Make money online from user testingUser Testing is proving itself to be a very valuable way of making some extra money online, and compared to surveys, a much more valuable use of time as well.
Essentially it is usability testing of websites or apps, testing websites, the set up and your opinion of it, making suggestions for improvements. Developers want to know that their website works the way it is supposed to.
What is user testing?
Not all, but most user testing, involves looking at a website or app, while your screen and microphone is recorded, and talking about how your are finding the process, or answering specific questions whilst looking at it.
Other studies involve, grouping categories together, or short surveys reviewing different services.
The main advantage of user testing compared to other methods of earning money online, such as surveys or get paid to websites playing mobile games etc. Is the time taken is much more worth what you get paid.
Normally studies on intellizoom for example pay between £4 – £6 – time wise I would say the vast majority can be completed in less than 10 minutes perhaps sometimes 15 minutes. But that makes the hourly pay so worth while in comparison to other methods.
The user testing platforms that I have tried.
The two I would highly reccomend are Intellizoom and Usertesting, much more regular surveys and a great rate of pay. Userlytics I would also reccomend but would note is hard to get on them but think that is because they go too quick while I am working it may worth with others schedules. The others I have listed I haven’t had much joy but that is not to say that you won’t.
- Intellizoom – Lots of studies paid between $5-8
- Usertesting – Lots of different studies some really high paying
- Userlytics $10 paid per study – if can get on them they are good but very rare
- Usercrowd – much smaller studies couple of clicks and get paid $0.2-$1.00
- Validately – no joy with this one
- Userbrain – Signed up – and completed qualification test 23/5/21 – tried the qualification test twice now and still no joy
Step 1: Get accepted on to their platforms.
Sign up with your demographic details, and then you will be invited to complete their practice test, which will give you a good idea of what you need to do.
This is your one and only chance to get accepted. So make sure you have plenty of quiet and bit of time to complete. They will link you to a prototype website and ask you some questions.
You need to make sure you are thorough in your answers give good constructive feedback. Focusing on what you do as well as what you do not like. Don’t rush the process.
Complete user testing in your own time.
The advantage with user testing compared to say market research is that you can do these in your own time. You will get invited through email for intellizoom or through the app on user testing or their web page. When you are ready complete the qualification. There will be some screenouts if you do not qualify, but these are done very quickly and will not waste much of your time. Balance this with the earning potential it is worth while.
There is no point completing user testing on subjects you know nothing about. The likelihood is you will stumble. I have been at fault for this a number of times. Some times I have been able to blag about a subject that I know very little about. The farming one springs to mind, but trying to answer questions about a service you know nothing about is very difficult, and as these are moderated could weaken your feedback and ultimately your postion on the panel.
Is user testing worth the time?
The big question, with so many ways of making money online. As with anything there are some studies that take longer than would like, but the vast majority are certainly worth the time to complete.
Intellizoom offers studies between $5 and $8. The majority of which normally take me a couple of minutes for the smaller ones and 10-15 for the $8 ones. On an hourly rate this is certainly worth it. Usertesting tends to offer theirs at about $10 again taking between 5-15 minutes.
The downside to usertesting
One problem with user testing is the infrequency of studies and the need to complete them quite quickly. If not done quickly spaces can fill up quite sharpish and you will lose the opportunity to complete the study. But working a 9-5 and not necessarily having the quietest evenings in my mad house I have still found time to complete a number of them from the comfort of my own home. While my partner hears me talking to myself in the late hours about why the layout of a hotel brand doesn’t work for me.
2021 was my first full year completing user testing and although the majority was from Intellizoom and User testing, there was a couple of userlytics ones. This isn’t going to replace your job by any stretch of the imagination, but you can make a decent little top up to your monthly earnings. Once in and established you will get more studies, although at times sporadic.
In 2022 from User testing I earned a very nice top up to my money earning for the year. £632.95. That’s a comfortable extra £50 in month, and that extra money each month can make a big difference.
A superb top up to my earnings over the year.
Intellizoom is a really good user testing website, a variety of tasks such as categorising website items, and testing new website prototypes and importantly thinking aloud while doing so. After signing up takes a while to get accepted but once you do it’s well worth the time and worth the wait.
Their studies tend to be quite quick and easy to do I’ve had one that failed but all the others have been successful and been paid well
Similar to all of the user testing ones you do need to be quick to snap them up
2021 Earnings so far: £152.62 redeemed
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Well, finally we have another user testing account that we have had some joy with. This time it is ‘userlytics’, similar to intellizoom in the studies available really.
I found this easy to sign up, and easy to navigate, nothing extraordinary is needed for my equipment or hardware, webcam and mic are obviously needed.
I got my first study quite soon after signing up which was a bit of a bonus as opposed to others.
Their studies seem quite similar to other sites, the two I have done involved navigating shopping / booking websites and talking about my experience as I go.
I liked the studies when got on them, they were quick and easy to do; well paid for the time (about $10 for 5 minutes work), similar to intellizoom in that had to talk through what I was doing as was doing it, bit more comfortable with these now, and no longer does the family think I have gone mad if I slope off into the other room and start nattering away to myself that the font size could have been a bit bigger.
Payment was good, took a couple of weeks for payment to arrive which came in paypal, I think same as other sites they will review your research, so poor responses could lead to potentially not getting the money for your time so go careful.
But so far for myself in my very limited experience, have had no technical concerns at all with any aspect of the site, been quick and responsive and plug ins required have worked well and no issues during the studies either.
My biggest gripe is that there is just not enough of the surveys really, one problem is my schedule doesnt suit to their times of studies so I havent been accepted for most. Similar problem to market research my stupid 9-5 prevents me from earning more.
You also have to be quick, studies dont tend to hang around too long
But to be brutally honest even if I had gotten all of the studies I saw invites for, I still wouldn’t have had that many to be honest, so once you counter in the inevitable screenouts. It is unlikely there will be many successful options to be had.
So does this mean that you should save your energy and not sign up?
Hell no it most certainly does not, it may not be my favourite but the pay for these user tests is superb, you get screened out quick so you are unlikely to waste much time. Bascially if you have a computer and browser that will support (sometimes good on chrome, sometimes firefox) then its a must have to put on your list.
Biggest thing is to check your emails regulalry, and then jump on them as soon as you can, the pay for your time is superb! Biggest complaint is I WANT MORE!If interested sign up here –
No referral link here, but as you should know I only reccomend what I believe in. All I ask is when your rich you buy me a drink, how will you know its me you ask?, dont worry you will know, good luck! User crowd
Another user testing site is User crowd, this is another that I haven’t been using for a hugely long time, so my review is not going to be very through, we have more questions than answers, by the end of it. But hopefully some answers to questions you haven’t even thought of yet, so that is a bonus!
Anyway, so user crowd, this one is slightly different in the way it works, unlike the others, the tests are very short, just a couple of short questions, like which button looks nicer, which ad to choose, where would you click on if asked to go here and stuff like that.
It was quick and easy to sign up, once again the quality of your performance will determine your future likelihood of surveys so pay attention.
So that is the biggest positive the quick and rapid nature of the studies, you can do them very quickly. Some on browser and some on mobile, I would say most of them on computer.
The pay per study obviously won’t be as good, but they have recently doubled the amount they pay out. Their website says that you get paid about $0.20 a minute my experience is the minute ones is like 3 clicks max so therefore does not take the whole minute.
Another little bonus with user crowd is they will alert you as soon as a study is available, with little notifications if you so choose you may not like this option, but due to the fact again they don’t hang around long, you will want to be told as soon as a new one becomes available.
So, a couple of issues that do let it down a little bit, but again these may be related to my time frames. That I haven’t had a huge number of studies, but once i enabled notifications I got a more.
They don’t last long at all you really do need to be quick with these studies as well.
Also, I was bit annoyed at one I had done recently, it was supposed to be worth $4, I was just into it and started when the doorbell rang, went to go get the Lego parcel before the other half could see baby Yoda, and when I got back, I was kicked out of study, apparently you have to complete in one sitting. There was no notion of this and no option to pause the study. So, I lost out so if you are going to complete make sure you’re not going to be distracted.
The biggest thing I don’t like for this one, and it is just because the others do things differently, is that you have to reach a cash out threshold before you can withdraw. It is only $10 but it has taken me a fair old while just to get to $2.60 so I fear it may take a while to get to this threshold.
So I hear you saying to me, hey money earner person what should I do is it worth it. Well ultimately it is up to you, I feel I am earlier on in my user crowd journey and learning from the errors of my ways. but the studies are very quick, and I mean quick. Get signed up, get them notifications coming in and you’ll see them pop up while you’re browsing the internet hopefully the amazing www.themoneyearner.co.uk, and it is another may not make you rich but the time taken is so small for me I think I just have to keep.
Sign up here if interested
Again no referral from me I just know for a fact youll love this one, I can see it in your eyes you want to do it dont you, what you got to lose hay, also look above how funky their logo is … its so pretty
This is my latest effort in the User testing world, similar to the others, tests around talking about new apps and websites. All sorts
Ive got big hope for this one, as it appears there are lots of different tests available.
Was easy to sign up to, completed a little test and some basic profile questions took about 2 weeks before was accepted.
Then another 2 weeks to realise what I was doing wrong.
I was getting few emails about test but then when tried to do them it was too late.
So I left the website open a couple of evenings and was probably invited to about 3 a day.
I have completed one test so far, talking about my own kettle and toaster took about 10 minutes and paid about $10 – is still pending so waiting to see how payment works but looking promising
I was really impressed with the user testing feedback and whether this was a one off on the first one or was something they do for all of them we shall see.
But a few days after completing the test I got the following feedback.
It is clear that they pay very close attention to what you are doing and you can’t hide anything from them. But the feedback was encouraging and gives me things to make sure I improve next time. Rating 4 stars out of 5. You will want to keep that rating score up in order to get access to as many tests as possible.
Payment is paid exactly 7 days after the successful test via Paypal. Making it a nice regular payment. There are going to be a lot of tests that you are not suitable for and in my opinion the safest thing to do is not engage in them you risk giving poor feedback which in turn will risk your place on the panel.
Looking forward to doing much more on the platform however
Another Usertesting site that I am trying out, read some good reviews online so thought I would give it a shot, the signup process was really quick and easy.
So far done the qualification test that was just talking through a website and talking about its features, took about 5 minutes just awaiting to see if successful.
Works through google chrome extension or IOS app as well
Signed up on 03/07/20 completed the online test was a simple little thing but didn’t work the first time so had to redo awaiting verification of it took only a couple of minutes browser extension needs to be uploaded need chrome cam and mic
27/09/20 – still nothing maybe i failed i think its time to try again
I would still give it a go …. you might have more luck