Have you used Amazon Mechanical Turk and other ways to make extra money?

United States
April 22, 2011 10:33pm CST
I have been using Amazon Mechanical Turk for the last two years and have so far made over $800 on it... Of course, the amounts made at one time are more like 25 cents or so which add up quickly to the minimum pay out of $10 to one's bank account or $1 to one's Amazon.com account. I believe that Amazon Mechanical Turk is a good way to get a little extra money when you have some down time. I am wondering what other internet sites people have used to make a little money through writing, rewrites, rating, etc. ?
4 responses
@o0jopak0o (6405)
• Philippines
24 Apr 11
mturk is good but it only accepts us and indian members from what i cam remember.
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• United States
28 Apr 11
I thought that it accepted other members from other countries as I have seen some work posted for others not in the United States or India.
@o0jopak0o (6405)
• Philippines
28 Apr 11
oops let me rephrase that. They accept international members but will only give gift cards and not cash unlike those in the us and india.
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• United States
28 Apr 11
Ah thanks for the clarification!
• Philippines
23 Apr 11
I like Fiverr and Gig Bucks better. Fiverr is a site that lets you offer any services for $5. You can offer the same services at Gig Bucks at a higher price because Gig Bucks allow its users to post gigs for $5 to $100. However, I suggest that you use both sites. You can earn more than $5 per gig at Gig Bucks. However, more people buy services on Fiverr, so you are more likely to sell a gig there. You can also try oDesk, Elance and other freelance sites. Make sure that you complete your profile and you post a picture so you can gain the trust of prospective employers. If you are going to write, make sure that you create a portfolio. Write for Ezine Articles and try to attain the Platinum status. You just have to submit ten high quality articles and when I say high quality, they shouldn't have any grammatical, spelling and factual errors. You don't have to do this but it is a plus. When you are a Platinum writer at Ezine, it will show prospective employers that you can write articles that Ezine approves. A lot of Internet marketers hire writers to write articles for them for submission to Ezine. You can post links to your Ezine articles to your profile on most freelance sites. For a list of freelance sites, you can go to my MyLot profile and look for the link to my blog there. When you visit my blog, find the link that says "JOBS" (beside "HOME"). Best of luck to you!
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• United States
28 Apr 11
Thanks for sharing here. I had never heard of Gig Bucks or Fiverr. They sound good and interesting as do the others. You are a good source of information here and are appreciated.
@piya84 (2587)
• India
23 Apr 11
I am there as well and i earn there daily dollar one and keep that fund as a emergency fund.So in rainy days days i have something to feed on myself and my loved one.There is one more site microwork or something like that i have not tried it.Just saw someone on mylot discussing it.
• United States
28 Apr 11
Thanks for sharing here. I am hoping that you and your loved ones always have enough to feed yourselves even on the rainiest of days.
@rajkotia (116)
• India
23 Apr 11
Before some month my friend suggest me to join Mturk and i start to work on them.But after so long time i enable to earn very low amount 0.14$ so it's very difficult to earn from this site.How much you earn from this site.Any tips to earn money from this site.
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• United States
28 Apr 11
I have earned a bit of money from this site but it does in fact take a lot of work. I did studies and did some of the writing assignments... This might not be the best strategy if your English skills are not high. It is not something that one does quickly. It takes awhile to learn how to measure up to the requester's expectations. Good luck on it and thanks for posting.