Market-research firms are hired by big businesses to get inside the heads of consumers. Participation in an in-person focus group led by a moderator, such as those run by Delve
, can earn you between $50 and $200
In exchange for taking online and phone surveys, firms such as Harris Interactive
and Schlesinger Associates
offer rewards points redeemable for gift cards and merchandise. Plus, you can also be entered into cash sweepstakes that pay out hundreds or even thousands of dollars. You can earn rewards for taking online surveys, as well, by registering for the Kiplinger Advisor Panel
. Beware scams, though. Legitimate firms won’t charge a fee or ask you to cash a check and wire back part of the money.
Lawyers are getting in on the act, too. Online jurors can earn cash for giving their opinions on legal cases. EJury.com
pays between $5 and $10 per case. You’ll need a PayPal account. At OnlineVerdict.com
, where cases start at $20, payment is made by check.
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