If you’ve come across the phrase “Amazon Mechanical Turk” (or MTurk), you may be asking yourself what the heck it is. I know I did the first time I saw it. It’s actually very cool, and a simple way to make some extra cash online.



Basically, Amazon Mechanical Turk is a website where you can complete short tasks (also known at HITs or Human Intelligence Tasks) in exchange for money.  These HITs cover a wide range of topics including, but certainly not limited to, doing Google searches, photo labeling, tagging or flagging,  completing surveys, translating words, or transcribing audio.

 Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) doesn’t have any country limitations, so anyone from anywhere in the world can apply to do this type of work.  Further, there isn’t any minimum age limitation. However, you should know that there aren’t a lot of HITs available for those under the age of 18.  There are also some HIT restrictions for certain countries, mainly India and China, but those restrictions are always outlined in the HIT description.

All you need to sign up to be an Amazon Mechanical Turk worker is an e-mail address, and a bank account (optional).  If you already have any kind of Amazon account then your logins should work without needing to create a separate account.

What’s cool is there truly is no limit to how much you can make with Amazon Mechanical Turk. There are two different ways you can get paid. You can convert your earnings to be used for an Amazon gift card. If you’d rather just get the cash, you can request your funds be sent to your bank account within 24 hours of initiating the withdrawal.

So, you may be wondering if I personally work with Mechanical Turk.

I don’t.

Not because it’s not a cool way to make some money online from a very reputable organization — it’s because for my time & energy I’ve found a much faster way to make money online. It also involves Amazon, but it’s not Mechanical Turk. It does have similarities, however — you can get going immediately and make money right away if you can follow some simple directions.

If you’d like to learn more about this new method of earning online income, just click here.


To Your Success!

Diane Zidek


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