So you’re looking for a new online gig, to put some extra cash into your pocket?  Well, Mturk may be the answer for you.  Many of you have heard of Amazon Mturk before or are even using this site to earn extra cash for yourself.  You may even be struggling to make money with Amazon Mturk which is why I have written this post.

To give you an inside look at Mturk so that you can really make it work for you.

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Here are some things to know that will help you with your turk experience.

First, Mturk is a legitimate work-at-home company that will pay you as you are working on jobs from various people from all around the globe.  The kinds of tasks that you will complete online are referred to as hits that range in size and project time.  Mturk is part of the Amazon network, so you can be assured that you are working for a real company and not one that will scam you.

Second, getting started with Mturk will take a lot of patience in the beginning.  Don’t expect to get rich working from home for Amazon Mturk. But if you incorporate a good method of work strategy you can do well with this site.

How to Approach the HITS

As mentioned before when you first start out, it will be very slow.  In fact, most hits that you will be working on will be worth less than $0.25.  Do not let that discourage you because the key is to do these small hits to build your hit completion up.  Once you hit 100 completed hits, you will start to see more hits available to you, and your payment will increase.  When you pass 500 hits, look for even more hits to become available as you continue to go up the hits completion scale. You will also notice that more surveys will become available to work on which are good money earners for the most part.

My rule of thumb is to look at the project and see what is the estimated completion time.  You may see a hit worth $3.00 but it may take you about 50 min to complete, so in all honesty, you could have done more smaller hits and made just as much possibly faster.

Next, build yourself a schedule.

Some turkers will work from sun up to sun down but this may not be the most productive. However, I don’t do that and I don’t encourage you to work that way either or you will burn yourself out before you make good money.  I personally go through and log in early in the morning and complete usually 4 hits which give me about $2-$3 for about 30 min of work then I will go in again right before lunch and work on 1-2 more hits giving me another $1 roughly.

My very last login time is right before I am finished for the day and grab a few more hits.  I try to earn about $4-$5 dollars a day and enjoy it.

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The people that try to make it a full day’s work will tell you they hate it.  I would too if I was doing it all day, but breaking it down allows me to enjoy it and still get about $100-$200 extra cash each month.

How much can you earn with Amazon Mturk?

Your potential earnings depend on the amount of time you want to spend doing these hits but remember most hits will be under $1.  There is a chance that you get work on some hits in the $2-$4 range as well, but that is more likely after you’ve been turking for a while.   I have been working for Mturk for about a year and with just over 700 hits.

How do you get paid?

I also like the fact that if you are in the United States your earnings can be directly deposited into your bank account just the same as a real job outside the home would do.  You can also have the option to transfer your earnings to via a gift card credit on your account if you choose to do so.  This payment method works exceptionally well if you are working from another country, as most countries are allowed to do this.

The key to making Amazon Mturk work for you

The key to Amazon M-Turk is patience.  Allow yourself some time so that you can really start to turn this into a nice part-time work-at-home job.  Remember everyone’s experience will be different and the results will also vary.  You have my methodology for Mturk and you may develop your own once you get started but just remember PATIENCE goes a long way with Amazon Mturk.

You can also find more helpful advice on how to use Amazon Mturk here.


I am a stay at home mom that is an author, professional blogger that provides free information and reviews about work at home job leads, companies hiring, an instructor gives advice about starting your own blog, online business, and other ways to earn extra cash from home from your smartphone, etc.


Ryan McCain · at

Thanks for the Post, however, how do you make 100 to $200 a month but only make $5 a day?

    aw1219 · at

    Hi Ryan, if you make $5 a day with Mturk that equals out to $35 a week assuming that you work on hits daily or $70 every 2 weeks or $140 a month, so technically it is closer to $150 a month. If you have any more questions, please let me know.

      Ryan McCain · at

      Wow. My math skills. Ha

        aw1219 · at

        You are fine. I had to calculate it in my head to make sure. Thank you for your question.

LaWanda F Fewell · at

Thanks for sharing this information with us!

    aw1219 · at

    You are very welcome. Thank you for reading and have a great day!

Ryan · at

Great article! I never had much luck with mturk. Anyone that wants to make some serious money online should definitely check out Affilorama though. It teaches you how to make serious money online. I quit my job and now I make much much more money online 🙂

Heres a good review of affilorama:

Have an amazing day/night everyone! 🙂

    aw1219 · at

    Thank you for mentioning this site. I have never heard of it before but I am always looking for alternatives and additional ways to earn at home. I will have to check it out.

    Eybo Ayon · at

    Ryan is Affilorama good course to make Money? How much is it?

Rajendra · at

why I can’t open mturk article

    aw1219 · at

    Hi Rajendra, try to reload the page because it should bring up the entire article and let me know if this works.

Alexis · at

I keep reloading the page and at times I can see some of it but it disappears (I believe under ads) as it loads.

    aw1219 · at

    Hi Alexis, I updated the page to see if this helps with all the tips for Mturk loaded here. Let em know if you still have trouble and I may have to disable some plugins so that the content will appear.

      Alexis · at

      Hi, I still can’t seem to access it. I see the big picture that says what it is then mostly ads until I get to the bottom that looks like it might be tags for it.

Debra D St Louis · at

I cannot find the tips fo MTURK I do a lot of task with them and would like to make more!

    aw1219 · at

    Hi Debra, I just did another update on this post to ensure that the content will display on the page correctly. Please tell me if you can see the content too. Thank you so much.

Debra D St Louis · at

I am sorry but still unable to see the tips only see the comments

Alexis · at

Still having the same issue as well. I haven’t started Mturk yet, I’m still feeling them out. I would love to see the tips to see if it seems to be something doable for me.

    aw1219 · at

    I am so sorry that you are still having trouble accessing this content. May I ask if you are using a mobile device? Just wanting to know what device you are using to access the site. I may have to mention these tips on my YouTube channel or try another technique. I am using my desktop and can see the entire content. Just let me know and I will see what else I can do for you. Thank you for visiting the site.

      Alexis · at

      It’s ok, I understand these things happen. Hopefully we get to it soon! 🙂 …I’m using a Lenovo Windows 10 comp, but I’m using Microsoft Edge as my browser. Maybe there’s a compatibility issue with that?

Sheryl Elkins · at

I can’t see the article either I am using a phone samsung.

Amanda · at

I’m also having no luck seeing the content for this entry. I’ve visited several other pages on workersonboard and I can see all of them (and love the content!), but continue to have trouble with this one. I even tried copying the page and pasting it into Word in hopes of being able to read the article, to no avail.

I’m on a PC, running Windows 10, using the Chrome browser.
…… I wrote that, I thought I’d check to see if I can access this blog entry on my (Android) phone. Same thing – as the page starts to load, I can see the content but once fully loaded, it disappears and leaves behind only comments and ads. If only I could read fast enough to get it all before the page finishes loading!!

    aw1219 · at

    Hi Amanda, can you see any other posts on this blog or is this the only one you can’t see.

San · at

Thanks for all your hard work.

    aw1219 · at

    You are very welcome. Thank you for checking out this post and taking the time to leave me a comment.

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