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Anybody Can Get A Job….Online [Pic+]

The Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) is a crowdsourcing Internet marketplace that enables individuals or businesses (known as Requesters) to co-ordinate the use of human intelligence to perform tasks that computers are currently unable to do. It is one of the sites of Amazon Web Services. The Requesters are able to post tasks known as HITs (Human Intelligence Tasks), such as choosing the best among several photographs of a store-front, writing product descriptions, or identifying performers on music CDs.

Workers (called Providers in Mechanical Turk”s Terms of Service, or, more colloquially, Turkers) can then browse among existing tasks and complete them for a monetary payment set by the Requester. To place HITs, the requesting programs use an open Application Programming Interface, or the more limited MTurk Requester site.

Requester”s are restricted to US-based entities. Requesters can ask that Workers fulfill Qualifications before engaging a task, and they can set up a test in order to verify the Qualification. They can also accept or reject the result sent by the Worker, which reflects on the Worker”s reputation. Workers can have an address anywhere in the world. Payments for completing tasks can be redeemed on Amazon.com via gift certificate (gift certificates are the only payment option available to international workers, apart from India) or be later transferred to a Worker”s U.S. bank account. Requesters, which are typically businesses, pay 10 percent of the price of successfully completed HITs to Amazon.

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With Amazon Mechanical Turk anyone can make a few extra bucks. If is definitely not a get rich scheme.

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Date: 04/18/14 12:26 PM

7 Responses to Anybody Can Get A Job….Online [Pic+]

  1. Profile photo of ElectricEye
    ElectricEye Male 50-59
    2729 posts
    April 18, 2014 at 9:38 am
    Link: Anybody Can Get A Job....Online - With Amazon Mechanical Turk anyone can make a few extra bucks. If is definitely not a get rich scheme.
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    Afugy Male 30-39
    199 posts
    April 18, 2014 at 1:49 pm
    I do this work, best I did in one day was 22$. You do a task that takes a minute get payed like 3 cents. Some pay more, some pay less, HITS come HITS go. If you can type really fast you could make some real money, some people report making 400 to 800 dollars a week, but those people do 1000`s of HITS in a day for 10 or more hours a day everyday.
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    AGit Male 30-39
    995 posts
    April 19, 2014 at 3:58 am
    What`s with the obsession with silly job titles and bloody acronyms?
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6952 posts
    April 19, 2014 at 8:15 am
    Sounds like hell for peanuts. A real job ... oh.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32813 posts
    April 19, 2014 at 1:19 pm
    Did I read it wrong, or does it pay in Amazon Credit?
    And only for Americans *sigh*

    Nice to know that @Afugy! Thanks for the first-hand info!
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    Afugy Male 30-39
    199 posts
    April 19, 2014 at 8:18 pm
    I can spend the money (real money) on Amazon or deposit it right into my bank account. The money pays for my gambling, so what I spend doesn`t come out of my real job.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32813 posts
    April 20, 2014 at 9:50 am
    @Afugy: Ok then, good system!

    Some people spend tons on Amazon every month anyhow, lolz!

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