Website Testing: How I Made $20 in Less Than 30 Minutes

Website Testing

Last night, between unpacking from our camping trip and going to bed, I had about a half hour to spare. So, I opened my laptop and earned $20 in less than 30 minutes. How did I do it?

When I was saving $10,000 in one year, every minute counted when it came to making money. A few months ago, I found a side hustle that makes me money whenever I have my computer and about a half hour to spare. I started dabbling in website testing for $10 per test on www.usertesting.com.

How Does Website Testing on User Testing Work?

You simply sign up , visit the website or app (they have mobile site testing too), complete a few tasks, then get paid $10 for completing the test.

How Do You Sign Up?

Go to www.usertesting.com, enter your email address, and then complete a sample test. Once User Testing approves you, you can begin taking the tests.

How Long Does it Take?

The amount of time it takes to finish each test varies, but you should give yourself around a half hour. Last night, my tests took 13 minutes and 15 minutes. However, I have had a test take about 40 minutes before as well. Typically, mine range from 20-30 minutes.

How Do You Test?

Once you sign up, you’ll have a dashboard each time you visit the site. On your dashboard is a list of tests that need people. You will have to take a survey to qualify for each test. Sometimes, sites are looking for a specific user. There are many tests you may not qualify for, but do not get discouraged; there will be plenty of tests throughout the day and week.

Before you begin a test, make sure you are in a quiet, distraction-free place.

Once you qualify for a test, you will be given a webpage and given step-by-step instructions on each task. As you move through the tasks, you speak your thoughts aloud. You can talk about what you like about the site, how difficult it is to complete the task, whatever you are thinking. It may feel a little awkward to be speaking your thoughts aloud, but you’ll get used to it.

How Do You Get Paid?

Once you have completed all of your tasks, you may be asked to complete a brief survey at the end. Once everything is complete, you will receive $10 via PayPal seven days later. You must finish the test completely to earn the money.

It is important that you do quality work because businesses can rate your review. The better your reviews are, the more tests you will have available to you. Also remember that this isn’t a get rich quick scheme. It is simply a way to make a few extra bucks when you have a little free time. In the few months I have been website testing, I have made $70.  So don’t expect to be making thousands of dollars. But do expect to have some money to buy lunch or a few cups of coffee each month. If you have more time to spare, you can make more money.

(Oh… and if you are wondering: no, this is not an affiliate. I am not getting compensated for this post. I just have been very happy with website testing on this site and wanted to share with you!)

How do you make extra money in your spare time?

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