(April 30, 2014)
One of the most popular pages on this website is one where I explain step by step how employers from outside of the US can use Mechanical Turk.
NOTE: This article relates only to employers who want to spend money to hire other Mechanical Turkers to do gigs for them. The article does not relate to assistants who are looking to earn money on the Mechanical Turk while being based outside of the US.
Since I receive many contact requests via our Contact form or our Facebook page. I want to get the word out there via this blog post that we haven’t found a solution or a workaround for virtual assistants looking to use Mechanical Turk.
I actually did a trial study with my virtual assistant and ask him to try his best to get accepted on this platform. Essentially, it failed. Here is the Email my virtual assistant received from Mechanical Turk when he tried to open an account from Pakistan.
For all assistants looking for earning money possibilities on the internet, Mechanical Turk is not one of them if you’re not based on the US. At least not from the amount of information I have at my proposal right now. Until we have figured out a better solution, I’ll ask you to post follow up questions into the comments.
Comments for No Real Solution for Virtual Assistants From Outside Of the US Who Want To Earn Money Using Mechanical Turk
|May 14, 2014||What would help you most?
by: FrancisA visitor asked me to create an account for him and even proposed to pay me for it.
Do you need an account – specifically – on Mechanical Turk that badly…?
Even if you would tell me that you’d pay me for an account, I do not know a way to provide you one (yet). And if I did, that would be a trick that could only work so far until MT figures it out and you lose your open payments…
Tell you what – would you be interested in my team researching an alternative crowd sourcing platform for earning money that can be used worldwide?
I could make an article about that subject.
What other idea/support could we give you if you simply could not find a way to use MT for working online?
Please help us help you, and leave a comment with your suggestion below.