March 09, 2019

How to Become an Amazon Mechanical Turk and Make Money with Mturk

By Sona Mathews
Amazon Mechanical Turk, What is that?

Amazon Mechanical Turk

Amazon Mechanical Turk is a popular crowdsourcing marketplace. Turks complete the tasks simple tasks.

It is a place where brands and individuals outsource their work.

MTurks, or Mechanical Turks, earn rewards or money for each approved HIT and complete Human Intelligence Tasks (HITs).

Tasks may include transcribing audio or identifying a photograph.

In short, Amazon mechanical turk work for both;
  • Businesses to outsource their work.

  • Freelancers or individuals to make money working as Turks.
How to Become an Amazon Mechanical Turk: eAskme
How to Become an Amazon Mechanical Turk: eAskme

How to Become an Amazon Mechanical Turk and make money with mTurk.

  • Go to

  • Click on "Get started with Amazon Mechanical Turk" button.

  • A new page will open
How to Become an Amazon Mechanical Turk: eAskme

  • Click on "Create a Worker Account."

  • Sign in using your Amazon account. If you do not have one then sign up for Amazon account.

  • Fill the details at "Worker registration page", such as; Country, name, address etc.

  • Click on "next."

  • Now you have applied to become an "Amazon mechanical turk". Your application is under review.
Remember: It can take up-to 48 hours to get approval.

    How to Become an Amazon Mechanical Turk: eAskme

    • The search engine allows various searches based on such things as most recently posted HITs, the most time allowed, and reward amount.

    • Click on "View a HIT in this Group."  To view detail on a HIT. Complete a Qualification Test successfully to be qualified for of HITs.

    • Click on  "Accept HIT" button to accept the HIT.

    • There always a time limit to complete the HIT. You may do as many HITs as you want, in any order.

    • Complete the HIT and submit by clicking the "Submit HIT" button.

    • Wait for your HIT approval.

    • Once your HIT is approved, the reward will be posted to your Amazon MTurk account and will show on the MTurk Dashboard.

    • This account can either be transferred to a U.S account or converted to an Amazon gift certificate.

    How much I can earn from Amazon Mechanical Turk?

    Your earning depends upon the work you do and how much work you do with quality.

    You can earn between $0.01-$7.25/hour.

    The more hits you complete, the more chances you will have to find the high paying hits.

    Tips & Warnings

    • Regularly check to see what new HITs are available.

    • Return HITs that cannot be completed on time.
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