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Is It Worth It to Write on MyLot?

I have been writing online since 2012, and since then have studied SEO, marketing and keyword research to drive traffic to my work.

MyLot pays users small amounts to create posts and interact with other users' posts.

MyLot pays users small amounts to create posts and interact with other users' posts.

Is MyLot Legit?

There are various options for making money online. Some are fruitful while others are duds. Most of them take work, the more fruitful ones typically take a lot of work over time.

MyLot is a social networking site where you can interact with other users and earn small amounts of money for doing so. In this article, I discuss how you can make money on MyLot, how you should go about using the site, and whether it is worth it to write on the site.

How Can I Make Money on MyLot?

I first joined MyLot many years ago around 2013, but I barely used the site. At the time, I found it unappealing; it consisted mainly of forum posts, and you had to attract visitors to your posts to interact with them in order to earn money. It's not a bad idea, but the format didn't suit me.

Recently, someone on the HubPages forum started talking about MyLot as a good site if you like the social aspect of writing and earning. I thought I'd give it a try once more. What I discovered is that the platform had changed quite a bit. Nowadays, it's more along the lines of microblogging or creating brief articles that other users can interact with by liking and commenting.

You do not earn money on MyLot through traffic; you earn money through interactions on posts—primarily likes and comments. This, of course, is important to remember because without interactions, there are no earnings.

To get paid on MyLot you have to have a PayPal account and make sure your PayPal email address is entered in your earnings setting in your account. If you've earned the payment threshold of $5 at the end of a given month, you will receive your payment via PayPal by the 15th of the following month.

How Should I Use MyLot?

I started using MyLot again on March 20th of 2021, and sometime before the end of April, I hit the payment threshold of $5—barely. So, on May 16th, the money was transferred into my PayPal account (some kind of temporary glitch held up the payment for a day). So, first of all, MyLot is definitely legit; they do pay their users as promised. Whether you can earn a decent amount of money through your efforts depends on what you do.

So, what should you do to earn money on MyLot? If that is your goal—to earn money on MyLot—you have to interact on the site. The way I did it, I would post a brief article, people would interact with it, and I would like and reply to their comments and also visit their articles and interact with their posts. I did not always interact with their posts if they didn't interest me at all or were too long, but that's just me.

The bottom line is that you make no earnings without interactions, so you have to get yourself out there on the site by posting and visiting other people's posts to interact and earn. Just posting articles really won't do it. Interacting is key.

Personally, I wrote very brief posts—maybe a four-sentence paragraph followed by a few one-sentence paragraphs after that one and a relevant picture to top it off. I then publish it and see if people start to like and comment on it. If they do, I respond to their interactions and visit their posts.

I also kept my posts kind of simplistic—no heavy political issues or instructional stuff. I just post about what I ate for lunch, my friend's diet, what I got my girlfriend for her birthday, etc.—standard social media type stuff.

Now, other people on there are successful writing lengthy posts about other subject matter, but I choose to keep it easy and uncontroversial. I think most people don't want to read long posts that make them want to argue or have to think too much.

I also follow people and visit their posts independent of whether they interact with mine so that it's not just some kind of bartering of interactions. The point is—either way—to interact.

I also check out the "Interesting Discussions," "New User Discussions," and "Discussion With No Response" options from the "Explore" drop-down menu in the upper left-hand corner of the page. You can make more money by responding to new users and to posts that no one has responded to yet. I also explore the other options from that drop-down periodically.

Is It Worth It to Write on MyLot?

Whether it is worth it to write on MyLot depends on your motive. If your only motive is to have a place to write pretty much anything you want and you don't particularly care about money or even interactions, then of course it's worth it. It's a nice little platform with a decent amount of freedom to write however or whatever you want. Although I find some of the rules that do exist on the site silly, like the one against "excessive complaining." Hey, maybe you just want to get it all out and would like a space to do it. But whatever.

If you want to make a lot of money fast with minimal work, then MyLot is not worth it. You have to do a lot of interacting to earn money on the site. I did a relatively moderate amount of interaction on the site and barely reached the payment threshold within a month. Granted, I haven't spent much time on the site and haven't networked on it like some users that have accumulated a decent following and easily get interactions have. But, again, you have to spend a lot of time on the site to get that. It really just depends on how much time and work you want to devote to it.

I treat it in a casual way. If I feel like it, I spend a limited amount of time on the site for fun to talk about the great dinner I made, read a few interesting posts, and talk to people. It's kind of like mingling nonchalantly in the crowd at a party and enjoying the company. But I definitely don't consider it a job, however; I already have one of those, and it's good enough.

So, to me, MyLot is fun, but I don't take it too seriously. It's a nice little side benefit that it pays a little bit. When I'm playing around on the Internet anyway, I might as well pay it a visit and interact with other users to earn a few cents here and there.

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2021 Nathan Bernardo

Comments

Nathan Bernardo (author) from California, United States of America on May 17, 2021:

I'm a little on the fence. Like I said I don't take it too seriously but it's nice to have a spot where I can write pretty much whatever I want and get a little cash.

Nathan Bernardo (author) from California, United States of America on May 17, 2021:

I pretty much did the same thing, emge. It takes awhile to make money there, especially if you haven't been active and don't have a following. I'm casual about it, taking it easy, but it's nice to have a little cash from it once in awhile.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on May 17, 2021:

I was a member of my lot for eight years and didn't write anything on it because I found the site was a little unappealing. Somebody on the site, that is hub pages commented that My Lot is a pretty good site so I reactivated my account. The site is now a little more interesting though I am not spending much time on it yet with a month and a half four dollars are in my account and probably another 10 days the threshold limit of dollars five will be reached. Maybe I should spend a little more time on it.

Doug West from Missouri on May 17, 2021:

Good article. I always like learning about other writing platforms out there. It doesn't sound like a match for me but I am sure it will work for many.

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