Edit 9/27/11: Pinecone has recruited all the male applicants they need for now. I’ll let you know when they open up again.
Pinecone Research is accepting applications for do-it-from-home market research and online surveys. BUT, they are only looking for males ages 18-24 at this time. Do you have a son, brother, or boyfriend who fits the bill? If so, encourage him to create a free account with Pinecone. He’ll then receive surveys and have opportunities to try new products and share his opinion.
Pinecone Research is one of the very best market research companies. They pay well, by market research standards, at $3 per survey and treat their panelists well. They only open their panel to new members a few times each year and they always fill up in short order.
If you are new to online surveys, I’d encourage you to read this post that shares criteria to use for judging reputable survey companies and other tips for getting started.
Other Market Research Opportunities
Joining multiple market research companies is a way to earn a few extra bucks and goodies for home. These are other legitimate research companies I know of (it’s not all inclusive, but are those I have personally researched and feel comfortable passing along):
Consumer Village by Gongos Research (this ranks up there with Pinecone, in my opinion, for quality survey companies)
National Consumer Panel by Nielsen
Toluna (They are, by the standards I described above, a legitimate firm, but word on the street is that it takes longer to earn rewards with Toluna than with some of the other firms and they are slower to pay)
Valued Opinions (They pay out in gift cards to stores like Macys and Blockbuster versus others that pay in cash)
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