How To Make Money Online With Amazon MTurk

Make Money With MTurk
Make Money With MTurk

How To Make Money Online

If you are reading this, you are probably interested in making money online. However I am not here to tell you how to become an owner of a new house before next Christmas by just clicking on a few links on a webpage. There is no such thing as easy money or becoming rich in one day, you have to work to earn it. There are many opportunities on the internet to make money and just like HubPages and Google Adsense, Amazon's Mechanical Turk (or MTurk) is a website where you can make money.

We all have different skills and abilities, in fact most of us have at least a few skills that we are proud of and we use our skills to earn a living. MTurk gives you that opportunity to make use of your skills in different areas. It offers tasks like proofreading, writing, searching the internet for information and translation, just to name a few. There are thousands of tasks available on MTurk and you can choose which task you want to do and how much time you want to spend doing it.

There are also other ways to earn money online:

Make Money Online With MTurk
Make Money Online With MTurk

How To Use MTurk

Just go to MTurk website and sign in as a Mechanical Turk worker. You have to enter your name and email address, and you are ready to make some money online.

What are HITs?

The tasks are called HITs (Human Intelligent Tasks) which are posted by businesses called Mechanical Turk Requesters. There are over 100,000 HITs available on MTurk everyday. Go through the list of HITs to get an idea of the type of tasks available. You choose your own hours to work on the tasks and they are available 24 hours a day every day. All tasks are not difficult to complete but some HITs do require some qualification tests before you are allowed to accept the tasks. You can take a qualification test by answering a few questions provided by the requester. Most qualifications are approved instantly while others may take several days to notify you through email.

Get Results in Minutes

The time allocated for completing a task ranges from a few minutes to several days. You can view a HIT before accepting it. After completing the task, you will need to submit it and get it approved by the requester. The HIT that has been submitted will be reflected in your account summary with a Pending Approval status. The requester who posted the task will either approve or reject your completed task. Most HITs are approved within 24 to 48 hours and you will see your account balance credited with the amount for each task approved.

Reward Comes With Dedication

There is no limit to how many HITs you submit in a day. As long as you maintain a good rating for your MTurk account and find some HITs to work on, you will be able see your MTurk balance increase. For U.S. MTurk workers, earnings from your MTurk account can be transferred to your bank account or gift certificate balance. International workers can transfer their earnings to gift certificate balance which can be used for purchases from If you are dedicated enough with turking, you should be able to get yourself some nice books for Christmas from

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happypuppy 5 years ago

Interesting. Something for me to look into. Thanks!

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Jlbowden 5 years ago from Long Island, New York

Lady Rain.:

Another very useful and interesting hub, about earning extra income on MTurk P/T. I have never heard about this site until I read your article. Thanks again for sharing such great information with all of us.


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lady rain 5 years ago from Australia Author

Jlbowden, thank you for stopping by. With MTurk, I get to see money credited in my account pretty quickly and that motivates me to keep working. Cheers from lady rain.

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anujagarwal 5 years ago from Noida

It is indeed a good way to earn some more money. Can you please tell me what is the minimum amount required to transfer money...

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lady rain 5 years ago from Australia Author

Anujagarwal, minimum amount required to transfer to bank account is $10. To transfer to gift certificate balance, minimum is $1.

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anujagarwal 5 years ago from Noida

Thank you for the clarification LR.

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lady rain 5 years ago from Australia Author

Anujagarwal, you are most welcome.

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princesswithapen 5 years ago

Building a strong presence on MTurk takes time and effort, like any other money earning avenue. This is a good review of MTurk.


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lady rain 5 years ago from Australia Author

princess, I like to work on similar MTurk tasks most of the time and it does get easier after a while. It is great to see money in the account too. Thank you for your feedback on MTurk. Cheers.

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chellelising 5 years ago from Philippines

Thank you. I never heard about MTurk until I read your article. This could be an add to my online income. Keep it up.

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lady rain 5 years ago from Australia Author

chellelising, you are welcome. Like HubPages, MTurk is a great way to earn income online. Thank you for stopping by to read my hub. Cheers.

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kellyteam 3 years ago from Michigan

Thanks for the information. I am not familiar with this and I plan to check it out. Keep on hubbing!

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lady rain 3 years ago from Australia Author

kellyteam, there are many tasks available on MTurk, I hope you'll find something interesting to work on. Thank you for leaving a comment here.

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