- SwagBucks One of the originals in the paid survey market, they are always looking for survey takers. So much in fact that they offer a bonus just for signing up.
- Survey Junkie Survey Junkie is one of the most trusted names in the survey industry with a community of over 10 million strong. Get paid to make a real difference influencing the products of tomorrow.
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.
- 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
- Plaza Research
- Opinions Unlimited
- 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.
- 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.