These last few years have been tough for me as far as trying to make a little extra money while my husband is in school. Working while doing housework and raising kids can be quite the crazy life, but somehow we make it work. Blogging and participating in focus groups has been my "me" time and I absolutely love it. The fact that I can share my thoughts and opinions with others and make a little money too has been perfect! Have you ever thought about participating in focus groups or other market research opportunities?
In the U.S., there are 75 million mothers, all of whom influence 85 percent of their household purchases. With all that buying power, it stands to reason that companies turn to marketing researchers to make sure that their products are meeting your needs and expectations. What's more, Atlanta is a hub for researchers due to the cross section of demographics represented in the population.
Registering to participate in focus groups is super easy. One of the top companies conducting opinion research is Focus Pointe Global, a national company with a location in Atlanta. They have an interactive website for their panel members at http://bit.ly/fpgmom, where you can register and fill out your profile. Once that is done, you will almost immediately receive an email invitation to take a screener survey to see if you qualify for a particular research study. The studies are on a wide variety of topics, including baby products, social issues, taste tests, appliances, beverages, cell phones...just about anything you can think of. Participating in a focus group or product tests is a fun and easy way to earn some extra spending money - from $75 to $100 for only a couple of hours of your time.
Another way you can participate in marketing research is online or by phone. Focus Pointe Global conducts webcam focus groups, telephone interviews, online surveys, online communities, and a lot of other methods as well. They even have an online product review program, where you are sent a product to use (and keep!) and you write an objective review on the company's website.
Whether you are able to participate in marketing research in person at the Atlanta research facility or by going online, there are a lot of opportunities to make some extra money and have fun while doing so! Go to http://bit.ly/fpgmom to register.