How to make money testing apps and writing reviews
By Tony Lee
When I used to work for Earthlink Networks back in 2005, I worked with a team of testers whose jobs were strictly testing applications. Their sole purpose was to test apps and sign them off as bulletproof before they were released to the public. In 2005, Earthlink was just growing their membership and their reputation was on the line every time they had to release a new app.
Nowadays, app developers building iOS or Android apps release their final products with little to no testing at all. Most developers do not have the budget to hire testers or have the strict adherence to standards as the larger companies do. They rely on product reviews to identify bugs, issues and opportunities for new features.
Ready to make money testing apps and writing reviews? TryMyUI is a company hiring testers right now and they will pay you $10 for each test you take, which will take about 20 minutes. Before you quit your day job, you might want to know that there isn't a constant stream of tests to take. There is no limit to the number of tests you can take but at the time of writing, TryMyUI said this is not a full-time job, just a way to make some extra bucks on the side. If that works with you, go ahead and sign up here. With TryMyUI, all you need to get paid is a PayPal account.
Another company that wants your help is AppCoiner and unlike TryMyUI that will pay you $10 for each test you take, AppCoiner will pay you every time some one downloads the same app you tested and wrote a product review for. If you are good tester and can write honest product reviews that can influence people to download the app for their use then you will be paid for your efforts. The good news is that you don't need to be an app developer yourself. You don't need to know how to program or code. As long as you have an iOS device or an Android device, you're good to sign up.
AppCoiner is really popular among app developers because they have attracted testers from all over the world. App developers know where to get reviews and they are willing to pay testers to provide good product reviews of their apps. Most testers are from the US but AppCoiner is especially interested in hiring more Canadians so if you live in Canada, please sign up now. Also AppCoiner is trying to expand to Europe and Asia so if you have friends living abroad that wants to make some money, you should urge them to sign up too.
Signing up with AppCoiner is different than signing up with TryMyUI but as you will see later, with AppCoiner, you will be able to make more money testing apps than with TryMyUI. Both companies are good to work for, but with AppCoiner, you get recurring income. Let me explain how they work.
AppCoiner charges you a fee to cover web hosting, maintenance fees and database support. Think of this as a membership fee or parking fee when you go for an interview. It is not outrageously expensive and it does come with a 60-day money back guarantee so what do you have to lose? Once you're a member, you can access their entire list of apps to download and test. Every time you download an app, you acquire a link that is specially coded to you for tracking purposes. When you write your review, be sure to include this link in your review so that when people read your review and download the app, AppCoiner will know who to pay. After you write your review, a team of moderators will proof-read your work and ensure it is ready for public consumption. Remember when you work for AppCoiner, you won't get paid for writing reviews if you don't use the special link they give you. There is no way they can track the sale back to you if you don't include the link in your review.
If you're looking for an easy way to make money testing apps and writing reviews, join both companies mentioned above. With TryMyUI, each test will only take you 20 minutes and you get paid $10 for each test through your PayPal account. With fewer tests available, you won't get rich or you couldn't do this full time but it'll pay you some extra bucks. With AppCoiner, you can make money testing apps and writing reviews. It can be a full-time job if you work at it and once you have written a mountain of reviews, you can sit back and watch the residual dollars roll in. Isn't that the job everyone dreams of having?