Looking for a less tedious way of making extra cash? Well you’re in luck. Here are 8 sites that pay you to test out websites. It’s hard to run a successful website if it isn’t bug-free and user friendly. But of course, when you run a site you can easily be blinded from its deficiencies.
In some cases, there buttons that don’t click, links that do not redirect you to the right page, overlapping menus, bad scrolling effect which can make it a pain to read.
Site owners are aware of this so they pay people to test their website for them and provide feedback for a fee. How cool is that? You get to simply surf the web, click around on a site, take some notes, make some comments and you’re done.
To do the job right, you just need to be internet savvy and speak good English. This means you should understand what makes a good website. Say for example, you can tell when a link is hard to identify or not working. This takes anywhere between 10 minutes to 25 minutes.
For these tests you would require a PC or laptop, a high-speed internet connection and for some sites a webcam.
Well these are not just some online surveys so not everybody will qualify for testing websites, some sites make you take a test before you get accepted.
1 . UserTesting
Personally, this is my favorite. You can earn between $10-15$ for 20 minutes of work. Not bad! It is also probably the most popular on this list (if that matters to you).
To become a tester, you just need to submit your email address and apply. Not so fast though, you need to take a sample test. It’s no biggie, you get some material to read before you take the test. It is international, so regardless of your country of residence, you are eligible. You just need to make sure you have a PayPal account.
You can make $10 in 15 minutes. However, you need to pass the qualification test to prove that you understand the process and can deliver accurate reviews on the websites. Pass that and you are good to go. Once you’ve passed, you are sent test opportunities in your email, so you have to check your inbox from time to time (You snooze you lose). They issued payments bi-weekly.
You can earn up to € 50 per study. Each study is conducted via skype and usually takes 30 – 90 minutes of time. Upon completion of the study, you’ll get paid within 5 – 10 days via PayPal. It is also open to global residents who have an internet connection. Oh and you are required to have Skype installed on your computer.
Don’t have a laptop or PC? No worries! Validately hires testers to complete mobile and website tests for companies. The pay varies though: Complete a 5- minute test and get paid $5. Live test where you speak via phone and share a screen with a moderator, pay a minimum of $25 for 30 minutes. Payments are issued via PayPal within 5 business days.
To enrol in the program, submit your email address, password and preferred mode of testing (desktop, tablet or smartphone). You will receive assignment via email job opportunities are available. Tasks vary in nature, as does the pay. You can do a job in less than a minute and get paid 10 cents. Enroll issues payment via PayPal.
6. 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 earn even more. This one is actually harder to earn from than the rest of the sites onthis list, since you have to find bugs to make money (what if there aren’t any?). But don’t fret, you can also get paid for rating apps. Test IO pays out monthly using PayPal, Payooner, Skrill, or bank transfer. Test IO was founded in 2011 and has offices in San Francisco and Berlin.
IntelliZoom 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 issued via PayPal usually between 10 to 14 days after completion of the test.
Respondent is a research study platform that conduct surveys, focus group studies and website testing. You can create an account using your Facebook or LinkedIn profile. Fill in your contact information, employment status and demographic. Earning potential is pretty big on Respondent as some gigs that last for 60 minutes go for $100. It also has a referral program.
Now, you’re probably thinking you can get new iPhone in a few days if you sign up on all these sites and invest a few hours a day. Good for you but however (there’s always a however) this is not some get rich quick scheme. These sites are extremely popular and can go for weeks without needing new applicants. The test opportunities don’t come every day so I’ll advise you sign up for as many as you can. As you can tell by now, you would need a PayPal account to collect payment from almost all these sites. While this will not make you rich, I hope it help you make some extra cash.