How to make lots of money on Mturk

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  1. Lowlife That's Mr. Asshole Contributor

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    There used to be a thread here with tips on how to make $100 a day. It seems to have gone missing in the months that I left so I am starting a new one.

    Learn the basics by reading the help section. Learn what a PandA is and how to use it. Learn how to use scripts to help you find HITs.

    In my opinion one of the biggest keys to making "big" money is time management. If you aren't working on HITs you aren't making money.

    Learn how to do batches. Learn how to write scripts to maximize your earnings on the batches you do.

    Lets get a list going so we can point people here.

    Some reading material to get you started.

    Your First 1000 HITs

    The "PandA" trick & more!

    Movin up on mturk by DCI

    List of mTurk Scripts
     
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  2. Hamar Veteran Member Member

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    Even if you are going to concentrate on surveys, find a batch at the start of the day and switch to it in between survey, always be making money even if it is pennies. This also helps to keep you from wandering to something else like Facebook or video games.
     
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  3. zingy RebΦrn Contributor

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    Here's what I do to hit $100 in a day without the use of closed qualifications or dedicated work:

    -Always keep busy (Keep working, don't become distracted by youtube/life stuff/whatever)

    -Extract the most amount of money you can in every situation (if a good hit pops up and your queue is full of penny hits, RETURN ALL THOSE PENNY HITS and focus on the higher paying hit for example)

    -Use every tool that's available to you, that includes the forum. There are 200+ people on the forum, they can do some of the work for you by posting hits that are worth your time. Do these hits if you haven't found them while you were busy working on your queue or searching for other hits)

    -Set a certain time and stick to it. The earlier the better. For example if you wake up at around 5 AM EST, go through the entire Reward Most first filter and do every single hit that you believe is worth your time. I usually go down to the .50 section. This is an easy $10+ or more a day

    -No distractions, srsly. I think a lot of people here just turk, then go on Youtube or look at facebook. Stop that. Turk and keep your attention on turk for the hours you set.
     
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  4. Lowlife That's Mr. Asshole Contributor

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    Like any job this one has skills that need to be "mastered". You don't walk into a sells job and become top sells man the first week. You don't walk into a job with no skills and become the top dog. It takes time to develop the skills needed.

    It may take you 6 months or years to get where you want/need to be. Every day people ask how do you make so much money. It takes time and dedication to get to that "level". Don't get down on yourself.
     
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  5. TowerCityValkyrie Valkyrie of Lake Erie Contributor

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    I think while some of the practical aspects of making a lot of money have been covered, I'll touch on just 3 of the more mental aspects for now, I'm sure I will find more as time goes on.

    1. Having the right frame of mind is key. Being negative and down on yourself about your ability to make any money isn't going to help. It'll just lead to self-sabotage and hamper your efforts!

    2. Quit comparing yourself to others. Comparing your earnings/efforts is futile and won't even help in the short or long run. Focus on doing YOUR best and improve on what you need to, and it will be alright.

    3. Know what and why you're turking. Whether it's a one time monetary goal, to provide a full time/part time income, or just to have fun with what you make and do, knowing WHAT and WHY provides that light at the end of the turking tunnel.
     
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  6. Yuk Contributor

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    I think the problem a lot of newer turkers are facing is the fact that they have this hidden expectation to just log onto mturk and end the day with $100 or more after not doing anything more than 100 Zings or so. There is some really good advice so far in this thread but what it really comes down to is finding your own way and sticking to it. Everything on this forum is like a skeleton - you must provide your own meat and muscle to build up your body of earnings, so to speak.

    Also, as what was mentioned before getting distracted is huge. Even the couple of minutes you spend looking at the forum or GIFs adds up and is huge, as cliche as it sounds it is a big deal. Even me typing this post is costing me potential money. I don't think most people realize how big it is to get their time eaten up by small distractions throughout the day.

    It takes discipline and a hardened mind to make $100+ a day without a $30/hr closed qual. A difficult fact that some may have to face is simply that they're not cut out for that kind of life.
     
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  7. Lowlife That's Mr. Asshole Contributor

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    Something else I see. People get used to a "regular" requester. In the turk game you never know when a requester will disappear. Always be looking for something new. If you get complacent one day that requester will disappear, or you lose a qual for no reason (or a reason), etc.
     
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  8. Yuk Contributor

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    :bump2:

    For useful information/motivation that people may see after great earnings posting recently thanks to our good friends at ocmp/other things.
     
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  9. forty2 witty saying Contributor

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    I really, really like this analogy. Very nice.
     
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  10. Restrepo New Member Member

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    Hello Fellow Turkers. I am about a month old to Mturk and I love this! I just want to say a quick hello and Thank You so much, everyone, for sharing all of your valuable information to help newbies like me to finding all the earning potential Turking has to offer. I look forward to being able to share my tips and knowledge to making $100/day with others in my future. Thanks again!

    Restrepo
     
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  11. limcid Established Member Member

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    • Get enough sleep.
    • Pay attention to what you eat and understand what it is doing to your metabolism, concentration, and mood. It's very easy to ruin an entire day of work by eating the wrong thing for breakfast. The "traditional" breakfast (mostly salt, sugar, fats, and caffeine) is the worst.
     
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  12. Slim_Pikinz Member Member

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    WRONG THREAD :/
     
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  13. Husslemoney New Member Member

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    All of this is great advice. And, I am going to use all of it. My question is: How many hours are you available to turk? How many hours do you spend at your desk being productive and all that?
     
  14. LucidFeverDream New Member Member

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    I don't have any expectations about hitting $100 a day. But $20 would be super nice.
     
  15. CMB New Member Member

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    $100 a day for Mturk is very ambitious. Most individuals won't make that type of money unless they're really good with the transcribing files or you come across a really good hit that is paying a decent amount of money. Also, in order to get those hits you will need to be fast! Other turkers are looking for those very same hits! It is important to keep in mind about how much money you're actually making vs a real time wage. If you're doing those penny hits or even twelve cent hits, you need to make sure that it is worth your time.

    Personally, I don't do certain hits that pay a certain amount. I tend to do about two to three hits a day and I usually reach my goal. I'm selective with the type of hits that I do. It is also important to note that you need to have a certain percentage and amount of hits to start doing some of the better paying ones! Plus an extra bonus on the cake is having the ultimate qualification which is the Master Qualification!
     
  16. jayjay MTG Elite Contributor

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    What has really helped me is hit monitors, hitscraper, and turkmaster. They all serve a certain purpose for me.
    I have a ton of favorite requesters (batches, surveys) that I make alerts for.
    One of my favorites is muhammad s. who does the pinterest hits.
    I would use the forums to help me find good requesters with batches as well....then put it on the alerts.
    I've been turking for a month and a half. I went from $10 a day to $20 and today, I reached $50.
    Still learning.
     
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  17. Mac Jones New Member Member

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    This is a very motivating post! Thank you for posting it. I personally use Earn Honey . You can also try it ...
     
  18. limcid Established Member Member

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    You know, it's easy to forget some things. A lot of good info is in this thread that, I guess, leaked out of one of my ears. I will read through this thread every day until I'm actually doing everything in it. It all makes so much sense, and then life's distractions come around and it slips away.
     
  19. Klitch Active Member Member

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    If there is really NOTHING better to do, are the terrible, $2/hr HITs really worth doing?
    Or should I count my losses and go for a walk, only to come back and find a huge batch dropped the minute I left xD
     
  20. limcid Established Member Member

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    Always Be Turking for a set period of time. So I wouldn't go for a walk unless it was the scheduled time to go for a walk. It's also good to have other income sources in place for slow periods on MTurk. I'll pop over to Prolific Academic to see if anything is listed, I might try a few internet searches for Qmee pennies, etc.
     

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