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 152.66 USD (~ 199 CAD) in a month (working only 1 – 1.5 hours per day) which is not great, however atleast I knew I will be able to pay few of my current month’s bills.
- 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.
- 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.
Question: Did you manage to make money online with MTurk or another platform? Would appreciate your comments below!