Make a bit of money, I have been paid by this site several times promptly

United States
February 14, 2007 1:34am CST
I do tasks (called HITS) at Mturk, and they pay, and they pay promptly...direct deposit to bank account..which I do. I have earned and received $15.32. It is more or less "bored money" because the tasks do not pay much. I do it to monetize some of my otherwise wasted Internet surfing time, and I pay it to my student loan principal. But there are a great deal of things on there right now that have to do with writing 100-200 plot descriptions for movies. They pay only 10 cents for that, but if you are good at that, it's amazing how fast even that can add up. Type in plot description in the search box to avoid having to go through all results. There are 3 to 4 times more tasks there at the time of this writing than usual. I can write but I can't do these because of a total lack of familiarity with movies and TV. Thought I would pass the opportunity on to those of you searching for a way to make a buck who are here. Best wishes!
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7 responses
@imsilver (1668)
• Canada
14 Feb 07
lol... well now I've gone and wasted my mylot time going through your mturk site. That looks rather interesting. I've registered and am going to give it a try.
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@imsilver (1668)
• Canada
18 Feb 07
how long does it take for them to decide about your hits?? I submitted 4 of them a few days ago now and they are still marked as pending. But I'm having so much fun there :)
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• United States
18 Feb 07
How long HITS take to be approved is a very individual thing. The ones from the site itself (requested by Amazon Requester) are usually approved quite quickly. Others may take a few days, a week, or a week and a half. The last HIT that I authored for someone to do, I took several days going through the links that I received in return, to figure out if it was valuable enough to pay them for... it was borderline, and it wasn't really what I asked for, but it did yield a template that I could use for my website, so I stopped waffling and approved it and they made the money. I like to be more generous when I put HITS out there (have done so three times, and have completed 547 HITS for others). If you are there to make lots of money, it's the wrong place, but if you have time you waste on the Internet and you want to monetize a small amount of that, and bring in pocket change, it is good. I do it for fun and pocket change.
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@Denmarkguy (1845)
• United States
23 Feb 07
It IS an interesting site, and at least one can be reasonably assured that it's "legitimate." Amazon.com's shareholders wouldn't take kindly to even the slightest implication that the company had something even remotely scam-like going on. The rewards are generally pretty meager, though... unless you're actually willing to site and monitor the list of HITs being posted, so you can "poach" one of the better deals before someone else... I've seen some podcast transcription offers that paid a little more, but most stuff seems to be in the 10 cents and under range.
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• United States
23 Feb 07
I've only done the long podcast transcriptions that paid over $3.00 (including bonus). To get the bonus you have to do really excellent work. The other ones I am not sure at this point are worth my effort.. I do very much appreciate all the great, well-thought out responses you've given to my posts, and hopefully today I can do some responding. I got a new client at work so have been busy for the last three to four days so much I haven't had time to check email. But I am glad you added me as friend. I was going to do that, add you, because it seems like we have some great things in common, and you beat me to it! :-)
@Miriel (1043)
• Norway
14 Feb 07
I have tried out Mturk , but in my opinion there is too much work for almost no payment at all. I will check in at Mturk once in a while though , just in case there are some good HITS there.
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• United States
18 Feb 07
I totally understand that... part of their business model is to corner the market on the least they can pay... and they admit there are hordes of bored people willing to work for pennies. It's been termed "bored money." They, however, pay as promised, and for that I have to give them a thumbs up. Lately, though, I've been too busy compiling things that pay more and better to bother doing HITS. It depends on what kind of mood I am in and what they are offering at the time that I log in. If you can write, off the top of my head, I would suggest Associated Content and Constant Content. If you have a blog that is over 90 days old and has at least 25 posts and gets good traffic there are several companies that will pay good sums for sponsored posts.
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@budhie (257)
• Indonesia
23 Feb 07
today i'll signup mturk with my amazone account and still learn about Hits and qualifications , dont know how to make money there :(
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@Tenna10 (103)
• United States
21 Jun 07
Hi I am a Turker, I love it. I was wondering is it hard to create a hit? I am thinking this would help me develop my website get some ideas and some feedback. Just now thinking along those lines. You're idea for a hit for work at home sites was a great idea, how did that fair for you? Would love to hear back from you on how your creating hits came out. Thanks and Have a Great Day!
• United States
22 Jun 07
http://requester.mturk.com/ is where you go to create a HIT. It is a different URL than the one where you login to complete HITs. Thought you should know. Creating a HIT is not very hard. Just do whatever it asks you to do when you get in. When I put one up, I decided to pay more than the usual things on there (because I think it's a crime to waste people's time doing stuff for you just because you can and just because they are bored and don't know where else to go to make money) so I paid 25 people a quarter each to help me come up with online moneymaking ideas that they were already doing that was working. It was money well-spent and many wrote much longer paragraphs than they needed to... gave me much more than I asked for, which was good.
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@Tenna10 (103)
• United States
22 Jun 07
Thank you very much!
@djmarion (4901)
• Philippines
22 Jun 07
please give me the link.
@mturker (174)
• Israel
25 Feb 07
I love mturk, I have made several hundred dollars on this site, and am not intending to spot anytime soon. The only problem is how to get the money.