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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 Usertesting.com 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 UserTesting.com. 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..
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.
Need to be fluent in English
Good writing skills
Good general knowledge
Able to access other resources such as reference books, magazines, street maps or phone book.
Main text answering services in the UK
63336.com formarly, Any Question Answered(AQA) for application send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.ansanow.com, 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 email@example.com
Texpert or kgbanswers.co.uk
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,
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 https://bedreststudy.jsc.nasa.gov/cft.aspx
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-