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Using Mechanical Turk for Christmas Shopping

Updated on December 8, 2010

I’ve previously written about Mechanical Turk, mainly because I’ve had such a great success with them. I have really made over $800 dollars with this program. However, this was when I was basically turking around 18 hours a day non-stop. I still continue to turk in my free time and when different employers post work. Of course I am not generous enough to give out my contacts (sorry guys) but I’ve been using my money lately to purchase Christmas gifts. I’m going to give you a bit of info on how “turking around the holidays” can actually help you knock off a few presents.

My husband has been supporting me through 2 years of marriage so far. I haven’t worked since we got married, and sometimes I miss that. However, this year, I didn’t want to just spend the money he made on presents for him. I kind of think in a lot of ways that depletes the purpose of gift giving all together. I also practiced this method for his birthday, and he was pleasantly surprised when I bought him a new HD Video Camera all on my own! It’s a nice and relieving thing to be able to do, and it makes me feel better about the gifts that I am giving.

Mechanical turk gives you a couple different options when it comes to your earnings. You can either transfer them into a bank account, transfer your earnings to gift cards, or use them in Amazon stores. This has been amazing this time of year, as I’ve made several purchases as of late directly from my Amazon payments account. Even if you’re using your earnings towards something, its kind of like getting something on sale. Say you have $100 in your account, and the item you want to purchase is $200. Well hey, you just got 50% off guys!

I hope this information well help some others, just as it is helping me. I really value the work that I do for Mechanical Turk, and I encourage anyone to look into it. It takes a lot of dedication, and it isn’t easy from the beginning. But once you get the hang of it, you’re fully capable of profiting!


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      7 years ago from Anaheim, California

      I love Mechanical Turk, it is an awesome way to make quick money with your free time. Thanks for the hub!


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