How to use Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (mturk) efficiently for big money

One of my favorite ways to make fast cash online is with’s Mechanical Turk, also known as Mturk. This site is a reliable service by where you complete surveys and other tasks for various pay. This is one of the most popular sites on the web and is where I make a significant amount of money. There are a ton of ways to actually enjoy making money on this site and I highly suggest you check it out right now.

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My average monthly income is about $300 depending on the amount of effort that I put into it. My goal is to do about $8-$12 per day which gives me about $300 per month. Here’s a screenshot to prove my latest 10 day earnings. Please note that this does not include any pending earnings (which would bring this total over $100.00).

Here are some nice tips for you as you begin play around with mTurk.

  1. Browse the mTurk subreddit on to get an idea about what to expect as a beginning Turker. Here are some entry level tips:
    1. You’ll have to sign up for Amazon payments to receive payments.
    2. Wait 10 days after Turking before you cash out.
  2. For HIGH PAYING hits, make sure to check out which is a user-generated list of the best mTurk hits available right now that is updated literally by the second.
  3. Install the TurkOpticon Firefox/Chrome/Safari browser add-on so you can see which requesters are worth Turking for on the site. It will add a small arrow next to the name of the requester and you can see their user-generated rating from TO users just like you.
  4. Trust me, spend some time browsing r/hwtf and you’ll gain $8-$15 a day depending on how much effort you want to put into it.

Any earned income over $500 in a year has to be claimed on your taxes and you will get a tax form at the end of the year. It uses Amazon Payments so you’re basically earning cold hard cash that you can immediately withdraw.


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