UsertTesting.com is a crowdtesting platform focused on usability testing. Companies can use the platform to get feedback on their websites, apps, prototypes, and more, while contributors (aka testers) can use it to make money by participating in usability tests. Founded in 2007, the platform has grown to become one of the largest and most well-known in the crowdtesting space.
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|Helps You:||Hire Help Make Money|
|Opportunities:||Diary Study Participation Physical Product Testing Research Interview Participation Usability Testing|
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Payments are sent automatically so there's no need to manually request a payout.
|Payout Speed:||7 days|
|Other Notes:||Occasionally, at the end of a test, a researcher might offer you a bonus payment.|
- Good pay. $15-$60 USD/hour is an extremely good average hourly rate.
- Tests are fun and interesting. We've done tests for some well-known companies, which is really cool.
- Weekly payments.
- No minimum to cash out.
- Works on multiple platforms/devices.
- Free to join.
- Easy work.
- Good customer support.
- Not a job replacement.
- PayPal payments only.
- You might not get accepted. If UserTesting already has enough testers from your country, they might decline your application.
- Tests come on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- You will take a lot of screeners and not qualify.
- Live conversations can sometimes be uncomfortable and boring.
- Not available for Linux users.
- Don't lie on screeners. While this can be tempting, UserTesting will most likely find out and it could get you banned.
- Fill out your profile fully, accurately, and keep it updated. This will help you receive more relevant testing opportunities.
- Leave the dashboard open at all times. Some tests go very quickly but leaving your dashboard open will allow you to see them as soon as they're posted, giving you a better chance of qualifying.
- Read the test description before trying to qualify. There’s no point in wasting your time taking a test screener that you know you won’t qualify for.
- Conduct tests in a quiet room. This will help improve your tester rating.
- Test your mic before starting a test.
- Speak clearly and follow instructions carefully when conducting a test.
Note: The pros, cons, and tips featured above are manually curated summaries and/or direct excerpts from our 9 UserTesting Contributor reviews.
UserTesting Contributor Statistics
We've gathered 9 UserTesting Contributor reviews from 6 unique countries/regions.
Here are some insights and statistics from those reviews:
Reported Hourly Earnings
Reported Monthly Earnings
Reported Time to Reach Minimum Payout Amount (For the 1st Time)
- Unknown (11.11%)
- <= 5 minutes (0%)
- <= 1 hour (0%)
- <= 1 day (11.11%)
- <= 1 week (33.33%)
- <= 2 weeks (33.33%)
- <= 3 weeks (11.11%)
- <= 1 month (0%)
- > 1 month (0%)
- > 1 year (0%)
Statistics above are based on self-reported data from our 9 UserTesting Contributor reviews.
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Reviews By Total Earnings
- Unknown (0%)
- Less than $100 (44.44%)
- $100-$999 (44.44%)
- $1,000-$9,999 (11.11%)
- $10,000-$49,999 (0%)
- $50,000-$99,999 (0%)
- $100,000+ (0%)
Reviews By Age Range
- Unknown (0%)
- 13-17 (0%)
- 18-24 (55.56%)
- 25-34 (22.22%)
- 35-44 (22.22%)
- 45-54 (0%)
- 55-64 (0%)
- 65+ (0%)
Reviews By Length of Use
- < 1 month (0%)
- 1-3 months (33.33%)
- 3-6 months (11.11%)
- 6-12 months (22.22%)
- 1-2 years (11.11%)
- 2-3 years (11.11%)
- 3-5 years (11.11%)
- 5+ years (0%)
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It pays really well and if you invest more time into it the pay will increase exponentially.
The app is great and if you want to test new and unreleased apps and sites it's the right app. Really professional app.
Great opportunities, amazing experience and most importantly good pay.
The initial qualifying process is long.
It's a recommendable site despite it being unable to cater for your needs full time.
Usertesting is a great platform for testers or those interested in taking tests for money
- They have very interesting tasks
- Flexible working schedule
- Limited number of tests and many testers
The platform can earn you extra money for doing tasks during free time
Overall Usertesting is a platform meant for free time since the tests are pretty easy and take short time. The pay here is not great tho.
A very user friendly platform. Its easy to use even for beginners
Too many testers make it unworthy since the test slots fill up quickly
It is the best site and pay is good too
It is the best app, the pay is good after successful completion of tests
- You get free products to test from some companies.
- Some products needs to be bought which makes it harder to participate in taking the test.
I think it's a really good platform for someone to make some extra money
Overall, I think UserTesting is a great app if you have good English, live in the US/UK, and have okay technology skills. It pays fairly, it doesn't have you do lots of work for cents. It's fair, and the tutorials are helpful. The site's quite easy to use as well. I just wish there were more tests specifically for my demographic.
Would definitely recommend, if you want to make some spare money too.
- Response regarding your first test is extremely quick - takes only up to 48 hours to know if your sample test is approved or disapproved.
- Clear and well-defined guidelines. The tasks that you need to perform are really well explained.
- Helpful tutorials before beginning with real tests. These tutorials show you what to look out for, and how to get a five star rating.
- Fair payment for each test you take up. The payment varies from $3 to $60 depending upon the type of test - which is quite a lot. On average I get paid about $10 per test.
- Sometimes it's hard to find tests, as you need to be constantly logged into your account and checking your dashboard for tests.
- Some tests with screeners have disappointing results, it's hard to qualify. When I first started with UserTesting, I got lots of tests daily, but they all had a screener and I didn't qualify for any of the, which is sort of annoying as I'd spent all that time taking screeners for nothing.
- Less opportunities if you don’t live in the US/UK.
- When you submit the sample test, make sure that its audio quality is good. This is arguably the most important test, as it's the one that will let you have more opportunities to learn on UserTesting.
- Speak loudly and clearly. Keep on speaking about the tasks that you are doing - don't stop, try not to mumble or say things like um or er.
- Preferably, have good English communication skills. You don't have to be excellent, but you should be good enough to be able to freely express what you're thinking.
- Keep the dashboard open the whole day, maybe in a different window or tab, so you can occasionally check up on it.
The site is fine for testers who would want to try out new services and softwares.
The site is legit. It gives a user the opportunity to try out new things.
- The questions are shorter
- No possibility of task rejection.
- It takes a lot of time to receive a test.
- Register and give all your devices foe more tasks.
- Always answer the questions with atleast one paragraph.
With the right amount of effort it is a great earning opportunity especially for users in the US
Usertesting is a good platform where one can earn a decent income by just participating in tests. They pay through paypal. They send the tests based on your profile. You need to get some fluent English speaking skill and some technical background to be able to perform these tests.
- I love the fact that through this site you can really earn much as some tests pay as much as $60 for a test. -They are very transparent
- They do not alert you for new tests available. You just must log in to find them
- Since each test requires different demographics, the demographics filled in your profile greatly affects your earnings
- Speak loudly and clearly.
- When doing the tests sit in a calm, noise-free environment.
- Perfect your English speaking skills
- Having a fast internet connection is key because the speed at which the tests load dpends on the speed of your internet connection
I easily make $40 a week
It's easy to use and because I get around 3-4 tests a week, I easily make $40 a week.
- Instead of having to look through your email constantly, it alerts you with a sound
- Each test pays $10 and takes no more than 20 min of my day
- You have to be vigilant of the ding sound
Leave it on the background of your computer or laptop with the sound on while you do other things and enable mobile phone testing
It is a reputable site to make additional money on the side.
As a Canadian, many testing sites are catered to the US, but this one has given me a lot of opportunities to earn extra cash on the side.
I would recommend this site for people who spend most of their time on the computer. This way you can keep the UserTesting tab open.
Beware, this is not a full-time job, and you should not rely on it to pay the bills.
- Easy way to earn money on the side
- Paypal cash out allows you to spend the money anywhere
- All payments are in USD so this is actually more than $10 for Canadians!
- Tests are much more engaging and interactive than many survey sites
- The minimum you will be paid for a test is $10 with opportunities for larger payouts up to $60
- No fee to join
- You are notified immediately when there is a new test available
- No minimum cashout
- The tests are all about your opinions and thoughts so there are no wrong answers
- No annoying referral program
- You cannot earn a living with this site - not a steady flow of tests you will qualify for
- You will take a lot of screeners and not qualify - this can be discouraging but keep persevering, a test you do qualify for is coming!
- You are responsible for deducting any taxes from your payments
- Live conversations can sometimes be uncomfortable and boring - I often feel like I am in the hot seat
- Not all countries are actively recruiting new testers
- Tests are on a first-come, first-serve basis
Whenever I am on my laptop, I leave the UserTesting site open on my browser, and if a new test is available I will hear a ding.