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If you fancy being paid a big amount of cash for sharing your opinion, you should look into focus groups.
One of the biggest market research agencies is Focus Groups UK (FGUK). It is always looking for more people to join their database and take part in paid market research and paid surveys.
You can make a real difference by taking part in genuine UK market research, and user testing events such as focus groups and interviews. You can also share your views on products and services that you use.
Projects range from focus groups that last about an hour, to online surveys that last weeks. In return for a small amount of time and your valuable insight, you can earn up to £250 in cash.
The good thing is that anybody can take part in paid market research. There is demand for people from all ages and all walks of life. There is particular demand for people from ‘niche’ or ethnic groups whose opinions might be under-represented, as well as people from remote areas whose voice may not get heard so easily.
If you’re looking to make some extra money (and why wouldn’t you be?) then there really isn’t any reason not to give focus groups a go. They are one of the easiest ways available to make a nice bit of extra cash.
It only takes a few minutes and you’ll be added to an extensive database. When the right project comes along and you match the criteria, you’ll be called in. Easy money!
People who have taken part in research with FGUK have good things to say about it.
Alison E from London said: “It was my very first research meet and it went great. I’ve greatly enjoyed the given opportunity to participate in the discussion and having a chance to make a difference.”
Brenda J from Birmingham said: “I have been to a few and find them fun and the money is good. You sign a paper saying you cannot talk about some of them, but I have reviewed adverts I now see on TV, I have reviewed breakfast bars, leaflets, WiFi installations, and some of them lay on M&S sarnies and wine.
“Some are for an hour…some for two, but the time goes really quickly. You get to meet people from all walks of life. I love doing them.”
If you’re signed up to a focus group and waiting for the right project, then why not make some money from online surveys in your spare time.