Friday, February 15, 2008

Amazon's Mechanical Turk part 2

More information on what Turking is all about.

There are a variety of HITs available ranging from deciding if two items match to taking surveys to writing reviews to market research. Granted the amount paid for most HITs is in the $.01 to $.05 range I have seen HITs out there for $15.00. Obviously those HITs require more time and thought. They also may require a qualification [more on qualifications later.] The most I have been paid for a HIT is $5.00 but I had to wait 30 days for the payment to be approved.
Some HIT developers want to know that their HITs are done by someone who is "qualified" so they develop a test or some other structure to weed out people they believe won't complete the HIT properly. These tests or agreements are called qualifications and can be setup in a variety of formats.

MTurking is an easy way to make some cash. Just don't expect a fortune.

Would you like to learn more about AMT? Let me know.

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