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Thread: Poor rewards and receipt HITs

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    Poor rewards and receipt HITs

    Hi,

    I hope it's OK to ask two questions in one post.

    1. I just joined and thought it would be a good way to make a little extra money. Well, "little" is right. I can't believe how not worth it doing just about any hit is. 20 cents to create 10 questions. 55 cents to transcribe 1:32 of audio. 20 cents to record five videos. Etc. Etc.

    Seriously? Please tell me there is more to this. Or is this it? I mean, just reading the long instructions for these take a lot longer than I'm willing to spend for the money being paid, let alone doing the task itself.

    2. Of course typing out what they want from shopping receipts is also not worth it, but here's what I want to know about these: Some just say to type in the phone number, or the address of the store etc. But wouldn't it be easier for these people to type in this data themselves and be done with it rather than scanning it, uploading it, creating instructions and posting it to the site? This seems colossally stupid.

    Thanks,
    Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottl31 View Post
    Hi,

    I hope it's OK to ask two questions in one post.

    1. I just joined and thought it would be a good way to make a little extra money. Well, "little" is right. I can't believe how not worth it doing just about any hit is. 20 cents to create 10 questions. 55 cents to transcribe 1:32 of audio. 20 cents to record five videos. Etc. Etc.

    Seriously? Please tell me there is more to this. Or is this it? I mean, just reading the long instructions for these take a lot longer than I'm willing to spend for the money being paid, let alone doing the task itself.

    2. Of course typing out what they want from shopping receipts is also not worth it, but here's what I want to know about these: Some just say to type in the phone number, or the address of the store etc. But wouldn't it be easier for these people to type in this data themselves and be done with it rather than scanning it, uploading it, creating instructions and posting it to the site? This seems colossally stupid.

    Thanks,
    Scott
    Welcome to Turker Nation!

    Join us in the Daily HITs thread, that's where you will learn!

    About those receipts, they are scanned in by app users and usually read by bots. When the bots can't read them, or they are still being trained, they have humans help. Some of the apps which use mTurk are Ibotta, 51 Checkout and Receipt Hog.



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    Hi scottl31. Welcome to our forum. You will learn a lot here. Doing receipts is not very lucrative. Come see us on the Daily Hit Thread, posted each morning. We give you clues to hits that are better. Also, as you have more approved hits while maintaining a high approval rating, you will see new more lucrative hits open up. We are not going to kid you. This is not easy work and money is not free. But you can do okay if you are willing to learn,

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