Making up for the lost earnings

@choybel (5053)
Philippines
February 25, 2010 12:29pm CST
Do you feel obligated to earn a speific amount per day in mylot?Do you set quota?Has there been times when you missed this and earn a little below it or just totally went inactive in a day?If so, Do you consider it a loss and make up for it?How? I'm asking this questions because I was also trying to atleast be active everyday in mylot but then I got PC problem at home which made me offline for two days so now I feel like I have to make up for this two days which I consider lost. I don't really know how exactly to make up for it but I'm trying to just respond to as much discussion as I could.I then came to wondering if anybody does this and how much do they expect to earn a day. I wish you could share me your insights on this.
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16 responses
• United States
26 Feb 10
I do try to make payout each month, so if it is getting close to the end of the month and I am not near my goal, then I will try to figure out how much I need to earn each day in order to reach the minimum. That does not mean that I will necessarily do anything different while I am on here, but it does let me know whether or not I am on track to make payout. Usually I am active on here, although I do not have a set number of posts that I make in a day or anything. In fact, my earnings seem to increase more rapidly when I am not really paying attention to how much I am making each day and just enjoy myself on here. I usually have no idea how much I have posted in a day, especially since our post count only goes up by one for each discussion that we respond to and then one more for each response within a discussion that we comment on (as long as it is not our own discussion or comment). I respond quite a bit in particular discussions if I am interested in the subject matter or a lot of my friends have responded to the discussion, so my post count does not really reflect my activity on any given day.
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@rebelann (60076)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Aug
You haven't been active in a long time, why?
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• United States
3 Sep
@rebelann Life has gotten in the way, I'm sorry to say. I do pop back in once in a while ... usually when Lambie wakes me up ... but I'm just not online as much any more.
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@choybel (5053)
• Philippines
3 Sep
@purplealabaster OMG, I got a mail informing me about mylot. Logged in now after so long. I don't even remember when I was last here. This really makes me nostalgic. Still, I remember you and lambie. Wow! Just wow! Would love to share again a lot here someday. Like you, life has really gotten in the way. Don't know when I'll be back here again but ita nice to know this place is still up and that the old-timers are still here.
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@cripfemme (7713)
• United States
25 Feb 10
I've lost a few earnings here myself since they've instituted the leading discussions that violate the rules. I don't think it's fair to punish everyone who responded because maybe the person didn't know it violated myLot discussion rules. This is certainly been the case with me. But, I am still, if I post regularly over the next few days, on track to make payout. I only have $1.96 to go. I think that if people want to make up earnings they should respond only to the questions they know are not going to be deleted. That's what I'm going to do now.
• Philippines
25 Feb 10
With regards to discussions that are going to be deleted, I think it would be good if we still reply to them and inform the creator of the discussion of what violations he or she did and of the possibility of the post being deleted. No, we wouldn't earn from it, but it would be a good gesture to help and make fellow MyLotters aware of their mistake so they won't be doing it again. Telling them would only take like a minute anyway. Regards.
@choybel (5053)
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
I believe that there are some cases wherein some people just do not care whether their post would be deleted or not, maybe they just wanted to make a point or just didnt care enough. To inform a fellow mylotter regarding the possibility of his discussion being deleted would really be a great effort but I think you cannot just spend time here in mylot searching for discussions that you believe will be deleted and just warn them. But if you just happen to stumble upon one then I think it wouldn't be so bad to take afew minutes of your time to do so as pocketrocketsAA mentioned. It's definitely a good idea to respond to questions that you know aren't going to be deleted.
• Philippines
25 Feb 10
Hello Choybel! It can sometimes be a bit disappointing when I go through a day without being as active as I usually am in MyLot so I try to make the most out of it by responding well to discussions of interests. I'm not really pushed to get this much or that much in a day, instead I just try to maximize the time I spend in MyLot. I don't set a quota either, since the motivation goes to earning instead of making quality discussions, which I think is the core experience one can get from MyLot. I try to enjoy MyLot not by the earnings, but through the discussions. So I guess that counts as no quota for me. Regards!
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@choybel (5053)
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
Learning from discussions in mylot is really a good way to spend time here. Infact, there are so many different discussions here that are very interesting and you get to see responses from different points of view. I have my share of learning here and I like the fact that I get to open my mind to the outside culture and the reality that happens to anyone and everyone in the outside world. It's like re-experiencing their experiences.Thanks for this insight.Have a nice day!
• Philippines
25 Feb 10
I try my best to make up for a day of no-earning. Since I do other things, sometimes responding to mylot is hard especially when you find an interesting topic that you just have a lot to say but can't make time for it because you have other things in your hands. Yes, a day of inactivity is definitely a loss. But then here in mylot, we all are given a chance to prove ourselves that we can always make up for those times.
@choybel (5053)
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
Very true. Sometimes there are just things that keep us occupied that no matter how much we do like to respond to a specific discussion of interest we just can't. There are just times when I feel like making up for the loss but when I do get lazy or busy, I just let it go.
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
26 Feb 10
just post a lot or up to the limit of your time and strength. if you feel tired, then relax, call it a day and look forward to another day. but don't push yourself too hard. be friendly to your responders, send them friend request at once so you will never forgot to send the request in the future. support your friends more than not in your friends list, that could be the best thing you can do to friendly here in mylot. friends you support will also support you, and from them, you will earn, the more friendly members you have in your friends list, the more you will earn if you will also support them all.
@choybel (5053)
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
Thanks!I'll keep that support your friends' discussions idea in mind.
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
26 Feb 10
please remember that mylot is a 2-way traffic system. if you will become a discussion starter rather than a responder, in the long run, your responders will never come back to see your discussions, no one will respond to your discussions. in the same manner, those who will receive your response will go back to you.
@nolipo (407)
• United States
26 Feb 10
I tend to go in spurts. I always say I'm going to log on everyday and participate in discussions, but real life things always come up and I can't get to it. But I'm working out a system that I think will work. I'm going to do cash crate and mylot together. Instead of spending hours at each and getting tired of it and not wanting to come back the next day, I'm just going to do a handful of offers and a handful of discussions each day. That way it's not so laborious. I haven't set a earning goal for each day. Just mostly how many discussions to participate in. Maybe that way I will become more consistent.
@choybel (5053)
• Philippines
28 Feb 10
I'm not in any other money making sites aside from this but I believe you're right about setting the number of discussions responded in a day rather than a quota of earning, that way it won't pressure us.Thanks!
26 Feb 10
I have recently returned to MyLot after a long break and try to spend at least a couple of hours a day on here. I don't have any specific time scale in mind when I log in, but there have been occasions in the past when I have spent all day on here :-D I also tend to look at the number of discussions I respond to and the number of discussions I start, I like to try and respond to at least 20 discussions while I have the time on here.
@choybel (5053)
• Philippines
28 Feb 10
Welcome back!
@mymelodake (1339)
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
Right now, since it's almost the cut-off for payout, I'm extra active because I have a specific amount as a goal. I don't really feel like I need to make up for lost time, because if I felt that way, I would get horribly depressed because I have been rarely active here for some months now. It was only this time when I decided to step up my game because I was planning to buy something online, and I could use the mylot income heheh! So far I'm made good though. I hope to earn at least 50cents a day, and so far I've been exceeding my goal. I still have a bigger goal though, and that's to reach a certain amount by the end of the months, so I hope I make it!
@choybel (5053)
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
Good luck to you. I hope you make it. I'm actually still thinking what to do with my payout if I ever raech it.
@hofferp (4737)
• United States
26 Feb 10
I don't set goals. Some days the discussions are interesting and I get involved. There are other days, when I'm not interested in the topics, and I don't get involved. Doesn't make for good earnings, the way I do it.
@choybel (5053)
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
Yes, probably just a good way to spend some vacant time while surfing the net.
@sublime03 (1809)
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
I try to respond even with a few a day just before I leave the house. I really do not go with a quota since I do not go along with it anyways. I would rather go make even just a few comments so just in case I am not able to go online again i was able to comment with some discussions. Or if not, I just make it up the next day but I won't get dishearten since there is always the day after to make up for it .
@choybel (5053)
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
I do the same before, you know, comment every once in a while or before leaving the house, bt now, I seem to be so hooked to this mylotting business, not for the money though, it's more like for the challenge I get. I feel like I want to share things on discssions I'm interested or know things of.
@rosekiss (30303)
• Eugene, Oregon
26 Feb 10
I don't worry about quota each day, as I do what I can while I am here, and I don't push myself to do more than what I can. The only quota I have is to get payout each month. I really don't pay attention to how much I do everyday, as I just come here to share, and learn, and not worry about my earnings. I do much better when I just sit back and have fun while sharing, and enjoying myself. I have seen so many users post one discussion after another, and I guess they have a quota, but I think they are just here for the money and not wanting to learn a thing. To me it is a big waste of time to post discussions all day long just to make extra money, and not reall learn, let alone comment back to the responses. I hope that they learn what mylot is all about one of these days as it isn't earning, as what we make here is so minescule, that it isn't enough to get upset about when we don't make what we think we should. Let us all just enjoy ourselves and not worry bout earnings. Good luck to you and happy mylotting.
@choybel (5053)
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
That is also my original plan, to just reach payout at the end of the month and enjoy mylotting all the while. The learning experience here is more than the pay so I must agree with you in everything you said.
@Ysabel (1201)
• Philippines
4 Mar 10
Well, I am not online everyday. And even if I am online, sometimes there are days that I could not log-in to mylot. So what I gave set myself is that everytime I am logged-in, I should reply to at least 10 discussions minimum. That is to compensate on my absences. he he. But really, 10 responses are very minimal, if you can see with other mylotters here, they really would reply to as many and as much as they can! I wish I have that luxury of time though! You see, the 10 discussions minimum is a very conservative goal... well, I just don't want to pressure myself. I am here in mylot to enjoy as well. And not pressure myself to focus on the earning portion. :)
@myzire72 (1157)
• Singapore
27 Feb 10
No, I don't. It would be stressful if I set a target but can't meet it. Anyway, I join myLot just for the fun of it. Earning money out of it is not my primary aim. So I don't make it mandatory to reach a minimum number of posts daily.
@krisnel (498)
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
actually i do not set any quota here. because i had a lot of things to do. if i feel to respond to a ddiscussion then i will reply.
• United States
26 Feb 10
I must admit I really don't have a plan. I currently work full time while Mylotting, selling on eBay as well as selling on Amazon in order to make a few extra $$$. I also got involved in Avon as well. The biggest problem I find is that I commonly don't have enough hours in the day to get everything done which of course has an effect on my money making ability.
• India
26 Feb 10
I don’t set any targets as such coz I feel that targets take away half the fun of constructing a good reply and interacting with friends here. I do try to respond to say around 25 discussions per day and I divide it like 10 from today’s top, 10 from my friends list and 5 maybe from miscellaneous places. By the time I end 25 discussions, I start having a headache and my eyes hurt and I feel mentally fatigued so no question of responding to more discussions. There are many days when I just don’t feel like mylotting and of course miss on my earnings but I don’t overdo it the next day to catch up.