Sunday, August 30, 2009

Work at home opportunity: Will You Really Earn Money With MyLot?

MyLot has been around for years and even now, it still receives much attention not only from MyLot Members, but also from people who are wondering – “will they really earn money from MyLot?”

Before tackling this question, let’s clear things out: MyLot is not just a virtual venue to earn money. It is not a paid-to-review site. To a certain extent, it’s actually a social networking website.

However, if you compare it to Friendster, Facebook, or MySpace, we all know that it doesn’t stand a chance as a virtual community – not one bit. Without a doubt, MyLot lacks the special networking features that most leading virtual social communities can offer. So, in order to attract virtual community members, MyLot uses a very attractive incentive - money.

Now, let’s assess MyLot’s status as a Paid-to-Post community. Among the many paid-to-post communities out there, this one seems to be a top contender. In this network, you can earn by posting discussions, responding to discussions and referring your friends and family. The site appears to be much like a blog-forum and people can initiate and respond to discussions without much limit to the language to be used.

Overall, this lack of restrictions plus the monetary incentives and the chance to interact with other people can make MyLot posting an addiction. So, the process of earning is relatively easy.

In all fairness, MyLot is not a fly-by-night company which suddenly goes offline after thousands of users participated in it. According to many of its users, MyLot pays. So, MyLot is not a scam.

Yet, this paid-to-post site has its downsides.

Foremost of which is the fact that it pays you very little for your every post. There is really no fixed rate at MyLot so you can earn anywhere from $0.01 to $0.03 for each post you make, depending on its quality.

In reality, MyLot is just a place to earn extra money – a ‘little’ extra money. It is not a very reliable income source, especially if you want to make at least $200 a month. It is, however, perfect for those who are fond of participating in online communities.

If you are one of those who actively participates in YahooAnswers and other Q&A sites and forums – and if you are fond of virtual socialization, then MyLot is perfect for you. With this site, you can do what you love and earn money at the same time. Just be sure that you have a Paypal account.

Six Ways to Maximize your profits from MyLot

  • Start discussions. Be more creative and don’t just respond to other threads.
  • Always put tags. Tags are important in classifying MyLot discussions. These are vital for helping other MyLot users find your post.
  • If you post messages, make it long – but not senseless long. Make sure that each message is at least three lines long. Be detailed, descriptive, specific, and elaborate.
  • Post quality comments and discussions. Always make it a point to start interesting discussions which will generate relevant comments. Pick topics that matter to a lot of people not just personal endeavors which will leave other MyLot users wondering what you were talking about.
  • Avoid spelling mistakes, grammar errors, and wrong sentence constructions. Make sure your posts are easy to understand.
  • Refer your family and friends – and pick those who will surely become active MyLot members. Keep in mind that for every person you refer, you will receive a bonus equal to 25% of their discussion and image earnings.