Amazon Mechanical turk is also known as amazon m turk ( Website – www.mturk.com ) , it is basically a marketplace , owned by ecommerce giant amazon.com , where people known as Requester post micro jobs on the website which can be completed within minutes for few cents or few dollar . These micro jobs are termed as HITs ( Human intelligent tasks) on Mturk . These are very simple and easy tasks which any one can do , even who has basic knowledge of computer and internet .
Workers from all over the world can complete these HITs ( micro jobs) and get paid , There are thousands of micro jobs posted every day on Mturk marketplace.
Is Amazon Mechanical Turk Legit or scam ?
Since it is owned by the world largest ecommerce company named as amazon .com , Which itself is a very reputed company globally , Hence any one can blindly trust on this website that it is 100% genuine & Legit . What ever amount the workers earn via this mocro jobs . they defiantly get paid.
What type of micro jobs are posted on amazon mturk and does it require good computer and internet skills to complete the Hits ?
Very easy and small jobs are posted on amazon mturk like – paid survey , short data entry jobs , image verification , letter writing jobs , short transcription jobs , click and counting jobs , bill calculation jobs etc . they are such an easy job so that a class 5 student can do , best for house wife’s , unemployed people , earn few money while you are getting bore at railway stations , bus stop , in queue at hospitals etc.
People of which country can work on amazon mturk as a worker ?
People from any country can signup on amazon mturk like USA , UK , CANADA , INDIA etc on – www.mturk.com , but mostly they prefer to have people from USA.
What is the complete process to get started with working on Amazon Mechanical Turk to earn money ?
Step 1 – In order to work on mturk and get paid , first of all you need to sign up at www.mturk.com , after signup , within next 48 hours you will get a mail regarding the approval status of your request to work on Amazon mturk , once you get approved , sign in to mturk website .
Step 2 – Now you go to – available HITs , here from the drop down button ,you can short list or arrange the HITs according to – latest HITs , Expiring soon Hits, High reward amount HITs Low Reward amount HITs etc. Choose it from your convenience , I will suggest you to choose HITs from – Expiring soon category first because it will be removed from the available hits after sometime , so kindly complete those Hits .
Step 3 – In front of Each HITs you will find various terms for example – Time allotted , Requester , Reward amount , Description and qualification required .
- Here Time allotted means – you have to finish the project/work within the allotted time .
- Reward amount means – the amount credited to you after you successfully complete the task .
- Description – will tell you exactly what you have to do with the task of HITs i.e – the detail description of the work which you have to do .
- Qualification Required – Means are you qualified to do that particular task (HITs) , Here Qualified means – have you passed Qualification test which is taken by the mturk for doing any particular type of task . if you have not gone through the qualification test , you have to go through the test , which you can go through any time and once you pass the test you will be eligible for doing that type of task / work always. You need not to give test for that type of work , you will be always eligible for the same kind of job , All task/HITS does not need to pass the qualification test.
Step 4 – Now you can proceed to complete the HITs / task / work in the given time limit and as per the instruction given in the description , if you successfully complete the task , you need to submit the task to the requester , Now the requester will view your job which you have done and do ok , thene the reward amount fixed for the task will be credited in to your Mturk Account Balance , if the requester find some thing wrong with the task then he will tell you do correct the mistake and submit again .
Step 5 – Now you can do other HITs available on the website , the Reward amount for hits is very small ie it ranges between 0.5 cents to few $ dollars . but the positive thing is that the task are very simple and can be easily completed within few minutes .
How does Amazon mechanical Turk make the payment to workers ? Does it pay via pay pal ?
Whatever amount will you earn will display in your account balance in the dashboard of Amazon mturk , but you will not be allowed to withdraw for first 10 days from completing your 1st HITs . After that you can transfer the amount to your bank account , via direct electronic transfer to your bank account , or either by amazon card . Amazon mturk does not pay via pay pal as of now.
You also need to submit your PAN Card number as well as you have to send a scan copy of your PAN card to them before issuing the payment for security reasons and preventing fraud.
How much money I can make by working on Amazon mturk ? Can I live my full time earnings from Mturk ?
To be really honest , you will not become rich from the money you can earn on mturk , but if you work for full time ie for 8 hours a day people says that they are making between 10 to 20 USD daily , personally my experience with amazon mturk is good , I use to work daily for 2 hours and make approx $ 2 USD . if you are going through your bad time our you had lost your job ,you can earn some part time money to meet out the requirement of your bread & butter.
What is Croud sourcing on Amazom mturk ?
Lot may peoples are confused with this term croud sourcing , it is nothing but a term in website which refers to the worker re sourcing .
Review of Amazon mturk – As far as the review and quality of service provided by amazon mturk is positive , while very few people says that , amazon mturk is no more approving international ( specially indian ) workers and only approving the workers from USA , yes this is the negative review of this website which I had found at several places , initially when it was started approval was very easy but now a day due to huge work force of Indian workers and due to low quality of work obtained from them , they are ignoring international customers. They also did not disclose the reason , why they had not approved in the email.
What are the best alternative of Amazon Mechanical turk to make money online for sure ?
Guys , there are various ways of making money online , but it takes some time , several ways which I personally use for making money online has been mentioned here please read the articles below
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2 – how to make money by google adsense
3 – how to make money by – ebay
4 – how to make money by affiliate marketing