Userlytics Website Testing

Userlytics is another website usability testing company that I have so far not gotten around to reviewing. They are very, very similar to some of the others I have reviewed like UserFeel and What Users Do.

Being a website tester means navigating a website and speaking your thoughts on how the website is laid out and how easy it is to navigate into a microphone. Some of the other companies I have reviewed do not require that you have a webcam in addition to a microphone, but Userlytics does. That is the main difference between them and some of these other sites. Their service allows webmasters to not only hear your thoughts as you explore their site, but also see your expressions.

How much does Userlytics pay?

They pay $10 per test, and that amount is right in line with what the other website usability testing companies pay their users. You’ll get the money via Paypal once your test is completed and approved by the requester.

How long do tests take?

The tests are not supposed to take more than 20 minutes to do. $10 for 20 minutes worth of time is spent is not that bad at all.

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What kind of technical equipment do you need?

From their website, this is what you need:

… a Mac with OSX 10.6 or higher or a PC with Windows XP or higher, a webcam, a microphone, high-speed internet access, a standard internet browser program (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome), Java 1.6, and Adobe Flash Player. Windows users will need Adobe Flash Player for both Internet Explorer and also the version for the browser you will be testing with.

Can anyone sign up from anywhere in the world?

Userlytics is open to just about everyone. You just need to be able to be paid with Paypal since that is the only payment option they offer.

How do you get the tests?

The test invitations will come to you through your email. You shouldn’t expect to get test invitations on a daily basis, so for sure don’t look at this as an income. Website usability testing is only really good as a source for extra money here and there.

What are some tips for website testing?

These tips apply not only to Userlytics, but also to other website usability testing sites. In short, just be yourself and give constructive feedback. People want these tests done because they want to know what’s wrong with their website, not what’s right with it. They cannot improve on anything if they don’t know what to fix. So don’t begin your test by talking about how wonderful the site is because they really need to know where they could make improvements.

Doing the tests may seem awkward to you at first, especially if you’re not comfortable speaking into a microphone or being on webcam, but people who do this regularly say it gets a lot easier the more you do it and that you will become more comfortable with it over time.

Do you want to sign up for Userlytics website testing?

Go here to fill out the sign-up form.

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Comments

  1. Willie says

    this is the first time I heard about this Userlytics, but it looks exciting huh. Maybe I will get some info about this and I will try it.

  2. Amanda says

    They had about four tests today. I caught two of them! Woohoo! I was wondering though how long til they approve your test?

  3. Ray says

    I have done work for this company and also TryMyUI and a few other company’s .. Great Work !! Just wish they had more of it :) they pay In few weeks sometimes sooner , 10 dollars per task no hassles ,very legit and fun to do when I did them over a year ago , it was done by voice recording with a headset , some require a cam .and I just looked at what they had listed , and recorded what i thought , how it looked etc ,and any errors . They took about 20 minutes tops

    The only cons , I was only able to do and complete 3 for the year , with 2 company’s. More tasks came my way but its first come first serve , and They probably have thousands of agents its being emailed too. I did see others say they get a few in a week , But i never got that many .and i am at my pc most of the day and i missed about 60% of them .Need to use a alert or something to get the jump .

    I am thinking of signing up for about 10 of these sites .lol ..So ,yeah most of these are just a little extra cash here and there as Anna said . Man landing a full time Website evaluation job would be a sweet Wah Job for what i like .

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