Side Hustle – Website Testing

As promised, part one of my side hustle journey. Currently I’m one like many who live paycheck to paycheck. My goal is to find side hustles (currently focusing on ones from home) that can make me some side cash. It may only be a one time side hustle or it could turn into a career. You never know unless you try. Part one is on website testing also known as user testing. If you don’t know what user testing is, companies pay normal everyday people to test their websites. Why? Well they want to make sure it’s easy to use and very user friendly. The more user friendly it is the more business they could get through their website. They hire everyday people because that’s who’s going to be using their website every day. So, if you want a pretty easy way to make some side cash do user testing. All you need is a computer, internet, Paypal account, and a microphone. I literally use my PS4 headset. You could probably use your iPhone headset that has the microphone built on or Amazon has super cheap headsets like this one eBerry® Plug and Play Home Studio Adjustable USB Desktop Microphone Compatible w/ PC and Mac,ideal for Chatting, Skype, MSN,QQ,Yahoo Recording (White).

Steps to get started

  • Go to https://www.usertesting.com/ and go to the top right an click on the box that says get paid to test.
  • Enter your email into the “sign me up section” and check the agree to terms and services box.
  • Go to your email an click on the “confirm your email and start your sample test” link they set you.
  • That link will take you to their sound recording software. Download it!.
  • After it’s finished downloading click the continue button.
  • This page is where you watch a little sample video of how to properly user test and you get ready to make your own sample video. Check out a sample video of someone user testing here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9D1suUiZjo
  • Read the instructions on how to make a sample video and send your sample video into usertesting.
  • After sending in the video you will need to wait a few business days to see if they accept your application. Make sure when you do your sample video they can hear you clearly and your speaking your thoughts out loud.
  • Now that you’ve been accepted your ready to start. Enter your Paypal email and all your profile info.
  • Read their tips on how to get a five star rating on your video.
  • Download the user testing app so you qualify for more tests.
  • Start taking tests. It takes a little bit of time to get through the steps but after you do it’s so easy!

My first test was a test for Microsoft. It was super easy to take. I made ten bucks and it took me thirty minutes. Honestly, now knowing what I know if I took it again I could have done it in 15 minutes. It’s a little awkward talking out loud to yourself but, once you get over that you can make some serious side cash money pretty quickly. They pay quick too! You do want to make sure you speak your thoughts out loud and that they can hear you clearly. If you don’t you could get a low rating and companies won’t send you tests. I know there’s a few other websites you can sign up for to do web site testing but, you may have to pay a monthly fee to use the site. Usertesting.com is free and it’s legit that’s why I picked it. People I’m not computer savvy if I can do this you can do this. Stop waiting, sign up, follow the easy instructions, and start making money. If you have any questions, comments, or advice please comment below.

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