uTest is a very popular crowd testing platform that has lots of work available globally. Unlike Usertesting, which pays you for short 15-20 minute usability tests or surveys, uTest requires you to functionally test websites/apps/services.
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The work is similar to Testerwork, where you submit bug reports and get paid for it. However, the process is much more streamlined and professional. Also, you get invited for test cycles much more often.
uTest has lots of clients globally, including some popular ones like Tesla, McDonalds, MasterCard, Google and Facebook. Watch this video below to understand how it works:
How do I signup for uTest and start working?
The uTest signup process is pretty simple and streamlined.
- Go to their signup page. Provide your name, email, and date of birth.
- Verify your email address, provide other information such as location, the type of devices you have, etc.
- Once you are logged in, you will be shown a checklist that will take you through the different parts of uTest and help you explore their interface.
Before you start working, you are required to complete your profile and provide information about the different devices you are able to test with. I strongly recommend that you fill up your profile completely.
After that, you will start receiving emails regarding the various test cycles available for you. You can fill up these surveys to be considered for the project. You can also go to their “Projects Board” to see other active test cycles that might be of interest to you.
If you are selected for a test cycle, you will receive further instructions on how to proceed with the testing tasks. You can then proceed with the tasks and upon successful completion, you will be compensated for your work.
How much can I earn and how do I get paid?
The earning potential with uTest is huge, but remember that you cannot earn big amounts from Day 1. uTest has a lot of interesting projects, and all of them have a different pay structure. They pay every 15 days via Paypal or Payoneer.
You are paid for the bugs/issues that you detect and submit to them, or for the different tasks they might give you to test the products/services. As of now, each bug that you report can get you anywhere between 1.1$ to 19.25$.
Your earnings will be slow in the beginning, but as you begin to understand their process and participate in the test cycles more actively, you will be able to earn a more substantial amount. Several people from Reddit report earning more than 300$ per month from uTest, though they have been actively working on the site for more than a year.
Moreover, this article by The Dollar Hacks reports that uTest even offers employment and on-site opportunities for some of their dedicated testers.
uTest Payment Proofs
Don’t expect these payments in the beginning, but if you invest some time and effort into this, you can easily earn a decent income doing interesting jobs. Here are 2 payment proofs from uTest:
Do I need a lot of technical knowledge to work at uTest?
You don’t need to be a professional programmer or tester to work at uTest. Infact, you just need to be able to operate a computer and understand instructions. If you face any problems, they have a very active and helpful community, that you can interact with.
It is recommended that you go through the uTest Academy Courses and learn the various processes of submitting bug reports, testing on different devices, etc. This will help you get accustomed to their workflow. Also, you can interact with their Community and other testers in your test cycle to clear any doubts you encounter.