How to Turn Your Opinions into Cash

Posted on 10/26/2011

We know you have a few opinions—and not just about whether or not Chaz Bono should have been eliminated from Dancing With the Stars. Instead of keeping those thoughts between you and your hairdresser why not share them and get paid for it? From the products you love to the stuff you don’t here are ways to turn your opinions into cash.

Complete Surveys Speak your mind to legitimate marketing researchers who desperately want to know your thoughts. Get paid for completing surveys on various topics. Just beware—there are scam survey companies out there. Find reputable ones that pay the best at

Join Focus Groups
Focus groups form all over the country for various reasons. Most of the time companies use focus groups as a way to get opinions from consumers. For example, at new parents are needed for 90-minute in-home interviews and the pay is $150. They also are looking for people in New York City to answer questions about shopping for two hours and they’re offering $200 to participants.

Rate Videos

The pay isn’t great at, but then again the tasks are usually very easy. For instance you can make money by rating videos on YouTube or casting a vote in a competition.

Write Product Reviews
At advertisers link up with bloggers interested in writing reviews. Advertisers purchase reviews and bloggers decide whether or not to accept the assignment. Payment is between $20 and $200 depending on your blog’s following and the complexity of the product review.

Take Part in a Clinical Trial
Whether you’re healthy or have a diagnosed medical condition you can participate in compensated clinical trials. Peruse available opportunities in your area at Join a study, provide your thoughts and get paid.

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