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Amazon Mechanical Turk

Discussion in 'HTML & Website Design' started by Tarheelmed02, Apr 16, 2017.

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    Hello All--

    Good afternoon. I am a small business operator; an independent lodging motel. I am in need to bolster my online presence from a. I do not hold an advanced degree in computer programming/coding/website construction etc. With that said, I have heard about fractional task services such as Amazon Mechanical Turk? Are there competitors? Anyone successfully utilized AMT for business website assistance? Is it expensive? Does it work?
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    Thank you for any light one can shed on this topic.
     
    Tarheelmed02, Apr 16, 2017 IP
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    PoPSiCLe Illustrious Member

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    I wouldn't recommend AMT for this, I think. Depends a little on what you need done, but AMT is a bit like having 100.000 workers when all you need is 1 professional. AMT is great for mundane, repetitive tasks, like data-input, or huge coding-projects involving hundreds of coders - but if all you want is a better online presence, with a new webpage, maybe a Facebook page, and some other minor things, I would recommend finding someone closer to home that can work with you directly - or, if that is not really what you want, find something a little less mass-enterprise, and a little more webdesign-company for small businesses.
     
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    Tarheelmed02 Peon

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    Thanks for your advice PoPSICLe. Are there any vetted sources for Tech related jobs/job seekers? A Craiglist of sorts but for Tech related jobs? I have posted jobs with local Colleges/Universities to see if students would want to take it but nothing yet. I am situated in Southeast US, on the SC/GA border. Thank you again
     
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    Well, there are things like Fiverr and such, but the quality of the workers there might be hard to suss out. Again, depending on what you need done, I would perhaps seek out local webdesigners, since you then can talk to them face to face, and perhaps get a personal impression about "how they feel". Might be a little more expensive than outsourcing, but often it's easier to talk to someone speaking the same language, etc.

    I'm not entirely sure where "tech-jobs" get posted these days. You have the buy/sell market here on DP, of course, but I dunno if there are anyone that meets your criteria there.

    Most of the job-boards tend to go for steady positions, not one-time projects, so I'm unfortunately not a very good help on that side of things, I think.
     
    PoPSiCLe, Apr 17, 2017 IP
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    Hi PoPSiCLe--Thanks for your thoughts. I shall look into the buy/sell market on DP. If the cost is feasible, ideally I would love to have the website aspect managed by someone else. Thanks again.
     
    Tarheelmed02, Apr 19, 2017 IP
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    I don't see anything wrong to find someone to do the work for you. And the local market is not always a good solution because the competition is weak and you may not have the best result for your money. I can recommend you some online marketplaces for freelancers like upwork.com, freelancer.com, peopleperhour.com, europelance.com, fiverr.com and much more. Most of them are secure enough to be sure you will not make a wrong choice. Plus some experience professional may help you with the proper planning and best solution for your needs.
     
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    Hi Alexmv, thanks for your thoughts. Your thoughts on the local market is spot on, especially in the Augusta, GA metro area. It lacks in technology based anything. I appreciate your recommendations. I have begun to look into a firm called Syconics. I shall update the experience process for any else who may also be in the same boat so to speak. Thank you all...
     
    Tarheelmed02, Apr 20, 2017 IP