Testerup Review (2023) – Legit Way to Make Money or HUGE SCAM?

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If you're dealing with financial issues or a mountain of bills that never seems to get smaller, you may be searching for a way to earn extra cash. Online testing and reward platforms like TesterUp claim to help by paying you for testing new apps and games. 

But is TesterUp legit?

In this review, I will explain what TesterUp is about and how it functions. I'll also examine the various TesterUp reviews and complaints, talk about the benefits and drawbacks… and, of course, why some call TesterUp a scam.

The specific topics I'll cover in detail are…

  • What Is Testerup?
  • Is Testerup Legit?
  • How Does Testerup Work?
  • Ways to Make Money on Testerup?
  • Who Is Eligible to Use Testerup?
  • How Much Does Testerup Pay?
  • Tips to Make Money and Stay Safe Using Testerup
  • Is Testerup Worth Your Time?
  • Testerup Reviews and Complaints
  • What I Like About Testerup
  • What I Don’t Like
  • Where Do You Go From Here?

Disclaimer:
Please note, I am not an affiliate for Testerup. This review has been researched with information and/or testimonials that are available online in the public domain. Any recommendations and/or conclusions are strictly opinions and may not to apply to, or agree with, all persons or situations. See full disclaimer for more info

What Is Testerup?


Testerup, founded in 2022, is an online platform from Germany that rewards users for testing new apps and games. 

If you're familiar with a similar site called Testery, you'll be familiar with Testerup, as they are one and the same.

With a claimed user base of over three million registered testers, it seems that Testerup has quickly carved out its place in the online testing market.

Testerup claims to also offer opportunities for surveys and product testing, such as cosmetics, but I couldn't find any of these offers currently. Perhaps these are offers they're working on but are not yet available. 

Many are interested in Testerup because of the potential earnings. They say testers can earn up to $120 per test.

Key Takeaways

  • TesterUp is an online platform based in Germany that pays users for testing new apps and games. They claim to have over three million registered testers.
  • Potential earnings per offer are as high as $120 or more, with $800+ up for grabs.
  • TesterUp has a high payout threshold of $70, which could be a barrier for some users.
  • Some red flags include no feedback requirements (it can't be a “test” without feedback), a recent name change from Testery to Testerup, and user complaints about customer service.
  • Despite the red flags, TesterUp does pay you for playing games and completing specific missions, so in that respect, TesterUp is considered legit.
  • Missions include reaching designated game levels within a specified time frame and can therefore require in-app purchases for premium items and upgrades.
  • Payments are made through PayPal; therefore, a PayPal account is required.
  • Payment processing takes between 48 hours and five business days.
  • Testerup is currently available in Canada and the US for residents 18 years or older.

I know what you're thinking… “it's too good to be true.”

And yet, the offer gets even better. Okay, I'm being a little sarcastic… but the total offers you're supposed to have (according to their current homepage) is 50 offers to test, worth a hefty $800.

I found the way this is worded on their site to be a little misleading, even though it's not inaccurate (except I didn't have 50 offers in my member dashboard. I only had 20. It's not a big deal and the total potential earnings still added up, but it is descrepancy).

Anyway…. make sure to read the fine print for accurate expectations…

Testerup Fine Print
Source: Testerup.com

The text may be difficult to read, especially on mobile (it is fine print, after all), but it says…

“The values posted are a projection of maximum profit per test and earning may differ depending on the test or the performance of the users.”

The way it's written, however, if you're just scanning the homepage and reading, it could be misinterpreted as “receives over $800 after completing the free registration”. 

Of course, that would be ridiculous, right? 

I thought so too, and that's not what it says on their homepage. 

But the way this is worded in the app stores is… “Earn over $800 directly after download”.

Now that seems misleading. Maybe it's just me, but I'll save this for the red flags sections below. 

Anyway… there's a lot to talk about here and a lot to go over. I'll begin with the elephant in the room…

… is Testerup legit? 

Is Testerup Legit?


With the relentless onslaught of scams and shady user testing sites, you probably have a (healthy) skepticism about Testerup. And you're not the only one.

When I first discovered it, I must admit, I did not think Testerup was a legit website. And my initial research raised a few red flags. 

Red Flag #1 – Potential “Phoenix” Company


Did you say “Phoenix” company?

Yes, I did…

If you're unfamiliar with the term phoenix company, it's a potentially fraudulent (but not always) company that quickly accumulates big debts, ignores its creditors, and liquidates before paying what it owes.  

In a legal scenario, a new company takes over the failed company by buying the assets and the company “rises from the ashes”…

… a Phoenix company.  

But there are fraudulent situations where this is done on purpose. It's called “Phoenixing” a company.

In this scenario, it's the deliberate practice of accumulating large debts, liquidating, and then having the same owners carry on the same business as a “new company” to avoid the liabilities of the original company.

I've seen this a handful of times when I was in sales, or at least that's what I suspected. Businesses I'd called on for years would frequently change names and their sign, but inside, it was the same people operating the same business. 

Anyway, when researching Testerup's previous brand/name, Testery, I thought I might be looking at the same situation. And here's why…

It seemed strange that the first time testery.com saw any significant activity was in the spring of 2022.  

As you can see, in December 2021, testery.com was still a parked domain.

Testery.com domain activity
Source: Archive.org

In 2022 they set up the Testery website and started acquiring users.

So it seemed suspicious that within the same year, they started with one name (and website), and then soon after became Testerup. 

Here's the original Testery homepage (as you can see, it's the same as Testerup's current homepage). 

Original Testery Homepage

I thought a reason for the quick name change could be that Testery had been removed from the Google and Apple app stores for fraudulent activity.

But I did not find any evidence of that.

I also don't know about any debts to creditors or internal issues Testery may have had.   

After more research, what I think happened is that they started as Testery and soon after ran into potential conflicts with another company located in Columbia, Missouri, US, also called Testery.

That Testery (testery.io) is a cloud-based automation testing platform for people managing servers (or something like that). And because Testerup's audience is in the US, there were likely issues using that same name. 

Anyway, my first thought was that Testerup could have been a Phoenix company, which is common with online scams that continuously burn their userbase, and then start back up under a new brand and do it again repeatedly.

I don’t think that’s the case here. I think the rebrand was legit, but it’s a concern to be aware of, especially if they rebrand again.  

Red Flag #2 – High Payout Threshold


The first red flag is the high payout threshold of $70. This will be a stumbling block for some people. Earning that minimum cash-out amount could mean users put in a lot of effort without seeing anything for it. 

I'll go over the potential issues of having a high payout threshold, including the obvious one (waiting too long to get paid).

Red Flag #3 – Deceptive Advertising and Misleading Claims


The advertisements and claims on the website seem too good to be true.

For instance, the claim that users can earn up to $120 per test seems to be exaggerated, especially considering that most free-to-join user testing sites pay in the ballpark of $1 to $15. 

I have attended focus groups that paid significantly more, but those were in-person events that required specific demographics and qualifications. 

The other thing you must ask is where the money is coming from. 

For example, one of their offers is Raid Shadow Legends, and the payout is listed as $227.70. So you have to ask, how can they pay real users that much for downloading and playing an app? 

And Testerup needs to make money as well. So the total cost per user of that app would be in the $300+ ballpark.  

It's not likely the company behind Raid Shadow Legends, Plarium, is paying $300+ for random players to test their game. Serious game testers exist but are qualified ahead of time and are part of a beta testing group. And even then, it's usually just a privilege to be a beta tester, not necessarily a high-paying gig. 

For that, you'd need to be a developer or have a game development-related skill requiring your project involvement. 

To be clear, that doesn't necessarily mean a scam is going on here. 

The money comes from Raid: Shadow Legends affiliate program, which pays Testerup a commission when you download, play, and work your way through the levels of the game.   

And to do that, you must spend money. There are items to purchase in the game, and they also sell monthly subscriptions ($9.99 per month or $49.99 for six months). 

So it's true you can eventually earn $227.70… but it's uncertain how much money you'll spend. 

Now, this is not an entirely bad deal. Most people play the game and pay out of pocket. With Testerup, you can earn some of that money back. 

The deceptive advertising here, in my opinion, is this…

As shown above, the claim is that you can “earn over $800 directly after download”. 

I'm not exactly sure what they mean by that, but it sounds like they're saying you'll earn $800 immediately after you download the app, and of course, that isn't true. I've downloaded it, and I haven't been paid $800.

I don't think anyone expects to make $800 just for downloading an app, but even if it's not “directly after download,”… there is also no mention of the money you'll have to spend to achieve that reward eventually. 

You'll also notice in the earlier image (above) I highlighted that it says you will get paid in 24 hours, and that's because there's a discrepancy. 

If you poke around in their members' area, it says payments are usually made within 48 hours (and in some instances, five business days). 

Testerup Payout Requirements

So, this seems to me a little misleading. It could just be an oversight though. 

Red Flag #4 – There Are No “Tests”


The name Testerup is misleading because you are not actually testing anything. Real game testing involves feedback, but that's not what you do here.

You are only playing these games and reaching specified levels. 

You are NOT recording your screen and sharing your experience like you with real testing sites like UserTesting or Userlytics. You're not completing a questionnaire or survey. And you're not testing beta versions of games before a wider release.  

So if you're not providing any feedback about the game, how are you actually testing it?

For example, games like Coin Master have tens of thousands of players, if not hundreds of thousands. So they don't need one more person to “test” it. And even if they did (if testing was just playing with no feedback)…

… they wouldn't need to pay anyone to do that. They have more than enough people doing that already. 

Now, if you enjoy the game and it's a game you'd play anyway, it's irrelevant whether you're “playing” or “testing”.

In that case, the payouts offered by Testerup are just a bonus. 

But for the purposes of this review, whenever I use the word “testing”, it really just means “playing”.

Red Flag #5 – User Complaints


Another red flag is the user complaints. 

For example, one user says she spent 30 days playing two different games but was denied payment for using a VPN, which she doesn't own. She's been waiting for a response but hasn't heard anything. 

Another user cited technical errors. 

These kinds of complaints are concerning because finding ways not to pay users is a common tactic used by these types of sites and apps. 

It's easy to assume they just rip people off by claiming there was error or fraud, which might be true. It is with many scams like Cash and Go, and SocialDM. And with legit sites like Timewall.io and Branded Surveys, for example, it's a common complaint.

Whether it's true here is uncertain.

If Testerup had been around for several years, it would be easy to say that although it happens occasionally, it's most likely not deliberate. 

However, Testerup is barely a year old, so it's a little harder to say. 

Having said that, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and say these could be technical issues. I have seen user reviews that swear they've been paid, so these instances of not getting paid may be rare exceptions.  

Of course, for those who don't get paid, they are more than just technical issues. They are also customer service issues, which haven't always been handled well according to some…

Testerup Lack of Customer Service
Source: Google Reviews

Anyway, I'll go over more reviews from users in a moment, but the complaints here don't paint the best picture. While there are positive Testerup reviews, these suggest that, at least for some users, poor customer service and an unresponsive customer service team. 

So, what should we make of Testerup? Is it real, or is it fake?

Here are my thoughts…

So… Is Testerup Real or Fake?


With all the red flags, can we call Testerup a legit company?

There may be something of a bait and switch going on here, and even a lack of customer support, as reported by some. 

But if you sign up, play games, reach your objectives, and get paid… we can't call Testerup a scam. 

A couple of positives are that they are on both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Having reviewed hundreds of flat-out scams (the kinds that harvest data and steal money), what you don’t see are those on the app store. If they are, they don't stay there for long. 

Of course, there are exceptions, like FTX, for example. But that's a scam on an entirely different level. 

Another positive is that their site passed all our antivirus and malware checks.  

Avira AviraPass ✅
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Sophos SophosPass ✅
Antivirus and Malware scans for testerup.com

Testerup Member Overview Security Scan

So, despite the red flags, Testerup does pay you for testing mobile apps and games.

It doesn't work precisely as a proper user-testing site does. It's more of a platform with affiliate links to various mobile apps and games, but the end result is the same. You get paid. So in that respect, Testerup is legit. 

How Does Testerup Work?


Testerup works similarly to survey sites and get-paid-to (GTP) platforms. It's free to register, and once you do, you can start testing apps.

While you can join from your desktop browser and complete one or two of the offers, about 18 of the 20 offers I had available were mobile only. 

For the other two offers, one was not available to me at all, and the other was simply leaving a review on Trustpilot.

But here's a step-by-step breakdown of how it works:

  1. Create an Account – Sign up on Testerup through a browser or mobile app. You can join using your Facebook or Google accounts, but I recommend a dedicated email address.
  2. Try Out New Games or Apps – Testerup provides links to download games or apps. Using these links is important so that Testerup can track your progress.
  3. Complete Missions – Each game comes with specific missions. You get paid a certain amount of cash for each mission you achieve. The missions could range from reaching a certain level in a game to completing a specific task within the app.
  4. Become a Premium Tester – As you complete more tasks, you can become a Premium Tester, which gives you access to higher-paying tasks, premium missions, etc.
  5. Get Paid – Once you've completed the required number of tasks and achieved the $70 cash-out threshold, payment is credited to your Testerup account and transferred through PayPal. I've read some reviews that say they offer gift cards, but I did not have that option. 

Another thing to note is an “Inactivity Fee” mentioned in Testerup's terms of service.

You'll be charged this fee if there's no login or other activity on your account for at least twelve consecutive months.

You also have the freedom to deactivate your account at any time.

However, be aware that Testerup also reserves the right to deactivate or delete your account for various reasons, including what they describe as cheating or behaving deceptively. This could be interpreted in a number of ways, but basically, if you're following the rules, not using multiple accounts, a VPN, etc., you “should” be fine. 

I say “should” because I can't guarantee they won't deactivate your account for some unjustified reason. If we go by the reviews, this does happen occasionally. More on that below…

What Is a Testerup Premium Tester?


To become a premium member, you must complete premium offers. The current premium offers (or Missions as they refer to them) are…

  • Coin Master
  • Family Island: Farming Adventure
  • Travel Town
  • Vikings: War of Clans
  • Rate Testerup on Trustpilot

At least, those are the ones available to me. You can identify them in the top right corner. They'll say premium. 

Testerup Premium Offers Include Coin Master, Family Island, Travel Town
Testerup Premium Offers (Member's Dashboard)

The benefits you receive as a Premium Tester include…

  1. More jobs/offers
  2. Higher paying jobs/offers
  3. Exclusive jobs/offers
  4. Participation in the points and premium testers
  5. Earn Premium Stars

I don't know the exclusive offers yet, as I haven't completed all five premium offers. And I haven't run into anyone else who has either (although I'm sure they are out there).

Ways to Make Money on Testerup?


1. Test Apps and Other Online Offers


You're supposed to be able to make money testing offers, mobile apps, etc. 

However, as mentioned, my only offers were mostly games except for one offer from Nielsen that I didn't qualify for (shown below), and the other to leave a review on Trustpilot (which isn't really an offer, is it?)

Perhaps they'll have more ways to make money in the future, like surveys and other products to test (they mention cosmetics on their homepage).

While testing apps and online offers can be fun to earn extra money, it's not without challenges.

Many won't mind, but the time investment is a potential issue. Some tasks or tests can take more hours than you might expect, and you have a limited number of days to complete them.

For example, on Raid: Shadow Legends, you only have ten days to reach level 25 (the payout for that achievement is $4.00).

Raid Shadow Legends Level 25
Testerup Requirement – Raid: Shadow Legends

And the other issue is that in-app purchases often require you to spend money to premium content to reach the additional levels, which could offset any earnings you make.

2. Play Mobile Games and Complete Missions


The most popular way to earn money with Testerup is by signing up to play various games. Currently, all the games I tried were only playable on a mobile device. And there is a wide variety of games. 

Rather than 50 offers, as I mentioned earlier, my dashboard presented me with a list of 20 games. Your dashboard may look different depending on when you're reading this review.

Some of these games are tedious (at least for me, but my wife enjoys them). For example, in Coin Master, I was just clicking to spin endlessly.

With that said, it has tens of thousands of 5-star reviews, so maybe I'm missing something. 

Either way, your best bet is to choose games you have a legitimate interest in. 

Each game has a set of missions or goals you must complete to get paid, and as I mentioned earlier, you have a specified amount of time to qualify for payment. 

Playing games for money sounds like a dream, and I certainly don't want to discourage you from having fun with this app. It's not what many expect it to be, especially with potential upgrade requirements for premium content. 

And it's not quick money. 

As for the cost of those upgrades, it varies. Testerup offers such as Coin Master, Travel Town, Yahtzee, and others have a variety of packages, items, etc., that can range from a few bucks to hundreds of dollars depending on what you're buying and what you're playing.

For example, Coin Master sells coin packages that range from a few bucks to more than a hundred.

Coin Master In-App Purchase Packages
Coin Master

So, while playing games and completing missions can be a fun way to earn extra money, these are factors you'll have to consider when deciding whether a task is worth your time.

3. Testerup Referrals


At one time, Testerup had a referral program that paid you 10% of what your referrals earned for their active duration of one year. However, I did not have this option in my dashboard.

I'm not sure if they've removed it or if I haven't completed enough offers yet to make it available, but I know it exists because I joined using someone's referral link.

If the referral program is made available to you, it's a good way to boost your earnings. It's worth noting, though, that your success depends on the activity and success of your referrals.

And, of course, the number of people you can recruit to join, which might sound easier than it is.

Who Is Eligible to Use Testerup?


Before you rush off to sign up for Testerup, they have some eligibility criteria.

First, you must be 18 years old (or older) to register. This age requirement is standard for most online platforms, especially those involving financial transactions.

Second, Testerup is currently only available to users in the U.S. and Canada. So, if you're located outside these countries, you might have to wait until Testerup expands its services to your region.

How Much Does Testerup Pay?


Whether Testerup is worth it will depend on how much you can earn, so the question is how much they pay.

For those skimming quickly and may have missed it earlier in the review, Testerup claims users can earn up to $120 per test. I have seen offers with potential payouts higher than $120.

For example, the max payout for Coin Master is currently $165, and Raid: Shadow Legends is $227.70. 

The total potential payout is $800, but since offers and earnings seem to change over time, the amount you can earn could be higher depending on when you join. 

Keep in mind if you max out your earnings, $800 (or whatever the max is at the time you're playing) will be your gross profit, not your net profit. 

Your net profit will be $800 minus the cost of in-app purchases. 

You may also have higher earning potential if you complete 5 premium offers and become a Premium Tester

Testerup Payment Process


Testerup pays through PayPal, so you'll need a PayPal account, which is my preferred payment processor.

Now, they claim they pay in 24 hours, but elsewhere on their site, as mentioned above, when discussing red flags, they say payments usually take 48 hours and can take up to 5 business days.  

Also, there are some complaints from people, which I'll get to, saying they've been waiting longer than 24 hours. 

But I'm not sure it really matters since it takes a significant amount of time to complete missions and qualify for payment anyway. The important thing is that you get paid.  

Their payout requirements include…

  • Providing all the information that Testerup.com needs from you to initiate a payout.
  • You must only have one account registered at Testerup.com, and your PayPal must be affiliated with only one account.
  • Payouts to third-party institutions like trading platforms are not supported.
  • Your funds have been earned legitimately and in compliance with Testerup's terms and conditions.
  • You have not tried to disguise your identity (VPN, proxy, etc.)

And there's another catch…

As mentioned earlier, Testerup has a high payout threshold of $70 USD (and a maximum of $250 USD can be paid for any single transaction).

In other words, you need to earn at least $70 before you can cash out your earnings.

This threshold is higher than what you'll find on most other Get Paid To (GPT) sites, and some users find it challenging to reach. 

I talked about this above, but I'm always suspicious of high cash-out thresholds because they inevitably end up causing users problems. And why would a platform want to create problems for its users?  

The most obvious problem is that it takes a long time to get paid, but there are others to consider…

  • Increased Risk of Unpaid Work – When users give up using the platform before reaching the cash-out threshold, they lose their accumulated earnings. Platforms know this happens it's something they count on to be profitable. Many users simply get frustrated or bored. Some just forget about it. 
  • It Feels “Out of Reach” – A high payout threshold is often perceived as too difficult to reach and discourages users from even starting.
  • Less Trustworthy – High cash-out thresholds reduce trust in a platform. Users (and reviewers) may question why the threshold is set so high and whether the platform intentionally makes it difficult for users to cash out.

    It may not be deliberate (and I'm not making any accusations), but it raises the question of whether they are maxing out the affiliate revenue (that they earn from you joining and using apps) with the intention of cutting you off as you approach the payout threshold. 

    This may not be the case with Testerup, but this is a tactic used by many scammers.
  • Financial Pressure – Once users begin, they may feel pressured to complete more tasks and spend more money on apps, games, etc., than they are comfortable with. This can lead to an increasingly frustrating or worrisome user experience.

The benefits of a high payout threshold are ultimately a time-buy for the platform. The more users drop out before reaching it, the more money the p[latform earns.

While there's nothing technically wrong with a higher threshold, and it's common among many online money-making platforms, it can make sites and apps like Testerup less appealing and trustworthy. 

Tips to Make Money and Stay Safe Using Testerup


1. Have a Legitimate Interest in the Game You're Playing


Sites like Testerup can be a way to earn some extra spending money, but they are best used as a way to recover some of the money you spend on games anyway.

If you've been reading up to this point, you'll know that reaching milestones to earn rewards might require additional game items you can't earn for free. Or at least not within the number of days you are given.



So if you're only playing to get paid and spending money you would not otherwise spend, your profits might be severely limited to the point it might not be worth it.  

On the other hand, if it's a game you would play and buy items for anyway, then getting paid is all upside.  

2. Sign Up with a Unique Email and Password Combo


First, you should use a dedicated email for sites like these to avoid spam and to keep your main inbox clean. 

But more than that, you should also be concerned about the security of these sites. 

Some of them are straight-up data-harvesting phishing scams. They make big promises to attract as many users as possible, and when people sign up with an email and password, that unique combination goes into a database that's run through hundreds of common websites. 

So, if you use the same email and password combination for one of these scam sites that you also use for your email, bank, Amazon, etc., there's a good chance you're handing them the keys to your accounts. 

But the site doesn't have to be a scam site. 

It can be 100% legit, but if it has poor security or gets hacked, the hackers might get away with their user's login credentials. Even big sites like Facebook, Capital One, Linkedin, Reddit, and Uber have had data breaches

So it's critical to use a unique email and password combination with every site you sign up for, especially those you're unfamiliar with. 

3. Understand the Terms of Service


Reading reviews like this one helps, but you should also read the most up-to-date terms and conditions of any site you sign up for.

These terms are often updated unfavorably for users, but the updates are not always reflected on their homepage or in online reviews right away.

You'll also want to pay attention to the rules. For example, I get locked out of these sites often because I use a VPN and forget to turn it off before accessing my account. Once that happens more than a few times, they lock me out. It even happened with Testerup. 

So you'll want to be fully aware of the rules before spending hours on a platform and accumulating money you can't get because of some obscure rule they put in there.

There used to be a network of scams with terms requiring you to be 99 years or older to claim your money. Tens of thousands of people signed up for these sites, never questioning that ridiculous rule. 

4. Diversify Your Earnings


If this is your chosen method of making extra cash, you might not want to rely on Testerup only. With all survey, get-paid-to, and reward sites, there is always a risk of not getting paid.

Not necessarily for malicious reasons. Quite often, it's a technical glitch like getting kicked out too early or achievements not being properly recorded. 

By diversifying your earnings across platforms, you limit the risk of having a considerable dollar amount being locked up on one platform. 

5. Jump Ship When The Time is Right 


Not all games are created equal. Some are easier than others. Some are more expensive. And some require less cognitive horsepower.

Therefore, decide as early as possible to quit if it seems like the game will be difficult and/or expensive to reach your targets.

People who hang on usually fall prey to the sunk cost fallacy. And platforms like Testerup and others benefit from this behavior. 

The sunk cost fallacy is a cognitive bias where people continue to do something because of previously invested resources (time, money, or effort), even if it's not in their best interest to continue.

Like continuing to read a book that's painful to get through because you've already read half of it. 

In reality, you're better to toss it aside and starting a book you actually enjoy.

When it comes to game testing, if you've spent a significant amount of time and possibly even money (through in-app purchases) on a game, hoping to reach a level that will earn you a reward, your tendency is to keep going.

You may even feel obligated to finish out of spite, even if it costs more money to finish than you would make in return. 

It's a lot easier to bail early. Even if you feel compelled to keep playing because of the time and money you've already invested, it may be more profitable to switch to a different, easier game that could potentially earn you more rewards more quickly. 

You can also research each game for the costs, strategies, difficulty, level durations, etc., before investing your time in it. 

Is Testerup Worth Your Time?


I can't say Testerup is not worth your time. You may like these types of games anyway and play often enough to reach each level in the allotted number of days.  

If that's the case, there isn't much to lose. I can't guarantee they'll pay, and there's been a decent number of complaints about this. But Testerup is free to join and you're not losing anything by doing something you'd be doing even if you had never heard of Testerup. 

On the other hand, if you're thinking of this as a side hustle, the time involved and the relatively high payout threshold make it a little risky.

For example, you can test 14 sites with a $5 minimum payout for every single site with a $70 minimum payout. 

To put it another way, it's more painful to spend a month or two and lose out on $70 than it is to spend a day or two and lose out on $5. Lower payout threshold sites reduce your risk.

And because of that fact, statistically, fewer small threshold sites are scams than larger threshold sites.

 

Testerup Reviews and Complaints


The reviews about Testerup are mixed. While some users say it's a pretty good app, others have had less than positive experiences. 

For example, here are some complaints on Trustpilot

  • “I earned about $95, but sent me (Your payout request rejected)
    and my account is suspended without particular reason.”
  • “I requested a payment about a month ago and I did not receive any message regarding the issue.”
  • “I completed many tasks and requested my prize, but they refused to pay and deleted my account.”

These are only some of the negative examples.

Many reviews are positive, and Testerup also has users saying good things about them…

  • “Management is usually pretty good with getting back to you in a reasonable time.”
  • “Whenever I need help, someone is there to answer my questions via email.”
  • “The things that I have liked about this app is it is real, it does pay. Its sometimes slow but that’s fine.”

I'd like to say the positives outweigh the negatives, but many of these reviews may not be helpful because one of their “premium offers” inside your dashboard (at least on mine) is to leave a Trustpilot star rating and review.

They even have a sample review you can copy and paste.  

Testerup Rate and Review Offer
Testerup Rater and Review Request (Premium Offer)

I want to clarify that Testerup is not asking for a fake review here. They only ask that you give them a review. 

They don't ask for five stars, and they don't ask you to say good things about them. They're just asking that you share your experience. 

The worry is that you must verify your review with your email, and some users might be afraid of having problems if they don't give one that sparkles. 

At the end of the day, the main issues and complaints are the ones you'd expect. The more serious ones are not getting paid and accounts suspended without reason. 

Well, there might be legitimate reasons, but we're only getting one side of the story.

As I said earlier, I get suspended from sites like these all the time for forgetting to turn off my VPN. I've lost money because of it, but I can't blame the platform. 

With that said, let’s go over the benefits and drawbacks…

What I Like About Testerup


  • Free to join and simple to sign up.
  • Great for those who enjoy these games and purchase items and upgrades anyway.
  • Wide variety of games to choose from. And many that you can play passively while watching TV, waiting at the doctor's, etc. 
  • The Testerup site is user-friendly and easy to navigate. 

What I Don’t Like


  • While Testerup has its benefits, it's not without its drawbacks. Some of the things I don't like are…
  • Some goals are difficult to achieve within the given timeframe. 
  • High payout threshold of $70 and challenging game missions. It can therefore take a long time to make get paid. 
  • Payouts are somewhat deceptive because they don't include the cost of in-app purchases. 
  • Complaints about a lack of customer service responses, banned or deactivated accounts, users not getting paid, etc. 

Testerup Alternatives

There are several Testerup alternatives for making easy money. And by easy money, I mean doing small tasks like surveys, playing games, watching videos, etc.

Some alternatives include,

Testerup Review: Where Do You Go From Here?


If you're feeling the pinch and looking to earn a little extra, TesterUp can help somewhat… but it's unlikely to be the ultimate solution to your financial woes.

That's not the purpose of sites like TesterUp. 

They do have some advantages, though. They are free to join and provide an interesting way to start making money online, and you're not committed to anything.

However, if you want to earn a significant online income for more financial freedom, TesterUp, on its own, is not the platform for that (and, to be fair, they don't promise to be).

I hope my Testerup review has been helpful. Please share any comments, questions, or experience with Testerup in the comments section below.

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