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Become a website tester on Whatusersdo

Website testing

Please note there is an affiliate link on this page. By clicking on this, signing up and completing your first test, I will be paid for the referral.

Become a website tester and earn a little income every month, it won’t be a lot of money, but it is a good way of earning some money on the internet. I want to talk about the website Whatusersdo which has over 30,000 users worldwide. Since becoming part of a bigger company called Userzoom, it has opened up the opportunities for people to complete more website reviews. I will go through what it is like, from my own experience of being a user on this website.

Whatusersdo

Anybody worldwide can sign up and they pay through paypal on the 25th of each month. On average, you could earn up to £15 per month, maybe more, depending on how well you complete every test. The applying process does not take long, roughly 15 minutes filling in personal details and interests. There is a practice test included to pass before you can start, this is straightforward to do. Once successful there is an app to downloaded on the computer to record your voice and screen. Do not worry it only opens up when recording the tests, not to capture everything you do on your computer.

It is your chance to make a difference to the internet, by taking website tests for hundreds of companies like the clothing brand Asos and Virgin Atlantic, even reviewing for governments and TV channels. There are tasks to complete and can take 5 to 10 minutes mostly to complete although some can take longer. The pay is good and can be better value for time than paid surveys, paying £5 for each test. You recieve emails every time a test is available to be completed, some will have screening questions to see if you match the criteria.

They may want you to checkout with a product to see what you think of the online purchasing process without going through to purchasing of course and inputting fake details. Another scenario could be testing out a government website, navigating through menus to complete a task. The websites can be old or new, that you test out and there is the option to do tests on your mobile phone and tablet with downloading the recording application. Whilst going through they like you to do verbal answers and also speak through the experience of using the website.

What is required to be a tester on this website

  • Computer with Windows 7, 8.1 or 10/later Apple mac OSX 10.9 and later
  • A computer that has the following

– Processor with 2GHz Dual core/more

– 2GB of Ram or more

– Disk Space that has 5GB or over

– microphone built in or external (could use a headset)

  • An Internet Explorer 11 Browser or the most current Edge. You can also use Chrome, Firefox or Safari.
  • You need high speed broadband
  • A Paypal account for payments

Referalls

There is the bonus of earning through referring people to Whatusersdo. Each person that you refer, you will earn £2 every time, but only after they complete their first website test. This is paid also on the 25th of each month.

My Assessment

Depending on whether you meet different criteria, there usually is an abundance of tests available and you are sure to be hopefully earning from £5 up to £15 a month, maybe a little more. Be careful as they will randomly quality control check a test that you have completed, if it has been marked poorly by the client, you will not get any tests for 2 to 3 months. Make sure to answer the questions properly and in as much detail as you can. If it keeps happening, you could be kicked off permanently.

Overall they always pay you on time and the tests are mostly easy and interesting to do.

Thank you for reading this article, please feel free to leave a comment below and I will reply back as soon as possible. Maybe you are already a user on this website, I would like to see what you think.

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Utility Warehouse Distributor – What’s it all about?

Sales

 

Utility Warehouse

The FTSE 250 company owned by Telecom Plus was founded in 2002 and is based in London, it has over 600,000 customers. They provide services like gas, electricity and mobile phone contracts to name a few, these are supplied from other companies through to Utility Warehouse customers. What is different is that they like to bundle services together to make it fair to new and old customers in terms of pricing.Utility services

Many awards have been won, including the utilities brand of the year for 2018. They also offer a cashback scheme and life insurance.

It differs from others where they do no advertising whatsoever, instead it works on customers telling other people about the company and through the over 40,000 distributors.

This is operated as a Multi Level Marketing Scheme, the more people a distributor can get signed up, the more that can be earned. Rewards for hitting targets are given out, like being given a Utility Warehouse branded Mini Cooper and to be able to drive one of their fleet of Porsche Boxters. Holidays are also part of the rewards and cash bonuses to, also with an option to buy company shares. Celebrities are used for online promotional videos, one of them being Joanna Lumley.

From a customer point of view they are rated as great on the review site Trustpilot UK. There are just shy of 6,900 reviews as of February 2019, giving the firm four out of five stars. They do offer good service, but have been in trouble in the past with the Advertising Standards Authority. 2018, they were told to take down a very misleading website advert claiming to have the UK’s cheapest mobile service, when it did not. It has also been reported that customers have gone elsewhere and saved a lot of money on their utility services. Hire your freelancer today

 

What is my opinion on this opportunity

When I signed up I had emails and a telephone conservation with a mentor that also is a distributor, giving me lots of information. The only cost to be paid is £100 and this is reduced from a higher figure, because if you sign up to the mobile, you are then a customer, making the cost lower. The £100 is actually refunded if you reach the referall target within 19 days. There was one conference/training session to attend, they have these in various cities across the UK. Cut a long story short I booked up online but I was having second thoughts at whether this whole opportunity was going to work out for me.

You see you can sign up family and friends, but I didn’t want to annoy and pester them into signing up and I was also unsure if I was able to sign up people from going around places like schools as well.

I didn’t want to upset and anger people, I made the decision to cancel the training session and inform my mentor and company that I was not going ahead. The other point is there could be a lot of travelling around involved to get new sign ups, also once you have been to places around where you live, to keep getting sign ups, you are going to be travelling further afield, is it worth it? Now thankfully all though I thought I had lost the £100 joining up fee, that was refunded back to me.

The pros and cons

Pros

  • Well established company

  • Fantastic rewards for distributors who hit targets

Cons

  • Has been in trouble with the ASA
  • Concerning complaints from customers and former distributors
  • I found the information to be a bit overwhelming
  • Could be doing a lot of travelling about

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Should you become a distributor?

I would like to say this is not a scam, but the earning potential can vary depending on how much work is put in. Also, whether this is for you and how easy would it be to sign up people up to the services. It is in my opinion that if your friends and family won’t want to sign up through you, then it could be a loosing battle to get other people to sign up.

Of course it works, but how hard is it to earn money and are customers really getting the cheapest deals on the market. There are quite a few reviews on the internet about being a distributor for Utility Warehouse, where there videos on YouTube. There have been many negative reviews, also from customers, it is a mixed bag with positive too. Don’t get me wrong there are others doing well and making a large yearly income, but is this a small number. It does depend on in a way if you have a large contact list, as well as really being able to persuade others to join up. A lot of people quite rightly are skeptical of people trying to sell them something, maybe in the street/place or on the doorstep.

 

Thank you for reading this article, please feel free to leave a comment below and I will reply back as soon as possible. Maybe you have had experience with Utility Warehouse as a distributor and a customer.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/jul/08/get-rich-quick-utility-warehouse-energy-scheme-joanna-lumley

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2018 Wealthy Affiliate Review – What is it like?

 Wealthy Affiliate 2018 review

Name: Wealthy Affiliate

Founders: Kyle & Carson

Launched: 2005

Website URL: www.wealthyaffiliate.com

Price:  Starter (free) Premium membership (first month is $19) (then $49 mth or $359/year)  

Ratings: 

Support:  5.0 out of 5.0

Training:  5.0 out of 5.0

Ease of use:  4.8 out of 5.0

Website builder:  4.9 out of 5.0

Keyword Research tool:  5.0 out of 5.0

Overall:      4.9 out of 5

 

There are affiliate links on this page, I earn a commission if you choose to sign up to Wealthy Affiliate. 

Today I am going to talk to you about Wealthy Affiliate. A platform that has been around for thirteen years now. It helps you to build your own blogging website and provides in depth training into affilate marketing, where you can earn through referring people to websites or get a commision from each product that you review and gets a sale through Amazon for example, also earning with online advertising. On WA it also combines a social media side, where you can get help from other members and connect up with so many interesting people.

Did you know that there are 3.75 billion people online and its growing year on year, that is a massive market to work with. 

For your website you want to pick a niche, this might seem daunting, but it can just be any topic of interest, it is easier in my opinion to do a niche that you have a passion in. Blogging needs to be done weekly or as much as you can on your website, so it needs to be on something that interests you, it can be anything from technology to pets, the choice is yours.

What I have come across on WA, is the saying “content is king”. This is very true, the key is to keep adding content, because over time your website will gain authority and trust with Google. It is the top pages of the search engine that you are wanting to aim for, once your articles get in the top 3 pages, then there will be a lot more website traffic and this is where you are in a stronger position to earning more. It won’t happen overnight, it’s going to take time. The more you add in a short time makes reaching that goal become a reality sooner.

WA memberships

So above are the membership options, if you choose to sign up, I am not pressurising you to sign up to premium. It’s great that you can sign up free, but the premium offers a lot for what you pay.

A detailed look at what is offered at Wealthy Affiliate

These are all offered permantely to premium members

Training

50 lessons of written and video content by Kyle. Live training videos are every week, usually lasting for an hour or two, topics like how to get your web posts found by google more quickly for example.

If you would like to promote Wealthy Affiliate and go down the making money niche, then there is the affialite bootcamp and there are 70 lessons on how to go about this.

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Social 

Live chat is available permanently 24/7 on premium, as well as a main dashboard where you can publish blog posts. You can ask questions and there is private messaging to other members, even to Kyle and Carson. The Sitecomments platform has recently been updated, where you can recieve comments on any website post of yours you wish and then earn a credit for each comment you provide to a persons post. Once you have given 50 comments out in a 30 day period, you earn 50 cents in cash for every two comments over 50, so thats pretty cool.

Website feedback

Website feedback is so important because people can give their honest opinions on what you need to improve on your website, as well as pointing out any good points. There is a thread where you can follow other members social media profiles to build up your followings, you follow them and they follow back.

Website builder

Site content platform allows you to produce your posts on WA with a spell checker and to add your own images. To build your website you use WordPress.

Keyword Research

You can use Jaaxy Pro which is of no extra cost with premium or the basic version that comes with being a free member, this will just give a snippet. Type in any keyword for an upcoming website article and itJaaxy keyword research tool will come up with statistics for how many searches it gets on the internet per month.

The key is to use what they call as a low hanging fruit word, something that doesn’t have too much competition. Competing against thousands of websites and really top ones in that field for certain keywords would be a challenging task, because of how big they are.

Help Centre

A help centre that can find answers to your question or you can contact Site Support and they will get back quite quickly. They have helped many people out.

Pros and Cons 🙂

Pros

  • Join up for free with 10 lessons
  • An amazing website builder
  • Extensive training
  • A social community available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Good value for money on Premium
  • Site support ready to assist you
  • Being able to use Jaaxy for keyword research

Cons

  • From the start it can be a bit overwhelming for newbies

The Wealthy Affiliate refferal program

At Wealthy Affiliate there is a very rewarding referall program. If you achieve 300 referalls to WA in a calender year, you have a free trip to Las Vegas to meet other members in January of that year and the founders at a private conference. Between the 1st september and 31st December you only have to make 100 referalls to WA. It would be a fantastic and out of this world experience, it really is possible to achieve the required referalls to go to Las Vegas.

Referrals WA

Sucess posts

We all like to know if people are making a success, does it all really work. So I wanted to show success stories from WA to prove that this isn’t a scam.

Jerry October update

Zarina progress

Here are some reviews of Wealthy Affiliate on a thread on the website by members. Including my comment, that is under Ekaye1.

Finally

I can say from my opinion that I have never found anything as good as Wealthy Affiliate. Remember for it to work, you have to put the time in and be patient, with a physical store you would have to put a lot more money in. There is no time scale to say when you will first make money, it varies depending on your circumstances. It could be 6 or 12 months, there have been others saying 18 months. Put realistic goals in place, this is no get rich quick scheme. I know there are many sites out there that are not legit.

If you sign up to a free account on WA, I will be your mentor and ready to answer any questions you may have. I want to assist and help you in anyway I can.

 

Thank you for reading my article, please feel free to leave me a comment below and I will reply back as soon as possible.