by Chris Durst Dec. 10, 2020
When you ask tech folks to design or redesign the company website or app, you’ll likely end up with a product that only they will find wonderful.
Smart companies know that if you’re building something for “outsiders” (customers, prospective customers, job seekers, etc.), you need an outside opinion.
To that end, many companies will pay you to use and rate their clients’ apps and sites. Your candid opinion of what you like or don’t is valuable input.
Essentially, you’ll need to download an application that will record what you are looking at on your computer screen (their site), and your voice as you navigate their site and voice your opinion of what you see. Some will also capture your image so they can see your reactions to their site in addition to hearing them.
What You’ll Need
Again, each company has their own tech criteria, but generally speaking, you’ll need an up-to-date computer with a microphone, high-speed internet connection, up-to-date version of your browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc.), and a clear speaking voice.
Pay varies from site to site, with some offering “quick test” options that pay a little less, and others with deeper feedback options that pay more. Read through each site carefully to find the ones you feel are the best fit for you.
Where to Find These Gigs
In their words: “Testers who work with us come from all walks of life. Some are software developers or testers, looking to hone their skills or test on new platforms. Others are tech enthusiasts who turn their passion into extra cash. And some are transitioning into a new career, earning while learning. With test IO, they work when, where, and how they want.
Most tests pay by the bug. You earn more money for more critical bugs — up to $50 for the most important bugs. You can also earn guaranteed money by reviewing apps or completing scripted test cases.”
In their words: “Get paid to use websites and apps and give your honest feedback!
At TryMyUI we help make the web easier for everyone to use by letting designers and coders see the obstacles that real people run into on their sites and apps.
All you have to do as a tester is be yourself: use the test website exactly as you would in a real-life situation, and voice your thoughts and frustrations out loud so the site developers can understand your experience (and others’ like you).
- You will be paid $10 for each test you take. A typical test lasts approximately 20 minutes.
- Payments are made via PayPal.”
In their words: “Become a tester and earn $10 per test.
Each test lasts 10-20 minutes and is completed with your home computer or smartphone. Read the following instructions and watch the example video to understand what our customers are looking for from a tester.
For each test you conduct after the initial qualification test, you get paid $10. You receive payment after approval, about one week after the test, via PayPal or Amazon Gift Cards.”
In their words: “Would you enjoy being paid, on a part time basis, to check out the usability of apps or a website, as you test from home, on your own time, whenever you are free? Now you can, by participating in user testing and providing your feedback and suggestions.
Your work will consist of completing a series of tasks and instructions, while interacting with prototype or production web sites or mobile apps, or viewing video commercials, or other digital user interfaces, while speaking out loud your thoughts, emotions, criticisms, and suggestions and while answering questions. And you will be paid $5, $10, $15, even up to $90 while doing so!“
In their words: “Get $10 via PayPal for every 20-minute video you complete. UserTesting pays you to visit websites or apps, complete a set of tasks, and speak your thoughts aloud.
While UserTesting is a great way to earn a few extra dollars on the side, it won’t make you rich. The number of opportunities you receive will depend on a number of factors, such as your demographics and your quality rating.”
In their words: “You make money for every test you take. You’ll be asked to complete a set of tasks, speak your thoughts aloud, and answer questions regarding a website or app.
Tests are available daily. Not every tester matches the criteria for every test so you may be notified about available tests less frequently.
Payments vary based on the test. However, many of our studies pay in the $100 range for a live remote research session.
All payments are processed through PayPal within 7 business days of completing your test.”
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