Could you use an extra $7,000 a year?
I know I can, and that's how much I made in 2019 doing my favorite side hustle. I was also gone for a month during the summer.
I started trying to find creative ways to make money at a young age whether that was collecting cans at construction sites, selling packs of basketball cards I made at garage sales, or just helping my dad lay tile. I've continued side hustlin' through my life and in 2018 I doubled my income and made even more money in 2019. But of all the things I do this one is my favorite!
As with most things you truly care about it is hard to pick a favorite and real estate investing gave this side hustle a good run for it's money. But, it's just so easy for the money I make!
Okay, drum roll please...
The winner of my favorite side hustle goes to..
When it comes to making easy money to me it gets no better than this. If you know of a better way please let me know!
I have tried numerous different testing sites and this is the one I've had the best success with and tell everyone about it!
How It Works
You'll have a window open on your computer, the site will ding anytime there is a test available, and you just take the screener to see if you qualify. It’s that simple. Because of all the things I do, I feel I qualify for a good amount of them.
If you qualify for a test you'll work through tasks on a website, prototype, or complete a live conversation. A test can range from a couple minutes to 20 minutes. From my experience tests typically last from 10 to 15 minutes and have done them for companies like Home Depot, Geico, and Verizon.
They also have options to participate in live conversation which can either be 30 or 60 minutes. You'll choose the time you want from options they have listed and simple walk through a new prototype or discuss your experience on their site.
I keep a window open throughout the day, whether at work or home, and like a true test subject when I hear the ding I come running!
How Do I Get Paid
For each test you complete they'll pay you $10 or if its a longer one they may pay you $20. If you complete a live 30 minute conversation you'll get $30 and a 60 minute test pays $60.
In 2018 I made $5960 ($496 a month or $115 a week)
In 2019 I made $6995 ($582 a month or $135 a week)
Here is a month by month break down if you are interested:
February - $550
March - $590
April - $490
May - $710 (I was also in Puerto Vallarta and San Miguel for a week.
June - $430
July - $120 (I was in Asia from June 24th until July 24th)
August - $790 (I had four 60 minute convos and two 30 minute)
September - $530 (Three 60 minute convos and two 30 minute)
October - $915 (Two 60 minute convos, three 30 minute, and one extra money test for $15)
November - $710 (Three 60 minute convos and four 30 minute with and extra $100 test)
December - $470 (One 60 minute convo and three 30 minute ones)
Words of Advice
I started testing in 2016 and this is a great resource to earn extra money. From my experience they are becoming more strict on their rules so make sure you follow them! If you take a test you don't qualify for they will typically give you a one star rating and give you a warning. If you do it again you are kicked off the panel.
I had the thought, 'If I make so much off one account what if I did two?!' They eventually caught me and I was kicked off. I used to be able to get back on the panel by doing the application tests on a different computer and completing the tests from my personal one. They have now figured that out and I got caught. I lost $180 this way as they void all payments, womp womp.
If you are kicked off the panel the only way to get back on is to use a totally new computer. This is a great resource but I recommend you don't push your luck on trying to get extra money as you'll lose out on a great opportunity!
It really is that simple. You just have this page open, take a screener, if you qualify take the test and talk about the color schemes, layout, usability and get paid for it. I continue to try to get everyone in my life to do it because you can make good money doing something so easy. Just make sure you follow the rules!
If you want to see a complete list of side hustles you can see that here, which side hustles I think are best, how I doubled my income in 2018, or how I made even more in 2019.
HELLO AND WELCOME!
I'm Jake, a dude interested in personal finance and travel creating the life I choose.
In 5 years I went from living in a basement with Craigslist roommates to paying off 90k of debt, backpacking 3 continents, getting a house for myself and 5 rental units.
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