Last week was a busy week for me. Yes, it was a festive season here and I could not keep up my schedule.
No regrets! It happens for everyone, right! This is the freedom we all wish to enjoy when we are looking to working from home.
After reading my last post on User testing, a great way to earn money online in India, many of the readers showed their interest and would like to know more about these jobs and like to board.
This pushed me to write one more detailed step by step process post on how to get started with user testing jobs.
As stated in my earlier posts, there are genuine websites that offer user testing jobs. They make payment through Paypal account.
Since India allows Paypal payment, we are eligible to participate as a tester and earn money doing user testing jobs.
There are many genuine websites offer such jobs. UserTesting is one of the best user testing websites. They offer $10 per completed test.
How to get started with UserTesting website?
Here I have given the step-by-step process on how to get started with UserTesting website to become a tester:
First you have to complete the registration process and take a sample test. You will then need to upload the video to become a paid tester.
Although the process sounds a bit tough, the process is easy. Be confident and take the sample test. I have also given a few tricks to pass the sample test. Remember to check it before proceeding.
Before you begin, just check the following to know the pre-requisite:
Getting Started with UserTesting website:
The registration process is so simple. You can just sign up as a tester with your email address. Just give your email address and agree to the terms and services.
I suggest going through the entire home page to know what is being expected from you as a tester.
Once you complete the sign up process, please confirm your email address to proceed.
Look for the subject line: Next Step: Complete a sample UserTesting recording
Sometimes, it may have landed in the junk folder.
Now, you should be ready to take their sample test.
Pre-requisite needed to take the sample test:
- A silent atmosphere. Preferably a quiet room. ( I took the sample test, when my son was at school J )
- Check you have a stable internet connection. Remember you have to upload the video for review once you complete the mock test.
- The software supports PC or Mac system.
- You need to keep your microphone ready
- If you are applying as mobile tester, you should have an iPhone, iPad or android based phone or tablet.
Start downloading their recorder:
After confirming your email address, you will be taken to ‘Setup Screen Recorder’ Page.
It’s time to plug in the external micro phone. Set up the microphone and then download the screen recorder.
Once you set up the screen recorder, you are ready to record the sample video. You have completed the second step and you will move the third one.
Apply to be a tester:
This is the 3rd step of the process. Now, stay calm.
It’s human tendency to click the ‘Launch Recorder’ button immediately once you are on this screen. But wait; please take time to watch the applicant’s sample video.
Locate the link, ‘Watch an applicant’s sample video’ to know what they expect in the sample voice test.
What I understand from my experience is you need to express what comes to your mind when you see the website and screen.
Take Sample test to become a paid tester:
As I mentioned earlier, you will need to pass the test to become a paid tester. In the sample test, you will be given two tasks to get complete.
When I took the test, I got a task to find the layout of the museum in the given popular museum website.
The second task is to find the open hours and holiday details of museum.
There is no right or wrong answer to these questions. What is being expected is how you describe your thoughts when you browse these websites to find the required information.
Talk your thoughts loudly and finally write your findings in the feedback page. Once you complete the task, you need to upload the sample video.
The website will test the sample video and send you the results.
Although they say that they will take an hour or more to send the results, you will get them quickly. Check your email and find if you have passed the sample test.
The first time I took the test, I failed. That’s because I did not watch the sample video of the applicants.
Good that they gave me one more chance. Yes, you will get two chances to clear the test.
Once you pass the sample test, you will receive user testing jobs. You will receive payment when you complete these jobs.
Tips and tricks to pass the sample test:
Remember these tips and tricks to get through the test.
- Speak your thoughts continuously. Don’t be silent or give pause.
- Don’t think like an expert. Just think like a layman who browses the website.
- Don’t concentrate more on completing the task. Just browse the website to find the required information and record whatever comes to your mind.
- When you are writing the feedback, do it in a detailed manner.
- Remember, the feedback you are giving should be useful to the developers or business.
If you could not clear the sample test, don’t worry too much. You can find some alternate user testing website which you could try.
Other Genuine websites that offer user testing jobs in India:
Most of the user testing website have sample test to be cleared. The sample test usually is of similar type. Some websites require you to set a web camera and record your finding with your video. I’m not comfortable taking such sample test. If you prefer, you can go ahead and try it.
Here are a few genuine alternative user testing websites that pay for Indians:
I hope the above post will be useful for you. Just try this option to earn money working at home. Remember to share your thoughts in the comments section.