Screen shot 2010-02-08 at 7.41.49 PMHow do you earn a steady income online? It’s not as hard as some people think. Thank goodness for Amazon’s Mturk.

What is Amazon’s Mturk? It’s a place where people and companies can post mini jobs for people to do. Some of these jobs include things like categorizing an image, rating a website, or checking to make sure business information is correct. Anything that would be hard for a computer to do is posted on this site. These type of mini tasks pay anywhere from $0.01 to $0.15. That’s not a bad deal considering if you complete 10 two cent tasks per minute, you’d make an average of $12.00 per hour.

My experience with Mturk has been fairly positive since I joined to test it out. For 30 minutes of work I earned $6.08. That’s not bad at all! I completed a bunch of tasks that included categorizing a site’s format. It was the easiest $6.00 I had earned in awhile.

I would definitely recommend signing up with Amazon’s Mturk. It’s a great way to earn some extra money or maybe even be a part time job for stay at home parents. Just a word of warning- watch out for tasks promising to pay $20 to complete a free sign-up form. You may end up paying more than you earn in the end!

Good luck and let us know how it goes.