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You can make over $1000 on Mturk in just a few months

Updated on September 1, 2011

Be your own boss

I have always been the type of person that wanted to be my own boss, and although I have often found myself flooded with what I perceived at the time to be good ideas to help me on my journey to becoming financially independent, in large part those ideas have failed.

For the past year and a half, I have been dabbling with different ways to earn money online, and up until this point, although I was able to earn money here and there, overall, I was hitting many walls. That was until I discovered Amazon Mturk and since then, I have really learned what it means to be my own boss. Since I joined at the end of May up until this point... about 3 months later, I have earned over $1,600 from that site alone and I could not be more pleased.

What is Mturk?

If you have not heard of Mturk before, simply put it is a website where you the "worker" can earn money by completing HITS from "requesters". The types of work that is available varies greatly, ranging from flagging an inappropriate image to writing and article to taking a survey, so there really is a way for anyone to earn money no matter what their skill set may be.

My experience making $1600 in 3 months

When I first joined Mturk, I actually stumbled upon it because a person that I was doing a bit of freelance writing for posted their work through the site. Initially, I was rather confused by the whole thing because although I was able to earn money through the freelancing job, I also found that I was able to do much more simple tasks for a few pennies a piece.

Even though pennies do add up, I wanted bigger bucks, so I began to explore the site a bit more. I learned that surveys can be quite lucrative and of course writing HITS pay a few bucks a piece if you encounter the right requester.

My first few days at Mturk, I made about $5 a day. But the more I played around with the site, I was able to increase my daily goals to a minimum of $30 a day, which adds up to $1000 a month from Mturk. In fact, about a week ago, I was able to earn $81.00 in just one day... not to bad from a work from home gig!

My advice to you

If you are looking for a way to earn money from home legitimately, take it from me, Amazon Mturk is a surefire way to go.

Also, you should join The site is a forum compiled of other people who use Mturk that place their honest opinions on the website as well as the HITS available on the site. It is a valuable resource for making the most out of your Mturk experience.

If you have any question, please feel free to leave a comment and I will assist you to the best of my ability.

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      5 years ago

      Please sir,

      My account has being flagged suspicious for the hits oscar smith please i don't have choice to improve another hits, as it is taking to work on them. please i work the work back please knowingly i did not make any mistake.... vijaya

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      Vicky C. 

      6 years ago from New England

      I have used mturk and still do. I try to do the surveys that are .50 to $1.00 and that can add up pretty quick.

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      7 years ago

      I mostly do writing hits, but each day is different. As stated in the article, you really should consider joining Turkernation, the info there is invaluable.

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      7 years ago

      Hello. Please tell me about your strategies. I am not able to earn even 5$ a day on mturk. Which requesters should I keep an eye on. What kind of tasks do you do on mturk. Thanks.

    • Steph0596 profile image


      7 years ago from Ontario

      Wow, interesting hub, I'll be checking it out...thanks!


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