Data entry for event database

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  1. mbesto

    mbesto New Member

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    Hi,

    I'm new to Mechanical Turk and am trying to assess the best way to pay workers good money to complete my tasks in a reasonable amount of time. The tasks involves going to a website, grabbing some data from that website and filling in a form. There are 28 fields required.

    Ignore the current timeframe and amount. I reckon they take no more than 10 minutes to complete, and am thinking of pricing them at $0.50/HIT. I'd love if someone could turn them around with an hour of them showing up. What do workers think? Good deal?

    -m
     
  2. mbesto

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    Thank you for joining the forum, communication between requesters and workers is always mutually beneficial. I can't look at your HIT right now, but I can offer some general guidelines if you are interested.

    1. Pay: Think about what you would reasonably expect to be paid for your time and do not post your HITs any lower than that. The minimum standard to many people is 10 cents per minute, which is $6 per hour. Personally, I will not work on HITs that pay less than that, especially in the current marketplace where there is a lot of high-paying work available. The higher the pay, the faster the HITs will be completed. The lower the pay, the longer they will sit and the quality of work will suffer (because the skilled workers will be working on higher-paying jobs)

    2. Instructions: Ensure that your instructions are clear and concise, and your expectations laid out. Include special situations, such as where the information is unavailable.

    3. Avoid rejections and blocking workers. Rejections can cause a workers rating to suffer, resulting in them being restricted from working for other requesters. Blocking a worker can cause them to lose their mturk account, and their earned money. Frequently rejecting workers will result in your ratings to suffer on Turkopticon, and your HITs will be shunned by the worker community.

    4. Use custom qualifications: Using your own custom qualification will enable you to control who works on your HITs and manage your own base of trusted workers. This way, you can avoid blocking bad workers, you simply revoke their qualification. Amazon will try to sell you on using Master workers qualification, however with masters qual you can not control who works on your HITs, you have to pay higher because masters are worth more, plus you have to pay an extra 20% to Amazon for using that qual. Using your own qualification will let you manage your own pool of workers.

    5. Communicate with workers - as you have already done, communicating on the forum allows you to answer questions, resolve concerns and build trust through open dialogue.



    Good luck, I'm interested to hear what other workers have to say.
     
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  4. sathir

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    I am interested to work on your hit. I am with above 99% approved hits qualification. I could do good job for you. I could not see your hit right now and expecting it shortly.
     
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    I 2 interested to do your batch, Please update with your schedule, there are many requesters who are utilising this forum for various works, i hope this will be good platform to you to be work on.
     
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    Post irrelevant. Removed.
     
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  7. maddzy

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    Hi,
    I`m in need of work worked in back ofc as data entry operator.
     
  8. x9ngfyhy2r

    x9ngfyhy2r New Member

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    www.bagonl

    Growing up playing video games you can only hope for something like this
     
  9. Shego

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    If you want to know what to pay, take a moment to do your own hits and see how long it actually takes you. Then add an additional few minutes to account for a learning curve. Do the math so you come up with a wage per HIT that equals a minimum of the required minimum wage (7.57? I can't remember) and that's how much you should be paying if you want quality work done in a timely manner. I personally wouldn't touch a hit like that for less than $2.00 each; but that's just me. I'm sure there are plenty of other people who would do it for much less; although as in everything else: You get what you pay for!

    Good luck!
     
  10. pwt

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    The more you pay the faster the turnaround will be. 50 cents doesn't strike me as either a good or bad deal. I've seen plenty worse and plenty better.

    If mTurk doesn't work out though, data entry is pretty easy. I bet you could find people here who would do it as direct contract work too.
     
  11. Wizard

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    This sounds very interesting. I will be keeping a watch to see what happens. The above suggestion of direct contract work does sound promising. I have done extensive data entry in the past and enjoy that work.
     
  12. makemoney

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    ok im ready to do so...
     
  13. kalai

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    I am very interested form filling work
     

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