Need Extra Money for Travel? Give Focus Groups a Try!

The truth is, most of us don’t have an endless supply of discretionary income to use for traveling the world. That doesn’t mean that we can’t check the seat cushions of the internet and find loose change! In fact, my go-to for padding my travel account is to participate in focus groups.

Otherwise known as market research, focus groups are simply small gatherings of people commissioned by a company to find your opinions of products and services. So basically, you get paid to talk about the stuff that you like or dislike. Sounds easy, right? It is! You can make anywhere form $30 – $400(some pay more for entire days), for having a lot to say. Often times, you don’t even have to leave the house because online and telephone interviews are offered.

Sooooo, how do you get started? The best way, I think, is to go to Greenbook and search for market research companies in your city. Then go sign up for each company’s database, that way you’ll be emailed as soon as a new study comes up. If you have children, they can get involved too! There are tons of focus groups for the babies, mostly in the form of taste and play tests.

I also post focus groups daily on the Deal Duchess Facebook page. If your city is not represented, respond to the Name Your City survey here. Check out this week’s Focus Groups:

Nationwide:

$150.00 paid nationwide research study on media usage!
Fieldwork NRC is looking for Males and Females 13-34 years of age, to participate in a 120 minute, in-person market research study.

Qualified individuals will receive an incentive of $150.00 (Prepaid Visa Card) after they have completed the study as well as an additional homework assignment.
**PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY**
https://prescreen.fieldwork.com/s3/NRC-1359NRC16N

 

Focuscope is working on a nationwide Military market research project for men and women who have served in a branch of the military.

The project pays $100 to qualified individuals.
https://survey.focuscope.com/prescreen/?id=pre16-033
Interested respondents are encouraged to call our offices at 708.386.5086 . Thank you for sharing.

Atlanta:

Where: Fieldwork Atlanta

When: Mon 1/25th or Tuesday 1/26th

Times: Various

Incentive: $175

Duration: 2.5 Hours

https://prescreen.fieldwork.com/s3/713AT16-BBC

 

Where: Fieldwork Atlanta

When: Wednesday, January 27th

Times: Various

Incentive: $100.00

Duration:1 Hour 30 minutes

https://prescreen.fieldwork.com/s3/711AT15

 

Where: Fieldwork Atlanta

When: Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Times: Various

Incentive: $100

Duration: 1hr 15mins

https://prescreen.fieldwork.com/s3/716AT16

 

Where: Fieldwork Atlanta

When: Friday, January 29, 2016

Times: Various

Incentive: $125

Duration: 2 hours

https://prescreen.fieldwork.com/s3/710AT16

 

We are conducting an apparel research study for females age 21-29.

This study will be held in-homes in/around the Atlanta, GA area Tuesday, January 26th through Thursday, January 28th.

In-home interviews will last 90-minutes and all participants will receive a $150 incentive.
To see if you qualify for this study, please fill out the survey below and you will be contacted based on the answers you provide.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8DPW8WL

 

Atlanta! We are in search of Men and Women ages 25-44 for a Paid Focus Group on Insurance coming up in February.

Earn $100 for 2 Hours of sharing your opinions. Click to Apply: http://bit.ly/88988CQ

Boston:

Boston! We are currently looking for Teens in grades 7-11 for a Paid Focus Group on Public Opinion.

Sign up for your teen & they can Earn $100 for 1.5 Hours Next Week. Apply Here: http://bit.ly/88910CB

Chicago:

We’re looking for suburban moms with teenagers for an upcoming study near Chicago!
Take the survey below if you’re interested, and share this link with friends or family who might be a good fit!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Golden0643fb

Calling all Teachers!
Fieldwork Chicago O’Hare is currently looking for young teachers to participate in a fun study in the beginning of February.
This study will be taking place at a location in Chicago during the evening. It will be an evening with food, fun, and good conversation.
If you qualify and participate you would receive an incentive of $175.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in please call Helen or Harold at 773-714-8701.

Cincinnati:

Cincinnati, OH Area! We are looking for single men and women as well as couples, ages 30-44, for an upcoming study on travel.

If this is you, please sign up here: https://goo.gl/mU2Wug Qualified respondents will receive up to $100 each for their time and opinions.

Cleveland:

Men and Women 22-44 are needed for a home improvement study!

To see if you qualify give us a call at 440-836-5755 and mention the ORANGE study.

Indianapolis:

Indianapolis, IN Area – Do you or someone you know enjoy LARGE BURGERS like the Whopper, Big Mac, Quarter Pounder, Baconator or

the Hot ‘N Juicy Single, Double or Triple burger? If so you may qualify to participate in a paid Taste Test.

Come taste the next new and exciting burger and get paid $50 for your opinions!
Please click the following link to sign up and take the survey to see if you qualify: http://bit.ly/burger533

Los Angeles:

Get paid for your opinions! Adler Weiner Los Angeles is conducting banking groups. The research will be held on Thursday, January 28. If you qualify and participate, you will receive $125+ CASH for your time. If you are interested, please complete the online survey below, and we will contact you if you are a match for the research. Please share! Thank you!!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MG6GY2V
Paid market research in Marina del Rey for coffee drinkers.
We have a study coming up for adults 18+ on coffee. Click the link and take the survey to see if you qualify.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DJ58QSQ

 

Hey Los Angeles! We are currently looking for Men and Women ages 21-29 for a Paid Focus Group on Alcoholic Beverages.

Earn $100 in 90 minutes. Click to Apply: http://bit.ly/88968CL

 

To be considered for this Group http://clk2.it/0CgOmr

Compensation if chosen: $100
Location: Santa Monica
Date: Mon/Jan 25th OR Tues/Jan 26th
Times: 5:15-7PM, 7-8:45PM OR 7:15-9:00PM depending on available quotas
Open to: 21-29 year olds
Topic: Beverages

Minnesota:

NEW STUDY
Women Ages 30-49
$100
Upcoming Baking Mix Study for women 28 to 51 yummy!Incentive: $100 Date: Monday January 25th
Please click on the link below to complete the survey:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/160110FB

 

New Jersey:

North Jersey! We are currently looking for People ages 55-80 for a Paid Focus Group on Financial Services in Teaneck.

Earn $100 for 2 Hours of sharing your opinions in Early Feb. Apply Here: http://bit.ly/89007CT

 

New York City:

NEW YORK RESIDENTS: ATTENTION PARENTS OF 10TH GRADERS:

We are looking for 10th Grade boys and girls (must be 15 or 16 years of age) to participate in a study on the topic of social media, on Tuesday, January 19th from 4-7pm.

Your child will be paid a total of $200 check mailed by Recruit & Field. We are looking to conduct friendship pairs – so please have a friend in mind that your child

would like to participate with (friend must be same grade and gender). If you are interested, please call Stephanie at (646) 400-5653. Thank you!

 

We’re currently looking for Women to participate in an upcoming study regarding Beauty Products.

Participants will be compensated $150 for their participation in a 2 hour discussion taking place on 1/28.

Participants will be chosen at a first-come, first-serve basis. Spaces are limited and there are no sales involved.

If you or someone you know are interested, please click on the link below for the online questionnaire to see if you meet our preliminary requirements…

https://prescreen.fieldwork.com/s3/NY-BeautyProducts-594WT16

 

Fieldwork East is inviting women ages 25-45 for a Personal Care study.

The study will involve participating in a 2 hour focus group on Monday January 25th.

If you qualify and fully complete the study you will receive compensation of $100.

If you would like to see if you qualify to participate, please contact Pam at 201-242-5720.

 

Philadelphia:

Hey Philly! We are currently in need of Women ages 24-40 for a Paid Focus Group on Marriage.

Earn $100 for 2 Hours of sharing your opinions This Week. Apply Today! http://bit.ly/88943CP

 

Philly! We are currently looking for Adults ages 25-54 for a Paid Focus Group about Dental Care. Earn $75 for 1 Hour of your time in Feb.

Some people will be asked to stay an extra 90 Min and will be compensated $70. Apply Today: http://bit.ly/88973CP

 

Raleigh:

Raleigh, NC Area! We are looking for 8, 9 and 10 Year old boys and girls to participate in an upcoming marketing research study regarding toys.

Qualified children will receive $75.00 for their time and opinions. Moms, if you are interested in this study for your children please sign up

HERE:https://goo.gl/wx4vrm

 

San Francisco:

Hey San Francisco! We need Men and Women ages 24-50 for a Paid Focus Group on Beverages coming up in February.

Earn $100 for 1.5 hours of your time. Click to Apply: http://bit.ly/89006CS

 

Skokie:

National Data Research is currently looking to recruit women ages 18-34 to participate in an upcoming study on “Hair Products”.

This study will take place at our Skokie Facility on Friday January 29th. To participate you would need to pick up a product at our facility on January 25th and test the product at home.

This study will last 2 hours and you will be compensated $150 for your time.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8003HP

 

Tampa:

Tampa, FL Area – We are looking for Individuals (ages 21-35) who wear Contact Lenses to participate in a group discussion!

If you qualify and participate in-person, you will be paid $125 your time.
If you are a member of our database, log in to your portal athttp://projects.herron-research.com/ArcsPages/signin.asp

to see if this is a survey you may be eligible for! Please note – if this is not in your active surveys, we have pre-determinedthat you do not meet the criteria to participate.
If you are not a member of our database, please click the following link to sign up and take the survey to see if you qualify:http://bit.ly/ContactLensesT534

 

Tampa, FL Area – We are looking for Individuals (ages 25-65) who own Water Softener Systems to participate in a group discussion!

If you qualify and participate in-person, you will be paid $200 your time.
If you are a member of our database, log in to your portal athttp://projects.herron-research.com/ArcsPages/signin.asp to see if this is a survey you may be eligible for!

Please note – if this is not in your active surveys, we have pre-determined that you do not meet the criteria to participate.
If you are not a member of our database, please click the following link to sign up and take the survey to see if you qualify:http://bit.ly/WaterSoftenersT532

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