Analysia is a newer site I’ve discovered that you can use for website usability testing. If you aren’t familiar with what that is, it can be a great way to make some extra money! Basically, you are just testing out websites for companies and reporting your feedback via webcam and/or mic as you navigate. This helps companies/webmasters better understand where improvements need to be made.
I’ve reviewed several of these companies in the last year and I do recommend using more than one to up your chances of getting in on user tests. Here are some more details about how Analysia works:
What You Do
When you test a website for Analysia, you’ll be given some instructions for tasks to complete on the website. Everything you do as you navigate and complete the various tasks is recorded, including the audio. While some usability testing companies want to actually see you via webcam, this one doesn’t appear to have that as a requirement. It only takes about 15 minutes to test out a website.
You’ll know when you have a test to do because they’ll send you an email.
Analysia will pay you $10 for every test you do. The money will come to you through Paypal. Considering that the tests only take about 15 minutes to complete, this is certainly pretty fair compensation.
Amount of Work Available
If you’ve ever done usability tests for other companies before, then you already know what I’m about to tell you — the work is not steady, therefore this cannot be relied upon as a significant source of income. Getting invitations to test will depend on your profile and what the webmaster is looking for. According to the Analysia website, most of their users manage to get a few tests per month to do.
Anyone can sign up to be a usability tester for Analysia. It appears that as long as you can be paid with Paypal, you can sign up. As far as tech requirements go, you need to have internet access and a microphone.
There are a bunch of other companies that are similar to Analysia. I would recommend signing up with all or most of them to help increase your chances of landing several usability tests per month since the work isn’t really steady with any of these companies.
Signing up is pretty simple, I did it myself in less than a minute. You can go here to sign up with Analysia.
Do you currently use website usability testing for extra money? Is it worthwhile?