Have you tried Mylot.com yet? It is a neat website that is quickly gaining in popularity. It is free to sign up, and gives members a chance to post discussion topics and reply to discussion topics of any variety. As you post and respond, you earn a little money. And this small amount of money can add up over a month’s time if you have the patience and spare time for it.
I signed up with Mylot nearly a month ago. It is very easy to join, and you just have to create a user name and have a Pay Pal account. The objective, as I see it, is to think up thought provoking questions to ask fellow members, hopefully to generate a lot of responses to your post. As people respond, you can rate their answers by selecting a plus or minus sign beside their post. These plus and minus signs are not supposed to be used to reprimand a member when they do not agree with you, but as simply a way of rewarding a member when they really put some effort into their post, or letting them know that you feel they did not make a good effort.
The other objective is to answer other member’s discussion topics. New topics are being posted constantly, so there is always plenty of new material to choose from. Discussions range from the simplest of topics, such as favorite flavors of ice cream, to questioning the meaning of life, spirituality, family issues, and many other “deep” questions.
Mylot does not give you a clear scale as to how they reward you monetarily. But from what I have gathered, you basically get what you give. If you respond with three or four substantial sentences, giving a good answer to the question, then you supposedly make a little more money from that response. If you give a one word answer, or just a few words, then you will not fare as well.
Every time you answer a question, your feedback score goes up by one point. It takes a while to get that rating into the hundreds. I’m amazed at those who have thousands. And, a rare few have even broken the 10,000 feedback mark. Another rating system Mylot has for its members is the “star” system. This is a star placed beside your user name, with a number from 1-10 on it, with 10 being the most favorable. From what I understand, this is the culmination of the ratings that other members give you on your posts. If you are rated generally highly, then you will probably have a number between 7 and 10. Others that tend to not put as much time into their posts, likely have smaller star ratings.
So what is the average pay at Mylot? If you are steady, and give it a couple hours a day, I would guess that you could average about $30-$50 a month. However, this takes a lot of patience. People who are into instant financial gratification could wind up frustrated here. You see your earnings amount updated every day, and for me, it usually goes up by about $1 a day. Lately it has been more like .20 a day because I have been too busy with other things. You get paid once a month via Pay Pal, and my guess is that I will make somewhere around $20-$25 for the month.
Now granted, $25 is not a huge amount of money, but it can help. I see it in this manner. In my free time, I would be surfing the web anyway, just basically passing the time. So why not get paid a little? Even if the amount is very small, it is at least something. As the amount becomes something a little larger, you can see that the total earned could possibly help pay the electric bill or buy some gas for the car. Now that’s not a bad trade-off for my spare time.
If you have not visited Mylot.com, you should give it a try. It is free, you don’t have anything to lose, and you could gain a little pocket change in the process. You will definitely need to have patience and spare time, to watch your balance grow. However, if you keep working at it, a little a day, you might just have enough at the end of a month to treat yourself to something nice, compliments of Mylot. It seems that in this case, patience truly is a virtue!