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HIT Amazon's Mechanical Turk and hub hopper program

Updated on November 12, 2012

The hub hopper goes Mechanical Turk on us all


HITS - Human Intelligence Tasks

Amazon has a cool program that helps companies, or businesses to get online tasks or work functions done, and using humans as opposed to computing automated programs that may not be able to accurately screen certain things such as online articles, or perform other tasks such as take surveys, or many other micro-jobs. They titled this cool new program by "Mechanical Turk".

How it works:

The way it works, you will definitely need to be a Amazon Affiliate, but after logging into the Mechanical Turk interface provided by HP. You will need to do the tasking work as a "Worker", to get paid. Meaning you have to complete the review of the Hub article/articles that the hub hopper presents.

Then there's a HIT button below on the page that states "Accept HIT", if you choose to accept the HIT, I believe you will be able to begin the reviewing process, from there once its done, you should be able to complete your review, and get credit towards qualifying for the HIT.

The automated system then takes over and renders you a HIT status report, and it will accumulate your new HIT stats for a % tile projection, which you will be able to view thereafter. Once that's done the screen controls shall let you know whether you qualify over time for your HIT's or not, and by those who are given the role of being the "Requester" (potentially the internal automated hubpages systems for rating accuracy of hub articles.)

Note: you will need to be knowledgeable about how the hub hopper system (Hub hopper credibility) works for rating hubs, to accurately be able to rate hub articles there on Amazon.

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How does this new HIT system work for us hubber?

Looks like we need to pass a qualifications part there on Amazon to earn the HITS, and each HIT is worth 5 cents in terms of the Hub Hopper reviews. (There is a 40 minute time limit to making each hub review there). Here's the link to get there

If you choose to earn from such a program on Amazon you will need to login with our Amazon Affiliate account to do so, the qualification is automatically judged by their systems there, and its based on how accurate our ratings of the hub articles turn out to be.

"Online article rating accuracy is 30, HIT approval rate (%) is greater than 90, Location is US" that's the qualification break down I do believe, but its tough to decipher all what it means from off of that Amazon site. Do some research on Wikipedia to learn more, or from the link that was shared on the HP blog on the subject.

Amazon Mechanical Turk logo
Amazon Mechanical Turk logo | Source

Can we use Mechanical Turk for other HITS jobs

Yes we can utilize the Amazon Mechanical Turk program for any of the work posted there as you choose, and besides helping hubpages review hub articles and all.

However, this is not an high pay scale paying monetary rewards program, but the best part is as you earn more and more qualifications to gain more HITS, you can earn a respectable revenue stream or as us hubbers know it as, a passive income over time.

This is a truly cool way to offset your overall online earning, and its not time rated where as if your working anywhere on the ground you need to clock in, and be evaluated by bosses, and supervisors, as well as by other managers in dealing with many business and job related functions. On Turk you are not going to be managed, the only other screening process besides qualifying for work there, is by the requester who actually posts jobs such as hubpages staff had done with our newest hubs and hub hopper. The requester's job is to accept the HITS as well or reject them, which can be done by an automated system as well.


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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @mperrottet, thank you for your cool comment, and for sharing with me, I'll try to make it to your hubbing location as well soon.

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      Margaret Perrottet 5 years ago from Pennsauken, NJ

      Great hub - I just signed up for this program. I figured since I do the Hub Hopper, I might as well do it for money. Your hubs are always so informative! Voted up and useful.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @Millionaire Tips, yes indeed it can become a passive income but not if a person remains trying to earn from the hub hopper thingy alone, there's loads more jobs or as they refer it there as Turk "work" to choose from, and them cool videos I shared up above, actually the first one helps folks to see a bit deeper into how the other work tasks can be accessed, and or selected.

      I hope this info helped you out in some way or another as I stated to Susan up above.

      Its all new to me as well this Turk thingy, so I will definitely do my experimenting, more research and all with it in terms of trying to earn some more chump change as well in due time.

      I only joined the program last week, but have yet to give it a complete assessment as to if its truly worth it all.

      Thanks for the kinds words and support on my hub here, see you soon in your hubs as well. Enjoy your hubbing day!

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @sholland10, you welcome Susan I dug a bit into the Wikipedia info I could find, and then hopped onto Youtube as well, and this was all I could pretty much determine about it all.

      It seems pretty basic, but I figured why not take a good stab at the info, to create a useful hub about it, once I get into trying to generate income from it all, I will create useful hubs in the future to help others learn how to leverage things there on Turk a bit more, for now this is all I could come up with.

      Thanks for the cool comment, I hope this info helped in some way or another for you and for all those whom are due to find this hub of mine.

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      I signed up and tried to the practice, but it seems like I needed to be qualified. So I did some other HITS instead. :) In order to have an accuracy score, you have to do some HITS so maybe I will try again. The income is not passive, and it is very low, but it does give you an idea of what criteria HP uses and gives you a few pennies to rate them.

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      Susan Holland 5 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      Thanks, Michael. I must say, when this first came out, it completely confused me. You have cleared some of it up for me. I think learning through doing is going to help. Thanks for getting us started with this hub and the videos.

      Votes and shares! :-)

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Thanks @RFMoran, I did my best on the subject and I know its a dry topic, but I figured why not give it a try anyhow, I'm glad you found it useful to you.

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      Russ Moran 5 years ago from Long Island, New York

      Well done hub about a fascinating new Amazon initiative. These micro job sites are starting to proliferate and the web expands. Voted up useful and interesting

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @flashmakeit, I signed up to that bad boy too, and I will try to utilize it for earning potential revenue soon as well, thanks for the comment and for sharing once again Flash.

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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      I signed up and it may take 48 hours for them to review my account. Thank you cloudexplorer because this may help to earn a few dollars.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Yeah it beats no earning anything for reading articles here for sure, and there's more ways to earn there then one. I will be trying it out for sure, this is just a research article I did on it all, thanks for the visit and comment.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Thank you @mpropp for checking out my cool hub here, i will definitely begin try to qualify and earn me some of them cool HITS, and you just never know how much you can earn from the other types of HITS they have there to perform right!

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      ib radmasters 5 years ago from Southern California

      cheap cheap labor

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      Melissa Propp 5 years ago from Minnesota

      I signed up and took the quick "qualification" test for being able to review the HP pages. The site is pretty easy, I did a couple HITS that didn't require any qualifications. They only pay like 8 cents each, but they also only took a minute or two...It seems like a pretty neat site, and you can filter the HITS so that you can put in an acceptable pay range, if you don't want to waste your time with the 5 cent gigs. Thanks for sharing this information!