversations not to make your millions. Look at this site that way and you will find you enjoy it more, respond to more interesting discussions and make better posts which would in turn give you better earnings. I hope it works out for you?
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
6 Feb 07
I am happy just getting a cent or two per post. It is hard to make money online anywhere. So I'll just keep posting and appreciating all I get.
• Indonesia
6 Feb 07
Hey it's not funny if we join in mylot in purpose of seeking for money..Just take it ease, relax and enjoy it..The money will soon come and just take it like you get a lucky reaward.. :)
@vhmehta (621)
• United States
5 Feb 07
A few more and then a few more... People who are not satisfied with this pay will not be satisfied by few more. They would always need more. This is not intended to replace anyones full time job and it is meant to be a discusion forum. To get anything for simply discusing is good enough.
• United States
5 Feb 07
This is the best post so far, I get what you mean, everyone will always want a bit more. Now lets pretend we had an idea that would get us a bit more. We would still want more, yet we'd already be making more than before. If it were possible why not raise it?
@medooley (1874)
• United States
6 Feb 07
If they pay us more, they get less...
@reaperz (1266)
• United States
7 Feb 07
i think we should get paid more....by the way...how much do we get paid anyways??
• United States
8 Feb 07
1 or 2 cents a post
@yahooguy (508)
• Romania
6 Feb 07
yes your right .....i spend all day hear and i get only 70cents thats not realy good ....i have to spend all day on this site and do nothing eals aand just for 70 cents and i don't learn for school becaus i want do make some money her and it's not fair:((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((
@fizzytom (759)
• Maribor, Slovenia
6 Feb 07
You can't expect to make a living on this site. Nobody would bother going to work if you could do that!
• United States
6 Feb 07
Hmm.....like a previous poster stated, some sites dont even pay. so im quite satisfied with what we're being paid right now. It all adds up you know
• United States
6 Feb 07
I've figured that out by now.
• United States
7 Feb 07
Yes and no, the people of mylot have been generous enough to give us money for what we do, on the other hand 1 or 2 cents a post isnt enough but it all adds up in the end and we should all be very happy
@istanto (8572)
• Indonesia
6 Feb 07
I think this earnings alogarithm is will not changed, this is mylot bussines they can change everything they want anytime. we are here as member only can follow it, even sometimes we think it's unfair for what we have done for this. just see in the future if mylot false a lot of people will leaving from here. but I think now this content still success a lot of people from this world still joined.
@Indiffer (288)
• Norway
6 Feb 07
My first thought: you are unfair. And you sound ungrateful. How many discussionforums pay you for just talking about things you like? And now you want the payrete up? What if MyLot decides to raise it, are you going to ask for it again? Yes we do spend a lot of time in here. But its not good thinking to compare that to what you earn - this isnt a job place. It is a place to share ideas, have fun and find likeminded. The money we eventually earn on top is a bonus. I think its awesome they pay us for joining together and talk like this. Its such a brilliant idea - and to get paid for it too, wow! Thank you MyLot!
• India
6 Feb 07
yes...i do not think that pay is too low. its okay if we are paid 1-2 cents for a post. there is nothing wrong in it. we are also paid for the photos we update. we are also paid for the referrals and i do not think that it is very much necessary for myot to increase its pay. here we come to earn money but then we are also learning many news things everyday. we find great number of new discussions and we discuss them and helps us in bringing out the right and true things.
• United States
6 Feb 07
I'm beginning to agree with you. I get a little less than $.02 a post, and I put a lot of thought into my answers and discussions I raise. I just think that maybe we could change things a little because at this rate, it's gonna take me forever to get my first check. I know, I know, they don't have to pay us to do this, and some sites don't, but I'm just saying it would be nice to earn a little more money for the time and effort I'm putting into it.
@udayasms (50)
• India
6 Feb 07
Ya we should be paid more... I am new to this MYLOT and i have no referrals so i had to post about nearly 1000 post to get $10... There are also other sites where they giving about $0.05 per post.. But i am still working and using in mylot beause i like and love it...