How to get started with UserTesting? Step by Step guide

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.

  1. Speak your thoughts continuously. Don’t be silent or give pause.
  2. Don’t think like an expert. Just think like a layman who browses the website.
  3. Don’t concentrate more on completing the task. Just browse the website to find the required information and record whatever comes to your mind.
  4. When you are writing the feedback, do it in a detailed manner.
  5. 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:

  1. Trymyui
  2. Userlytics
  3. Userfeel
  4. UserZoom
  5. StartUPLift

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.

15 thoughts on “How to get started with UserTesting? Step by Step guide

  • May 1, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Hi Friends,
    I’ll finding a many ways to work online, but still I’ll be survive for money, The websites are, swagburg , youtube and more.. I want a right way to Earn money quickly b’coz I am totally depends on the online work. So please suggest me a right way to Earn Money quickly and easy.
    Friend I’ll be waiting for your response or answers. Please Help me to short out this matter.



    Balwant Chandel

    • admin
      May 10, 2017 at 3:40 am

      Hi Balwant, Thank you for your interest. I find freelancing and blogging are great way to make money online. What you need is skill, patience and commitment to get good income from home. Best of luck!

  • December 6, 2017 at 3:34 am

    Hi im just wondering what to do during the applicant tutorial video. Do I focus on the video, continuously talk or pause and talk things like that? I failed my first attempt thank you 🙁

    • admin
      December 15, 2017 at 7:03 am

      You will have to continuously talk focusing on the video that is what they expect. Keep trying you will pass.

  • March 9, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    should i record the video during tutorial?

  • April 14, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    could i remake the test?

    • admin
      June 19, 2018 at 5:37 am

      Yes, you need to wait for some days.

  • May 5, 2018 at 7:16 am

    I have a doubt regarding this sample test, I see that the recorder launched before the tuturial itself which is way ahead of test around 3 to 4 mins. Should we keep the recorder running throughout the tutorial too? Thank You. Your blog has been of great help btw 🙂

    • admin
      June 19, 2018 at 5:36 am

      Thank you very much Gauthami. Can you try it for a few more times? Due to slow internet connectivity, there will be an issue. Best of the luck.

  • May 16, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    do i need to talk if i record the video?

    • admin
      June 19, 2018 at 5:35 am

      Yes Jude, you need to talk while recording the video

  • June 23, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    hi ma’am sir, it make me frustrated that i didn’t pass the user testing test.can i ask a question?
    do i need to talk even at the tutorial video?

  • June 23, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    thank you very much if you could help me to pass. i just want the step by step process like
    what to do when at the tutorial i need to talk or just watch the tutorial video?.next is how to talk after the tutorial video .when beginning to enter the website of air and space museum do i need to talk like an expert web designer or just an ordinary person?

  • June 24, 2018 at 3:55 am

    do i need to talk while in the tutorial video or just watch the video and talk after the tutorial video?


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