MyLot Tasks: Questions about Article Writing

Ecuador
June 23, 2009 1:14pm CST
Hey all- I have been going through some tasks recently, and decided to do one of the "Write 4 Paragraphs about a Topic" tasks. I have a few questions for anyone who has completed these in the past. How long does it take for the task to be accepted / rejected? I wrote the paragraphs around five PM yesterday, so I'm probably just being impatient, but I'm curious when I should see the result. What is the overall success rate of writing these articles? The rules for the task seemed pretty strict, I wonder how strict they are with the actual article and whether they accept it or not.
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12 responses
@TrvlArrngr (4051)
• United States
23 Jun 09
I work on the tasks every day. Remember to take your time and check your spelling and grammar before submitting them. Sometimes they will reject them and will not let you correct and re-submit. Most of mine get accepted right away. I guess I am addicted to mylot.
• Nepal
23 Jun 09
It shows you are addicted to mylot a lot from your rank. Do u get new task to do daily?
• United States
23 Jun 09
I do them whenever they post them. I think I did 6 already today.
@jazzsue58 (2668)
23 Jun 09
If you get an email back pretty quick, it's usually because they've accepted it. If they take a long time to reply, it's usually because they're deciding whether to return it or not. I've only had two returned so far - one was cos I got a fact wrong (owing to an innacurate web site where I did my research), and the other was because I accidentally mentioned ebay. Both times I corrected what I'd done, resubmitted and got accepted. Last week I had 0.56 in my account from discussions. 3 hours later I'd cleared the twenty dollar mark, because I took on every writing task going. I'm a "two finger typist" but 4 paras isn't a lot. I never copy and paste, I get facts together and write them up in my own words. The only c/p I use is the keywords. I'd say that, if you're well organised, you can get 3 - 4 done in am hour, easy.
@nehaagra (849)
• Singapore
24 Jun 09
Congrats for ur success. I feel you are very good at writing as well as browsing. 4 articles in a hour!!!! , feel its a tooo much for most of us. Are you in some sort of writing or editing business only??
@cbantly (236)
• United States
24 Jun 09
I wrote one this morning, it took about 30 minutes or less to complete including typing and research. I submitted it and within a couple hours it was accepted. I think I'm going to do a few more this afternoon. I am determined to hit my payout this month, and I'm not even half way there!
@baz5687 (131)
• United States
24 Jun 09
I''m alittle confused, guys where exactly do you get these tasks from?
@subha12 (18450)
• India
24 Jun 09
I have taken those tasks few times. Some are accepted, some rejected. But they are there in many numbers now. Pity is for me the accept task button for this type of task is disabled. So i can't take it any longer.It depends on time. sometime sit takes 2 days to be accepted or rejected, sometimes more. But when accepted you get more money.
@gcorp09 (940)
• Singapore
24 Jun 09
I had so far completed around 20 of the writing tasks. So far, most of the tasks are being approved. I will say that the time for the task to be accepted/rejected/returned varies. I have had before a writing task accepted within a few hours, while some others are accepted in a few days. I think it all depends on the "workload" of the task creator (how many of the tasks the task creator needs to review), and also the urgency of the tasks to be submitted to their client. For the urgency reason, it's because I have had done a writing task before which was approved in an hour's time after submission, and that task had been up there for quite a few days before I accept one of the slots to do. That's why I think that it may be because that the writing piece needs to be submitted to their client urgently, so they had to review my task quickly. Anyway, if the writing task is not approved after a week, you can e-mail the task creator about it. When they had accepted/rejected/returned your task, the task creator will usually send a message to you on it. If it's accepted, you will also see your earnings increased by $2 in the task column immediately in the earnings section. However, if it's returned, do read what the task creator needs you to amend, and amend according to their requirements before submitting to them for review again. As for the overall success rate, I'm not very sure, but if it's my case, I had around 90% success rate for my writing tasks. You have to follow the instructions for the writing task set by the task creator (such as the minimum number of lines needed, using of at least 1 or 2 of the keywords provided, checking of your work that there's no grammer or spelling errors, writing piece must be factual, etc). I guess they are quite strict about the rules, but if you follow the rules, there should not be a problem. Once you are familiar with what they want, I believe it's not hard to get the writing task approved by the task creator. Hope that you will find success in your first writing task.
@arkansos (546)
• India
24 Jun 09
Well, I tried one of those tasks a couple of days back. Frankly, it was astupid company. They were merely resellers selling hydraulic jacks, but their website gave the impression that they made it themselves. So I wrote it that way. He took a week and half to get to the task and then rejected it saying. We donot have a factory and donot write in first person. FOr god's sake it was supposed to be a positive review....Stupid moron. Increased my rejection rate
@kalaga (547)
• United States
23 Jun 09
Hi!one task typically takes about one hour for me.i have to search for it and write it.but it takes few days to know whether ur task got rejected or accepted.if accepted u will see the money in ur earnings immediately.sometimes the tasks are sent back to check for again.u need to go the referred things and do the changes and can submit again.but if they are rejected that's it.the rules are pretty strict.u must follow them.don't even think otherwise.you will get banned from doing tasks all together if u dont follow rules.hope this helps.all the best.
@Toxicon (165)
• United States
23 Jun 09
I did one of those tasks and it took 2-3 days for it to be accepted. You just have to be sure you read thier guidelines and followed them to the letter or it will be rejected. If I had more time I would just sit here doing those tasks and potentialy make a good bit of money. If you're a good , fast writer, I think you could probably just do those $2 tasks and make $10 a day or more depending how many you decide to do. I hope to have a few days free sometime soon and I'm just going to spend it doing tasks to try and build up some money in here. Good luck, happy mylotting
• Canada
23 Jun 09
I believe review time frames depend on a lot of factors - from the workload of the task creator to how many spots were available for each given task. There can be quite a lot of submissions for the same article. If you have a task outstanding for more than a week, then you could consider contacting the task creator to inquire about it. Otherwise, it's all about patience ;) I do the writing tasks regularly (the 4 paragraph ones and also some of the 500+ word ones when they come up). Most of what I have submitted has been approved. I think I had one returned once because, early on, I inadvertently slipped into first person in one of the pieces, not realizing that I couldn't do so. I was given the opportunity to correct that, which I did, and it was ultimately approved. Yes, they are strict on their requirements. They want good content. You don't have to use all the keywords listed but you do have to use some. The articles need to be well-written, factual and informative. You should also expect to do a little research for the specifics. Ultimately, I've increased my earnings potential here thanks to the tasks so I'm very appreciative of them. Good luck to you on your tasks!
@sanelaze (167)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
i usually get results in one day. Ive written 4 so far. I submitted the recent one a few hours ago. So far all my articles were accepted. My research and writing time is usually 2- to 3 hours. I make sure im well-rested and have a 'clear' head when i do research and write the article. It's more efficient and less time consuming when that way. Ive written an article worth $4 once. Looking for resources was very challenging. It took me two days to finish it. But I was given 3days to finish the task so it was all good.
@cbeee3 (2063)
• India
23 Jun 09
I have written 3 of those articles and all of them were accepted. I wrote 1 article per day. It took almost a day for my article to be approved after I submitted it. It is only due to those articles that I am now over the minimum payout limit of $10. Otherwise, there was no way I could have reached the limit. If you have any issues and think that your article is in pending status for more than a day, I suggest, PMing the person who has posted the task. Happy myLotting and Good luck!