Get Paid Up to $75 per Hour By Taking Part In Google Usability Study
May 23, 2007 by Gaman
Here’s an easy way for you to make money online. All you have to do is participate in Google usability studies for the new and upcoming features of blogger.
You can choose from three types of studies.
- Usability study at a Google office
Typically, you will use a Google product or prototype, and give feedback on it. You could either meet 1-on-1 with a Google researcher, or work as part of a group. Most studies are done at their HQ in Mountain View, California , but they have offices all over the world , so you can sign up for this type of study even if you don’t live in the San Francisco Bay Area. Unfortunately, we don’t have Google office in Malaysia .
- Remote usability study
A Google researcher will call you while you sit at your computer, and ask you to try out a Google product or prototype via your internet connection, and give feedback on it. You can be anywhere in the world, but need to have a high-speed internet connection.
- Field study
Google researchers will come to visit you, and interview you about how you use computers or the Web. They won’t just show up at your door – they will always check with you, and make an appointment. Again, most of their researchers are based at our HQ in Mountain View, California , but they have offices all over the world
- Online survey :
You answer questions on the web or in an email, from your own computer. I guess this is one study that most people outside of the US will be interested in.
In user studies and field studies, you will typically spend one to one-and-a-half hours with a Google researcher. This will almost always be during business hours (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm).
They typically pay $75 for each hour that you spend with a Google researcher either in person or on the phone. For online surveys, which you complete from your own computer, the amount varies, depending on the length of the survey.
This is not for everyone but if you are interested go ahead and sign up. Don’t expect everyone who signed up will be selected though. They are looking for individual that fit certain user profile, perhaps from across several countries.