TestBirds Usability Testing Review: Get Paid To Find Bugs

Learn How You Can Get Paid To Test Website and Earn Up To $50 Per Test at Test Birds!
A while back I posted a list of 11 usability testing jobs, that everyone seemed to enjoy, today I’d like to cover a new usability testing site called TestBirds.

The awesome thing about TestBirds is that they accept complete beginners and experienced testers. Even if you don’t have the ability to find errors in code, there’s tests available for you.

In this TestBirds Review I’ll show you how it works, how to earn, how to get paid, and the complaints I have with this usability testing job.

TestBirds Usability Testing Review

Site: TestBirdstestbirds usability testing review

Price: Free To Join

Verdict: Legitimate

In this TestBirds Usability Testing Review I marked it legitimate because there’s quite a few members that are making great money with this site along with complete newbies making some extra side cash.

I really like that this site is available to people without experience and that payments seem to be pretty quick and easy. To be honest this is a hard site to cover completely because there’s many variations in test, payment amount, and skill level. I’ve done my best to give you an idea of what joining TestBirds as a beginner would be like in the rest of this review.

What Is Usability Testing?

If you’re not familiar with Usability Testing, it’s basically viewing a website, completing some tasks, and giving your opinion about the site. For your time you’re paid cash. Now some of the jobs on TestBirds get into much more detail, but that’s the basic process of usability testing.

If you’re experienced you can also find bugs and test apps, video games, and much more. It really all depends on your ability level, but know that there’s very basic tests that almost anyone can complete.

TestBirds Requirements

You already know that any skill level can join TestBirds, this means complete beginners or experienced app testers. You will need to pass a test before any projects are available though. It seems that TestBirds is available in most countries and pretty much any age is accepted (parental consistent is required).

So far there’s not really any requirements that knocks anyone out, the only other requirement is having at least a computer or smartphone. If you have both even better. Some tests might require you to have a webcam. I recommend this high-quality webcam.

Joining and How It Works

Pretty much anyone can create an account at TestBirds, but before you can complete tests you’ll need to pass their test. From what I’ve heard the beginners test is extremely easy and they give you some pointers on what they expect before you start the test.

Once you’ve passed the test you’ll need to add what devices you’d like to take tests on. Once you’re done you’ll start to receive test notifications from TestBirds. You DO NOT have to complete every test. You can review each test, see the requirements and payment before accepting it.

If you don’t have the time, just ignore the test, but if you’d like to complete it, accept the test and complete it within 24 hours. Once you’re done, your test will be reviewed and payment will be released.

How Much Does TestBirds Pay?

Here’s the section that has pretty wide ranges, because test requirements vary. Most tests pay from $8-$50. Most beginner tests will pay around the $10 range. There’s some more difficult tests that pay higher.

Most of the beginner tests will take around 20-30 minutes, with some of the more advance tests taking much longer. Once you complete your test and it’s approved you’ll get paid via PayPal.

*Based on other usability testing websites, most pay around $10 for a 20 minute test. So TestBirds is right around the industry standard for most beginning testers.

TestBirds Complaints

Just Extra Income For Most

I’ve seen a few sites out there that are promoting TestBirds as a larger income then it really is. You should know that beginners can’t really turn this into a full-time or large income. The main reason is because there’s not enough tests to complete. You’d need 15-20 tests to put in a full day of work with this site, but there might only be a few tests a week.

Also some tests do pay $50, but it looks like most beginner tests are around the $10 range. It’s going to take you a ton of tests at $10 to build a full time income.

With that being said I know on some other sites that there’s some full time testers, but they are very experienced and are sought after for very advance testing. A beginner won’t have the opportunity for this.

Is TestBirds A Usability Testing Scam?

Usability Testing at TestBirds is not a scam, there’s payment proof and some reviews across the internet with all good things to say about this site. I really like that they take complete beginners and that they let you take tests on your smartphone.

As long as you know the income you can make testing website, apps, and more at TestBirds is just extra income, you should be pretty happy as a member. If you’re an experienced tester that completes advanced tests I kind of left you out of this review, but from what I’ve heard TestBirds is a great place for advance testers as well.

If you’d like to learn more or to join you can visit TestBirds.com to get started.

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Have you tested for TestBirds? Think it’s a Scam? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this review in the comments below.


My name is Brok and I am the Owner of Full Time Job From Home. I started making money online in 2013 and created this site to teach others how they can do the same. To see exactly how I make money online visit Start A Profitable Blog

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Laura - May 11, 2016


In this article, you state “With that being said I know on some other sites that there’s some full time testers, but they are very experienced and are sought after for very advance testing.”

What are those sites?

Please let me know. Thanks!



Cathy - May 10, 2016

Hi there Brok,

This sounds like an interesting side job. Unlike survey sites, I like that the pay comes in dollars and not cents. When it comes to receiving your cash, do you need to meet a certain threshold like $50 dollars in order to cash out OR can you get the money every time you complete one test?

Thanks for sharing this. I may give this a try.

    Brok - May 10, 2016

    Hey Cathy,

    I believe they pay as soon as your test is approved. So if you complete a test worth $20 they should send it directly to your PayPal shortly after it’s approved.


Michael Baker - January 25, 2016

Hi There, so glad I found your site, I have been looking for a site of this nature because I love testing out apps and giving my feedback on user friendly capabilities of all types of apps and websites. Its a shame that currently you would only be able to do a few a week because this could turn into a nice little stay at home income, but saying that we all have to start somewhere. Great post and look forward to reading more on your site. Cheers, Michael

    Brok - January 25, 2016

    Hey Michael thanks for reading my TestBirds Review,

    As you said it’s a cool opportunity and I wish there were more tests that could turn this into more a full time job, but that’s not the case with usability testing.

    I will say if you’d like to get more tests you can join multiple sites. I have a list of 11 usability testing sites you could check out if you’re interested.

    Thanks for reading,


Penny Oates - January 25, 2016

This is one of the best articles I have read. You have taken the time out to give a realistic evaluation of what can be expected if you opt to take on these testing projects, both in terms of skill levels and payment expectations. I particularly liked your subtle links to different opportunities depending on the needs and aspirations of the reader.

    Brok - January 25, 2016

    Hey Penny,

    Thank you for reading my TestBirds Review. Glad to hear you enjoyed my review.

    It’s one of the better usability testing sites that I’ve seen and I really like that they take new testers and have experienced testers as well.

    Good opportunity for anyone looking to make some extra money.

    Thanks again for reading


J-Money - January 25, 2016

I really liked reading these article it really hooked me and caught my attention I really enjoy reading new reviews.

I really liked how you explained what usability testing was because it provided me with new knowledge.

I also really like the way that you displayed your content and media throughout your review.

    Brok - January 25, 2016

    Hey J

    Thanks for reading my TestBirds review. Glad I could help you understand usability testing a bit. I know that just a few months back I’d never really heard of the idea, but I’ve reviewed quite a few usability testing sites over the last few months.

    If you’re interested in some others, check out these 11 usability testing jobs.

    Hope this helps and thanks for reading my review,



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