By Holly Reisem Hanna
As a blogger it’s important to know that my my site is user-friendly. Because if I’m losing visitors due to lousy navigation, lack of clarity, poor design, or content — then I’m losing money. This is why companies will pay good money for objective third-party reviews of their website.
To do this job from home you will need to be internet savvy and speak fluent English. You will also need some basic equipment like a computer with a microphone, broadband internet connection, and an updated web browser. Most tests take between 5 – 25 minutes to complete and pay an average of $10 per test.
If you’d like to work from home testing websites, here are 11 sites to check out.
Earn $10/$15 for 20 minutes of work. To become a tester – submit your email address and apply. Testers must take a sample test before receiving any assignments. This gig is open to US and International residents alike who are able to receive payments via PayPal. Each test takes about 15 – 20 minutes.
- User Testing is open to global residents who have an active PayPal account.
Make money by testing out websites. To enroll in the program submit your email address, password, and pick your preferred method of testing (desktop computer, tablet, or smartphone). Once you’re fully registered, you’ll receive emails when assignments are ready for you. Assignments vary in nature, as does the pay. I did one assignment that took less than a minute and it paid .10 cents. Payments are made via PayPal.
- Open to global residents who have an active PayPal account.
Make money answering questions about various websites. Tests consist of 10 questions. If you’d like to work for Feedback Army, you’ll need to sign up through Amazon Mechanical Turk. After you complete your task through Amazon Mechanical Turk, the requester will approve your work, and your money will be deposited into your Amazon Payment account.
- Amazon Mechanical Turk is open worldwide.
Make a little extra money testing websites and mobile apps with Loop 11. Most tests take 10 minutes to complete and pay $1 per test. Longer tests in the 30 – 40 minute range pay $4 to $5 per test.
- Loop 11 is open to global residents that have an internet connection.
Earn money by answering questions about startup websites. Each company provides their website and assigns tasks that they would like you to complete and provide answers for. After you complete the assignment you’ll share your thoughts in a written response. Each completed test pays $5.00 and payments are made weekly via PayPal.
Earn up to € 50 per study. Each study is conducted via Skype and usually takes 30 – 90 minutes of time. Once the study is completed, you’ll get paid within 5 – 10 days via PayPal. Testing Time is open to global residents who have internet connection and Skype installed on a computer.
- TestingTime is open to global residents who have an active PayPal account.
Earn $10 for 15 – 20 minutes of your time. To become part of the TryMyUI team first sign up for an account. Next you’ll need to take and pass a qualification test. The qualification test is a sample test that shows you understand the process and requirements. After you qualify you’ll be sent test opportunities via email. Payments are made biweekly via PayPal.
Get paid $10 for providing your thoughts on various websites. To become a website tester, register for an account, and take a sample test. Once your sample is approved, you’ll start getting assignments by email. Payments are made via PayPal at the end of each week.
Make money for providing feedback on websites, applications, prototypes, concepts and more. To apply, register for an account, and then wait for an invite to complete an assignment. Once you’ve completed your assignment you’ll be paid $10 per task via PayPal.
UserZoom is a company that conducts website usability tests for desktop and mobile platforms. Tests pay an average $5 to $10 depending on the complexity of the study. Most tests take between 10 to 20 minutes to complete, and payments are made via PayPal 10 to 14 business days after the completion of the study.
Validately hires testers to complete mobile and website tests for companies. Compensation varies: Complete a 5-minute test and get paid $5 bucks. Live tests where you speak via phone and share a screen with a moderator, pay a minimum of $25 for 30 minutes. Payments are made via PayPal within 5 business days of the test.
Get paid to give feedback on clients’ websites. To get started fill out the application and take a sample test. Once you’ve been approved you’ll receive assignments via email. Each test takes about 20 minutes to complete and pays 8 £ or around $12.50 US dollars. Payments are made via PayPal on the 25th day of each month.
- WhatUsersDo is open to global residents who have an active PayPal account.
Now if you’re anything like me, you’re multiplying how many tests you can complete in an hour and how much you’re going to make. But hold your horses! These opportunities are extremely popular! Statistically, there are less customers than testers, so don’t expect to be completing 3 tests every hour on the hour.
To make the most out of this work at home opportunity, sign up with as many website testing companies as possible. Next make sure that you’re taking advantage of practice and sample testing opportunities, as many companies will only allow you a couple of times to pass their test. Always make sure to turn in your best possible work, as many companies rate their testers and those with higher scores tend to get more and better paying gigs.
Have you tried working at home as a website tester?
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