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Get HIT: Make Money by Doing Simple Tasks

Does the title of this post sound like a scam? Don't worry. I just would like to introduce you to a site that I stumbled upon this morning. It made me wish that I had learned of this site much earlier.

Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) is the site to go to when you want to earn by doing simple tasks. Yup, MTurk is a subsidiary of Amazon.com so I'm confident that it's not a scam. No job application is needed. Just view the available jobs, click on the task that you think you can do and start working. You will get paid for performing Human Intelligence Tasks (HITs) -- these are tasks that are impossible for computers to do, but are really simple for humans to perform. Finding contact numbers of companies, commenting and voting on articles, rewriting sentences in your own words are but few of the examples of HITs available at MTurk. Most tasks, if not all, are easy. You decide when to work and how much work you want to do.

However, there's some bad news for those who live outside the U.S. When it comes to the payment options, you only have a choice between U.S. bank transfer and Amazon.com gift certificate. Unless you have a U.S. bank account, you definitely can't choose the first option, which means you cannot receive your earnings in cash. However, when you choose the second option, your earnings will be credited to your Amazon.com account and you can use this to purchase items from Amazon.com. It's not a bad idea especially if there is something that you want to purchase from Amazon. They have cool gadgets there...

For more information and to create an MTurk account, click HERE.

P.S. Signing up for an account is absolutely free!


  1. This sounds pretty interesting, I may have to look into it...


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  3. I'll be checking this out - thank you for the idea!