Paid online focus groups can be a great way to earn money online. Paid online focus groups generally pay from $50 – $200 per focus group. My husband and I have both done paid online focus groups for various companies, and they are lots of fun! Participating in online focus groups / getting started with focus groups is similar to taking online surveys. It’s totally free to sign up and participate, and you fill out some basic demographic information. Then the company will send you invitations in the future to see if you qualify for a particular focus group. One of my favorite sites for paid online focus groups is Focus Forward Online. This site seems to be sending out more invitations for paid online focus groups recently.
Because online focus groups are different than online surveys, it is unlikely that you will be selected to participate in more than one or two a month. It can be difficult to qualify for some of the higher paying focus groups, but when you do qualify, the pay is certainly worth it. Also, online focus groups sometime require you to participate at a particular time so you can interact with other participants, but they will always make sure you are available at the requested time. Most online focus groups we have done last for an hour and may span a period of several days. For example, you may participate on Monday from 7 – 8 pm and then again on Wednesday from 7 – 8 pm.
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