Mechanical Turk is not in the least user friendly.
In fact, in many cases, the results you get out of it take so long to filter through that you'd be better off doing all the work yourself. When you factor in the time it takes to set up HITs, this takes even longer.
You may have heard of firms like CrowdFlower and Houdini, but by the time they are done with you you could have hired someone on-site to do the work.
You may have heard of the “Masters” qualification, but this adds yet another 20% in fees to your HITs, and work done by Masters takes long to come through. Further, the Masters qualification is granted nearly at random.
Finally, if you have already tried to go it alone, you might find that your workers don't even seem like they can properly speak English. While some of your workers are really good, the others can't be relied on to tell the difference between the colors red and blue, much less the difficult task you have planned. You wish you could only reach the good workers, but the process to do so is complex.
As a worker on Mechanical Turk with nearly 25,000 approved HITs and a 99.9% approval rating, I heard these complaints each and every day from the requesters I would contact.
Don’t reinvent the wheel!
I've already done so. The HITs I design use powerful open source technology, like jQuery, Python and SQLite.
I know where to find the best workers. In fact, many of them are some of my best friends. Unlike the big crowdsourcing companies, I'm not out to trick workers into working for peanuts. I don't have to use high tech quality assurance systems because workers that are paid properly will not jeopardize their position by trying to cheat. I don't have to make my HITs seem like a "game".
At the end, you will get a HIT that you can post, a custom qualification, and best of all, 99% accurate results guaranteed.*
* I can guarantee 99% accurate results on some HITs, that is, black and white ones. Writing HITs may be more rough as we run them the first few times. I'll make sure our instructions are clear so that workers will do a 99% accurate job.