There are lots of ways of making extra cash if you put your mind to it
Become a man (or woman) of mystery. If you love shopping and like the thrill of being undercover, becoming a mystery shopper might be the part-time job you've been waiting for.
Agencies such as tnsglobal.com
can pay around £30 a day. However, some do pay in vouchers or in goods rather than in cash.
It pays to talk. OK, we all hate being phoned up on spec by market researchers, but there are ways to reap cash for your opinions.
Online surveys are generally quick and easy to fill in and can pay up to £4 for a few minutes of your time. See pureprofile.com
Alternatively, market research groups are prepared to pay up to £50 to people who are willing to spend a couple of hours at a focus group session.
Check your local listings for an agency near you, or try sarosresearch.com
As a note of caution, do not pay middlemen ‘membership fees’ for access to market research firms that conduct paid surveys. You can find those yourself by surfing the web for free.
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