There are many of you who are willing to work to earn money, but luck is currently not on your side. You sent your resume to every company that you know but there is not a single reply. To rub salt into the wound, there are bills that need to be paid… soon.
What do you do?
Well, why not try Amazon Mechanical Turk.
What is Amazon Mechanical Turk?
According to Amazon, themselves, Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) is,
” a crowdsourcing marketplace that makes it easier for individuals and businesses to outsource their processes and jobs to a distributed workforce who can perform these tasks virtually. “
How to Sign up?
1. Google Amazon Mechanical Turk or Mturk
2. Click sign in a worker.
3. Sign in using your existing Amazon account or create a new account
Good Things about MTurk
Mturk can give you quick bucks. Most make $5 per week while others can make between $50 to $200 – it all depends on how much effort you are ready to put into it and what type of HITS you are taking.
The HITS are fairly easy and straight forward to do. I have done HITS that literally takes me 5 seconds to do.
After building your credibility, you will be able to do HITS that has a reward of.
The Not So Good About it
You have to build your credibility before you can do high-paying HITS. That means you have no choice but to do $0.01 cent jobs at the beginning.
The rewards might not be enough for some i.e. MTurk is not attractive to countries with a minimum wage of $15 USD/hr vs countries with a minimum wage that is around $5USD/ hr or less.
I have mentioned that HITS are fairly easy and straight forward. This, in fact, is a double-edged sword since it will not give you a challenge, therefore, you might get bored of this gig pretty quick.
Who is it for?
MTurck is best for high school or college students who don’t want to flip burgers or serve coffee but wants extra money to buy new clothes, shoes, phones, etc. or better yet, use it to start investing on their portfolio.
MTurk is also great for people who are unemployed that are actively looking for work but have immediate bills to pay. Instead of watching Netflix, endlessly scrolling your social media or playing video games while waiting for a response from employers why not spend 1 to 2 hours completing HITS to build your qualifications so you can earn ~$100 per month?
It is also good for stay at home mom that needs extra cash for diaper and baby food expenses. HITS in Mturk are so easy, it can be done whenever the baby is sleeping. You will be surprised how a couple of minutes of MTurck here and there can reward you with extra bucks you need for your baby needs.
Looking For a Bigger Opportunity?
I’m going to be honest. MTurk is just a side gig and you might need to tot a lot of work and hours to make a substantial amount of money in here.
Try writing a blog and monetize it
If you think MTurk is a small fry for you, then consider making money by blogging. It takes about 6 months to 1 year to build a blogging business but once it is up and running, it can become your cash cow.
If you are interested on starting a blogging business, then you can read the following articles to get you started:
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Become a freelancer with Fiverr.com
If you are a freelancer or someone who have technical skills wanting to become a freelancer, you can also check Fiverr.com. You can check my article, “Can I make money on Fiverr” to learn more about this neat site for freelancers or you can go ahead and check the Fiverr.com to see it for yourself.
Your Feedback/Suggestions Is Important!
I hope I added value in your life today. If you have any questions, suggestion or feedback about MTurk, please do not hesitate to share it in the comment’s section.
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