Tuesday, March 8, 2011

10 Reasons Why I Love Amazon Mechanical Turk!

Love it or hate it, Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (otherwise known as MTurk) is one of the most popular ways of making money fast online.  Working from home can be great when it’s going well, and dire when it isn’t.  This blog aims to give my (random?) thoughts regarding MTurk as well as charting my financial progress and know how.  (If you want to read some of my more formal articles and reviews, follow the links at the bottom of the page, where you’ll find my tips and advice at HubPages.)  Below are 10 reasons why I love Amazon Mechanical Turk.

1.  You don’t need any special skills or go through a job interview to sign up to Amazon Mechanical Turk.  All you have to do is fill out a form to sign up and you can start “working” straight away.  Okay, you have to pass tests to do some of the hits, but most of them you just click your mouse button and start!

2.  It is run by Amazon, not some dodgy fly-by-night company.  It’s totally legit.  And it’s free.

3.  They can pay you in Amazon gift cards!  And you can buy almost anything off Amazon nowadays.  I bought myself a new stereo system with my Mechanical Turk money.  My wife bought herself some jewelry she wanted and some very nice coffee.

4.  You can get your Amazon Mechanical Turk money transferred to your bank account, if you want.  I’ve never done it, I normally just get the gift cards, but if you give them your bank account details and ask them, Amazon will transfer the money for you.  Cool.   My wife has done it and she reckons it takes a few days though.

5.  You get your Mechanical Turk money pretty much straight away.  Well, in most cases, anyway.  I have had some requesters who’ve delayed their payment for a week, but most of them pay within a day or two in my experience.  In fact, some of my favorite ones pay within a few hours.

6.  You can pick and choose when and where you want to work with Amazon Mechanical Turk.  You don’t have to follow office hours, or travel anywhere at rush hour.  That saves you a great deal of time and money and an awful lot of hassle!

7.  You don’t have a boss hanging over you with Mechanical Turk.  You can do the work at your own pace, play some music on the stereo, eat at your computer, dress how you want, and do as little, or as much work as you feel like.

8.  You get a variety of jobs.  Okay, some of them are pretty tedious and you have to sit at a computer all the time you’re working on Amazon Mechanical Turk, but you can do a couple of market surveys, then write a music article, then get paid to watch and comment on Youtube videos…

9.  You don’t have to put up with irritating work coworkers and customers all day when you're using Mechanical Turk.  Okay, I know some people at work at great people, but there are lots of annoying ones too and they can drive you crazy if your with them for 8 or 9 hours/day and 5 days/week.

10.  Amazon Mechanical Turk is new technology and it’s awesome to be involved with something that’s revolutionizing working.  I have been trying out different sites since I started with MTurk and it’s opened up another world to me!

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