The Beta Tester Blog

Practical advice for becoming a top-notch beta tester.

Putting Your Testing Experience on Your Resume

One of the great benefits of testing with Betabound is a chance to grow professionally. By testing with us, you can learn how to use new products...

What Happens After You Finish a Test?

Have you ever come to the end of a Betabound test and wondered what happens next? Maybe you’re curious about what will happen to all the feedback...

The Betabound Homepage and Joining the Community

Betabound offers a wide variety of opportunities to anyone interested in product testing. At first glance, our site appears as simply a place for...

How Many Tests Should I Apply For?

As you’ve probably noticed, there’s a lot going on in the Betabound community. As a member, you’ll receive emails regularly on new, exclusive...

What Makes a Bad Issue Report?

Issues are the lifeblood of a product test and it’s one of the most important things our clients want when you try out their product. They have...

Unintentionally Violating Your NDA

Getting selected to participate in a test is an exciting time. The product you’ve been chosen to test is likely something that you’re...

The Legal Documents of Product Testing

Testers are often asked to sign legal agreements as part of joining a company’s product test. While it may be tempting to just sign the documents...

Best Tips for Submitting Clear Issues

Issues are an essential part of any product test. They inform companies of any problems or glitches found in products during testing so they can fix...

What Type of Betabounder Are You?

There are countless reasons you — as a Betabounder — volunteer your free time to test pre-release products. While many people think that most...

The Surprisingly Good Reason Why We Don’t Pay Testers

Have you ever heard the saying, “too much of a good thing won’t be good for long?” The same principle applies to incentivizing testers. If you...

Boost Your Chances of Getting Selected

We’ve all been there: you’re really excited to test a promising new software program or gadget, only to find out that you weren’t chosen...

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...