This article will help to give college students some ideas on how to make money sitting on the couch watching their favorite baseball team play. We will focus one of the best online jobs for college
students that can help you pay some bills or add to your DVD collection. We’ll talk about Amazon Mechanical Turk and some of the ways you can make money easier there than most people realize online.
One of the online jobs that seems to pay the most consistently is Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. Mechanical Turk was designed so people could do small tasks that companies need done. Some tasks include writing article summaries, Google searches, and just testing sites to see if they work. Mechanical Turk can be a very easy way to make some extra bucks.
The first rule to think about with Mechanical Turk is to make sure you do a good job on the hits (name for tasks) you decide to work on. One of the quickest ways to make more money is to successfully do a bunch of smaller hits quickly. In my opinion the magic number is getting 1000 or so successfully done. You also want to do good work to avoid rejections. It seems like the magic number is to be at 99 percent approved. Doing good work is important in any job, but online with unlimited workers looking for money in a bad economy makes it one of the most important rules.
The second rule is to start your account right away. Amazon has a rule that you have to wait ten days to cash out any money.
This goes quick but can be frustrating. Another rule to remember is that in order to cash out to your bank account you need ten dollars. Amazon does give you an option to use the money earned as gift certificates and allows each dollar to be converted.
This could be a nice way to pick up some DVDs, mp3s and clothing.
Some additional hints to think about are finding some requesters who you like and pay quickly. There is a benefit of hits being approved and paid quickly besides just the cash going in your account. Mechanical Turk takes a look at how many hits you have outstanding and the rejection rate. Having hits approved quickly will allow you to be able to do more and not get cut off for the day after having a few hits done. Another quick thought to think about with requesters (employers or the people who pay for the jobs) is that if you reach $600 earned that amount will become taxable income for you.
Amazon Mechanical Turk can be a very nice way to make
some extra cash at night, or on the weekends. It can serve the purpose of earning some extra cash for clothing, food, or other wants while at college. Mechanical Turk is perfect for students looking for a little extra cash and most likely won’t interfere with your studying time as much as many other jobs might.
I'm Louida from Atlanta, Georgia and I'm a mother of two daughters, and a full-time blogger/influencer.
I love helping others learn how to start working from home online free to help supplement their current income.
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