1. Glad you stopped in for a visit!

    Please feel free to peruse around and if you have a minute make sure to sign up for an account! We're one of the largest, most active, and helpful communities you'll find for learning about mTurk & registered accounts automatically get access to tons of useful features on the site.

    Features for members include:

    • The ability to post messages - our community is incredibly helpful & happy to welcome newcomers who are looking to learn the ropes!
    • Live thread update - no need to refresh pages to see new posts/HITs they flow onto the page automatically as they're posted.
    • Desktop alerts - direct PANDAs from exported HITs right on your desktop
    • Access to the full list of HITs exported through the Daily HIT Log
    • TurkerView account which will grant you extra access to HIT review information all across mTurk through TVJS

    But most importantly you'll be joining an amazing community. You'll find all types here, from stay-at-home Moms to IT pros. We're a great group - feel free to join us!

Nice to Meet You

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by daikiraikimi, Dec 11, 2016.

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  1. daikiraikimi

    daikiraikimi New Member

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    Hello, I just joined MTurk a few days ago and have been lurking here before registering. I am disabled and started MTurk hoping to be able to build my way up and make some money here and there.

    Originally, I registered after seeing some higher tier Speechpad HITs because they seemed to pay really well for an hour or so of transcription, which I am very good at. (I play tabletop roleplaying games and take very detailed notes for our game sessions, and have a lot of experience doing transcriptions for meetings and the like.) Since I am quite ill, and don't have a ton of energy most days, the idea of being able to work a few hours for a one-time commitment and get paid a sum of money was very appealing to me!

    After registering I started doing a lot of research on turking and found out it wasn't quite that simple-- it takes a while to qualify for better playing jobs, a lot of requesters have bad stats on TurkOpticon and are risky, especially early on, and Speechpad specifically requires you to register through their website which seems to be against MTurk's ToS.

    However, even after grounding my expectations a bit, I thought that this would be a good opportunity for me to earn a bit of extra money. I figured I would try it until I reach 1000 HITs or so to see if it's a sustainable thing. So far, I am really enjoying the work because it gives me something to do while I am bedridden.

    It is nice to meet you all, and thanks for having me!
     
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    Welcome to the Hub! :)
     
  3. Hummingbirdee

    Hummingbirdee Well-Known Member

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    Welcome! I'm late to the welcome wagon but glad to see a new face!
     
  4. daikiraikimi

    daikiraikimi New Member

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    Hey, sorry I missed both of your posts before. Thanks for the welcome. :)
     
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