The internet’s made life easier and more profitable in lots of different ways. For example, it’s now simple for anyone to make a bit of side cash just from answering surveys, testing products, and offering opinions. Testerup is an app, for example, that offers users the opportunity to make some extra money from testing games and apps.
But does Testerup actually work? The jury is still very much out at the time of writing, but having dug deep into some genuine Testerup reviews online, there are a few clear opinions that seem to be forming a consensus.
So, before you go ahead and start using Testerup, take a look at what I’ve found below, and proceed with caution! Here’s a breakdown of what Testerup users think of the service, and whether or not it seems to be a viable way to make extra money.
What is Testerup?
Testerup is a free online app available for download across Android and iOS devices. It’s a German platform that’s managed by aestimium GmbH, and it reportedly offers testing services to more than three million users worldwide.
Signing up enables users to start finding tasks such as surveys, product testing, game testing, and even cosmetic trials – all in the name of earning some extra pocket money.
Testerup appears to work with some popular brands and companies, such as Nivea and Barclaycard – and reportedly, you can find tasks worth up to $120 per project.
If you’ve tried any similar apps or survey programs before, of course, you’ll know that making serious money off apps such as Testerup can take time and commitment. In fact, some people wonder if Testerup is actually a scam.
Don’t get too deep into the app and find out it’s not for you – here’s the results of my research into Testerup reviews.
How do you get paid through Testerup?
At present, Testerup allows users to cash out at a minimum of $70 earned, and you can take money away through PayPal.
The system appears to be fairly straightforward and somewhat reliable, but users are split over whether or not the $70 threshold is easy enough to manage. I’ll dive into these thoughts a little further down.
Testerup ratings on Google Play and iOS App Store
Before we get into the nitty gritty, let’s look at the overall ratings for the Testerup app on both the Google Play store (for Android devices) and iOS app store (for Apple devices).
At the time of writing, it seems that Testerup receives a score of 4.3 stars out of five from 34,300 reviewers on Google Play. iOS reviewers go a little harsher, rating the app an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars, but with much fewer downloaders at 4,600.
Overall, this indicates that Testerup seems to get fair to good reviews from downloaders. However, there’s always the chance that reviews processed through app stores may not be completely honest.
So, let’s also look at TrustPilot. Here, the score weighs in at 4.2 out of five stars, with 3,014 reviewers grading. Five-star reviews skew to 59% of the respondents, with four stars offered from 20% of reviewers. Only 11% of reviewers at TrustPilot give Testerup two stars or fewer, which seems to be a fairly reasonable spread.
However, we shouldn’t always rely on aggregated scores for apps such as Testerup. It’s worth digging into what individual reviews have to say so we can understand the context behind the ratings, and if there are any red flags to watch out for.
In fact, from just a quick glance at the ratings on TrustPilot, it’s clear that there may be some fake scoring at play. Compare these two supposedly independent reviews:
Is Testerup legitimate?
Here’s the letdown – some sources claim that Testerup isn’t legitimate, despite the fact that it has a reasonable division of reviews.
Those claiming the site doesn’t offer legitimate cash for testing often state that it’s extremely hard to get to the point where you can cash out. At the time of writing, the minimum cash out point is $70.
From an objective standpoint, Testerup does seem to follow up on its promises of cash for testing, but perhaps not at a rate or at a level of ease some users might be expecting.
What do Testerup reviews say?
I’m going to split some of the more common themes in the comments and complaints about Testerup into their own sections below for your ease of reading.
The cash out limit is very high
The main complaint among Testerup reviewers appears to be that the minimum amount you can cash out with is too high to be considered competitive.
At $70, users will likely have to grind through games and surveys for weeks at a time to reach the threshold. This compares poorly to, say, other survey sites where you may be able to cash out at as little as $5 or $10.
However, there’s a high earning potential
Of the positive reviews emerging for Testerup, it seems that high earning potential, compared to alternative sites and apps, appears to be a big draw for interested users.
Of course, whether you reach that full potential yourself will depend on how much time and effort you put into playing the games partnered with the app, and the surveys you complete.
You have to pay for “premium” opportunities
One of the big sticking points in Testerup reviews is that you may need to pay for “premium” testing opportunities where the rate of return is higher. While this does mean you stand to make money from the service, you might have to pay in order to get any of the bigger rewards.
This, again, doesn’t compete well with survey and testing apps that allow you to complete paid trials without putting any money in.
There’s sometimes problems with tracking app and game progress
For Testerup to pay you for your app and game usage, you’ll need to complete specific goals and get certain achievements through their partner services.
However, some reviewers claim that the tracking system isn’t as accurate as it could be. Several users claim that they have to complete tasks multiple times for them to track properly via the app.
This could be a hardware problem for some users, but it seems widespread enough to be a concern.
Communication isn’t great
Disappointingly, several reviewers agree that the Testerup team isn’t the best at responding to problems or queries. In one particular case, a user reviewing the service on Reddit claims that despite game progress tracking correctly, the in-app purchases didn’t work – and that support staff never helped to resolve the query.
For an app that seems to require quite a big commitment, it’s disappointing to see that the team running the program is allegedly slow to respond. That said, it seems that they are quick to respond to several negative reviews online.
Tasks don’t seem fair
Users and reviewers further claim that despite the high earning potential for Testerup users, the tasks expected of them appear to lean towards being complex and time-consuming for the sake of it. Of course, I have to note that this is purely an allegation!
Your experience with the app, of course, may vary. However, the tasks being tough to complete and the $70 cash out threshold being difficult to reach appear to be common problems experienced by users.
It’s a long process to earn money
While some users claim that they have no problem earning money through Testerup, there’s a common theme that it takes longer than many expect to make any kind of headway.
One of the issues exacerbating this, it seems, is the fact that some surveys and tests pay low rates that take a long time to build up:
As mentioned, it’s not unusual for apps of this nature to take time to let you build up money and test scores. However, the combination of low-paying non-premium tasks and tracking problems appears to be exacerbating issues for a lot of people.
Is Testerup worth it?
From my research, it seems that while Testerup does pay out to some extent, there are several problems users are facing when it comes to reaching the cash out threshold, and ensuring that their tasks are tracking effectively.
While there are plenty of positive reviews for Testerup, we do have to take these with a pinch of salt. The review duplication issue, as mentioned above, and the common details shared between negative reviews, appear to suggest that Testerup likely isn’t worth your time and effort if you want to make side hustle money fast.
Of course, I encourage you to take a closer look at the Testerup app yourself in your own time! You may find that your experience differs from others – but, at the same time, do keep an open mind, and try out other survey and testing apps to balance your extra income.