I'm still working M-Turks. While I used to have a goal of $3 per day, I've kind of changed it the last couple of weeks, as I've figured out a couple of things lately, with using it. First is, I rarely do it on weekends, which throws off my "daily" goal. I've realized that if I leave the website tab open all day, and check back often, I find many more hits to do. Most come up for very short periods of time and you need to grab them fast while they are there. If I only try to do it during my lunch break, sometimes I only find a couple to do....or none. I've also just realized I can accept more than one at a time and they will go into a "hits queue", where typically you have about an hour to get to and complete them. That way you can grab more than one hit, while it's still available.
With checking back often and putting them in my queue (when I can, it's not always that there are more than one I find available to do), I am finding that Monday-Friday I can usually get $5 a day, sometimes a bit more. So, that is my new goal. $5 a day, Mon-Fri. That puts me at about $100 a month. I'm hoping I can get this to be routine and then eventually work it up to more $ per day. I just went over 1000 hits (I've been doing this about a year and a half, now). One of these days, when I have more time, I'm going to try to figure out how to do batch hits and see if that will help increase my daily total. I think once we get moved and settled into the house, and I have my own office, and not sharing a desk with DH, I'll be able to maybe add a little bit on the weekends, too.
Another helpful thing I have found is an "add-on" called MTurk Suite. It marks ones I've already done or opened to look at. It also rates them with color codes and quite often will show the hourly rate of pay it equates to, which I find helpful in deciding if it's worth it or not. It also gives me my daily total up on top, so that has been really helpful in reaching my daily goal, rather than trying to go back into my dashboard and have to keep adding up my hits done for the day. Saves time.
Does anyone else do these from a phone or tablet? I always use my desktop, but maybe I can log in via my ipad mini, while I'm sitting watching tv in the evenings and find a survey or two do to. The other thing I am trying to figure out is what the column "hits" with the number listed means. Sometimes it's 1, sometimes it's another number. What's it mean when it's a higher number?