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    Default Goal: $100 a week

    Long story short: I just got my account approved two days ago after some trouble getting things going, but I'm on now.

    Currently I'm employed by my college as a campus security officer, but we're technically classified as "interns", not employees, so we're very limited in hours and pay. During summer we can work a little more, so I'm currently pulling in around $800/month. While that definitely covers the basics (food, credit card bills, etc) I don't have much for spending money. And unfortunately, I got suckered into the very expensive hobby of bicycles. The race I'm going to in August is $120 just for registration.

    So, how realistic is $100/week for someone just starting out with minimal hits? The good news is that between my patrols I can stay at my computer and work on MTurk during my shift (8pm to 7am because I hate myself). Any tips? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiloh253 View Post
    Long story short: I just got my account approved two days ago after some trouble getting things going, but I'm on now.

    Currently I'm employed by my college as a campus security officer, but we're technically classified as "interns", not employees, so we're very limited in hours and pay. During summer we can work a little more, so I'm currently pulling in around $800/month. While that definitely covers the basics (food, credit card bills, etc) I don't have much for spending money. And unfortunately, I got suckered into the very expensive hobby of bicycles. The race I'm going to in August is $120 just for registration.

    So, how realistic is $100/week for someone just starting out with minimal hits? The good news is that between my patrols I can stay at my computer and work on MTurk during my shift (8pm to 7am because I hate myself). Any tips? Thanks!
    100 a week is pretty simple to reach. Unfortunately the time you can turk isn't actually the best turking time. You can make money during 8 PM to 7 AM but not as much as if you were able to work other times. Is that the only time you'll be able to devote to turk or can you turk at any other time?

    Also question is how quickly do you want to make 100 a week? For the first 10 days it is going to be hard since you are limited to 100 hits a day I suggest doing some surveys to make money and then filling in the rest of the day with quick numbers hits stuff like mylikes or 411 richmond. You want to if possible try and max out or get as close to possible as maxing out every day during the first 10 days so you are as close to 1k hits when it comes off as possible since 1k hits unlock some better paying work.

    After that 10 days your limit jumps up to 3800 hits per day and ceases really being a problem in all but the most extreme cases. I'd still recommend building up numbers and doing the occasional survey. You want to try and get 5k and 10k as quickly as possible while still making sure you are only working for good requesters definitely get Turkopticon.

    You should be able to get up to 100 a week with a few weeks in if you spend time on it and try and learn everything you can.

    For here I recommend you get yourself an avatar, better people know you and recognize the easier everything goes, and introduce yourself over at the daily hit thread todays can be found at http://mturkforum.com/showthread.php...78#post1270778 . That is where most people hang out so is the best place to get any question you might have answered, find hits, and just socialize.

    Good luck and hope you do well.
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    Thanks very much!

    And 2000-0700 isn't the only time, I only work three days a week so I'd be able to devote other days as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiloh253 View Post
    Thanks very much!

    And 2000-0700 isn't the only time, I only work three days a week so I'd be able to devote other days as well.
    Oh yeah you should be fine then. General advice weekends on mturk tend to be worse then weekdays and holidays tend to be really bad. Also best times to turk are about 7AM-10AM and probably 3PM-8PM something like that times may be slightly off all times are in EST.

    Oh also mturk is very variable so while those are "normally" what are best in my opinion you will often have an exceedingly good weekend day or even an exceedingly good holiday. Also goods hits could be posted any time in the day.

    If you can devote a decent amount of time both turking and learning how to turk you should be easily able to earn your goal and significantly more if you want. I mean some people earn a good amount of money turking easily several hundreds of dollars a week even while having another job.
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    So in general, what are some good tips for someone just starting out, like two days in? I've been doing a lot of smaller hits ranging from .05-.20 just to get my stats up, here's what I'm looking at so far:



    I know I could be doing a lot more, but work's been kinda nuts the past few nights so I end up stopping pretty quick. Hoping to do a lot more tomorrow, and even more come monday!

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    that great! thank for your sharing )

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