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2019 General Election Opinion Poll

How do Indians feel about the upcoming 2019 General Election

  • Mega Times Group poll: 71.9% of Indians say they will vote for Narendra Modi as Prime Minister again in 2019
  • India Today Mood of the Nation Poll: Why 2019 general elections could be a clash of coalitions. In 2019, it’s personality versus arithmetic.
  • Narendra Modi will win 2019 elections as there is no alternative. Really?
  • Ageing population may hurt BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
  • BJP will fall short of majority if elections are held today, reveals survey.
  • Will Demonetization impact BJP in 2019 elections?
  • What will happen if BJP doesn’t win?

Total Votes : 720,861*

*(Last Updated: 27-Oct)

Vote, your opinion matters…

Will NDA Win 2019 General Elections?

 

 

 

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Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) – Newcomers Guide 2018

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Saskatchewan is home to clean air, pure water, light traffic and most of all, friendly people. It’s a place where people treat one another like a family. 

Hey Guys, welcome to Saskatchewan.

Below is a quick list of priority tasks that you need to complete within the first 10-15 days after landing in Canada. I can assure you that this will help in your smooth settlement in the new province.

  • CoPR

– Make sure that your CoPR is signed / stamped by Canada Border Services Agency. There have been instances in the past when immigrants have reported that their CoPR do not have the Date/Signature.

  • SIN

– Apply for SIN either from the Port of Entry (Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal) or from Saskatchewan.

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Regina Office:

Alvin Hamilton Building
1783 Hamilton Street
Regina, Saskatchewan

Saskatoon Office:

Market Mall, Unit 120
2325 Preston Avenue South
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/tbsc-fsco/sc-dsp.jsp?rc=4318&lang=eng

Hours of service: Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Documents Required: Passport , CoPR (SIN is required for everyone in your family, including infants)

Cost: Zero

Duration for applying: 15 to 30 minutes

Once you have a SIN, you will be able to apply for a Mobile Connection, Open a Bank Account and apply for employment.

Please note that your SIN is confidential, so make sure you do not share it with anyone unless required.

  • Apply for a mobile phone connection

The best mobile networks are:

Bell, Rogers, Telus, Koodo, SaskTel, Virgin Mobile, Fido

You can buy a plan from $48 – $55 monthly, which may include the below:

Data included 2GB

Anytime local minutes Unlimited
 

Unlimited text

 

Canada-wide calling

Call waiting and 3-Way Calling
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Canada Immigration – Express Entry – The Golden Mail

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1. Stages from eAOR to PPR in Express Entry

Congratulations on filing your Express Entry application!!! It’s time now to track your CIC application status and understand the various stages from eAOR to PPR. 

The next step is the long wait to finally receive your PPR (Check CIC Processing Time). So, good luck to you and while awaiting, I would suggest to appraise yourself on the Process of Getting a Job in Canada.

While I completely understand that it’s a daunting task of waiting impatiently for your PR, so why not utilize this time and be prepared for the upcoming challenges, like landing procedures, finding a Job without Canadian Experience and settlement services in your dream country.

Anyways, first let’s talk about the various stages from eAOR to PPR in Express Entry for PR in Canada. Although timelines may vary based on Country and Stream, below is a basic summary:

1. eAOR

– Electronic Acknowledgement of Receipt- A letter saying that your application is submitted with the application number mentioned;

2. Medicals Passed

– Medicals Pass and file is initially opened to check for R10 satisfaction at the CIO (Central Intake Office);

3. BG IP (1)

– Background Check In Progress for the 1st time – This usually happens on the same day your Medicals are Passed. At this stage, immigration officials check for all documents and also whether the applicant is missing any documents. They do not scrutinize the documents at this stage, except for Police Clearance Certificate. Additional documents like Schedule A, Travel History, Family Info, Proof of Something, etc.) may be requested at this stage.

4. BG NA – Not Applicable

– This usually happens between 1-3 months from eAOR. This is when applicants’ first phase of A11.1, Eligibility and Documents are checked by the CIO. At this stage, the agent checks the following:

  • if the points match are above the round’s ITA points,
  • eligibility under the stream is met,
  • points are claimed genuinely and if there are no irregularities in the documents or work experience, NOC, etc.

After this, the application is sent to the Local Visa Office (LVO) for finalization and second checks.

5. BG IP (2)

– Back Ground Check In Progress for the 2nd time – This is the stage wherein the LVO opens the file and check’s your entire application and also confirms the notes and insights written by the CIO agent.

This usually happens after all the security, criminality and eligibility is passed and most likely around the 4-5 month mark from the e-AOR.

6. PPR

– Passport Request mail – Ready for Visa – This is the mail which every applicant anxiously waits for, and is often referred to as The Golden Email. This means that the officer is satisfied and has approved your application and has requested your passport (if needed) or photocopy of passport (if it is from visa-exempt country) along with 2 photos and annex A form to stamp the Immigrant Visa and Issue the CoPR – Confirmation of Permanent Residency (a letter serving proof that you are a PR). This letter is used for “landing” at the border and in officially becoming a Permanent Resident. This letter may later on be used for Citizenship Application (if applicable).

2. How to find the stages in Express Entry Online Application

Generally messages will be like below in IP1 status:
Example of application status in Express Entry Canada

 

Best Informative Article

Me and my husband, Rohit, also came as immigrants this year in May. We got guidance from this article and followed the suggested approach. We used to open LinkedIn in the morning, and sort jobs according to date and started applying like 20 or more jobs in a day, no matter if they matched 100 percent or 50 percent and got a number of interview calls by this approach.

Also the writer suggested to create an account in a site HIRED, which helped me appear for interviews. You just have to create a profile on this, and if they accept you, your profile will be online, so that different employers could see them and contact you for interviews. You don’t have to go and apply jobs on this site, instead employers approach you. You can try this as well. https://hired.com/x/3dgte

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About the Author

Hey, I’m Simi 

Author of StartBloggingOnline.com

Being an Immigrant myself, I’ve struggled a lot and finally managed to settle down and have a good life in Canada. There were several challenges to overcome, however I was fortunate enough to be helped by others. Now, I believe it’s my turn to help new immigrants in terms of Job Search, Career Counselling and Settlement concerns. I decided to pack all my knowledge and experiences in this tiny little article.

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Any Questions related to PPR Estimate, Jobs, Immigration or Settlement?

Please fill in the details below and we will be happy to assist to the best of our knowledge !!!

 

 


3. What documents should I bring with me when landing in Canada as a New Immigrant?

When you come to Canada, you must show your Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) and Canadian immigrant visa to a Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) officer at the Port of Entry.

The IRCC officer will check that your documents have not expired. You cannot use expired documents. Canadian immigrant visas cannot be extended, so make sure you arrive in Canada before it expires.

You must bring a valid passport with you.

You need to have 2 copies of a detailed list of your belongings that you are bringing with you and their value in Canadian funds. You also need a list of the items that are arriving later and their value in Canadian funds.

You may be asked to show proof of funds. If you are carrying more than C$10,000, you must tell a border official.

What other documents should I bring with me?

Make sure that you have the following documents:

  • Birth certificate or adoption papers
  • Family records (such as, marriage certificate or divorce papers)
  • Medical records (such as immunization records)
  • Dental records
  • Official school records for children
  • Diplomas, degrees and transcripts
  • Academic credentials evaluation report (if you had your education assessed before coming to Canada)
  • Reference letters from previous and current employers
  • Professional or trade licences or qualification certificates
  • Up-to-date résumé or summary of work experience
  • Valid driver's licence or other identification documents
  • Vehicle registration documents (if you are importing a vehicle into Canada)

For More Information

 

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You will never become a Millionaire: Myths Debunked !!!

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How to become rich?

I am sure you must have wished at some point in time of your life that you had a million dollars in your account so that you never had to work again?

Isn’t that wonderful?

How about driving fancy cars, travelling around the globe? Many people dream about a life as happening as this… While it would certainly be nice to have such a lifestyle, people believe — they’ll never become millionaires and it’s just a dream. They have no clue how they can become one.

The truth is hitting $1 million mark is more reasonable today than ever.

A writer, Thomas spent 20 years studying American millionaires and patterns in their habits. The result of all his research was the bestseller, The Millionaire Next Door.

Even if you don’t have time to read this book, I think you are lucky and surely this post if for you !!!

Advice #1: 

– Always think “Long Term”: Try to harness the power of compound interest.

Long term thinking doesn’t only apply to your “Savings”, in fact it also applies to your spending patterns. There is a famous saying “Buy what you need, not what you want”.

To understand this, let’s do a simple math:

You must have spent $100 on a trivial stuff occasionally. Right? Everyone does, including me.

Now, instead of thinking it as “just a $100 expense for a month”, think of it as stealing $1,200 from yourself every year and approx $18,000 from you every decade assuming a 5% interest rate (which is way below the average of S&P 500 stock exchange) and reducing inflation.

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So that $100 actually costed you a whopping $1800 ? Sound’s crazy, isn’t it? But how many times do we actually make these calculations?

Next time when you buy a Starbucks coffee, just think about it? This doesn’t mean that I’m asking you to lead a frugal life, however it’s just that your mind needs to be tuned.

Not that difficult, right?

Advice #2

– Open an Investment Account

This is a simple and mandatory step. Can you image to make millions without investing your money? Impossible.

In the above example, it is assumed that you invested the $100 which you saved otherwise you would be losing money due to inflation if you simply kept it as cash.

Advice #3

– Earn money from multiple sources, spend less and invest the rest.

Okay, it’s a fact that we all need to save money as much as possible. Earn money, spend less than you earn by living below your means, and invest the rest. Leaving aside your emergency funds, the money saved should be invested. You can consider to buy ETFS,  Mutual Funds, or stocks based on your risk appetite.

I would suggest to go with ETFs as they are less risky, and will help you to get a decent return and become a millionaire. Note that all investments contain some amount of risk.

Calculation of savings per month to become a millionaire! 

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This means…

If you currently have $10,000 saved, you need to save $935.55 each month for 30 years at a 6.00% rate of return to reach $1,000,000.

That’s it!

That’s just apprx. less than $500 a paycheque if you are paid bi-weekly and after 30 years you become a millionaire.

This amount is even less as I have taken a very conservative Interest Rate. Each year your portfolio earns interest which will then be reinvested and interest can be earned on those reinvested funds!

Advice #4

– Do NOT withdraw your INVESTMENTS

Never ever withdraw your investments. Forget as if you never had that money. This should be your strategy. Numerous studies have PROVED that leaving your money invested over the long run is the best way to accumulate wealth.

Now, let’s go through the detailed steps to become a millionaire…

Complete Step-By-Step Guide to become a millionaire

Here is how to become a millionaire step by step. This even works as a teenager! Who wants to learn how to become a millionaire? Most of us actually. Becoming a millionaire is largely based on discipline and restraint, not what kind of car you drive or the square footage of your house. The desire for material possessions and a lavished life will actually prevent you from accumulating significant wealth. I am going to outline the ten things you need to do if you want to learn how to become a millionaire.

1. Plan

A plan forces you to take action, not just talk about your dreams. Figure out how much money you are spending and how much money you are saving. Focus on the expenses you can control and minimize them. Forget about what happened in the past and run your life like a business. No business succeeds without a plan and nobody becomes a millionaire without a plan.

2. Income

It is incredibly hard to save your way to millionaire status. You need to increase your income without upgrading your standard of living. If you continue to upgrade your standard of living as your income increases, you are not getting ahead. If you want to increase your income, start a side gig, start a business, educate yourself, invest your money to work for you and acquire assets, not liabilities.

3. Investment Costs and Taxes

One of the easiest things you can do is maximize contributions to your 401K because the money grows tax deferred resulting in faster compounding. You also want to maximize contributions to a Roth IRA separate from your 401K. Put away as much as you can tax free. When trading, trade as cheap as possible and less frequently. Take advantage of tax deductions. Millionaires are smart about their money, and give as little to the government as possible. If you are investing in stocks, hold them for over one year. Investments held for less than 12 months are taxed as ordinary income while investments held for over 12 months are taxed at the long term capital gains tax rate.

4. Income Streams

The majority of millionaires have multiple streams of income. Start building other income streams. Start a side business, get a part time job, invest, rent out real estate, build online income streams or create passive income streams. There are countless ways to make money, but the point here is to be diversified. If one of your income streams disappears, you have others to fall back on. Do not rely solely on the income from your job!

5. Automate

Automate contributions to your 401K and to your savings account. Automate your bill payments to save time, because time is money! Automate as much as you can in your life so you have more time to focus on what is important, making more money!

6. Invest in Yourself

Read every single day. Write. Keep a journal. Listen to podcasts. Learn new things. Become a well rounded genius. Millionaires consume knowledge like it is food keeping them alive. Like Warren Buffett says, the more you learn the more you earn!

7. Lifestyle and Credit

Be frugal with your lifestyle. Avoid luxury and only buy exactly what you need. Plan out purchases in advance, and never buy something on impulse. Sacrifice today for a better tomorrow. You also want to avoid credit and credit cards like the plague. If you can’t afford it right now, don’t buy it.

8. Exposure

You become what you surround yourself with. Surround yourself with people who are above you, and ask a lot of questions. The truth is, millionaires think differently. If you surround yourself with four idiots, you are likely to become the fifth one. If you surround yourself with four millionaires, you are likely to become the fifth one.

9. Experiment

Don’t be afraid to take a risk as long as it is well thought out. Treat your life like a science experiment and try new things. When testing things out, do so as fast as possible. If you are wrong, learn from your experience and try again!

10. Assets and Liabilities

Millionaires understand the difference between assets and liabilities. You need to increase your assets and decrease your liabilities. An asset is a useful or valuable thing, or something that appreciates in value as you own it. Liabilities are something you are financially responsible for, or something that loses value as you own it.

If you follow these ten steps, you have learned how to become a millionaire. It takes time, like anything else. Most of us lack patience today, and we want a reward for our work immediately. If you are patient, driven and intentional you will become a millionaire step by step, even as a teenager.

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Millionaires Mindset – Just 4 simple steps

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Millionaire Mindset

Have you ever wondered what makes a millionaire different from an average middle class person? I would say it’s just the mindset.

This means you don’t think like a millionaire, instead you need to act like one 🙂 I was fortunate to hit the million dollar mark at the age of 35, however if I look back, I feel that it was a bit late. Had I followed some basic principals early in my life, I could have hit that mark at 30 or maybe at 25.

Nevertheless, everyone has his own “time zone”. So take a deep breath, relax and follow the basic steps. I can assure you that these are the most powerful yet “simple” steps to become a millionaire !!!

Regardless of your age and what’s there in your bank account at this point in time, you can start following the basic principles.

1. Millionaires think about “IDEAS” and NOT things.

Millionaires understand that it’s the idea which is the most valuable asset in the world. They tend to focus more on big ideas for the future than on the trivial things happening in the present. In order to be successful and rich, you need to continuously expand your mind, thinking about innovative ways of doing the same things differently.

The age-old saying, ‘Winners don’t do different thingsThey do things differently’.

2. Millionaires take BOLD decisions and Calculated Risks… They challenge themselves and ask for more.

While an average middle class person will be happy to lead a normal life, millionaires strive to continuously challenge themselves and set their ambitions higher. Put another way, the middle class lives in fear of risking too much, while millionaires know when to go for it.

Millionaires overcome their fear with extensive skills/knowledge. They often educate themselves before taking risks, and then consider the consequences of failing. They evaluate the worst case scenario versus the power of the reward and if they feel that the rewards are exceptional, then they Go for it.

3. Millionaires think about creating multiple avenues of income.

It’s common sense… right? The more income sources you have, the more potential you have to get fatter paychecks.

But driving multiple source of income means letting go of a mindset that often holds the middle class back… The idea that you must do everything yourself as this puts extreme limits on your financial potential.

Millionaires believe they can find someone who can do not only the job as as they can, but maybe even better! This will help them in streamlining one source of income, and then move on to the next income stream.

4. Millionaires are generous.

Generosity is a necessity for the rich, while the middle class people believe that they can’t afford much to give back.

The Law of Cause and Effect states that whatever you send out into the universe comes back. In my opinion, it comes back with a bigger impact !!! Think about it.

They see money as a seed. They feel if they are generous, they will receive much more in return. This doesn’t mean that all millionaires are generous, however I just want to draw your attention to the point we discussed earlier, that if you have a mindset of being generous, 99.9% chances are that the universe will send back a reward for you!

Conclusion:

People often use “affirmations” which help them change their mindsets. These are short sentences that we repeat to ourselves that affirm our objectives and abilities. They can be really powerful and assist you to make the shift in your thinking process. You can recite the affirmations the first thing in the morning, or after a meditation session. This is because your mind is active and receptive to these new ideas. I assure you will find it much easier to change your thought process, but you surely need to be reciting them every day.

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Blogging – Top 5 easy and important conversion metrics to track

Last Updated: 28-November, 2018

 

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Blogging – Top 5 Easy and Important Conversion Metrics

Below are 5 Most Important Conversion Metrics every blogger should be tracking.

If you have a Product or Service website or a blog, you will be interested to drive an audience to it. However, it will the topmost metrics which will define you can convert that one-time audience into loyal followers or customers.

There are 1000s of tools which can help in retention and conversion, but before you identify these tools, you need to understand the topmost metrics that needs continuous improvisation.

1. New/Return and Unique Audience

A new visitor may interact with your site in a very different way as compared to a returning visitor. To improvise new visitor conversions, you have to isolate it from the conversion rates of your returning or loyal customers and also determine what they wish to see when they visit the website for the first time and how you can further improvise that experience. Site usability plays an extremely important role in reducing the bounce rate for New visitors.

I am sure you must have asked yourself a couple of questions?

1) Why did the visitor return, and

2) Did the visitor convert the first time ? and if they didn’t, why not and how can you convert them the second time as well.

Note that if someone didn’t convert as a new visitor, then also you made enough of an impression to get them to come back to your site. This is in fact a win-win situation and this means you are doing something good. Now that they have liked you enough to return, your goal is to isolate the return visitor conversion rate and figure out how to increase that.

2. Traffic

Organic Search Visitors: The audience which visits your site based on a search query.

Referral Visitors: The audience which visits your site based on a referral. For e.g. a blog, site or another social media platform

Direct Visitors: The audience which knows your site well and visits by directly typing the URL.

All the above sources are extremely important, however you should estimate how much each of the above traffic source is converting and try to deal with them individually.

3. Interactions per audience

Let’s say the audience didn’t convert, do you think that it is important to monitor their behavior on the site? Off-course yes. What are they looking for? how can you get them to do more out of your site, and how you can influence their behavior into conversions?

As an example, what are your page view rates per unique visitors, what is the time spent, comments or reviews made, and so on.

Each of these interactions is extremely important, and the goal should be not only to increase the time of these interactions i.e. the time spent on the site, but also to figure out how you can leverage these increased time/interactions into increased conversions (which might be purchases, subscriptions, downloads etc.)

4. Cost per Conversion

This is one of the most important metrics !!! Lead generation costs or cost per referral. It really doesn’t matter if you have high conversions and high value per visit if your costs are so prohibitive that your net income is a BIG zero. So it is essential to keep your costs per conversion and overall margins in mind while trying to increase conversion.

5. Bounce Rate

The initial goal in an effort to increase all 4 of the metrics above is to minimize your visitor bounce rate.

What is Bounce Rate?

It is actually the rate at which new audience visits your site and immediately clicks away without doing anything, that is they spent very low time with less or no interactions at all.

A high bounce rate can have several meaning,

  • including weak or irrelevant sources of traffic
  • landing pages that aren’t optimized for conversion (may be have a poor design, low usability or high load times).

For e-commerce sites, Bounce Rates are often called Abandonment rates, i.e., the rate at which your target audience abandon their shopping cart without making even a single purchase. Usually a result of an overly complicated website design, difficult or complex checkout process, expired deals, forced cart additions (e.g. to see the actual price of the product, add to your cart), and so on.

So I would suggest to start monitoring the above metrics right away !!! Also learn about the best SEO tricks from Top SEO Experts

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Money making ideas when you sleep

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For many people, it’s always a dream to become a millionaire at the age of 30, however I can tell you that it’s not that difficult as it sounds in the first place. In my opinion, if you don’t follow your dreams and instead start chasing them, it’s going to be the best strategy to gain financial independence at a young age.

In this article, I will share my personal experiences of achieving financial independence after struggling for more than 12 years in the corporate world.

So, what exactly is passive income? 

In simple words, it’s all about creating revenue streams that run on autopilot mode and help you achieve your financial goals early. Although it sounds like a dream, but there are simple ideas which can help you “chase your dreams” of becoming a millionaire.

It all started when I first read the famous book “Rich Dad Poor Dad” which eventually changed my perception towards life and influenced me so hard that I started thinking about generating passive income and to attain financial freedom. The book taught me financial literacy in a very easy to understand manner. The author of this book “Robert Kiyosaki” explained a complex subject by breaking it down in layman’s language and made accounting and financial literacy fun to learn.

So, in a nutshell, success is closer than you think !

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Amazon MTurk Reviews

Updated: 21-November, 2018

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Work from home and make money online with Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk)

When I first landed in Canada and started looking for a job, I was really frustrated! I think you guys already know the reason… why??? Earlier I was slogging for more than 8 hours during the weekdays in the corporate world and suddenly I had to leave my job, relocate to Canada and search for new opportunities. Honestly, I was not utilizing my time properly. So I thought why not start earning money from home. That was the time, I came across MTurk and thought about giving it a try.

I got to know that US and Indian citizens make the primary workforce and are making decent money online every day — working whenever and wherever they want — through this platform. As it was a platform provided by Amazon, I decided to put this flexible remote job opportunity to the test !

Rather than wasting valuable time, why not earn some extra bucks, or maybe learn something knew. I googled a bit and ensured that it is legitimate.

 


What is MTurk? 

Amazon Mechanical Turk is a crowdsourcing internet workplace. It’s based on the idea that there are still many jobs that humans do much effectively than computers, such as providing initial data to robots, identifying objects in a photo or video, performing data de-duplication, transcribing audio recordings, or performing surveys based on geolocations.


 

You know what, I earned 154.57 USD (~ 200 CAD) in a month (working only 1 – 1.5 hours per day) which is not great, however atleast I know I will be able to pay few of my current month’s bills.

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Pros:

  • I averaged around an hourly rate of $5 which is way less than the minimum pay rate here in Canada, however good when it gives a flexibility to work from home.
  • Be your own boss, pick up tasks (HITs) you are interested in and work whenever you feel like.

Cons:

  • Many of the high paying microtasks / HITs (Human Intelligence Tasks) are only available for US location.
  • You can only transfer your earnings to an Amazon.com Gift Card. PayPal payments are only applicable to US & Indian Citizens.

You can find an entire community of MTurk workers on Reddit who share valuable tips/tricks to increase your earnings and to identify valuable HITs.

Increase Your mTurk Earnings

Be available.

The best paying HITs usually come up during business hours and on weekdays. That’s when most Requesters are online submitting their tasks, after all.

Join a forum.

There are some really helpful forums where Workers list good HITs available that day. MTurk Crowd is one such forum. Turker Nation is another.

Use a browser extension.

There are a few extensions and scripts that will add additional functionality to your browser as you browse the Mechanical Turk website. Turkopticon is an example that will allow you to see HIT feedback from other Workers and allow you to avoid those with a history of rejecting work. Tampermonkey extension (Chrome) or Greasemonkey extension (Firefox) are two more popular options. HIT Scraper can automatically refresh your browser to find good-paying HITs you qualify for. Keep in mind, there is a bit of a learning curve when dealing with scripts. However, it’s definitely worth your time to learn.

Get your numbers up.

While there are no required minimums to work on mTurk, there are some benefits to staying active. A lot of high paying Requesters only make their HITs available to experienced workers with 5,000 or 10,000 HITs under their belts.

Follow a subReddit.

If you aren’t yet familiar with Reddit, you are going to want to change that. The day’s best HITs are listed on subReddits like this one. Users let you know what’s hot and they’ll also let you know once the HIT is complete so you won’t waste your time trying to grab something that’s no longer available.

Get out of your comfort zone.

As with almost any type of work, the more skill involved, the higher the wage. Many of those reportedly happy with their part-time mTurk earnings are doing HITs like transcription.

Follow the directions.

HITs have to be approved by the Requester before you will get paid. In addition to the possibility of nonpayment for rejected work, this number also goes against your overall score. Most Requesters require Workers have an approval rate of 98-99%. Even though this is really flexible work without a lot of oversight, you still have to put your best foot forward if you want to keep the option open.

Qualify whenever possible.

You will come across many HITs that require Qualification. This may mean taking a test or performing a sample HIT before this type of HIT will become available to you. Take advantage of these opportunities. Also check your Qualifications tab to see what tests are available to you and what you have been approved for. Becoming “qualed” will also cut down on your competition for qual-required HITs.

Find your personal groove.

There are so many methods to this madness you can read about in the forums and r/mturk subReddit, but you will quickly find out there isn’t one way to do it to achieve the best results. Each Turker has found a rhythm and the HITs they most enjoy and can do quickly that allows them to achieve their goals. There will be a learning curve.

Question: Did you manage to make money online with MTurk or another platform? Would appreciate your comments below!

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The Journey Begins… Landing in Canada as an Immigrant

Thanks for joining me!

First of all, congratulations !!!

It’s a bold decision that you have taken in shaping your career. Relocating to a new country takes courage and I’m sure that the fear of unknown must be haunting. Don’t worry as this happens to every new immigrant, including me when I landed here last year in October 2017.

Believe me, the doors of exciting opportunities and a beautiful future is what’s ahead of you. The purpose of this blog is to help you in your preparation to adapt to a new culture, environment and life style of your dream country.

You must start afresh with no inhibitions as this will facilitate acceptance and realization of your goals.

The first year in Canada is normally full of emotions due to a mix of success and disappointments. Just after you land, you maybe looking for:

(1) a place to rent out for living !

(2) a “survival” job till you land up in a job in your own field !

(3) school for your kid(s).

You may also face challenges in terms of your degree not being recognized, skills do not match up to Canadian standards and may have to brush up your communication skills, mainly English and/or French if you plan to work in Quebec. Perhaps you will have to accept your first job that is much below your expectations and you may feel really really frustrated. Combined with this, you will also feel homesick !

In my view these emotions are normal and even healthy if accepted as a challenge in the fulfillment of your bigger dreams.

In the weeks, months and years ahead, you will have ample opportunities to participate fully in Canadian life. Take them ! You and your family can grow together, side by side with other Canadians and make a better life for everyone. This is your new home.

Welcome to Canada and be part of the responsible community.