PAID FOCUS GROUPS

Earn Money Participating In Verified Genuine PAID FOCUS GROUPS
(In America In 2019)

By Michael Wong | December 18, 2018.

Earn Money With Verified Genuine Paid Focus Groups

Are you someone who likes to give your opinion on all manner of things?

If you are, then this could be right up your street.

You can earn money participating in "paid focus groups."

What Is A Paid Focus Group?

A "paid focus group":

  • is a small group discussion
  • typically lasts one to two hours
  • typically consists of six to eight people with some common interest or characteristics
  • is led by a moderator, who asks people how they think or feel about a product, service, concept or issue
  • pays you for your time

Other Paid Market Research Studies

Here are some other market research studies you can earn money participating in:

  • in-depth interviews: 1-on-1 discussion with a moderator
  • in-home interviews: a research team interviews you in your home
  • shop alongs: a research team goes shopping with you at your favorite store

2 Focus Group Explainer Videos

Watch these two videos to understand what participating in a focus group involves:

How Much Can I Earn Participating In Paid Focus Groups?

Paid focus groups are a bit like paid surveys but with much better pay.

You can earn anywhere from $35 to $100+ per hour. You're not paid for the time it takes you to travel to and from the focus group location.

Participating in online focus groups and telephone interviews can earn you $50 per hour.

Here is a sample of genuine focus group ads:

  • 1 hour focus group on movies and entertainment: $100
  • 1 hour telephone interview with patients who have recurrent melanoma, and caregivers of those patients: $125-175
  • 2 hour online focus group: $100
  • 2 hour refrigerator concept study focus group interview in New Jersey: $125
  • 2 hour sports clothing focus group in Los Angeles: $150
  • 30 minute in-person interview: $60
  • 60 minute webcam interview nationwide: $150
  • In-person focus groups/phone interviews: $100-300 check
  • Nationwide 30 minute retail professionals study: $250 Amazon gift card

Top 12 Verified Genuine Paid Focus Groups

Here are my top 12 paid focus groups. Visit each website for more information:

Opinions Ltd screenshot

1. Opinions Ltd (28 locations) (http://c1ick.me/opinionsltd):

  • Opinions, Ltd., are looking for consumers to participate in verified genuine:
    • paid focus groups
    • online focus groups
    • webcam focus groups
    • shop-a-longs
  • Opinions, Ltd., run verified genuine in-person focus groups in 28 locations across the United States:
    • Atlanta, GA
      • Town Center at Cobb
    • Chicago, IL
      • Fox Valley Mall
      • Gurnee Mills Mall
      • Harlem Irving Plaza
      • Orland Square Mall
    • Cleveland, OH
      • South Park Center Mall
      • Stand Alone Facility
    • Dallas, TX
      • North East Mall
      • Town East Mall
    • Denver, CO
      • Colorado Mills Mall
      • Southwest Plaza (closed for construction)
    • Indianapolis, IN - Castleton Square Mall
    • Los Angeles, CA
      • MainPlace Mall
      • Topanga Mall
    • Louisville, KY - Green Tree Mall
    • Miami, FL - Coral Square Mall
    • New York City, NY - Willowbrook Mall
    • Philadelphia, PA - Montgomery Mall
    • Pittsburgh/Erie, PA - Millcreek Mall
    • Portland, OR - Vancouver Mall
    • Raleigh, NC - Triangle Town Center
    • Rochester, NY - Market Place Mall
    • Sacramento, CA - Roseville Galleria
    • San Francisco, CA - Solano Mall
    • Seattle, WA - Southcenter Mall
    • Tampa, FL - Brandon Town Center
    • Tucson, AZ - Park Place Mall
    • Washington, DC - Annapolis Mall
  • Like or follow the Opinions, Ltd., Facebook page for the latest opportunities (http://c1ick.us/opinionsltd-fbk)
  • Employees: 201+ (http://c1ick.us/opinionsltd-lkd)
  • Minimum age: 18+
  • Countries: USA
  • Free to join: Yes
Focus Pointe Global screenshot

2. Focus Pointe Global (19 offices) (http://c1ick.me/focuspointeglobal):

Inspired Opinions screenshot

3. Inspired Opinions By Schlesinger (15 locations) (http://c1ick.me/inspiredopinions):

  • Inspired Opinions by Schlesinger are looking for consumers, business owners, patients, and healthcare professionals to participate in verified genuine:
    • paid focus groups
    • telephone surveys
    • online surveys
  • Participate in focus groups at one of their 15 locations across the United States and you'll receive a check as payment at the end:
    • Atlanta
    • Boston
    • Chicago
    • Chicago O'Hare
    • Dallas
    • Houston
    • Los Angeles
    • New Jersey
    • New York City
    • Orlando
    • Philadelphia
    • Philadelphia Bala Cynwyd
    • Phoenix
    • San Francisco
    • St. Louis
  • Participate in online and telephone surveys to earn points. Redeem points for Amazon gift cards ($10 minimum).
  • Sample jobs posted on their Facebook page:
    • 2-3 hour bottled water focus group: adult with child ages 10-17: $150-200
    • 1 hour telephone interview with patients who have recurrent melanoma, and caregivers of those patients: $125-175
    • 1 hour focus group on movies and entertainment: $100
  • Like or follow the Schlesinger Group Facebook page for the latest opportunities (http://c1ick.us/schlesingernational-fbk).
  • Earnings paid by Bank of America Visa prepaid cards (15 months expiry).
  • Employees: 501+ (est. 1966) (http://c1ick.us/schlesingernational-lkd)
  • Minimum age: 18+
  • Countries: USA, France, Germany, UK, worldwide.
  • Free to join: Yes
Plaza Research screenshot

4. Plaza Research (14 cities) (http://c1ick.me/plazaresearch):

Fieldwork screenshot

5. Fieldwork (13 locations) (http://c1ick.me/fieldwork):

Survey Squad screenshot

6. Survey Squad (http://c1ick.me/surveysquad):

  • Survey Squad are looking for consumers, teenagers, business people and medical professionals to participate in verified genuine:
    • paid in-person focus groups
    • phone interviews
    • online surveys
    • mobile surveys
  • Sample research studies:
    • 30 minute in-person interview: $60
    • 2 hour online focus group: $100
    • 60 minute webcam interview nationwide: $150
  • Rewards:
    • In-person focus groups/phone interviews: $100-300 check
    • Online/mobile surveys: 1,000 ($1) to 5,000 ($5) points
    • Online survey sweepstakes: each time you complete a survey, you get at least 1 monthly sweepstakes entry to win:
      • 1 x 250,000 points
      • 1 x 100,000 points
      • 1 x 50,000 points
      • 4 x 25,000 points
  • Redeem points (20,000 minimum) for checks.
  • Like or follow the Survey Squad Facebook page and/or follow Survey Squad on Twitter for the latest opportunities:
  • Survey Squad is a product of Focus Forward.
  • Employees: 51+ (est. 2002) (http://c1ick.us/focusforward-lkd)
  • Minimum age: 13+
  • Countries: USA
  • Free to join: Yes
SIS International Research screenshot

7. SIS International Research (28 locations) (http://c1ick.me/sisintlresearch):

  • SIS International Research are looking for consumers to participate in verified genuine paid focus groups, 1-on-1 interviews and other research studies on appliances, skin care products, cars, televisions, etc.
  • Sample research studies:
    • 2 hour refrigerator concept study focus group interview in New Jersey: $125
    • 2 hour sports clothing focus group in Los Angeles: $150
    • Nationwide 30 minute retail professionals study: $250 Amazon gift card
  • Like or follow the SIS International Research Facebook page and/or follow SIS International Research on Twitter for the latest opportunities:
  • Here are a few of SIS International Research's 3,500 clients:
    • Apple
    • L'OrĂ©al
    • Samsung
  • Employees: 51+ (est. 1984) (http://c1ick.us/sisinternationalresearch-lkd)
  • Minimum age: 18+
  • Countries: USA, Canada, UK, worldwide.
  • Free to join: Yes
Nichols Research screenshot

8. Nichols Research (San Francisco, San Jose, Sunnyvale, Fremony, Fresno) (http://c1ick.me/nicholsresearch):

  • Nichols Research conduct verified genuine:
    • paid focus groups
    • online surveys
    • telephone surveys
    • in-depth interviews
    • shop-alongs
    • taste tests
    • mock juries
  • Nichols Research are looking for consumers, business professional and healthcare professionals (physicians , nurses, etc.) in these areas:
    • San Francisco
    • San Jose / Sunnyvale
    • Fremont
    • Fresno
  • A typical 2 hour focus group pays $65 to $100.
  • Earnings paid mostly by prepaid Visa cards, but sometimes by cash or check.
  • Employees: 51+ (est. 1978) (http://c1ick.us/nicholsresearch-lkd)
  • Countries: USA
  • Free to join: Yes
Adler Weiner Research screenshot

9. Adler Weiner Research (4 locations) (http://c1ick.me/adlerweinerresearch):

  • Adler Weiner Research are looking for consumers and healthcare professionals (nurses, physicians, etc.) to participate in verified genuine:
    • paid focus groups
    • in-depth interviews
    • in-home interviews
    • shop along
  • Adler Weiner Research are active in:
    • Chicago, Illinois
    • Lincolnwood, Illinois
    • Los Angeles, California
    • Orange County, California
  • Earn cash, checks, gift cards, prepaid debit cards and products.
  • Employees: 51+ (est. 1960) (http://c1ick.us/adlerweinerresearch-lkd)
  • Minimum age: 18+
  • Countries: USA
  • Free to join: Yes
20|20 Panel screenshot

10. 20|20 Panel (3 locations) (http://c1ick.me/2020panel):

  • Earn money participating in 20|20 Research paid focus groups that pay $50 to $350+ per session, and quick surveys for points that can be redeemed for small amounts of cash ($1, $5, $10).
  • 5 types of studies:
    1. In-person study.
    2. Online webcam discussion.
    3. Online discussion.
    4. Survey + chance at online chat interview.
    5. Survey only.
  • Paid focus group sessions are paid by pre-paid MasterCard gift cards.
  • Offices:
    • Charlotte, North Carolina
    • Miami, Florida
    • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Clients include:
    • Disney
    • Kraft
    • Microsoft
  • Employees: 51+ (est. 1986) (http://c1ick.us/2020research-lkd)
  • Minimum age: 18+
  • Countries: USA
  • Free to join: Yes
Great Lakes Marketing screenshot

11. Great Lakes Marketing (Toledo) (http://c1ick.me/greatlakesmarketing):

  • Great Lakes Marketing run verified genuine paid focus groups for some of the nation's largest pharmaceutical, manufacturing and health care companies, as well as regional financial institutions, public agencies and health care providers.
  • You must:
    • live within the Northwest Ohio and Southwestern Michigan area
    • be able to travel to the Great Lakes Marketing offices in Toledo, Ohio
  • Great Lakes Marketing focus group sessions typically:
    • have 8 to 10 people
    • last 90 to 120 minutes
  • You get a meal or snack, depending on the time of the session.
  • Employees: 11-50 (est. 1964) (http://c1ick.us/greatlakesmarketing-lkd)
  • BBB accredited rating: A+ (http://c1ick.us/greatlakesmarketing-bbb)
  • Countries: USA
  • Free to join: Yes
National Data Research screenshot

12. National Data Research (Chicago, IL) (http://c1ick.me/nationaldataresearch):

  • National Data Research's "Your Opinions Wanted" are looking for consumers and their children to participate in:
    • paid focus groups
    • taste tests
    • in-home use tests
    • online focus groups
  • Sample of the 100s of research studies conducted every year:
    • 1 hour grocery shopping study for men/women, aged 18-74: $75 Visa gift card
    • 2 hour pet food study for men/women, aged 25-60: $125
    • 90 minute beverages study for men/women, aged 40-55: $135
  • Like or follow the National Data Research Facebook page for the latest opportunities (http://c1ick.us/nationaldataresearch-fbk)
  • Employees: 11-50 (est. 1987) (http://c1ick.us/nationaldataresearch-lkd)
  • Countries: USA
  • Free to join: Yes

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