Many people are looking for ways to make an extra income or work from home. On my quest to find ways to make money from home I ran across the idea of testing websites to earn money. This seemed like a good idea, businesses need their websites to work so they pay people to test them. I found several sites which stated they would pay between 8-10 dollars per website tested. Each test took between 3-5 minutes. I was excited this could really pay off big time.
The upside to testing websites is it is very easy. All you need it to download a program which records what you are doing on the screen, each site has their own program they give to you for free. You also need a headset or microphone in order to record what you are saying when you test websites. The websites that pay for testing are really good about paying you on time so it is not a scam.
The downside to testing websites is you will get an email when a test is available, the tests are on a first come first serve basis so the test is not assigned to you. This means if you don’t get there fast enough you won’t be doing the testing. Also, you have to continue to talk out loud the entire time you are doing a test. You must speak everything you think. This does not seem like a hard task, but when it comes down to talking for five minutes while trying to navigate a website, it is a lot harder than it sounds. Another downfall to testing websites is it is so rare that you ever get an email stating a test is available. I am currently signed up for four different websites and in one month I have only gotten one email stating a test was available.
So over all, yes you can make money testing websites for companies. It is a legitimate way to earn money online, but you cannot make a full time income doing so. I had read may websites and blogs that stated you could make an easy 200 dollars a month from each of these site which is completely untrue. I have made $8.00 in one month. That is not to say that if you are on the site longer, maybe you will have more opportunities, but in my experience, you will not earn that much by testing websites online.