Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Chitchat Research - $80 focus group in Brisbane - Main Grocery Buyer

Chitchat Research is seeking those able to attend a group discussion on MONDAY 6 DECEMBER at MILTON. The discussion commences at 12 NOON and goes for approximately 2 hours.

Participants must be the MAIN GROCERY BUYER for their household and purchase pre-packaged green salad products (those in sealed bags) AND loose leaf salad from a green grocer (fruit shop)

Participants of this research will be paid $80 CASH for their opinion.

If you or anyone you know fits the above criteria and would like to take part in any of these discussions, please respond to this email and a Chitchat team member will contact you ASAP. Alternatively, please call Chitchat Research on 07 3325 1000.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Survey Village goes Focus Group :)

Survey Village have announced that they are now offering their panel members the opportunity to participate in focus groups, interviews and telephone surveys.

My kids will be pleased...I convert my points from Survey Village into EB Games Vouchers.

The first offering I have had from them is to participate in a 30 minute phone survey for 1000 points. Thats equivalent to about $20 an hour, so I guess that's not too bad.

You can read my review of Survey Village here.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Small Business Owners - Brisbane - earn $110 for having a chat

Chitchat Research is currently seeking the people to attend in-depth interviews on Tuesday 30 November or Thursday 2 December in Brisbane City at 9am, 11am or 2pm.

The interviews will go for approximately 1.5 hours and participants will be paid $110 cash for their opinion.

We are recruiting the following –

Small business and/or residential/commercial property owners who

• turnover over up to $2 million per annum

• have an understanding of how GST, capital gains tax and income tax is applied to various property transactions such as buying, selling, developing, renting or leasing

• are register for GST

If you or anyone you know fits the above criteria and would like to take part in any of these interviews, please respond to this email and a Chitchat team member will contact you over the next week. Alternatively, please call Chitchat Research on 07 3325 1000 to register your interest.

Please note: If you do not wish to receive further emails from us, please visit www.chitchatresearch.com.au and log into your account to update your details. Alternatively call us directly on 07 3325 1000.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Is My Opinions a Scam?

The Internet is the new frontier of the scammer - individual and organisations alike. Beware Dear Reader - they are everywhere and anywhere.

Some things start out with best intentions, some start out with the deliberate intention of scamming you and anybody else they can get into.

And some times allegations get thrown around for no real reason at all.....If you read some of the blogs around you find some negative feedback about just about everything and anything.

Which brings me to my point, I was reading recently about how 'My Opinions' was just another internet scam. This seemed quite strange, especially since I was just about to get my $60 payment from them thru paypal.

For the record, in Australia, at least, I get about 3 or 4 surveys do to from My Opinions each week, they are usually worth between 150 and 500 points (which roughly equates to $1.50 to $5) the surveys are generally pretty easy and quick to complete.

So where does the bad feedback come from?

Maybe they thought they were going to make a fortune filling in surveys?
Maybe they got screened because they put in stupid answers in the surveys?
Maybe they were trying to scam the survey panel?

I really don't know.

I guess the lesson in this might be:

a) don't have too high an expectation of making money with doing online surveys....seriously its pocket money, an extra part time (tax free) income at best.

b) sometimes the scammers aren't the company but the people who try to rip the company off....

Of course don't stop being suspicious and sceptical of anything you see or read on the Internet or anywhere else for that matter.