How it works
- Website owners will pay to watch a real person use their site so they can discover where their site is confusing. UserTesting.com 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.
You use our online 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.
- You answer four questions in writing about your experience. See a sample summary.
You’ll earn $10 (paid with PayPal).
Note: No webcam or software required. Your face is never recorded.
How to become a user tester
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have your own PC or Mac (Mac OS X 10.7 or higher) and a broadband Internet connection. You can record your voice with a microphone or by telephone.
- Fill out a one-page form with your demographic information (gender, computer experience, etc.).
- Use our screen recorder to record your screen and verbal comments as you browse a sample website.
- If you'd like to take mobile tests, own one or more of the following devices: iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Android tablet, Windows phone. Note: You will need to take a sample website test before you can take mobile tests.
Frequently Asked Questions by Testers
What people are saying
“You’re paid $10 for about 10 to 20 minutes of work.”
Good Morning America, ABC News
“UserTesting.com pays people to evaluate websites’ usability and clarity”
“Website testers make about $10 for spending 15 to 25 minutes trying out sites and recording their opinions.”
The Wall Street Journal
“How to Make Money on the Internet for Thinking Out Loud”
“Do you often think out loud to the annoyance of people around you? UserTesting.com is a company that does Usability Testing on websites. They pay $10.00 to User Testers, who have the ability to think out loud, while reviewing websites.”
“Testers visit and navigate through a website”
“UserTesting.com provides quick and cheap website usability testing. Website owners can access a network of pre-screened testers who are articulate and observant and who meet specified demographics. Testers visit and navigate through a website and have their screen activity and verbal comments recorded for the website owner to review.”
“Sounds too good to be true? Nahh, it is true!”
“UserTesting makes it easy for you to make $10 for 20 minutes of your valuable time. Sounds too good to be true? Nahh, it is true. This is a great money-maker for those who know how to speak well. If you consider yourself to be a sociable person, then give it a shot. Extra money will make you feel better about your make-money-online experience.”
“I absolutely love this job!”
“I absolutely love this job because it is so easy! I get paid $10 for each 15 minute session I do, and I also get to check out some really cool sites.”
So Much to Blog About!
“It’s so easy, anyone can do it.”
“There is no shortage of projects to go around — I usually miss out on most of them because other users scoop them up before I get a chance (I do have a job, for crying out loud). But if you’re a stay-at-home parent or college student, you could really pick up a decent amount of money on a day-to-day basis.
It’s so easy, anyone can do it. All you need to know is how to surf the web and talk your way through every click and scroll that you perform. Easy.”
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.com.
Why? You might not receive many (or any) work opportunities. There are three reasons for this:
- Your demographics. You'll only receive work opportunities if your demographic profile matches the target audience of the websites being tested.
- 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.
- 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.