Last Updated on April 19, 2021
- Top Functional Testing Websites
- Top Usability Testing Websites
- What are crowd testing websites and how do they work?
- What are functional testing websites and how do they work?
- What are usability testing websites and how do they work?
- How much can I earn and How will I get paid?
- How do I maximize my earnings from these websites?
There are two types of legit testing jobs that you can do online. After some time of earning online, I want to grab opportunities that pay me better for my time. Unfortunately, the pay rates for web evaluation and rating jobs such as UHRS, Appen, Lionbridge, etc. have all been going down.
You might get a better rate if you are from some particular countries, and god bless you if you belong to one of those. The tasks have become too simple, and a lot of people have gotten into web evaluation/Internet judging types of jobs.
But there is one new booming industry on the Internet, the crowd testing websites. They require just a tiny little more effort and understanding from your side but pay far better. Plus, there is still only a moderate amount of crowd, so you stand a better chance of earning through them.
Top Functional Testing Websites
A large crowdtesting project by a testing company, called Applause. They have new projects every week so you can easily find something to work on.
One of the other large crowdtesting platform. They pay testers by the hour instead of paying them for the bugs they find (like uTest).
Test IO is yet another function testing website, with lots of work and a promise to get you a project as soon as you finish onboarding. Sounds Interesting doesn’t it?
A great platform for people from the UK. They also have worldwide projects from time to time. Clearing their entry test pays 5 Euros.
They also have new projects coming in every month. But do not expect much from them as of now.
Top Usability Testing Websites
The best website in terms of ease of use and trust factor. They pay a week after you complete any test. Payment varies from 10$-60$.
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Find Usability testing for Google products here. They usually pay via gift cards, but the projects don’t come very frequently.
A similar site to Usertesting, but work is not available for all the countries.
Same concept as other Usability Sites. Give a test, get paid via Paypal. First come, first serve basis.
What are crowd testing websites and how do they work?
Crowd Testing websites are platforms that pay you to perform various type of testing work for companies. You do not need to be a professional tester or have any kind of testing experience of any sort. You just need to be a little computer savvy.
They pay you to perform tests for companies, the pay of which varies from 10-30$/hour (Depending on the platform and your country). There are 2 types of crowd-testing websites that you can sign up for; Functional Testing Websites and Usability Testing Websites.
What are functional testing websites and how do they work?
Functional Testing websites allow people from all over the world to perform real-time testing for websites using their devices. It allows companies to get their software/apps/services tested on a wide variety of devices and real-world conditions.
In this type of testing, the project usually involves testing out various apps/services and trying to find bugs in them.
This helps the companies reduce their testing costs and helps improve their product in unexpected ways. Scroll down for a full list of functional testing websites that have consistent projects available.
What are usability testing websites and how do they work?
Usability Testing Websites help companies test the UI/UX of various apps and websites. It helps them better understand user behavior, and improve upon their experience.
In this type of testing, you are required to use the website/app and talk through about your experience of using the application. You are also required to share your screen (and sometimes) your face. It is advised that you set up your computer for audio recording if you plan to try usability testing websites.
How much can I earn and How will I get paid?
The earning potential of these websites depends on a number of factors, which will be discussed later. But with the right combination, you can earn anywhere between 100-500$ per month from these websites. Several people on Reddit have reported earning way beyond that as well.
Payment methods on all of these are either Paypal or Payoneer. These 2 are the biggest global payments platform, and almost all the websites accept this as a payment method.
Websites like Usertesting pay you one week after every test, while uTest has a bi-monthly payment schedule. Some websites pay once every month. But all of these sites are legit and there are no reports of them scamming anyone.
How do I maximize my earnings from these websites?
There is one biggest factor that decides the amount of test cycles or projects you get: Your Devices. And your profile in general.
The more devices you have registered in your profile, the more test invitations you will receive. Period.
Websites like uTest might ask you to give some additional details regarding the services you use, for matching you with more projects. Make sure to fill them as well.
Then there are other details like the languages you know and your location. Some tests are only available to people in certain locations, or for a certain language.
The idea is to match and qualify for as many test invitations as possible. Usertesting and uTest might not email you for every opportunity they have, so remember to check manually. Look in the project boards, fill surveys on Usertesting, check out your chat messages on Testlio.
Remember to manually log in and check for any updates. Also signup for all the websites. Sites like Testbirds and Testercrowd do not have very frequent projects, but they do have work available every month or two.
So sign up for all websites. Fill all profiles completely. And Keep checking regularly.