So you’ve just signed up to be a Betabounder. You filled out your profile(s) and ended up on your community dashboard. Now you’re waiting to receive potential testing opportunities. As you wait to join your first test, we’ve come up with a few things you can do to make the most of your membership in the community and prepare to be an amazing tester once you’re selected.
1. Add Your Test Platforms
The first thing you should do after creating your account is add test platform profiles to your account. Test platforms are the devices you already own that you might use to test a pre-released product, such as your smartphone or computer. On the left side of the screen, click “Add New Platform”. You will be shown a table full of different platforms to choose from (mobile phone, personal computer, etc). Fill out one for each product you own. The more devices you add to your profile, the more we will be able to know what tests might be a fit for you.
2. Complete Your Extended Profile
Having a completed Extended Profile within Betabound will increase the amount of testing opportunities that are offered to you. You can opt in to complete the Extended Profile at the bottom of your Basic Profile. Some tests will optionally require this to be completed when you apply for them, so you can save some time by getting it done early.
3. Join the Betabound Ambassador Program
If you didn’t join the Ambassador program upon completing your Extended Profile, navigate back to the Extended Profile page and tick the box at the bottom to become an Ambassador. You might be asking yourself “What is a Betabound Ambassador?”. Well, Betabound’s Ambassador program is a special, opt-in group where you can earn rewards for helping us find the right testers for specific tests. For each tester that you refer for a test, you’ll receive a reward when they sign up and fully participate (meet expectations) in that project. Also, as part of this program, we’ll ask for your feedback on new ideas and improvements that we may roll out to the wider Betabound community. For more information regarding the Ambassador program, check out our Ambassador page.
4. Add an Avatar
You’ll want people to be able to put a face to your name while you’re in a Betabound test. Add an avatar to your profile now, so you don’t have to remember to do it in the exciting initial days of a test. To add an avatar to your profile, click “Choose an Avatar” in the top right of your dashboard and start getting creative!
5. Check out the Betabound Blog
Every tester can benefit from a few helpful tips to increase their beta testing skills. Our team gives advice on upping your tester skills, shares community survey results, and highlights All-Star testers. If you have a question or want to learn more about something related to testing, odds are we’ve written about it.
6. Follow Us on Social Media
Want to get more involved in the Betabound community? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Through our social media channels we share testing opportunities, update you about current news within our tester community, and give away Betabound swag!
7. Look for Tests on the Betabound Homepage
There are two ways testers get recruited for a test. Option one is through emails that we send you based on the information you provide in your Betabound profile. Option two is by applying to specific tests that we post on the Betabound homepage. On our homepage, click “Personalize” to select only the types of tests you’re interested in seeing on your homepage. That way each time you visit you’ll only see the tests you’re most interested in. If you want to see the tests that our team is currently publicly recruiting for, visit the Betabound Exclusives feed.
Take some time to perform these seven steps and you’ll be a Betabound all-star in no time!