Everything About mTurk (Amazon Mechanical Turk)

There is no doubt mTurk (Amazon Mechanical Turk) is one of the simplest way of earning some little extra income in part time but many of the people don’t know about some of the smart tips & tricks to get the full advantage of mTurk.

This article will explain you everything about Amazon mechanical turk with some of the best tips only few of mTurk workers are using & earning double than other workers with no extra efforts.

After reading this article, you can even work on other top 10 crowd sourcing websites & make even more money.

Know everything about MTurk before you start workingamazon mechanical turk (mturk)

Don’t start blindly. Learn everything about MTurk that you will see once you logged in to your MTurk account. Once you understand everything then it will be easy to work on Amazon Mechanical Turk. We have also included some of the best tips & tricks in this article that will help you to maximize your MTurk earnings.

What is Amazon Mechanical Turk or mTurk?

Amazon Mechanical Turk or mTurk is a marketplace to work on small micro jobs that can’t be completed automatically by computers and so require human ideas to complete these small jobs. MTurk allows small businesses and website owners to 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, complete a small survey, rate or like a website, share the contents on social media sites, transcribing audio recordings, finding some data online, review a product or site and hundreds of different tasks. Earlier, if you want to complete such tasks, you need to hire people on temporary basis which is time consuming and expensive but same thing on Amazon Mechanical Turk is the easier, faster and cheaper.

What‘s the difference between a Worker & Requester in mTurk?

A requester is a person, website owner or a company who provides the tasks to mTurk so that thousands of its workers can see these tasks and complete them. A worker is a person who wants to make money on mTurk & completes the tasks provided by requester.

What is a HIT?

A Human Intelligence Task, or HIT, is nothing but task provided by the requester to be completed. On successful completion of the task, worker gets rewarded.

How do I join mTurk as a Worker?

Visit mTurk signup details for joining this.

How do I complete a HIT?

One you signup on MTurk, login to your account and view thousands of HITs available there. Click the “Accept HIT” button while viewing the HIT. Complete the HIT according to its instructions, fill out the form with the results, and click the “Submit HIT” button. After you submit your results for the HIT, another similar HIT will be presented for you to accept.

How do I receive my money from MTurk?

Once you complete a HIT in mTurk, the requester will check this and if satisfied approves your HIT. When Amazon checks the approval from requester, it transfer the money from requester’s prepaid balance to worker’s Amazon payment account. You can check everything on the dashboard like how many tasks you have completed successfully, how many rejected, how much is the balance etc.

Once your account in Amazon Mechanical Turk reaches more than US $10, you can ask to withdraw your payment. Its better, you withdraw after every US $100 as there is $4 deduction every time you request a withdrawal. People in India will receive money by INR cheques.

What is a bonus payment?

A bonus is an extra incentive from a Requester. If a requester feel your work is excellent and better than what he wanted, he may choose to pay you extra commission for the same reward you already paid for.

I am from India. How do I receive my payment in INR?

Its good if you are from India. After US dollar, Amazon has INR as the only second currency option and sends all the cheques in INR to Indian people. You will need to provide your birth proof, PAN card, voting card, passport or any other ID proof issued by Govt. You can scan this and send by email or mail your documents to mTurk mailing address.

All the information you need to sign up to receive payments in Indian Rupees is provided on the Account Settings page. After your submitted information is verified, you will be eligible to withdraw your money in INR. Amazon will send you the cheque payment on your given verified address.

My task was rejected, what should I do?

A Requester has the right to reject the task if he thinks, its wrong or not satisfactory. But if you feel your answer was right or you did the task successfully, you can directly contact the requester. In most of the cases, requester approves the work if a worker contact him and justify his work.

How much time do I have to work on a HIT?

Requesters can specify a HIT’s “Allotted Time” or how long a worker can hold on to a HIT once he accept the HIT. So once you accept the task, its your responsibility to give the priority to that task and complete that in the allotted time. In many cases, the worker accept this but does not complete so other workers who wants to complete that have no option to complete that.

In this case neither you nor other worker completed the HIT and requester does not get his task completed in the reasonable time period. So this ensures that if you did not complete the task in allotted time, the HIT is available to other worker.

MTurk Tips & Tricks

At present, MTurk is very strict about new signup. Its difficult to get the approval from Amazon Mechanical Turk. But you can try your luck. Its a good thing if you get the approval but there is no need to worry, if you don’t get approval. You can signup other 10 websites like MTurk & start working on these sites.

But if you have already got the approval from Amazon Mechanical Turk, then you can try these smart tips to work on MTurk. I am sure these tips & tricks will maximize your earnings in MTurk.

I hope you enjoy this information & it will benefit you one way or other. If you have any question or suggestion on Mturk then you can write this through comments below.

Comments

  1. says

    Great post here. Not everyone has yet heard about Mturk, though the jobs are boring, you can make nice money from it once you get familiar with the interface and pump those small HITS out fast.

    One thing you didn’t mention, it can actually be used TWO ways. It is not ONLY about a way to make money. But anyone with an internet business can use it as a way to crowdsource work.

    • Part Time Jobs says

      Hi Steve,
      Thanks you like the post. Yes, that is right that an internet business can use it as a way to crowdsource work. I have not mentioned this here because the reader of this blog are interested only in money making part.

  2. cheryl says

    Hello Steve,
    I might have been interested if the bloger would not have read my mind and said I wasn’t. Wander what else I am or NOT interested in.
    Thank anyway Steve
    Cheryl

    Information is always good in my world.

  3. chandrasekher says

    My account was suspended 30 days before. Am i eligible to create a new account?

    Kindly advise the policy and procedures to start work again for suspended account holders?

    How many days the workers should be away after the suspension?

    • Part Time Jobs says

      Hi Chandrashekher,
      Please read the t n c of the mturk sites completely before creating a new account. You can send an email to mturk support team and ask them reason of suspension or if they can enable your account back.

  4. Pavani says

    Please advise can two people work at a time in two different systems with one internet connection?

    Or
    With one internet connection can we have two different usesr IDs.

  5. Nag says

    Hi,
    I would like to take this work from my spouse where we are looking part-time jobs in internet. can we take this package by paying money..? if so can you please provide more details.? After paying for the pacakge within how many days we would be able to get the package and start the work..? please advise

  6. Srilatha says

    Yes, I want have survey to be filled, but I don,t have the money for signing up whether you can send the survey and deducted the money please reply

  7. Parvez Islam says

    Hi,
    Its a great opportunity to work from home and earn as much you want. I thing this is the best opportunity in todays world.In todays world when nothing is free you can earn without any investment its wonderful.

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  11. masilamani says

    sir last 3 months i am working in amazon machanical turk last night my account was suspended without reason that time my approval percentage 86.8% my total earnings $102.58 but my account was suspended with out reason so how i get my suspended accounted payment sir please help me to how receive my suspended accounted payments

    • Part Time Jobs says

      Hi masilamani,
      Its really sad to know your mTurk account is suspended. Contact the mTurk support team immediately and ask them the reason for this.

  12. LawrenceVictor says

    I am a retired person and want to make my self engaged with some work, Kindly guide me accordingly. Thank you. With Regards.

  13. SUMAIYA says

    Hi,

    I am currently working in mturk,
    1.but I have seen several posts over the net that they just suspend the accounts(mostly when you have earned a lot and there is nothing wrong from you end),without any valid reason.Is this true?
    2.Do they really pay indians(users receiving cheques)?

  14. Ramakant M Karlekar says

    Thanx a lot for dis gr8 post.mTurk is really very good site for making money in your leisure time with comfort at home or elswhere.Grab it
    R Karlekar

  15. Riaz says

    Hi Part Time Online Jobs,

    Thanks a lot for the great tips and suggestions to work safe in Mturk.com . Please tell me is there any way to get back the suspended account?

    • Part Time Online Jobs says

      Hi Riaz,
      If the account is suspended without any reason then you can contact mTurk customer care and give them valid reason.

  16. Himanshu says

    Hi! Dear “Part Time Online Jobs”,

    I recently joined “Amazon Mechanical Turk” & have been working with them since 4 days now. I had registered at Mturk with a nationality as India (IN) in my account. Yesterday when I re-logged in, the nationality changes to US on its own. & my account balance was revised to $0 from a roughlt $ 4.5 with a pending HIT approvals of about 19 which would fetch me at least $7-8 more. This is lame & so I have mailed them under Contact Us Tab. It has been over 20 hours now & I havent heard from them yet. What could be the probable cause of this? Any help is appreciated.

  17. sheila swami says

    Hi,
    I had joined this site about a year ago by ping Rs.600/- and when my account came upto some amount I wanted to withdraw the mone. I was told to send some proof and I scanned my passport and sent However every time I sent I got a reply saying not clear send another docucment which I sent and that too was according to them not clear. I got fed up and stopped after spending quite a lot of time

    • Part Time Online Jobs says

      Hi Sheila,
      Yes, there may be some incidence like this. You can scan a clear photo ID, resize it so that it will be under 100 KB and then send to them.

  18. Esther Lalnunmawi Tuolte says

    I am new to mturk and I have submitted two hits which were accepted.But I haven’t got any response so far!

  19. Mashuq Alam says

    Hey i want 2 do online jobs nd i can only spend 2 or 3 hours a day nd i wanna earn atleast 30,000 INR a month… Im willing 2 do multiple jobs… So plz help me wid diz i need real help plz…

  20. vimala says

    Hi,

    Am not able to singup as a worker. Please provide me the link to signup as it is giving message as outside US region can not be register.

    regards,
    vimala

  21. catherine says

    hi.. i’m trying to join this work… I’ve shared the link in 3 sites as told.. but I did not get any confirmation yet… Tell me how it works and if there’s any deposit needed.

  22. Kyem says

    hello,

    Can I receive payments via paypal? I would like to have it in paypal as it is connected to my bank account. Please help

  23. Ramya says

    HI,
    Am eager to do part time jobs. Please guide me and send me the details to my email regarding this. Also let me know how I want to proceed for doing part time job through online. What I want to do.

  24. Padmavathi says

    Hi
    I want to know trusted online data entry or online marketing jobs to earn money immediately.Please let me get the correct site to do the same.

    thanks and regards

  25. sultan mohideen says

    Hi
    I am working in a private company and i am willing to work on line during my spare tome for extra income can you help me out in this

  26. Babu says

    Everyone running to earn an extra money to fulfill their need. However, most of online job sites suck our efforts and never pay anything, I read all comments from top, seems, most of the accounts get suspended once reached certain amount, one guy send Passport scan copy though he did not get money.

    Few commented as “Great Job”, “Good Site” etc etc…

    Is there any successful history? Any one person got money from this or any one site?
    Please be frank….

  27. Debasree says

    hi,

    i’m interested to do home based job, i’v good typing speed and have basic knowledge in computer. please let me know how i join in this program…or how i can proceed.

  28. ankita sharma says

    sir i am persuing btech student and i have good typing speed and good comm skills . i want online job for 1-2 hours

  29. atul sharma says

    I have got the free package from you and i registered on M Turk but till now i have not got the confirmation mail.

  30. benedict says

    Dear all, i would like to say that i have just read and understood the commemets made by the people and no body has clearly mentioned whether they are getting money or not.. see, sparing so much of time or even 2 hours on internet, you are doing it in the expectations that you would get something .. i would like from Part Time Job executives to reply ,, whether this site is trustworthy or not.. becos.. in today’s world.. there are billions of people just here to cheat people and hurt their beliefs.. so if Part Time Job executive see my message.. do reply… i will be grateful. and yes.. guys,, do mention your mobile numbers also.. so that in case of any clarifications and informations.. other viewers may contact you all and will come to know it’s genuinity. my number is 9990787189.

  31. Apoorva says

    Right now I’m perusing betech nd I’m gud at typing. I want an online job for 1-2 hours. Thanking you sir

  32. shivabasava says

    can any one tell me ,Why my request for mturk as a worker rejected, saying that “Your Amazon Mechanical Turk Account has been reviewed

    We have completed our review of your Amazon Mechanical Turk Worker Account. Unfortunately, you will not be permitted to work on Mechanical Turk. Thank you for your interest in Mechanical Turk.

    kindly help me.

  33. Mahi says

    Hi my mturk account was suspended suddenly last night ,before day i kept withdraw of 290$,will my money get back..plz let me know…waiting for reply

  34. joseph stalin says

    hi sir….i don’t no english fluently…i need easily work easy hits to send me…. 12 days i worked…my earning $12.55 only..so pls help me
    no buddy help me…pls help me….my mail id stalinstalin619@gmail.com

    then, i need part time jobs online

  35. sowmya says

    wht is tht i have to do in this site
    data entry or promoting ur site?
    is it a part time or full time
    can u reply me through my mail plz

  36. Irfan says

    Hello,
    Dear How To Make Account This Job can any one tell me ,Why my request for mturk as a worker rejected, please Send Detail me

  37. Praveen Sharma says

    Hi,
    I have registered on mturk. But my application has been declined. Can anyone tell me why my application has been declined or how I can reapply & get registered. So that I can work on mturk & make some money.

  38. Malika says

    Hi I am looking for a genuine home based work without investment. Kindly advise if Indians can also register to this as few of the above comments from different people says they are not able to get registered. Please send the necessary details to my email id to start today. Thanks….

  39. mturkusersam says

    Hi! i have earned about $100 on mturk.I reside in India and i would like to withdraw my money.I want to know the procedure how to withdraw.I have beem told that voter ID card is not accaptable and my passport has expired.I would be very thankful if any one can guide me in detail about how i can withdraw my money.

  40. E.PARTHASARATHY says

    THANK YOU FOR THIS INFORMATION MS/MRS. PRIYA.N

    I COMPLETELY GOTHROUGH THE DETAILS FOR mTRUNK. THEN I COME BACK.

  41. says

    Dear friend,
    Just I want to know that whether can I believe you and take it as a part time job and make decent money if I follow you _ or like thousands of other sites this is also a business tricks to make people to visit their sites so that they can make some money.

  42. basha says

    the people who are not intrested doing mturk hits i need your account i will help you by teling good websites which is used to earn more money. but i need a your mturk account. i will change your account to my account. surprise856@gmail.com please contact me who are intrested to give their account.

  43. Meena says

    Hi
    I am working in a private company and i am willing to work on line during my spare time for extra income can you help me out in this

  44. Pankaj says

    I am working in a private company and i am willing to work on line during my spare time for extra income please do the needful

  45. ajeekz says

    Hi sir! i now got a mturk account. but now the problem is it is asking to create Amazon Payments account. but i cannot create a amazon payment account because the registrayion for amazon payments is only for U.S. how can i signup for amazon payments from india. help me..

  46. shobika says

    hi !!!!does mturk is payable website???someone says i have to pay Rs.6000 to join in mturk????is it true…or he is cheating me???

    • Part Time Online Jobs says

      Dear Shobika,
      Don’t pay anything to these cheaters. mTurk is one of the best way to earn money & its absolutely free to join. Now a days, mTurk does not give approval to everyone because of such scammers.

  47. Babu kidangan says

    mturk suspended my account and forfeited my balance telling false reasons.How I can rejoin and get my payments.

    • Part Time Online Jobs says

      Hi Babu,

      Please contact the customer support care with all the proper details & ask them why they deactivated your account & how to open this again.

      • sneha says

        sir i want to work online plz give me proper guide how to work i tried ur site lots of tme but their is no proper way to understand how it wrk…i am a handicap person i really do somtng on my ownway so plz guide me how to do

  48. suman says

    hi, i just updated my address before few days, but after that i am not able to accept any hit, can you please tell me what to do now?
    i am not getting any link where i can upload my document please provide me the link….

    thank you

  49. Harinath M says

    Hi
    I am working in a private company and i am willing to work on line during my spare time for extra income can you help me out in this
    Regards
    Harinath M

  50. PramodVPai says

    This is the best site ever,I have made over $380 in2 weeks.THis is a genuine site,so start working and make money online

    • Suyatra says

      Is it really genuine? i mean i have to send some ids, like voter card scan and all! so is it safe?? please reply kindly.

      • Pramod Pai says

        Yes its a genuine site and only after u make $4(US) u can withdraw the amount..I am still working with the site and doing wonders

  51. priyanka says

    Is there any cost to work with them , because after registration most of the websites ask money in which they say they will send some training kit.

    Thanks

  52. poornima says

    amazon m turk is no.1 cheating company. they cheated indian workers. after signup this website the message appears you were not authorise to signup or something related message. they are not accept indian workers.

    • LIJO JOHN says

      Most of the Indians are cheaters. Amazon is excellent company where i earn 20000-30000 per month. If you want proof. I can show you. mail me lijojohn1950 @ gmail.com

  53. shibi says

    iam a 18 year aged student of anna university,
    can i do this job.whether this job or company is genuine in paying?

  54. says

    I have applied for google adsense twice but both time i was not approved, then i have left the work and not tried after.
    Pls suggest how to get approved on google adsense ?
    Also, i let you know that both time they have rejected my application with the reason that “insufficient content”.
    I know that i am a beginner but please suggest me to get approval and to earn from Google Adsense.
    Thanks & Regards,
    Anil Kshatriya

  55. manja says

    hey I am an Indian and I have an account on mturk somehow. But when i registering amazon payments, they only allow to US residence and its need Social Security Number. actually what I want to know is that is there any way to withdrawal.some positive answer.

  56. santosh says

    hai priya…u done a very good job….thanks for that…..i created a mturk account throug usa addres but amazon payment acount asking me SSN ..??? is there other option for to create amazon payment account without SSN….plz plz reply me and help me

    • Priya N says

      Now a days, Amazon does not take Indian users for mTurk. Please wait for sometime for mTurk. You can work with other companies.

    • sosinlung says

      You can’t use american address, Indian don’t have SSN like American..SSN means Social Security Number. Every citizen of America have SSN

  57. sai says

    i have earn more than 500 dollers on amazonmechanical turk but suddenly they have suspended my account and they send check of my earning to my home address.why they have suspending indian users

  58. Ninish says

    Sir,

    I am Ninish N Nazim(username – ninishf@hotmail.com). My workerID is ARJ8T7JS33ZZM. You have suspended my account when my earnings reached 19$. It is not a mistake from my part. You have send 4Emails to me in this EmailID. I have got that proof to your kind attention to identify that the mistake was not from my part. Hope that you will consider my request to grand me to work with mturk. Hoping an early reply from you.

    Yours faithfully,
    Ninish N Nazim

  59. vikram says

    Hello, there is doesnt need to have 2 is’s u can work with a single internet connection and cabinet, am a passion for amazon account for long time, can u lead me an account or buy pls,
    8099353592

  60. Seema Sable says

    Hi Admin,
    I want to say you something. I am struggling in online jobs from past 2 years. I can’t earned sufficient money from online jobs. I have broadband net at my home (1mbps). You think why I am telling to you all of this.
    I am live in Mumbai & I am house wife. I am facing some money problem. That’s why I started searching some online jobs. I thought, I have to do some help to my husband. Just tell you frankly, I have had Love marriage. We are struggling money problem. I had tried all these ways to earn money online, but I never earned money to sufficient for paying my internet bill also. I am tired to try all those options. I did add posting job from one person, but he didn’t give me a penny.Also after that I stand up & did data entry captcha work , but bad luck I got negative response in that also. In both that ways I lost my 7,000 Rs. That time it was too more imp for me.. I have tried blogs, Adsense, surveys, click add.
    In Asian country we cant earn sufficient money from online job so please don’t show dreams to people.
    I told you all this as a friend. I read all your blogs.
    Please mail me & suggest me as a friend.
    Thank you so much my friend.

  61. says

    as i arealy sign in but their i saw only a table but it was not supporting to doing this or hit the view but not working what should i do in this way

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