Hey Everyone! You can call me Jatis. You may have seen my first post in one of the Daily Thread's. I wanted to make an official introduction, as well as see if I can get some feedback from you. I just passed the 500 Approved HIT mark the other day, and I am currently sitting on a 97.8% Approval Rating. My daily routine consists of waking up anywhere between 5-7 AM, making coffee. Preparing food. And then Turking for 8-9 hours (Depending if I can squeeze in a Lunch without Hit's timing out) Currently I am using MTurkSuite, and TurkerView. Essentially what I do is I will load up MTS, Set the minimum to $1, and accept every hit that comes through, or Set it to Once for Hit catcher if it has already been taken. Once this is done I will block the HIT as to prevent duplicate work. I will then work on my HIT's in the order of whatever is going to time out soon. Once things start to slow down I will typically lower my threshold to .8, and then .5, and then .2 per hit. The problems I am facing with my current routine is that Sometimes I'll end up with 3-4 hits where I only think I will have time for one or two. Initially I thought I could just return, and re-accept, but that does not seem to be an option. I found that using TurkerView helped with this because when I feel i am over saturated on accepted hits, it does allow me to prioritize the requested that have a higher pay per hour rating. Now I currently am doing this to pay the bills. my monthly expenses are somewhere between $6-800 a month. The bare minimum I can walk away with is $500. I have set my goal to $50 a day, and I almost always and able to hit it. Sometimes I'll come close around the 8 hour mark and will call it a day a little short, and I've noticed that If I sleep in too late, it seems to be far less likely (on those days I will force myself to work until I at least get $25 which will put me on track for my $500 a month mark.) I have a couple questions for you all, and would appreciate any feedback to my routine. 1.) Can you recommend any improvements to my routine? do you feel any software/addon's could improve my efficiency compared to what I am doing now? 2.) How sustainable is this year round? I understand a lot of the work I am doing is coming from universities. Is it safe to assume this will slow down substantially throughout the summer? Do you think it is possible to still maintain at least $5 an hour, and have enough work during those times? 3.) I've been doing a lot of work through the requested Transcribe This, and I haven't had any problems. However having to mouse to the play and pause and then mouse back to where I am typing seems to slow me down substantially, but I am still averaging between 4-6 minutes per minute of audio. Any tip's to improve upon this, as well as getting better at transcribing in general? (I know a lot of requesters could be a lot stricter, and have more difficult audio. 4.) Do you guys do work that requires software? I usually like the one's that use the software Inquisit, but lately it has been stressing me out, because it seem's impossible to tab out, or force close the software if I need to, and I am missing out HIT's I could be accepting and adding to my queue. 5.) Using MTS when I go to a hit that is not available, it gives me the option to use Hit Catcher with two choices, Once, or Panda. Can anyone explain the difference between the two? Either way I really do appreciate everyone's time reading this, and the community this forum offers. Thanks and have a great day! Happy Turking!