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  1. jekisaw

    jekisaw Member

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    Hello,

    my name is Jessica
    Just signed up ... have to wait 48 hours for Amazon to review my account. I'm hoping to bring in a bit of extra cash to help pay my car payment.... and maybe a little spending $$....
     
  2. Flora

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    Welcome! Glad you joined!

    It will definitely help you pay your bills!
     
  3. Steve028

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    I just started too. Is there anything important I should know about turking?
     
  4. Flora

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    Welcome!

    First thing you should do is install Turkopticon. It's a tool for us workers to evaluate HITS to see whether they are safe to do and to avoid the bad ones so you don't get rejections which can hurt your account.

    https://turkopticon.ucsd.edu/
     
  5. Foucault

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    Welcome! Having joined relatively recently, I know it can all be a little overwhelming! There are a lot of scripts, etc., to help you work more efficiently. Personally, however, I found it best not to try to take it all on board at once. Also, while you'll read about people who are making a lot of money on MTurk (and it is possible), it's pretty unrealistic to expect to be doing that from day one. With MTurk, I think it's fair to say that the more you do, the more you're able to do. In other words, the more experience you gain, the more HITS you'll find that you're qualified to do. Actually, this is one reason that people do "penny hits" - those Hits that are very quick and easy, but pay very little. They help build up your numbers of approved Hits, which help gain you access to perhaps more lucrative Hits.

    Flora is absolutely right that Turkopticon is probably the most important script to install, for the reasons she gave above.

    Also, jump right in to the "Can't Find Wonderful Hits?" daily threads in the "Great HITS" forum here. People post great Hits to do all the time, and you can get a lot of help there from experienced users. It's also a virtual "water cooler" - don't be put off by the chit-chat. It helps keep us all sane(ish).

    I find it useful to set a daily "projected earnings" target. It helps keep you focused. Others set weekly targets, or other goals.

    Good luck, and I hope you find MTurk lucrative!
     
  6. DelilahMused

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    I'm new here, too. I can't post my own thread so I hope you don't mind if I just say hello here. My name is Cindie & I've dabbled with mturk a few times in the past but figured as long as I'm registered there I should put forth the effort to make money. I'm home all day so it's not like I don't have the time. Chickens are pretty much my life as I have an egg farm. They don't need much from me except to gather & clean eggs daily and clean their coop once a week.

    Cindie
     
  7. Foucault

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    Hi Cindie - welcome aboard! MTurk is a great way to fill in between other things. How many chickens do you have on the farm?
     
  8. DelilahMused

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    Right now about 30. Have babies coming this week though!

    Cindie
     
  9. Foucault

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    Sounds like fun!
     
  10. Rancid Crabtree

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    Hello all, I just started too. Did my first few HITs ... so far so good but wondering how to find more substantial better paying HITs or do you have to work up to that? Thanks everyone :)
     
  11. jekisaw

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    IS there a safari download for https://turkopticon.ucsd.edu/ ? It's hard to believe I will make any money since I have have been working at this for 2 hours and have made $0.77 but I'll keep plugging at it :)

    so far .... my first day


    HITs You Have Submitted Value Rate
    HITs Submitted 36 —
    ... Approved 15 100.0%
    ... Rejected 0 0.0%
    ... Pending 21 —
     
  12. flaminghoneypie

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    Welcome!!! :) I'm new too. Good luck!
     
  13. Foucault

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    I think everyone wonders that at first. I know I did! As I mentioned above, the more experience you gain, the more access you get to better-paying hits. It can be slow and somewhat discouraging at first, but keep at it.
     
  14. Foucault

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    Welcome! As far as I know, the really useful scripts are only available on Chrome and Firefox. You may also find that those browsers are the best ones to use for doing hits, so it may be best to bite the bullet and start using one of those.

    Keep plugging away - it'll get easier!
     
  15. jekisaw

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    I just finished with my 100th hit... I can only do this for a couple hours a day .... I have about 2 bucks in my pay account... I really hope things pick up.... and I'm guessing they will because that is what people are saying... :)
     
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    Yeah the longer you do this the better the pay becomes. Just in general when you first start out your pay will not be good for a combination of reason one you don't have the quals to do a lot of hits and the hits you do access to tend to not pay as much. The second is you are new to turk so don't know all the ins and outs of how to make money yet.

    The first is fixed by just time and work. I think of early days of joining mturk as pledging a frat it sucks and its horrible but you do it for the benefits you get at the end. The second is fixed by asking questions and just gaining more experience.

    I'd definitely recommend checking out the daily hit thread here is the one for today http://mturkforum.com/showthread.php?33300-Can-t-Find-Wonderful-Hits-5-28-That-s-So-Thursday!/page16 since that is where most people hang out and its the best place to ask questions. Also recommend you get an avatar the more recognizable you are the more inclined people are to help.
     
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    Welcom! (this reply is my first post on the forum (woohoo!))

    I'm learning the ins and outs of the system. I started out dissapointed with the payouts for the hits that are available to me, but I've learned that as you complete hits, you get access to more high paying gigs. I can't wait for that to happen for me :)

    Good luck!
     
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    Hi, I am fairly new and still trying to navigate myself around here. I just want to thank you and Flora for the input you gave. It is right-on. Thank you, thank you.
     
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    Good afternoon everyone. My name is Marvin and quite interested in making this work. Any help is most wanted and glad to be hearing from you all.
     
  20. uknumba1

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    Hey, welcome!
    This is a good place to start after you get a few hits under your belt.
    http://mturkforum.com/showthread.php?15157-How-To-Scripts-for-Newbies

    This is where you can ask any questions you have. You can PM me as well if need anything.
    http://mturkforum.com/showthread.php?6661-Answers-for-All-of-Your-New-User-Questions
     
  21. dxkane

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    thanks so much for the info. will look into it. and will ask any questions that come to mind
     
  22. Pontiac

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    You're going to need to do better than that if you want people to look at your spam.
     
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  23. janoc

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    Hello guys!! Im new here.. I just want to say hello to all the members here. Hope i will learn many things from you. I am new also in mturk hits and still coping on how to start with it.
     
  24. izshadow

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    Chicken lover here to! Right now we have our coop set up on the farm where we board our horses. Cant wait to have or own property and have them in our own backyard. I do believe we will have some house chickens. Or at least thats what the boyfriend keeps hinting at. LoL
     
  25. janoc

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    Hello guys my registration in amazon turk was denied. I dont know why? What could be reason of being denied to work..pls answer me..i really want to there..
     
  26. ziogio

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    Welcome Jessica, I'm new too! Hope we'll learn something cool! :)
     
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