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Making Money Online - Is Amazon Turk a Scam?

Updated on April 30, 2014

Is Amazon Turk A Scam?

Absolutely not! I have been using it for a couple of weeks, and I can guarantee you that it's not a scam. But you have to be careful when you choose the tasks at Amazon Turk because some of them are misleading and can lead you into websites that look like scam.

This page concentrates on Amazon Turk and how to earn money using the program.

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Amazon Turk And How You Can Earn Money Using The Program

I was looking online for sites that can earn me some extra money online and in this quest I came across Amazon Turk. I was skeptical about using the site (like I am in the beginning with using any kind of site which guarantees you cash).

Once you sign up for Amazon Turk, you will be given a huge list of HITs (Human Intelligence Tasks). There are lots of tasks to do in there and you are qualified to do most of them as long as you don't make unnecessary mistakes and reduce your HIT accuracy level.

Things you have to keep in mind :

1. Amazon Turk doesn't pay you a lot. How much you earn depends on how many HITs you do.

2. How much you get paid ranges from 0.01 cent-2 dollars per hit (or more).

3. There will be many HITs within a group. Once you are comfortable doing a particular HIT, try to do similar HITs as fast as possible.

4. Try to avoid HITs that tell you to take surveys. They are usually scam and they will try to lure you with more money as compared to other HITs.

5. Some HITs mention bonuses. I have heard people saying that they didn't receive these bonuses, so I never bothered trying those HITs out myself.

6. You can transfer cash that you earned through Amazon Turk to your Amazon Gift Balance. This can be used to pay for stuff at Amazon. Another alternative way (for people in India) is to withdraw your cash in Indian rupees. Till now I have only used the transfer to gift certificate option and it works pretty well for me!

What Type Of HITs Are Available At Amazon Turk?

There are many tasks available. Some of them are :

1. Rewrite a sentence/text

2. Rewrite a paragraph.

3. Post blog comments.

4. Give your thoughts on (a topic).

5. Find the website URL of a particular company.

Most of them are simple and you will be able to finish them fast. I usually do those tasks which tell me to rewrite text and paragraph because then I wouldn't have to take the extra effort to go to other sites.

Amazon Turk Is Great For People Who Are Looking To Outsource Simple Work

If you are looking for people to help you in writing articles or any other such work then Amazon Turk is the place for you! You need not pay a lot to get articles written for you, but also keep in mind that the quality of these articles may not be upto the mark. You can choose the best articles/work and then pay for them accordingly.

When Will You Get Paid For The HITs You Do?

Some will pay you the next day itself, provided you have done your task in a satisfactory manner. If your work does not follow the rules and regulations each HIT requires, then your work can get rejected! So be careful to read the rules and regulations properly first. If you get a lot of HITs rejected, you won't be eligible for a lot of tasks at Amazon Turk.

Some of the tasks take as long as a week to get approved, so be patient!

Check out Amazon Turk.


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    • crg7 profile image


      5 years ago from New York State

      I just started using mTurk last week. I had looked into it a couple of years ago, but didn't take the time to learn how it was to be used. I haven't made much just yet ($23 and counting), but also haven't done it "seriously" just yet, either. Also, I learned of an extension that provides user reviews and ratings of requesters, so you can learn to stay away from those who do not pay :)

    • jiro profile image


      6 years ago from India

      i joined mturk. but the payments are 1cent like that

    • divacratus profile imageAUTHOR

      Kalpana Iyer 

      6 years ago from India

      Hey Unib Ur Rehman! I don't use mTurk anymore because I have moved on to greener pastures :) But I think you can transfer the amount to your amazon account as part of the gift certificate balance. You can use this balance to purchase something from Amazon.

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      Unib ur rehman 

      6 years ago

      and i have relatives in Arab and Uk but not in US and i know its a problem :((

    • profile image

      unib ur rehman 

      6 years ago

      Hey divacratus aoa

      I'm new at mturk and in 2 days i made 0.42 $ :P

      and the problem is i live in pak and if i make money like 100 $ etc and i want to cash it . so how will i do it ?? i'm really confused at it help me out .

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      Ryan kemmer 

      7 years ago

      I am thinking of working on amozon just to make a couple extra bucks a week.

    • divacratus profile imageAUTHOR

      Kalpana Iyer 

      7 years ago from India

      If your account is suspended, you won't be able to get your earnings.

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      I have got my account suspension.It means will they deduct my earning permanently?

    • nikitha p profile image

      nikitha p 

      8 years ago from India

      Hi divacratus, You are right Amazon Turk is not a scam.Thanks for sharing this hub.


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