Amazon Mechanical Turk

Amazon Mechanical Turk is a website and crowd-sourcing marketplace making it easy for individuals and businesses to outsource jobs to a virtual workforce! MTurk lets companies use the collective intelligence, skills, and insights from a global workforce to improve their business. MTurk has simple tasks that anyone can do, but the payouts can sometimes be quite low. Mechanical Turk is a service that will let you micro-earn from anywhere in the world, at your own pace. If you are looking to earn a few dollars in your spare time, this app might be a good option for you.

Quick Summary: Amazon Mechanical Turk is a platform for freelancers to complete “human intelligence tasks” such as data entry, survey completion, photo categorization and labeling, transcribing documents, or anything else that needs a human touch. There is a relatively low earning ceiling, but it is very reliable and consistent. Most of the tasks are very repetitive and boring, but they will work to generate a micro-income working online wherever you are. Amazon MTurk is trusted and reliable, with proven payouts.

How It Works: Users sign up and complete an application for an account, which usually take a week or so before being approved. After being approved, you start out on on a probationary period where your account is limited to 100 HITS per day. You need to accept at least 1 HIT each day for 10 days in order to end probation. Once fully approved, you can explore more HIT opportunities and get to work. Spend as much time as you like on the HITs and review your totals on the MTurk dashboard. Set up a withdraw directly to your bank account, or by accepting an Amazon gift card as compensation.

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Year Founded: 2005

Methods To Earn: Completing surveys, repetitive tasks, transcribing text

Difficulty To Earn: Easy but time consuming

Reward Type: Cash: US or Indian Bank Account Gift cards: Amazon

Unique Features: Nearly unlimited amount of work to be done

Cost: Free

Platform(s): Web

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