Five Sites That Will Pay You To Test Out Websites And Apps

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    Website testing was one of the first legitimate side hustles I found when I was first looking for ways to make money online. For only a few minutes of my time, I could get paid up to  $60 an hour to use sites and apps – and give feedback on their user experience.

    The best part was that all the work was done on my own schedule. I would get notifications when new projects became available, and I could choose what looked interesting to me. 

    Now, while website testing won’t be able to replace your full time income (at least not for the majority of people) it is a great side hustle with a decent pay.

    To become a website tester, all you need to do is sign up on one of the user testing  sites and complete some simple tasks on the site or in the app (usually between 5 and 15 minutes).

    Your work will be evaluating the performance of a specific function or checking if something is easy to find within the application or site you’re testing. Once your session is complete, you’ll get an instant feedback survey where you can give your thoughts about your experience using the product or service you were testing.

    Here is a list of the most popular websites that pay you to test their sites and apps:


    This one is probably the most popular one from all the testing sites out there. Tasks include: product testing and user interface design. 

    You also get to choose what you’d like to test. 

    You can get paid to test mobile apps, websites and desktop software.

    You’re even paid to use new technologies. 

    It’s your choice – test as much or as little as you want. 

    It is free to sign up, and you can earn up to $60 an hour for your work.

    One thing I like about User Testing is that they pay you within 14 days of completing a project. Payments are made via PayPal (unlike some other user testing websites which make you wait weeks before payment) and are sent out every two weeks on Mondays – or whenever your earnings reach $30 (unless they tell you otherwise).


    This is similar to, but you get paid to test websites and software instead of apps. 

    They offer a more extensive list of tasks to complete, and often have more than one project available at any given time. 

    You can work as much or as little as you like on their platform, and if you want, you can test multiple projects at once. 

    One thing I like about TryMyUi is that just like UserTesting the pay is sent directly into your Paypal account – so it’s super easy to access them from your bank account or debit card each month. My only dislike? It takes a few days to receive your payment (and after completing the project).


    Userzoom is a website and mobile app user testing platform that pays you for beta testing. 

    You’ll get paid to ‘try out’ apps and give feedback on them, as well as platforms like OS software, browser extensions and websites. You can test products from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, Windows and even Microsoft websites (such as MSN).

    You get paid to test only on your own time – which means you don’t have to wait around for an assignment or search for a product to test. You’ll receive notifications when testing opportunities arise, and will be able to take the ones that are interesting for you.

    Similar to the other two websites, you don’t have to test any specific products or services. 

    You can work with whatever project that you want to test. 

    Like UserTesting, payments are made via PayPal once your earnings reach $30. 

    The only downside is that you have to be patient for a few days to get a notification when a new task is available for you – instead of being able to see new tasks at any given time (like with UserTesting). 


    Their motto is “earn money while you learn” and their site is very straightforward and easy to use. 

    As a user tester, you won’t be able to test any specific products or websites. 

    Instead, you will get different tasks from different companies for each session, and all the work is done for you automatically – there is no need to complete any surveys or anything like that. You are paid through PayPal (there is no minimum amount to earn) and receive your payments once a month. 

    Their payment options are pretty limited, but most users say that the pay is still really high compared with other user testing sites.


    Another great website which pays $5 per test – with each test taking about 5 minutes to complete. 

    Their motto is “empower the consumer” and their site has a similar feel to TryMyUI.

    You don’t have the opportunity to choose what tasks you want to complete, but you do have the option of working on projects that best fit your schedule. 

    They usually have between 2-4 projects available at any given time. 

    This website pays per session and these sessions can be completed in whatever time frame you prefer – even as little as 5 minutes if you want.

    They pay $5 per task (which typically take about 5 minutes each), but you have to earn a minimum of $10 before you can get paid.

    How to apply?

    The application process is very similar for all of the websites. You need to to create a profile which will be used to match you with jobs that fit your skill set.

    Most of the time, you’ll need to fill out some sort of personal or professional bio (this is so they can target the projects that best fit your skills and interests). You would usually need to pass a trial testing in order to prove that you are able to follow the test instructions and complete it to the required standarts. Once you pass this, you will be good to go.

    The above are just some of the websites that I have used for tests. There are many others out there with similar tasks.

    So if you’re looking for an easy way to make some extra cash, then this might be the perfect way for you.

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