I've made my very first dollar, now what?

@agrigsby (224)
United States
April 9, 2007 1:44am CST
It took five days, but I finally managed to earn my first dollar here on myLot. Currently, I'm sitting on a total of $1.42 The last person I was speaking with on myLot gave me a few tips and ideas on increasing earnings, but unfortunately all of his posts were wiped out. I don't know if he violated terms, but I don't feel comfortable trusting his ideas while at the same time not knowing if what I do goes with what myLot expects out of it's visitors. Imagine going from over 1,000 posts to absolutely nothing. So can anyone give me any tips or ideas to help me increase earnings without violating these terms. Any help is appreciated!!
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36 responses
• Philippines
9 Apr 07
first of all, congratulations! however small you think any achievement here in mylot, it's important to be appreciative of the little things first before any big thing really happens. it won't hurt if we choose our friends here in mylot. i believe i'm fortunate in choosing the crowd that belonged in my friends' list. one of them referred me, others i requested to be my friend, the rest requested me to be their friend. currently at 84 posts, you are about 16 posts away from receiving a star rating. that's your mylot reputation. when you hit 100 posts, you can see a star that's either from 0 to 10, with 10 being the highest. you can determine then how the mylot community rate the quality of your discussions and responses. earnings are generated thru 3 things here: 1) participation in discussions thru starting own discussions, responding and commenting on discussions started by others. keep to the quality, avoid one-liners (earns you nothing). keep it to 3 lines at least or longer. but make it relevant, useful and sincere. you'll surely earn more. 1-3 cents a post is good, but 4-6 cents per post is better so stick to the quality. 2) uploading images. you can add an image in discussions you started for an extra cent each. when you hit 500 posts you can add an image in discussions you started as well as responses and comments that you do. that's earning 3 times. :) 3) making active referrals. you can only earn from the active ones... 25% of their earnings. i would suggest you enjoy number 1 first, before you do 2 and 3. it pays to read the rules and regulations as well as faq in mylot. goodluck! ;)
• Philippines
9 Apr 07
if it helps to have some stat, i already qualified for my first pay-out last march and i'm exactly a month old here in mylot. i don't post often or post a lot. 15 posts will fetch me at least a dollar (2 posts from starting a discussion and giving 13 responses). my highest earnings in a day is $2.44 for 50 posts. i don't do much of uploading images and referrals yet so i don't earn from them yet. so what i've shared above is just my experience. i know others have great ones also. :)
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@piropos (312)
• Philippines
9 Apr 07
I'm a newbie here at mylot and your tips certainly helps tremendously. It's good to know that someone from the Philippines is earning from this site and that is an encouraging thing. I'll try to follow your example and hopefully, slowly but surely, I'll improve. This is a good way to pass the time while surfing the internet. Earning while being informed and educated at the same time. More power to you.
• United States
9 Apr 07
mylesnarnaez you just answered many of my questions i had about mylot and this isnt even my post! thanks alot for your time tryn to help newbs like us out. Now its time to get some active refs!
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• Pakistan
9 Apr 07
Congrats on making your fist dollar on mylot that is all I can say to you. If you want to make more and more money then i've some tips for you. Here they're * Remember good punctuation is must around here for earning good cents or dollars * You must post long replies that is reply to only those topics you've information about * Good english is must too as you can see around here * Don't go against anyone here and if you do your rating will go down increadibly. * Post atleast 10 sentences or lines for least to make maximum earning at mylot. * For more you can see the veterans around here that is the experienced mylotters. Happy Posting!!!
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@agrigsby (224)
• United States
9 Apr 07
thanks a bunch to you and everyone that posted above. I wanted to post a new response, but I can only add comments so I want this note to go out to EVERYONE that posted. Everyone gave absolutely great suggestions to which I will start using during my time on myLot. I know there are a lot of "How To Increase My Earnings" posts out there, but I wanted to create a "How To Increase My Earnings Without Getting Banned" posts. What's the point of going against the terms if you eventually get thrown out and end up receiving nothing. Thanks again everyone, I will start applying all of these responses in future posts.
4 people like this
9 Apr 07
I have just read another discussion and apparently you get paid for everything you do on MyLot. So you should rate the responses to your discussions and award a 'best response'. You will get paid and the receiver will be very pleased. I do not manage to complete many posts a day as I get carried away with the replies but like to try and help the members so make sure that the replies refer to the discussion and are from my experiences. My earnings are increasing every day. Just enjoy yourself and the money will look after itself.
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@djdeep81 (1061)
9 Apr 07
Basically you should not give the user an option but to be more elaborate with the question. They look at grammer and the length of the sentences. Try to maintain 3 sentences. Also when you respond to dicussions don't give a short answer. Give reasons why you think of that as well. That's what i have learnt so far.
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• Canada
9 Apr 07
Congratulations for earning your first dollar. It is really hard to earn good amount of money over internet. Keep on replying others posting and start good quality of discussion. Sure you will be going to earn more and more. As you know Hardwork is always fruitfull so keep on working hard.
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• India
9 Apr 07
After spending a week on myLot and going through many discussions,I suggest you myLot pays for quality.Which means discussion should stick to the point,all puntuation marks should be used wherever required,making active referral members,using appropriate pictures which says about the discussion etc.
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@pelo26 (1553)
• Philippines
9 Apr 07
Just visit the mylot rules and guidelines section so you won't violate any of its rules and policy unknowingly. Just enjoy posting and participating in discussions. Don't worry about your earnings too much.., It will catch up :)
@kharl143 (343)
• Philippines
9 Apr 07
thanks for your post bro.now i know what to do to earned here in my lot.or atleast got an idea how.because i still cant really get the point why are they giving out money just for posting on line.but who cares,am still giving it a try.wish you luck.
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• India
9 Apr 07
hey wow!!!!!! really! and i have earned 2.49 in one month! an worst!!!!! see people earning good i don know i post around 30 post a day and hardly get anything i knw am suppose to write long discussions am trying that only and ya congrats hope you earn more better take care!!!!!
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@agrigsby (224)
• United States
9 Apr 07
30 posts a day!!! that's a lot! I barely get to make a 10 post/day minimum because i have to do this at work when my time is most available. even during then it's hard when you have to take care of other things and still keep an active eye on myLot. maybe this post will be able to help you as well. i'm taking all the advice and come up with some type of system to help increase earnings with being a strong positive to the overall community.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
9 Apr 07
respond to as many discussions as you can, make sure they are real answers not short, yes I agree or I like coke they will get wiped out. accept friends, reply to them, reply to people that reply to your posts they are the ones who are making money for you. put up at least one discussion of your own each day but if you put up too many your connections will get bored and they won't want to respond to 15 posts of yours. I put up 3 maximum per day. Try to find topics that can interest the most people around the world. Everyone knows love and can respond to that, but not everyone knows the politics in indonesia for example.
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@nagatraju (198)
• India
9 Apr 07
You done very good job here with myLot. I hope you should reach your payout in this month. All the best. Just start posting replies and start new discussions, as much as possible - every day, to earn good income through muLot.
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• United States
9 Apr 07
Just continue to post. You'll build up that account in no time and you'll have more money than a dollar. Good luck and I'm sorry about all your posts being deleted.
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@agrigsby (224)
• United States
12 Apr 07
it wasn't me that lost all of those posts. oh my if that were to happen, even with the small number that I have, I probably would quit. but it was something that was just reaching 2000 posts. That person still hasn't made any new posts, so my only guess is that the person either quit or was banned.
@estherlou (5017)
• United States
12 Apr 07
You've gotten a lot of good comments. Many are telling you it is important to respond with at least 3 lines of text. Well, I think a well-thought of and well-articulated answer, showing you have given it some thought it more important than quantity. And all of the discussions you read, get in the habit of rating them...then others will do the same for you. The ratings are what give you your star rating. Check out the faqs page or this discussion on the review of rating discussions. I remember how exciting it was to get my first payment from mylots and I wasn't even here to make the money! I enjoy the discussions! Have fun! http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/944787.aspx
@jc_star10 (954)
• Indonesia
10 Apr 07
First of all, congratulations on your first dollar. Five days are not long enough for you to earn 1 dollar. I think the best way for increase earning is that you respond with quite good quality. And i think good quality means you give support, ideas or even advice to other people. In short way,helps other people. And post those kind of respond will surely increasing your earning. Good luck.
@nic_knick (741)
• China
10 Apr 07
yes, sometimes it is pretty horrible if you have posted a lot of discussions here on mylot and suddenly you found yourself wiped out with nothing. and it is good taht you have earned more than one dollar. cool. keep up with good work. and i am sure you can earn a lot more. you can do taht. ffood luck.
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@FreakQD (867)
• India
10 Apr 07
First thing is fix a target for urself. Thats is for example, I had fixed a target that I need to post minimum 40 post everyday and I am trying hard to achieve it. So if you fix the target, try to achieve that and also keep in mind that quality is important. More quality post you make, more money you get. If you reply to a post with minimum 5 to six lines, then you will surely get 3 cents per post. Imagine if you make 40 post, you will surely get $1.20 everyday for replies made. Now you are in rank six and you can upload 25 photos on a daily basis. For a post you will minumum get 2 cents and if you upload 25 photos you will get $.50. If you try to maintain this, you will surely get $1.70 everyday. If you increase your target, you will get more. Also try to have some active referrals and you will get more money from referrals. All the best for earnings.....
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@FreakQD (867)
• India
10 Apr 07
First thing is fix a target for urself. Thats is for example, I had fixed a target that I need to post minimum 40 post everyday and I am trying hard to achieve it. So if you fix the target, try to achieve that and also keep in mind that quality is important. More quality post you make, more money you get. If you reply to a post with minimum 5 to six lines, then you will surely get 3 cents per post. Imagine if you make 40 post, you will surely get $1.20 everyday for replies made. Now you are in rank six and you can upload 25 photos on a daily basis. For a post you will minumum get 2 cents and if you upload 25 photos you will get $.50. If you try to maintain this, you will surely get $1.70 everyday. If you increase your target, you will get more. Also try to have some active referrals and you will get more money from referrals. All the best for earnings.....
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@unisis (1674)
• Indonesia
10 Apr 07
Here I give you some Tips hopefully it will work for you 1. Respond in posts not comments. 2. Comment back to ALL responses to your discussions. 3. Tag all your responses with AS many words as possible. 4. Answer a wide variety of topics. 5. Answer questions with no response. 6. Apply plus ratings to everyone. 7. When you reply in posts write a minimum of 4 lines and don't babble, make quality replies. 8. Keep discussions going. 9. Make friends that can help you out. 10. Aim for over 50 posts per day to different discussions to make and maintain at least 10 new topics per day. This is 10 God Blessed rules which help you to b rich. With it you will earn about 2 $ per day. Do you want earn more? 11. Start looking for referrals. 12. Do about 3 sites about mylot with your referral link. 13. Make sure that your site will be on top sites site. 14. Talk to your friends, and please them that they talk to their friends.
• Canada
10 Apr 07
Well I suggest you stick with what you do to earn that $1.42. If you ask me, you're doing great with only 102 posts you make $1.42. It means you earn more than 1cent per post. As for me I only reply to posts that interests me. That way I would have answers to my questions that I really look forward to be answered. Having more than 1 reply to discussions I start gives me satisfaction.
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@sarapooht (271)
• Philippines
9 Apr 07
First of all, congrats on having earned your first dollar in 5 days! I just earned my first dollar today which is my 7th day here in mylot. Sorry to hear about what happened to the person you talked about. Having 1000 posts are not that easy to do. It must have been a shock to him to discover his posts were gone. Could he be banned? I just don't know how something like that can happened. It could not be possible that all 1000 post he made violated the mylot rules, thats why they got deleted. Could it be? Users have given you helpful comments, i hope you'd be wise to follow. I could only now add that in order to earn more here, avoid one liner answer and also do not bother to reply on discussions which violate mylot rules. It would just get deleted and in effect your posting will just be affected.
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