Paid Surveys & Studies
I can not imagine an easier part time job than participating in paid studies. You can do it whenever and wherever you want and you can do as much or as little of it as possible. A part time job that you do on your schedule. If you have already made up your mind and want to get started, here are a few of our favorite websites. Otherwise, keep reading and learn a bit more about the survey industry.
- Vindale Research: Vindale has been in the business for well over a decade, they add hundreds of surveys a day and they pay up to $50 a survey. In addition, they have a zero spam policy which is a big deal. Here is their website, www.vindale.com.
- Swagbucks: Swagbucks is another great website to work with. They have hundreds of surveys to choose from and in addition, they let you earn money by watching videos, playing games and a number of things you already do online. Currently, you can get a $5 bonus just for signing up. Here is their website, www.swagbucks.com.
About Philadelphia Survey & Study Jobs
Part time jobs are a typically a real pain. They interfere with your work, social and family life. Still, they are necessary in many cases to make ends meet or to just have a little extra spending money. If you find yourself in need of some part time income and want to avoid the typical part time job headaches, you should consider survey taking. Online and in person survey taking can get you the money you need without the trouble. Let’s talk first about in person surveys. I am going to talk about both online and in person work so that you get the full picture.
Online Surveys & Studies
Yes, you can make money with online surveys and they have many advantages over in person ones. They pay less but this can be more than made up for with volume. There is no lack of available online survey jobs, and you do not need to know somebody to get them. Anybody can start doing surveys in just a few minutes. You can also do them whenever you want as long as you have a computer or tablet that is connected to the internet. If you need to start making money right away, this is a great option.
Getting Started Online
The first thing that you need to do is register for one or several survey websites. The more the better, as long as they are legitimate. The more websites that you have in your pocket, the easier it will be to pick off the top paying surveys from each website. There is no standard rate for a surveys so they will all pay a bit different and will all take a different time to complete. Sign up for as many good websites as you can. The ones at the top of the page are good examples of legitimate websites. Notice that they do not charge you for admission and they are not simply advertising vehicles.
Once you have signed up for a website you can go to work almost immediately. It is a good idea to first fill out your profile though. Doing so will get you matched with higher paying surveys that are more relevant to you. The better that they match you , the more fun they will be and the faster you will be able to do them. Next, just start knocking out surveys. When you make the amount that you need for the day, cash out and go about the rest of your day. You can also just do a survey here and there throughout the day. This is perfect if you have to take any mass transit as you can monetize your downtime.
Getting Paid For Online Work
When you take a survey or study online, most websites will pay you in points. This is just the way it is done. It is typically 100 points per dollar. When you reach the amount of money that you want, you cash out the points for money or gift cards. Be sure to cash out as soon as you can. There is no need to save up points, you do not earn more from building them up so get your money as soon as you can.
Most people in Philadelphia will find that they can easily make between $100 to $500 a month in their spare time. It is not going to make you rich but it will definitely help you make ends meet. Plus, for the time involved and effort involved, it is a good payday.
In person studies or focus groups have many advantages and disadvantages. The biggest advantage is that they pay well. It is not uncommon for Philadelphia market research companies to pay participants $25 an hour or more. The down side to this is that they are not always very convenient, since you have to go to their offices at a set time. These jobs are also very hard to get because of the high pay. This means that you almost always need to know somebody to get in. It is possible to break in though, so get your name on as many databases as possible. Here are a few of the top companies to start with.
- People Metrics
- Zimmerman Associates
Getting Started With Philadelphia Focus Groups
Like I said, the key is to get on databases. There are quite a few market research companies in Philadelphia. The companies above just scratch the surface. Get on as many lists as you can to improve your odds of getting selected. When you call the company, they will be able to direct you to where you can add your name. Some will just take your information while others will also want you to fill out a questionnaire. If they do, take it seriously because this is how they choose focus group participants.
If you are luck enough to get the call, treat it like an interview. Dress nicely, act professional and engage with the group as much as possible.
Focus Group Work
So, what is involved with a Philly focus group? First, you will be asked to meet up at a certain date and time. The location will usually be the market researchers facility. When the group is assembled, you will be presented with a product, advertising campaign or perhaps a service. It will be demonstrated to you and then you will be asked your opinion. Companies use these opinions to shape the final product that is releases. Most of these sessions will be recorded.
The pay for focus groups can vary a bit depending on your demographic and the time involved. Expect to make between $50 to $200 for a single focus group. Good money for sure but there is a problem. The money can not be considered regular. You might not get a call every week or even every month. Treat the work like a bonus that you just appreciate when you get. For regular money look to online work. Use both types of paid study work for a complete overall part time income package.