I know a lot of you regularly use mTurk for extra cash. It’s a great website that I’ve also used myself many times in the past. If you aren’t familiar with mTurk, it’s a short-task work platform powered by Amazon. I like it because it’s possible to get paid daily. For more information, you can read my review of mTurk here.
Amazon Mturk is one of the most popular short task sites online. It’s flexible, there’s lots of easy work, you can get paid daily, and signing up is a piece of cake. Most people would agree that you’re not going to break the bank doing work on Mturk, but it’s one of the best “back-up eggs” online for freelancers — one of those things that’s good to have access to when you really need it!
A lot of people use Amazon Mturk to make some extra cash here and there, and some people are actually able to earn a little more than just extra cash. If you aren’t familiar with Amazon Mturk, you should probably read this post first to understand how it works. Basically, it is a short task platform powered by Amazon where you can sign up and pick and choose different little tasks to do — everything from surveys to transcription. There are all kinds of things to do there!
CrowdSource is a company that recently bought out Cloud Crowd (do you remember that one?). This company hires home-based workers to do short tasks as well as writing and editing jobs. Some of you may already be familiar with CrowdSource thanks to the many different tasks they post at Amazon Mturk. I know I’ve seen them and done a few on there myself. The work you do for CrowdSource is through the Amazon Mturk platform as of now. However, I read on their blog that they are working on something that will allow you to do work for CrowdSource
You may already be familiar with the term “microjob,” but if you’re not, it’s basically just a small, one-time job you complete for an amount of money that varies. Some microjobs pay well but many pay very, very little. A lot of people who work from home enjoy doing microjobs here and there for different apps, websites, and companies because it usually means a lot of flexibility and no commitment.
Examples of Microjobs
Microjobs can be absolutely anything. It could be something you do from
Last Updated: Saturday, January 30, 2016Amazon MTurk (if you’re not already aware) is a short task site. You sign up as a worker and then browse through all the different little tasks there are to do, which might range from writing to data entry and everything in between. I often direct people who are looking […]
Clickworker is a company based out of Germany that will pay you to work from home doing short tasks. This is non-phone, and all you need to complete the work is your computer and internet connection. Clickworker appears to be pretty similar to Amazon MTurk and other sites where you log on at your leisure and complete short tasks for pay. I’ve seen a lot of discussion about this site lately.
Do you like earning extra cash for doing easy things? I definitely do. I started using mTurk several years ago and logged on regulary just to get some Amazon money built up because the work is, for the most part, so easy. A lot of it doesn’t pay well, but you’ll occasionally come across a few gems that do in there. It’s certainly worth signing up to see what’s available from time to time to earn a little extra.
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 28, 2014Amazon mTurk (Amazon Mechanical Turk) is a site where you can sign up as a worker and earn money for doing short little odd jobs. The things offered there vary greatly — you might be doing data entry, search engine evaluation, and even writing work. I’ve personally done all three […]
Microworkers is a short task site. You get paid for each “task” you complete. Some things you might do on Microworkers are “like” various Facebook pages, post things on forums, follow people on Twitter, and so on. It’s pretty easy stuff. The pay is per task. Easier things pay less, and harder things pay more. For most people, the work here amounts to just extra cash.