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Website Usability Testing Services from TryMyUi

I love to be a TryMyUi tester and getting $10 paid in my Paypal account testing websites and apps. This TryMyUi review is for website and apps testers like you and I will write exactly my experience as a TryMyUi tester. It is basically straightforward, you sign up, you do the unpaid test and once that is approved you will get real test earning really $10 per website or app test. If you like to be a crowdtester than TryMyUi should be in your list of crowdtesting website and earning $10 for each test that you successfuly execute.

 

TryMyUi keeps it simple, you get paid $10 for a website or app test which is similar to other sites however you are not really searching for bugs. These kind of tests are usability tests, similar to what you will find at Whatusersdo, but want tests websites and apps earning money then TryMyUi must be on your list.

 

Today 3 July 2017, I did a test and got good feedback for the client which he clearly appreciated, not that I got 5 stars out of 5, I got 4 stars which I will discuss later in this article.

 

 

Here at Keenclick I reviewed TryMyUi that gives you the chance to make some good money and that only by testing websites and apps. This review is based on my experience with TryMyUi and interestingly enough the gap between my initial test, which I took back in 2015 and my latest test in 2016, is a couple of months but that does not matter to TryMyUi. I got several tests, did the majority of them and got paid which I will show you later with some screenshots of the payments.

 

I joined TryMyUi on the 30th of September 2015 and immediately did the qualification test followed by a few more website tests and left them for about 6 months because too busy with my "normal" work. However today it is the 20th of June 2016 and since I went back to them I made two more tests, all accepted and paid.

 

This initial test was about going on a holiday in Brazil. It was more to find out what kind of skills you have to find information on a certain website which is not too difficult, everyone can pass, and that means that more tests will come and so they did.

 

What Does a Usability Test Consist of?

 

Each test is split into two parts.

 

  • Video
  • Written Summary to a short survey or questionnaire

 

To record a video you will need to download their video recording software on your desktop or laptop in case you do a test on the smartphone or tablet you will need to download their app from IOS App Store or the Android Play Store.

 

When you are doing the test you will need to speak out loud and say exactly what you do, what frustrates you and what you like while performing the test. For this, I would recommend a headset for the desktop/laptop or a Bluetooth earpiece for your smartphone or tablet.

 

 

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Is There a Limit to the Usability Tests?

 

TryMyUi is not withholding any tests as long as you follow the rules be clear in your tests and when your ranking goes up you will get more and more test. Think about a few a week but at the same time, it is not enough for a full-time job. You will need other sources earn money or by working for a boss or by registering at other sites where you can test websites.

 

The All Important Payments

You do not do the usability tests when you not get paid, isn't it? Each test takes about 20 minutes and earns you $10 that will be paid in your Paypal account. If you do not have Paypal make sure you have one because other sites also pay your money in your Paypal account.

 

The payments are done on Fridays after your test is approved.

 

Your Score and Rank

 

It is important to get a good score and then you will rank higher and get more tests. You are scored based on:

 

  1. How clearly you say everything that is going through your mind as you perform a usability test.
  2. How well you follow the instructions and stay on task.
  3. The clarity and value of your written summary.

 

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Rating & Feedback

I did write about ranking and this is important because the better you execute the test for the TryMyUi customer the better rating and feedback you get and this increases the chance to get more and more tests.

 

Below you see some of the ratings I received

 

TryMyUi: 4 stars

Good frame of mind - You did well to take the scenario to heart and put yourself in the appropriate frame of mind.

You spoke clearly and continuously. Well done. It is important to clearly say everything you read, see, think or do at all times.

You did a good job of completing all the tasks. Be sure to say each task clearly out loud before doing it. You checked off each task as soon as you were done. Well done. It is important to complete all the instructions and stick closely to them.

You did a pretty good job of internalizing the frame of mind described by the scenario, and clearly voicing everything that was going through your mind as performed the tasks.

Critical ability - You did a good job at voicing areas where you found the site annoying or frustrating. This is very helpful for the site owner. Please continue to be aware of little annoyances and voice them as you feel them.

Good written portion - Your written portion was thorough and thoughtful. You did a good job of defending your points.

 

TryMyUi: 4 stars

Good frame of mind - You did well to take the scenario to heart and put yourself in the appropriate frame of mind.

You spoke clearly and continuously. Well done. It is important to clearly say everything you read, see, think or do at all times.

You did a good job of completing all the tasks. Be sure to say each task clearly out loud before doing it. You checked off each task as soon as you were done. Well done. It is important to complete all the instructions and stick closely to them.

You did a pretty good job of internalizing the frame of mind described by the scenario, and clearly voicing everything that was going through your mind as performed the tasks.

Critical ability - You did a good job at voicing areas where you found the site annoying or frustrating. This is very helpful for the site owner. Please continue to be aware of little annoyances and voice them as you feel them.

Good written portion - Your written portion was thorough and thoughtful. You did a good job of defending your points.

 

TryMyUI: 3 stars
Good frame of mind - You did well to take the scenario to heart and put yourself in the appropriate frame of mind.

You spoke clearly and continuously. Well done. It is important to clearly say everything you read, see, think or do at all times.

You ran out of time. Please pace yourself. It may be helpful to review the tasks in advance to get a sense of how long you have to complete each task within the allotted 20 minutes. The last few tasks in a review are critical, so it's important they not be cut off in the recording.

You did a pretty good job of internalizing the frame of mind described by the scenario, and clearly voicing everything that was going through your mind as performed the tasks.

Critical ability - You did a good job at voicing areas where you found the site annoying or frustrating. This is very helpful for the site owner. Please continue to be aware of little annoyances and voice them as you feel them.

Good written portion - Your written portion was thorough and thoughtful. You did a good job of defending your points.


Site Owner: 5 stars
Great comments!

 

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What is needed?

You do not need much to do these tests. You need to download the software which you can find on their website.

 

Platform Size
Mac OS 86.5 MB
Windows x86 (32 bit) 84.5 MB
Windows x64 (64 bit) 88 MB
Linux/Unix 51.1 MB

 

Desktop iPhone Android

The more devices you have the more tests you can do. You even can see tests for both iPhone and tablet at the same time. I have not tried them both but picked the iPhone and once I had done the test and uploaded the video the tablet test was not possible anymore but at the same time I got a new test that is requesting to use the laptop camera and a microphone.

 

I could not do that test because the camera on my laptop is not working so I leave that to others.

 

Why Would You Join TryMyUi?

There are a few reasons why you should join TryMyUi.

 

  • Earning $10 for online website usability testing
  • No testing skills required
  • Test will take about 20 minutes

 

Why Would You NOT Join TryMyUi

  • They only have a few tests per month, well for me here in the UK.
  • It is not a replacement for your daily job, just not enough tests.
  • You could not be bothered earning $10 for a website tests
  • You do not care about money

And I can go on and on with all kinds of nonsense why you should not join TryMyUi. Well, if you are in the UK maybe you should not, less competition for me but to be fair, you will earn money once you have completed a test and that money will be paid in your Paypal account.

 

In only a few days I had plenty of opportunities to make money online by testing websites and apps on the usability which is nice to do. It is fun and pays me money. At the same time, there are other opportunities with other sites as well making me, even more, money.

 

Sorry, You Are Too Late

Added 12 January 2017

Recently, I had a few times that I wanted to test websites or apps through TryMyUi and was too late despite clicking the link at the time the email receives my inbox. In the case of the image below 17 seconds, at one time I was only 3 seconds too late to start this test at TryMyUi.

Bad luck you can call that but at the same time, it shows that you wonder if this business model is sustainable or if they even make money at all. If I am 17 seconds too late and someone else is already doing the test then I wonder how many people are testing at all.

Do these website or app owners only want to have one person testing their website or app? If it is only one person then the question is obvious how are they comparing? How the website and app owners know that the test was good?

There are many testers, some are good, some are bad but having your new website or app tested by only one tester does not say much about the quality of your site/app isn't it?

But as long as we testers earn money testing websites and apps at TryMyUi then it is okay, only that therer are probably now so many testers at TryMyUi that it will happen more often that tests are gone, just before your eyes like the 17 seconds too late.

 

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Wired Wireless or Bluetooth Headset for the Usability Tests

Microsoft Life Chat LX3000 Headset

I bought the Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset which is excellent for the testing using a laptop or desktop. Next to the wired headset I also purchased Plantronics ML18 Bluetooth headset that is connected to both my iPhone and Android smartphone as well to my Android Nexus 10 tablet.

 

This keeps my hands free and gives an excellent sound quality for the TryMyUi customer to hear your recorded voice when they listen to your test. Nothing will be more annoying when you do a test but your voice cannot be heard due to a bad headset or not having a headset at all.

 

Where Can I Buy the Headset?

The Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset was purchased at Amazon. Interestingly enough looking at the reviews at Amazon some give it a 4.5 out of 5 and others give it a 1, also prices are very different especially in Europe where multiple vendors selling this headset for ridiculous prices. I personally bought the Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 in the UK for £ 21.77 which is a fair price.

I would recommend the Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset, you will have earned the costs of this headset back after 3 tests, luckily the headset lasts much longer.

 

Update, 17 January 2017

Due to technical problems, TryMyUi rejects uploaded videos. The question is obvious if that technical problem is on my site or their site and I expect their site. I received one of those rejects on the 10th of January 2017 and I remember that website testing job and at the end, my remarks about the tested website were that it was not the best the best website I have seen. I will not go in detail and maybe there were technical problems because I do not know what the technical problems were I only can say that I am not really happy because I did not get paid for the work done.

 

3 July 2017

I have not done many tests at TryMyUi but today I did a test and liked this test. It is a trip planner where my suggestion was to make sure that there is an app. In this case, there was a lot of information on sightseeing area's in Thailand but having been there, creating a trip just on the laptop is useless when you cannot have that information on the mobile. I am not writing for which site it was but the comments on my test:

Your performance on the test received a score of 4 out of 5 maximum points from the reviewers, who also made the following comments:

REVIEWER COMMENTS:

Before you start the test you must set up your screen so the narrow control window is visible on the left and the site is visible on the right at all times. Dont cover the control window with the test site.

Good frame of mind - You did well to take the scenario to heart and put yourself in the appropriate frame of mind.

You spoke clearly and continuously. Well done. It is important to clearly say everything you read, see, think or do at all times.

You did a good job of completing all the tasks. Be sure to say each task clearly out loud before doing it. You checked off each task as soon as you were done. Well done. It is important to complete all the instructions and stick closely to them.

You did a pretty good job of internalizing the frame of mind described by the scenario, and clearly voicing everything that was going through your mind as performed the tasks.

Critical ability - You did a good job at voicing areas where you found the site annoying or frustrating. This is very helpful for the site owner. Please continue to be aware of little annoyances and voice them as you feel them.

Good written portion - Your written portion was thorough and thoughtful. You did a good job of defending your points.

 

In short, client was happy, only that I had made the browser smaller and the Java application from TryMyUi popping up so it showed always. Client is write because I had to click the app and clicked the wrong tab, but okay, it is another learning curve for me, and hopefully the client can use my remarks to not only his website better but especially an app because his site would be perfect for that.

 

Recommendation

I definitely recommend you to join TryMyUi and get paid to test websites and apps. The tests are straightforward and with the right set of mind, you can make a few hundred a month. The more tests you do the more your ranking goes up and the more experience you gain the more money you make.

 

Make sure you have a good headset and if possible a working camera, I missed out on a test because of that, nevertheless TryMyUi will make you money online and from home.

The camera is not really needed, I only got one request in all this time so do not be too bothered if you do not have a camera. Just make sure that you have a good headset for your computer and a Bluetooth headset or earpiece for your smartphone.

 

I mentioned Whatusersdo earlier in this article and they are good, plenty of tests, the only disappointing factor they have is that you need to record the screen where TryMyUi and Usertesting.com record straight from the Smartphone. 

 

If you are more looking into bug finding then check out my review on review on Utest, plenty of opportunities to earn money finding bugs and what you need here for proper testing.

 

Getting Nuts About Website and Apps Testing

Some might get nuts about testing websites and apps, and then it might be good to focus on something else and then I just write, why not think about a blog. I know there are many blogs out there but for sure you can do that too and absolutely make more money with a blog than testing websites. Get in touch with me for more info or check out my blog section. 

 

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