Be a User Tester: Earn $10 per Website test and $15 per Mobile test

How it works

  1. Website owners will pay to watch a real person use their site so they can discover where their site is confusing. UserTesting has a panel of “user testers” to do this. If you become one of our user testers, then whenever your demographic profile is requested, you’ll have an opportunity to earn money using a website.
  2. You use our screen recorder to record a video of what’s happening on your screen – mouse movements, clicks, and keystrokes – and your spoken comments while you use the website you’re testing. (Videos are typically 15 minutes long.) Watch a sample video.
  3. You answer four questions in writing about your experience. See a sample summary.
  4. You’ll earn $10 (paid with PayPal). Note: No webcam required. Your face is not recorded.

How to become a user tester

  1. Be at least 18 years old
  2. Have your own PC or Mac (Mac OS X 10.7 or higher), a broadband Internet connection, and a microphone.
  3. Use our screen recorder to record your screen and verbal comments as you browse a sample website.
  4. Fill out a one-page form with your demographic information (gender, computer experience, etc.).
  5. If you’d like to take mobile tests, own one or more of the following devices: iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Android tablet. Note: You will need to take a sample website test before you can take mobile tests.

Only your screen and verbal comments will be recorded! Frequently Asked Questions by Testers

Earn $10/$15 for 20 minutes? What’s the catch?

This is not a get-rich-quick scheme. Most people shouldn’t plan on earning a steady income from UserTesting.

Why? You might not receive many (or any) work opportunities. There are three reasons for this:

  1. Your demographics. You’ll only receive work opportunities if your demographic profile matches the target audience of the websites being tested.
  2. An oversupply of user testers. Because this is such a high-paying opportunity, we have more user testers in our database than we have work opportunities.
  3. Your ability to provide useful feedback. To be a helpful user tester, you should be good at thinking out loud, taking the point of view of the customer, and finding things that are confusing.

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Only your screen and verbal comments will be recorded! Frequently Asked Questions by Testers