Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Have you ever heard of Mechanical Turk? This is a website operated by Amazon.com that lets you perform various tasks for money. These tasks are known as "HITS" (Human Intelligence Tasks). There are many HITS that you can perform. The HITS may include doing research, URL verification, search engine tests, writing an essay, or completing a survey. These HITS will pay you anywhere from one penny up to thirty dollars. But, be careful....and be selective. We'll explain why as we go.
Here is the process of how Mechanical Turk works. Sign up for an account at
Amazon Mechanical Turk. Next, you choose a HIT that you would like to complete. Once approved, the amount that the HIT was worth is deposited into your Amazon.com account. You can then purchase Amazon.com items directly from that account, or have it deposited into your personal bank account. It's that simple. But here are a few tips before you begin.