Make Money Testing The Web, Answering text Questions, E-tutition and NASA Study


More Ideas to Make Money: Testing Websites, Answering Text Questions, E-tutition and NASA Study

The good news; our UK economy is finally showing signs of positive growth, the bad news; many people are still struggling to find ways to make ends meet, a situation set to continue for some time to come.

I know of people with young families who are juggling two or three jobs in order to provide for their families. People are looking at different ways to make money to improve their personal economy.

Jobs are in short supply, the idea of a job for life is now a thing of the pass; for people looking for ways to supplement their income, the internet may well be the answer.

Having searched the internet I've managed to come up with a few money making ideas. These money making ideas will not suit everyone, it is not intended to replace regular income but for some, it could be a good way to enhance earnings.

With the power of the internet, a combination of talent and passion the following money making ideas may help to put a little extra cash in some pockets.

Make money Testing the Web

Website and Apps owners are prepared to pay to watch real people use and test their site's performance for usability and bugs; by doing this, they are able to gain valuable information that will allow them to better meet their customers need.

Site owners need more insight into what their customers are looking for, how they do their research, why they choose one product over another and what confuses them, in short; how well their sites are performing.

Website owners are trying to take the guess work out of the equation by using personal experience, paying users to perform usability testing is said to be the secret weapon.

Some websites are notoriously difficult for users to navigate their way around, if like me, you are not prepared to waste precious time, or simply lack the inclination and patience to try figuring it all out, it's far simpler to hit the back button and bounce straight into the competitor's site.

By paying real people to test for usability and clarity and to evaluate their sites, the owners are able to identify problem areas which may benefit from intervention.

If you are the type of person who are reasonable articulate, observant and can think aloud, this may very well be just up your street.

About Performance testing.

Sites such as use a panel of ' testers' to assess their customers websites. When ever a tester's demographic profile is requested, the tester have an opportunity to earn money.

Testers make use of the UserTesting online screen recorder to record a video which typically lasts about 15 minutes to show what actually happens on the screen.

Information is collected in relationship to the mouse movements, clicks, keystrokes and the users spoken comments while using the website that is being tested.

Testers are required to answer four questions in writing about their experience and are paid $10.00 for each completed website test and $15.00 for each completed mobile test. payment is made through Pay Pal.

Test involves a 20 minute recording and answer to four follow up written questions. If a client should request a refund because they are not satisfied with the performance tester, the tester do not get payed, this happen infrequently, less than 1% of the time according to Payments are made 7 day after job is completed.

To become a performance tester

  • Must be at least 18 years old

  • Have your own PC or Mac and a broadband internet connection

  • Must fill out a one page form with demographic information

  • Use User Testing's screen recorder to record your screen and verbal comments during sample websites browsing..

  • A microphone will be required, users who do not own one, can purchase the recommended product at

UserTesting Sites



Answering text questions for money

If you are fairly knowledgeable and good with trivia, quick at searching the net you can make money by answering people's text questions. Using your knowledge and skills you can earn £10.00 an hour.

There are various text answering services that are always looking for researchers to answer the large volume of questions they receive daily.

Customers are constantly texting questions from different parts of the the world; the questions can be challenging, serious, trivial or fun.

A great deal of money can be made, by those who are willing to spend the time researching. These services receives an average of 20,000 questions/day.

Workers will be self employed, work may be done on part time or full time bases, or people can log on intermittently when ever they need to make some money.

What's needed

  • Need to be fluent in English

  • Good writing skills

  • Good general knowledge

  • Internet skills

  • Able to access other resources such as reference books, magazines, street maps or phone book.

Main text answering services in the UK

  • formarly, Any Question Answered(AQA) for application send e-mail to

    Applicants based in the UK will receive an application form and will be required to take a test before they can begin to answer questions. Researchers can earn 30p per question answered

  • ANSA, to register online at, applicants are required to fill in their details and complete a test to see how good they are at finding anwers to the questions. Once accepted; they become apprentice researchers, all answers are checked by the admin team before new researchers are allowed to answer questions directly. Researchers earns 10p per answer and a futher 5p each time the answer is used

  • 118118 send application, covering letter and CV to

    Texpert or

    For this site, applicants will be given a quiz, only after passing, will the they be asked to give their details.

    Texpert pays 30p per answer, the amount of money researchers make depends on the time spent answering questions. On average, researchers makes £10 per hour, however, those who prefers to work on a full time bases can earn up to around £25,000 a year. Since the job is regarded as self employed, researchers need to file their own tax, those earning below the tax threshold will be exempt,

More sites

On average around 1 in 10 applications are accepted by the companies.

Get paid $5000 per month by NASA to Stay in Bed

Have you been a bit over worked lately? Looking for an extended rest to catch up on your HP writing, this one is for you.

NASA pays big for participants to take part in their bed rest study.

The study is designed to help research the effects of zero gravity space travel on the human body.

I wasn't quit sure about this, the articles I read was first published in 2011, however, after checking the NASA government site there are still ads and application forms available for this study.

The study involves tilting of the body with head down and feet up for 70 days, 24 hours/day without getting out of bed, except for limited times for specific tests. Test will mimic astronaut's body during weightlessness of space flight. Participants can also take part in an exercise program.

For more information amd application form go to

or call 1 -866 JSC-TEST (572-8378).

More ways to make money online


According to the Telegraph, (Nov. 2012) parents in the UK spend 6bn/ year on private tuition, a quarter of parents use private tutors to boost their children's education, labelling school support as “inadequate”

As more parents apparently lose faith in the education system, private tutoring is in great demand.

With the ever growing influence of the internet, distance is no barrier, Tutors can be accessed from any where in the world, many tutors in India and Pakistan are taking advantage of this lucrative money making opportunity.

Sites such as TutorVista allows student to simply log in to be assigned lessons by tutors who communicates by using voice over internet technology with instant messaging windows.

A New Delhi tutoring company, Educomp Solution; estimated that the US tutoring market is currently at $8bn and growing. Online companies from the US and India are looking to tap into the millions of dollars available to companies under the US “no child left behind Act for remedial tutoring.”

There are websites now offering E-tutition services where tutors can earn money from home with flexible schedules.

For more information here are a few sites-


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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Hi Fiona, thank you for stopping by, I hope some of these will prove to be useful.

My best to you.

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Fiona Jean Mckay 3 years ago from South Africa

Thanks for this - these options make a great change to the normal, "write for content" lists we normally see. I will certainly be checking out Textpert. Pinned for later study.

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Hi Lurana, so nice to see you!.. thanks for stopping by, yes, the NASA study pays well, but I can understand why, not for me either :).

Have a great weekend.

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MrsBrownsParlour 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

Interesting and helpful! I couldn't do the NASA one either, but it's always nice to hear about new ways to make money :-D. Have a great weekend, Lurana

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Michelle, much appreciated, always a pleasure.

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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

Excellent tips for money making for those who use the internet frequently! Thanks for sharing, Jo!

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Hello Cherryseeds, nice to meet you!.....yes, it's good to know that we have options, the Internet is a massive market place with great potential it all depends on what we are looking for. I hope this hub helps. Thank you for the visit and comment, much appreciated.

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Hi Devika, lovely to see you, thank you for taking a look, always appreciated and my very best to you.

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

An informative ad helpful Hub on various jobs online had learned of more new sites and so glad to have stopped by here. You certainly did your research to perfection, thanks

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cherryseeds 3 years ago from Kigali-Rwanda

A very informative and must read article. This is much in rhythm with people who are knowledgeable, passionate and success driven and yet are not happy with the condition they are working in today. It provides all needed info for anyone to find financial and work environment freedom.

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Thanks Rajan, thank you for taking a look, much appreciated.

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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Very informative! Jo, I just had no idea such online jobs were available! The NASA one of course is not my cup of tea.

Voted up and interesting and yes, pretty useful!

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Hi Kidscrafts, yes, the UK economy seem to be improving but jobs are still scarce, it will take some time before we will see some real improvement. The Internet is great, but it still requires caution.

Thank you for stopping by and for the great comment, much appreciated. My very best to you.

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Hi Frank, I'll take a look at Simmonsconnect, thank you for the tip, comment and visit, always appreciated.

Take care now and enjoy your weekend.

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kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

Very interesting hub, Jo!

First of all, I am happy to know that more people can finally get a job in the UK. It's not good for a society to have too many people unemployed!

The internet change our society a lot? Who would have thought of all those job even 10 years ago!

I like to sleep but lying down for 70 days it's very too much for me as I like to move around.

Enjoy your weekend :-)

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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

great share my friend another site that can fall into this catagory is very useful my friend

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Thanks Kashmir, always appreciated.

Have a great weekend.

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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi my friend all great ideas to make some money online. Well done !

Vote up and more !!!

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Hi Ceres, nice to see you!..I guess there's always a catch. I'm not sure how much of a tilt the body will have to undergo, but if I was still young and healthy I'd take a friend along and give it a go :).

Thank you for stopping by and for the great comment, much appreciated. have a lovely weekend.

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Hi Gags3480, thank you for checking this out, much appreciated. After seeing your comment about webanswers I went over and sign up with no problems, you may have encountered a glitch, it maybe worth another try.

Good luck and my best to you.

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Ceres Schwarz 3 years ago

These are all very interesting ways to make money online. The NASA one is especially interesting. Who wouldn't want to earn 5K a month just staying in bed? But then the "tilting of the body with head down and feet up" for many days would turn off some people because it isn't really all that easy. Maybe that's why you stand to earn lots of money for doing this? The other things you mentioned like answering text questions seem much easier than the NASA one.

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gags3480 3 years ago from Kanpur, India

I tried to register for Webanswers but was rejected with no reason. Interesting & helpful hub. Will try the other websites now.

Voted up.

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Good morning Martin, lovely to see you!..sorry about the typing. I hope you're recovering well after the hospital stay. Keep persevering with the typing.

Have a good weekend and my best to you.

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Good morning Rose, a pleasure to see you!..thank you so much for the visit and comment, very much appreciated.

Take care now, and have a great weekend.

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Good morning to you Faith, do come back when you have complete the study I'll love to help you spend the $5000 :).

This one looks very interesting, but alas; not for me. Take care and have a great weekend.

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Good morning to you Travmaj, you are quite right about the NASA study, I know I couldn't last 70 minutes. I like your idea for a hub; it would be interesting to find someone who have actually completed the study. Thank you for the great comment, hope you are having a wonderful weekend, my best to you.

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Hi Bill, my old man and the dog will most certainly relate to your predicament :). When I'm online for too long the dog starts with a low growl, followed by what sounds like angry talk, when that doesn't work, he slams the laptop shut. I hope Bev is much better behaved :). I hope you're both having a wonderful weekend also, and if those chooks fails to deliver sufficient double-yolkers, you can always take another look at this.

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Good morning Suzette, many thanks for taking a look at you said; every little bit counts. The NASA study is interesting, but I dread to think what will happen to my few brain cells with all that blood suddenly rushing to the head :). I think this one is for someone who's reasonable fit.

I hope you are having a great weekend.

A pleasure as always.

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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for this.Useful, but it takes me forever to type.

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rose-the planner 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

What an interesting article. It is packed with so much useful information. Great hub! Thanks for sharing.

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Wow, Jo!

This is full of useful information here! I just may have to contact NASA about that bed rest and being paid $5,000!

I believe I am ready for some rest! LOL

Excellent and informative hub here.

Voted up +++ and sharing

Blessings, Faith Reaper

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travmaj 3 years ago from australia

Fascinating hub - interesting and informative. I really had no idea about most of these.

NASA - well, I can't help wondering who has completed this and how they coped afterwards - would make a great hub. I don't think I'd last for 70 days.

Thank you for such good and useful ideas.

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Just where the heck am I going to find the time to do this, Jo? LOL

Great suggestions and I would seriously consider it, but Bev already says I spend far too much time online. I fear our marriage wouldn't survive another project. :)

Have a great weekend my friend.


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM

Very interesting and informative article. These are unusual ways to make money on the web. Thank you for researching this and finding these web-sites. Every little bit counts. I don't think I could do the NASA one though - lying tilted with feet up and blood rushing to the head for 24/7. That's enough to make be dizzy. But, great job looking these up.

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