TryMyUI.com is one of a handful of sites that test the user friendliness of websites, called Usability Testing. I previously reviewed Userlytics.com and many of you are now actively reviewing websites and earning a substantial bit of extra money! TryMyUI is a bit different than Userlytics and you might actually prefer it. However, being a usability tester is not a stable way to earn money. But you have more earning potential by working for several of these companies!
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What do Usability Testers do at TryMyUI?
Many Website owners often wonder just how easy their site is to navigate, what kind of impression they are making with their images and text and whether people are even able to find what they came for originally. This is when Usability Testing comes in very handy. These site owners contact companies like TryMyUI to have a number of users complete a set scenario of tasks on their website while the user provides feedback. One example of a task I once completed, except with a different company, was to put myself into the shoes of someone who needs to contact a well-known utility company to report an outage. As I viewed the site I was to give my initial impression and then just think out loud as I tried to navigate the site. In general, the tests take 10 minutes and are usually followed up with a short questionnaire. Resulting in a total time spent of about 15-20 minutes.
Do I Have to Install Anything or Need a Webcam?
No, unlike Userlytics.com you do not need to install any software and you do not need a webcam. TryMyUI.com does recored your computer screen as well as your voice as you complete the task. They use a Java Applet. This is much more secure and makes for an easier user experience than some of the other usability sites.
How Much Does TryMyUI Pay and When?
The industry standard seems to be $10 and that is exactly what TryMyUI pays. They send payment through PayPal and each test pays once it is accepted.
How Much Can I Make?
You will not make a full time living. TryMyUI says you can probably expect to qualify for 2 tests a week. Once you are a tester TryMyUI will send you an email notification whenever you qualify for a test, based on your demographics. They are first come first serve so there is often no time to wait around before the test will no longer be available. This makes it difficult to complete when you have children. But not impossible. Just check as soon as you have the chance. Plus, if you work for all of the usability testing sites, you possibly could make a decent living from this type of work alone. However, it would not be stable or reliable. But very easy money!
What Other Sites are like TryMyUI?
Want to combine them all and work for multiple companies? Good idea! Check these out as well:
How Do I Learn More and Get Started?
To start with TryMyUI.com you will be asked to do a mock video test and answer a questionnaire, just like the real deal. Once reviewed they will let you know if you qualified to be a usability tester. Visit their site to learn more and apply.