I have joined mturk recently, and have submitted 214 HITS. But I have a few questions.
1. I got 116 HITS approved but the status says "Approved - Pending payment" and my account earnings are $4.38. How is this possible that the requester has not yet paid me but that amount is already added to my account earnings?
2. What if I do not get the payment from a particular requester? How long does it normally take?
3. I knew I could do certain hits very well, so I requested the requester for qualification. But nothing, no approvals. How do I get those qualifications? What is the eligibility for qualifications like 'Preferred worker', 'Article writer', 'qualified sentence writer', 'english resource writing' etc. These qualifications do not have a test, but when will I get approved for them?
4. I am from India and want to know if Indians really get the payment on time or they don't send the cheque at all!! I need to know this because, I am planning to work half a day on mturk.
But with issues like not getting qualification approvals or not getting paid while my task is approved is something to worry about.
All your help will be highly appreciated.