I just dont understand how mylot works! do you?

United States
February 14, 2010 1:53pm CST
I made less yesterday with a higher number and more discussion and responses then days before. Plus my discussion hit 1st page of tops 3 or 4 times. So why did I get a lower pay then the day before with less posts and lower star?
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@GardenGerty (158381)
• United States
14 Feb 10
No one really understands the secret proprietary algorithm of MyLot. They also do not like us to discuss our earnings. I run into the same thing from time to time. One thing I would say is to not count anything that you post after midnight MyLot time, as it will go on the next day. Every time I think I know how much I need to post it changes. I kinda overheard someone say how much she makes every month, and judging by what she does, I would say that if you and I posted the same number of posts in a day, but all of mine had four lines, but all of yours had ten lines, you would earn more than I did. The person I am thinking of has about a half page on every post she makes. Make it a point, for the rest of today, to make sure all of the posts you make are a certain length and see if that helps. It can't hurt.
• United States
14 Feb 10
I am gonna try and work harder at the no one liners and making sure I have some substance to my posts. I just forget and feel like I am in a Im and should type little bits vs. big paragraphs. I will just have to put a sticky on my screen that says reminder mylot friends like to read big post make sure you have atleast a good paragraph so that they have alot to read. LMAO Sorry I know I am silly. I think I am starting to learn what I need to do better to make it a better experience I am sorry I keep asking what I am doing wrong etc. I know it might be getting annoying I just really need the knowlege to know what I need to do.
@GardenGerty (158381)
• United States
14 Feb 10
Christina, I am not sure about the selling and soliciting, as I did not see the discussion. There are banners available already for MyLot. I need to put one up at another site, myself. I see what you are saying, people who are used to IM, or texting do have a disadvantage, until they pay attention. I cannot help you much about alice, as she never added me, either. Like I said, we all like to help people who want to be helped, and you are sincere. Lamb, there, has a lot of good insight on MyLot. I am a long time user, but he and a few others are smarter than I am. I am just persistent. Sometimes one liners are fun, in a give and take discussion.
• United States
15 Feb 10
I was under the assumption as long as I wasnt charging for anything and it was for mylot to gain people it would be ok. I guess that makes since to what they was saying of why it was deleted. I can't ever think of good discussion or if I have someone has done it and recieved a lot of answers on it. I am just clueless on what to discuss I guess. I just hate when that happends. Kinda like writers block, I get that alot and I never can think of what to write about then I stop and something comes to me hours later.
@Emiese (994)
• Sweden
14 Feb 10
I think that you should not worry about the money making side of MyLot. The idea that it is impossible to calculate or figure out probably has to do with the fact that you should not have as a main goal on My Lot to make money. I doubt even the most experienced users have gotten rich by "mylotting". So just keep enjoying reading discussions, posting discussions about interesting topics and respond when you find fascinating topics and you will keep enjoying My Lot. The payment, well that's just a perk!
@Emiese (994)
• Sweden
14 Feb 10
I think it looks like you are learning very well! I don't think you will make the mistakes you worry about. You have picked up on many of the important things, like actually making discussions - not comments and responding. The rest will come as you go! Have fun and take care!
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• United States
14 Feb 10
Isnt comments and responces the same thing? If not what is the difference. I was also wondering do we get earnings for commenting on photos or no? I seen the photo area and was wondering. I also wonder if those pictures have to be orginal or can they be picture from online? reason I ask is because I have seen a lot I know came from online and was curious as to if this was okay or needed to steer clear of. I know I am full of questions. I will one day be the one answering the questions hopefully and will be like you lamb a mylot hero!
• United States
14 Feb 10
I am not so much worried about it as I am worry I am doing something wrong and gonna get in trouble. I have had a post removed that I dont understand why. I am just trying to figure out what I should be doing to do things the right way. I dont want to be the one doing it wrong and everyone be like what in the heck is she doing? I dont like to be that person. I have noticed I let my post slip I have been making one liners alot to gain more posts but should have been writing more to make the posts better vs. more posts. I am working on this and hope to embed it in my head so that all my posts are good and make it so that there is more of a discusion vs. people responding once.
@mysdianait (66009)
• Italy
16 Feb 10
Hey Christina, if your smilies are not working then log out and log back in again then try again
@mysdianait (66009)
• Italy
16 Feb 10
Hahahahahahaha @ only being able to use 3 They are such fun and I am so pleased to see you using them now I will get round to responding to all the comments you left after I signed off yesterday - but I hope you remember to go and read them all too heeeheeeee
• United States
16 Feb 10
Yea Hubby told me to close window and all of a sudden Smileys they work!! see I can hug I can and I can even the only thin I am upset about is you can only use 3 that was a downer. But I am happy for those 3.
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• United States
16 Feb 10
I am so excited they make me so happy. I feel like I just got a brand new toy! I hated not being able to smile or let people know I was joking or even hug... Man it was rough without my expressions. I am a very expressionistic person. I need my creativity and all of that. I have to work on my profile when I get some time so I can be expressive there. Oh that is gonna be fun!!
16 Feb 10
The simplest thing I have learned and I am sure others will have already mentioned this, but it is not the number of discussions you start, whether they make it into the top discussions or the actual number of discussions you respond to but it is the quality of those responses which will affect your earnings. I have found, as have many others, that I can earn more for say just 10 responses to discussions if I spend time to give a thorough useful response, rather than just hammering out a few quick lines which add very little to the discussion. In fact I find it easier and more interesting to find just a few discussions every day and craft a useful response to those than just rushing round trying to respond to lots and lots doing just the minimum on each. But the thing is it is impossible to work out why exactly you earn more from one day to the next. So in many ways it is more about finding a way of using myLot which you find fun and take those earnings as a welcome bonus rather than concerning yourself with the mystery of the earnings, lol.
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• United States
16 Feb 10
I agree my mind has changed since I wrote this totally. I could careless how much I make I have more fun talking and making more discussion then I do making a one liner and no one coming back my earnings are going up each day so I must be doing something right. I didn't think I was doing things right but I must be.
@saphrina (31552)
• South Africa
14 Feb 10
I am not sure, but i think it might be the banners. I didn,t know it would be a problem, as i would have warned you about it. I personally think it would have looked great. TATA.
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• United States
14 Feb 10
I am so confused on why that was even deleted I was told I was selling and soliciting I was not I stated that they was free and for people to use to get refferals for mylot like my avatar. I just think it shouldnt have been removed because I didnt break any TOS. I want to contact Mylot about it but cant find a way to email them. They are impossible to get a hold of. I have no way to email them as of right now. Do you know of how to contact them? I have added alice waiting on her to accept friends request so I can PM her about this.
• United States
14 Feb 10
That could be it because it was this discussion I was trying to rate and I know I have rated you lamb prob 11 times already so that would explain why it wasnt working. I am so glad I didnt flip out and I asked you instead. You are my mylot hero. You are very well versed on mylot stuff how long have you been here? I would think it has been a while since you know so much. I hope to be here a long time because I like talking to all of you guys!
• United States
14 Feb 10
Wow that is a long time. When did mylot open? Has it changed alot over they years? What do you think about the time frame of the 4 years there has it gotten better or has it just stayed the same as before. I would so have loved to known about mylot 4 years ago so I could have been talking about things way back then. I would have had good discussions then and knew what was good to talk about vs. being so clueless. I dont go out of the house much so I dont know what is going on in the world unless I use the computer to know this, or the tv.
@emine08 (1551)
• Indonesia
14 Feb 10
I do not know either. There is no clear explanation about how much earning that we get if respond to a discussion or make new discussion. Is there any explanation about it? should we ask alice as mylot admin? what do you think?
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• United States
14 Feb 10
Yea they are gonna keep it a secret because they dont want you to know how to earn the most money that wouldn't help them in not having to pay a lot to mylotters if everyone knew the secret o how to make the most of everything. You just learn as you go, it ends up being trial and error try different things and see what works best for you. I am gonna start the paragraph thing after midnight no post that isnt a paragraph that way I can see the difference. I know since 12 I made some one liners this AM so it wouldnt work well if I start it at 4 am then I might try something else different next time.
• United States
16 Feb 10
If you go to the discussions tab it will have a down menu and you can choose to see discussions started and discussions responded that makes it easier to find thing you have done. I use this feature quite a bit. I find it very useful. Keep trying you will figure things out and learn them quick.
• Spain
15 Feb 10
That is all that is really explained, and Alice won't tell you anything different than that. This Alice woman I have read her name like 15 times can someone give me the run down who is this Alice woman AND WHY doesn't she answer anyones emails or approve friend request... It seems like you have a lot of answers there LAMBY ... I am sure you will be the one who answers me... Do you work for this MYLOT CONGLOMERATE Let me say thank you in advance for a timely response bc by the time someone answers me I can never find my freakn post.... so I have no idea what people even say in response to my craziness....
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