6 Great Reasons to Become a Tester

Volunteering to test products for companies is a huge responsibility. It involves committing your time and energy to try out a product and providing detailed feedback, often while maintaining complete secrecy. Over the years, we’ve had tens of thousands of enthusiastic people dedicate their free time to testing hundreds of products, which have contributed to the success of those products.

So what inspires people to become testers? Here are some of the top reasons people are drawn to product testing and why you should join in on the fun! 

Learn about new technologies before anyone else

If you’re an early adopter or just have a passion for technology, testing the latest tech before it’s publicly available is a huge perk to being a tester. While you won’t be able to publicly discuss the product and its cool features due to Non-Disclosure Agreement restrictions, being one of the few to get an exclusive first look is quite exciting!

Contribute to the quality of products you love

As a tester, your input helps shape the future of the products you enjoy using every day. You play a direct role in improving the product and influencing the direction it will take. Not only is this personally rewarding, but it can also have a huge impact on your life if the product is integral to your business or personal life. If you think about all the tech products you use every day to make your life and job easier, being a part of the testing process is a great way to make your voice heard!

Enhance your professional and personal knowledge

Learning about new features of products you care about before they’re released is a great way to improve your professional skills and expand your horizons. You have the chance to become an expert on a product before anyone else, which can be incredibly helpful for your career or even your favorite hobby or pasttime.

Be a part of an exclusive community of testers

Our testers are a select group. For a product that sells millions of units, it could be that only a handful of people get to see it before it’s released. It’s not always easy to get into our exclusive opportunities, but getting to be part of the group that’s trusted with this sensitive information is a big, but rewarding, responsibility.

Earn rewards and other testing opportunities

Being a great tester also has its perks. Testers that participate and provide solid, relevant feedback throughout their test will often get some sort of thank you gift at the end. This can be the product itself, a gift card, or the opportunity to join more exclusive tests in the future.

Have fun

Perhaps most importantly, product testing is fun! You get to play with new technology, see what it can do, and talk with others who are just as passionate about it. That’s pretty hard to beat!

These are all great reasons to become a tester. If there’s a reason we didn’t cover, reach out to hello@betabound.com and let us know!

Join in on the fun today!

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