Amazon MTurk is one of many Amazon sites out there that is categorized as an “Amazon Web Services” site. The goal of the site is to be a marketplace that enable computer programs and people to hardness and use human intelligence. Sold to many in advertisements and statements as “the first Human Intelligence API”, this site is a great example of a current trend in information services – “crowd sourcing”. Requesting a “unit of work” or HIT (Human Intelligence Task) to be done, such as writing an article or sorting image files, many of the most frequent users of MTurk use software that do the majority of the requesting for them. Using Amazon payments to create a funds source to pay their workers, after the initial payment, this too can be automated so that payments are automatically taken from the card or account. This makes it unique and also make it a valuable and fit very well with the theme of “computerized marketplace harnessing human intelligence”.
My experience with the site is not limited to using it as someone who has completed “HITs” on the site also known as a “MTurk Worker” but also as one of those asking for some of the work to be done -a “MTurk Requester”. I’ve been using this site to complete web sites by asking for MTurk workers to create images and write very specific content and also get feedback on my sites, blog and software.
The workers must reside either in the United States or India, or at the very least have an address in India or the US. Other than that and meeting the qualifications for each “HIT” which vary and can come in the form of percent of “HITs” accepted or skills tests, all that needs to be done is to complete each task and then wait for review and or acceptance and then the amount paid for the “HIT” will be paid to the balance of your Amazon Payments account.
I find MTurk to be a refreshing option for making money. Many of the jobs are very unique “work” that you won’t find in a full or part-time employment position and that you definitely won’t be asked to work on from home anywhere else. Payments are easy and the MTurk pay-outs, while usually not huge are easy to appreciate and initiate. anyone with an Amazon Payments account can direct deposit the funds in it to their bank account or request pay-out in the form of an Amazon.com gift card. Amazon receives a ten percent commission and so far as I’ve experienced, the work never dies out so it’s keeping itself afloat providing work done by the Workers to the Requesters.
Starting out on the site is simple . All that is require is a PC/Mac, you and an internet connection. Firing up your web browser and pointing it to the MTurk site (Mturk.com), click the Worker link at the upper right hand corner of the page, register for the site and make sure your Amazon Payments account was created as well. Your pay will vary with what is offered from day to day and what you can get done in done day.
There aren’t many simple ways of making money online and this is likely one of the most straightforward and highly reputable -coming from the Amazon.com family of sites. Look for my other Making Money Online guides, because more valuable (literally) information can be found in them. A very useful measure of what you’ll be getting paid is to do the same short (the length of time it takes to complete any “HIT” varies with your skills and experience). “HITs” for one hour and measure that as a standard for what your pay will be based upon how many hours per day you are able to invest on the site. Whether working from home or in your spare time at the office, this site is great. It will not only keep your attention with it’s standard and unique tasks to complete but the time investment requirement range from the casual to serious and it will defeinitely earn you money.