UserTesting.com is a leading platform for human insight focused on usability testing of websites and apps. By signing up to participate in testing activities on UserTesting.com, panelists can earn cash rewards in return for providing their opinions through surveys, videos and live interviewing.
Andreea Stan – Our Expert: Andreea is from Timisoara, Romania with a background from user experience (UX) research. Her UX knowledge comes in really handy when reviewing survey experience. Originally joining HuginX as a freelancer, she is now a regular contributor to site. When Andreea is not working with panel reviews, she enjoys old classic movies and she has a passion for baking.
How do I start earning money with UserTesting.com?
The process is relatively straightforward; you start by submitting your email address and take a practice test to make sure you cover the essential criteria to become a tester. These are the requirements:
- A computer or mobile device that meets our minimum specifications.
- Reliable internet connection with upload speed at least 3MBps
- An external or built-in microphone
- At least 18 years of age
- English proficiency: Ability to communicate your thoughts in English
Once you have been approved as a tester, you are ready to be matched with new surveys and tests. By answering screening questions thoroughly, you’ll be able to be matched with more surveys. New tests go live every day, and you’ll receive a notification when you’re eligible to participate.
How much can you make on UserTesting.com?
As soon as you start getting invitations to participate in new studies, you’re ready to make money. UserTesting pays quite well, depending on the projects you participate in. While a 20-minute test pays around $10, you can expect to receive between $30 to $120 for live interviews.
Redeeming your hard-earned rewards
UserTesting.com only pays panelists via PayPal, so make sure you have a valid PayPal account and that your credentials match the profile you have submitted on UserTesting.com. You must also reside in a country that allows PayPal money transfers. After you have completed your app or website test, your PayPal payment will be sent to your email address. This waiting period is necessary to guarantee the quality of all recorded recordings.
- Great user interface
- Fair rewards level
- Straight forward redemption through PayPal
- Much more engaging than a standard survey site
- Only one reward type - PayPal
- Screening questions can be tiring