So here's my question, and I hope it is in good taste to post this on sb.com, I was wondering how to get involved in product testing and surveys etc..... I've done one and really enjoyed being a part of what goes into something I enjoy so much! And, honestly, I really enjoyed the nice bonus of products for doing so. Anyone have any thoughts?
I know, I don't trust much! The one I did was a friend of a friend that works for an adhesive company. I filled out an online survey, took 10 min. and rec'd a good adhesive supply for my time. I did then get a call for another focus group that if I attended I would get $75, but I wasn't available the night it was held. But that is great... I think free products and a little extra cash that I could buy extra sb supplies without the guilt is the best!
When I lived in CT I did focus groups on new products. They were always random products though: alcohol, hair dye, contact lens solution, etc. The only problem is I only ever qualified for ONE focus group. The up side is they usually pay you even if you show up and they don't use you for the group. I would look around for local companies, those usually aren't scams. I also don't trust internet offers, too easy to scam people out there!
There are a couple of very reputable online ones as well. I've made almost $100 off and on filling out surveys and such. PM me your email and I'll send you the links to the ones who have actually paid me and are legit.