This is an online marketplace where individuals and businesses can visit to request and outsource all kinds of different jobs. It requires Human Intelligence. At present I am awaiting approval to be able to accept HITs - Human Intelligent Tasks as they are called. Currently there are almost 800,000 tasks you can choose from. Yes, there are still a lot of jobs that computers can not do and still need a human to figure things out such as researching data and identifying what objects are contained in a photo or video.
Businesses are called requesters and individuals looking for tasks to complete are called workers. You apply to work on a HIT. These are questions that need answers. You submit your answer and when it is accepted, money is deposited into your account.
An example would be translate this sentence from Russian into English. Reward 5 cents. Yes the rewards are small and the tasks time consuming but I guess it all adds up in the end.
This is Amazon's foray into the work from home space but in my opinion they could have chosen a more friendly and warmer sounding name. Sounds machine like.
This is where the business goes to set up what tasks they would like to put out for reward. They submit their survey questions, images, data collection and transcription. These are what is recognized as needing human intelligence the most.
Find work, submit your work and wait to get paid. Very simple and easy process once your Amazon account and Mechanical Turk application is approved. You can browse all the HITs you want while you wait as I am but you can't actually work on the task until the approval process is complete. At the time of writing it's been almost 2 weeks for me.
- tons of work to choose from
- great outsourcing tool for small business
- business owners can write and request specific criteria matching needs
- scalable workforce at their fingertips
- distribution of the work is made easier with this platform
- work from home, choose your own hours, get paid for doing good work
- access to a global workforce 24/7
- thousands of tasks completed in minutes
- as a requester you only pay when satisfied with results
- so much to choose from you can get bogged down
- rewards are small
- payment is slow to get approved
Show Me The Money
There is really not that much available on a one time HIT. The real money made here is when you take on multiple and I mean multiple HITs. If you are already an Amazon Affiliate you know how low of a commission they already pay out. This HIT work is a lot like that low commission reward.
You only get paid once the work has been approved and the customer is satisfied. The money will then be deposited into your account. You cash out depending on what you set your payment threshold at. Mine is set for $100, so no money until that number is attained.
The other option is to cash out for an Amazon gift card. This option only requires $1. You can put it towards any Amazon purchase, which is pretty cool.
Jobs Available to Workers
- tweet messages
- transcribe video and audio
- join a topical forum
- translate text
- watch videos
- rate websites
- participate in surveys
- write reviews
- comment on multiple blogs
- bookmarking pertinent websites
- writing articles
If any of these jobs interest you, you can sign up here.
My Final Opinion
I think this is a great opportunity to sign up for a FREE program that will help you feast on your choice of tasks. I think it is a bargain offered up freely by Amazon. When you couple that with any sales commissions you earn from promoting and selling Amazon products, this can turn into quite the bonanza.
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