Thursday, December 15, 2016

The fee list keeps growing

The custom qualification fee list keeps expanding. If you need to run a study of 1000 married participants with a bachelor's degree, Amazon will charge you $1000 PLUS 40% on payment to participants. Who has this kind of budget?
The best option is to publish your own screening HITs for $0.04 each and $0.01 per HIT Amazon fee. 6000 participants can be screened for $300 including Amazon fees. Using Unique Turker, you can lower your fee down to 20% from 40% as well.  It does take a little bit longer for results because you need to publish on multiple days, but the savings can be huge.

The two most popular qualifications are not even on this list. The most requested qualifications at Mturk Data are gender and employment. These two are not on this list.
I also doubt the validity of these qualifications. People move, change jobs, get married/divorced. Will Amazon update these qualifications with changes over time? A long time qualification Mechanical Turk has used is location by state. Amazon has admitted they do not update this qualification .

Run your own qualifications, save money, get reliable results.

Here are the current fees as of 4/12/2018 for custom qualifications, (note these are per completed HIT)

Blogger: $0.25
Born 1918 to 1960 (Age 55 or older): $0.50
Born 1961 to 1971 (Age 45-55): $0.50
Born 1972 to 1981 (Age 35-45): $0.50
Born 1982 to 1986 (Age 30-35): $0.50
Born 1987 to 1991 (Age 25-30): $0.50
Born 1992 to 1999 (Age 18-25): $0.50
Borrower - Auto Loans: $0.40
Borrower - Business Loan: $0.40
Borrower - Credit Cards: $0.40
Borrower - Home Mortgage: $0.40
Borrower - Personal Loan: $0.40
Borrower - Student Loan: $0.40
Car Owner: $0.25
Current Residence - Owned: $0.40
Current Residence - Rented: $0.40
Daily Internet Usage - 1 to 4 hours: $0.30
Daily Internet Usage - 5 to 7 hours: $0.30
Daily Internet Usage - 7+ hours: $0.30
Employment Industry - Banking & Financial Services: $0.40
Employment Industry - Education: $0.40
Employment Industry - Food & Beverage: $0.40
Employment Industry - Government & Non-Profit: $0.40
Employment Industry - Healthcare: $0.40
Employment Industry - Manufacturing: $0.40
Employment Industry - Media & Entertainment: $0.40
Employment Industry - Retail, Wholesale & Distribution: $0.40
Employment Industry - Software & IT Services: $0.40
Employment Sector - Non-Profit: $0.30
Employment Status - Full time (35+ hours per week): $0.35
Employment Status - Part time (1-34 hours per week): $0.35
Employment Status - Unemployed: $0.35
Exercise - Every Day: $0.30
Exercise - Four Plus Times a Week: $0.30
Exercise - Not at All: $0.30
Exercise - Once a Week: $0.30
Exercise - Two to Three Times a Week: $0.30
Facebook Account Holder: $0.05
Financial Asset Owned - Certificate of Deposit (CD): $0.40
Financial Asset Owned - Checking Account: $0.40
Financial Asset Owned - Common Share Stocks: $0.40
Financial Asset Owned - Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF): $0.40
Financial Asset Owned - Money Market Account: $0.40
Financial Asset Owned - Mutual Funds: $0.40
Financial Asset Owned - Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs): $0.40
Financial Asset Owned - Savings Account: $0.40
Financial Asset Owned - Stock Options: $0.40
Financial Asset Owned - U.S. Treasury Bills/Government Debt: $0.40
Gender - Female: $0.50
Gender - Male: $0.50
Google Account Holder: $0.05
Handedness - Left: $0.15
Handedness - Right: $0.15
Household Income - $100,000 or more: $0.50
Household Income - $25,000 - $49,999: $0.50
Household Income - $50,000 - $74,999: $0.50
Household Income - $75,000 - $99,999: $0.50
Household Income - Less than $25,000: $0.50
Insurance Policyholder - Auto Insurance: $0.40
Insurance Policyholder - Healthcare Insurance: $0.40
Insurance Policyholder - Home Owners Insurance: $0.40
Insurance Policyholder - Life Insurance: $0.40
Insurance Policyholder - Renters Insurance: $0.40
Job Function - Accounting & Finance: $0.40
Job Function - Administrative: $0.40
Job Function - Arts & Design: $0.40
Job Function - Education & Training: $0.40
Job Function - Engineering: $0.40
Job Function - Information Technology: $0.40
Job Function - Management: $0.40
Job Function - Marketing, Sales & Business Development: $0.40
Job Function - Operations: $0.40
Language Fluency (Basic) - Brazilian Portuguese: $1.00
Language Fluency (Basic) - Chinese Mandarin: $1.00
Language Fluency (Basic) - French: $1.00
Language Fluency (Basic) - German: $1.00
Language Fluency (Basic) - Spanish: $1.00
LinkedIn Account Holder: $0.05
Marital Status - Divorced: $0.50
Marital Status - Married: $0.50
Marital Status - Single: $0.50
Military experience: $0.30
Myspace Account Holder: $0.05
Online Purchase - Automotive Products: $0.40
Online Purchase - Baby & Kids: $0.40
Online Purchase - Books: $0.40
Online Purchase - Clothing & Shoes: $0.40
Online Purchase - Electronics & Computers: $0.40
Online Purchase - Groceries & Food: $0.40
Online Purchase - Handmade Products: $0.40
Online Purchase - Health & Beauty: $0.40
Online Purchase - Home & Garden: $0.40
Online Purchase - Jewelry: $0.40
Online Purchase - Movies: $0.40
Online Purchase - Music: $0.40
Online Purchase - Sports & Outdoor Equipment: $0.40
Online Purchase - Toys: $0.40
Online Purchase - Videogames: $0.40
Parenthood Status: $0.50
Pinterest Account Holder: $0.05
Primary Internet Device - Desktop: $0.40
Primary Internet Device - Laptop: $0.40
Primary Internet Device - Smartphone or Tablet: $0.40
Primary Mobile Device - Android: $0.50
Primary Mobile Device - iPhone: $0.50
Primary News Source - Online News (News Websites, News Apps): $0.30
Primary News Source - Podcasts: $0.30
Primary News Source - Print (Newspapers & Periodicals): $0.30
Primary News Source - Radio (AM/FM, Internet, Satellite): $0.30
Primary News Source - Social Media: $0.30
Primary News Source - TV (Late Night Comedy, Other): $0.30
Primary News Source - TV (Local/Cable News Broadcast): $0.30
Primary News Source - Word of Mouth: $0.30
Reddit Account Holder: $0.05
Single Family Home Resident: $0.30
Smoker: $0.30
Tablet Owner: $0.20
Tumblr Account Holder: $0.05
Twitter Account Holder: $0.05
US Bachelor's Degree: $0.50
US Graduate Degree: $0.65
US High School Graduate: $0.05
US Political Affiliation - Conservative: $0.40
US Political Affiliation - Liberal: $0.40
Vacation Frequency - Every Few Years: $0.30
Vacation Frequency - Every Month: $0.30
Vacation Frequency - Every Quarter: $0.30
Vacation Frequency - Every Year: $0.30
Vacation Frequency - Never: $0.30
Voted in 2012 US Presidential Election: $0.10
Voted in 2016 US Presidential Election: $0.10
YouTube Account Holder: $0.05

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