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Making Money Online: Have You been successful with Amazon MTurk?

There are plenty of microtask or microjob sites out there, and of course, some are more popular than others. Mechanical Turk is probably one of the largest, and boasts a huge assortment of tasks, called HITS.

I signed up for it, and began trying to make my way through 100 approved jobs. Many of the tasks are simple, but at the low rate of pay, it feels rather tedious. It seemed like it would take forever to accomplish that goal. I can't see how anyone can "make a living," as some claim to do.

I have heard that some people make very good money using , but that must be once they've established themselves and moved onto higher paying work or special jobs offers. There seem to be a few hacks people use to earn more per hour as well, but I would never go that route.

So, have any of you had success with Amazon MTurk? Does it really get better once you pass the 100 approved HITS and some qualification tests, or is it just another side thing, where you keep trying to make pennies add up?

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Wordsmith wrote on March 3, 2015, 1:20 AM

My experience on Mturk is that it is a slow way to make money. But Persona Paper is even slower than Mturk. Much slower.

cheri wrote on March 3, 2015, 6:19 AM

Even if I want to I really do not have much time doing all those tasks and jobs online. I am working full time and only doing part time online.

JohnRoberts wrote on March 3, 2015, 10:06 AM

I am a veteran of Mturk and it is most definitely a tedious means of literally making money a penny at a time. After several years there, I can tell you that I don't believe anyone makes a living via Mturk unless they relentless spend 20 hours a day there without a break. It's best to set a modest (and I do mean meager) daily goal and try to get it done in a minimum of time and go on with your day.