Learn How to Make Money on Trymata
Looking for tips on how to make money on Trymata? Not sure where to get started?
In this Trymata earning guide, we'll break down how each opportunity on the platform works, ways to maximize your earnings (and waste less time), and more.
What is Trymata?
Trymata (formerly TryMyUI) is a crowdtesting marketplace that connects researchers with freelance usability testers. Here, website or app owners can hire out for moderated or unmoderated usability tests which testers are paid to participate in. Founded in 2015, the platform claims to have already helped facilitate over 1M usability tests. Learn more.
How Much Money Can You Earn on Trymata?
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How to Start Earning on Trymata
If you're brand new to Trymata, first, before signing up, make sure you meet the requirements:
|Minimum Age:||18 years old|
|Supported Devices:||Android Phone, Android Tablet, iPad, iPhone, Linux Computer |
To become a paid tester on Trymata, you MUST take the platform's qualification test on a desktop computer. Trymata clients can access the platform via web browser on any device (user experience may vary).
Step 1: Create a Trymata Tester Account
To create your Trymata tester account, sign up here. Once you set your email and password, you'll need to confirm your email address.
Then, enter your demographic information:
Note: Trymata uses your demographic info to connect you with relevant tests, so be sure to fill it out accurately.
After you've filled in your demographic info, you'll be asked to approve Trymata's tester agreement, which basically asks you to keep all info from tests confidential, states the requirements for testing, and other important info.
Step 2. Read the Test Guidelines
Trymata has a multi-page list of guidelines for testing. Read this carefully as it states all the things you need to do as a tester to make your tests high-quality and helpful (and prevent them from being rejected).
Here's a summary:
- Read all instructions out loud
- Put yourself in the right frame of mind
- Perform all tasks in order
- Follow task instructions closely
- Always keep talking
- Pay special attention to little things that could be improved
- Write clearly and concicely in the written section
Step 3. Take the Qualification Test
The qualification test is an unpaid test that will determine whether you'll be accepted for paid tests or not.
To start, feel free to watch the ‘Example usability test video” — available on the dashboard — to get an idea of what's expected.
Next, download the Trymata screen recorder for your device. Keep in mind you must take the qualification test on a desktop.
When you're ready, set 20-30 minutes aside and download and execute the qualification test file. Be sure to read all the instructions and perform each task carefully and as well as you can.
After you're done the test, all that's left to do is to wait! You'll receive an email notification within a few days to a few months letting you know whether you're approved or not.
Step 4. Start Doing Paid Tests
If you're approved, open up your Trymata dashboard and look for a paid test. If there are none, wait it out.
Every time you get selected for a test, you will receive a notification via email (and a push notification if you are on mobile), but you need to be fast to catch these tests! Good luck!
2 Ways to Make Money on Trymata
1. Test Websites
To perform website usability tests, you need a computer. Any operating system will work.
After you have the Trymata software installed, just wait for a “new test” email notification (you can keep your Trymata dashboard open and refresh it manually too). When you see an available test, claim it as quickly as you can.
There are no pre-screeners for tests, but sometimes clients ask for certain requirements regarding your activities or hobbies like “must enjoy football.” Make sure you don't take tests that you don't meet the requirements for, otherwise your test might get rejected.
If you meet the test requirements, click “Take test” to download the test file, then execute it to launch the Trymata test software.
Carefully read the frame of mind and task instructions before getting started.
Once you finish and submit the test, you should hear back within a few work days (for me it has always been one work day) mentioning if the test was approved or not, including and any feedback from the client and Trymata graders.
- Pay attention to the “mind frame” – Each test will ask you to adopt a certain frame of mine (e.g. you're planning a wedding). Be sure to really commit and stay in this frame of mind for the entire test.
- Follow the instructions carefully
- Always speak everything you think – This is the major tip to be successful with Trymata (or any usability testing sites).
- Be engaged and interested – Trymata wants testers to actually care about the site/app being tested. Give as much feedback as you possibly can.
2. Test Mobile Apps and Sites
To perform mobile tests, you need a smartphone or a tablet. The Trymata app is available on both Android and iOS, and you can receive test notifications straight to your device.
The testing process for mobile tests is essentially the same as for desktop tests.
Tip: You NEED to have “Show Taps” enabled on your phone, otherwise the test will not be accepted. Follow all the other tips above when mobile testing as well.
A Note on Moderated/Unmoderated Tests
Both website and app tests on Trymata can either be moderated or unmoderated. Most are unmoderated, meaning you'll complete them on your own via the Trymata recording software. However, moderated tests will be conducted live over webcam, with real-time instructions and feedback from a researcher.
Trymata Tips and Tricks to Earn More Money
Ok, now that you know how to make money on Trymata, let's look at some tips to help you earn more in less time.
- Think out loud, literally. Customers are interested to hear your impressions and thoughts as you go through their website or app. Also, be sure to be on top of the required tasks and follow the instructions carefully. Keeping your rating high is the most important part of being a Trymata tester.
- Fill out your entire demographic profile to increase your chances of getting a test.
- Apply to tests quickly. They're filled on a first-come-first-serve basis, so if you're too slow you could miss out.
How to Cash Out Your Trymata Earnings
Trymata has no minimum payout/cash out amount.
Payouts on Trymata can be received via PayPal.
After hitting the payout threshold and/or requesting a cash out, you can expect to receive your reward/earnings right away or within up to 5 days.
Note: Payouts for approved tests are sent every weekday. Trymata says most tests are approved for payout within a few days.
Hope you found this Trymata earning guide helpful. You should now have a much better idea of how to make money on Trymata + all of the different money-making opportunities available on the platform.
If you have any questions, or if there's something we missed, please send us a message!