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Make Extra Spending Money (with no strings attached!)

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I can’t stand “Make Money At Home” Get-Rich-Quick type schemes.  Direct marketing?  Not my thing.  Home party sales?  Yeah … no.

But I really like this one.  This really, truly is a legitimate way to make money at home, with absolutely no strings attached.

No upfront costs, no “Seller’s Package” to buy, no membership fees, no training costs, and most importantly no commitment.

Make Extra Spending Money | WelcomeToTheZoo.ca

If you’re still with me and haven’t clicked away because it sounds too good to be true, great!

Here’s the deal:  Usertesting.com is a website that provides authentic user experiences to companies as people navigate their website.  And they pay regular people, like you and I, to navigate those sites.

You won’t get rich, but Usertesting.com is a great way to make some extra spending money, especially if you shop online.  They pay you via Paypal, 7 days after the completion of your test.  They don’t wait until you’ve reached a minimum amount either, which is very nice.

All you need to do is visit Usertesting.com and go through the application and training process (which should take less than an hour).  Once you’ve made it through, you’ll be able to log into your Dashboard, where you’ll see the tests that you’re eligible for.

You’ll need an internet connection, a computer, and a microphone.  As you’re browsing the website you’re testing, you’ll be given prompts as to how to navigate the site.  You’ll need to speak your thoughts aloud into the microphone as you go.  This gives the client company a great idea of how easy (or difficult!) their website is to use.

For each 20 minute test, you’ll make $10.  For shorter tests you’ll make less and for longer tests, you may make more.  Where I am, the minimum wage is $11.25/hour, so $10 for 20 minutes of work is time well spent!

This is honestly one of the best and easiest ways to make extra cash that I’ve ever seen.  It’s the perfect gig for a stay-at-home parent or even as a side job.

Have you ever made money from an online opportunity like this?  How did it work out for you?

*This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and become a tester for Usertesting.com, I will receive compensation for the referral. *

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Megan is a WAHM to 3 (and then some) kids, who spends the majority of her time working as an Administrative Assistant, blogging and washing dishes. She loves to write about her adventures in parenting, running a home daycare, adoption and whatever else strikes her fancy!


  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    It sounds like an awesome way to make some extra money! I love that it’s not overly time consuming, either. I will look into it.

  2. Jeanette

    I am looking for more ways to save money! I am going to check into this, it looks pretty easy and maybe fun too!
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  3. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    I love this idea. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been on a website with a running commentary in my mind.
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  4. Sicorra@NotNowMomsBusy

    It is easy to see that $10 for 20 minutes works out to $30 an hour. How many work from home jobs pay that?

    This would be nice, easy, spending cash for groceries, or to save up for Christmas holidays. Thanks so much for sharing this. I had never heard of it up until now.
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  5. Erin

    What a fun way to make extra money! I know Ive used that service before!
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  6. Jennifer

    Wow – this looks like a really simple way to make some extra money. And just in time for Christmas too! I’m going to have to try this out. Thanks for the tip.
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  7. Michelle

    Thank you so much for sharing. This sounds like a great way to make some extra cash and I will definitely look into it.
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  8. Liz Mays

    What a nice way to make some extra income. This would be perfect for stay-at-home parents and or people looking to save a little extra for things like vacations.
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  9. lisa

    This is a neat way to make a little extra spending money. I’ve never heard of this kind of website.
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  10. Dogvills

    What an easy way to earn extra money. I love that you don’t have to spend so much time doing this. I will look more into this.
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  11. rika

    I love the idea to make more money than spending less 😉 I’ll check out the site, sounds like a great place to earn money
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  12. Chubskulit Rose

    That is so nice of you to share. Christmas is fast aproachng and an extra money spending can be derived from this earning, thanks.
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  13. Ron@Cavitenio

    Is this applicable worldwide? I mean, do they also offer such amazing service outside US or CANADA? This is a great way to make extra money online!
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    • Megan Elford

      As far as I understand, yes :-). You’ll want to check more specifically about your own country to be sure, but it’s worth it to look into!

  14. Annemarie LeBlanc

    Thanks for this information. I think this usertesting.com would be a great help for college students to earn some spending cash. It would help ease their parents financial burden if they earn some money by doing something as simple as this.
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  15. Jeanine

    Sounds like something worth checking out. I’m glad someone else mentioned Canada because not a lot of things like this are open to us, so it’s good to know!
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  16. Lynndee

    I’ve never tried something like that. This is actually the first time that I’ve heard of that online opportunity. I would for sure love me some extra spending money. Will check it out.
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  17. Danielle Markley

    This sounds great! Do they have a max # you can do per month?
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  18. Shaney Vijendranath

    I heard of user testing but haven’t really played around on the site. Definitely checking it out when I have some free time.
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  19. Ann B

    I would love to earn some extra money. |I have never done anything like this before. I will have to do some research.

  20. Cara (@StylishGeek)

    Wow! What an awesome thing to try! I often do User Tests for software apps and websites so this is something I really want to check out. Thanks for sharing the info. I’ll look into it! 🙂
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  21. Manu Kalia

    Great timing! I need this, saving money is actually not my skill. I need to save for Christmas Holidays

  22. Karleen

    Sounds great but I don’t have a microphone on my pc

  23. Patty

    I checked reviews on usertesting.com and they weren’t that great. Think I’ll pass. Sounds like you make more money on referrals to the site, than actual tests. Bummer. Who couldn’t use more a little more cash? I did well years ago doing transcribing at home…$50 a cassette, if that tells you how long ago its been. Too bad more of that isn’t available these days.

    • Megan Elford

      I agree, there are ways to make more money quicker. But if you’re just looking for a little extra cash for very little time, this is the way to go. No special skills required! 🙂

  24. CourtneyLynne

    Omg what a great way to make alittle more cash! Perfect for the holidays when omg swear you can never have enough money for gifts!

  25. Tiffany Hathorn

    I just bookmarked this to revisit later. I am always on the look-out for simple ways to earn extra income. not just for myself, but for my friends, family, and readers. Thanks for sharing!
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