If you’re looking to earn a bit of extra money, or are looking for a side hustle, then you might want to consider signing up for some product testing sites. This is a great way to get some money and try out fun and new products.
Product testing is basically what the name says. You get paid to test different products and offer back your feedback. Loads of companies use this as a way to do market research for any new products that they are realising. You can also test products in a category that interests you, like technology, food and drink, cosmetics and toiletries, books/magazines and fashion.
There are also loads of different places that you can sign up to test products, and we have listed some of our favs below. Keep reading to find out more! Some sites will either send you products and let you keep them, or pay you in Amazon vouchers or something similar.
There are no requirements to become a product tester. Some companies may ask you to fill out a survey, but this is mainly to help them match you with the best products. You don’t need any qualifications to become a product tester, you just need to be able to test the products and have an opinion. This is a really great way to make a bit of extra money, as all you need to do is sign up for product testing websites, and you don’t have to faff on sending your CV and waiting for a reply.
This will always depend on which platform you choose to use and how often you are testing products and taking surveys. Each company rewards product testing in different ways, so it’s hard to say how much you will be earning exactly. With that being said, you can still earn quite a bit through doing this.
You can test directly for brands, and offer your opinion direct to the company, rather than through a third party. Now you’ll have to fill out profiles for each company, but you will be able to test products from specific brands you love.
Nike’s ‘The Voice of the Athletes’ programme sends you their latest products to test, and all you need to do is write a review of them. Unfortunately, with Nike you won’t get to keep the products you’re sent, as they need to be sent back for extra testing.
All you have to do is apply to be a tester on the website, wait to be accepted and then you can start testing. Once you are sent the products, you test them, submit your feedback, return the product for further testing, and then sit tight for your next test invitation.
Philips is another great brand that offers direct testing. You might get sent their latest shavers, toothbrushes, blenders and more. All you need to do is sign up on the Philips website. Once you’re all signed up and completed your application, you will receive the products to test for either free or at a reduced price.
A big bonus with Philips is you get to keep the products once you have successfully submitted your review. Nice!
For all the avid Vogue readers or beauty lovers out there, this is a great brand to get involved with. When you sign up on the Vogue Insiders website, there is a quick questionnaire to fill in, which helps you build what they refer to as a beauty profile. You might be able to test products for the likes of Prada, Secret and more.
Feeling hungry? Why not test some products straight from the Kelloggs kitchen. Test new Kelloggs products, like their new breakfast bars and cereals. Like other product testing websites, Kelloggs offer a redemption system. When you test products, you will earn points, which can then be redeemed for gift cards. Sign up to become a product tester for Kelloggs here.
So you used up your free prints allowance and you just need more! Maybe you’re in a rush and can’t wait for them to be mailed out to you. Luckily there’s plenty of other options you can use, online or in store. Read on to find out more about our top favs.
Earn some extra money through testing with User Testing. Working with 2,500 brands, there are so many different products that you can test, with new testing opportunities added daily!
How Does User Testing Work?
Sign up for User Testing, take the quick practice test to join the network. You’ll also be asked to complete a screen test, which will help match you with the most relevant test opportunities. Then, once you have matched with your test, all you have to do is wait for it to arrive, and share your opinion on the product. It really is that easy to start making easy money from home. Most people who are signed up with User Testing will take one or two tests per week. But the number of opportunities will depend on the brand’s needs, and how it matches with your demographic profile and background.
You’ll either get notified by email or you can be notified on the User Testing dashboard when tests that match your profile are available. With User Testing, you are paid through PayPal, so make sure you have a working PayPal account before you sign up.
Ipsos are market research specialists, who have built a rewards community ‘dedicated to ensuring that your valued opinion makes a difference for societies, citizens and brands’. You’re rewarded for your opinion with a range of vouchers.
Check out the rewards available here
How Does Ipsos iSay Work?
All you need to do is sign up at the website or with the app by just clicking ‘join now’- it is super simple and of course, it is free too! For each survey you fill out, you will earn points that accumulate into vouchers, or again to redeem an entry into a prize draw.
Toluna is ‘a community where you can voice your opinion and get rewarded for participating in market research projects.’ With Toluna, like other third party product testing platforms, you have the opportunity to test products early, and help brands understand what works, what doesn’t, and help bring successful products to market.
How Does Toluna Work?
Simply sign up to the website and visit the ‘testing’ section of the dashboard to apply for a product to test. With Toluna, you get the choice of both testing products and filling out surveys. Toluna works with a range of brands offering loads of different products. You could be asked to test toothpaste, shower gel or cosmetics. Check out their blog and website for more information on the products that you can test, and make sure to sign up to start making money online soon.
Toluna offers payments via a points system in reward for your time and opinion. These points can be redeemed for gift cards or cash. Super flexible way to spend your rewards however you want.
Clicks Research is an online product testing site, where one of our favourite bonuses of using their platform: you get to keep the items that you test. They work directly with brand owners and product developers to help them develop their products. With a network of over 600,000 volunteers, sign up and start receiving your free products to test! They are also incredibly against animal testing – the things we love to hear.
How Does Clicks Research Work?
Simply sign up to their website and you’re off to a winner! You will have to complete an array of surveys and trials to build up your profile. But when you do, you will be asked to take part in more surveys and testing opportunities, and you’ll see your profile rating increase.
Click Research work with a range of brands offering everything from cosmetics, food, clothing, pet products and more. There is a wide range of things that you could test out. Great news, you can also keep the products that you have tested, so you don’t have to worry about sending them back, and at the end, you’re rewarded with a freebie.
If you simply choose to complete the surveys for Clicks Research, you will receive points that equate to money. Once you have 2500 points, you will receive £25!
With PineCone, you are tasked with completing surveys, after which you are awarded points, which can then be redeemed for cash or entries into prize draws. PineCone are trusted researchers for brands offering beauty, drinks, food products, and loads more.
How Does PineCone Work?
Once you sign up, you will receive emails when a survey is available for you to complete and you can start earning your points. Although this is mainly a survey based site, they do sometimes send you the products out as well for you to test.
So now you know how you can make money testing products. Some of these companies do offer payments for completing surveys. Check out
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