I'm a sucker for focus groups. I remember once when I was in college, they did a market research group on campus for California Slim (remember that? It's a diet drink). I think I got $75 dollars for that one which was the same amount I had each month to live on so it felt like a big payday.

Truth is, I'd almost do these things for free.I have an opinion on everything. All you have to do is ask; well, sometimes you don't even have to do that. If it's for a product I use, I feel like I can help improve the product and have a better experience with it so why not?

So last week, I got a call for one that was for $75. And that price didn't exactly motivate me to put make-up on and leave the house. I should have been more motivated. That's a tank of gas. But today I got a call for one that is $125. That's a massage. So I am totally doing it.

Comments (5)

  1. wine-oh says:

    I never get picked for the focus groups due to my job. Part of my job I attend focus groups for future products. Its neat to be behind the glass and hear the feedback.

    $125 is a lot. I hope its fun and entertaining. Can you tell us about it after?

  2. HeatherLeigh says:

    I think I can share after unless they tell me not to.

    It’s kind of like jury selection…you probably know too much about the process. They did ask me if I worked in the media or market research.

  3. Wine-Oh says:

    Yeah and I have worked in media and in my role now we do a ton of market research on our products. Hence why I am never called anymore.

  4. RB says:

    I market tested condoms during college. I had a great line too- "but it’s for science". Made about $150.

  5. HeatherLeigh says:

    oh boy

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