Become Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) online worker

Amazon Mechanical Turk is a platform that provides an on-demand,  scalable, human workforce to complete jobs that humans can do better than computers or computers cannot perform.  These jobs may include  but not limited to identifying objects in a photo or video, performing data de-duplication, transcribing audio recordings, or researching data details.  MTurk probably isn’t going to be your primary source of income, but a to earn a few extra coins.

How it works

A requester  who may include researchers, consumer product groups, universities, small businesses and tech giants post tasks known as  HITs, or  human intelligence tasks.  Each HIT shows you the price the requester will pay for completion along with the allotted time you have to finish it. Once you complete the tasks, you submit the HIT and await payment.

How much?

Realistically you may make between $5 – $15 a hour and the more HITS you complete the more the earnings

Pros
Flexible work from home  jobs
Lots of HITs available

 Cons

Pay can be extremely low
Special qualifications needed for some higher-paying assignments
Only workers within the US can withdraw their earnings in cash. Outside the US, earnings can only be redeemed via Amazon gift cards.

How to start

Sign Up at the Amazon MTurk website to get started. Your account will be verified Within about 48 hours and then you’re ready to go. Good Luck

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