It’s hard to run a successful site if it isn’t user-friendly. Of course, when you run your own site you can easily be blinded from its deficiencies.
Some sites use terrible fonts and colors, have too many pop-ups, and in general are a pain to read. When you encounter sites like this then odds are you don’t even bother trying to read them. You simply leave.
No site owner wants that to happen so they pay other people to test their website for them and provide feedback.
And guess what?
You can be one of those people that get paid to test their websites for them. How cool is that? You simply surf the web, click around on a site, take some notes, and you’re done.
To do this job you simply need to be somewhat Internet savvy and speak fluent English. What does Internet savvy mean? It means you understand the basics of what makes a good website good. If links (you know what links are, right?) are hard to find or you don’t know what is clickable then you should be able to communicate that.
The tests that you take going over these websites usually take anywhere from 5 minutes to 25 minutes.
Unlike taking online surveys though not everybody will qualify for testing websites. Most of these sites make you apply and if you don’t get accepted then you don’t get to sit on your butt to get paid for clicking around on websites.
16 Sites That Will Pay You to Test Websites
Earn $10/$15 for 20-minutes of work. To become a website tester – submit your email address and apply. Testers must take a sample test before receiving any assignments. This gig is open to US and International residents who can receive payments via PayPal. Each test takes approximately 15 – 20 minutes.
Respondent is a research study platform that conducts surveys, focus group studies, and website testing. To get started, create an account using your Facebook or LinkedIn profile. Then fill in your contact information, demographics, and employment status. Once everything is complete, you can start browsing projects and apply for ones that sound interesting to you. At the time of writing this post, there was one website testing gig that paid $40 for 20-minutes, and another that paid $100 for 60-minutes. With Respondent, you’ll need to log in and check the status of pending projects.
Earn money by speaking your thoughts while doing a series of tasks at Userbrain. Each project takes approximately 5 – 15 minutes and you’ll be paid $3 per test via PayPal. Payments are distributed weekly.
Earn up to € 50 per study. Each study is conducted via Skype and usually takes 30 – 90 minutes of time. Once the study is completed, you’ll get paid within 5 – 10 days via PayPal. Testing Time is open to global residents who have an internet connection, and Skype installed on a computer.
Earn $10 for 15 – 20 minutes of your time. To become part of the TryMyUI team first, sign up for an account. Next, you’ll need to take and pass a qualification test. The qualification test is a sample test that shows you understand the process and requirements. After you qualify, you’ll be sent test opportunities via email. Payments are made biweekly via PayPal.
Get paid $10 for providing your thoughts on various websites. To become a website tester, register for an account, and take a sample test. Once your sample is approved, you’ll start getting assignments by email. Payments are made via PayPal at the end of each week.
Make money for providing feedback on websites, applications, prototypes, concepts and more. To apply, register for an account, and then wait for an invite to complete an assignment. Once you’ve completed your assignment, you’ll be paid $10 per task via PayPal.
hIntelliZoom 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 made via PayPal 10 to 14 business days after the completion of the study.
Validately hires testers to complete mobile and website tests for companies. Compensation varies: Complete a 5-minute test and get paid $5 bucks. Live tests where you speak via phone and share a screen with a moderator, pay a minimum of $25 for 30-minutes. To locate the testing gigs, scroll down to the bottom of their website and click on “sign up” under the category “panel”. Payments are issued via PayPal within five business days of the test.
Get paid to give feedback on clients’ websites. To get started, fill out the application and take a sample test. Once approved, you’ll receive assignments via email. Each test takes about 20 minutes to complete and pays 8 £ or around $12.50 US dollars. Payments are issued via PayPal on the 25th day of each month.
uTest hires independent contractors for quality assurance testing for various software and hardware. According to their job posting on Dice, their customers include brands like Google, Amazon, Netflix, and more. To get started, fill out their online application (takes approximately 10 minutes), take an audition test to showcase your tech skills, then wait for assignments to be sent to you via email. I wasn’t able to find out how much testers are paid, but the job listing on Dice.com said, “In 2016 alone, we paid out over $20 million to QA testers worldwide.”
Loop11 is an Australian-based company that occasionally takes submissions for paid website testers. You must complete a 5-minute qualification test to prove your suitability. There’s not a lot of information on pay, but their website says that they pay above-average rates and bonuses. They also claim to work with companies like IBM, JPMorgan Chase and Go Daddy. According to the Founder’s LinkedIn profile, Loop11 has been in business since 2009.
Make money by testing out websites. To enroll in the program submit your email address, password, and pick your preferred method of testing (desktop computer, tablet, or smartphone). Once you’re fully registered, you’ll receive emails when assignments are ready for you. Tasks vary in nature, as does the pay. I did one job that took less than a minute, and it paid .10 cents. Enroll issues payments via PayPal.
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’ll earn even more. If you don’t find any bugs, you can also get paid for rating apps. test IO pays out monthly using PayPal, Payoneer, Skrill, or bank transfer. test IO was founded in 2011 and has offices in San Francisco and Berlin.
Test out web products like Intuit’s TurboTax, QuickBooks, Mint, and their ProConnect products like ProSeries and Lacerte. Tell test givers what you like and don’t like about the products. Studies range from 30 minutes to two hours, and for each 30-minute interval you complete, you’ll earn a $50 Visa Rewards Card. Most studies are conducted remotely through the BlueJeans web conferencing tool, although they also have some face-to-face studies too.
Get paid to test websites for Cheakealos. Feedback sessions last 15 minutes and you’ll be paid € 8 for each session. This opportunity is open worldwide you just need a PayPal account, a PC, smartphone, or tablet, a good internet connection, and the capability to speak in English or Spanish.
So you have 9 sites to work with. You might be trying to calculate how much money you can make per hour if you work with all 9 sites, but something you have to keep in mind is that you and I aren’t the only two people that know about these sites.
Thousands of others are taking advantage of these sites as well and because there are fewer customers than testers you shouldn’t expect to have your inbox flooded with opportunities.