Have you checked out Amazon Mechanical Turk yet? MTurk is one of my hobbies that I do on the side. It is a way of generating a little bit of extra spending money.
Never heard of Amazon Mechanical Turk? It is a way you can earn money from by doing work online for people who need help. There are all sorts of things you can do like transcription work, surveys, writing, proofreading and watching videos. You get paid for helping people out. I prefer to do surveys as they are quick and easy. I find transcription work a bit tedious but many people enjoy it.
Just so you know, MTurk is NOT going to make you rich. That isn’t what it’s about. But it is a great way for bringing in some extra cash when you need it. I do Mturk as a hobby. I think it is fun! Sometimes I make an extra 10 bucks tinkering on my computer.
MTurk is perfect for affiliate marketers who are just starting out. It’s something you can do in between getting your business established as it can help generate extra cash flow for expenses that may come up.
Read, How to Make Money With No Money for more information.
But back to my Book Review …
Side Hustle from Home
This ebook is a very quick and easy read. The author, Michal Kaab is very direct and to the point. The book is all about different strategies to make more money with mturk. Now just because it is a shorter book doesn’t mean it doesn’t cover a lot of information.
As someone who has done MTurk for a while, I was surprised at how much I didn’t know. I thought I was pretty well educated about “turking” but I have learned many new tips and tricks which have saved me a lot of time and effort.
In this book, Michael explains the basics which are helpful for a total newbie. So if you are just learning then this is perfect for you. The author explains the steps so it is easy to get started.
He recommends the best paying jobs as well as those to stay away from. Really it’s all about being efficient. Your time is valuable so you may as well get paid the most money for your effort. And one of the best ways to be efficient is by using Scripts.
I had heard about scripts on the forums and mturk blogs but was sort of confused. It wasn’t until I read this book that it became clear to me what they are. A script is an add-on to the firefox or Chrome toolbar that helps you be more productive with Amazon Mechanical Turk. And these scripts will help you make more money. You can get to see the best jobs that pay the most and pick those jobs before they get snatched up by another worker. Now it isn’t perfect. But it does give you an advantage a help you earn more money.
I also love that he gives readers a nice list of the best requesters that pay the best. And he has a list of the hits to avoid. I really wish I had this list when I was starting out. It would have saved me a lot of time.
If you are looking for a side hustle while you are growing your online business, you should check out this book today.