I used to take all of those surveys the mags would send you, plus the phone call, plus the email, etc. Then, I thought about it. These guys are making money off of information I am providing for free!! DUH So, I when I receive a survey call, right after they say it will only take xx minutes, my response is "how much will I be paid for my time and information?". About 1 out of 10 will offer some sort of honorarium.
I have several now that I regularly participate in. 2 online, 1 via mail (product testing), and an intermittently in person focus group.
Hey, it's interesting, you meet different types of people, and a few bucks for your effort.
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