Amazon Requester Inc. - Rekognition Team Ratings
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Amazon Requester Inc. - Rekognition Team Wage History
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Text Transcription - $0.03
$4.32 / hour
00:00:25 / completion time
ProsTranscribe 18 words/phrases/numbers that are mostly related to business. There are tens of thousands of HITs posted when they drop their batches, so you can do these if there is nothing else to do. The interface they give you is easy enough to use, and you can skip unintelligible phrases or anything with Unicode symbols.
ConsThe work needed for 3 cents is way too much. There is no good hourly to be gained at all, even if you type at 100+ WPM. 18 words/phrases is way too little for 3 cents, and it only gets worse if you're hit with phone numbers or longer words with multiple symbols.
The HIT always takes forever to load (at least 10 seconds for each HIT), and you're forced to click the text box and submit button, so there is no way to do this all on your keyboard (outside of scripts, but why would you want to make scripts for an awful batch like this anyway). All of these annoyances contribute to the abysmal hourly for this HIT.
After all of this, there is a 7 day auto-approval period. I have not had any HITs rejected from doing this batch, but it is still nerve-wracking and annoying to wait for these HITs to approve. There is a lot of risk doing this HIT, and for the underpaid hourly from a rejection happy requester like this one, it is not worth it at all.
The sad thing is that Rekognition knows that the hourly is bad, but they'll still post these HITs anyway since they know that it will be completed by those actually willing to work for such low wages. It is doubtful that they will ever increase the pay rate or make the HIT easier and faster to complete.
Video Label Verification Top 10 - $0.20
$20.57 / hour
00:00:35 / completion time
ProsAllows you to speed up video clips x4. The majority of the clips take only 3 seconds each this way (10 clips per HIT).
Very low effort. You just check each clip for a particular item, and click yes/no/unsure.
Requester drops large batches at once that you can grind for long periods of time, adding up to generous hourly pay.
ConsSome HITs contain clips that are extremely long, or even loop for a while, making those particular HITs extremely underpaid (and won't know it until you've already wasted precious Turking time).
AA is 15 days, and as far as I know, they never approve early.
Advice to RequesterKeep all video clips at a consistent length, so that they can each be completed in the same amount of time. Shorten AA time if possible.
Text Transcription - $0.03
$1.69 / hour
00:01:04 / completion time
ProsMindless typing of mostly single words. If you know how to type well, this can end up being a good one while watching TV.
ConsSeriously underpaid on an hourly basis like all the rest have said. Almost a third to half the time for a HIT is spent on the image loads.
To those having this as an issue. Open a second tab and work on two streams of HITS. Finish one and jump to the other and back. This allows you to effectively remove up to 20 seconds of waiting on each HIT during the load process.
Advice to RequesterIncrease the number of images in a single HIT. Try creating a HIT with 100 boxes for 20 cents a HIT. This means the same amount per image, but we don't end up spending so much time just waiting on the finish and load process.