If I told you that you could earn $10 for 20 minutes of work, would you do it? If so, then read on….
In the past, website owners have had to avoid putting their website through the usability testing process, largely due to the extremely high costs.
Recently, a new concept created by x, has not only given website owners the chance to get an in-depth review of how well a website works, but it has also given you the chance get paid for testing website usability.
How Does UserTesting.com Work
The website owner pays to get a recorded and written website usability critique of the “user tester” speaking their thoughts while browsing through their site.
The tester in return gets paid $10 per review for about 20 minutes of work.
UserTesting is constantly building their database of possible testers, so that when paid website testing work comes in, they can search for the perfect users that fit the demographic group required for that particular project.
Applying to be a User Tester
First, you will need to complete an application form on the UserTesting Application page. You will have to fill out some information about yourself, and then you will be required to show your capabilities by testing the usability of a sample website. All the required software is provided for free through UserTesting.
Here are some useful website testing tips:
- Before completing the application form, make sure to watch one of the sample review videos so that you know what is expected of you.
- Be articulate and honest while reviewing a website. Voice your thoughts and point out the good points of the site, but more importantly describe the flaws and things that you think should be changed.
- Speak clearly and loudly.
- Take the point of view as a possible customer.
- When an appropriate project comes up that fits your demographic, you will be contacted.
- Don’t rely on being able to test websites usability as a steady income. The pay is good, but you may not be receiving regular reviewing opportunities. If you’re lucky you may get 2-3 jobs a week.
- At the moment, the only website known to offer this service is UserTesting, but as the concept catches on you can expect similar websites to emerge. So be on the look out.