Texting While Driving Study

HCD Surveys conducted a study through MediaCurves about Texting While Driving. The participants were shown a PSA from the U.K and where asked to rate the video on effectiveness.

The study showed that 85% of Americans say that the PSA from the U.K. should be aired in the U.S.. They also found that 80% of the participants stated that they would be less likely to type while driving.

I wasn't invited for this study but have watched the video through the MediaCurves wesbite and I have to say it is pretty intense. If you haven't already watch it you should.

New Study From Great Opinions

Great Opinions is looking for participants for their new study. They need 36-45 male who owns an Iphone and commutes to work by car. For this study you will be compensated with a reward of $450. Please call Cathy at 516.945.6977 or email her at cathy@greatopinions.com

Good Luck!

Two More BuzzBack Payments!

Two more payments from BuzzBack, one is for $2 and the other is for $20. The $20 payment was for doing a product test for them, the $2 one was just for a simple survey. Have you received any payments from BuzzBack lately? What are your thoughts about BuzzBack?


ClickIQ Welcomes PayPal

ClickIQ announced that PayPal will soon be their new payment processor, it will replace checks starting August 20th of this year. You will also have the option to send money via ACH which will electronically deposit your earnings into your bank account.

I'm really hoping that ClickIQ will be sending these panel payments free of fees. I say that because of the recent news of TestSpin transferring to using PayPal as well, but their members will be charged a 2.5% fee. Read more about it here.

Below is the email I received from them a few days ago:

Dear e/visors,

We are happy to inform you that PayPal is now available as an IQPoints cash out option.

We will no longer be issuing checks as a form of payment beginning August 20, 2009. You may cash out your IQPoints and have your money sent to your PayPal account or by ACH.

PayPal and ACH will help us expedite your payments quicker!!

Please note: If you do use PayPal as your cash out option, please ensure you type in the email for your PayPal account. If the email address you enter is not the correct PayPal email address, you will have to wait 30 days for your IQPoints to appear in your ClickIQ account and you will have to cash out a second time.

Chris Simmons

TestSpin Introduces PayPal

TestSpin finally has PayPal as a payment option. When I logged into my member account at TestSpin today I was excited to find that they are now offering payment via PayPal as well as Amazon.com. I followed the steps to cashing out and noticed that when I wanted to cash out $20 I would only receive $16.40. Least to say I am kinda disappointed that the panelists are charged a 2.5% fee. You would think that since TestSpin is a fairly big survey panel they could do mass payments instead of having their members take a hit with fees. I'm not sure if I want to cash out through Amazon.com or not, I'd like to get the money I earned ... all of it.
What do you think about this? Are you more inclined to cash out through PayPal or Amazon? What do you think about the 2.5% fee that you are charged?

Advisory Panel - Cookies and Eating Survey

As a member of the International Advisory Panel,
please take this short (6 questions)survey about
cookies and eating

If you know of anyone who would be interested in taking
this survey (and a chance at a prize), PLEASE forward
this email to them.

There will be 10 $25 prizes randomly chosen among
those who participate in this survey.

Here is a link to the survey:


Weight Management Study - $125

20/ 20 Research is conducting a study! Women needed for online weight management study Aug 19-24. $125 online gc. See if you qualify.

This study was posted on their Twitter page, the link to the study says "DO-NOT-DISTRIBUTE-THIS-LINK" at the end of it but I figured since they posted it publicly it would be ok to post about it here.

Thank you for taking our pre-screening survey. If you qualify for the paid portion of the research study based on the answers you provided, a 20/20 Research recruiter will contact you within the next 2-3 business days to verify your information and possibly schedule you for participation.

***Please note that you will ONLY be contacted by a 20/20 Research recruiter IF you qualify for the paid portion of the research study based on the answers you have provided. At the time you are contacted your responses will be verified.

Good Luck to everyone who completes the survey!

20/20 Research - Child Care - $225

20/20 Research is conducting an online bulletin board discussion about Child Care and will paying qualifying participants $225 via online gift card. I just received this email today, so hurry up and complete the survey since studies like these usually fill up fast. When I took the short survey it did ask if there were any children one and under living in the household, so they may be looking for households that have children in that range. If that is the case I probably won't qualify for this study. Good luck!

We are currently conducting a research study regarding Child Care and would like to invite women across the country to participate using an online bulletin board. A bulletin board is a new, cutting-edge way to conduct market research. It allows you to participate from your home, office, the local coffee shop or any place that has a high speed internet connection.

The online discussion takes place: August 14-September 8, and will require going online 1-2 times per week for 3 weeks, at your convenience, to answer questions posted by a moderator.

For your time and participation you will be given a $225 online gift card. As always, any information that you provide will remain strictly confidential. To see if you qualify, please click HERE to answer a few brief questions.

Please use the forward to a friend button in the upper right hand corner to forward this to anyone who you think may be interested!

Thank you for taking our survey. If you qualify for the paid portion of the research study based on the answers you provided, a 20/20 Research recruiter will contact you within the next 2-3 business days.

***Please note that you will ONLY be contacted by a 20/20 Research recruiter IF you qualify for the paid portion of the research study.

If you are not a member of the 20/20 Research database and would like to join, go to http://www.2020research.com/panel.php

Pinecone Research Payments

Got another $3.00 straight to my PayPal account this morning for a survey I did yesterday from Pinecone Research. One of the reasons I love Pinecone, of course there are also the product tests and amount of surveys they send.I received another payment proof from them in July as well. If you haven't joined yet or are looking to join, scroll down to the bottom and click on the banner to sign up. If the link does not work please let me know and I will try to find another one. Good Luck!


Market Research Study Via Phone - $50

Passing this oppurtunity to earn $50 on! I don't qualify for the study since my state is not listed. Anyway, if you live in the states listed below give it a try and see if you qualify, an extra $50 is always nice! Good Luck

We are conducting a market research 40-minute telephone study for men and women 65+ years of age who live in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada , Washington, Oregon, Alaska or Hawaii and are currently taking Plavix, Ticlid or Pletal.

This study is paying $50.00.

If you do not qualify for this study, but know anyone who will, or if you know anyone who is on disability and taking the above medications, please fill out the information below.

If you are interested, please email back this information to Tara@greatopinions.com

Include the following:

Your name:
Best number to reach you at 9 AM - 4 PM EST:
Reason you are on the medication: