Welcome to my Test.io Tester review.
Today I will be talking about another testing opportunity that has come my way.
However, with this one, there is a slight twist.
You see, unlike your standard company that pays users to test out things here with Test.io, you can get paid for finding faults.
Since coming across them, I have seen mixed feedback, so I thought I would check them out for myself so that I can bring you an in-depth Test.io tester review.
Test.io Tester Review Summary
- Owner: EPAM Systems
- What Are They?: Get Paid To Test
- Cost: Free
- Verdict: Legit
- Recommended: Yes
What Is The Test.io?
Test.io is a testing company that works with people who want their products tested for issues and feedback.
Two types can use Test.io; first, you have the owners of games, websites, and apps who want their services tested typically before they launch them.
Then there are you guys who can earn up to $50 when you find something that can be improved.
How they work is similar to testing companies I have reviewed of late in Usercrowd and PingPong.
Once you are on the homepage, you will see a blue button on the top right saying become a tester.
That is what you click on to be taken to the testing page.
From here, you will want to click on sign up, and from here, you will need to fill in some details.
Initially, you only need to put your email address and name in.
But to finish the sign-up, you will need to head on over to your emails and verify your email address and set up your password using the link in the email.
From here, your last job is to complete a few pages worth of demographic information. That is so that Test.io can understand who is signing up.
The whole sign up process takes around 5 minutes to set up.
How Does Test.io Work?
Once your account is set up, you will have a few tasks to do before you can start receiving paid studies.
On the dashboard, you will see that the sign-up section is complete. However, you should also see the Quiz(basics) and the Real World Test.
These are two sections that introduce you to how the tests work and prepare you for the actual paying ones.
The quiz basics is a quiz going over the basics and are 12 questions long.
In this quiz, along with the questions they ask, they will teach you about what to look out for, for instance, what a bug is and how to submit an error report, which you one of the things you will need to seek out.
So you will start by learning about how the tests work.
Then afterward will come to a test where you will need to answer at least 8 of the 12 questions correctly to move on to the real-world test.
The Real World Test
At this point, you may start to get invited to tests; however, until you have finished the Real World Test, you won’t be eligible to earn anything.
This test is a practice one for you to complete. You will need to identify three bugs, and once you have done that, you can practically start earning.
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How Do They Pay?
To get paid, you will need to go to billing and update your payment data.
Once on this section, you will have three options for payment sources to choose from.
You can either opt for a bank account transfer, PayPal, or Skrill.
I was given these options because I live in the UK. However, if you live elsewhere, these may differ.
Payments are issued on a net basis, so any money you earn from the tests in a month will then be paid towards the end of the following month.
It is then your choice of which month you get paid, as between the 10th (which is the date that earnings are calculated) and the 19th is the time range where you put in a payout request.
Test.io Referral Program
Similar to other referral programs of other testing companies, you can earn a fixed rate for each person you refer to the company, who then signs up and records five bugs.
You get $5 for every time someone who is under your belt completes the sign-up process.
It’s quite high paying, and just a few friends can earn you a decent amount.
However, the con with this one is that not everyone will finish the sign-up.
If you give your link out, the chances are that some may sign up but not find the five bugs that need too for you to get paid.
What I Am A Fan Off
1. An Opportunity For Anyone
Now, as long as you have experience with browsing the web and opportunities like Test.io will be something for you.
You don’t need any special skills to give feedback on service, so it suits anyone.
At the start, it can be confusing on what they are looking for.
But from going through the first couple of tests, you will get used to how it all works, and what bugs go into each section.
2. More Than One Way To Earn
If you are in a position where you aren’t getting many invites to tests, then you at least have another option to make money. Which is through the referral program.
Having that variety of earning opportunities means that with Test.io, there is something to do for you to make money with.
Because as far as I am aware, there are no limits on the number of people you can refer to the company.
What I Am Not A Fan Off
1. Longer Wait Compared To Other Testing Sites
Whether this is a con in your eyes, it all depends on how patient you are to receive your earnings.
Test.io do pay you, but you will have to wait at least a month or more before you get your money.
That isn’t exactly a bad thing, like the fact they payout is the most crucial detail.
However, I have reviewed several testing sites that are on the same lines as this one that pays in a much shorter period.
2. No Fixed Rate
As you can see by the title, you can earn up to $50 for reporting a bug that will help them improve their products.
However, it’s worth noting that this is ‘up to’ and not a fixed amount so that you can get paid anywhere within that range.
I have seen reviews online where some people have been paid an amount that they don’t agree with, with them believing they should have got more.
That is one of the complications of not having fixed-rate payouts as while you may think you have found a massive bug, Test.io may not agree.
However, on the contrary, I have seen reports that people have been paid well over $50 because they have been able to identify crucial bugs.
What I think, though, is the best way to approach this is that you will only be getting a little extra cash and not $5o each time you find something wrong.
Test.io is a legitimate stay at home job that will pay you to test. They join a host of other paying opportunities out there that pay you to give your opinions.
If you have used other similar sites, this one may take a bit of adjusting since you aren’t just giving opinions. You are actively looking for errors.
I do recommend them, so if a testing opportunity is what you’re looking for plus you feel your good at spotting bugs, then this could be for you.
That though, brings us to the end of this Test.io tester review.
Hopefully, it helped you, and if you have anything you would like to ask, then do drop a comment.