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Amazon Mechanical Turk Review 2019: Legit or Scam

Amazon Mechanical Turks or as some refer to the site as MTurk is a platform that you can work at that offers different types of flexible remote jobs you can do in your spare time. The company is a crowdsourcing marketplace where you can easily locate different mini tasks that you can perform virtually. Some of the tasks listed on the site will include research, simple data validation, surveys, content moderation and much more. This is a global workforce that allows different companies to post jobs, they need to be done on the site. This makes it easy for businesses to harness the global workforce to get their tasks completed without the hassle of hiring a temporary workforce to complete the tasks for them. This is an excellent crowdsourcing platform to join to earn a passive income online. You can work as much or as little as you please on the platform.

How Does it Work?

  1. You’ll need to create an Amazon account before you can take advantage of the site.
  2. Apply for your Amazon account and then sign in to the MTurk using the information you’ve registered with.
  3. Enter your Amazon account registration information.
  4. The site needs to verify the information you’ve given them and will send you a code that needs to be entered before you can access your account.
  5. Copy and paste the code in the appropriate box on the site and hit the continue button.
  6. The site might require you to reset your password on your account. If this happens, they will send you a code to reset your password.
  7. Copy and paste the code into the appropriate box and hit enter.
  8. Select a new password and hit continue.
  9. If the password has been changed successfully, you’ll be redirected to sign into your account.
  10. Once signed into the site will ask you to verify your information.
  11. The information is taken from your Amazon registration.
  12. If the information is correct, there is no need to fill in the form they provide.
  13. When you first register and sign in the site will show you a list of ways you can create different tasks for people to complete.
  14. You’ll need to go to the bottom of the screen and find the dashboard link.
  15. Click on the link to open the dashboard.
  16. If you want to work on the different jobs, you’ll need to click the Worker link that is highlighted in green on the dashboard.
  17. This will now require you to sign into the account again as a worker.
  18. At times there are no jobs available in your region and it isn’t possible to access the jobs.
  19. If there are different jobs available, you will be redirected to the job board on the site and will be able to view the different tasks you can perform to earn money.

How To Earn Money:

  1. The jobs are listed on the site under HITs.
  2. You’ll need to review the different HITs and select the job you’d like to perform.
  3. The price for completing the job is added to the HITs.
  4. Some tasks pay more than others. It is up to you to pick and choose the jobs you’d like to do.
  5. Transcription jobs are available and pay you to transcribe 20 seconds or longer audio tapes. You can earn a small amount of money transcribing these audio tapes. They do offer a bonus.
  6. The jobs in this section are paying around $0.05 for each completed job you do. The faster you can transcribe these audio tapes the more money you can earn.
  7. The bonus you earn for each completed job will vary from $0.01 to $0.04. Overall you can earn around $2.50 for an hour worth of work. This includes the bonus you earn for each tape you successfully transcribe.
  8. There is a section for surveys. You can take different surveys and earn money. You’ll need to pay close attention to each survey you take in order to not be disqualified.
  9. If you work on surveys for around an hour, you could earn $5 to $7 for your time. This will depend on the amount of money the surveys are paying.
  10. The site has different HITs for Google search descriptions. This is a bit faster and you can earn a bit more money in this section. Here you’ll be required to perform a Google search for a specific term and copy and paste something into the page on the platform. These types of jobs pay $0.05 to $0.15. The jobs are easier to complete and you normally can earn more if you work in this section.
  11. Depending on how much time you spend on the site, will determine how much you can earn. The pay rate for each job completed varies and the site does offer a bonus for jobs that have been completed.

How Are You Paid?

  1. Once the job has been successfully completed the money is added to your account.
  2. The money you earn can be transferred to your Amazon account and used to make purchases on Amazon.
  3. You can request your payment through an Amazon Gift card which can be used to purchase different items on Amazon.
  4. In a few cases, Amazon will allow you to transfer your earnings to your bank account. This doesn’t apply to everyone and most people are required to add the money they eearne4d to their Amazon account or request a gift card.


This is a legitimate company to work for that will allow you to earn a passive income each month completing different micro-tasks. The money you earn each month will depend on how much time you spend on the site and what types of jobs you choose to complete. There are some jobs that pay a higher rate than others. You’ll need to pick and choose the jobs carefully so that you can earn a higher rate for each hour you work on the different jobs. The money you earn from completing the micro-jobs is transferred to your Amazon balance or can be withdrawn to an Amazon gift card. This is a good way to earn a few extra dollars each month to buy the items you need from Amazon. Just keep in mind this is a passive income site and the amount of money you can earn each month will depend on how much time you’re willing to invest.


1 thought on “Amazon Mechanical Turk Review 2019: Legit or Scam”

  1. I worked with MTurk for a while, it wasn’t too bad, but my issue was that there was not much work that was available, and you would have to wait for long periods to get paid, because it has to be approved by the person you are doing a task for. Otherwise it was okay.


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