How would you like to earn extra money from testing websites? Take a look at this IntelliZoom review to see what’s involved and how much you can earn.
I have signed up for countless survey sites over the last few years. Although they’re a great way to earn a bit of extra money, they can be a little tedious at times.
IntelliZoom offers a slightly different way to make money without taking up too much of your time. The great thing is, you don’t need to be technically minded and you just have to follow simple instructions.
Who is IntelliZoom?
IntelliZoom is owned by UserZoom an American company based in California. They also have offices in Denver, London, Manchester and two in Spain. IntelliZoom was previously known as WhatUsersDo, until it was acquired by UserZoom.
Taken from their website:
Saving up for something or looking for that bit of extra spending money? Join the people all over the world making additional income by sharing their experiences.
Make an immediate impact on the products that you love and use today by sharing your opinion with the people that make and improve those products.
And of course, we’re all here to improve products, not because we want to earn…
It will take you just a few minutes to join. All you need to do is complete a few profile questions and confirm your email address. Then, you wait for surveys that match your profile and you can start earning.
There is a test survey available. This requires you to record a video of yourself as you test a website. It’s not compulsory, but only takes a couple of minutes.
This will allow you to complete Think out Loud and Card Sort tasks in the future, which pay more than the usual studies.
Finally, you will also need to download the UserZoom extension to your web browser or the app to your phone. These monitor your actions when you complete the surveys.
This is a simple way to make money and I actually enjoy it. Surveys are always much quicker to complete compared to what the instructions tell you.
You are provided with simple instructions and you just need to follow them. For example, you will be asked where on a website would you click on to contact customer services. Just click on the screen and move on to the next question.
During an average week, you should receive around 5-10 tasks per week, giving you a decent chance to earn.
The Think Out Loud tasks are much simpler than you think. All you need to do is talk about what you’re thinking. Some require just a microphone, whilst others need a webcam too. These kinds of tasks aren’t for everyone, hence the fact they are not compulsory and pay so well.
The surveys fill-up quite quickly, so it’s important that you complete them as soon as you can.
Not all surveys are available across all devices. Some will only allow you to complete on your laptop or desktop, whilst others are available to complete on a phone or tablet.
I’m not overly keen on installing extra apps on to my phone or computer because they can slow them down. However, it shouldn’t be much of an issue with newer machines. Of course, there is always a security issue to consider. But UserZoom is an established company, so it’s down to you whether to trust them or not. I have never had any issues but I’m certainly not an expert on the matter.
Payments are slower than I would like and usually take 21 days to reach you. However, I have had payment take a few days longer.
UserZoom does not show you a record of the tasks you have tried or completed. The only way for you to keep track of your expected payments is through the emails they send you. A minor inconvenience, but annoying still the same.
I passed the test questions, which allowed me to attempt the better-paying ‘think out loud surveys’. However, a number of times I have answered the initial questions, only to be told I don’t qualify.
On average, you earn $2 for each 10-minute survey. That works out at $12 per hour (or around £9.50 in proper money). However, I find that most surveys take under 10 minutes to complete, with some closer to 5.
The $8 surveys last for a maximum of 15 minutes, so that’s a slightly more impressive $32 per hour.
The card sorting surveys pay $5 and take around 10 minutes to complete.
Money is paid straight to your PayPal account.
I estimate the pay per hour to be around £15-20. Of course, as you are paid in dollars, this does depend partly on the exchange rate when you come to withdraw your money from PayPal.
My IntelliZoom review conclusion
I really like this site. The money is good and the tasks are quite enjoyable. No, it won’t make you a fortune but you should be able to make £40+ per month with minimal effort.
It can be frustrating as the surveys tend to fill up quite quickly and you can often be screened out in the early stages.
And combine that with some other survey sites and you should be well on your way to making a decent extra income each month.
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So, after a couple of months of working with IntelliZoom, the number of $2 surveys I receive have completely dried up. However, I am sent a lot of $8 surveys. Only a couple of these have required video and the rest were all audio.
I have also received a handful of the $5 card sorting tasks.
In total, I am earning around $40-50 per week from the site. If you’re willing to be recorded, it’s certainly worth joining.