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1st week on Mturk

I just finished my 1st week on mturk I spent about 2-3 hours a day on and off. I work a normal 9-5 job full time. So in between work tasks and watching TV once im home I just chill with the laptop and do some HITS. I am currently not using any scripts. I just started reading about MTURK suite. I have downloaded it but I haven’t done any research on how to use it properly.


18 thoughts on “1st week on Mturk

  1. As someone fairly new myself, how are you just spending 2-3 hours and completing that many? I’m finding there aren’t even enough quality tasks

    1. Batches. There are requesters who drop huge amounts of hits at a time that pay well. It’s just a matter of figuring out who they are and learning the time they usually post.

    2. Most of my first week I was able to find “Computer Vision Turk” batches @ .2 which take about 10-20 seconds to complete. That has been my biggest money maker. Other than that I normally do surveys. I started doing the small receipt data entry and quickly stopped that.

    3. You’ll find better hits at certain times of the day. For me, the middle of the day is when I get the most luck finding hits. It helps once you find certain hits you like and can get done quickly.

    1. Yep, I had my application rejected too a week ago and I feel like they won’t accept me for at least a year from now … Gonna do some other things to generate some beeeer money until then

      1. I applied a few months ago and was rejected, was super bummed out about it. I re-applied again Sunday and they sent me an acceptance email today.

        I would give it a little while and try again!

        1. That’s good news ! But how do you re-apply ? I already created my account even though I have been rejected, do you I need to delete it or ?

  2. Hey, I also work a part-time job and would really love to know how Mturk even works. Do you mind giving me an overview plz?

  3. I highly recommend you look into the available scripts to help & protect yourself. TurkOpticon / TurkerView to ensure you’re working with trustworthy requesters and MTurkSuite for their HIT Finder / HIT Catcher.

    You’re doing excellent but I promise it will make your life easier. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions setting them up, but it’s fairly straightforward.

    1. Hahahah, I mean for fuxk around $ I guess it ain’t bad. Was a sad day when I shut down my etherium mining that passive $ was nice while it lasted. I am working on a few certs at my current job. Once I get them I might jump on appen and see what happens.

    1. I just applied online and got approved within 24 hours. I know someone have had issues getting approved though. Not sure if it helped I have had an amazon account and prime account for as long as I can remember.

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