Wednesday, November 19, 2008
The invite to this focus group came about by being registered on the Light Speed Consumer Panel and if you are interested in getting invited to more of these then make sure you join the top 5 survey panels.
When these marketing research companies get a job like this one they will assemble a survey panel based around a set of demographics that their client is interested in as customers. Typically they will use the data that you have supplied in your profile to work out whether you fit the survey panel and then get in contact with you.
They rang me up while I was away in Adelaide last week and after a quick round of screening questions, I was locked in for the a session on the following Tuesday night.
When you show up to the venue they check off your name and with a group of other people you go into a room where there is a faciliatator and you discuss the product and give your opinion on it and the advertising /marketing for the product.
At the end of the session they give you an envelope with the cash in it, and you're away....
Saturday, November 1, 2008
- Every cent of extra pay you earn will be taxed at your maximum tax rate;
- it'll probably mean extra time away from your family & loved ones;
- longer hours may effect your performance in your full time job;
Thankfully there is a really easy way to make some extra money. Australian market research companies need people to test products and advertising campaigns. They pay you with cash, shopping vouchers and rewards. You DON'T pay any tax on the money you make.
Best of all its really easy, just join the Survey panels by entering your details and some demographic information and they send you surveys via email and sometimes call you to attend focus groups where you get paid for your attendance and feedback on products. Yes, you sometimes even get free products to try out!
I have been doing surveys and focus groups for over 5 years. I have learnt a few things over that time, and if you want to start making some money and receiving gift vouchers I have put together a list of the Top 5 Australian Paid Survey Panels to join RIGHT NOW !!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Rewards include gift vouchers from Myer, Bunnings, Movie Vouchers
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
They send a lot of survey invites. Unfortunately of late most of them seem to be a 20 minute survey for $0.93. It doesn't usually take 20 minutes but its still alot of work for that level of reward.
I have moved them down on my recommended list of paid survey sites.
This week I had three invites paying $30 plus dinner, $120 and $70 all stemming from being registered on the Lightspeed survey panel.
I didn't have time to go to a newsagent to buy tickets so I used the $5 credit I had for signing up at OzLottories to buy the tickets. I was very impressed with the how easy it was. There was an automatic email confirmation with my numbers in it, and after the draw even an email that had checked my numbers against the Ozlotto draw numbers and worked out that I hadn't won anything.
Hopefully next time, it will tell me I am the next lotto millionaire...... (dreams)
Sunday, July 13, 2008
'Your Voice' is a survey panel run by AC Nielsen.
For completing surveys you will receive e-points and entry into ongoing competitions, including a $15,999 Mazda 2 every 3 months. I have been participating in 'Your Voice' for quite a while now and in the past I have traded the e-points for Coles vouchers.
'Market View' is a new survey panel run by I-View. Doing their surveys get you points that you can use to buy things from their online store (including gift vouchers)
I have just added these to the complete list of survey programs that I am recommending in 2008.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
There are so many of these market research companies. I have even seen lists and databases with over 700 web sites in them. My experience is that if you join some of these you will never see a survey, let alone a payout.
So the question is, which ones are the best to join?