- Jun 14, 2018
I got to admit, completing paid surveys and doing GPT site tasks are kind of solitary stuff. You know you log in, select tasks and surveys you want to accomplish, then log out again and wait for your money or a gift card to come in. But what if it gets lonely doing that, day in and day out? I can imagine, for more sociable and outgoing people (who still like working from home), that if there was a way of making money chatting online, they would go for it.
In this MyLot review, I am going to also mention the kind of community that a platform like this site fosters. Having joined our forum has made me see the potential for both being a helpful member to others on a variety of topics, as well as earning some cash on the side while you’re at it.
So is MyLot a legit mix of both, or is it a potential scam site? Let’s go take a closer look.
First things first - what is it?
MyLot describes itself as “an enormous discussion board, blogging community, questions and answers hub, social network and online hangout that pays you for your valuable contributions.” So no, it is not a straightforward GPT or paid survey site, though in the sentence before this, it does promise remuneration for activities.
Scrolling down the homepage, it really doesn’t have the look and feel of other GPT sites we’ve come to know. Different topics and discussions, currently ranging from problems with debit card replacement to the hellish commute in Kathmandu, through to existential posts, make up the endless scrolling front page.
How long has it been around?
There’s no way for me to find out when the site was established as it has no About page, but I’ve seen feedback about MyLot from as far back as 2009, so it’s safe to say they’ve been around for almost a decade. One feedback I read was their earnings program “disappeared” in early 2013, thus disappointing lots of members - but it was eventually reinstated in 2015 with a new earnings algorithm and community guidelines in place.
Does it pay well?
How much money can you make on MyLot? Well, it really all depends on if the discussions and topics you participate in and start are a hit with the other MyLot users. This is a sort of social media site, after all, with likes and follows and interactions dictating how much you’re going to be earning.
A special note on participating in discussions: MyLot has strict community guidelines in place, covering trolling, personal attacks, racist or discriminatory remarks, harassment, avoiding “text speak”, not attacking anyone with “broken” English, not posting copyrighted or ripped-off content, etc. - basically minding your manners when you post and join discussions, which should be observed in any sort of forum or social media platform, anyway.
The good news is that you can start cashing out as soon as you have $5 in your account. Payouts are made to everyone eligible on or before the 15th of every month (account balances are available on the user dashboard).
Is registration free?
Yes, it is free and seems to be open to just about anyone in the world. Make sure to register an account using your PayPal verified email, though, because that’s how you’re going to be getting paid.
How do I start earning extra income from MyLot?
Start participating in discussions, that’s how! As with most forums, active posts mean there are plenty of interested participants in it - which follows that those are the most popular (AKA lucrative) places to be. Using a drop-down menu under Explore, you can scroll through discussions considered Top Rated, Most Recent, “Hot”, “New User”, and even (cricket sounds) Discussions With No Response (in case you want to check out how NOT to earn on this site).
Interestingly enough, MyLot also offers a bit of what we’re already familiar with when it comes to other GPT sites - namely, completing offers from advertisers (which, unfortunately, still depends a lot on geographic and demographic circumstances, just like other GPTs).
There are no referral programs in place, sadly, though in the FAQ section, MyLot mentions wanting to have one in place in the future.
MyLot is a legitimate site for those who love interacting and discussing various topics with other people. And yes, members can earn from it, though not in any way as to give up their day jobs or even better-paying online gigs for it.
But one thing that stands out from all the feedback I’ve read from current users is how they love the vibe of their “community” at MyLot. Those who like making forum friends and learning about a new culture while earning a bit of money on the side might find this one is worth a shot. However, those who don’t want their earnings to depend on the kind of “likes”, feedback, and replies from other members are not likely to find this of any use to them.
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Being in this forum right now, would you say earning is a primary reason for joining, or just a bonus of being part of a lively, interactive, and helpful community? Are any of you current members of MyLot? Please share your thoughts about the site below.