by An Anonymous worker from Mechanical Turk
(July 17, 2012)
I am motivated to work on this site by money, but more so by the ability to lessen the amount of money I spend on entertainment as a whole. I have a set monthly budget on my spending and at times it was not enough to do everything I wanted in that month.
This allows me to add in more money to that monthly amount so I can spend more, or in some months spend less from my normal check due to the extra funds.
There was a HIT on morality, it would ask you weird questions then ask if you thought it was right or wrong basically.
One HIT was very disturbing and had a story about a kid with a kitten. The kitten would walk across his lap and the kid got excited and started to rub the kitten on his crotch. The HIT then asked if this was morally wrong or not.
I have not stayed in touch with any requester, but I do recognize some names now and will gravitate towards their HITs. I find and I do enjoy working with groups I am familiar with.
Most lucrative HITs tend to be quick surveys, but I have made the most off of Google results. There was a HIT that had you Google a keyword then paste the most relevant search result. It was $0.10 but only took a few seconds and had thousands of hits listed for it.
I was able to make a few quick bucks in no time just taking more and more hits from that group. Surveys are very hit and miss, some take far more time than they lead you to believe in the description. I was stuck on one for almost an hour and got very little pay out for it.
Other than that anything requiring video seems to take longer than it should. I currently make about $1 an hour. I do a few hits back-to-back and then go away for a while.
The people who referred me to this site make about $6 an hour so I am pretty sure I am doing something wrong. I guess I didn’t know that was an option and I have no clue how to get into something like that.