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Hello everyone.
I'm glad to be a new member of the community. My name is Andrew / Andrei and I'm from eastern Europe. I'm 19 y/o and my interests are mainly technology and philosophy. I also spend quite some time on games (My top 3 singleplayer franchises: mass effect, witcher & dragon age, multiplayer: wow & wot). I'm about to begin my freshmen year at a local faculty (it's translated to Automation & Computers, but idk if there's another term for that) and I wanted to have earn some money to get an upgrade for my PC and as a result I've found Amazon MTurk.
I've tried a few hits now (after reading the 'Your first 1000 hits' guide), mostly receipt transcription (which I found quite awful) and an image labeling hit that wouldn't allow me to hit submit :\

Might my location or browser (using Chrome) affect some hits? I've seen some posts on /r/mturk saying that ~80% of the hits are US only
Any advice for my first 100 hits? My enthusiasm plummeted pretty hard today.
Thanks in advance for any reply.
 
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I've now noticed that a lot of hit's just won't load and I'm 100% sure it's not from my internet. What about qualifications - should I spend some time seeking quals?
Sorry in case I'm asking too many questions.
 

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I've now noticed that a lot of hit's just won't load and I'm 100% sure it's not from my internet. What about qualifications - should I spend some time seeking quals?
Sorry in case I'm asking too many questions.
What do you mean when you say a hit won't load? Like...you'll accept the hit and then page just won't load when you go to work on it? That might be a requester issue but it's hard to say with limited info. Do you remember what requesters this was happening for?
 

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Hello and welcome to the forum
 

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I don't really remember, but it was about transcribing some information from some pieces of paper. Alas, from what I gather I must focus on approval rating and numbers in my first few weeks so that I can get access to better hits. What number hits would your recommend? I kinda like p9r and Mike Turk's hits (where you watch a video and count outgoing/incoming people through a door), but I've seen ScoutIT posting tons of hits, though I hate receipts, are they worth it?
Edit: The Hits that wouldn't load were from CopyText Inc.
 
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