Have you tried UsabilityHub? Its tests allow you to expose a living person to your design, and after five seconds they're asked various questions about it. You can also make flow tests, where they're asked to navigate through your design, or tests where they decide which version looks better.
It's cheap - it has a free plan, where you "pay" for your tests with credits earned through taking other users' tests (which doesn't take too much time). The downside would be the fast thing. On the free plan you get the lowest priority, meaning you might have to wait a while to get meaningful results. However, you could just send your friends a link to your test and ask them to take it.
Overall, it's pretty much the same as Henry Taylor's way, but it's more digital.