Paid Surveys & Study Work
If you need to make a few extra bucks in Phoenix, one of the best choices is survey work. It has so many advantages over a typical part time job. You can do the work on your terms and you can do as much or as little of it as you like. I can’t think of any other part time job that you can do completely on your terms. If you want to get started right away, below are a few great websites that we like. Otherwise keep on reading and find out a bit more on paid studies and surveys.
- 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.
More On Survey/Study Work
So what exactly is involved in survey work? Well, basically, companies want your opinions on their products and services. They contract with legitimate paid study websites to get this information. These websites recruit people such as yourself to take surveys online. They pay you for your time and pass the information along to the companies who in turn pay them.
To get started, you need to simply sign up with a legit website like the ones above. If you do not use one of the ones above, be sure to pick websites that do not charge you for access and that are not overrun with advertisements. Those are sure signs of scam sites. Also, check their Facebook page for reviews and make sure they have been in business for at least a few years.
After you sign up, you will typically be asked to complete a profile. This is important because they will use this information to qualify you for surveys. Fill this out as completely as you can so that you can get the best work. Next, you will need to confirm your email address. After you do that, you are all set to start earning money. Pick the highest paying surveys first and work your way down. When you have enough money, cash out. Repeat this as often as you like, whenever you have the time.
How Much Money Is In This?
So what is the bottom line? Do not expect to get rich from survey work. Most people in Phoenix will find that they will earn $100 to $500 a month. Not bad for a par time job that you can do whenever you like. If you are highly motivated, you can expect to make more.
Phoenix Focus Group Work
In person survey work is better known as discussion panels or focus groups. They are put together by Phoenix AZ market research firms to discuss new products, services or advertising campaigns. The good thing about this type of work is that it pays well with participants earning over $25 an hour in many cases. The bad thing is that you have to go to their location, on their schedule to take them. This can interfere with your other job or family life. Another problem with discussion panels is that they can be hard to break in to, with most jobs going to the companies regular participants. If you want to try to break in to this type of work, you need to get your name on as many databases as you can. Here are a few that you can start with.
Getting Started With Focus Groups
The biggest thing is to get on as many databases as you can. The more lines you have in the water, the more likely you are to catch a fish. Call every company that you can find in Phoenix and ask to be added to their list.
If you are lucky enough to get called in for a group, you need to take advantage of the opportunity. Dress nicely, show up early and participate well. If you seem like a reliable and quality research candidate, you may get more calls for more work.
Focus Group Money
The money for focus groups is very good for the time involved. Expect to make somewhere between $30 to $100 for a single session. Pretty good money but there is a catch. The money is not dependable. There is no guarantee that you will continue to get calls. Treat this money like extra cash and do not come to depend on it. For a reliable income we suggest you do online studies as well as in person focus groups.