Welcome to October’s series on 31 Ways to Earn Extra Cash Before Christmas. In this series, I’m highlighting simple and legitimate ways you can earn extra cash in the next three months for those of you who could use a little extra cash to help you pay for Christmas — or just for your living expenses if you’re in a tight spot right now.
If you’ve found a great way to make extra cash before Christmas that doesn’t require an outlay of cash upfront, please email me your tip. I’d love to hear it and possibly share it during this series!
Guest post from Anna of Real Ways to Earn Money Online
If you are interested in earning some extra cash from home, you might consider getting involved with website usability testing. This type of work typically involves the use of a microphone and/or a webcam depending on the company you do it for.
Companies are willing to pay good money to have their websites tested by people like you and me to better understand what improvements could be made.
The wonderful thing about usability testing, besides the fact you can do it remotely from home, is that the pay is usually very generous for the time spent. Most usability tests take no more than 15 to 20 minutes to complete and you will typically be paid anywhere from $8 to $14 per test. The rate of course will vary depending on the company. Most usability testing sites pay within a few days or sooner after each test is completed.
Can you depend on usability testing to pay all of your bills? The short answer is no. Most of the tests will come to you via email and are on a first come, first serve basis — so you have to be quick to grab the tests before someone else does. This is why testing websites is usually no more than extra money for most people.
If testing websites sounds intriguing to you, here is a list of several companies that are often recruiting for testers:
TryMyUI - This company pays $10 per test completed with each test taking around 10 minutes to do.
User Testing - You can earn $10 per test at User Testing, paid via Paypal.
Userlytics - Userlytics will pay you $10 per test. For this site you will need both a webcam and microphone.
What Users Do - This company pays $8 per test, but they are are open worldwide (many of these companies are only open to the US).
YouEye - YouEye pays $12 per test paid via Paypal. You’ll need both a webcam and a microphone to complete the tests.
Even though the work is on a first come, first serve basis, your chances of continually earning extra money through website testing will increase if you are registered with more than one company.
The more companies you’re involved with, the more invitations you should receive!
Anna researches various online money-earning opportunities and work at home jobs. Her findings are published via her website, Real Ways to Earn Money Online.