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Make Money Online With Amazon Mechanical Turk

Have you been looking for a way to make money online? One of the lesser known legitimate websites for finding Internet work is a program called Amazon Mechanical Turk. The Turk works by allowing you to take tiny jobs that a person can do better than a computer for micro-payments in bulk. I trusted this site enough to give it a try because it is run by Amazon, which at least made me reasonably certain it was not a scam. What follows is an account of my experiences working with Mechanical Turk.

How does it work?

When you first log in, you are greeted by three tabs. The first tab gives you a summary of your activity on the site and links to your account and payment information. The second tab lists the jobs, or “hits” you can take, and the third tab lists qualification tests you have completed. To participate, all you have to do is click on hits you’d like to do, choose the accept button, and start working. Everything you have to do on the page in front of you when you click accept constitutes that hit, and you should be paid whatever the hit is listed as worth– anywhere from around $.01 to $5.00.

My Experiences

I got going pretty fast once I found the site and immediately started doing hits. The first thing I noticed was the large amount of hits that are worth far more than what you are being paid to do. If you aren’t careful, you can easily spend 10 or 15 minutes doing something for less than a dime. Hits that let you make better money tend to go really fast, so you have to be vigilant and work quickly to make anything. At my best, I think I got up to about $5.00 an hour– not exactly a living wage.

One major problem I noticed with Amazon Mechanical Turk is the payment structure. The person who will pay you, the “requester,” has complete control over whether or not you get paid. They can approve or deny your work for any reason, and you have no recourse. The Turker community has come up with a firefox plugin called Turkopticon that rates requesters to try to combat this issue, but since many requesters haven’t been rated yet, the plugin doesn’t solve the problem entirely. Whenever a person decides to start a fashion business, a click over should be done. All the issues are solved through the experts to get the desired results at online fashion industries. The facing of the problem is with the skills and excellence of online learners with fashion courses.


Amazon Mechanical Turk is a legitimate way to make money online if you don’t need much and you don’t mind making less than minimum wage. Some of the hits can be entertaining, and so long as you protect yourself it really does pay. I made about $25 for 6 hours of using Mechanical Turk while I browsed the Internet, and the money is sitting in my bank account. While I’m going to keep my eye out for something more lucrative, if you really need the money it will do in a pinch.

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