Paid Research Studies
If you are ready to start earning from your opinions, you have come to the right place. We can show you how to do just that and it may be easier and more productive than you think.
First, you need to keep in mind that the best approach is a two pronged one. You will want to take advantage of the hard to get but well paying occasional in person survey as well as the reliable and steady online survey.
Let’s start with online work. This will be your bread and butter and to get started in Seattle all you need is a good website to draw work from. There are a lot of websites out there but not all are good which is why we recommend that you start with a well known one like Survey Junkie. You can join them here. They have been around for some time, so they will not let you down.
It is super easy to do online survey work and they are always looking for people to participate. First, you need to sign up with a legitimate survey website like the one 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 paid 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 $50 to $400 a month. Not bad for a par time job that you can do anywhere.
Local Market Research
The in person survey work will be focus groups. 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.