Is Userzoom: Safe And Legit?
I’ve only recently been introduced to sites like this…
where you’re paid to help website owners improve their sites and overall user experience.
I’ve been enjoying discovering these sorts of sites, because they pay fairly well, although, the tests can be infrequent.
If you’re thinking this will be complicated in any way to conduct these tests, it’s really not.
I was hesitant myself at first and wondered what sort of thing I’d be asked to do, but it’s all very straight forward and simple to understand.
They’re looking for ordinary, every day people, to complete simple tasks and provide feedback.
Each test is always explained clearly and instructions are easy to follow.
Userzoom is completely safe & legit, I’ll outline everything you need to know to get started.
What Is UserZoom About?
The user-testing panel aspect of UserZoom, was originally known as YouEye – but has since been aquired by UserZoom.
I was a little confused upon reaching the site, as the actual user-testing panel aspect of Userzoom – is actually called: Intellizoom.
*Userzoom have since informed me that indeed the user-testing panel are known as Intellizoom.
So, when I first went to the Userzoom website, I couldn’t actually see where you could join their panel of testers.
However, it is with Intellizoom that you want to register with to get on to their panel and test websites. You can do that here.
So, IntelliZoom provides a similar opportunity to many other Usability Testing sites out there.
You conduct small tasks via a website, (while having your screen and audio recorded as you do so).
This will help website owners improve things such as layout, navigation and design of their sites.
It’s all about creating a better user experience and improving their websites to increase profitability and success.
Some other Usability Testing sites out there include:
- User Testing.
- What Users Do.
- Testing Time.
- Enroll App, (tests very limited now, via app!)
In some cases, you may also need to be recorded visually on your webcam, as well as via audio.
Some Usability testing sites are purely audio & your screen recorded…
While others require a webcam as well, to record you as you explore the websites.
Update: IntelliZoom have informed me that you will not always have to be recorded via webcam, some tests are audio only.
So, if you’re camera shy, you can still complete some tests here.
What Do You Have To Do To Get Accepted?
In order to partake, you need to complete a couple of practice tests.
During these tests, your voice, face and computer screen will all be recorded.
If you’re not comfortable with your face being recorded, you may want to try User Testing instead.
As I mentioned earlier though, IntelliZoom tests do not always include video recording, so you could still give it a go and skip those ones out.
All the tests are completely above board and safe to do.
You will get invited to participate in tests depending on your demographic – such as your age, or location.
How Much Can You Make With IntelliZoom?
For a full audio and visual test, (recording both your voice/face and screen) you’ll normally get $10.
For regular surveys, you should get $5.
Each study will take around 10-20 minutes.
You can then be sent your earnings via Paypal, within 21 business days.
How Often Will You Get Tests?
Unfortunately, there is no way to tell you exactly how many tests you can receive.
This will depend on many factors, including your demographic and how many tests they have running.
Tests are also on a first come/first serve basis and will be quickly taken up.
If you’re hoping to make a decent amount from Usability Testing, your best bet is to sign up to several different websites.
UserZoom Product Demo:
The video above shows you exactly what sort of tests you can expect to receive.
Is It Worth Your Time?
If you’re used to joining survey-related sites, the pay on these type of sites is certainly a step up.
The tests can be quite interesting to do and genuinely enjoyable.
The problem is, tests can be infrequent, so you’re not going to make a great deal here.
That being said, I find these sorts of sites much more fun and rewarding to participate in than survey sites!
Conclusion: Is UserZoom Safe And Legit?
UserZoom is a completely above board, safe and a legitimate website.
If you’re looking to make a bit of extra money on the side, then this could be a good way for you to do that.
However, you really need to be on the ball with it if you’re a member of several sites.
Many tests are first come, first serve and it is so easy to miss out.
If you’re already someone who spends a lot of time on the computer, or works from home, then it can be a lot easier to keep track.
Have you had any experience with this site – or other similar ones?
How often have you been receiving tests and how have you found them to do?
Let me know in the comments and share how you have found usability testing.
Beyond Website Testing – Making More Online!
Testing websites is one of the best mid-range opportunities online for making a little bit of extra money on the side.
So many people waste their time doing relentless online paid surveys and, not only are they generally really frustrating, they pay next to nothing.
If you’re looking at making a more substantial amount online though, (such as more of a part-time income, or even a full-time one eventually…)
There are other things you could do too.
I make the most online right now from affiliate marketing.
It’s simple for beginners to learn and, as far as starting businesses go, it’s one of the cheapest and safest ventures you can get into.
It’s also really hands off… as it involves no direct selling, no storing products, no customer service, no shipping/handling.
If you’re interested in how you could build an income online in the long-term, there is some free step-by-step training you could check out here.
It’s certainly not a quick fix, but it is something that can grow massively over time.
All the best,