Everybody has opinions about something. Whether it’s about trivial things like movies or about things that have direct impact on people’s lives such as politics. Some opinions are expressed in casual conversations; some are published online or in print; some are discussed on television and radio; some are discussed in lectures. However, only few opinions are compensated. If you want to be paid for merely giving your opinions, ResearchPanel will give you a wide range of earning opportunities to earn by participating in the research projects such as focus group discussions and online surveys.
ResearchPanel is one of the online market and social research companies that provide excellent compensations. It is a very reputable research company with large client base from various business sectors and well-known brands (both Australian and international brands). It also has clients from the government, academe and non-government organizations. Hence, you can expect various types of research projects covering not only commercial products but also socio-economic and political issues.
Aside from the compensations for participating in the research projects, you will also have the opportunity to win cash from the draws and also earn signup and referral bonuses. More importantly, you can influence the decisions of the companies and policymakers. Business entities, government institutions, the academe and developmental institutions such as NGOs and foundations want to know the the opinions of their stakeholders, i.e., the target consumers, constituents and beneficiaries. The demographic sector that you represent will eventually reap the benefits in the process in terms of better products and services that are more tailored to the needs, preferences and economic situation.
You do not need to worry about your privacy being potentially violated or possibly being pestered by spammers. The company complies with the highest ethical and professional standards of the industry. It will not sell your personal information to any third-party for marketing or selling purposes. Your personal information will be kept private and will only be used to match your demographic profile to the criteria of the research projects. The company is interested mainly about collecting opinions and market data for research purposes.
The focus group discussions provide the highest compensations compared to other research methodologies. A participant can earn several hundreds of dollars in just one or two hours of session. The compensation, of course, largely depends on
ResearchPanel provides the platform that bridges the information gap between the companies and the target consumers. It facilitates the research projects and also recruits the appropriate respondents. Depending on the type of research design, it also provides analytical services for the results. Companies and other entities hire the services of ResearchPanel to assess the general preferences of their target demographics, thereby minimizing the risk of losing money or wasting efforts providing the wrong products or services that are actually not needed by the target consumers or beneficiaries.
How does ResearchPanel work?
Just like other online market and social research companies, ResearchPanel is dependent on its pool of members when matching respondents for specific research projects. It has more than 25,000 members and continues to recruit new members. It utilizes an incentive scheme to attract new members and motivate the members to be active in participating to the various research projects. Each respondent could earn as much as $120 for each study that is completed. Even if a respondent is unable to complete a survey because of being screened out early, there are corresponding credits or points. One credit is equivalent to one dollar. Aside from the credits or cash compensations for research projects, there are also entries to sweepstake draws, gift cards and vouchers.
Before you can be invited to any of the research projects, you must first register and create your online account. You need to be at least 16 years old and a resident of Australia in order to join. Once you have successfully created your online account, expect to receive invitations to participate in one or more research projects. These could include online surveys, phone interviews, one-on-one in-depth interviews, phone interviews, product testings, and focus group discussions. The compensation that you will receive will largely depend on the type of research project and other corresponding factors such as the length of study, urgency of the study and your level of participation.
You will earn points or cash equivalents depending on the type of study. A focus group discussion typically provides cash compensation that is given after the session. Other types of research projects such as online survey may take several weeks before the compensation can be credited to your account. You also need to accrue certain amount of points before you can redeem your rewards.
How to join ResearchPanel?
You must be at least 16 years old and a resident of Australia for you to qualify as a member. You need to register online by completing the form on this page: http://www.researchpanelsurveys.com.au/default.aspx?page=register. You need a valid email address to register. You will receive a confirmation email and you need to verify your account by clicking on the link provided.