Stressful, time sensitive, and grossly underpaid
Crowdsource Microcontractor (Former Employee) – Simpsonville, SC – July 12, 2018
Amazon MTurk is a platform for individuals, corporation, and organizations to microcontract workers to complete a task. The tasks can range anywhere from audio transcribing to completing psychological surveys.
Payments rates vary from working for free to as high as $1 a minute. The problem though, is that high paying tasks are extremely few and far between. Most tasks pay less than 10 cents a minute. Tasks are also limited in number so workers compete against each other in order to claim their tasks before they run out. Many tasks are also very unethical, having users write positive reviews for services and websites on popular rating platforms, inflating website traffic, google search terms, etc.
However, it is a very low commitment way to earn a little extra cash when you want to buy something.
Make your own schedule
Low pay, repetitive work, stressful work environment if you want to maximize profit