Frequently asked questions by test users
Everything you need to know about becoming a successful test user.
Questions about the requirements
What are the requirements for becoming a test user?
First of all, we expect you to be on time when you agree to participate in a study. If you do have to cancel for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible. Secondly, it is very important that you always answer all questions truthfully.
Why is my being reliable and honest so important?
Our customers are basing important decisions on your feedback. Often, a company’s most important employees will fly in just to witness the test you’ve been assigned to. If you lie or fail to show up altogether, the test will flatline, wasting time and money and potentially causing a lot of damage.
Questions about earnings
What are some advantages of becoming a test user?
It’s fun to test new products and services before they hit the shelves. And when they do, you’ll know that the valuable feedback you provided helped make them so awesome.
Can I make a living testing products and services?
No. While you will earn a little bit of money with each test, you won’t be able to make a living this way: on average, you can only expect 1-2 invites per week.
Questions about the process
How do I take a test?
First of all, you need to register as a test user. Then, you’ll get an average of 1-2 invites per week to apply for a test. If your application was successful, we’ll email you a confirmation letter with a specific time slot.
What are the tests like?
Usually, a moderator will guide you through each step of the test. Try to answer his or her questions spontaneously. The moderator will want to understand your thought process so it’s important that you always think out loud, i.e. voice your thoughts. The test object will vary from test to test: a physical product like a washing machine is just as likely as an app or an online service.
How long does a test take?
That depends on the scope of the individual test. Usually, somewhere between a half hour and 90 minutes.
Are the tests recorded?
Some of our customers record their tests for data analysis purposes. However, these recordings are confidential and will not be published anywhere without your prior consent.
What companies can I test for?
TestingTime’s client base consists of companies in various industries, e.g. retail, banking, insurance, and hospitality. We serve big brands like Trivago, Zalando, and HolidayCheck as well as little-known mom-and-pop stores.