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How to Get Your First Paid Project

Welcome to uTest!

Follow the below steps to increase your chances of receiving paid project invites!

Step 1: Become Qualified


Passing the uTest Sandbox Cycle qualifies you to receive paid project invites. The Sandbox Cycle is set up as a Functional Testing Cycle with a mix of Exploratory Testing and a Test Case. The Sandbox functions as your audition to uTest while allowing you to become familiar with the uTest platform outside of a paid project.

You will receive your Sandbox invitation typically within 2 weeks of registration. You can also reach out to Community Management to request a Sandbox Invitation at testers@utest.com.

Step 2: Increase your odds

Participate in Test Cycles (including Sandbox and uTest Academy)

The quality and quantity of bugs you find has an effect on the number of paid cycle invites you will receive. Participating in as many testing cycles as you can and producing quality work in everyone will lead to more opportunities at uTest!

Manage Tester Profile

The more information you fill out under “Account & Settings” within the Platform increases your chances of receiving paid project invites! Keep your tester profile complete and up-to-date!

ProTip: 70% of test cycles are on mobile devices; so make sure your mobile device environment is filled out and up-to-date!

Be Active on uTest

Increase your chances at receiving paid project invites by logging in and being active on uTest! Engaged members of uTest have a higher chance of receiving paid project invites than those who are not.

Apply for Projects on the Project Board

The Project Board is for test cycles that have unique tester requirements. Browse the project board and apply for all the projects that apply to you! Checking the Project Board often is a good way of showing you are an active member of uTest!

Step 3: Enhance Your Skills

uTest Academy

The uTest Academy is a weekly program designed to train and coach testers on how to produce quality work at uTest. uTest Academy signups are announced each week as a Featured Article on uTest.com. Watch your uTest.com feed for the opportunity to signup and participate!

ProTip: The more bugs you find and the quality of your work within test cycles increases your chances of receiving paid projects invites. uTest Academy is a great of building a uTest portfolio which will lead to more paid project opportunities!

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