Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Hi! My Name Is Lina

No, I didn't attend a group counselling or anything like that. Rather, I went and join a focus group session for a market research company and got paid to talk.

I used to participate actively in this focus group/survey session and didn't mind travelling all around KL to attend them but I stopped after Raimie started Standard One. The session I attended last night was my first in three years! Gosh! I miss making extra income just by talking for a few hours.

When I was active doing this, I attended everything from survey on baby formulas to condensed milk to cars to home furnishings. I like surveys that also includes food sampling because it usually takes about 15-30 minutes and I got to eat the product! Chocolates, ice-creams, biscuits... yummy! And I get paid for it and did actually make good money from it.

Have you attended any before? Or if you haven't, would you like to give it a shot for a bit of extra income?

22 comments:

  1. oh, you got paid by trying all those free food sample?? hmmm, not bad at all huh..

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  2. haha, that's really not bad at all huh.. not to mention extra income as i don't think it's lucrative, but paid for free food is a good idea.. :p

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  3. Sounds like fun and being paid for it too.

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  4. @SK,
    Well, cannot get rich by doing it but getting paid RM150 for talking for two hours is not bad, right? Sure beat working part time at Jusco. XD

    I like the ones with food sampling too. It paid cheaper (usually around RM30-RM60) but it's over real quick. ;p

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  5. @HappySurfer,
    It is fun and I got to meet a lot of people this way too. :)

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  6. Good tips to earn extra income

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  7. @Pete,
    It's an easy way to earn some extra pocket money.

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  8. I was doing it a few years ago. Not very frequent though. Sometimes I did get paid well by certain big MNCs.

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  9. @ECL,
    Yeah,big cos paid quite well. I just go paid RM250 last night. ^^

    I don't go for anything that's less than RM150 if its for two hours survey. I have my standard. XD

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  10. Where do I sign up? Sounds like a good source of extra income to sustain my sporting products buying fetish :D

    RM250.00 for two hours is darned good!

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  11. @Nick,
    Leave me your contact no. I'll let you know when/if they are looking for male respondents. ^^ Then I can give your info to my regular recruiter. :)
    I'm going to use my earnings to buy a running shorts at Nike this week. ;p

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  12. I never tried that....but I would like to ...why not? Sounds exciting. I wish there is something like that in the Philippines .

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  13. @Bing,
    There isn't in Philippines?

    Yeah, why not if there is an opportunity, right? It's a nice way to make a little bit of $$$. :)

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  14. Funny, I attended something similar about 2 months ago on baby products. It's a lot of fun especially the free food :)

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  15. @jellybelly,
    Yeah.It was fun. They give us free lunch/dinner and we get paid too. I love it. ^^

    No more surveys on baby products for me noawadays but I used to attend this a lot. ;p

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  16. Yeah I attended a survey by Reader's Digest one time. Can't remember what I got out of it - think I got paid some money but not sure how much. And of course made a ton of friends there. Haha!!

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  17. But nowadays too busy for such things. And also too lazy haha!!

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  18. @foong,
    Yalor, you are too busy making tons of money now, to go for surveys! ;p

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  19. You used attend those cigarrettes and beers one, now no more alreay, "bertaubat" dah..hahahahahah

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  20. @eugene,
    Is it you or me you're talking about going to ciggies & beer survey? ;p

    Were there cigarette and beer sampling too, I wonder? XD

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  21. i've never attend any nor heard about it before! oh gosh, i must sounded like some frog under the well. i never knew i could get paid to eat! or better phrased: taste the products. :p

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  22. @levian,
    Wanna try? :)

    Not only you can earn while sampling food, you earn by just talking too!

    I just got my Sis to attend a survey on body wash that pays RM220 and she'll get samples to use for a week too! How cool is that? :)

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