Where and How You Can Make Money Testing Sites

By | November 14, 2019

In a world of illicit online business opportunities, it’s awesome to know there a couple of legitimate online side hustles you can leverage to earn a considerable side income. One of such side hustles is testing websites. If you haven’t tried that at all, then it’s high time you did and learned what it’s about, who’s going to get you paid to test websites, and what the revenue potential is.

Website Testing

Website testing is a pretty simple idea in which people who don’t have direct connections to an online brand spend some quality time analyzing, accessing, and using the brand’s site by means of providing feedback on the appeal and functionality of the website.
When you imagine how much time and money brands are investing in web development and design, it becomes obvious why they don’t play with testing. While situations are different, the average costs for building up a customized site are:

  • Small business site: $1,500 to $7,500
  • Medium-sized business site: $9,500 to $24,500
  • Ecommerce site: $4,500 to $39,500
  • Large business site: $24,000 to $40,000

How Much Can You Earn?

Let’s be factual about something; you are not going to become rich being a website tester. For the vast majority of people out there, site testing is not structured to serve as a full-time or regular job and will never replace your regular income.
However, it can serve as a supplement to your income and earn you additional spending cash for weekends, those trips, or a huge purchase without having to drain your purse.
Literally speaking, most site testing platforms will pay you anything from $10 per site tested. Once in a blue moon, you can earn $10-$30, but these aren’t common and are offers virtually given to the experienced. A site testing session can last for 10-30 minutes, even though there are some that can last a bit shorter.

Getting Test Jobs

Frequently, site testing opportunities are forwarded to testers via electronic mail – or through a web platform – and you must affirm the test before you can have access. Based on how many users are vying for testing opportunities, it can be difficult to get jobs with some firms more than elsewhere.

Online Platforms

Now, that you have an understanding of the concept of website testing and an ideal clue of what to expect, let’s have a look at some platforms that will get you paid to take such a job. There are a couple of platforms that offer these jobs, and here are a few of them:


UserTesting is one of the most popular platforms in the industry. Brands like Microsoft, Apple, Twitter, eBay, Dropbox, Evernote, and Yahoo consistently use UserTesting and its users to test their new feature updates, websites as well as help track many things. On this platform, you earn $10 for every 20-minute video completed via PayPal.
The transparency and honesty of UserTesting is part of the reasons the company has become so popular. They will strictly let you know that you are not going to get rich working with them, but they give out numerous testing opportunities to their users. The numerical value of opportunities a particular user can be given is based on quality ratings and demographic signals.


Userlytics is a honest and simple website testing company to work with. They are just one of the companies that do not ask for an audition before a user can qualify to start working, and it’s accepting users from all walks of life.
The potential barricade is that you’ll definitely have to be covered through videos, which makes some users reluctant to work with them. Another problematic area is the fact that you only receive payment when the client gives you a positive rating. It implies you may not get paid for doing a couple of testing sessions, conforming to all of the rules if you don’t get positively-rated by the end clients.


WhatUsersDo is totally different from others in that it pays users to test a site prior to going live. It implies that you always stand the chance to test a site and give sensible feedback that will move into the pre-launch planning of the company.
The most awesome thing about this platform is that you can get started with ease, and there are plenty opportunities. What is challenging is that there’s a screening process that specifies you can only be picked for a proportion of the testing opportunities which you applied for. If you get picked, the payment comes on 25th of every month via PayPal.


StartUpLift is yet another website testing company that pays $5 per site feedback offered and accepts users immediately. However, you may not get testing opportunities almost immediately.
The platform is constantly overloaded with so many feedback providers and you may have to take a queue to grab a testing opportunity.


TryMyUI is one of the most respected companies in the site testing industry, but they also ask users to contribute their own quotas. Hasty feedback or half-hearted endeavors aren’t accepted.
This platform pays users $10 for every 20-minute testing session and requires every user to feature audio and video recording alongside providing responses in a written format. You can wait to get some opportunities every week.


Enroll is not as paying as some other platforms listed in this tutorial, but it works too. It’s a low-paying, low-hassle experience that some users will make fun, and others won’t acknowledge that the payout is worth it.
The payouts are much lower than that of other platforms, and you don’t have to submit a video or audio record. Users only need to spend a few minutes to complete each testing session as against the usual 15-20 minutes required in other platforms.

An Important Tip for Being Successful

Site testing has got some popularity over the past years as an ideal business opportunity for generating comparatively easy income from the comfort of your home.
There are a lot of people who have taken the testing jobs with these platforms. In order to earn enough income worth your energy and time, you must be serious about the job.

10 thoughts on “Where and How You Can Make Money Testing Sites

  1. David ben

    hello there nice article i always been a fan of making money online but a new to this thanks very much because i never knew some one could make money for testing website and apps. this is great but i have one question 

    Can someone make a monthly income from this?

    1. admin Post author

      Hi David Ben, thank you for stopping by.

      I am so grateful for your time to read and I am glad you enjoyed it.

      A monthly income? It can be possible if you invest more of your time.

  2. Kara

    I think I may have heard of this a couple of years back but never really pursued it. I am someone who pursued almost every opportunity that I am presented with if it has the potential to make any sort of additional income. I can’t make it try every single thing as there just aren’t enough hours in the day. For something like this I worry about my qualifications and how many jobs I would actually be able to get. As you said, this type of thing is becoming so popular and more and more people are trying to work from home. It makes it hard to be sure to get the jobs that you are trying to pursue.

    1. admin Post author

      Hi Kara, thank you for stopping by.

      I am so grateful for you to read and comment.

      I am glad you enjoyed the post!

  3. PeterMinea

    Hey there!

    Testing sites is not supposed to turn us into rich people, it is right, but I thik that at least this testing work – if we choose to give it some try – would help us improve certain abilities for ourselves, of course while earning some limited revenue like tens of US dollars. We can say that we never know if later in our lives we wouldn’t need user testing abilities for some more important projects.

    I repeatedly noticed that on UserTesting, when clicking the “Be a user tester” option, the site says that they already have all the panelists they need – maybe this also depends on the country that the site is accessed from (I am Romanian). Anyway, if they really closed new registrations, at least there are other user testing sites, and as I said, even though earnings are not that high, this testing activity may be beneficial for our personal skills.

    Best regards,


    1. admin Post author

      Hi Peterminea, thank you for your visit.

      I am so grateful for your time to read and comment.

      I am glad you enjoyed it!

  4. Igor

    Very interesting article. Unfortunately, I checked the sites you named on it and all of them had closed submission. In other words, none of them was ready to accept new testers at this moment.

    this tells me that is it really very competitive niche and not easy to earn money with it. I guess you need to invest a lot of your tome to start making even some money, not mentioning better money. However, it also looks to me to be an easier way of earning “some bucks” online.

    if so many people are doing it, it is probably working well.

    Thanks for this info,

    1. admin Post author

      Hi Igor, thank you for your visit.

      I am so grateful you took time to read and comment.

      You are most welcome!

  5. Mugalu Mansoor

    Thanks for this article because it has been very interesting and enjoyable and I have got to know that their is an opportunity of one becoming a website tester and thanks for providing platforms where to find these opportunities because am soon joining some of these platforms so as to earn myself money. Thanks

    1. admin Post author

      Hi Mugalu, thank you for stopping by.

      I am so grateful for you to read and comment.

      I am glad you enjoyed it!


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