Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) is an Amazon Company, which a marketplace for work that requires human intelligence. It is a crowdsourcing workplace or talent hunt for individuals and businesses to outsource their processes and jobs. The Mechanical Turk service offers businesses access to various, on-demand, manpower and provides workers, a selection of thousands of tasks to complete whenever it’s convenient. Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) provides access to diverse, on demand workforce and provides to a distributed workforce who can perform these tasks virtually.
What type of work offered on Amazon Mechanical Turk?
There are thousands of available tasks in MTurk marketplace, it’s easy for you to select and find something that suits your skills, interests and also it may enhance your skills. Mechanical Turk offers various on demand work like Image/Video Processing, Data Verification and Clean-up, Information Gathering, Data Processing etc.
How to work with Amazon Mechanical Turk?
In order to work with Mechanical Turk, you must have Amazon account id and password to sign in and you have to create worker account in Amazon Mechanical Turk. We have provided all related links in the section below. The complete steps to create a worker account is as follows :
- Open MTurk Worker website (URL link is given below in the relative links section)
- Click the button “Get Started with Amazon Mechanical Turk”
- Click option “Create a worker account”
- Now Sign-in using your Amazon account details and password
- If you don’t have Amazon account then first create it using the given lin
- Once sign-in using amazon id, new screen for worker registration appears
- Fill the complete information about yourself in the form
- Your name, address, country, phone no etc
- Fill also how you come to know about MTurk, and reason for creating account
- Now click on create account
- Once submitted, Mechanical Turk will review your account
Mechanical Turk normally takes 24-48 hours to review your account. Once approved you can select the task or HIT (Human Intelligence Task) you interested and complete it in the given time period. It also mentions the reward or money to be paid after completing the HIT or task. The HIT are usually easy and of small duration from 1 day to 7 days. You can check the DASHBOARD tab to overview or the summary of your HIT completion status, Bonus awards, money balance etc. You can also transfer payment to your accounts by the given options.