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The drawback was I got paid in Visa gift cards instead of cash, so I went to the grocery store and bought Amazon gift cards with them instead.
The studies I saw were related to beer, pets, and banking. User Interviews User Interviews facilitates in-person and online consumer conversations about products, websites, and services.
You can cash out for gift cards or transfer your earnings to PayPal. Inspired Opinions Inspired Opinions is the consumer-facing side of the Schlesinger market research company.
I attempted to create an account to Focus group how much various surveys paid, but when my confirmation email finally came through, the back-end of the site had no studies available.
Survey Squad Survey Squad is a unique aggregator of paid focus group and survey opportunities. The parent company Focus Forward helps provide participants to other research companies.
The big money lies in their curation of actual consumer research studies, which may be specific to particular locations or conducted over the phone or Internet, and not their cheap online user surveys. These studies normally take around 10 minutes and can be recorded via your webcam or smartphone.
I found their Facebook page updated more frequently than their website, so it might be worthwhile to check there and see what you might qualify for. Plaza Research Plaza has research facilities in 14 cities across the country and does some phone-based and online studies as well.
Major manufacturers and brands enlist Probe and its partners to conduct online surveys, mystery shopping gigs, mock juries, product trials, and more.
WatchLab WatchLab has an obnoxiously inadequate website, but they claim to facilitate all sorts of focus groups, usability tests, interviews, mock juries, and more. The pay varies depending on the research, and may be in the form of gift cards or cash.
WatchLab have locations in San Francisco and Chicago, as well as online options.
For in-person focus groups you are paid on the spot, online may take weeks. Here are a few more to consider: IndyFocus — Indianapolis-based focus group opportunities, that seem to focus on the healthcare industry.
Nichols Research — Get paid to participate in in-person focus groups, primarily in Northern California. In doing all this research, a new side hustle came to me: I ran into dozens of severely-outdated sites with copyright dates in the footer going back to in some cases.
Have you had any success in landing paid focus group studies? What do you think of this little supplemental side hustle?
Let me know in the comments below!I recently participated in a paid focus group in San Francisco. You know, the kind with the one-way mirror on the wall.
We talked about travel habits and preferences for an hour and half, and I got paid $ for my time and opinions. A focus group involves having potential purchasers come together to experience something, guided by a moderator who can set the stage and ask questions targeted to a potential real-life experience.
USING FOCUS GROUPS FOR EVALUATION Mary Marczak & Meg Sewell. WHAT IS A FOCUS GROUP? Focus groups were originally called "focused interviews" or "group depth interviews". Focus group is defined as a small group of carefully selected participants who contribute in open discussions for research about a new product or a feature update or any other topic to generalize the results from this focus group to the entire population.
A focus group is conducted in the presence. USING FOCUS GROUPS FOR EVALUATION Mary Marczak & Meg Sewell. WHAT IS A FOCUS GROUP?
Focus groups were originally called "focused interviews" or "group depth interviews". The Financial Services Authority (OJK) recently held a focus group discussion (FGD) on Tuesday to discuss funding of the Tourism Ministry through Indonesias capital market.