UserCrowd Review (Formerly Usability Hub) - Get Paid To Take Quick Tests Online [UPDATED] - Precious New Start

UserCrowd Review (Formerly Usability Hub) – Get Paid To Take Quick Tests Online [UPDATED]

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Easy To Use


Earning Potential


Time Taken To Receive Payment


Regular Tests



  • Free
  • Easy To Use
  • Pays Via Paypal
  • No Skills Required
  • Quick Tests


  • High Payout Threshold
  • Tests Not Always Regular
  • Takes Up To 3 Weeks To Cashout

If you’ve been looking for a way to earn some money online with little to no effort then UserCrowd (formerly known as Usability Hub) is a good place to start. I’ve been trying out this website for a few years and felt it would be good to finally share my official UserCrowd Review to let you know my thoughts and also share my payment proof.

What is UserCrowd?

UserCrowd, formerly known as Usability Hub, is a website that allows you to earn money online by taking short online tests. Web developers and designers request input from users on a variety of tasks, and you get paid for giving your response.

How To Get Started

It’s really easy to get started. Firstly head over to the UserCrowd website, and then sign up to be a tester. It takes only a few minutes to set up your account and set up a profile. And it’s as easy as that!

usercrowd review sign up to become a tester

What Types Of Tests Are Included

There are 5 test types included in UserCrowd. These tests are very short and usually take about  1 minute to complete:

1. Click Test:

The test will ask you to click on an area that you think is appropriate to the task.

2. Five Second Test

With the Five Second test, you’ll be asked to view an image for 5 seconds and recall what you saw by answering short questions.

3. Navigation Test

You’ll be asked to navigate a web page/application based on the instructions of the task.

4. Preference Test

The test will ask you to select which option you prefer.

5. Question Test

View an image and answer a few short questions.

UserCrowd Video WalkThrough

** Although in the video I quote “earn $0.10 over and over”, as of March 23rd 2020, this rate has now been increased to $0.20. **

How Much Will You Get Paid

*** UPDATE: The payment threshold has now been reduced to 100 credits (which is $10). This will mean you can cash out more regularly than before.***

Each test you complete worth 1 credit ($0.10). Payment is made via PayPal, and you can request a payout once you reach 200 credits ($20) 100 credits ($10).

Payment Proof

Below is a screenshot of the $20 I cashed out via Paypal. I’ve included this to share with you that UserCrowd (formerly Usability Hub) is a genuine site that pays out its users.

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The site is completely free to sign up and take part.

Easy To Use

The website is easy to use and simple to navigate.

Little Effort Involved

There’s barely any effort involved in completing these tests. They’re really quick, and some just involve the click of a mouse, then the test is done.

Can Get Started Straight Away

As soon as there are tests available you can get started.

Pays Via Paypal

As you may already know, I’m a big fan of programs that pay via Paypal, so this is definitely a big pro for me.

No Skills Required

It’s so easy to get involved because you don’t need to have any skills. In fact, the website even mentions that the creators prefer having ordinary people testing their designs.

Quick Tests

The tests are really quick to do. Most tests will take less than 1 minute to complete.

No Need To Record Your Screen

Most online user testing websites I’ve used require you to have a screen recorder and use a mic to talk about your experience. With UserCrowd, you don’t need to record anything. The tests are generally just a click of the mouse and a few written responses.


Tests Are Not Regular

Unfortunately, tests are not always regular, so don’t expect to reach the 100 200 credits within just a few days. It can take a little while to complete 100 200 tests. But if you check the site regularly then you’re more likely to get tests to complete.

High Payout Threshold (Payout threshold has now been reduced to only $10)

Although the tests are quick and easy to get through, you still have to reach $10 $20 before you get to cash out. For some, this may be quicker depending on the times you are able to take the tests, and for others, it may take longer.

Have To Wait Up To 3 Weeks To Receive Payment 

After doing all those tests and requesting a cash-out, you may have to wait up to 3 weeks to receive your payment. This is because they check all your responses before paying out. Therefore you’ll need to make sure you provide quality answers to avoid having your payment for that test rejected.

Quick Tip To Help You Earn Credits Faster

My quick tip to help you earn credits faster with UserCrowd is to keep your UserCrowd dashboard open in a separate tab while you’re on the internet. So, whenever there’s a test available you’ll hear a pop-up sound and animation to notify you of a new test. This means you can take a quick minute from what you’re doing to complete the test. If you’re already on the internet you might as well have this in the background letting you know when a test is available.

My Final Thoughts

UserCrowd is a nice way to earn yourself a little extra side money. Although it can take a while to earn those 100 200 credits and there aren’t always tests available, when the tests are ready they are very quick to complete, and you can do them in between your usual activities on the internet without it taking up too much time.

Do I Recommend UserCrowd? Yes! If you’re looking for something to add to your list side income earners, then I think UserCrowd is a good one to add because it’s a way to make some extra money online without much effort at all. Even if you spend your time working on your online business, you could easily fit a few quick tests in between and build up your balance, with little to no effort at all.

Overall, UserCrowd is a legit website that pays it users and is a simple way to earn some money online.

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What are your thoughts on UserCrowd? 

Has this UserCrowd review given you a new site to add to your “make money online” list? 

I’d love to hear your thoughts, questions and/or comments in the section below. 

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bvor - April 20, 2020

how can i get test?

    Stephanie - April 21, 2020

    Hi, you need to go to the website, then create an account. Then you follow the steps they give you. But you can also watch the video for more information. Hope that helps.

Dimitri - November 3, 2017

Hi Stephanie
Great article. I think they reduced the payout threshold to 100 credits $10. You can now cash out at $10.

    Stephanie - November 5, 2017

    Hi Dimitri! Thanks for letting me know…I have updated the blog post accordingly. Thanks again!

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Marcus - July 25, 2017

I started using this site and have been recording how long it takes to do each test and how much you get paid.

Right now on UsabilityHub I’m earning $6.35 an hour.

This is below minimum wage in most developed countries, why bother?

    Stephanie - July 27, 2017

    Hi Marcus, thanks for commenting. I understand where you’re coming from. The earning potential is very low.

    However, the goal behind this review was to share a way to make money online with little to no effort. Most tests take less than a minute to do, and it’s easy to incorporate the tests in between your usual tasks online.

    There’s obviously no obligation to use this site, and I would never encourage someone to rely on this site as full time income either because it’s not possible. It’s just a super easy way to build a little extra cash.

    All the best!

Anis Chity - May 7, 2017

Hi, Stephanie, this sounds like a great way to make some easy extra cash, I tried User testing but I hate the fact I need to talk and stuff so this one sounds perfect for me

Also, I’m a huge fan of Paypal so that’s a big plus in my book

Another thing I’d like to add is the fact you can receive push notifications if you enable them so you don’t have to keep another tab open, that’s a little hack I just noticed lol after signing up through your link

I have chosen 3 languages which I speak, I think that will increase the test requests right?

Anyway thanks for this detailed review it was very useful!

    Stephanie - May 17, 2017

    Hi Anis, thanks for commenting. I know exactly what you mean regarding user testing, having to talk and record video each time can be an issue for people. That’s what I like about this, you don’t need to record any video or talk, so it’s nice and easy.

    Yes that’s right, they’ve recently added the push notification feature and it is SO handy. I get more tests done than before, and now I’m already over half way to cashing out again after a few weeks.

    I’m not sure if choosing more languages will help get more tests, but I’d be interested to see if it works for you, if you’re happy to share your experiences here.

    All the best!

Andres - April 16, 2017

It will take someone at least 1 year to even reach the minimum cashout of $20.

I wouldn’t recommend Usabilityhub to anyone, unless they want to wait a year or better.

I am a user there and if I wasn’t half way through, I would just quit. I believe the threshold is so high, 200 tests at 10 cents a piece = 20 usd to make users give up.

In the last 2 weeks, I earned 40 cents. Avoid this at all costs.

    Stephanie - April 19, 2017

    Hi Andres, thanks for commenting. I agree, it takes quite some time to cash out with them, and even when you cash out you still have to wait a few weeks to get paid. But my main focus for reviewing this site was to show that it requires very little effort to earn, and you can build up your earnings over time. It’s definitely not the kind of thing to dedicate a significant amount of time on, it’s just a little extra income earner.

    I also think the earning potential is dependant on how much time you spend on the computer/online. I work from home most days in the week, so I’m on the internet a lot. As a result I can check the website from time to time to check on new tasks. Within less than a minute I’ve completed a task then I go back to what I was doing. They’ve now added a “notifier” extension which you can install onto your browser so it automatically notifies you of new tasks, so you can increase your earning potential that way. I usually earn more than 40 cents in 2 weeks. However, if you’re not online much, then you won’t earn the same as someone who’s online a lot more.

    I personally wouldn’t say it should be avoided at all costs cause you’re not wasting time with it. But I think anyone joining should be aware that you won’t make money quickly with this, and it’s just something extra to add to your pocket.

    Feel free to check out some other extra income earners on the blog. I’ve reviewed a number of sites that pay it’s users more money, and much faster.

    All the best!

Barbara - March 3, 2017

They may be quick and easy to do (in most cases people don’t ask for too much of your time for 10 cents) but boy are they slow payers. I sent in a payment for 200 tests on the 31st of January 2017 and I am STILL WAITING! They take the longest time of any of the test sites AND it looks as if you can’t ask them why it is taking them so long.

    Stephanie - March 13, 2017

    Hi Barbara, thanks for commenting. I agree they are slow at paying, but they’ve said it’s because they go through all the responses. However, I’m surprised it’s taken this long for you to be paid. My payment took about 3 weeks, still long, but not as long as you’ve been waiting.

    Maybe you could send them a support ticket if you still haven’t been paid yet.

    Hope that helps. Let me know how you get on.

    All the best!

Wenda - February 8, 2017

Wow, what a great idea. I’ve heard of getting paid for survey’s and I am also aware of several other online methods for getting paid for surf, but I’ve never heard of this and I think it’s a great idea. Like most online income you probably wouldn’t make a living off this one thing, but if you have 5, 10 or 20 things that are paying … it all adds up. Thanks for taking the time to write this review.

    Stephanie - February 26, 2017

    Hi Wenda, thanks for commenting! I agree, you won’t make a living from this site alone, but if you’re able to add it to other income opportunities then it’s a nice little addition. And it requires little to no effort.

    Good luck with the site and look forward to hearing how you get on!

    All the best!

Linda Åkerlund - February 8, 2017

Hi! I like this review and I also will try Usability Hub, because usability is in my area of interest:D There is a lot of sights online where you can make money on usability testing. Most of them, unfortunately ask for native English, I’m from Sweden and my recordings are not good enough… It seams lika Usability Hub take care of some “base usability” which might be enough for a site like a blog.

    Stephanie - February 26, 2017

    Hi Linda, thank you for commenting. I think usability hub would be a good choice for you because you don’t need to record your screen or your voice. Most of the times the test will ask for a click of the mouse or a short written response to their questions. Overall it’s really easy to use, and can be a nice way to earn a little extra income online.

    Good luck with the site, and all the best!

Daniel - February 8, 2017

Great post. I just learnt a lot in one article. Years back I tried similar reviews and accumulated lots of money but unfortunately they didn’t pay. As you clearly stated, this one pays via PayPal and I’m also a fan of programs that pay via Paypal. Great article there

    Stephanie - February 26, 2017

    Hi Daniel, thanks for commenting! I’m sorry to hear about your previous experiences with similar sites. Thankfully this site is legitimate and definitely pays out its users, which is why I also included the payment proof.

    I hope you can have better luck with this site.

    All the best!

Kim - February 6, 2017

Sounds like my type of “easy cash” site! I love finding new ways to make a little money on the side ($20 is dinner out, or at least half!) Thanks for sharing, I’m gonna check them out.

    Stephanie - February 26, 2017

    Hi Kim! It’s a great little side income earner and it can fit easily into other things you’re already doing online without taking up too much time.

    Good luck with the site, and I’d love to hear how you get on. All the best!

Andrei - February 6, 2017

Hi Stephanie!

Great article!
After reading it, I still have two question left:

How much time does it take to obtain 20$ for cash out?

How many tests can you complete in a week?

Thanks in advance!

    Stephanie - February 26, 2017

    Hi Andrei, thanks for commenting. It can take some time, like a few weeks, to earn $20. But it does really depend on how often you check the site too. I only check it every now and again, so get 2-5 tests a day, which is about $0.20-0.50 a day. But if you’re someone that can check it more regularly, you may be able to earn up to $1 or more a day, so it won’t take as long to cash out.

    This is just something I do on the side, and it requires such little effort that it’s a nice way to build up a little extra money for something nice in the future.

    Hope that helps answer your questions. All the best!


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