Earning Money With Amazon Mturk
Many people are searching for ways to make a few extra dollars in this economy. Although this Hub is not designed to make you rich, it can earn you some extra cash on the side. Personally, I have used this method to pay for the music that I love to listen to from Amazon's MP3 store. The method is called Amazon Mechanical Turk, and, despite the name (which you can read about here), it is actually a fairly easy way to earn some extra money, about $50 a month, depending on how much time you are willing to spend.
Mturk is simply a cloud-source website that allows researchers, and others to pay people on the internet to do tasks that computers cannot do, such as take surveys. Typically, researchers will pay between $0.50 and $2.00 per survey. While this doesn't sound like a lot, it quickly adds up and takes little time to complete. On my own, I have made about $90 so far, just by taking surveys and completing other simple tasks.
To begin, new users have to sign up using the Amazon Payments system. If you already have an email address on file at Amazon.com, simply navigate to www.mturk.com and choose "sign in as a worker." Then, complete the initial steps required to create your account. Once complete, you can begin work!
To begin work, you select things called "Hits" which are basically tasks to complete. They range in price, and you can browse the system for ones that you are interested in. Once you find one, you can accept it, complete the task, and submit it to earn money. They are usually approved within 24 hours, and the money is credited to your Amazon Payments account. To spend it at Amazon, simply go to the account settings page and choose "withdraw as gift card" and then you will see the balance on Amazon.com when you shop!
Warnings and Issues:
- You must be over 18 to work at Mturk
- Some tasks may require you to fill out credit reports. I always skip those, despite the fact that they pay much more.
- The site is not actually managed by Amazon actively. Therefore, if you have a dispute with a provider, Amazon won't step in on your behalf.