Is UserTesting Legit? Earn 10$ In 20 Minutes?

Is UserTesting Legit? Earn $10 In 20 Minutes

Is UserTesting Legit? Can you really earn money by using this survey site?

I have mentioned UserTesting in one of my posts: What are the best ways to make money online?

You have probably come across a lot of survey sites that need your feedback in order to get paid.

UserTesting is one of those kinds of site wherein you are being paid to test some websites. Usually, it takes about 15-20 minutes to finish a testing task and you will get paid for 10$.

Sounds fair, right? But is UserTesting legit at all?

How can you make money in UserTesting?

This is my review of this site based on other UserTesting reviews.

Just to make clear, I am not associated with UserTesting in any form. So, rest assured that I am not here to pitch or sell you anything of this site.

Is UserTesting Legit? Earn $10 in 20 Minutes!

Overview and Ratings

Name of Product: UserTesting

Product Owner/Founder: Dan Garr

Product Website:

Product Description: Get Paid to Test Websites, Apps, or Products Rating: 9 out of 10

What is UserTesting?

UserTesting is a program that gets customers’ feedback on almost all kinds of customers’ experience when browsing websites, using apps and programs. The feedbacks are audio and video recordings from your target market. These are recordings from real people speaking their thoughts and experiences on your site, apps, or products.

If you are the UserTester, you will go through a screening process to determine your capability as a reviewer.

Who Uses UserTesting?

1) Companies or developers of websites, apps, or products that want to have their website properly tested by real people from their targeted audience.

2) People like you who are looking for ways on how to make money online.

How Does UserTesting Work?

UserTesting has a trial user test. Once you have passed this test, you are required to complete a profile, which contains the basics like your age, gender, and income level. It will also ask you to select which devices you have access to, this will help the program know which tests to allocate to you.

In most cases, there are still bits of a screening test to make sure you meet certain criteria. Some are very specific. If you are qualified, then you are ready to begin your task as a tester.

Once you have grabbed a test, the screen recording begins. While you take a tour and start screening the website, the app, or the product you are testing, you are being recorded. You complete the task by using a simple interface, speaking all your thoughts out loud as you go. Once you are done, there are usually brief questions for you to complete.

One good thing about UserTesting is really you can’t get it wrong. If you struggle to find something on that website or app you are testing, that`s exactly your feedback which is going to be useful to the creator or developer of that site.

In terms of your feedback, you are star-rated on the tests you complete and will be given an overall average star-rating too. This plays an important part in your eligibility for future tests.

What Do You Need To Join?

  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • You need to have a laptop or a computer, an internet connection, and a microphone.
  • You need to download their testing software.
  • You must have the ability to speak your thoughts in English.

How Long Does A Test Take to Complete?

A test usually consists of about 10-15 minute recording with 4 questionnaires. So, if you are a good and fast reviewer, a test may take about 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

UserTesting pays $10 per test. So fairly enough to say, it is possible to earn $10 every 20 minutes.

How Does UserTesting Pay?

The only way UserTesting pay is through PayPal. So, you need to have an account in PayPal. Also, make sure that you live in a country that accepts PayPal. The payment takes about 7 days to process.

Who Is UserTesting For?

UserTesting is for anyone who wants to earn a few extra dollars on the side.

It is also for someone who loves to give out reviews and able to provide very thorough and concise points.

It is also for anyone who can speak clear enough and has a good speaking voice.

The Good

  • User testing experience is interesting.
  • UserTesting is a company that worked with big names such as Facebook, Microsoft, and Yahoo.
  • The websites, apps, or products you are testing are from big and popular names.
  • UserTesting is a good way to earn extra money. It offers fair pay: $10+/test.

The Bad

  • According to some UserTesting reviews, there were instances of a user not getting paid. This may be due to some technical issues. But it is something to take note of.
  • There are times when there are no available tests at all. This may be due to the fact that the site has lots of testers that joined and there are only a few sites to be tested.
  • You may not be accepted as a tester. I have mentioned about the pre-screening. It may not be good especially for people who are good at reviewing but can’t really voice out their ideas. There are people who are better writing out their reviews rather than voicing it out and being recorded. Sometimes, even if you pass the test, you are still going to get ratings that might affect your qualifications for testing.

My Final Thoughts

I can honestly say that UserTesting is a legitimate company that pays someone to review websites, apps, or products.

If done well, you can surely earn money from this site. $10 per test in 20 minutes is quite generous, giving you at least $30 per hour rate.

But, do I recommend it?

Other than the issue on the testing availability, UserTesting is a good way to make money online, on the side.

Unfortunately, UserTesting is not something that generates enough money to be more than a side gig.

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If you have any thoughts about this review, please do not hesitate to leave a comment.

All the best!

20 Comments on “Is UserTesting Legit? Earn 10$ In 20 Minutes?”

  1. I like User Testing, but as you’ve said, it’s only good enough to do as a side gig and not something that can turn into full-time, consistent and reliable income. But, I do think people should give it a try to see how they go, but don’t go in it with high hopes and expectations of earning great money regularly. 

    1. That`s a very good point, Nate.  Try it first, and if it is something that you can work on, you may find ways on how you can take advantage of it and maybe will create some income for you.

      Thank you for your comment.  All the best!

  2. This is the first I’ve ever heard about UserTesting, although I have heard about people getting paid to test websites. This actually sounds interesting, at least for some extra cash now and then. I kind of figured that there might be times when there are no sites to review, since that’s usually the case once enough people find out about a good opportunity. There are so many people out there looking for a way to earn money that even the survey sites go dry quite frequently. I might actually look into this, though. At least it pays alright, even if the work is few and far between. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Mark, thank you for your comment.  I think it is good to try. I know some people, use it to get some income out of it.  All the best!

  3. Finally something legit.

    UserTesting is a legitimate program and can be great as an extra way to earn money online. As with every job, it has its own Pros & Cons, Pros, $10 per test in 20 minutes is pretty good money. Cons, It is not easy to be qualified as a tester.As you write in your review, there are a lot more testers, so it’s probably longer waiting to get a test.

    In the long run, maybe it is better to work for yourself and be your own boss.

    Have a nice day,


    1. Definitely, Leo, if you have your own online business and will create for you a passive income, in the long run, that is a great opportunity.  

      If you want to learn how to build your own online business, I invite you to join my community of entrepreneurs.  You will start learning right away to build your own website.  It is free to join >> Click Here to join.

  4. This looks really interesting ‘Ive never heard of UserTesting but am willing to have a look and maybe sign up and see what happens. Thanks for the review.


  5. Hi Hanna,

    I never heard about that test neither.
    But it’s certainly woth to give it a try. Why not?
    One can decide after a certain time trying. And it’s anyway
    a good opportunity for getting some bucks beside a regual job as well.
    If you are prepared to invest some time. It’s ervyone’s decision.

    All the best,

    1. Hi George, UserTesting is an opportunity to make some money on the side. If you want to create for you a passive income, I recommend you to build your own website. Check my #1 recommendation.
      Thank you for your comment, all the best!

  6. Hey HannaC,
    Your article about User Testing is a piece of new information as I haven’t heard of it before. And the good thing about it is not only getting qualified for the test but also happy to learn that it is not a scamming site!

    Besides, earning a sum of $10 for engaging oneself for a period of 15-20 minutes is going to be a good venture if one qualifies for the test.

    I will definitely mark this site that you’re reviewing. It has added a chance for people who are looking around the net for some real cash.

    Thanks for sharing this useful review and I wish you all the best in your online journey.

    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts Phomrong! I am very glad that you find UserTesting an opportunity to earn some money on the side. I wish you all the best!

  7. Sounds good to try but the heck of buying a microphone and recording is so unnerving!
    Well beautiful site… too and nice way of reviewing…

    1. Having a microphone for this purpose is better than using the speaker of your computer or laptop (there are some already installed).
      Thanks for your comment George, all the best!

  8. Interesting post and yes that’s fair pay – a great opportunity for people wanting to make a little extra occasionally. Thanks for sharing.


    1. Your welcome Chrissie. As I`ve mentioned, it is a good way to make some money on the side. But there are people that are liking the platform and making for them an income. Thanks for your comment.

  9. I also heard UserTesting for the first time, but I have encountered similar situations. I think this can be said to be a good source of income, and it does not need to spend too much time to compare with a stable passive income.
    I really like this article.
    Thanks for sharing.



  10. I’ve always heard of website testers but I never knew about this site! This is great information and it seems like an okay side gig. But I would rather create a stable income with my blog than doing something like this. I still may try UserTesting, just to see.

    1. Hi Lizette, I also prefer building my own blog for passive income.
      Thank you for your comment.
      All the best!

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