I think I may have joined this site in 2007 or 2008. It's hard to remember what it was like but it seems like you answered people's questions. I knew from the start they didn't pay much, but it was fun and people seemed to like my answers.
After a while, I got tired of the site and stopped writing; I don't remember getting any payment.
MyLot is still in business, though. When I did a search, I had a hard time finding information on them. One review said that in 2013, they quit paying and that it was hard to find conversations anymore.
I assume there must be some advantage to using the site - perhaps to get links to your blog.
I CREATED TWO PERSONAL BLOGS:
FROM TEXAS TO TENNESSEE
This is where I wrote about moving from Texas to Tennessee and the differences of living in a city vs. a rural area. I enjoyed writing articles and including photographs. I added affiliate links to related items I thought someone might buy, but I rarely sold anything. The blog took up too much of my time without bringing in any income, so I eventually deleted it.
SMALL TOWN AND RURAL LIFE
After I left Tennessee, I lived in southern Illinois for a few years. I don't know why I started this new blog since my other one didn't work out. I guess I just wanted to document my new experiences. As I explored, I wrote about all the small nearby towns and things I discovered when walking around out in the county. The same thing happened as with the other blog, though. It took up too much time and people weren't buying from my affiliate links. I loved working on both of these blogs, but since I needed to start make money, so I eventually gave this one up, too.
Yes, that is really how the site name was spelled. I joined Qondio in January 2010.
This was a writing site where your articles were called "intels." You submitted an article and then 10 members had to vote that your article should be published. I didn't mind that because I believe it encouraged writers to write better articles. My articles seemed to get approved within a day. Qondio didn't pay you, but you could put affiliate links in your articles and sometimes people bought something and you got a commission. Unfortunately, this site also went out of business,too.
Fortitude began publication on June 7, 2010. This was an ambitious site, but unfortunately, didn't succeed. You had to pay about $20 or $25 to join, which I know you should never do, but I did it back then. Fortitude was supposed to be for serious writers, and let me tell you, the articles I read before I joined were EXCELLENT!
You could be paid up to $100 per article, but most people were paid $10-$50. I did make enough money to recoup my entrance fee and probably made about $25 more, but then the site went out of business. I believe they were TOO ambitious and paid writers too much. They were supposed to make money by selling reprint rights to other sites, but businesses didn't want to pay the fees or else didn't need the articles.
Fortunately, I've always been in the habit of making copies of what I wrote, so I had my articles from Fortitude and Qondio even though they went out of business. And of course, I saved all my posts from my two blogs. Eventually, I was was able to re-use a lot of what I had written.