I found several upcoming paid market research studies, focus groups and panels that are looking for participants to give their feedback online in exchange for cash or Amazon gift cards.  One of the studies will be held onsite but I thought that I would include them because VG Market is seeking video  and mobile game players to visit their Seattle office and test unreleased video games and get paid for their feedback.  If you like to play video games, happen to live near Seattle and are at least 18, make sure that you sign up before the play test gets filled.  Another company is seeking those who make videos and publish them to YouTube or Vimeo who are between the ages of 18-35 to get paid for a phone or Skype interview about their experiences creating video blogs.  There are a couple of video chats and even one for kids and teens.  

Make sure that you read over the details closely and see if you qualify so you can earn some extra cash.  Please feel free to share this post with your friends and others.  I think there is something on this list for everyone.  Enjoy!           

1.  We have a 60 minute telephone/online opinion study taking place the week of November 10th at various times though out the day. Pay is $150 by check – mailed. Subject is career development.

If interested, please fill out our pre-survey below:

As a member of the YouGov panel you will be part of a global community of people who share their opinions in return for points and rewards. Click Here


2.  TEENS & YOUNG ADULTS: Sign up for Panelpolls.com “The Cool Opinion Site” and receive invitations to participate in online games testing sessions, mobile games testing, website testing, TV Show Pilot screenings, focus groups and more! All sessions take place in Times Square in Manhattan.

Typical Sessions are 45-60 minutes long and pay $75-150.

Take the survey to see if you qualify.


3.  Market research organization currently looking for 10-15 individuals to participate in a virtual focus group. The study will be taking place starting next week. Participants will be compensated between $50-$100 per hour. Survey will be conducted virtually, allowing you the convenience of participating from your home or office.

Click here to leave your contact information:

4.  Are you currently an undergraduate college student taking an Intro Financial or Managerial Accounting class with a lot to say about nextgen accounting courses?

Would you like a $50 Amazon e-gift card?

Are you interested in getting a sneak peak at the future of educational technology? Would you like the opportunity to participate in resume-building activities with an international publisher?

Cengage Learning is looking for input on our new Intro to Accounting digital course designs, and we want to know what YOU think.

We are holding virtual feedback sessions on Tuesday, November 4th and Wednesday, November 5th. Sessions will probably run around 60 minutes. All sessions are scheduled in Eastern Standard Time.

To participate you must:
• Be a current undergraduate student
• Provide a valid student email (.edu address)
• Be currently taking/have very recently taken Intro to Financial or Managerial Accounting

Interested? Please complete this brief survey to determine if you are qualified to participate in these activities. Notice that there is a scheduling link in the final question of the survey. We will contact you with information on scheduling and how you can begin participating. 

Survey link: 


Know friends or classmates who might be interested? Pass this information along to those who meet the above qualifications and you’ll get a bonus $10 Amazon e-gift card for every student you refer who is successfully interviewed!

5.  Do you regularly post video to YouTube or Vimeo and have a following? Are you between the ages 18 and 35?

I am looking for people like you for 45-minute long paid phone interviews! I am a user researcher and we are trying to learn what tools and motivations people who create video blogs or YouTube video channels are currently using.

The minimum requirements are:
– Be between ages 18 and 35
– Have an active YouTube, Twitter, or Vimeo channel that you have posted content to within the past six months
– Have at least 50 subscribers for your video channel or feed

All who are selected to participate in a 45-minute long phone interview will receive a $75 Amazon gift card. 

All interviews will take place via Phone, Skype or Webex (whichever works best for you) between 11am and 8pm EST on a business day between October 28 and November 7th.

To apply, please fill out this quick one-minute-long survey. 

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6.  If eligible, you could earn a $25 gift certificate of your choice of a select number of merchants and an entry into a drawing to win an Apple iPad (valued up $550) and a $100 giftcard!!

Project EPIC is a research study conducted through the Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.

Get started here: https://www.uwhealthprojects.com/Illume5Collector/Survey.ashx?Name=EPIC2014S

Still have questions? Check out: http://depts.washington.edu/uwepic/ Or, email: UWepic@uw.edu

Find us on Facebook! https://facebook.com/uwprojectepic/ 

7.  VGMarket has a playtest in Seattle for anyone age 18-35 who plays video games and mobile games! You will have the unique opportunity to preview an unreleased video game and give your feedback to change the way the final version is made. Qualified participants will receive $75 for participation!

Apply to participate by filling out this online questionnaire
  • Date:Thursday, November 6 – Friday, November 7
  • In Seattle
  • For ages 18 – 35
  • Session Length: up to 2 hours
  • Compensation: $75

Can’t make it this time? Sign up for our invitation list to be notified via email about new opportunities in your area.

8.  We are an Internet company (YAHOO) that regularly conducts research to understand how people use the internet, and to gt a better idea of what information is important to them.

For this project, we are looking for people that can participate in a remote two week study, November 1st to November 14th, using their smartphone. We will ask you to log into your smartphone everyday for 15 minutes. You will be prompted to to do various task each day. Upon completion of the two weeks online diary study, you will receive a $150 Visa Reward Card.

We are looking for some outgoing male gamers between the ages of 17 and 40 to participate in an upcoming paid study. We will be conducting paid focus groups at a focus group facility in downtown Denver on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 11th and 12th. The discussions will take place at 3:30, 5:45, and 8:00 PM and will last 2 hours. All participants will receive a $100 Amazon gift card for participating. This is a great way to make some extra money talking about something you enjoy!

Interested parties can contact Justin Steele at this email address justin@chatterinc.com with the following information:

1. Your name
2. Your age
3. Occupation
4. Consoles you own
5. 3 favorite games you are playing right now
6. 3 favorite genres
7. A number where we can reach you

We will call back all interested parties to schedule a time that works best for you.

Thanks very much!

Justin Steele
VP Research
Chatter Incorporated

9.  Paid Research Opportunity–$100 for participating in a 60 minute online interview via computerabout your experience with common Men’s Health Issues

ICG, an independent healthcare research firm, is conducting paid interviews with men in on November 12th & 14th regarding common Men’s Health Issues, including  Aging and Appearance related symptoms. We are interested in learning more about you and your experiences. 

Interviews will take place online (you will need a computer and either a webcam or a phone/ tablet with built in camera) in the morning, afternoon, or evening and will last 60 minutes. Participants will be compensated $100 in the form of a check after the conclusion of the interview.

Interested participants will need to answer the short screening questionnaire below to determine if they are eligible to participate in this research. 


We will be following up with qualified participants in the coming days/weeks to schedule interviews.

This discussion group is for research purposes only. All responses and everything discussed during these interviews will be kept entirely anonymous and confidential. Thank you for your interest!

10.  I’m scheduling 45-minute online research interviews this Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday via video chat.

You’ll receive a $50 gift certificate for Amazon in appreciation for completing the 45-minute session (not just the questionnaire)

Link to the survey: https://docs.google.com/a/custommade.com/forms/d/1PME_uG_NKElnA9FK_GX0dqVEIslGYsYPy7ANRHsR_TI/viewform

To participate you will need to:
– Fill out the questionnaire
– Be willing to sign my Non-Disclosure Agreement and fax or email it back.
– Allow me to record the session.
– Have access during our session to a computer, video camera, microphone and high-speed internet connection to participate via a video chat and screen sharing. 
– Not require assistive device or software to use a computer.

*Please fill out all required questions to be considered. We’ll then schedule appointments on a “first come, first served” basis until the study is full.

11.  $70 New Product Feedback Interviews – Nov 5 or 7 
Compensation: $70 Visa or Amazon Gift Card 

A San Francisco CA company launching a new home services product would like your feedback on the concept behind the new product.

This study is an exciting opportunity to provide our team with insights on a brand new design that is currently in development.

We are currently scheduling 90-minute interviews remotely via Skype or FaceTime.
Note – Participants must be homeowners to qualify, and have access to Skype or FaceTime and a reliable internet connection. 

Here are the details of the study: 
* The study will take place on Wednesday, November 5th *OR* Friday, November 7th 
* The session will take 60-90 minutes and it will be video recorded
* You will need to sign our Non-Disclosure Agreement
* As a token of our appreciation, participants will receive a $70 Visa or Amazon Gift Card

If you are interested, please fill out our 5-minute screener here (to help us determine eligibility and availability)

12.  AVG Technologies (a global leader of antivirus, privacy, and security software for computers, smartphones, and tablets) is seeking participants for online research studies.

Each study can be done from the comfort of your home, allowing anyone (aged 18+) with a reliable Internet connection to participate. Registration can be done quickly and easily from the link below, and if chosen, you’ll be contacted a couple of days before the study in order to arrange a time slot that best suits your schedule.

Pay: $10 to $100 (in an Amazon gift card) per session (5 minutes to 2 hours long)

Participation in these studies is subject to terms and conditions. We respect your privacy, and your contact information will not be shared with third parties or used for any purposes other than to invite you to participate in future studies.

If you’d like to sign up for these studies, please click on the following link here and fill out our questionnaire and answer the questions: 

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suburna · April 30, 2015 at 10:00 am

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