Welcome to Day 8 of our 31 Days to Earn Extra Cash Online series!
Today I’d like to introduce you to mTurk, which is run by Amazon.com.
I have been fascinated by this online earning opportunity ever since a reader told me about it. Here’s what she had to say:
I recently discovered mturk.com, which is run by amazon. It has tasks that you can do and the pay ranges from a few cents apiece to several dollars. I only spend a half hour or maybe an hour depending on how bored I am and earn a few dollars. I have earned $30 so far, mainly doing surveys that pay around a dollar, sometimes I will do the data entry tasks but not many of them pay super well for the time they take-but it kills time…Anyway, Because it is run by Amazon you have the option of withdrawing your earnings in the form of Amazon giftcards, which are applied directly to your linked Amazon account, or you can have the funds deposited to your bank acct..The giftcard is instant, the bank transfer takes like 5 days.
How to Earn:
I decided to sign up and give it a try. Once I filled out the sign-up form, it took a couple of days to get approval. As soon I was approved, I tried out a couple of HITS. Each took less than a minute and I earned $0.06 total. It’s not a lot, but I can see how it could add up if I just took a few minutes every day to work on a simple HIT.
What is a HIT? A HIT (Human Intelligence Task) is a question that needs an answer. A HIT represents a single, self-contained task that a Worker can work on, submit an answer, and collect a reward for completing.
What You Can Earn:
You can earn cash which you can choose to disburse to your U.S. bank account or to an Amazon.com gift certificate balance.
- You will need to enter your Social Security number because of tax purposes. If you are uncomfortable with doing that, then this online earning opportunity probably isn’t for you.
- Learn more here.