Q-Insights Online Focus Group pays up to $150

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Q-insights is another company that I do research groups, focus groups, and online surveys to earn extra money.

They have a lot of stuff in South Orange County, and less often San Diego County.   Most of their studies these days have been virtual.

Right now, Q-insights is currently recruiting for an online focus group and individual interviews on the topic of consumer products.

Q-insights is currently scheduling interviews from November 30 – December 3.  The time commitment is 45 minutes.  As a thank you for your time and participation you will be compensated $75.

The Focus Group is from December 6 – December 9.  The time commitment is 2 hours.  As a thank you for your time and participation you will be compensated $150.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the survey here.  If you pre-qualify a recruiter will call you to ask some additional qualifying questions.

AO Opinions: Upcoming Video Game Project $75

AO Opinions is another Market Research company that I get information from. Right now they are recruiting for an upcoming research study on the subject of Beverages. Based on the pre-screener survey questions, I’m guessing it’s about energy drinks.

  • To be considered, complete the pre-screener survey here. 
  • Compensation: $75 (if chosen)
  • Open to: 8-50 year olds 
  • Week of November 1st 2021

Consumer Research Project San Diego, CA Social Issues Online $150

I received this in y email over the weekend and thought I’d share it!

Focus Group Connection is looking for Men and Women to participate in an Online Consumer Research Project taking place from 6:40pm-9:00pm PST on Tuesday, October 26th on the topic of “Social Issues.” We will ask you to complete a technology check from 6:40pm-7:00pm and then participate in the group discussion from 7:00pm-9:00pm. As a thank you, you will receive $150.00 for your time and insights.
If you’re interested in participating, please click the link below to fill in the pre-screen.

Q-insights Business Owner Study -$300

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Q-insights is another company that I do research groups, focus groups, and online surveys to earn extra money.

They have a lot of stuff in South Orange County, and less often San Diego County. These days they are doing most of their studies online via chat or online surveys.

Right now Q-Insights is currently recruiting business owners for a 1-hour webcam interview.

This study will run from October 4th to October 8th and you will be compensated $300 as a thank you for your time.

If you are interested in participating please fill out the pre-screener survey here. If you pre-qualify, Q-Insights will call you to ask for some additional qualifying questions.

 

Q-insights Pasta Study -It pays $125

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Q-insights is another company that I do research groups, focus groups, and online surveys to earn extra money.

They have a lot of stuff in South Orange County, and less often San Diego County. These days they are doing most of their studies online via chat or online surveys.

  • Q-Insights is recruiting for a study on Pasta Sauce!
  • This study will run from October 6th to October 7th and you will be compensated $125 as a thank you for your time if you are selected.
  • If you are interested in participating please fill out the pre-screener survey here. If you qualify, someone from Q-Insights will contact you via phone.

AO Opinions: Upcoming Supplement Project Pays $125!

AO Opinions is another Market Research company that I get information from. Right now they are recruiting for an upcoming research study on the subject of Nutritional Supplements.

This research study is a little different in that they are looking for an older demographic. Please share this post with anyone you might think would qualify.

In my experience, it’s rare that there are opportunities for those 50+.

  • To be considered, complete the pre-screener survey here.
  • Compensation: $125 (if chosen)
  • Open to: 55-79 year olds
  • Wednesday, September 29th, 2021  or Thursday, September 30th, 2021 at various times.

 

PiadViewPoint- Now you can cash out sooner!

I received this info in my inbox this morning and I had to share it. Most of you know that I love PaidViewPoint and that it’s one of the best survey companies around (at least in my opinion). They just got better.

PaidViewPoint members have been asking for lower cash-out limits, and PaidViewPoint has listened!

Your initial cash-out threshold will remain the same for security purposes. You must use PayPal, and you must have earned a minimum of $15.00. Once you have completed your first cash out, your second cash out threshold will only be $10.00! After that, you’ll be able to cash out every time you earn $5.00!

I’ve been a member for 4-ish years, and I do a couple surveys each week. Each Survey you are sent you are pre-qualified for. That means that you won’t spend 20 minutes doing a survey only to be told, “Sorry, we don’t need you!” and you don’t get paid. PaidViewPoint surveys vary in bounty/amount earned, starting at .10 and working up to $5 (I got a $5 survey last week- they are rare, but definitely worth it!).

You will receive an email when they have surveys for you, but I check my PaidViewPoint account a few times a week to see if there are any available, just in case I miss emails from them.

If you are looking for a survey company that doesn’t mess around, I recommend PaidViewPoint!

 

Disclosure: I may earn a commission or reward if you click on the links above. Please see my Disclosure page here for more info.

California Climate Credit- It’s Back for August and September!

What is the California Climate Credit? This August* your utility bill will include an electric credit identified as the “California Climate Credit.” Your household and millions of others throughout the state will receive this credit on your utility bills.

In the past years, the electric credit was applied in April and October, and the gas credit was applied in April. For 2020 and 2021, the California Public Utilities Commission authorized SDG&E to temporarily shift the electric credit to be applied in August and September.

If you have any of the following utilities: PG&E, SDG&E, SCE Pacific Power, and Liberty Utilities, your August and September bills will have a credit.

Changing the distribution months will not change the total value of the climate credits you receive in a year. The shift will provide bill relief for customers – during the typically hottest months of the year – and reduce bill volatility.

The gas credit will continue to be applied in April. In 2022, the climate credit will be distributed back to its original timing of April and October unless the Commission directs otherwise. The California Climate Credit is part of California’s efforts to fight climate change. This credit is from a state program that requires power plants, natural gas providers, and other large industries that emit greenhouse gases, to buy carbon pollution permits.

The credit on your bill is your share of the payments from the State’s program. The Climate Credit is one of many programs resulting from landmark legislation called the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.

The California Climate Credit is one way Californians are working towards a zero-carbon state. Find other ideas for energy and money-saving upgrades for your home while reducing your carbon footprint at energyupgradeca.org/the-movement.

And if you are looking for more ways to save energy and money, check out Ohm Connect! We’ve been using Ohm Connect for 5+ years and we’ve saved thousands of dollars on our power bill, and earned thousands of dollars in gift cards and cash via paypal!

I cashed out some of our points for a $25 Amazon Gift card last week, and we almost have enough for another $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Monthly Side Hustle Totals July 2021

I decided that at the end of each month in 2021, I’m going to post the breakdown of how much I made doing each side hustle/cashback app. My complete side hustle list can be found here and my complete list of Smartphone Apps can be found here.

I know some of you are curious about how much I make doing all of the hustles that I wrote about, and while I do a year-end update, I know some of you don’t wanna wait till the end of the year and that’s understandable.

Some of the side hustles I do frequently, like using the Fetch Rewards App every time I go shopping.

Some of the hustles are more passive but have cumulative rewards so even though I do them each month, I may not receive a payout each month. It doesn’t make them any less valuable to me, they just take a longer amount of time to earn the reward. Honestly, those are fairly low-time investments, so I don’t feel bad that they take a long time to earn a payout. SBKC and Achievement are two of these.

And some I do in fits and starts. For example, I may not spend a lot of time doing PaidViewPoint surveys for a few weeks, and then I’ll get two or three emails telling me that I have time-sensitive or higher-paying surveys. Then I’ll rush over to the site and do five or 10 surveys and earn five or 10 bucks. It just depends on what’s available at the time.

Some of you might notice from this list that there are a number of research studies, I’ve been trying to do at least 1-2 a month because they tend to pay a lot better than surveys. I have been posting research studies and opportunities on the blog whenever they come across my email. I hope some of you are also applying for them and receiving opportunities to do them too.

July was a smaller month for me side hustle-wise. I spent a lot of time with the kids, and we had out-of-town visitors. I have been doing a lot of reviews and such but don’t pay cash, but rather pay in-kind (Tryit, InfluensterSocial Nature, and BzzAgent). Each one of those sends a product or samples. In July, I received a $200 vacuum cleaner from BzzAgent, and skincare valued at over $75 all in exchange for a review!

I try not to take the sample only offers because it’s not worth my time to review a bunch of sample size stuff. Especially when I can be working with brands and companies that offer me products that are full-size, or they pay me with cash. Because really, as nice as say five dollar tube of deodorant might be, I can’t really pay my utility bill with it.

  • Fetch Rewards: $40
  • Research Study/Focus Group: $110
  • Capterra: $50
  • Ibotta: $26.00
  • Pinecone Research: $12
  • Field Agent: $12.50
  • SBKC: $20.00
  • UpVoice: $10
  • Misc. Rebates: $25
  • Class Action Lawsuit payouts (these I didn’t apply for, I just received checks in the mail) $80
  • Bitmo Perks: $5
  • Ohm Connect: $25

Talk Back: How much do you make each month on your side hustles? Do you have any that you love and want to recommend? Leave a link in the comments below! Please no MLM or Direct Sales Opportunities. 

Looking for a Smartphone? Check out Gazelle for Deals on Pre-Owned Smartphones!

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

Back to school means that some of us will need new phones. Why pay extra for a brand new phone, when you can save some money and pick up a pre-owned smartphone from Gazelle?

Gazelle has tons of great deals right now:

OR, if you need a laptop:

You can also sell your unwanted smartphones and laptops to Gazelle to earn money! I’ve sold a couple of our old phones and iPads to Gazelle. It’s a great way to earn some cash and keep electronics out of the landfill.