Getting Started With Paid Studies
The key to success is choosing the right websites. The ones above are great because they have several qualities that you should look for. They do not charge you for admission, they are not packed with ads and they are constantly adding new surveys. You should pick websites just like these.
Once you have your website in mind, signing up is usually easy. Simply enter your email address and choose a password. Confirm your email and then you may also be asked to complete a short questionnaire about yourself. Take this seriously as they use this to match you to better paying surveys.
Now that you are registered, you can start working. Pick the studies that pay the most for the least amount of time first and work your way down. It pays to be on multiple survey websites because you can cherry pick the highest paying surveys from each. Keep working until you have met the payment threshold and then cash out. It usually does not pay off to save up points so cash out as soon as possible.
Most websites will pay you in points that you trade in for cash or cards. Most people in Tulsa will find that they can make between $100 and $500 a month in their spare time. Work harder, make more.
In Person Focus Groups
First, let’s talk about In person surveys that are more commonly known as focus groups or panels. These are assembled by Tulsa market research companies to review new products, services or advertising campaigns. The great thing about these surveys is that they pay well, around $25 an hour. The bad thing is that they are far and few between. The ones that are available typically go to those with connections. If you can get the jobs though, it is great. For the best opportunity at landing one of these jobs, get your name on numerous databases. Here are a few companies to start with.
- Consumer Logic
- RVA Market Research
Getting Started With Focus Groups
Patience and perseverance are key. You need to get your name out there by signing up for as many databases as possible. It may take some time to get the call and quite frankly, you may never get a call. Cross your fingers.
If you do get selected, you have a golden opportunity and you only get one chance to make a good impression. Show up early and dress nicely. Participate in the group and be friendly. If you want a call back, you have to let these people know that you are someone that they like and that will be dependable.
During the focus group, you will be asked to review a product, service or perhaps a new ad campaign. Expect to be video taped and perhaps even watched live by the company sponsoring the group.
So, how much are you going to get paid? This can vary a bit but most people in Tulsa can expect to make between $30 to $100 for a group session. Good money but the catch is that it will never be dependable. You might never get called and you might only be called sporadically. For dependable income, combine focus groups with online studies. You will get a steady stream of additional money with an occasional big bonus.