Tuesday, January 19, 2010


MyLot is an online forum that is a great way to earn some extra money. Basically, MyLot is a paid to post program. MyLot pays its members to participate in the forum or complete tasks on the site. You may ask, why is MyLot paying members to post on their forum? The reason is that MyLot is trying to build up the site's content, to make it more popular, and to increase its pagerank on search engines. In order to encourage members to participate in MyLot, they are sharing the revenue they earn from advertisements with those who actively post on the site. The following steps are ways to earn money participating in MyLot.

Ask Questions
Ask a question and if someone else gives an answer, you earn. The more popular the question, the more money you will earn.

Answer Questions
To earn the most, answer questions using as much detail as possible and have them be at least 3 to 4 sentences in length. It also helps to use key words or words that were used in the question

Add Images
Mylot pays for images. You may add images to your question and to your answers

Your Interests
You want to make sure your profile is filled with all of your interests. Whenever you submit a question through one of your interest categories MyLot pays you extra.

Complete Tasks
There is a task section on the MyLot where other MyLot members will request that you perform a certain task. If you perform the task as requested, you will be paid a pre-stated amount

Mylot pays you 25% of what your referrals earn.

If you are interested in signing up for MyLot, you can go here.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

eHow Earnings Update: Jan. 1-15, 2010

It's halfway through the month so I thought I'd do an update on how I am doing for the month of January with eHow. I've been a little lax in writing articles this past week (I've written none), but I wrote a ton at the beginning of the month.

EHow "accidentally" posted the US articles on the UK site, which they can't compensate writers for, so earnings have been lower this month than they should be. (Views have been directed to UK articles instead of US articles on Google.) Hopefully when they resolve the issue my earnings will be much higher, but right now they're averaging lower than they should.

eHow Earnings Jan 1-15, 2010: $14.27
eHow Earnings to Date: $49.29
Number of Articles on Jan 1: 75
Number of Articles on Jan 15: 175

In order for you to get a sense of which articles are high earners, quick earners, etc... I will also post some of my top articles.
Highest Earning Article All Time: How to Tell if a Mango is Ripe
Highest Earning Article Per Click: How to Write a Health Care Proxy in New York
Newest Article that Has Earned Money: How to Make a Liquid Viagra Written: 1/10/2010 (Note: I hadn't written any articles since 1/11/2010)
Oldest Article that Has Earned Nothing: How to Upload Videos from Your Computer to Your TiVo Written: 9/4/2009

If you want to check out my eHow articles, you can go here.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Associated Content

Another site that pays you to write articles is Associated Content. Associated Content allows writers to submit articles on any topic and is a great way to make extra money.

Associated Content pays writers Upfront Payments of $1-$20 per article as well as Performance Payments of $1.50 - $2.00 for every 1,000 page views. However, not all content is eligible for Upfront Payments.

Only United States citizens and legal residents are eligible to receive the upfront payments, but non-US residents can join Associated Content and earn Performance Payments.

You can submit tutorials; poems or creative writing; movie, music or television show reviews; video game reviews (with some exceptions); website reviews; recipes; and anything else you can think of!

Associated Content also allows you to submit previously published articles, but they are not eligible for Upfront Payments.

Associated Content is both great for beginners and those looking to republish old articles to gain a little extra money. You can also earn by referring new writers to Associated Content.

You can sign up for Associate Content here.