Hi there and welcome to my review of UserTesting. Are you looking to make money as a website tester? It's kind of like mystery shopping. The only difference is that instead of walking into a department store like a 'secret agent,' you will have to talk about your experience as you navigate your way through websites.
Sounds pretty interesting, doesn't it? The UserTesting platform offers you this opportunity. Is UserTesting legit, or can you make some decent money here? I registered with them. This review is based on my personal account of having used the platform.
I am not sure about you, but to me, my time is very precious. It's the one commodity that we are never certain of how much we still have left. Having said that, I value and appreciate your time in checking out this review.Thank you.
It is my hope that it will give you all the answers that you are looking for, to help you to make an informed decision.
Great, let's get started.
NAME OF COMPANY: UserTesting
PRICE: Free to join.
WHAT IS ABOUT: Allows you the opportunity to make money as a website tester.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE BEHIND USERTESTESTING?
These days companies want to provide the best User Experience(UX), when clients visit their website.
In an effort to get feedback, on how their services are and what they can improve upon, to make things better, they turn to a company like UserTesting.
The platform allows the client to target the right audience, see and talk to their customers, uncover insights about their experiences and build up and improve where necessary.
This is where you come into the picture. You can help by providing feedback to these clients by becoming a website tester. In exchange for your efforts, they pay you.
How do you get started with Usertesting? Let me show you.
HOW TO GET STARTED WITH USERTESTING?
It's free to join UserTesting. Once you have registered, your next step will be to wait for them to send you a verification e-mail.
You will have to download the Usertester software and be required to submit a sample test in order for your application to be considered.
Don't worry the test is pretty easy. All you have to do is talk about your experience of browsing through a particular website. In my case, the task was to navigate an "Air and Space Museum," website.
I was assigned specific tasks such as locating a "map of the museum," and finding out "on which particular days the museum was closed." I had to talk during the entire process, as I tried to find my way on this particular website.
Here is a short clip to demonstrate to you, how one of the users are performing a test on a client's website.
What happens after you complete the initial test application?
Unfortunately they will not let you know of the outcome of your application immediately. You have no choice but to sit tight and wait.
HOW MUCH CAN YOU EARN AS A USERTESTING TESTER?
According to the official Usertesting website, participants can earn $10 for each completed website test or app test. A test is a 15-20 minute recording followed by a series of questions.
It is a bit hard to give you a clear indication as to how many assignments you can get on a daily basis. However, the official Usertesting website states that most of their clients are based within the United States.
That means that if you are staying elsewhere, then it's safe to assume that you will probably get less websites or apps to test.
Furthermore completing an assignment or test, does not guarantee that you will get paid. The client reserves the right to refuse your work should they not be happy for a particular reason. If this is the case, it means that all of your hard work goes down the drain.
Bottom Line: It's uncertain as to how much money you can make as a website tester on the UserTesting platform.
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT USERTESTING
I like the fact that it's free to join the platform.
In addition to Paypal, they also pay you via bank deposit.
Should your application for a website tester be approved, then I think that $10 pay for 20 minutes of work is decent.
WHAT I DO NOT LIKE ABOUT USERTESTING
I do not like the fact that one has to download the software to get started. Not to say that it's really that big of a deal, but it's something that I am not fond of doing.
There is no guarantee of jobs available. If you live outside of the United States, there is a high chance that you may not get as many assignments or jobs as you would hope for.
This is NOT a passive income earning opportunity. You have to be actively engaged in the testing of websites. In other words, you will be trading your time for money.
IS USERTESTING LEGIT? MY PERSONAL OPINION
Is UserTesting a scam? I do not think that the UserTesting platform is a scam. Many famous brands such as VISA and Walmart endorse their services. From that point of view I think that UserTesting is legit.
However, is it a worthwhile option for you as a tester?
Should you meet all of their criteria, then I believe that you can make some decent money with Usertesting. This is, providing that you will be given regular amount of tasks to do.
If not, then one should not rely 100% upon Usertesting.
Keep your options open and join other 'get paid to,' websites. You can have a look at Treasure Trooper. Their pay is much lower, but the jobs are more consistent.
I joined a platform similar to this one called Userlytics. Almost two weeks have gone by since I registered, and I have yet to receive my first assignment. This is my personal experience.
My point, do not put all your eggs in one basket.
What if you are looking for a way to earn passive income online? Is there something that can help you?
Absolutely, let me show you.
CAN YOU EARN A PASSIVE INCOME ONLINE?
Passive income means that you enjoy the benefit of receiving a recurring income. It means that you need to put in some hard work initially, but thereafter, you enjoy ongoing returns without much effort.
One of the best ways to earn a passive income is to build your own online business. One of the key advantages is that it's cheaper to start than a traditional 'brick and mortar' business.
Please don't limit yourself by making the mistake of thinking that it's far out of your reach, or only reserved for people who have experience.
I started four years ago, knowing nothing about how to buy a domain name, or where to go to, to get started with my first website. I was a complete newbie and was worried that the platform that I had joined at the time, would be a scam. I took a chance and gave it a go.Check out my story here.
Today, I have the awesome privilege of having made friends all over the world, and most importantly, earning a passive income online. It's all due to joining this awesome teaching platform.
The business model that I learned is called affiliate marketing.
Affiliate Marketing gives you;
- Flexibility, so you can work at it anytime, from anywhere
- The ability to make profits without having your own product
- The ability to operate a world wide business
- The ability to start a business with low overheads
- The ability to sell without cold calling
- The freedom to make money without recruiting
- The chance to learn and earn, even if you are a complete newbie.
It would be my pleasure to show you proof that it works and how you can get started. Click here.
Thanks so much for joining me on this UserTesting review.
I hope that it has helped you out.
Should you decide to go ahead and sign up with UserTesting, do let us know of your experience.
If there are any questions, or anything else on your mind, just leave it in the comments section below, and I will definitely get back to you.
Wish you everything of the best.
Kind Regards and Take Care
10 thoughts on “Is UserTesting Legit?Is It The Best Website Testing Job For You?”
I had no idea what the user-testing business was all about. Interesting but a bit scary given the fact that its essentially a one-and-done process with no further income tied to the effort. To many negatives and you have no control over when the next gig is going to be!
I agree that the affiliate marketing with a residual income is the best way to go versus the active income comparison you have in the article. I am familiar with Wealthy Affiliate and my information is that they are the top of the pyramid when it comes to the full suite of tools that people need to get started and the maintain an active presence in the blogging and affiliate marketing business.
The residual income argument is absolutely the single best reason to go with Wealthy Affiliate. The income is much more predicable and if you’re going to try to replace your current job related income, then the residual side of the coin is the way to go.
Thanks for a comment really appreciate it. Yes, Wealthy Affiliate allows you the opportunity to learn to build an online affiliate marketing business from scratch. The key thing to remember is that this business will have the potential to earn you residual income.
I think that is the magic of having such a business, where one does not constantly have to trade time for money.
All the best
Hello Roopesh, interesting article. First, I never hear about User Testing. I start reading and thought to myself “OK, maybe I should try User Testing? Looks like something new”. Read till end and change my mind. User Testing more for teenagers or young grown ups, not for people who are really looking for a stable money. It is a complete waste of own time!
Thanks for sharing your insight, much appreciated.
I have been looking at UserTesting for sometime now and I still am not sure how I feel about it. I have tried affiliate marketing in the past without much luck, but your recommendation seems like a very in depth program so I may have to take a peek at it. Thanks
No problem. Give me a shout if you need any help.
Hi Roopesh! I found cool this idea of testing sites. Yeah, 10 USD for 20 minutes is decent. So I downloaded the software. And took the test. I constantly talked into the mic as I browsed through the test website. I tried to be as organized as I could while describing my impressions. I submitted my application and waited. When they sent me their answer, they said I was rejected, LOL!
Could you recommend a similar site to see if I can also apply?
Hey there. Sorry to hear about that. You can check Userlytics They work very similiar.
I didn’t know about UserTesting. It sounds really interesting. I have gone through the site after reading the article. Freelancers may consider this site to earn from online. Good thing is that anyone can have a free account to work on this platform. What I have realized after joining an online marketing platform is that one should have patience and dedication to become successful.
That is true, patience and dedication is definitely something that is needed when one joins and online marketing platform. When you sign up to a platform that is going to help to build your own online business, it takes time but the end results are to have a passive income stream built.
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for this website testing platform that I reviewed.