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Monday, November 30, 2009

A Way to Earn: Online Focus Groups

I recently signed up with Focus Forward, a group that helps companies complete paid marketing research studies. I completed my first online focus group a couple of weeks ago, and the check arrived in today's mail. I actually earned $225 for a two-hour online session. Not a bad hourly rate!

If you're interested in trying this as a way to earn a little extra money, you can sign up with Focus Forward HERE. Be sure to complete your Profile Builder survey so that they know what types of opportunities to send your way. You will then receive emails when new opportunities arise. You'll be asked to complete an online survey that gathers demographic information from you. If you match the type of person that they need for a particular company's project, then you will receive a follow-up phone call. If you pass through that screening process, then you're in!

I enjoyed the online focus group environment. Because they hand-pick participants who match certain criteria, you end up interacting with people who have interests similar to yours. Two hours of my time was well-worth the payment I received.

Let me know if you sign up and if you get picked to do any surveys or focus groups!


Elizabeth @ The Thrifty Divas said...

Jennifer, thanks for posting! I love focus groups and I haven't heard of Focus Forward so I signed up - with your referral. I also did the "builder profile" and hopefully I'll be chosen to do some surveys or focus groups! Thanks again!

~ Elizabeth
The Thrifty Divas