A typical example of the type of work on Amazon Mechanical Turks is that you are shown a number or dollar amount on a receipt and you must transcribe that number to a form. Sometimes the numbers will be hard to see or will be very long.
Other examples would include listing what a consumer bought from a store by transcribing the entire receipt, UPC or the color of something. There is always a lot of work available and there is no limit as to what you can do. At first not all work will be open to you but as you complete more jobs you will have the opportunity to complete better paying tasks.
Pay is per piece or batch. There may be five receipts or more in any given batch. The completion of a batch of HIT’s can earn you anywhere between .01 cents and 1 dollar. The pay all dependents on the difficulty of the task at hand. The work is often repetitive and boring.