Like millions of people, I found myself out of a work more than a year ago. I was in the process of moving to a completely new city, so I couldn’t find a job and therefore I wasn’t making any money. That’s when I turned to the Internet. I immediately found a large variety of sites where I could make money, but the one that caught my attention the most was Mechanical Turk, which is one of Amazon’s web services. MTurk is a crowd-sourcing Internet marketplace where people ask for simple tasks that can’t be done through artificial intelligence. When I first started, I noticed the meager wages of $.01 per task (or hit as they’re called) and I immediately became discouraged. However, after playing around with the site, I found you could actually make a lot of money during your spare time. Here are some tips.
Go for the easiest tasks
There’s definitely a learning curve at the beginning, but once you get into the site, you’re able to find the tasks you find easiest. Sometimes, a requester will try to pass really difficult and time-consuming tasks as cheap, but don’t accept the hit. It really depends on what you are comfortable doing the most and quickest that are the easiest. Easy ones just require clicking things, checking websites or looking at images.
Search for the highest paid tasks
While a vast majority of the tasks pay only a few cents, there are a number of tasks that pay a few dollars. When searching for tasks, organize them so the highest paid come up first. These tasks usually take a little long and require more brainpower, but they’re definitely worth it. Surveys are usually among the top paid tasks.
Get qualified for all types of tasks
In order to accept and complete certain tasks (usually the highest paying ones), you have to get qualified so they know you’re capable of completing it. The more you are qualified for, the more money you are likely to earn.
Get into grooves
If you can plow through a hit every few seconds, every when it’s only paying a few cents, you are going to make quite a bit of money. A lot of it is mindless, so you just have to get yourself into a groove and you’ll be getting through many hits one after another.
Do it in your spare time
This isn’t something that’s going to make you rich and it’s really not sustainable. Instead, think of it as something you can do in your spare time. So, if you stay selective, do it consistently in your spare time and have fun, you can earn a lot of extra cash.
Jack Thompson is a freelancer who works from home. He blogs about a number of things like Bayou Blaster incense and opportunities to earn more from home.
I'm Louida from Atlanta, Georgia and I'm a mother of two daughters, blogger, and full time working mom at a Business Consulting Firm.
I love helping others learn how to start working from home on the internet free to supplement their current income.
I also blog at Productreviewmom.com
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