As a blogger, it's important to know that my site is user-friendly. Because if I'm losing visitors due to lousy navigation, lack of clarity, poor design, or crappy content — then I'm losing money. This is why companies pay good money for objective third-party reviews of their websites and mobile applications.
To test out websites 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 and camera, 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.
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18 Ways to Get Paid to Test Websites
Earn $10 for each 20-minutes of work (up to $60 per test). To become a website tester, submit your email address and complete your application online. Aspiring testers must take a sample test before receiving any assignments. This gig is open to US and International residents who can receive payments via PayPal. Each test takes approximately 15-20 minutes.
Respondent is a research study platform that conducts surveys, focus group studies, and website testing gigs. To get started, create an account using your email address, Facebook, or LinkedIn account. Then fill in your contact information, demographics, and employment status. Once everything is complete, you can start browsing projects and apply for ones that sound appealing to you. At the time of writing this post, there was one website testing gig that paid $40 for 20-minutes, and another that paid $100 for 60-minutes. With Respondent, you'll need to log in and check the status of pending projects.
Earn money by speaking your thoughts while doing a series of tasks at Userbrain. Each project takes approximately 5-15 minutes, and you'll be paid $3 per test via PayPal. Payments are distributed weekly.
Earn up to € 50 per study. Each study is conducted via Skype and usually takes 30-90 minutes. Once the study is completed, you'll get paid within 5-10 days via PayPal. Testing Time is open to global residents who have an internet connection and Skype installed on a computer.
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, and tests take approximately 10-20 minutes each.
Make money for providing feedback on websites, apps, 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 task, you'll be paid via PayPal anywhere from $5-$90, depending on the scope of the project you worked on.
IntelliZoom is a company that conducts website usability tests for desktop and mobile devices. Tests pay $2 for simple surveys and $10 for video submissions. Most tests take between 10-20 minutes to complete, and payments are made via PayPal 21 business days after the completion of the study.
Validately hires testers to complete mobile and website tests for companies. Payments vary depending on the scope of the study, but, according to their website, some tests pay up to $100. Payments are issued via PayPal within seven business days of the test.
uTest hires independent contractors for quality assurance testing for various software and hardware. According to their job posting on Dice, their customers include brands like Google, Amazon, Netflix, and more. To get started, fill out their online application (takes approximately 10 minutes), take an audition test to showcase your tech skills, then wait for assignments to be sent to you via email. I wasn't able to find out how much testers are paid, but the job listing on Dice.com said, “In 2016 alone, we paid out over $20 million to QA testers worldwide.”
Loop11 is an Australian-based company that occasionally takes submissions for paid website testers. You must complete a 5-minute qualification test to prove your suitability. There's not a lot of information on pay, but their website says that they pay above-average rates and bonuses. They also claim to work with companies like IBM, JPMorgan Chase and Go Daddy. According to the Founder's LinkedIn profile, Loop11 has been in business since 2009.
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. Tasks vary in nature, as does the pay. I did one job that took less than a minute, and it paid .10 cents. Enroll makes payments via PayPal.
13. test IO
With test IO, you get paid for testing websites, apps, and games, and you earn $50 when you find a glitch or a bug within the platform if it's a critical issue, you'll earn even more. If you don't find any bugs, you can also get paid for rating apps. test IO pays out monthly using PayPal, Payoneer, Skrill, or bank transfer. test IO was founded in 2011 and has offices in San Francisco and Berlin.
Test out web products like Intuit's TurboTax, QuickBooks, Mint, and their ProConnect products like ProSeries and Lacerte. Tell test givers what you like and don't like about the products. Studies range from 30 minutes to two hours, and for each 30-minute interval you complete, you'll earn a $50 Visa Rewards Card. Most studies are conducted remotely through the BlueJeans web conferencing tool, although they also have some face-to-face studies too.
Get paid to test websites for Cheakealos. Feedback sessions last 15 minutes, and you'll be paid € 8 for each session. This opportunity is open worldwide; you just need a PayPal account, a PC, smartphone, or tablet, a good internet connection, and the capability to speak in English or Spanish.
Get paid to test websites and apps through PingPong. According to their website, you can earn €40-€200 for 30-60 minute interviews. Payments are made seven days after the interview, and payments are distributed via Transerwise or PayPal. You must have a working computer with a webcam, but otherwise, this opportunity is open to worldwide residents.
With Ferpection, you can earn money by completing missions via your mobile, tablet, or desktop device. I recently did a test with them that took 45-minutes, and it paid $25. The thing I like about Ferpection, is you're not recorded via audio or video. You simply take screenshots and answer text-based questions. Payments are made via PayPal on the last Friday of each month.
On UserCrowd, you take quick design surveys to help make products and websites better. Most tests pay 1-2 credits per answer, and each credit is worth $0.10. Once you reach 100 credits ($10.00), you can request payment via PayPal. I haven't tried this one out (yet), but one user said that he thought you could probably earn $100 in a year's time using this platform.
Making the Most of Website Testing Gigs
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 fewer customers than testers, so don't expect to be completing three tests every hour on the hour.
1. Sign up with as many website testing companies as possible.
2. Be 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.
3. 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.
4. While you're waiting for these companies to email you with test opportunities, be sure to add short tasks, focus groups, and digital earning tasks to your routine — this will ensure that you have a constant pipeline of work and income coming in.
While you're not going to get rich doing website testing, it is an easy and flexible way to bring in some extra cash. If this sort of work is appealing, also try looking into Web Search Evaluating positions — this post will tell you all about it.
Do you test out websites for money? If so, drop us a note; we'd love to hear about your experience.
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Originally published October 3, 2014. Content updated February 3, 2020.
Holly Reisem Hanna is the publisher and founder of The Work at Home Woman, which has been helping individuals find remote careers and businesses that feed their souls since 2009. Through her unconventional career path of holding over 30 jobs and obtaining two college degrees, she's been able to figure out how to find a career path that you're truly passionate about. Holly's had the pleasure of sharing her expertise on sites like CNN, MSN Money, Huffington Post, Woman's Day Magazine, as well as being recognized by Forbes as one of the “Top 100 Websites for Your Career.” Holly resides in Austin, Texas, with her husband and daughter and enjoys reading, traveling, and yoga.
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