If you like sharing your opinion about products or services that are either out on the market or will be soon, you may want to participate in focus groups either online or elsewhere.  Questions are asked in an interactive group setting where participants are free to talk with other group members.   
Focus groups are important and advantageous in the world of marketing.  They can give companies and businesses alike a strong advantage or upper hand in their field.  It is especially important when competing with other businesses to receive feedback from their consumers and customers. 

Like in-person focus groups, online groups are usually limited to 8-10 participants.  Discussions generally last one hour to 90 minutes.  Here are a list of legitimate companies that will pay you for your opinion.

Take Surveys at GlobaltestMarket

GlobalTestMarket is a unique online community where consumers from around the world participate in online paid surveys that lead to the development of new products and services. There is no sign up fee and your personal information is strictly confidential and secured. Pays by check in the mail.  Click Here

Shifrin – Hayworth

Get paid to give your opinion.  Studies typically last from 30 minutes to three hours and pay anywhere from $50 to $250 depending on the client, length and topic.

Survey Savvy

Get paid cash for every survey you participate in.  They take around 10 minutes to complete.  Pays via check in the mail.

Research Participants Institute

Our Online Projects require you to read over presentations and give your opinions via the Internet.  All projects that you complete in a given month are paid at the end of that month.  Payment is in the form of a check in the mail.

Brooks Adams Research

The Brooks Adams Research panel is an international online community of 50+ consumers who share thoughts and opinions on a variety of different topics.  Join the panel and get paid. 

Probe Market Research

Probe Market Research constantly hosts focus groups to get feedback for clients’ new advertising campaigns, products or services.  Focus groups pay between $50 and $400.


Take short polls to earn money in the form of gift cards for your opinions.  

Pinecone Research

Pinecone Research will pay you $3 per online survey to evaluate new products in the comfort of your home.  They have many opportunities available.  You get to keep the products that you sample at home for yourself, unless stated otherwise.  Apply online.

Panel Polls

PANELPOLLS is the cool place where kids & teens & young adults, participate in fun and interactive surveys, forums, blogs, quick polls and more about things like new TV shows, movies, online games, websites, sports, fashion, entertainment.  EARN POINTS WORTH CASH FOR EACH ACTIVITY YOU PARTICIPATE IN…NOW THAT’S COOL!!!


Inside Heads

Become a member of the InsideHeads Online Research Panel and be positioned to tell manufacturers, service companies and retail businesses your honest opinions about their products.  Incentives vary by study, but are usually sweepstakes entries or cash payments.

Test Spin

We want your opinion and we’ll pay you for it – up to $4 for taking a survey and $30 to join a focus group. And the best part is that you never have to leave the comfort of your own computer.

Express Market Research

They need people to participate in the some of their creative projects.  They pay $50 -350 CASH  to each respondent.

Contractor Advisory Board

All types of contractors (general contractors, HVAC/R, electrical, tile and masonry, plumbing, landscape, roofing, drywall, painting, pool, fencing, excavation, insulation, framing, glass, remodeling, siding, fire protection, environmental controls, security, etc.) are invited to join.  As a member of the Contractor Advisory Board®, you would be paid for every online survey you complete (ranging from a minimum of $10 U.S. to $200 U.S. or more, depending of the length of the online survey or discussion).

Chasen Research

They are looking for participants to join their panel.  Participants are generally paid between $40 and $150 for their time

Baker Street Solutions

Become a Baker Street Solutions panelist! panelists can receive money for participating in our studies. Sign up Today!


Get paid to share your opinion.  You can earn up to $150 for your time.  Apply online.

Advantage Research Services

Advantage Research Services, Inc. conducts marketing research projects on a variety of different subject’s.  The pay is from $25 – $100.

Alpha Buzz

Get paid to participate and give your input on new products.  You will be compensated for your time.

Experience Dynamics

Looking for all types of people: people new to the web; IT professionals; users with disabilities; people across the world (they do regular global usability studies). Incentives are between $50-$150 dollars per study depending on the scope of the study.

Live Wire

We pay you a cash incentive every time you answer one of our surveys.

Marketing Analytics

Wherever you are in the world, you can participate in one of Marketing Analytics’ online focus groups by joining our web panel.

Join NPD and you can win cash or prizes for giving your opinions. Click Here