How to Make Money as an Amazon Turk

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Amazon Mechanical Turks is a marketplace where workers work on HITS (Human Intelligence Tasks) from businesses. Mechanical Turk workers work from home, when they like, on projects they like and get paid for quality work. Mechanical Turk Requesters have access to a workforce 24/7, pay if satisfied and can have a mulititude of tasks completed in minutes. Here is how to make money as an Amazon Turk.

Things You'll Need

  • Amazon Turk Account
  • Go to http://www.mturk.com and sign up to be an Amazon Turk. Sign up to be paid for your work as an Amazon Turk.

  • Click on "Find HITS Now" and take a look at the HITS (Human Intelligence Tasks) Amazon Turks has to offer. Working these HITS is how you will make money as an Amazon Turk.

  • Select a HIT. There are a wide vareity of HITS at Amazon Turks. Tasks range from reviewing websites, writing blogs, asking questions using specific data, posting on forums and more. Payment ranges from a few cents to a few dollars, with most paying just a few cents.

  • HITS will have to verified and approved for payment. This may take minutes or days. Complete the verification process requested to make money as an Amazon Turk.

  • Be realistic about what you can expect to earn as an Amazon Turk. If you work for two cents a HIT and it takes you 20 seconds to complete a HIT. That's 3 HITS per minute or 180 HITS per hour. At two cents a HIT that works out to $3.60 an hour and that is if all HITS are approved for payment. And you may not be able to work that fast.

  • Sign up for http://turkers.proboards80.com/ for tips and tricks on how to work faster. The faster you work, the more money you can make as an Amazon Turk.

Tips & Warnings

  • Some requesters do not pay. Join the turkers forum listed above to see if certain requesters are not paying.
  • Keep in mind some of your work may not be approved even if you feel you did a good job.
  • Some tasks will require alot of time and pay only pennies.
  • Watch out for requesters that have you fill in "offers" to buy things with your name and address etc. This is just a scam way to pay you a few cents and get you to buy something.
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