Amazon Mechanical Turk – Make Money While Doing Simple Online Tasks
If you are looking to earn some extra cash online, you can register on Amazon Mechanical Turk marketplace as a worker to find a wide variety of human intelligence tasks (HITs). A HIT is kind of short task that needs an answer. These tasks can be interesting or tedious, and generally, take a short amount of time to complete. You can select from thousands of tasks and work whenever it is convenient for you. Please read on to find out more on making money by working on Amazon Mechanical Turk.
What is Amazon Mechanical Turk?
Amazon Mechanical Turk is an online marketplace for small tasks that require human intelligence. There are many tasks that human beings can do much more effectively than computers. These tasks are called HITs – Human Intelligence Tasks. Mechanical Turk gives businesses access to diverse and on-demand workers to complete these HITs.
Amazon Mechanical Turk gives workers access to thousands of HITs available to complete. Workers get paid after the requesters approve their tasks. They may work on tasks like identifying a specific color in a photo or video, researching data details, transcribing audio recordings, and much more varieties of tasks. Businesses can get these tasks done by workers and workers can get paid by businesses or requesters using Mechanical Turk.
How to Find Work on Amazon Mechanical Turk?
First, you must register as a worker on the Amazon Mechanical Turk to find HITs available to work on and complete for approval from the requesters. To find work, search or browse through the HITs and select the one that interests you. Once you have accepted the HIT, work on it. When you are done, submit your work.
After the requester approves your work, you get paid!. The money is deposited in your Mechanical Turk account. Depending on your location, you can transfer your earnings to your bank account or receive an Amazon.com gift card.
How Do You Get Paid?
Once you submit a HIT to a requester for approval and the requester approves it, Mechanical Turk will automatically transfer your earnings to your account balance. There is an initial holding period (until you have been active on Mechanical Turk for 10 days, starting from the day you submit your first HIT) before your earnings are transferred to your account balance if you are a new worker.
U.S. workers can transfer their earnings to their Amazon payments account or into an Amazon gift card. As soon as your earnings are transferred to your Mturk payments account, you can transfer your earnings to your bank account.
Indian workers have the option to receive a direct deposit of their earnings denominated in Indian Rupees into their bank account or they can transfer their earnings into an Amazon.com gift card. Other international workers can only transfer their earnings into an Amazon gift card.
As a Mechanical Turk worker, you can work from home, choose your own work hours and find plenty of tasks. If you find an interesting task, work and earn after completing. There are thousands of HITs available to choose from. If you complete a HIT with particularly good workmanship, a requester can choose to pay a bonus.
If workers on the Amazon Mechanical Turk marketplace consistently complete a certain type of HITs with a high degree of accuracy, they achieve a Masters distinction. They are called Mechanical Turk Masters and they have exclusive access to certain type of tasks and access to a private forum available only to Masters. If you complete tasks with accurate results, you have a greater chance of becoming a Masters.
How To Get Started?
Visit their official site here – https://www.mturk.com/mturk/welcome.
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