Goal: $20 a day. How many hours a day will this take me?

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  1. Pewb

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    Whats up guys im a new turker here and wanted to give an out line of my goal and how I want to achieve it. Im really going for $20 a day and I want to go after it hard. I plan on doing hits every day until I hit my $20 mark but realistically how many hours am I looking at as a new turker?

    Ive been going for 4 days now and have hit the cap on 3 of the days and plan on hitting it every day until im free of it. This past day if all my hits get approved I will have hit the $10 in a day mark, which I think is pretty good for less than a hundred hits done (capped me at 95) and only my 4th day. But that leads me to my next question, what are the chances all my hits get approved?

    I have done a shit ton of Tagasauris hits but none of them have been approved yet and its been 4 days since my first one I did for them. Is this normal?

    Ive also done a lot of ProductRnR hits but same thing, none have been approved yet. I know it takes a few days but its pretty nerve racking as a newbie cause im not sure theyll get approved.

    I did a few 411Richmond hits today before I hit my cap and they seem like theyre definitely worthwhile.

    Ive also done a few surveys and some other hits that seem pretty productive. I feel as if I can hit $20 in 2 - 3 hours once im free of the cap but is that just wishful thinking?

    Are these requesters quality or a i wasting my time? Anyone have any good strategies on getting to the $20 a day mark? Ive noticed many people say how much they make but nobody ever says how many hours it took them which is kinda scary.
     
  2. twirdman

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    For rejections as far as I'm aware Tag does not reject and I know for a fact ProductRnR doesn't reject. I suggest you get https://turkopticon.ucsd.edu/ so you know which requesters to work for and which to avoid.

    As for 20 a day it really depends on what your doing and how lucky you are. I've had days where I hit 20 in less then half an hour and I've had days where nothing is posting so I have nothing to work on and make almost nothing.
     
  3. Pewb

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    Thanks for the reply =) I actually have Opticon already its pretty invaluable. Should I change my goal then from $20 a day to $140 a week? Is that still easy if i plan on going 3 hours a day minimum? I know ive only been on for 4 days so i probably know nothing (jon snow) but there always seems to be more to do which is crazy frustrating when im capped at 90ish. I know I can knock out 500 of the .04 cent hits in 2 -3 hours, probably less, if it comes to that.
     
  4. twirdman

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    That's a complicated question. I definitely prefer weekly to daily goals as things are smoothed out more, but in general I'm not too big a fan of goals like that. The problem with daily goals is some days you struggle to make them and it takes a lot of work and you risk burning out because you start feeling like you are working for peanuts. Weekly goals you often time end up making the goal early in the week and it saps you of motivation to work later in the week since you've already hit your goal.

    For a 20 dollar a day goal it isn't too bad as you figured that isn't too difficult to make most days so far less risk of burn out, but even still I'd probably suggest a weekly goal or at least not counting weekends which tend to be rather less good turking wise.

    20 dollars with 3 hours minimum is easily achievable especially depending on what hours you plan on turking. It will also get much easier the longer you've been here and the more quals and numbers you've amassed. You're on a good track having maxed out or nearly maxed out so far I'd try to keep that up during probation. After probation the max jumps to 3800 so you are far less likely to max for the day then.

    As for what hits to do the 411 are good to get your numbers up so you can work on better hits in the future as are tagasaurus and RnR. If you don't already have it I suggest getting Tjololos script for RnR. With practice you should be able to make 15+ an hour on the 7 cent adult RnR if you don't mind looking at nudity and occasional gore. There are some pretty bad things there both sexually and in terms of gore, like bestiality or severed heads and more, but if that doesn't bother you they can be pretty lucrative.
     
  5. Pewb

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    Thanks for the tip on that script im definitely going to check it out as I dont mind looking at weird gruesome stuff!
     
  6. twirdman

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    No problem. It might have changed my qual score now prevents me from doing them and has for the past few months but if I remember right the 7 cent adult hits post at 7 PM EST every day and once you get good at those you should be able to make your 20 dollar a day goal on those along.

    If you have any other questions just ask.
     
  7. finalstud

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    I only have 750 hits and it takes me about 2 - 6 hours to make $20.

    *I have been grinding on MSRNE researcher [t-tinhua] Storyteller for Photos (Pick Photo Sequence and Tell! 1435886440) ($0.25 a hit)
     
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  8. ZephCMB

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    I have been with Mturk since 2009. Unless you have a really good hit that pays twenty dollars or more and are lucky to stumble upon that hit, it will take between 2-6 hours to make that much. Also, it depends on what your overall percentage is and how much hits you have completed. You need to make sure that you're doing quality work and also doing the hits that are good for your time. There are some hits that I will do and some that I won't do. Finally, the money is with transcribe videos. If you're good at transcribing material and have the patience, then you could seriously make some good money turking. Best of luck!
     
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    Truth.

    It can become frustrating, but when you start looking back at your $60 dollar days, and so on. When you start filling up your bank account every few days. Those are good motivators.
     

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