How To Get Paid For Testing & Critiquing Websites!
I don't know about you but one of the things I love about this industry is there are always new ways to make money provided you don't step in one of those nasty smelly scams. But if you've been on this blog long enough, you're able to avoid a lot of that nonsense because you know how to do your research.
With that in mind I would like to introduce you to a new company called StartUpLift.com that you may want to add to one of your multiple streams of income.
What is StartUpLift.com?
It's basically a website that serves two purposes. It provides brand new startup companies some much needed visibility and exposure to possible prospects, clients and users. Anyone that has ever started a new company will tell you getting exposure is one of the hardest things. The second function of StartUpLift.com is to give these startup companies valuable feedback from real users. This is really the part we'e interested in today because it's our money maker as I will detail later in this review.
Just in case my attempt at paraphrasing the companies about page failed to make any sense to you feel free to read how they describe their company by clicking here.
How to make money with StartUpLift.com
Well it's really simple. Just follow the steps below.
3. Pick a post/start up company that resonates with you and that you know you can provide some decent feedback on.
4. Provide the company with useful feedback based on the questions they've asked you. Don't half ass it!
5. The Startup companies review the responses and pick the ones they think are the best.
6. If your response is selected as being useful, you'll get a cash reward sent to your PayPal address.
Watch the following video to see how it works if the 5 simple steps I described above are still losing you. lol
How much money can you make?
It all depends on you and how many cash award posts they have. The awards are $5 for each cash award post. If there happens to be 5 cash awards posts to respond to, you could earn $25 in one sitting. But that's assuming that each company has selected to award you the $5. You're not guaranteed to earn the $5 just because you submitted feedback. It's quality feedback that they're looking for.
With that in mind, please note you may not provide more than 5 feedback submissions in a day. Apparently they do this to maintain the quality of submissions received for their customers. Otherwise you'll have people abusing the system and providing garbage feedback just to make 5 bucks. (You know who you are.)
When are you paid and how?
Cash awards are transferred to the PayPal account you registered with every week on a Monday for the awards given away in the last seven days. So basically it's a week wait. As long as your country or area accepts paypal then you qualify to provide paid feedback. However, there are times when Startups mention a specific demographics (eg. U.S. residents only). So in those cases you may not qualify for the cash reward. Either way, you will be notified beforehand of such specific requirements.
Does it work?
Well if you watched my my video above, you should know the answer to this. If not, let me see yes it does work. I have done it and gotten paid.
I'm sure you probably have additional questions. If so head directly to the source so you can read and ask your questions directly. Click here for more information and answers to your question.
– There are no minimum payouts. So you're not waiting 30 days to get your money which is a great thing if you're looking for some quick money.
– In essence this is very much like a survey site but you're getting paid more and don't have to jump through as many hoops assuming you pick a good post.
– There is no waiting on checks. If you have a Paypal account you'll get your money usually within a week or so.
– It's easy money and straight forward. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to share one's opinion on a site.
– It costs you nothing!!!
As much as I like this company it has some flaws. Although there is nothing that I find to be a deal breaker but they need to be mentioned so you have my usual balanced review. Keep in mind every company has flaws. But knowing them helps you make a better decision. Some flaws aren't a big deal to people once they know them upfront. So let's describe the few I have found.
– Unproven History.
This is fairly a new company. I really prefer working with companies that have been around for a while because usually they've worked out the kinks. When working with a new company there are bound to be changes that may be good or bad. There is also no guarantee the company will be around for the long haul so you're taking a risk that they may stop paying. But the risk is minimal since all you're providing is your "two cents" (feedback).
– Limited number of cash reward posts.
Don't look to this as a career that makes you consistent money. The number of cash award posts that StartUpLift.com has varies from month to month. According to the owners they receive 1-2 /day, so 30-60 a month. But that's pretty much how the ball bounces. Survey sites work the same way where you may not neccessarily fit all demographics which means in frequent surveys.
– Limited payment options.
Let's face it some people hate PayPal or can't get an account because of where they live. So that pretty much leaves these folks out of this opportunity.
– No referral program.
You know I'm always one to preach to get involved in any referral program that a legit money making opportunity may have to increase your income. Unfortunately because this company is fairly new they don't have one as of yet. That sucks for people like me who is introducing this company to thousands of people but won't be getting paid for it. Boo Hoo for me. lol But seriously it would be nice to provide incentives to their users for spreading the word about this company. It's the reason most companies have affiliate or referral programs in the first place. It leads to their companies going viral very quickly. So that's a big opportunity missed.
Ultimately given the fact they are actually paying and the work involved in minimal, I definitely think it's worth a shot. It's not something you can live off or make consistent money with. But like surveys it's a nice to have and can add some occasional dollars to your pocket for minimal work. If the company is around for a long period of time, I'll probably add it to my other personal favorite recommendations. But right now it's definitely starting off on the right foot. Only time will tell how this pans out.
That's pretty much it folks. Let me know what you think about this company. By the way if this isn't appealing you can always focus on a traditional job to make "real money" as some of you like to call it. lol Fortunately we list them daily on our work at home jobs page. So we have something for you as well. Good luck either way. Now you have yet another option in your multiple streams of income. It all adds up folks. If you can't see that then you're not making "cents"!