Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Amazon Mechanical Turk

Here's another great way to earn money working at home using your computer, Amazon Mechanical Turk.

It is a marketplace for work that requires human intelligence. The Mechanical Turk service gives businesses access to a diverse, on-demand, scalable workforce and gives Workers a selection of thousands of tasks to complete whenever it's convenient.

Amazon Mechanical Turk is based on the idea that there are still many things that human beings can do much more effectively than computers, such as identifying objects in a photo or video, performing data de-duplication, transcribing audio recordings, or researching data details. Traditionally, tasks like this have been accomplished by hiring a large temporary workforce (which is time consuming, expensive, and difficult to scale) or have gone undone.

The amount that you'll earn depends on the job. The harder the job the higher the pay.

How do you get paid? This is the first question comes to mind. When a Requester approves a HIT that you've submitted, Amazon Mechanical Turk automatically transfers money from the Requester's Prepaid HIT balance to your Amazon Payments account. If you are a new Worker, there is an initial holding period before your money is transferred to your Amazon Payments account. This holding period is an important security requirement and you will not be able to disburse funds during this time. Your money is held until you have been active on Mechanical Turk for 10 days.

If you are a US based Worker, you can choose to disburse your earnings to your U.S. bank account or to an Amazon.com gift certificate balance. Workers in India have the option of receiving bank checks denominated in Indian Rupees or disbursing their earnings to an Amazon.com gift certificate. All other international Workers can only disburse to an Amazon.com gift certificate. Please note that all disbursements are made in whole cents only.

Check them out: mturk.com

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