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Houston Paid Studies & Surveys
If you want a part time job in the Houston area and are short on time, survey taking can be just the thing. We have put together a list of the top money making survey websites. These are websites that will make you money and have a proven track record.

  • Vindale Research: This website has a number of good things going for it. The company Vindale Research, who you might have heard of under their former name Survey4Profit, has been in the business for over a decade. This means they are not likely to shut down out of the blue. In addition, they are constantly adding surveys, hundreds of new ones every day. Finally, they have a zero spam policy and will not sell your email address, unlike a lot of companies out there.
    Joining is easy. After entering your email address, you will be asked to complete a short member profile and then a quick questionnaire. This helps determine which surveys you are eligible for. After that, you are free to start earning money. Then just reach $50 and request payment.
  • Swagbucks: Swagbucks is another great website that goes about things a little differently. You can earn money from surveys, but they also give you the opportunity to earn in a number of other ways.They will pay you to watch videos, play games and surf the internet. Essentially, they let you monetize the things that you already do. They are pushing for new members and are offering a $5 sign up bonus at the moment.
    Joining Swagbucks is just as easy as Vindale. Once you enter your email address, you will be prompted to confirm your email. After you do that, you will immediately see opportunities to earn. No profiles or questionnaires to fill out, they let you get right to work.

About Houston Survey Work

So, what exactly is involved with paid study and survey work? Well, it is quite simple, you register with a survey website or websites and they pay you to take surveys about products or services. Companies use this information to learn what people like and how to market to them better.

To get started, register with a good site or sites like the ones above. Most will allow you to register with just your email address and a password. You will be asked to confirm your email by clicking on a link they send you and you might be asked to complete a questionnaire about yourself. The questionnaire is often optional but it may help them match you to better surveys.

That is it, you are now set to start making money. When you pick surveys, take the time and payout into consideration. They will be listed, so choose the shortest ones with the biggest payout first and work down. When you finish a survey, you will be given points that you exchange for cash or cards. Keep going until you make your goal amount for the day.

The amount of money that you make depends on the amount of time that you put into it. Most people in Houston will find that they can easily make between $100 to $500 in their spare time each month.

Getting Started With Focus Groups

Local survey taking involves participating in focus groups and discussion panels. These jobs pay well, but they are in high demand and can be hard to get. Here is how to get started.

  1. Do a search for local market researchers.
    These are the people who put together local surveys or focus groups. Here are some you can start with.

    • Opinions Unlimited
      713-888-0202
    • Plaza Research
      713-840-9500
  2. Contact the market researchers.
    Call the market researchers and ask to get added to their list of survey participants. If they ask you to complete a questionnaire, do it completely.
  3. Wait and hope.
    This type of work is in short supply and high demand so cross your fingers.

More On Focus Groups

If you are one of the lucky ones to get selected, you will be called and given a time and place to meet. The place is typically the office of the market research company. Do dress nicely and show up early. You want to make a good impression so that you get called back. Once the group is assembled you will be shown a product, ad or service. You will then voice your opinion on it so that the company can refine it. Expect to be recorded and possibly viewed from behind a two way mirror.

Focus groups, as I am sure you have heard, do pay pretty well. Expect to make about $30 to $100 per session. Not bad for the time involved. The problem comes with the fact that the work is sparse. Little work and lots of people asking for it. Because of this, you should not come to depend on it as monthly income. Use it as a bonus of sorts. This is why we recommend that you do focus group work in conjunction with paid studies and surveys. That will give you a reliable part time income with an occasional bonus payday.

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