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Can I count on consistent earnings/test if I’m available on multiple user testing sites?

Hi all- new to beer money, new to the gig economy, new to the user side of user testing (though I’ve purchased/used tests before).

I’m trying to figure out if it would be possible to have a somewhat consistent “salary” if I was spread across multiple testing services.

I’m trying to figure out part time/flexible work while I’m returning to school full time, and this has a huge appeal to it because I could set my hours around it. Plus I am/was a ux professional, and I really enjoy getting to see this side as a user with a little know how. (I’m used to how the tests should go, so it makes verbalizing my thoughts and where I got stuck pretty natural for me.)

I would love it if I could set blocks of 2 to 4 of the day aside, open up tabs on the multiple user testing sites and work on two an hour- $20/hr would be about perfect for me right now, doing anywhere from 10-20 hrs a week. Is that remotely feasible? I know it’s as the tests come in, and if you fit the right demographic or have the right tools. I have a Mac desktop and an iOS phone.

Anyone doing this? How has it worked and any pitfalls I should know about? Before I go through anymore software installs and validation tests for additional services, I want to know if the initial time investment is worth it.

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