Response to comments on my own thread doesn't earn you money?

By Anu
India
January 20, 2016 12:55am CST
I am back after many years and understand many things have changed. Just wanted to know if I start a discussion and people respond to it and inturn I respond to their comments. Isnt this counted for earning? Or we have to only respond to others discussions? Editing it:- trying to figure out how is it calculated . Please answer any if you know 1. If I start a discussion and no one responds. Do I earn money? 2. I respond to comments on my thread. Do I earn? 3. Somebody responds to my discussion. Do I earn. 4. Do the earnings depend on how long or short your discussion is. I mean number words in a discussion. Thank you all in advance for your patience.
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15 responses
@owlwings (43054)
• Cambridge, England
20 Jan 16
What YOU post, whether it is a discussion, a response or a comment, is eligible for earnings but only when someone interacts with it in some way. It is how much other people interact with your posts which decides how much each will earn. The number of words in your discussion (or response or comment) has NO effect on your earnings except that, of course, the more interesting, relevant, useful and descriptive you are, the more people are likely to interact with you. The more that you interact with others, the more likely it is that they will interact with you, so commenting in your own discussions will definitely benefit you either directly or indirectly. It really is not worth trying to guess exactly how many fractions of a cent each interaction is 'worth' or whether something 'earns' for you or not because that also varies from day to day, depending on how much of the revenue is allocated to earnings and how it is distributed to other users.
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@JudyEv (224222)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jan 16
It really is best not to worry too much about exactly how it's all worked out but concentrate on interacting sincerely with everyone whose posts you find interesting.
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• India
20 Jan 16
@JudyEv yes you are right but curiosity is always there when its new :)
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• India
20 Jan 16
@owlwings thanks. I had seen your comment yesterday but missed to go through it fully.
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@JolietJake (50773)
20 Jan 16
The guidelines say you earn for interaction. What YOU do is an action, and you don't get paid for action. People responding to your discussion is an interaction, and that is what you get paid for. The same thing when you comment or respond...that is an action, you don't get paid for it. You get paid for people replying to your comments/responses.
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• India
20 Jan 16
Quite clear now, thanks for the insight.
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@TheHorse (115651)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 Jan 16
I think THEIR commets count toward earnings.
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• India
20 Jan 16
its a diffrent this time on mylot, previously i remember they paid for every interaction and discussion.
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@sishy7 (27312)
• Australia
20 Jan 16
@arpita_onlinejob On the old mylot, there's a 'motto' that people go by - I type I earn, you type you earn. That is certainly not the case any more on this new layout.
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@TheHorse (115651)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 Jan 16
@sishy7 Now, it's: "You respond, I earn. I respond, you earn"
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@sishy7 (27312)
• Australia
20 Jan 16
We earn from interactions of others to our posts (discussions/responses/comments). You earned from my response here. And if you interact with my response, I will earn from your comment.
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• Surrey, British Columbia
20 Jan 16
yeah thats true,we earn our conversations response by response or comments ,
• India
20 Jan 16
Oh so if I am only responding to comments I will not earn. Right?
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@sishy7 (27312)
• Australia
20 Jan 16
@arpita_onlinejob You will as soon as someone interacts with your comments like what I'm doing here.
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@dpk262006 (56736)
• Delhi, India
20 Jan 16
Our respected friend @owlwings has very well explained the position to you and I hope your doubts would have been cleared by now. I would just like to add that you need not worry about earnings, the more you interact here with fellow mylotters, more earnings will come your way.
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• India
25 Jan 16
Right @dpk262006 , I will do that only, better to focus on job than result
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@dpk262006 (56736)
• Delhi, India
25 Jan 16
@arpita_onlinejob - Yes, if you concentrate on interaction, everything will follow.
@srisahara (4516)
• Indonesia
20 Jan 16
1. A discussion without response means nothing money for you. 2. I don't know about this, maybe no. 3. Yes, you earn. 4. The earning does not depend on long or short of response, but on the proper of the response against the discussion. If I give a mistake information, I am sorry...
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• India
20 Jan 16
@srisahara thanks for your valuable response.
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@srisahara (4516)
• Indonesia
21 Jan 16
@arpita_onlinejob You are welcome. I hope you will enjoy this site. I think it is the best site to share what you have in your mind. Have a nice day!
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@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Jan 16
Just do your best in making your posts, c omment on all the responses you get, and interact a lot and you will earn, Since the algorithm is complicated and secret just do your best and interact a l t and uo will have fn while you earn,
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• United States
24 Jan 16
I agree it's quite an interesting algorithm for sure! I wish you atleast got the .01 per post and then the rest negotable that way you have an idea of earnings. Good to see you as always Patsie :)
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• India
25 Jan 16
@Hatley Yes will do that .
• United States
20 Jan 16
You only earn for what you yourself type.
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• India
25 Jan 16
hmmmm...Reading all the above comments I feel we earn if even other comment on our posts
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• United States
25 Jan 16
@arpita_onlinejob Well the more people that respond to you, you can respond back and that way you earn..but it is only what you yourself put out..type.
@moondebi (1203)
• Bangalore, India
20 Jan 16
I only have noticed that interacting works, so I am upto that.
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• India
25 Jan 16
Yes I got it, I was thinking only posting discussions will help. Clear now. Thanks
@ShyBear88 (40206)
• United States
21 Jan 16
have you go to your page and check out your earnings. There is a small break down. In general when your write something on here it counts towards your earnings. Weather its writing a post. Of course you will make more if someone responded to your post and you talk back to them. It's nice in general for someone to know you read what they wrote.
• India
25 Jan 16
Yes definately, I would be happy if someone respons and so they will be when I read their comment. Win win situation
@ShyBear88 (40206)
• United States
26 Jan 16
@lokisdad (4240)
• United States
21 Jan 16
the truth is that nobody knows because they haven't told anyone exactly how they calculate it and no matter what we do we won't know we can only guess.
• India
25 Jan 16
They have not told as its their business secrets but a few guidelines on how much you are earning for an activity should be shown.
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@lokisdad (4240)
• United States
25 Jan 16
@arpita_onlinejob I haven't seen anything at this point i have given up on trying to figure it out.
@rosekiss (30327)
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Jan 16
I think that JJ explained it pretty well. You get paid from others commenting to you, whether it is yoru discussion or someone elses. We don't get paid for what we do anymore, and that is where the interaction comes in. If you interact with others, they will interact with you. I like the interaction, even though it did take time to get used to it, as I was here at the old mylot. You don't ge paid for posting a discussion, unless you get responses to it. Once you get responses, then you comment back to them, and that is the interaction, as you are commenting back and forth. It will take you time to get used to it, but you will.
• India
25 Jan 16
I am getting used to it. The day I didnt post anything I still earned and its because of people responding to my posts. Understanding now.
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@rosekiss (30327)
• Eugene, Oregon
25 Jan 16
@arpita_onlinejob I don't come in here on Saturday, and I still earn, even though it isn't all that much, it is better than nothing, and it all adds up overtime.
@alchemistrx (2554)
• Philippines
21 Jan 16
I don't worry much as long as i have done my part to earn what is worth.
• India
25 Jan 16
I will follow the same, no point in digging.
@cherriefic (10378)
• Philippines
20 Jan 16
The only thing you have to do is keep on interacting. Then people will reply to you and you can make money from it. Make sure you also reply on every comments.
• India
25 Jan 16
Yes I do reply as I post discussions of my interest and expect replies. Now that I know I will earn I wont miss :)
@Dalane (691)
• United States
20 Jan 16
No, No, Yes, No. Hope that helps.
• India
25 Jan 16
That was quite short and sweet but answered my questions. Thanks