Looking for a little extra money but don’t want to commit yourself to a second job? Paid focus groups are an easy way to make extra money by giving out your opinion. You can make upwards of $150-200 for just 2 hours of your time.*
I recently shared my opinion on some new “Apps” (applications) for smart phones that were being tested by a national car company. Not only was it cool to see what their new ideas were but I was paid $125 for two hours of my time! $62.50 an hour? Not too shabby!
In the past I have taken part in focus groups put on by national retailers that were testing a new coupon/rewards program, a local winery, a national ice cream distributer (taste testing included!), and even a student loan distributor. Every industry hosts focus groups when trying to promote new products and services, why not jump on the bandwagon early and help them decide which product to roll out!
Want to know where to find a focus group in your area?
- Craigslist – focus groups tend to advertise under Jobs heading “ETC”
- Search for local market research companies and join their database.
What type of product of service would you like to share your opinion on?
*Payment may vary depending on the vendor