Become a Website & App Tester (Side Hustle Job Idea For 2023)

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Sites and apps are being launched left, right and center. The problem is that when these creators want to make sure their new creations work as well on a day-to-day basis for users like you or me, they have no other choice but to try them out in real life by getting feedback from people who may be willing participants!

Imagine being able to give your feedback about apps or websites for free from the comfort of home. All you have to do is play around with prototypes of user interfaces of these webpages and apps, report your findings and experience and give feedback on how it can be improved.

To summarise, what you’re doing is going through the customer journey and sending back valuable information to the creators. It’s a great gig that requires a few things:

  1. A computer/phone that works properly. 
  2. Stable internet connection
  3. Good quality camera/microphone to log all your findings. 
  4. Good ability to communicate your findings.

The best part about this? You can get paid around $5 to $100 to be a tester! 

side hustle idea: become a website and app tester

Pros of being a website and app tester

  • Sites are always looking for testers.
  • International market (can be done in most countries).
  • Reputable companies use trustworthy sites (low risk of getting scammed).
  • Regular payments / Steady income.
  • Good pay rate.
  • Work from home.

Cons of being a website and app tester

  • Privacy risk (Software downloaded to your device for recording the screen/microphone). Can however be easily deleted.  
  • Time consuming (Some can take 45 mins to over 1 hr). 
  • Findings may be rejected if it’s not done to a certain standard.
  • Certain qualifications might be needed for certain tests. 

Here are 4 top tips and tricks to help you when becoming a website and app tester

  1. Read instructions and understand the requirements to avoid your test getting rejected.
  2. Describe your actions in detail during recorded tests so they can see what you’re doing.
  3. Complete the tests on time to avoid getting blacklisted (you might not get new tests).
  4. Use a spare computer or delete the recording software when you’re not testing if you want extra security/privacy.   

Website & app tester earning potential 

The side income of testing apps and websites is very good. On average, they pay out around $10 for every 20 minutes or so spent on a test – that’s not bad at all!

The more tests you do correctly, the higher chance you’ll get offers for additional tests, so follow the instructions and try to make as few mistakes as possible!

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