Those writing tasks...

@diamania (7018)
Netherlands
June 6, 2009 5:37am CST
... what kind of writing do they look for? Something like a review or a testimonial, or just some informative chitchat on how happy your aunt were when you donated her that pair of sandals, which you didn't?Does somebody have a clue?Thanks in advance, dear mylotters
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@anday0108 (631)
• Philippines
6 Jun 09
I have done 62 writing task. 2 of which were rejected and 10 are still waiting to be accepted. The other 50 were already accepted. Doing these writing task is really frustrating if you do not know what they want you to write about. Luckily, I used to write for a website that requires keyword so i am a bit familiar with what the task want. Basically, it should be informative. Never write in the first person. Never write about your experience with that product or whatever the topic is all about. Use the keywords and include these in your article. Once you get the hang of it, you can write as many articles as you can even without the slightest idea what are these topics about. Just research on the internet. Writing articles is a good way to earn money. Always check your spelling, grammar , etc...and you will be fine. Goodluck.
• Philippines
6 Jun 09
As of now I made a total of $111 and still counting hopefully 10 of my pending articles will be accepted too. If only I had the time, I could have written more. However, many of these tasks comes out during my sleeping time usually 12 midnight. So, every morning, I just wish that there are still tasks left for me to do. Luckily, many mylotter do not want to do the writing tasks so I still have a lot of tasks left for me to do. Apparently, many mylotter do not know what to write about that is why they always get rejected. Now, that I have spilled the beans...hmmm...I might wake up every morning with no tasks to do...but anyway, I just would like to share to everybody how to earn more here and I'm sure there is enough tasks for everyone to do. Good luck, hope you will have your articles accepted too.
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• Philippines
6 Jun 09
..and one more thing all those 62 articles were done in about 2 weeks, although not the entire 2 weeks. I started doing tasks last may 20. And tasks are hard to come by so there were many days that I did not do anything. So, you see you can really earn here if you know what to do. There were days that I have to do half day writing and even extend late at night and there were also a lot of days when I did not do any tasks....so as you can see the $111 is a good amount almost comparable to the amount I used to earn writing 3 articles a day worth $5 each for another website.
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@diamania (7018)
• Netherlands
6 Jun 09
Reading your article makes me realize why my submissions have been rejected: I have been talking about my own 'fake' experiences with said article. May I ask how much money have you made out of doing tasks?
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• Canada
6 Jun 09
I do the writing tasks all the time... the 4 paragraphs ones, as well as the 500 word articles... and I have never had one rejected. I had one returned, once, because I slipped into the first-person perspective and that is not acceptable. They returned it to me, I corrected my perspective and resubmitted, and they approved it. It might help to think of it this way -- those writing tasks are for website content. Business content. What they accept from us (and pay us for) is going to be used on another website somewhere. Let's use a current task as an example. Yesterday, I did a task about men's sandals. The keywords asked about a certain brand of them. So, I had to do some research to learn what that brand is about. How is it different from other brands? Why would a man like to choose those sandals versus maybe another brand? I looked at the styles, materials, any special construction they have for how their footwear might fit better than other footwear, etc. No matter what approach you take, you should write articles that are informative and factual. If I were going to a website to look up information on a pair of shoes, I would not find any value whatsoever in reading a content piece that told me how the writer wore a lovely pair of red pumps to their Aunt Mathilda's wedding. That doesn't help me to decide if that brand of pumps will be something I want to purchase. I would want to know if they were good quality... was the leather soft? You see where I'm going, I'm sure. The articles cannot be a chronicle of our personal experiences because those are unique to each of us. When someone goes to a website for information, that information has to be relatable to pretty much any reader. They want to find out specific things that will make them more interested in the product. We can write pretty much anything we wish - so the style could be entertaining in many different ways - but ultimately we need to include keywords (obviously for search engine optimization - they want people to hit on their website while searching for the product they sell), facts and they ask us to keep the content positive. If you don't like the particular product, personally, you should do some research and find out some positive aspects to present about it. Most importantly, the content should be original, clear, organized and written with correct spelling and grammar. The paragraphs should not be disjointed -- they have to flow together and make sense. I really hope I wrote this in a way that will be helpful. Best of luck! :)
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@diamania (7018)
• Netherlands
6 Jun 09
I did that one as well writing about how I donated this and that sandal to this and that family member because I have foot problems ( which I dont have) and finally this and that family member puts a smile on his face. Reading your informative post I can finally conclude those guys judging the submissions must be laughing their buttocks of reading my submission. Anyway, could you please give an example on how to make those paragraphs flow together. Maybe you could even send an example to me. Your help is utmost appreciated.
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@gcorp09 (940)
• Singapore
8 Jun 09
I will say I do agree with you. I had done over 10 of the writing tasks, and I do make a point not to insert any of the first person perspectives in any of my writing tasks. In addition, I do research for all my writing tasks before I write, and do not copy any website I had research. If you need to use the information they had inserted on any website, do not just copy and paste, but make a point to paraphrase, or use your own words in the article. In addition, I also make a point to use the Microsoft Word to check for any spelling or grammar mistake which I may had accidentally committed. These are all important points we had to think when doing any of the writing tasks.
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@diamania (7018)
• Netherlands
6 Jun 09
Blergh, sorry for the spelling errors.
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@YazEid (1139)
• Philippines
6 Jun 09
hello diamania , I think these tasks are stupid , and fraud .. I have made more than 5 tasks , they rejected them all ... everytime for a different reason .. the last time I went to a company site , copied the text from there and sent it to the task manager , they replied that it has poor english structure , wrong spellings , wrong syntax , and the idea is not covered !!! they didn't mention anything about copying it .. what the hell do they want me to write about the product better than the company itself !! I think I won't do any task again .. once I wrote an article of 506 words according to MS-Word counter ,, they replied that it is too short !! it is time wasting and so stupid I wont do it anymore
• Canada
6 Jun 09
I'm sorry you've been disappointed by your experience with the tasks here and I respect your decision not to do them anymore. That is certainly your choice :) We don't have to do the tasks at all... they are just offered as an opportunity to increase our earning potential. The tasks are not a fraud but I can offer you some very concrete information, based on what you've posted here. What you did is called plagiarism -- and that's the biggest "no no" there is in writing. You copied someone else's work (from that particular website) and submitted it to myLot as your own. That is theft of content, and oddly enough, that is fraud. No one has to tell you that you "can't" do that. No one is allowed to do that - here or anywhere else. It's a matter of law - expressing original ideas in writing, including on websites, is known as "intellectual property" and it's covered by copyright law. It's like when you are in school and a teacher asks you to write a composition on a particular subject. If you go online, find an article about that subject, copy it and hand it in to the teacher for a grade, you will fail the assignment because of plagiarism. Same thing with the tasks. They are going to check what we submit to make sure they don't find the same information, presented in the same words, other places online. The tasks are asking us to write original material that will be used on websites. Websites often purchase content (rather than always having to write it themselves) to keep a "fresh face" on their site. They want their visitors to arrive and find new things to read -- not the same articles all the time. The writing tasks here are not a "question and answer" exercise. The task creator knows what sandals or crystal goblets or watches are. They are not asking us to tell them. They are asking for a short piece of writing that talks about those things in an interesting, informative and factual way. Again, I'm really sorry you've found the tasks disappointing... I've had very good experience with them and I really like doing them. But, again, it's just personal choice Take care!
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• Malaysia
6 Jun 09
So far I have 4 writing task that had been approved. Writing task is not a fraud, I earn a lot doing it. When doing task, don't write about how you feel. It must be a informative subjects, sometimes you have to praise how good the stuff is, depending on your task keyword. you don't have to explain in detail what that stuff is. I usually write positive comment about the keyword, what makes them so great, what people might feel about it. Sometime I get rejected because of my low standard grammar. I do research too, to make the content of the writing had some informative topic.
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@diamania (7018)
• Netherlands
6 Jun 09
I didn't know you shouldn't talk about your own experience, knowing this I bet I will get a few submissions accepted from now on. I'd like to sincerely thank you for your informative post.
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