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How much will I get paid?

Depending on the study, you'll either be entered in a prize draw (for example, for a £25 Amazon gift voucher) or you'll receive a cash payment. The cash payment varies from £1 to £10, depending on the length of the study. However, most people who sign up to our panel don't do it for the money but because they are genuinely interested in evaluating web sites and find it fun.

When do I get paid?

If it's a prize draw and you win, we will normally notify you within 4 weeks of the study. If it's a cash incentive, we'll pay you when your balance reaches £25. You can check your balance and the studies you've carried out by signing into our web site.

How do I get paid?

You can choose to receive cash (via PayPal) or an Amazon voucher. We'll send the payment/voucher to the email address you used to sign up for the panel. If you ever need to change your email address, there's a link at the bottom of the messages we send you that allows you to do just that.

What kinds of web site will I evaluate?

Invitations from Userfocus vary widely — you might be invited to review the web site of a high street retailer, a local government web site, a photo-sharing web site or an interactive web site like Google Maps. Our clients range through every possible industrial and public sector, and we never know what we are going to be asked to research next!

What personal details do I need to give you?

To sign up, just your name and email address. For some studies, you may need to complete a short survey prior to carrying out the evaluation to ensure that we get the right balance of gender, age and other demographic factors important to our client. Once the evaluation is complete, we delete your survey answers from our system. And we never use your information for direct marketing of any kind. Joining the panel will not get you a single piece of spam or junk mail, only our genuine research invitations.

What information will you collect during the study?

Our clients want to know if people can complete certain tasks with their web site, how long people take and what people think of the experience. So when you carry out a task, we record if you're able to finish it and how long you take. We also ask you to reflect on the experience. We keep your results and comments totally anonymous (even to the research clients involved).

Do I need a webcam?

No. This isn't the type of usability test where we record video, audio or mouse clicks. (We do carry out those kinds of evaluations, but not with our web panel). So you don't need any special technology. All you need is a computer (Mac or PC) and a web browser (Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox or Chrome).

How many studies do I need to take?

Joining our web panel commits you to nothing, except receiving occasional invitations by email. You can take part in as many or as few evaluations as you wish. We'll email you when a new evaluation comes online and it's up to you if you want to take part.

I'm not based in Britain. Can I still sign up?

Absolutely! Although we are based in the UK, our clients are located throughout the world. This means we want our panel to be international too. Your incentive will be paid out in your local currency, and there won't be any currency commission charges.

Can you run one of these evaluations on my web site?

Certainly. Visit our corporate web site and request a proposal.