Today I’m going to be looking at another Usability testing platform – which also happens to be one of my top extra income pass times.
Seeing as many platforms will pay you at least $10 per test, (which are only 15-20 mins) they go way beyond other things, like survey sites).
Actually, with this one you may be able to make more than $10 per test, (more details below).
So, if Userlytics is legit, how does it work and is it really worth your time and energy signing up? Let’s see!
My Userlytics review, will be broken down into the following sections:
- What Is Userlytics? First Impressions.
- How To Sign Up With Userlytics.
- User Testing Example & Tips For Testers.
- How Much Do You Make & How Are You Paid?
- PROS VS CONS.
- Is Userlytics Legit?
- Beyond Testing Websites, Making More Online:
As extra income goes, these sites are right up there with some of the best “easy,” opportunities online.
If you’re looking to make money online fast, this is the sort of opportunity that can pay off.
However, it’s still only going to bring in a little extra each month, (even if you’re really dedicated).
If you’re wanting to make more of a full-time income online, start learning here for free.🙂
What Is Userlytics? First Impressions:
My first impressions of this site, were great – the website certainly looks professional and is really attractive to look at.
They do a good job of explaining exactly what is on offer right away on their homepage and it’s easy to figure out what you need to do and what is on offer here.
So what IS on offer?
Well, this platform provides opportunities to two different types of people.
The first are website owners and App developers, who would like to test their products and services on the public.
Generally, there are going to be various issues that the clients want to detect, (such as ease of use and navigation issues).
The simplest ways of detecting any errors or problems, is use people who are unfamiliar with the products, to check them out.
By having people perform tasks on a clients website or App, different issues can be exposed and this can help the client make improvements.
The second person this site is useful for, is the User Tester – the person actually giving this feedback.
This opportunity allows people to make a small amount of money from home, by completing these tests.
You don’t need any specific experience – but there are some technology requirements you need to fulfill to complete the tests, (more info on that below!).
Your screen and voice will be recorded as you do the tests and, in some cases, you will also be recorded while you complete tests too.
Userlytics give some great video examples of User Testers in action right on the homepage too, (I’ve shared a video further down with one of those – well worth a watch!).
By seeing the Testers in action, you will know exactly what is expected of you as a Tester.
You can also see some of the well-known names that Userlytics has already worked with on their homepage, (example below!).
How To Sign Up With Userlytics:
Before you sign up, you need to be over 16 years of age.
To get started with Userlytics, head to their homepage and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
There you will find the text, “Tester Sign Up” on the right hand side and there is also a handy FAQ section.
You can join from many countries from around the World…
Including; anywhere in Europe, North America, South Africa, Southeast Asia, Japan, China and others.
Before you sign up; make sure you are able to comply with their technical requirements….
Via Desktop you need:
- Mac – OSX 10.13 or highter.
- PC – windows 7 or higher.
- Standard browser, (Chrome, Firefox etc).
- Webcam, (for some tests).
- The Userlytics recorder downloaded to your desktop device.
Via Mobile you will need:
- Android 5.0 (lollipop, or higher).
- Iphone, (IOS 10, or highter).
- Standard browser, (chrome, Firefox etc).
- Front camera, for some tests.
- The Userlytics APP, (IOS or Android) downloaded to your mobile.
While you need a microphone in both cases, apparently the microphone already connected to your computer or phone should be fine, (you don’t need to buy a separate one).
To sign up initially, you just have to agree to their T&C’s and provide your email address – which you then need to confirm.
From there you can enter your full name and create a password. From here, you’re ready to login to your account.
You can login to your Tester account on the top right hand side of the main website.
Once you’re logged into your main dashboard, you can see what tests are available; including any completed tests.
In order to get more of a chance to be invited to tests – it’s a good idea to complete your profile.
For example; my profile was 24% complete when I joined, so I went to complete that right away.
Interestingly, other User Testing sites I’ve checked require you to do a demo-test prior to being accepted.
That’s not the case here, which is even better – you just create your account and you’re ready to go.
Don’t be surprised if there aren’t tests immediately waiting for you, that’s totally normal.
Just ensure you have completed your profile in full, to have the best chance of being accepted.
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How Much Money Do You Make & How Do You Get Paid?
How much you earn at Userlytics, can vary depending on what the task is, how in depth it is and so on.
So, you could be paid $5, $10, $15, or $20 – depending on the project.
However, you could be paid even more and up to $90 for a test in some cases.
To get paid, you do need a PayPal account – so get one of those set up, if you haven’t already.
Once your tests are approved, you’re paid within one week.
You’re not going to make a full-time income from completing tests.
Even if you sign up to multiple sites, tests come in inconsistently and you can’t rely on a steady steam of them every day.
That said, if you are ready to complete the tests as they come in and keep a check on them, it can still make a good little side hustle.
PLUS! Usability Testing is pretty enjoyable for the most part and you can also get to discover new websites and services that you wouldn’t otherwise know about, (as well as influence how they’re improved!).
How you made much from this side-hustle? Let me know in the comments!
User Testing Examples & Tips For Testers:
Userlytics have some helpful videos, actually showing some of the tests being performed.
This is really helpful, both for people hoping to become User Testers, but also for people hoping purchase tests.
Watching how other people complete the tests, really gives you a good insight into how they should be done.
Here are some useful tips to help you get a quality test done…
- Speak clearly and honestly, (if you don’t understand something, explain that and try not to mumble!).
- Speak your mind, try and speak the thoughts that come into your mind as you do the test – this really helps the client to understand any issues that arise.
- Ensure you’re descriptive, without rambling on about irrelevant stuff.
- Read the questions really carefully – if you don’t follow the correct instructions, you’re not going to get paid.
- Only do what they ask you do do. Be careful not to take the test into your own hands and randomly start doing tasks that were not assigned to you.
They also have some good info on the FAQ page, which even gives some great extra info – including:
- What you need to do within the tests,
- What sort of sites you could be visiting,
- What the tasks typically consist of,
- The type of questions asked,
- The time taken, (typically 20-40 minutes).
- Technological requirements.
Plus more – so, it’s worth having a read before you get started.
PROS VS CONS
- Good extra income opportunity.
- Easy to navigate, professional looking website.
- No demo test required to sign up.
- Quick to sign up.
- Can join from 16.
- Pays via PayPal.
- Opportunities to earn extra money, (up to $90 per test for particular ones).
- Some tests will require you to be on camera, (only an issue if you’re camera shy).
- You do need particular equipment to join, (e.g. you can’t complete these tests on a tablet, or a Chromebook).
- A shortage of tests.
Is Userlytics Legit?
YES! This is a good opportunity to make a little extra money.
However, if you do want to increase your income potential, it’s a good idea to try signing up to a variety of different sites.
Here are some links to some other similar platforms I’ve reviewed:
- User Testing, (the main one I use at the moment).
- UTest, (a little bit different here!).
- Testing Time,
- Usability Hub,
If only some of these sites had consistent tests available at all times, you could make some really good money.
Nevertheless, if you’re consistent with checking for tests and sign up to a bunch of them, you will have a better chance of catching them.
Let me know how you get on and you’re welcome to leave a comment!
Beyond Testing Websites, Making More Online:
While this is a legit and fun way to make a little bit of extra money – the income here is going to be inconsistent.
Plus, you’re still going to be exchanging your time for money. Once you stop doing the tests, you stop getting paid.
That’s why several years ago, I wanted to look for was to generate passive income…
I wanted to create something whereby, the work I do today – could pay off in months, or even years down the line.
The main way I generate passive income today, is through having my own website.
Because, content that I create on a blog or website can generate an income long into the future.
With your own site, you can make money via sponsored posts, affiliate marketing, paid advertising, email marketing and more.
If you want to learn how to generate passive income long term, it’s not easy – but it worth it!
Fortunately, this step-by-step training helped me understand it.
It can take some time to start making consistent money with a website, so you may want to check out these other ideas – to keep you earning in the meantime! 🙂
If you have any questions about Usability testing…. or would just like to leave a comment, feel free!
All the best,