What Makes the most money -- Asking Questions or Answering?

@LovingIt (5398)
United States
October 14, 2006 8:55pm CST
Do you get more money for Asking Question or for answering discussions? Does it tell anywhere how the system works? I haven't quite figured all this out.
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36 responses
• United States
16 Oct 06
The more you put in the more you get out. Do you think mylot realy wants to pay for a bunch of people to type thanks. No this site is here for people to ask and answer questions. They want their members to stay here. I would not stay if I saw the same stuff over and over.
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
16 Oct 06
That makes a lot of sense actually. How do they know, though, who is actually going to trouble to answer questions and who is just doing a bunch of cutting and pasting nonsense?
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• United States
16 Oct 06
Well being a computer programmer I can explain that a bit. it is realy not that hard to have a computer scan through thousands of pages every hour to check for related answers. Also you sign in with a username and password their system knows what you are writing every time so it would know when you are just coping and pasting. Not to mention each computer has a IP address which is like a fingerprint, Makeing it very easy for their system to recognise users. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to explain this
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
16 Oct 06
Thank you. You've answered something that I've been really wondering about. I knew about the IP address thing, but have wondering a lot about the rest of it. This makes a lot of sense.
@ArsonCuff (3121)
• United States
26 Oct 06
Answering questions is what seems to net the most...I try to make viable topics for discussion when i actually make a topic and therefore it does not get many replies because everyone is jumping on the easy one-liner repetitive answers...because...answering makes more money
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
26 Oct 06
Answering is easier, but I don't think those short two or three word answers help anyone a whole lot, moneywise or otherwise. I guess it all just depends on whether you get responses to the questions or whatever. Thanks for your answer.
@stezieb (2185)
• United States
26 Oct 06
The MyLot pay system is truly a mystery. There is no way to really know. Your best bet to earn the maximum would be to Post Quality Responses and Refer your friends.
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
26 Oct 06
I agree with you. Quality responses really does seem to be the key.
@Schubler (1530)
• Romania
16 Oct 06
Answering... but also try starting new discussions because a succesfull one can boost your rating very fast... Have fun!!!
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• India
16 Oct 06
good comment
• United States
16 Oct 06
I really dont have a clue, I had been giving short to the point answers, then one day I gave long answers pertaining to the discussion for almost everything I replied to, I did one day of short replies and one day of long replies, I replied to the same amount of discussions on both days and only made 2 cents more for the day I made the long replies, so the only thing the long replies accomplished for me was spending longer on mylot to make the same amount of replies, so I have no idea how mylot works :(
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
16 Oct 06
Hmmm. I thought I was figuring something out here. I've asked Sunsix if he can explain what went wrong with what you did.
• United States
16 Oct 06
I have not seen any thing much different. I do know the amount of time it takes to get a high amount is crazy.
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
21 Oct 06
You've got that right. The most I've ever made in a day was $3.13 and I spent all day long on here plus I made a referrel.
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• United States
21 Oct 06
i don't even bother with the goals Like others. I have since started to post a certain amount on one day. No emails on another etc. Too see what gives me a better ranking. Enjoy.
• United States
21 Oct 06
i don't even bother with the goals Like others. I have since started to post a certain amount on one day. No emails on another etc. Too see what gives me a better ranking. Enjoy.
• United States
21 Oct 06
They both do..they are of equal value..so long as you make a real statement and not just "no" "yes" or one word comments. and a plus for you;) take care
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
21 Oct 06
I've done a lot of experimenting and just when I think I have figured out, I find out that I don't. LOL. I've decided to just enjoy the site. I'm not going to get rich here anyway.
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• United States
21 Oct 06
I really didnt expect to make much ..I thought just to have a little change in paypal.it's nice..so I am here..
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
21 Oct 06
That's true. Might as well have fun and get a little bit of spending money as well!
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@all_n_one (2005)
• United States
21 Oct 06
The proper answer the longer answer be serious people do you all think mylot staff checks the post like that. It is a automated system and i have study it like i study a college course and learned how to get the most out of it. There machine does this it adds up the post length and it only has to exceed a certian amount. If you type things like thank you after people respond to your topic you get nothing for that. Actually you get nothing for replying to any post in your topic all you get out of it is your topic back at the top of the list for more people to see it and get more post. There alot of othr things i have figured out as well and tested them and i was correct.
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
21 Oct 06
Thanks for this information.
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• United States
21 Oct 06
I do not think it is an automated system. There was the topic on mylot being censored (search it) I think thoughtfulprosess posted it. One of the responces were removed because the responces were found to be by a mylot employee. The post was removed. it is now everyones knowlege that mylot has people posting and responding. I personally will not be giving any pm anymore. how do I know my private thoughts were not violated.
@all_n_one (2005)
• United States
21 Oct 06
Yea your probally right then they might have moderators like other forums or something not sure i am also there is something sneaky going on aswell. I just don't know what but that comes along with all things like that as long as they still give me my money ...lol.
• United States
16 Oct 06
I generally only answer. It seems like most of my questions get no responses. So it is easier just to answer.
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
16 Oct 06
Mine weren't getting answered at first, but amazingly now most of them do get answered. I'm not sure why. Maybe I've just learned to ask more interesting questions or maybe it's the time of day I ask them. I'm really not sure what it is I'm doing differently.
• United States
16 Oct 06
I think it might have to do with timing, but I quess if it is more interesting or general it would generate more response.
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
16 Oct 06
I've decided timing has a whole lot to do with it as well.
@dellion (6706)
• Malaysia
15 Oct 06
I have no ideas which one pay more or it just will pay the same rates.
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
16 Oct 06
It looks like Sunsix has given us the answer. He or she's my new hero!!
@dellion (6706)
• Malaysia
16 Oct 06
Ya, that do make sense for me....thanks for his/her value explainations:)
• United States
21 Oct 06
SunSix is my new hero too :P
@carlennj (593)
• United States
31 Oct 06
I think both, but it is quality not quantity. I have no idea how they actually do the rating. People can't be reading all the posts so it must be based on keywords or something. Any ideas?
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
3 Nov 06
I think it has to based on keywords. I think that's what this whole system is based on.
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
3 Nov 06
I think it has to based on keywords. I think that's what this whole system is based on.
• Hong Kong
16 Oct 06
i think both make money ... don't think of making money ..just bthink of interesting topics so that we can think ver it..
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
21 Oct 06
Good point.
@twmoores (567)
• United States
21 Oct 06
I agree with you, the extra change is good..but its a good way to waste some extra time while im working.
@mythmoh (3994)
• United States
16 Oct 06
I prefer to respond rather than starting discussion and i am earning on an average of 75 cents per day for posting 25-35 responses.Nobody knows which will yield more.
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
16 Oct 06
I guess then maybe it pays to do both. I'm making at least 3 times that much for the same amount, but I'm asking a few questions as well.
• United States
26 Oct 06
More helpful tips, makes sense to me, thanks for the info!!
@kiwidipa (2854)
• United States
26 Oct 06
lol, who knows, anyone that says they know I think is more of there perception then actually knowing. I have done 30 or 40 answers in a day, but responded to my topics the rest of the day and got $5.89, then did the exact same thing the following day and made $3.84 or something like that. Try to do the opposite, make same, don't work it, and just respond to my topics make a little less then the next day a little more..........:) I just go with the flow now, the money will take care of it self, but the mystery of it keeps everyone curious, and coming back
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
31 Oct 06
You are right about that!! I'm not totally convinced that they even count things the same way any 2 days in a row! There doesn't seem to be any real consistency from what I've seen. Maybe it's just me, though, who knows. LOL
• India
26 Oct 06
I think both has equal money the funda is that the more u reply the more you earn so why are u wating for
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
26 Oct 06
Thanks for your answer.
@heartonfire (4133)
• Denmark
26 Oct 06
i don't know,i am curiouse also...i just know that you don't get money for answering to people that responded to your own discussions..but in rest..i don't know what counts more...i didn't make much money anyway..and i answered to lots of discussions...but i am doing my best..goodluck
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
26 Oct 06
I'm not sure about that. I thought that answering posts to your own discussions did not pay, either, but I'm finding that it possibly does. Yesterday I did nothing but answer responses to discussions I've started and I earned a little over $1. I'm doing the same thing tonight to see what happens. It may just be that it keeps my topics at the top of the list where they continue to get responses and that's where they money is coming from. Either way, I win, though.
@Aali311 (6127)
• United States
26 Oct 06
I don't know and I can't say for sure, stop trying to figure it out, no one has and no one will and I don't think mylot will ever tell us how we are getting paid or how much, it's probably fun for them to keep us by the string.
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
26 Oct 06
Although I don't think anybody knows exactly how they pay us, some of us have gotten pretty good at knowing what the things are that pay us the most.
• United States
26 Oct 06
If you ranswer is long enough and relevant to the topic, that usually gets you the heavy pennies. Just by answering 10 posts and making them sensiable i managed to get .55 for that day. I thought that was pretty good.
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
26 Oct 06
You are right. That's great for only 10 posts.
• United States
26 Oct 06
I'm glad you decided to ask this question...& that someone decided to answer. LOL I've been wondering this myself & I was just hoping that I'd find the answer somewhere on here. I did! :)
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
26 Oct 06
I'm glad I asked as well. I've learned a lot from it.
@ladyheart25 (1816)
• Philippines
25 Oct 06
I mostly earn good by responding to a lot of discussions with what i have in my mind, and joining every discussions with the other Mylot members, it can help a lot.
@Aali311 (6127)
• United States
26 Oct 06
I guess you would make more by responses.