Brands and businesses are eager to know what potential customers think of their latest products before they release them to the general market. To get valuable feedback, numerous companies recruit qualified people to test new products and compensate them for their candid and honest reviews.
Sometimes they let you keep the products they send you to test, and sometimes they pay you in cash. Maybe you’ll make $100 a day on some days, maybe the products they let you keep are worth more than a hundred bucks.
Interested? Here are some of the most popular websites that pay you – in money or in merchandise – to test and review new products:
- UserTesting – Get paid anywhere from $4 to $120 to test a wide range of products from companies around the world, and share your perspectives.
- ProductTestingUSA – Test, review, and keep for your very own the latest gadgets, appliances, and various other products.
- Influenster – You review on social media a box of products (a VoxBox) containing beauty, healthcare, and food items, and afterwards, you get to keep everything for free.
- Friends & Neighbors – Earn rewards for testing Johnson & Johnson’s latest products, from dental flosses, fragrances, to mascaras, and more.
If you’re not looking to earn money just by testing new products specifically, but are eager to find other money-making opportunities that revolve around getting paid for your feedback and opinion – surveys, focus group discussions, app and website testing, and other research studies, then here are some sites that you might be interested in:
- Respondent – Leverage your professional expertise for paid research interviews and earn $100, $300, or even upwards of $500 per hour.
- User Interviews – Join focus groups, one-on-one interviews, multi-day studies, etc. and make $50 to $100 per hour.
- American Consumer Opinion – Share your opinion with an array of Fortune 500 companies and earn up to $50 survey/research project.
- Probe Market Research – Participate in focus groups by phone, online, or in-person and get the opportunity to earn up to $400 per study.
- Focus Group by Schlesinger – Earn anywhere from $75 to $200 for sharing your opinions and views on the world’s leading brands.
- Survey Feeds – Be a part of paid research opportunities and earn anywhere from $50 to $500 per study.
Note that with the aforementioned websites, the pay varies. You might make $100 a day, or maybe you might not. It all depends on the availability of research studies, the nature of the research study, your eligibility to take part, and even the platform you joined. After all, the paid research projects being offered aren’t all for you: most research studies screen their respondents, and if you don’t fit their criteria (education, employment, skills, interests, lifestyle, citizenship, place of residence, to name a few), just find a paid research project that actually fits your profile.
By the way, you can also participate in studies and research projects conducted by universities and colleges, and yes, they do pay you for your time and effort as well. If you’re interested, check out the following and see where and what you can join:
- Harvard University Psychology Study Pool
- MIT Behavioral Research Lab
- Stanford Graduate School of Business
- Purdue University
- Center for Decision Sciences Columbia Business School