I have read the earnings and faq's but for some reason I am missing something

@nowment (1758)
United States
February 28, 2007 9:02pm CST
my brain is either not getting it, or I keep overlooking the answer or it is not there. But on the pay out if you have say on one day only made 5 or less responses, maybe one or no started discussions is there a pay out for this, or is it overlooked and a minimum response per day must be made before a pay out is given. It was my understanding that we got a pay out from $ .01 to $.03 from reading a post, and that we got a pay out of $ .02 per response, so does this mean if I go to mylot but some events come up in my life causing me to get off line and I only made five responses, and either one started or no started discussions that I won't be paid or given credit for those 4 or 5 responses?
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@not4me (1713)
• United States
1 Mar 07
I think I know what you mean. First of all we don't get credit just for reading questions, you actually have to post a response. Anyway, the minimum payout is $10.00 and you get paid anywhere from the first week to the second week of the following month. If you only answer a few questions and then go off line for the rest of the month and don't achieve $10, whatever amount you made is carried over to the next month. For instance I've only made $6.95 because I haven't been online much this month. Tomorrow morning that $6.95 will carry over towards my March earnings and I won't see the money until April 7th or so. I hope I understood your question and helped out some.
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@nowment (1758)
• United States
2 Mar 07
Well no this wasn't about my question but I appreciate that you tried. I expected to have the funds carried over, I also set my pay out for 25 dollars so I knew I would not be getting a pay out until I acheive that. I don't expect to a pay out for posts I have read, and I have read some posts where I do not have a response or do not interest me enough to warrent a response. What I was talking about was that there were times when I posted very few posts, example maybe 4 or 5 responses. The following day I did not get earnings for those posts Since I was offline for 2 days after that I know that at no point during that time did I get credit for those 4 or 5 posts, this happened one other time when I only responded to about 3 to 5 questions, and there was no change in my earnings. So I was wondering because I hadn't read that there was a minimum requirement for posts, if in fact there was, and it just was something I seemed to have missed in the faq. One person has said that there is no minimum but sometimes there is a lag in payments, catching up, since there was another day when I went online to use mylot, and my hubby wanted to use the computer I had just checked my earnings then logged off, and ended up not logging on for two days, when I did my earnings went up, I don't know if this was the earnings finally catching up, of if I had earned from people responding to my discussions. But it seems that at times there is a lag, then it catches up with you. Again thanks for responding, I give all answers positive ratings when ever I go through them.
@re08dz (1941)
• Australia
1 Mar 07
Hi, As far as I know there is no minimum response limit. I've had several days where I've only answered one or two discussions (I probably average about 10-15 a day) yet my earnings go up - And I very rarely start discussions so that's certainly not necessary. Sometimes I think there might be a bit of a lag between your responses and the earnings showing up (a couple of days behind) And I guess it's also possible that for whatever reason some of your responses just don't get credited. Other than that I can't really help sorry.
@nowment (1758)
• United States
2 Mar 07
It is funny because I checked mylot the other day and didn't respond to anything, but the amount went up any way, I guess it was like you said, the lag time. Thanks for answering it is appreciated.
@oarnamav (2708)
• India
1 Mar 07
The algorithum of earnings is kept as a secret in mylot and moreover it's too complex to explain or to declare, this is what is stated by mylot many times. Basically the website "mylot" intends to provide a standard and quality type discussions forum to the mylot users. The object being on priority to that of earnings should be seen and expected in the same fashion. You have to put your maximum efforts, that too with standard and quality writing, instead of typing short and useless responses or the discussions started. With my experience it's not the number of posts or the number of discussions which deside the earnings but the detailedness of the discussion or the responding methadology. Better the quality writing more the earnings. Precisely speaking the writing must contain some usful advise when asked or should have some authortative information you provide to the reders or users on mylot, that's main intention. Some times I get paid as 60 cents just for 10 to 12 responses only, Of course I don't claim the accuracy. I lastly advise you friendly that just go on working in the mylot things will go smooth enjoy the discussions and don't worry about the earnings that's an automatic phenomenon. "You just work hard the money would follow you, and you don't follow the money it would trouble you."
• United States
1 Mar 07
So I guess what your saying is noone really knows what's going on with all this? I'm not really worried about making tons of money, but it is a bonus. I wish they had a page to explain things within the site. Such as the stars above peoples' names. Or what a rating is. But thank you for info.
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@nowment (1758)
• United States
2 Mar 07
I agree with Italian princess, I am not worried about making the money lol if this was to make money I would have to be able to type a heck of a lot faster than I do now, since when giving my opinion I tend to be wordy, My friends and family know, Don't ask my opinion because I will give it. LOL that is why sites like this one are good for folks like me. Also because it is a great way to discuss topics you are interested in that people around you may not be interested in. But for me I like to know understand and learn so if I am connected to something then I want to have the greatest understanding of it possible. I know that it is quality not quantity that will determine pay out, I have read several posts where I do not respond at all since I do not feel I have something to contribute. I do thank you for taking the time to respond, I do give positive ratings to those who respond to my posts. Though I usually take time to wait before choosing a best reponse.
• Jordan
1 Mar 07
hello all, Iam relatively new here do not know too much about rules how you can earn from mylot.but I read something about you must have at least ten responses in order to get paid. I think there are no specific rules how mylot calculate our earnings,it is depend on the quality of your discussions,ratings,tags,interests,and even how your profile looks like.
@docsammy (93)
• Nigeria
1 Mar 07
Dude I'm having a similar problem, still tryin to figure out how this really works. So far, I havent started any discussion but made few responses to the interesting ones. I really need to be cleared on this by an old fella here how i can make real money out of this
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• India
1 Mar 07
Oh yes! Even I would like to know if the responses I have made are being added up.
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@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
I don't think there is a clear cut rule made known to all users on how mylot computes earnings. All they say is that there is a complicated algorithm on the computation of earnings and it's not just a cent per discussion kind of thing. So it would be a "your guess is as good as mine" case. We just have to trust mylot that they are doing their best. Anyway they also have made it clear that before payout adjustments are being made.
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@jsae29 (1122)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
I think they still pay us even we only have one or two post. I must admit that I've been very busy this past few days and I seldom open mylot, I'm only able to post 3-7 messages a day, but still I got paid.
@MarkyB21 (1545)
1 Mar 07
I haven't worked out the myLot pay scheme yet but the last couple of answers made sense. I think the main tip is to keep posting and try to make sure you make relevent posts.
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1 Mar 07
$0.01-$0.03 for a response doesn't seem too bad, but I'm not too sure that we get any credit simply for reading posts.
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@nowment (1758)
• United States
2 Mar 07
We DO NOT GET CREDIT FOR READING A POST, My Question was not about that. my question if you read it was about not getting credit for posts I wrote.
@oiixdaii (1059)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
I'm also trying to figure out how MyLot computes our earnings. There are days that I don't earn even if I replied to some discussions and there are days that I got paid even if I didn't post any. I hope MyLot could give us some hints on how they pay us because some members are getting disappointed already.
@nowment (1758)
• United States
2 Mar 07
This was explained to me as lag time, that there are times when there is a lag between making the post and gettign the credit, I suppose that makes the most sense since there are so many users and posts being done daily, and then of course they most have some kind of monitoring system for those who do not meet the rules of mylot, this seemed to be the most logical explaination of why this happens.
@ArsonCuff (3121)
• United States
2 Mar 07
Mylot keeps their earnings formula rather secretive and if you go by what most people experience it fluxuates a good deal....that is one of the advantaged I see dormcheck.com having over Mylot...Mylot is better, but Dormcheck lets you watch your earnings accumulate every time you post
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@shywolf (4520)
• United States
1 Mar 07
I can promise you that you will get paid even if you only reply to one response. I have had at least one day where I was only able to reply to one or two things, and I still got at least a couple of cents for the day. And as long as your replies are good long quality replies that are on topic, you should get about three cents per reply, as well. At least, that's what I've found, although I've been paid as little as two cents per post and close to four cents per post at various times. Also, another tip, try to make sure that you reply to quality posts, like stay away from topics that are just like 'do you like ____?" questions, as they may get deleted for being spammy later on. When Mylot does a good cleaning out of cheaters and spam, you will see your earnings rise if you've stuck to the right topics. This has happened for me at least twice now. Have fun and happy earnings! ^_^
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• China
1 Mar 07
Somewhtat is not yes right ,I yesterday evening sent several not todemonstrate ,I did not understand was why
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• Canada
1 Mar 07
It might be an idea to message MyLot if you feel there may be a problem with your earnings. They're really the only ones who can help you out with this. Nobody knows for sure how earnings are rated. The only tip I can give you is that when you do post a discussion or a response, try to make sure it's not just one or two sentences long, and if it's a response, try to make sure that it's about the subject of the discussion. They say 4 sentences or more is a minimum in order to receive a better payout - while nobody is 100% sure, that seems to be the most widely agreed opinion. I wish you luck in getting this sorted.
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@PageDown (123)
1 Mar 07
Yes, good question. I've posted about 5 times and have got about 5 cents.
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@pillusch (1149)
• Mexico
1 Mar 07
I guess it comes down to old-fashioned 'trust'. Trusting that the people who run this site are making their best effort to run this site in a way that everybody wins. And I believe that to be the case. Sites (be they affiliate programs, traffic exchanges, forums, etc.) aren't around very long if they start cheating their users or pretending to do something which they don't. And I for one have stopped wondering whether I 'really' get credited or not, whether my commissions have been calculated correctly or not. I found that to be a waste of my time, and energy. Is the site handled in a professional manner? Is it a quality site? If I can anser those questions with 'yes', then I just get on with it.
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@im2good4u (567)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
according to mine i'm being paid less than $.01 per post. and those are quality posts. as for the earnings update its abour 24hrs before they get updated
@kyrandia (80)
• United States
1 Mar 07
On my first day of being on MyLot I posted about 20 messages and earned exactly 31 cents. However during that I also started a couple discussions that received a couple of responses here and there. I'm not sure if we do get paid for the starting discussions and the number of responses generated from that. It would be great if we did!
@bondplok (139)
• Italy
1 Mar 07
that's a gr8 question...but i can't help you... because i'm new here...
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