Paid Studies And Surveys
If you need to make some extra money but are short on time, paid studies in Seattle might be just the thing. You can earn a nice supplemental income and still have time for your regular job and friends and family. Sound good? Below you will find a few paid study websites that we like and more information on getting started.
- 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.
Get Started With Studies
It is super easy to do and they are always looking for people to participate. First, you need to sign up with a legitimate survey website like the ones above. Be careful of any website that wants to charge you for access. When you sign up, you will be asked to do two things. First, you need to confirm your email address by clicking on the link they send you, which is mandatory. Next, you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire or profile which is usually optional but recommended. That is is, after that you can begin taking surveys and making money.
When you take your surveys, you will get to chose the ones that you want. They will be divided up into categories and will tell you the expected time to complete it and the payout. When you are done, you will be given points that you can save and then cash out for money or gift cards.
Just How Much Money Cab You Make?
This is up to you, you can make as much or as little money as you want. The more you work, the more you make. Most people in Seattle will end up making around $100 to $400 a month. Not bad for a par time job that you can do anywhere.
Paid Focus Group Jobs
Focus groups, also known as discussion panels are given by local Seattle area market research companies. They pay well, but they can be hard to get because, well, they pay well. Everybody wants to do them, so the competition is stiff. These jobs also have to be done at the market research facility, at certain times, so they are not as flexible as online surveys. It is worth getting your name added to market research databases though, so call as many as you can and get put on the list. Here are a few of the bigger names to start with.
- Fieldwork Seattle
- Opinion Research Corporation
Getting Started With Focus Groups
First, you must get on as many databases as you possibly can. Next, you need to hope and pray that you get the call. To increase your odds, be polite at every turn and if asked to fill out a survey or questionnaire, do so completely.
If you get the call, you will be asked to visit the market research facility at a specific time to participate in a group. Once the focus group begins, you and the others will be presented with a product, service or advertising campaign to review. They will want to know exactly what you think about it including what you like, dislike and any changes that you would like to see made to it. Hope you are not shy because you will probably be recorded and there may even be some representatives from the company behind a two way mirror.
What Is The Pay Like?
Pay is quite good considering the easy nature of the work and short duration of the meetings. Most people in Seattle will earn $30 to $100 for a group. The price will be higher for longer sessions or if you are a unique or hard to get demographic. A room of lawyers or doctors for example would probably require a higher payout.