by A Turker from India
(July 17, 2012)
Mechanical Turk has been a blessing for me since one year. I am an Indian from Kerala state. An institution of my state was providing guidance for working. I was not having money for joining the course.
I borrowed the amount from my friend and joined for Amazon. I was not sure whether this is going to work. I just trusted in God. The first few days I was very sad that I did not receive any HIT.
Later I started working for each and every work. I was surprised by the change. I started up doing a 1 cent job. There were many other jobs but I was not sure whether I would be able to complete those.
Then I started working an essay and many more. Within 3 weeks I was able to earn a 70 dollar. I was happy.
70 dollar was a good amount in Indian rupees.
I was able to repay the whole amount which I borrowed.
When my first cheque came I was shouting with great joy. I thanked my God for his blessings. I used to wake up early and sleep late. My brother also helped me at my work. The surprise I had was when I played a game and won 5 dollars.
I could not imagine I got money for playing a game. The best HITs I love to do are surveys and games. I am among the one who takes surveys seriously. The more money I got the more I was interested in working.
But now a day I do not get any work. My earnings have reduced to a great extent. I am not able to understand the reason. I do not keep any relation with the requestors. Normally I work for at least 2 hours, but previously I used to work at least for 5 hours.
I am happy that I earn my pocket money or even more sometimes. I always wanted to thank the founder of Amazon. You have helped me a lot when I was in need of money.
Comments for Mechanical Turk Helps Me to Earn My Pocket Money
|Jun 29, 2014||Happy times
That sounds great. Never heard about anything like this kind of story from HIT workers.. You sure did made extreme efforts to reach that level.
Hardwork truly pays off, right? I’ll give you my two cents; channel your talent into a stable and fulfilling job. 😉
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